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Long Prom Hair Style Trends For 2010-2011


Short Sassy Prom Gown From The Sherri Hill Collection

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Prom hairstyles follow high fashion just as the Prom Gowns do.

With the current hair fashions trending towards natural textures such as lush waves, loose ringlet curls and even soft straight shiny strands, Prom hairstyles will follow.

The days of the required Prom updo hairstyle are gone, at least for now. Of course if you wish to wear your hair up, follow your Prom hair dreams. You should always wear your hair the way you love it best.

The modern version of updos range from half-up/half-down to a range of side chignons and buns to finished ponytail updo styles.

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If you select a short and sassy strapless gown like the Prom Gown shown to the side you will want to wear your hair to match the essence of the gown.

Consider wearing your long hair with lots of volume and soft barely-there waves throughout the perimeter like the model shown.

For a more dramatic effect, direct all of the hair over to one side to drape seductively over one shoulder. This is a perfect hairstyle for someone with long hair and nature waves or straight hair which holds a curl.

How To Style

Short Sassy Prom Gown From The Clarisse Collection

Clarisse Prom Gowns All rights reserved

It's a perfect long hair Prom style to match the gown. It should also be easy to create a home or with the help of a friend.

Simply shampoo with your regular products and systems, blow dry to build in volume and shine and then use a large barrel curling iron to create some soft waves throughout the edges.

Finish with an application of shine serum and/or hairspray and you're finished with a soft, sexy, flowing hairstyle for your prom.

Long Hair Prom Gown Considerations

When it comes to wearing your long hair coiffed for prom consider the following factors:

1. The style of your prom gown. 2. Maintainability of your hairstyle for a long Prom night. 3. Whether your hairstyle will be created at home, by a friend or a professional hairdresser. 4. Hair Accessory considerations. Do you wish to wear a special hair accessory such as a tiara comb or flowers in your hair? While you can wear most hair accessories with up or down hairstyle, keep in mind that some accessories work better in certain hairstyles. 5. Historical hair challenges. If your hair tends to hold texture easily, you may be fine with a long luscious Prom hairdo. On the flip side, if your hair doesn't hold a curl, you may be more comfortable with a half up/half down or a chignon or twist. 6. Special Prom themes. If your Prom has a unique theme you may wish to coif your hair to match and this may impact your ultimate long hair style selection.

Short Sassy Prom Gown From The Clarisse Collection

Clarisse Prom Gowns All rights reserved

Contrary to some, long wavy and naturally curly hair can easily be coiffed into an array of gorgeous updos. Don't be discouraged if you read otherwise.

Unfortunately there's a lot of hair misinformation on the Internet. When in doubt, continue to do your own research and find the hairstyles you love which will work great with your long hair.


A great professional hairdresser with experience in styling long hair can create an amazing array of gorgeous hairstyle for long hair.

Be sure to stop by the Hairstyle Gallery for thousands of Prom and long hair style ideas.

A key point to remember is to practice your Prom hairstyle with enough time to tweak it to your ultimate dream hairstyle.

- Revised Publication Date: 11/22/11

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