If you are more classy than sassy, more mild than wild, than you'll love these photos of classic prom updos. These styles also work great for wedding or any formal occasion. Women of all ages can get away with these looks. It does help if your hair is medium to long.
You need gel, ponytail holders, long straight pins (the secret to a stay put style is inserting these pins in opposite directions, you can get 25 for $1.25; 800-275-7255)and hairspray.
Don't make the mistake of making your updo stiff and tacky with heavy-duty hairspray. You'll want a flexible hold formula that can withstand humidity, but leaves hair touchable.
This look is a classic updo for curly hair. Simply pull hair up and secure on the top of head. Use a dry powder shampoo (baby powder also works well) to add fullness, a rattail comb to tease hair up and a soft-hold hairspray. The looser the curls, the cuter the look. See dozens more gorgeous prom hairstyles here.