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The GL girl's guide to mastering picture-perfect prom hair

Prom season is officially upon us, and you know what that means—promposals, shopping sprees and preparations galore.

Regardless of whether you'll be getting your groove on in-person or online, achieving the perfect hairstyle is an essential part of any prom-goers to-do-list. Whether you're hoping to channel your inner romantic, your edgy side or a full glam look, keep reading for the GL girl's guide to mastering picture-perfect prom hair.


Fairytale Braid

Have you been dreaming of channeling your inner princess at prom this year? If so, we have the *perfect* hairstyle for you. This fairytale braid gives allll the royal vibes and will be a total show-stopper in any prom photo. Even if you have shorter hair, this style is still totally achievable. Want to learn how to DIY this look? Check out our steps below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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1. For gals with shorter hair, we suggest slipping on this Hairdo 20" Invisible Extension to boost your hair length and volume.

2. Sweep all of your hair to one side and braid it normally.

3. Pull out the edges of the braid to create a looser, more natural look.

 4. Pin loose pieces back with The Hair Edit Jeweled Pins to elevate your look and make it seem twice as elegant.

Full look inspo: 

Calling all fans of Bridgerton! We recommend pairing your fairytale braid with a sparkly gown and nude stilletos to achieve a royally-inspired prom look. How fabulous!


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Pop Star Pony

If Ariana Grande is your style inspo, this is the prom look for you. This look is as functional as it is trendy, as you won't have to worry about your hair falling in your face while you're dancing the night away. Keep reading for tips on the best way to take your ponytail to the next level.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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1. Pull your natural hair into a high ponytail using The Hair Edit Finish & Shine Brush.

2. Smooth any flyaways with John Frieda's Frizz ease Moisture Barrier Hairspray.

3. To make your ponytail look more voluminous, wrap the Hairdo 23" Long Wave Ponytail extension around your natural ponytail. Secure it with the hook and loop fastening strip and, voila, you're done.

Full look inspo: 

A high neck dress paired with a voluminous ponytail will make you look as glamourous as the stars. Add some fun dangly earrings and your prom attire is *certain* to make a statement. 


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Sleek and Straight

Is your prom attire so fab that you want to make sure it's the main attraction? Stick to a basic hair style to ensure that your hair doesn't overpower the outfit, but adds to it instead. Take a simple straight hairdo to the next level by following these simple steps. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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1. Prepare your hair with John Frieda's Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum and then blow it dry straight.

2. Part your hair down the middle with The Hair Edit Section & Style Comb for an extra sleek look.

3. Optional: For an extra edgy pop of color, add in the POP by Hairdo Color Strip Extensions.

Full look inspo: 

Prom dresses not really your thing? No worries—you can pair this straight hairdo with your prom attire of choice. If your outfit makes a statement on its own, like this baby blue pantsuit, this sleek look will accentuate your 'fit perfectly.


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Beachy Keen

If you're obsessed with all things bohemian, check out this beachy style selection below. These long waves are as chic as they are timeless, and will look perfect with any long and flowy dress. Learn how to recreate the look by following these three simple steps.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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1. If you want to add length or volume to your hair, add The 20” Invisible Extension to your natural hair.

2. Curl your hair using your curling iron of choice and then brush through the curls until they are loose.

3. Smooth flyaways and hold your hair in place by finishing the look with John Frieda's Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Hairspray.

Full look inspo: 

If you're searching for a prom vibe that is as free-spirited as you are, look no further, because we found the perfect boho-inspired prom hair and dress combination. Pair your beachy waves with a flowy dress, sandals and layered jewelry and you'll have created the prom attire of your dreams.


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If you try any of these styles, tag us in your IG photos @girlslifemag for a chance to be featured on our social media.

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by Claire Hutto | 5/20/2021
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