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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.

This soft pink strapless sweetheart neckline embellished formal gown has delicate mint and pink lace appliqués, beading and embroidery. It also has a multilayer tulle skirt with unique pick-ups!

Just below the hips, a trumpet style skirt flourishes in layers of chiffon in pink and ivory, bustled periodically about the body. This gown which is beautiful and extremely feminine is ideal for Prom, homecoming or any other formal hair event.

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This simple and elegant Prom hairstyle works best for tresses which are chin length or longer and medium to thick.

One of the biggest challenges of this gorgeous hairstyle is to prevent humidity and frizz. This can easily be accomplished with the proper styling cocktail including a defrisant and a finishing shine spray or serum.

How to Get The Big Bun Prom Hairstyle

1. Wash by washing hair in lukewarm water with the best products for your hair type, texture, length and condition. Utilize the best cleansing process for your strands such as Conditioner Only Wash (CO-Wash), Diluted Shampoo (DS), Water Only (WO) or a range of shampoo formulations including LoPoo and NoPoo.

If you have chemically treated or colored hair be sure to use a product designed to extend the color or add needed moisture like Phytobrush. If you wish to enhance your natural texture consider using a texture enhancing product mix like PhytoCurl which helps define curls.

2. Rinse well and apply a rinse-out conditioner. With the conditioner in your hair use your fingers or a wide tooth comb to detangle strands. Work from the ends to the roots.

3. After detangling rinse well. Finish with a cool or cold water final rinse to seal in moisture, add shine.

4. Carefully squeeze out any excess water with your fingers. Do not rub wet strands. Use a combination of techniques from squeezing out the excess water and then blotting strands with a towel.

5. Towel blot with a thick towel to remove excess moisture. Avoid towels without rough fibers and loops. It's best to wait until hair is no longer dripping before applying styling products.

Big Bun Prom Updo

6. Apply cocktail of designed styling products including, but not limited to, a leave-in conditioner, a defrisant, styling cream and/or mousse to the middle and ends. Use styling products which work best for your hair type, texture and styling needs. Don't be afraid to layer products to get the most appropriate results.

Note: Avoid applying product near the roots which may weigh them down except in the case of adding volume sprays like Phytovolume Actif or similar. You may wish to mix a defrisant products along with your styling product to add texture and block frizz at the same time. It is possible to mix Phytodefrisant with your favorite mousse, glaze or paste.

7. Separate hair into 6-8 equal sized sections. The ideal sectioning would include two sections on either side and 4 in the back.

8. If a fringe is desired create it at this point. With a comb create desired side part on either side of your head. Blow dry the fringe before drying the rest of the hair.

9. Use a boar bristle paddle brush along with a blow dryer to blow dry each of the 6-8 sections straight. Use a cool setting on a low speed to avoid blowing out the newly formed texture.

10. When hair is completely dry separate into 6-8 individual sections.

11. Create beautiful body by misting each section with a volumizing formula. Roll the hair on hot rollers.

Big Bun Prom Updo

12. Roll each section onto hot rollers. Allow roller to completely cool before removing.

13. Separate out the front side-swept fringe from the rest o your hair. Pull the remaining hair back into a high ponytail. Secure with a hair friendly elastic.

14. Pin a hair pad or similar underneath the pony base as shown to the side.

15. Smooth pony tail over the hair pad, tuck the ends under and pin securely into place with bobby pins the same color as your hair. For more fullness lightly backcomb the pony before smoothing over the hair pad.

16. Lightly tease front fringe section. Smooth strands down and softly sweep back low across forehead to create a soft fringe.

Optionally this gorgeous updo hairstyle can be created without a fringe. The hairstyle can be modified to work with your specific goals.

17. Finish by using a shine serum like Phyto's PhyoLisse or Rene Furterer's Spray Gloss.

Apply the shine serum or spray of choice to the palms of your hands. Rub the product into the palms and then lightly glide over the top of the teased style to add instant shimmer and shine and remove any roughness.

18. Spray well with hairspray like Phytolaque or Phytolaque Soie made with real silk that adds a soft sheen to the final look and will also help soften the overall finish.

Big Bun Prom Updo

19. Allow the hair spray or shine products to completely dry. Glide a beautiful tiara, tiara comb or other crystal encrusted hair comb at the crown to finish the updo.


When it comes to styling a glam prom wavy hairstyle there are many different designs you can create. You can also custom design the hairstyle for your face shape by experimenting with different parts and fringes.

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