Prom Styles for Shorter Hair

Its that time of year! Prom is right around the corner for so many teenagers. And the question I have been hearing a lot is about those with the shorter hair. How can they style there hair? Are there styles out there for those with shorter hair? YOU BET! I'd like to share a few idea's with you for styles suited for shorter hair. A few of the images are shown in longer hair, but they can be done in short hair. My goal is to show you the best examples I can. A few of these are images of little girls, but I promise they are worn on much older teens and pair it with the right dress and you are not going to look like a little girl, but a sophisticated young woman. That is the goal... right?

1. Natural

There is nothing wrong with wearing your hear natural. Maybe get a deep conditioner the night before just so it feels extra special or go in to your favorite salon for a professional blow-out. Updo's aren't for everyone. Check if you have a blowout bar locally and go get one. It is totally worth every penny.
Photo from The News 247.

Photo from Google search engine.
2. Add Some Texture

If you don't often curl your hair this might be a great chance for you to add some fun curl. Depending on your dress you could go with something sleek or even keep things a little messier with a beach loose curl look.  You may want to practice some of these techniques a few days or weeks before the big day.
Hair color can really add to your curls. This is a gorgeous melt. Before Miley went super short. Google Search Image.
 Soft curls that remind me of our beach curl technique. Photo from Pinterest (Broken link).
 Wavy hair using a three prong curling iron. Photo from
Blessed with naturally curly hair... this is your time to shine. Photo from Pretty Designs.

More ideas for curly hair that I love using no heat  are:

3. Accessorize

Do you get the feeling that leaving your hair down is just too plain? You can always add an accessory to really doll it up and make it feel special. Go to your favorite Salon supplier and check out what they have in store. I know Claire's in the mall often has really cute hair flare also. 
4. Braids

The last few years it has been all about braids. And braids are not impossible in short hair. You just need to know the right braids to use. Here are a few ideas.
The Waterfall Braid is a favorite. Its perfect with straight or curly hair and you can do this style just on one side of the head or all the way back or around the head. You can even do this one as a headband. There are so many options and it is stunning.

If you have at least shoulder length hair you could easily get some ribbon and do this braided ribbon headband. Photo and tutorial can be found at Locks and Locks of hairstyles
Doing a simple braid by your face and turning it into bows can be really pretty. I know this is shown in long hair, but end the braid behind the ear and just do the bows to add a little extra detail for the style. Photo and tutorial from Cute Girls Hairstyles.
5. Low Chiffon

You aren't going to be pulling your hair into a high style since it is a shorter cut, but you might be able to pull it back into a beautiful low style. I recommend back-combing through the crown for this style to make sure it looks sophisticated and full... not ordinary and flat.
Found on Pinterest link lead to a google image.
Simple, but elegant French Twist style from Hair Romance with tutorial.
A great easy to follow guide from A Blossoming Life for long or short hair to do this easy twist updo.

There you have it. Hopefully you can find your perfect prom hairstyle somewhere in this short list of ideas. If you don't find it here click through some of the links I provided with the pictures. There are some great styles that are on each of these sites. Hopefully you can find the right one for you. Have a happy (and safe) prom night.


  1. Great ideas! I wish I had a reason to get all dressed up.

    Oh, the 2nd example picture for #1 is captioned as being Tori Spelling. I'm pretty sure it's Christina Aguilera.

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  3. absolutely great prom style, this is the easiest method for short hair so far, thanks


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