Short Hairstyles for Proms, Weddings, and Formal Occasions.
Weddings, proms, and other formal events are immediately associated with chignons, loose buns and french twists. There's a clear-cut minimum length for these elaborate designs and this isn't it. At about chin length you can just about eek out a french twist but anything else requires a bit of imagination. Clip-on pieces or extensions are always an option but so is thinking outside the box. Updos and their ilk are only the established norm but they're not compulsory, all you need is something exceptional. If you approach something from a different angle you avoid getting lost in the pack. Don't be that girl, break out in fresh directions and shine on a stage of your own choosing.
Intricate Clip on Bun with a Swept Loop on Top.
Artistically matching the eyeshadow with the highlights creates a theatrical image that will blow everyone away. By keeping the majority of the color on the eyes and a clear or light pink gloss on the lips, we keep the focus there and the end tips tinged with the same tone will make your hairstyle POP this prom! Any color can work here, just match the clip-on and bear it all in mind when choosing your dress. The looping curve on top is reminiscent of a victory roll.
A tight design helps hold the shape all evening, making sure you look perfect from early evening late into the night. A small amount of volume at the crown can be achieved by backcombing and a smooth front swept to the side is a sure winner for any event!
A mixture of short and long bangs creates an unexpected smoking hot result! We love height created with different lengths combined with a semi-shag. Since all of the drama is up top, we suggest delicate and cool colors on the eyes and lips, which combine to create a very feminine and sexy finish that's hot for prom season.
Not specific to any length, it would be a struggle with anything less than chin-length but any longer would be fine. Gather into sections, following a line that loops the crown, twist and pin as you go, gathering a loose fringe on the way. Optional wispy bits soften the whole ensemble.
Turn heads with this stellar result. Available in updo and faux updo flavors. Notice the smoky, smudged makeup under the eyes, which looks great because of the deep sweep which actually covers the top eyelid. Underplay the lips, and keep the attention on both the eyes and the dress. Removing the earrings will avoid distraction.
That huge looping front section could easily finish at the eyebrow and the rest is gelled back. Using a dry gel, smooth your bangs to the side and blow dry to create a polished finish. If you have the length you can twist it into the messy loop we see here. If not, extensions are also an option. Great with the addition of shiny jewelry at the twist or even with the addition of colored extensions to add some extra drama.
Clip in a ponytail or leave it out. Sleek and sultry are how your friends will describe your prom style this year. Who says you need length to look stunning? Not us! Just about as hot as it gets, with the mahogany color and the neck-baring glamor. Try it in platinum blonde, it would also look pretty stunning in jet black!
A flock of butterflies (the collective noun is a swarm but that doesn't sound very appealing). It's a viable idea without all the fauna, with the front swept and clipped and the back bunched and gathered.
Want a change for prom? Try going for a honey brown color! Go all Grace Kelly with fifties glamor creating a dash of free movement and swing. The high front edge leaves the brows and eyes wide open for everyone to see. Try dark, smudging eye makeup to contrast with the other colors you use. After prom, keep the color (we love it!) or go back to your regular shade! Color is the key to a hot prom look this season.
This audacious design says you are confident while the seductive wisps are pulled back and piled up giving pizzazz to this vixen finish, you'll be an eye catcher for sure. Pairs especially well with a bold necklaces or long earrings as well as the vintage twenties headband.
Easy to achieve and isn't particular about what length your hair is when it's dry. Layers or bangs during the day? No problem! Simply start from damp and apply an ample amount of gel. Evenly comb through several times to ensure even distribution and part on the side to create this polished and smooth effect.
May seem like it was made for short locks but the truth is that you can spin this fancy effect on any length. This super straight slicked down style is no fuss and no nonsense. It says no messing with you. Whatever you do, if you pick this, don't add jewelry, since it will blow the serious look. We're not sure how popular this one will prove but at least it presents some different options!
High gloss and dynamic swirling curls piled high and low are created from wet and using the most potent gel you can find. Have fun trying different combinations of swirling curls until you find the perfect pattern and then lock them into place using the heat from a blow-dryer. Play up on your eyes by using glittering eye shadows. The variety of swirls is only limited by your imagination.
Soft and romantic, we like how this style tucks the bangs away from the face, giving it a slight lift and wispy tendrils that fall to the side. Simple to create, ensuring prom day is stress-free! We also like the zero jewelry look too, which adds emphasis to a hot simplistic finish.