Prom Hair - Updos

Prom Hair - Updos

Revised: 02/04/12

Beautiful New Updo Hair Styles - Prom 2012 - 2013

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Bella Capelli Sanctuario
Westlake, Ohio
Stylist:  Jack Dusek
Sassy Messy Updo

All of the articles below are being updated for Prom 2012-2013.  Come back and visit us so that you can get all the latest hairstyling tips for Prom 2012-2013. 

View all our Prom hairstyles by visiting the HairBoutique.com Gallery and selecting the Prom option on the Style selector.  You can also look under Updo or Formal for additional Prom hairstyling ideas.

A Classic Prom Side Updo - This is a gorgeous yet easy classic prom side updo hairstyle which can be created in a matter of minutes on day old hair or newly washed hair.

Big Bun Prom Hairstyle - Combine a gorgeous prom gown with a glam big bun hairstyle.  It's always best to tone down your hair if you amp up your gown. The Big Bun Prom Hairstyle works perfectly with this Clarisse princess prom gown.

Prom 2011 - Sassy Messy Updo! - This updo style is spectacular in a number of ways.  The long side-swept bangs are highlighted with ribbons of highlights and lowlights providing rich depth and movement while the sides of this messy updo are swept back towards the middle of head creating a sassy profile.

A Classic Prom Side Updo - This is a gorgeous yet easy classic prom side updo hairstyle which can be created in a matter of minutes on day old hair or newly washed hair.

4 Steps To Easy Prom Updo - Not only is it a snap to create, just about anyone has shoulder length or longer hair can do the updo. If your hair is long enough for clip-in or fusion extensions, then you are definitely set.

Prom Hair Countdown - Updated every year since 1999 this classic Prom Hair articles includes the latest Prom hair news for 2011.

40 Hot Hairstyle Ideas For Prom - 40 Prom hairstyles with images for Prom Hairstyle inspiration.

How To Style Longer Hair Into Braided Ficcare Clip Fold-Up - One of my favorite hairstyles involves the Braided Ficcare Fold-Up. It works great for shoulder length or much longer hair. In fact, it can work with thigh length hair. It is also great for thick or very thick tresses.  It would be a stunning addition to any Prom or other party hairstyle.

Prom Hair:  Prom Up/Down Elegant Hairstyle - This dressy hairstyle offers the elegance of a modified updo style that is half up/half down. Although part of the hair is actually pinned up, the rest of the hair is allowed to cascade softly down around the shoulders and back.

Retro Big Hair Styles For The Prom -  Big Hair never really goes out of style.  It just returns on a regular basis making it's re-appearance on the fashion runways and celebrity Red Carpets.  Morphing between the heavily lacquered beehive styles of the 1960s and the wild innovative teased looks of the 1980s, big hair trends can be easily modernized by creating an array of shapes and profiles which combines the best of the past.

A Dressy Updo For Any Special Event - This beautiful updo will work for just about any special event such as a prom, spring formal, dressy party or wedding.

Hair Updo: Nape Knot - This gorgeous hair style looks great on a bride, the bridal attendants or for anyone that wants a fabulous, but simple style.  It is great from Prom or dressy hair events.

Floral Hairpin Hair Accessories- How To Wear - Depending upon the length and texture of your hair and hairstyle there are a wide range of gorgeous floral hair accessories to select from.

Christina Aquilera's Hairstyle - Sleek Updo - Channel Christina's gorgeous updo which stars with a ponytail.

Stylist:  Barbara Lhotan
Karen Marie Shelton

Edgy Pony Prom Updo - How To - The Edgy Pony was first showcased both backstage and on the runway by Balmain Paris at the HRH Sirivannavari Nariratana show in Paris in 2008.

Prom Hair - Emergency Fixes  Some surefire tips to get you our of a Prom Hair Disaster with ease.

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Edgy Pony Prom Updo - How To - The Edgy Pony shown to the right was first showcased both backstage and on the runway by Balmain Paris at the HRH Sirivannavari Nariratana show in Paris in 2008.

Holly Montag’s Cute Messy Stacked Ponytail - The older honey blonde sister of Heidi Montag rocked a sizzling hot messy stacked ponytail wrapped into a loose updo style.

2009 Quick Messy Updo - How To - Anyone can create a messy updo in a matter of a few minutes if the goal is a casual messy style.  If you want a more formal dressy updo, you may need to invest a little more time to get a more formal style.

Ringlets Galore: A Gorgeous Formal Updo - Step By Step - This dressy style is romantic, fun and flirtatious.  It works beautifully with any type of chic, edgy  fashions.

Keep in mind that when this elaborately hairstyle is created according to instructions it is a versatile style that can work with just about any type of gown or fashion.  

