15 of the Hottest Black Prom Hairstyles You'll See This Year

You've got your date and dress ready, but do you know how youll style your hair for prom?  

Dont sweat if you dont because Im here to hook you up! Check out these hot black prom hairstyles that will surely leave a lasting impression.

Side Chignon

Loose curls and a simple braid make for a perfect formal look.

How to Style:

  1. Part hair into 2 sections. Make one side bigger than the other.
  2. Part the larger section into 2 sections. Braid the 1st section.
  3. Tease and position the rest of the 2nd section.
  4. Sweep the rest of the hair to the side and put in ponytail.
  5. Curl the end of the ponytail.
  6. Spray hair using a light finishing spray.

 

Side Braid Prom Updo with Curls

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Depending on the height one chooses for this style , it can suit most face shapes. Long hair is recommended for this hairdo.

Tip(s):

If you have frizzy hair and desire a sleeker finish try KMS Californias anti-humidity seal.

Flat Twisted Bun

This style features the ever classy and classic flat twisted bun.

Flat Twisted Bun Black Prom Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Section rectangle in the center of head. Flat twist this section into ponytail.
  2. Smooth rest of hair into ponytail.
  3. Use a 1 inch gold barrel curling iron to curl hair in ponytail.
  4. Pin hair into rolls.
  5. Spray sheen for a lasting shine.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits round faces and medium to long length hair.

Tip(s):

Use the Hydrating Shampoo from Matrix Biolage line. It contains aloe for moisturizing care.

Sleek Bun

When in doubt, choose a chic high bun for stress free styling.

Sleek Bun with Flower

How to Style:

  1. Slick hair up in a ponytail using a molding gel.
  2. Pull ponytail through chignon. Wrap hair evenly around. Use additional hairbands and pins.
  3. Use pomade for smoothing and shine.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes work with this style. Curly or straight hair can work for this hairstyle.

Tip(s):

Use a chignon instead of your hair alone for the perfect bun shape.

Asymmetrical Bob

This style features long side bangs to enhance a regular bob style.

Asymmetrical Bob with Long Side Bangs

How to Style:

  1. Part hair on preferred side.
  2. Flat iron hair with a slight bend inwards on the ends.
  3. Use light sheen for shine.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with short to medium length hair are recommended for this style.

Tip(s):

To keep from needing to flat iron every day wrap your hair in a beehive style and pin before sleeping.

Curly Mohawk

This style features a lovely curly mohawk suitable for any special occasion.

Funky Curly Mohawk Prom Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Section out rectangle from forehead to nape.
  2. Curl hair in the middle using a 1-inch gold barrel curling iron.
  3. Smooth hair on the outer sections into middle. Pin hair into place.
  4. Use sheen for light shine.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes work with this style. Curly and straight hair are suitable.

Tip(s):

Use the L’oreal Professional Paris Liss Ultime Reflexium protecting serum to enhance the shine and bounce of your curls.

Braided Up do

While cane row braids are known as a casual style, adding bouncy curls can easily transform it into a formal hairdo.

Cane Row Braided Black Prom Updo

How to Style:

  1. Section hair into two. Make one side larger than the other.
  2. Braid cane rows in the larger section into a style similar to the photo.
  3. Curl the smaller section using a golden barrel curling iron.
  4. Use light spray as a finishing spray.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style fits oval face shapes. Long, smooth hair is recommended.

Tip(s):

Use small black rubber bands to hold the cane row in place before curling the ends of the hair.

Messy Curled Updo

This beautiful mess of an updo is fuss free and perfect for any prom queen.

Messy Curled Black Prom Hairstyles

How to Style:

  1. Section out bangs in the shape of a triangle. Curl bangs using a 1inch gold barrel curling iron.
  2. Curl the rest of the hair using a 2 inch barrel curling iron.
  3. Sweep hair up and pin into position.
  4. Use light finishing spray.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style fits any face shape. Medium to long hair is recommended for this style.

Tip(s):

Juvexin has a deep conditioner from its hair taming system that will keep your hair soft and manageable.

