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Homecoming Hairstyles for 2014

The 10 hottest trends including half-dos, updos, short hair & more

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With prom, you'll likely schedule an hour or two at the salon to get your hair done, but Homecoming is much less formal. These 10 hairstyle trends for 2014 are styles you can do yourself at home. Also, check out my lineup of prom 2014 hairstyles.

No. 1: Pinned-Back Hairstyles

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Pin a couple of sections of hair back for a romantic look this homecoming. Here are two galleries to inspire you:

  1. Gallery 1: Pinned-back homecoming hairstyles
  2. Gallery 2: Pinned-back homecoming hairstyles

No. 4: Casual, Mussy Updos

Photos: Frazer Harrison and Kevork Djansezian

Homecoming is no prom. You don't want to look like you're showing up at your wedding when choosing a perfect homecoming hairstyle. These casual, but super sexy, updos are perfect Homecoming Hair.

Photos of casual updos for homecoming

No. 5: Down and Wavy

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Create beachy waves for your homecoming hair this year.

Photos of long, wavy hairstyles for homecoming

No. 2: Teased Hair (Pompadours, Updos & More)

From left: Frazer Harrison and Jason Merritt for Getty Images

It's all about the tease this homecoming and prom. In this gallery, I feature the coolest photos of teased hair including pompadours, ponys and bouffant hairstyles. Try one of these hairstyles to stand out from the crowd at this year's prom or homecoming dance.

Teased Hair for Homecoming: Pompadours, Beehives, Teased Ponies and Much More

No. 6: Braids, Braids, Braids

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Braids can be romantic. You can braid long hair back as seen here on Jennifer Lopez. Or try braiding a couple sections on either side of hair and pull back and clip. You can also wrap around the head like a headband. See some examples here:

Photos of homecoming hairstyles featuring braids

No. 3: Short Hair

Who says you have to go long at homecoming? Short hair is sassy and sophisticated. With the right dress and jewelry, even a pixie cut can look dressed up. Here are my favorite short hairstyles to inspire you for homecoming.

Photos of short hair for homecoming

No. 7: Headbands, Feathers & Ballerina Bands

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Add a ballerina band, a headband, feathers or barrettes to your hair this Homecoming.

Photos of Homecoming hairstyles: headbands, feathers & more

No. 8: The Classy Ponytail

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Who says ponytails aren't dressy enough when some of the top celebrities hit the red carpet with ponytails. The secret is to wrap a section of hair around the ponytail base so the elastic is hidden. See the photo gallery for instructions on how exactly to do this.

Photos of Homecoming hairstyles featuring ponytails

No. 9: Fake a Bob

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Consider pinning up your hair into a fake bob for Homecoming this year. This casual look is super cool, just make sure to keep a few tendrils and consider curling your hair first. These styles look best when hair is curled.

Photos of fake bobs and faux bob hairstyles

No. 10: Naturally Curly Hair

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If you have naturally curly hair, let the curls out for Homecoming. The secret is in great products and a good cut.

Photos of Naturally Curly Hair
10 Secrets to Styling Curly Hair

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