After four years of hard work, you've finally made it to what will be one of the most memorable nights of your high school career: prom.
While prom or graduation is the night to remember for any teenage girl, it can also be one of the most daunting to make sure everything goes perfectly. There's the prom dress, the prom hair, the makeup, the prom date, the limo...the list goes on!
We're here to let you know that prom doesn't have to be so difficult, and sometimes, just celebrating the end of high school and getting one step closer to adulthood with your best friends is all you need to have the perfect night. Of course, having the perfect prom hairstyle to complete your look doesn't hurt.
Since prom hair is synonymous with long, voluminous hair, we've got you covered. If you have shorter hair and have always dreamed of that perfect prom hairstyle with long curls, or an elaborate undo, hair extensions are the secret to that perfect prom hairstyle. Remember, however, hair extensions aren't just for short to long hair transformations,. Use a few wefts to spice up your updo, apply a full set for a full transformation with Victoria's Secret model-esque waves, or even opt for a shorter set to add volume to your lob! How you use hair extensions for your prom hairstyle is totally up to you, however, is the perfect way to ensure that your hair matches your dress in the most glamorous way possible.
Read on for our top Prom Queen worthy hairstyle for 2019, complete with instructions on how to achieve each look.
Glam waves and sexy curls
There are so many prom hairstyles for long hair that it can get overwhelming. Sometimes, however, the easiest and most effortless hairstyles make the most impact...after all, you want the focus to be on you. Your hairstyle should ultimately complement your outfit, not take over your entire look! Big, loose curls and waves look glamorous, and are easy to create at home, without having to visit a professional hairstylist.
To get the look, all you need is a large barrel curling wand, and some Luxy Hair extensions for instant length and volume to really pump up the drama. In the following tutorial, Karin wears her 220g Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions.
When choosing prom hairstyles for long hair, it doesn't always have to be about updos, which can sometimes look outdated. In fact, big, bold, beautiful braids are always trending for prom. Channel your inner Coachella queen and opt for a messy, boho inspired braid, layered braid, or even braid with flowers and pearls. The key to achieve this look is lots of length and lots of volume, and the best way to achieve this is to add clip-in hair extensions, which can be strategically placed throughout your hair for added thickness, while staying hidden.
These prom hairstyles may look like they take a bit of a work, but they are actually quite easy to create, we promise! All you need is a bit of patience and a bit of braiding skill to bring it all together. Check out the tutorial above to learn how to re-create a layered mermaid braid with Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions. Or, learn how to do a twisted mermaid braid with Ombre Chestnut Luxy hair extensions, or go full festival with this stunning summer inspired braid with flowers.
Here's an off-the-cuff, easy hairstyle for long hair to try. This prom hairstyle works beautifully if you are wearing a simple dress and really want your hair to steal the show. Inspired by Princess Jasmine, the bubble ponytail is one of the more edgy hairstyles for prom, but if you can pull it off, heads will definitely turn towards you.
There are two variations of this prom hairstyle—a low, sleek bubble ponytail as shown above, or high bubble ponytail. We recommend to choose the high ponytail hairstyle if you want to show off your back and give off a fun and flirty feel, and the low ponytail and if you'd like to keep things more elegant and sophisticated.
Slicked back high ponytail
Calling all Ariana Grande fans...this one's for you! You didn't think we were going to skip over Ariana Grande's iconic slicked back ponytail with mega volume, did you? Not only is this hairstyle totally glam for prom and graduation, it's comfortable, versatile, and will keep your hair out of your face all night as you dance the night away.
Learn how to get the look below. If you're feeling more edgy, opt for the high, messy ponytail, and if you're feeling romantic, opt for the low, curled ponytail. Karin uses her 220g Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions to achieve a thicker, longer ponytail for these looks.
French braid crown with loose waves
This hairstyle is one of our favourites because it is versatile enough to be a prom hairstyle for long hair or a prom hairstyle for short hair. Half up half down hairstyles give off that effortless, boho chic vibe, while still staying formal enough for prom or graduation.