Prom 2009 - Sassy Messy Updo! - This updo style is spectacular in a number of ways.  The long side-swept bangs are highlighted with ribbons of highlights and lowlights providing rich depth and movement while the sides of this messy updo are swept back towards the middle of head creating a sassy profile.

The Brown Aveda Institute
Mentor, Ohio
Stylist:  Danielle Synenberg
Sassy Messy Updo

Prom 2009 Hair: Pinned Up Ringlets - Follow the step-by-step instructions to recreate this gorgeous style.

Prom Hair 2009 - Long Deconstructed - Kate Hudson Ringlets - What's more alluring than long, bombshell blonde shimmering tresses cascading in waves of deconstructed ringlets and waves?

Hair Play Rule: Simply, Sexy Hairstyles & Hairdos On The Side - Whether you're floating down the aisle to marry the man of your dreams or down a winding staircase to dazzle your Prom date, simply sexy hairstyles and hairdos that combine lush waves worn captured on the side are a brilliant hair play. 

How To Tease Hair!  Want a big beehive or just a nice big front quiff?  This article gives you step by step instructions.

Easy Updo: Sultry Hair Chignon
Steal this look worn by Reese Witherspoon at the recent Academy Awards. Detailed steps included.

Hair Buns - Messy Undone Styles
Check out this cute bun that would work for Prom or any party hair event.

Secrets Of Instant Long Hair.  Steal Anna Kournikova's Long Pony For Prom

Nicole Richie's Gorgeous Nape Twist - Perfect for Prom. Read more.

 Lindsay Lohan's French Twist
Steal this gorgeous star's updo for your favorite party event.

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Elegant Bridal Updo

Select Your 2008 Prom HairStyle at the HB Hairstyle Wizard   which is available through our MyHairBoutique.com portal.  If you already have an account & password on HB.com (Marketplace or HairTalk) use it to log in. 

Updo Articles

Prom 2008 Hair - Simply Elegant

This updo is simple, elegant and involves splayed hair twists that are fanned around a ponytail hair loop.  Perfect for chin to shoulder length tresses.

Prom 2008 Hair: Pinned Up Ringlets

Prom 2008 Hair - Ballerina Bun Hairstyle

This updo is simple, elegant Always in style.  Ballerina buns work great for hair that is chin to below shoulder length.   

Prom 2008 Hair - Prom Up/Down Elegant Hairstyle

This up/down do is simple and beautifully elegant.  Works great for hair that is chin to below shoulder length. 

Prom 2008 - Prom 2008 Hair Countdown

This article gives you a step by step guide to everything you need to do to have an absolutely fabulous prom.

Prom 2008 - 5 Styles For Long Locks

If you want to wear your hair long and straight, check out these five Prom hair styling options.

Prom 2008 - Hairstyles On A Budget

This article gives you a step by step guide to everything you need to do to have an absolutely fabulous prom.

Prom 2008 - Prom Hair Accessories

Check out the hottest hair accessory trends for 2004 Prom season. 

Prom 2008 - Prom Hairstyles: French Twist

Look at this updated version for Prom 2004.  You may not recognize it.

Prom 2008 - An Easy Sassy Updo

Whether you decide to let your hair down or go with an updo style, this article gives you ideas for a sassy updo that is ideal for medium to long hair that is coarse or medium to thick.  Accessorize with gorgeous barrettes or hair gems.

Prom 2008 - Easy Knotted Style Updo

Tie a few knots and you have this great Prom style. This style works great for medium to longer locks.

Also check out:

Elegant Curled Updo - 2008

This dressy hairstyle is an elegant updo that combines a sleek front with chic curls and loops that are carefully sculpted and pinned close to the head to give a sleek but elegant look. Perfect for medium to longer locks.

Jeweled Crown Twist Style - 2008

This style is easy to create and works great for just about length of hair or texture from short to long, thin/fine to thick hair.  Great way to instantly dress up short hair or enhance a softly curled longer style. 

Uneven Loop Braid - March 2, 2003

This style is elegant, beautiful and different. Work for medium to longer locks. Perfect for Prom. 

Put Your Best Updo Forward - 2008

Information with photos of various dressy Prom styles for medium to longer locks.

Check out 25 Ways To Jazz Up Short Hair - 2008

Check out some helpful tips on how to dress up short hair for any event from Prom to a Wedding.

Elegant Up/Down Dressy style - 2008

Check out our latest updo for Prom 2003. It combines elegant hair rolls topped off w/ beautiful hair jewels. Great for medium to long hair.

Perfect Ponytails - 2008

Many of the more elegant updo styles start or finish with a ponytail.  Read this article to get ideas for your Prom style.  Ponytails are hot for 2003 and can be worn as the ultimate dress-up style for any hair.

String Pulled Braided Chignon - 2008

This hot string pulled chignon can work for short, medium or long hair.  Created by the Paul Mitchell artistic hair team it is a great style that can work for just about any dressy hair event.