Fishtail Mohawk

This style features the trendy fishtail turned into an amazingingly elegant hairdo.

Fishtail Mohawk Black Prom Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Section hair into 3 horizontal sections.
  2. Smooth hair into 3 separate buns.
  3. Use loose extension hair to make a fish tail braid.
  4. Place and pin braid into Mohawk.
  5. Use Spritz for firm hold.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes are recommended for this style. Medium to long lengths are best for this style.

Tip(s):

Pre-braid fishtail extension, spray and leave to dry before pinning into place.

Fancy Waves

These stand up waves will leave the crowd in awe.

Fancy Prom Hairstyle with Stand Up Waves

How to Style:

  1. Section out rectangle in the interior part of head.
  2. Part and mold hair into standing waves. Pin the ends into place.
  3. Smooth hair into ponytail.
  4. Form long bun with the rest of the hair.
  5. Use firm holding spray for a lasting hair style.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes go well with this beautiful style. Medium to long smooth hair is recommended for this hairdo.

Tip(s):

For a fuller bun, wrap long loose extensions around the ponytail and pin into a bun.

Crimpy Curls

This style features wide crimped curls.

Long Black Hairstyle with Crimpy Curls

 

How to Style:

  1. Use wavy crimping iron for the entire head.
  2. Smooth front of hair and pin in place.
  3. Use spritz for firm hold.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits any face shape and is recommended for smooth long hair.

Tip(s):

If you want to save you hair from dryness or if you just don’t own a crimping iron you can braid your hair into 4-5 cane rows and curl the ends with a curling iron for the same effect.

Colored Mohawk

This style features honey blond highlights that enhance this simple mohawk.

Colored Mohawk Prom Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Use rollers or a 2 inch curling iron to curl hair.
  2. Tease curls for fuller looking curls.
  3. Smooth sides back for a mohawk effect.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes work with this style. Curly to straight hair is recommended.

Tip(s):

Try the Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner, which will have your hair looking and smelling sweet until your next wash.

Ringlet Bun

Jazz up your bun with ringlets!

Side Bun with Ringlets

How to Style:

  1. Make slant part as desired.
  2. Smooth hair into high side ponytail.
  3. Wrap extensions around ponytail and pin into place.
  4. Leave some curls out for a different style.
  5. Use light spray for hold.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The best face shape for this style is oval. Medium to long hair is recommended for this style.

Tip(s):

To save some time, purchase extensions that are already curled. Install and pin in place for the same effect.

High Half Bun

This style features a half bun with bangs for a definite crowd pleasing hairdo.

Half Bun with Fringe For Prom

How to Style:

  1. Section out bangs. This style does not require any curl for the bangs.
  2. Tease hair and pin into half bun.
  3. Use extra firm holding spray.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape can rock this style.  This style suits medium to long smooth hair.

Tip(s):

Use hair accessories to enhance the style.

Posh Ponytail

This style features a beautiful, intricate updo that is perfect for prom.

Beautiful Intricate Updo for Prom

How to Style:

  1. Section out small rectangle for long side bangs.
  2. Section the rest of hair into 3 horizontal parts. In the top section, Part and pin hair into style.
  3. Smooth section 3 into low ponytail.
  4. Twist section 2 around ponytail and pin hair.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits any face shape. Long smooth hair works well for this style.

Tip(s):

To keep hair healthy you can make this a protective style.

Classy Short Do

Though short, this hairdo is 100% sophisticated!

Classy Short Black Prom Hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Smooth shorter hair down using pomade.
  2. Curl longer layers inward towards face.
  3. Curl shorter layers away from the face.
  4. Use light holding spray.

 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes work best with this style. Short curly or smooth hair is recommended.

Tip(s):

Mizanis  Butter Rich deep nourishing treatment helps with frizz and keeping hair moisturized.

Youll be hot and ready to dance the night away with anyone of these black prom hairstyles!

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Karen-Ball
By Karen-Ball 04/08/2017 09:42:00

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