12 Prom Hairstyles to See Out High School in Style!

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As the prep for your exams starts way before test day, so might getting your prom look in order before the biggest night of the school year. Not only do you need to pick your show-stopping outfit, but you need a hairstyle that makes you feel like a queen. We know it’s easier said than […]

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As the prep for your exams starts way before test day, so might getting your prom look in order before the biggest night of the school year. Not only do you need to pick your show-stopping outfit, but you need a hairstyle that makes you feel like a queen.

We know it’s easier said than done (believe us we’ve been there!), which is why Nicole Appadu, one of our amazing Session Team Members, has shared with us 12 prom hairstyles that’ll ensure you see out high school in style!

So, after you’ve decided on the ideal prom hairdo for you, find your closest Rush salon, book an appointment, and let our stylists make your dream tresses a reality.

Loose fishtail braids for prom.

1. Loose fishtail braids with long curly locks

When it comes to prom hair looks, braids are a surefire go-to trend. Melding a loose, pretty fishtail braid into red-carpet curls makes for a beautiful marriage of styles, just made for a high school ball.

Soft, curly hair with a loose chignon bun for prom.

2. A soft chignon bun with natural, curly lengths

Your natural hair type can guide you in choosing a prom hair idea that will stay put all evening. A sleek and classic chignon will never go out of style and just oozes effortless sophistication. For dishevelled elegance, go for a half-up ‘do, adding texture and embellishment to your lengths with curls and waves.

A half-up, half-down twisted ponytail prom hairstyle.

3. Half-up, half-down twisted pony duo

Create a fusion prom hairdo to celebrate multi-tone hair with a duo of twisted ponytails. “The beauty of this half-up and half-down ‘do is that it’s suitable for any face shape or length of hair,” explained Nicole.

Golden brown, wavy hair, styled by Rush with a duo of chignon buns.

4. A duo of relaxed chignon buns with soft waves

A sweet half-up, half-down do with twin buns is chic and feminine, but most of all, has that swish-ability we all crave when taking selfies on prom night.

Dark prom hair with a Hollywood style blowdry and embellishments by Rush.

5. Hollywood waves with sparkly embellishments

A beautiful, wave-filled blow dry is a Hollywood style that’s sure to make you stand out on prom night. Then, as Nicole told us: “A beautiful way to enhance this prom hairstyle further is to add glitzy embellishments, so this red-carpet look will dazzle under the disco lights.”

Crown braided locks styled as prom hair by Rush Salons.

6. Classic crown braids

Giving off true goddess vibes, crown braids are a beaut prom hair idea that’ll have all eyes on you. “With a little bit of creative braiding, your gorgeous prom locks will take centre stage,” explained Nicole.

A fishtail braided prom hairstyle by Rush.

7. The fishtail braid updo

The fishtail braid is an intricate and versatile updo that’s made for prom night. Cascading down between your shoulders, this occasion-worthy mane adds the illusion of volume, and will continue to look lovely while you dance the night away.

Rush Salon styled short prom hair with a deep side-parting.

8. Deep side-partings on short tresses

If you thought a short haircut or even a boycut wasn’t right for prom night, think again! Nicole told us, “The trending prom hairstyles for short hair will have a deep side parting, undone waves and fashion grips stealing the show.”

A curly, power pony prom hairstyle on dark locks by Rush Salons.

9. A power pony with waterfall curls

“The trending Ariana Grande pony is a statement look that will last all day and night!” said Nicole. “It’s very versatile; you can go sleek and straight, choose textured curls with a romantic braid, or soften your power pony with a Hollywood wave and face-framing details.”

Rush-styled ash-blonde tresses with pearl embellishments for prom.

10. Cool ash-blonde waves with pearls

The cool hue of ash-blonde will shine bright on the night of the prom, especially when coupled with a rich, dark outfit. Take this ethereal look even further, with side-swept curls and delicately placed pearls.

Dutch braided prom hair melded into a ponytail by Rush Salons.

11. The Dutch braided power pony

The Dutch braid plus the power pony equals an ultra prom ‘do! Carrying the Dutch braids around your head then centring them into delicate ponytails creates an effect unlike any other.

Long blonde hair with pearl embellishments for prom.

12. Rapunzel-length waves with pearls

If you’ve got long blonde lengths, embrace your fairy-tale princess with defined rapunzel waves. For a cute finishing touch, Nicole explained, “We’re seeing a lot of pearly finishes being added to this look at the moment. This creative, bedazzled trend lets these prom locks ‘glow it up’ to the max.”

After your prom hairstyle has wowed the high school crowds, where do you take your tresses next? Discover the hair trends you need to try ASAP in 2023, as shared by Rush Academy Director, Adam Bryant.

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