Twisted Elegance - January 5, 2003

This gorgeous twisted style can work on hair that is short to long and most textures.

Sassy Updo - 2008

This style is ideal for medium to long hair that is medium to thick. Accessorize with glittery hair gems, elegant filigree barrettes or glitter gel.

Easy Knotted Style - 2008 

Our fav stylist, Barbara Lhotan, has released a new book - 5 Minute Fun Finishes.  She has graciously shared one of her latest knotted styles just in time for the Holidays and 2003 Prom Season.

Easy Updo For Medium To Long Locks For Any Special Event - 2008

Check out this style that works for weddings, proms, pageants or any special hair event.

Twist & Shout Updo - 2008

Barbara Lhotan designed an updo that is fabulous for Prom, Weddings or any fancy evening event.  Take this look to your stylist for a spectacular new style.

Simply Elegant - 12008

Our newest Prom/Holiday Hair Updo is elegant and classy. Check out the gorgeous new updo to match a gorgeous gown.

Prom 2002 Pretty In Purple Updo - 2008

This gorgeous ringlet updo gives medium to long hair a very soft and romantic look for your fairytail gown.

Party Updo For Long Hair by Patrick Cameron - 2008

HairBoutique.com's celebrity stylist Patrick Cameron shares an awesome updo for long hair.  It is a little complicated but a great stylist or even a very talented friend or relative should be able to recreate this look. 

Soft & Sensual Prom Updo

Barbara Lhotan gives step-by-step instructions for a soft & sensual updo that is perfect for Prom. Great for medium to longer lengths. 

HairBoutique.com regular contributor Barbara Lhotan provides a step-by-step guide to a fabulous updo for Prom.  This style works well for medium to longer hair.  Barbara is the author of 5 Minute Updos and a national educator for Paul Mitchell.

5 Minute Trendy Updos

Barbara Lhotan is known as the "Personal Trainer" for long hair stylists.  She is a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell.  Her book, 5 Minute Trendy Updos is stunning and it is now available in the Marketplace. Her styles are fabulous for Prom and feature knots and twists for all types of hair.

A Great Updo That Is Half Up & Half Down

This article provides the scoop on creating a look that can be both up and down at the same time but looks wonderful.

Prom, Holiday Party & Wedding Updo

If you have medium length to longer hair and can make a ponytail you are almost there with these great updos.  These updos can be worn any time of the year, for Proms, or for a fabulous Holiday event.

A Beautiful Updo For Any Event

This great half up, half down, party style can be jazzed up with curls or worn straight and sexy.  Check out this updo to get detailed step-by-step instructions. 

Curly Hair Updo Styles

French Twist Updo

The French Twist is a timeless updo that works great on medium to long hair and looks stunning with most hair textures from stick straight to super curly.  It can be dressed up or down.  Use your imagination to create a look that is uniquely yours. 

Prom Hair Ideas For Long Thick Curly Hair

Whether you have long, thick naturally tight curls, relaxed curls or waves, this article has some photos of different ways to wear your hair.

Updos For Curly Hair - 2008 

If you have curly hair and want some new ideas of how to break out of your normal style, check out the latest article on updos from The Hair Boutique. "The Most Copied Hair Site on The Web". 

Easy & Quick Updo Styles 

15 Minute Prom Updo - 2008

Gretchen Maurer provides detailed photos and step-by-step instructions to create a fabulous updo that is easy but elegant.  Great for medium to longer hair.

Dressy Updo That Is Easy For Pre-Teens 

Gretchen Maurer shares a great new dressy updo for pre-teens  Check out her step-by-step instructions and great photos.  Thanks Gretchen.  Be sure to visit Gretchen's site

Easy But Elegant Long Hair Styles

Karen will be the first to tell you that she is always searching for new long hair styles that are quick & easy but beautiful and elegant.

Easy Prom Updo

If you can put your hair into a ponytail you can create this  in short order.  Karen provides detailed step-by-step instructions.  Add hair jewelry, accessories or flowers.  The only thing stopping you is your imagination. 

Medium Length Hair Styles

Prom Updo - Messy Buns Look Stunning

HairBoutique.com's Karen Shelton shows you how to create a spectular messy updo for your Prom.  This versatile and messy style can be unique and one-of-a-kind depending on the type of hair accessories you add at the end.  Check this out for some great ideas for medium to long hair. 

Prom Dos For Medium Length Locks  

If you can form a ponytail you can do these hot prom styles.  Karen gives step-by-step instructions.

Rachel Leigh Cook

Rachel had a stunning hairstyle as a Prom Queen Wannabe in "She's All That".  Read about Rachel's do and how to recreate your own version of a elegant, but hot Prom style.  Perfect for medium length hair or longer.