To create this look, simply part your hair as you'd like, and create a french braid down each side of your hair, cross the braids and wrap each side around your hair, and secure with bobby pins. Add your favourite jewelled hair accessory to finish off the look. To get a thicker French braid, a weft or two from your Luxy Hair extensions will go a long way. Check out the detailed tutorial below on how to create this easy hairstyle. (Pro tip: you can curl your hair with a hair straightener if you don't have a curling wand—learn how here.) Josie wears her 220g Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions to achieve that beautiful prom-worthy length and volume.
Straight and Sleek
This timeless hairstyle has all the makings to be a showstopper at your prom. Not only is this style one of the hottest hair trends at the moment, it's easy to create at home, totally sophisticated, translates beautifully from day to night, so you can style your hair early in the day for your graduation ceremony and spend more time in the evening taking photos instead of doing your hair. The best part about this hairstyle is that anyone can achieve the look with clip-in hair extensions to add long length instantly.
If you're worried about shorter layers peeking through, braid your hair into cornrows then, clip the extensions in layer by layer into the cornrows. Straighten the hair (always use heat protectant) add a drop or two of hair oil, and voila! Sleek, silky, smooth hair for days. Here's a step by step tutorial below (check out tutorial #1).
Twisted Updo hairstyle
Updos are a classic hairstyle for prom, and never go out of style. Whether you have short hair or long hair, an updo adds elegance, timelessness, and sophistication to your look. Updos don't have to be totally elaborate—in fact, you can create this updo by yourself at home, with beautiful results. In this tutorial, Ashley has short hair, and uses her Chocolate Brown Luxy Hair extensions to add thickness to her twisted bun.
Low, romantic bun
Listen, whether you have a prom date or not, it can't be denied that prom is a romantic night. You're spending the night celebrating the end of an important part of your life and welcoming a new one, all with the people you love. If that isn't a recipe for romance, we don't know what is. This romantic, low bun is perfect for a prom hairstyle—it looks refined, graceful, and stylish, and it perfect paired with a simple floor length satin gown.
Alex uses her 220g Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions in the tutorial above to achieve this beautiful, thick bun. Another option is to add a twist by braiding the sections that wrap around the bun for an ultra sweet vibe.
Loose waves with highlights
This prom hairstyle is one of our favourites...it combines all the things we love the most: loose waves, length length, and highlights that look completely natural without a visit to the salon!
To get this look, add a few wefts of a lighter color throughout your hair. If your natural hair is a match for Chocolate Brown, go a shade lighter to Chestnut Brown or Dirty Blonde. An alternative is to opt for a Luxy Hair balayage set, which comes pre-highlighted. Just choose the shade that matches your natural hair, pop the extensions in, and enjoy instant balayage hair.
The key to this look is to embrace the imperfections...you want to look like your hair just flawlessly fell into place with minimal effort. To get these no-fuss waves, curl pieces of your hair with a curling wand, and scrunch the hair as it is cooling. This will ensure that the waves look "lived-in" and playful.
Beautiful, voluminous bun
You can never go wrong with a classic bun. Whether low or high, a bun hairstyle exudes confidence, poise, and grace. With your hair pulled back from your face, this hairstyle shows everyone that you are ready to face the world without hiding behind your hair. Not only that, it's super versatile. You can add an upside down french braid for added oomph, wrap the base of the bun with a fishtail braid...the possibilities are endless! This is also a great updo hairstyle for short hair, as shown below.
Curly twisted updo
For all you curly haired gals out there, this one's for you! Instead of fighting with your natural hair to get it smooth and straight, why not embrace what your mama gave you? Not only does naturally curly hair already have gorgeous natural volume, when pinned into an updo hairstyle, it looks romantic with minimal effort. As a bonus, this prom hairstyle works well if you have short hair as well. To get the look, simply twist layers of your hair and cross them over starting from the top of your hair. Secure with bobby pins until you reach the nape of your head. Then, take the remainder of your hair, twist into a low bun, secure with bobby pins and you're done.
And that's it! Have you chosen your prom hairstyle? Let us know in the comments below.