Prom is just around the corner, and the excitement is starting to grow! As you are planning your pre-prom and post-prom festivities, it is also time to plan what you are going to ask your stylist to do with your hair on prom night. Not quite a full updo kind of girl? If you are looking a way to show off your hair, but still keep it off your face for photos and dancing, we have some great suggestions. Try a braid for prom, or a half up half down bun for prom, the options are endless! Check out Faviana’s tips for Half Up Half Down Hair Styles!
A half braid is a great boho inspired look for prom. Ask your hair stylist, or your friend, to section half of your hair and french braid the crown, or try a fishtail. This look is perfect for adding a flower crown, or boho hairpiece. Make this style a bit fancier by curling the remaining hair, or adding a few mini braids throughout. If you aren’t looking for a hairpiece or a crown, simply braid the hair around your head for a crown-inspired look!
This 90’s inspired look is perfect for a casual and cute prom look. With a half bun, ask your hair dresser for either a messy style bun, or a ballerina style bun- depending on your preference, as either can be chic. To make this look truly prom-ready try a french braid on either side, swept into the bun. For a unique look, you could also try two buns either high or low on your head, for a true 90’s look.
One of the easiest looks to achieve, a half twist can complete any desired prom look. With either one simple large twist, or an intricate mix of several, this look can be accessorized with just a few touches. For the easiest version, simply pull the top half of your hair back into a half pony, and flip it through a hole created at the base. Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you could even create a tiered look by positioning several twisted pony tails brought together at the base of your head. Always remember to hide the elastic to keep the look sophisticated!
Looking to add a little volume to your look? A half pony is a great way to add some umph to your hair without having to go over the top. Section off the desired quantity of hair and pull it into a high pony. You can add volume by also asking your stylist to tease the crown of your hair, before pulling it back into an elastic. For a simple look, wrap a piece of hair around the elastic, and straighten your hair for sleek finish. Arianna Grande would be so proud!
We hope you have found a look here that matches your style, and gets you even more excited for prom! Whether you are a no-fuss hair kind of girl, or are looking for easy styles you can do yourself, half up half down styles are perfect for anyone.
Do you have a favorite half up half down style? How do you plan to rock one of these looks for prom? Let us know what you think by tagging our blog’s Instagram @glamandgowns, Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY and Twitter @FavianaNY!