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Formal Prom Hair Styles


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Formal Prom Hair Styles

In this gallery of formal prom hairstyles, I share 30 gorgeous updos I went gaga over. You'll see classic formal styles, side dos, some mussy looks and a few braided updos. All of them are simply gorgeous.

When it comes to choosing your hairstyle, I recommend:

  • Pick the dress first. This will help you determine if you want your hair up or down and just how formal or understated you want your hairstyle.
  • You don't want your hair competing with your dress or your jewelry. Keep it simple, unless the dress is simple and you can make your hairstyle front and center.
  • Consider your hair texture when choosing an updo. The super mussy, wavy hairstyles that are trendy and all over Pinterest are gorgeous, but they aren't going to work on someone with pin-straight hair that's not super long.
  • It's best to have a consultation and initial run-through before your big day. When I had my hair consultation for my wedding, I ended up with a hairstyle I hated. I was able to communicate with the stylist and on my wedding day, I actually loved my hair. If it wasn't for the consultation, I would have been so upset.

Enjoy this gallery!

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