Romantic Prom Updos - 2008

If you want a sensual or romantic look for your mid-length hair, check out Karen's article on a 2001 version of the Gibson Girl look.  

Prom Styles - Knots Are Hot

"Uma Thurman looked stunning in hers. Knots are perfect for either dressing up or messing up the perfect Prom look.  Karen provides lots of examples & details.  Great for medium length hair."

Prom Styles  - Spiral Curls For Medium & Long Looks

Karen explains steps on how to create beautiful spiral curls for medium and long hair. Besides providing step by step instructions, Karen provides details on Olivia Garden spiral curler kits that will make your Prom curls come true.

Long Length Updo Styles

Party Updo For Long Hair by Patrick Cameron - 2008

HairBoutique.com's celebrity stylist Patrick Cameron shares an awesome updo for long hair.  It is a little complicated but a great stylist or even a very talented friend or relative should be able to recreate this look.   

A Beautiful Updo For Any Event

This great half up, half down, party style can be jazzed up with curls or worn straight and sexy.  Check out this updo to get detailed step-by-step instructions. For medium to very long hair lengths.

Prom Hair Ideas For Long Thick Curly Hair - 2008

Whether you have long, thick naturally tight curls, relaxed curls or waves, this article has some photos of different ways to wear your hair.

Updos

A Beautiful Updo For Any Event

This great half up, half down, party style can be jazzed up with curls or worn straight and sexy.  Check out this updo to get detailed step-by-step instructions. 

A Hot Updo Inspired by Jennifer Aniston

If you are looking for a hot way to wear your medium to long hair for a special Christmas party, check out this updo with step-by-step instructions.

Easy Prom Updo

If you can put your hair into a ponytail you can create this in short order.  Karen provides detailed step-by-step instructions.  Add hair jewelry, accessories or flowers.  The only thing stopping you is your imagination. 

French Twist Updo

The French Twist is a timeless updo that works great on medium to long hair and looks stunning with most hair textures.

Party Updo For Long Hair by Patrick Cameron - 2008

HairBoutique.com's celebrity stylist Patrick Cameron shares an awesome updo for long hair.  It is a little complicated but a great stylist or even a very talented friend or relative should be able to recreate this look.   

Prom Hair Ideas For Long Thick Curly Hair

Whether you have long, thick naturally tight curls, relaxed curls or waves, this article has some photos of different ways to wear your hair.

Prom Hairstyles:  Ringlets Go Crazy 

Curls & ringlets are all the rage..except with a new twist. Check out the article & photos.

Prom, Holiday Party & Wedding Updo

Karen Shelton looks at various Holiday updo options that are easy to create.  If you have medium length to longer hair and can make a ponytail you are almost there with these great updos.  These updos can be worn any time of the year, for Proms, for Weddings or for a fabulous Holiday event.

Hair Snippets #1 - Updos w/ Butterfly Clip

Two really great updo ideas for Proms, formal and other special events. According to most hair and beauty experts, updos are hotter than ever for 2000.  This article deals with two great styles that can be created simply with a little practice and some beautiful little butterfly clips.

Updos For Curly Hair

If you have curly hair and want some new ideas of how to break out of your normal style, check out the latest article on updos from The Hair Boutique. "The Most Copied Hair Site on The Web". 

Stunning Long Hair Styles For 1999 - Part One

This article has some great long hair styles direct from the fashion runways of Italy and France.  In this article Karen talks about multi-sections and multi-parts with beautiful ties. Great Prom hair ideas if you have long hair.

Gorgeous Heidi & Tiara Braids Are Hot

The recent 1999 Autumn fashion runways had lots of evidence of the renewed popularity of braids, especially the Heidi and Tiara braids.  Learn how to do this newly hot braid in this article.

Easy But Elegant Long Hair Styles

Karen will be the first to tell you that she is always searching for new long hair styles that are quick & easy but beautiful and elegant.

Spiral Curls For Medium & Long Looks

Karen explains steps on how to create beautiful spiral curls for medium and long hair. Besides providing step by step instructions, Karen provides details on Olivia Garden spiral curler kits that will make your Wedding curls come true.

Prom Styles #1

"Prom season is here.  Karen explains in step by step detail how to create a Two Strand Overlap braid with a fishtail bottom.   It looks stunning and would work for long to super long hair and is perfect for a prom style. More...

Prom Styles #2- Knots Are Hot

"Uma Thurman looked stunning in hers. Knots are perfect for either dressing up or messing up the perfect Prom look.  Karen provides lots of examples & details.  Great for medium length hair."

Prom Styles #4 - Spiral Curls For Medium & Long Looks

Karen explains steps on how to create beautiful spiral curls for medium and long hair. Besides providing step by step instructions, Karen provides details on Olivia Garden spiral curler kits that will make your Prom curls come true.


Original Publication Date:  3/1998 - Revised Publication Date:  02/04/12

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