Prom Hairstyles for Long Hair

Girls with long hair have the most options when choosing prom hairstyles. You lucky ladies can choose to wear your hair up or down, loose and flowing, or classic and formal. But, sometimes, having more options makes the decision that much harder.

Since you're the girl with the list of styles to choose from, make that choice based on a few simple rules:

  • Make sure that the style you choose fits the shape of your face. Square and round faces need lift. Long and rectangular faces need fullness at the sides. And, heart shaped faces need a lot of visual attention at the jaw line. If you are lucky enough to have an oval shaped face and long hair, there are no restrictions! Pick anything you want!
  • Bear in mind that prom night hairstyles are often challenged by warm, humid weather. Most proms are held in the late spring and early summer so even cooler climates might produce a warm night for prom. Things like a bit of perspiration while dancing, high humidity, and a late spring shower will all ruin your hairstyle.
  • The texture and thickness of your hair. Sure, you can do a lot with long hair but some hair types just donít lend themselves to certain styles. No matter how hard you try, you'll probably never get thin, poker straight hair to hold a curl long enough to make it through a night of partying. So, no matter which style you choose, make sure you're not going to end up with a prom night hair disaster because you tried to get your hair to do something it just wasn't made to do.

Most girls with long hair are tempted to put their hair up for the prom. And there sure are lots of options for updos. One of the best reasons to go with an updo is because, having long hair, you probably don't get too much of a chance to do so. You probably wear your hear down and in a simple ponytail or braid so often that you yearn for a more formal, ladylike style for the prom. And, you're the one who can pull it off, so go for it!

But girls with long hair often don't consider what options they have other than the updo. Currently in vogue is the partial updo. Create a classic look by leaving the some of the hair down while creating a bun, braid, or other chignon with the rest.

Or just wear your hair down. If your hair will hold a curl, you can go with gentle waves, sassy spirals, or classic curls. Like many modern styles, donít brush out the curls, but rather use your fingers to separate them and let them fall where they will.