If you’re a high school senior, then most of your waking (and dreaming) hours at this time of year are probably being spent thinking about the prom – what dress to wear, who your date will be, and most importantly, how your hair will look.
The high school prom is a truly American rite of passage and most women still remember that special night and its place in their personal history. Since it carries such a fairy tale atmosphere, why not take it to the next level and create a look that shows off the princess you are.
Here are a few princess haircuts that will help you get at least one part of the equation right for a perfect prom night. Nothing screams princess or fairy tale quite like a complicated braid, so think of your prom as a chance to go crazy with braids.
Halo braids are definitely in fashion this year and are all the rage in fashion shows, so they will make an excellent choice if you really want to stand out from the crowd.
Look for a version of braid that will be unique or come up with your own design that will be impossible for anyone else to copy. Just keep in mind that preparing a complex braid can take time and make sure that you have several hours dedicated to getting ready for the actual event.
If you think that a fairy tale princess haircut for your prom has to be complicated, think again. Long wavy hair, like this style worn by Taylor Swift, can just as easily evoke the idea of a princess, especially if you can pull off that Snow White, just-walked-out-of-the-forest look.
The secret to making this princess style work is to just keep it simple. Let your natural hair shine, avoid using too many products, and do just a little bit of light volumizing. Showing up with a hairstyle like this will all but guarantee that the boys will be lining up to get their chance to dance with you.
Of course, if elegance is what you’re going for in your princess look, there really is no other option but to pick a truly regal updo. It doesn’t need to be caked in hairspray to look classic and many of the best princess updos are relatively simple to achieve and can be held in place with pins and possibly a tiara or other headpiece to accentuate the noble appearance.
What an updo does is show off your face and inspire a natural feeling of grace. If you’ve decided on an updo as your prom hairstyle of choice, try and pair it with a nice dress that features a plunging neckline and a good matching set of necklace and earrings. The result is timeless and your date will fully believe that you are a princess, at least for one night.
The great thing about a princess haircut for your prom is that there really are no limits and you can pick and choose whatever elements will make you happy. This example shows how a braid, updo, and longer hair can all work together to create a stunning appearance.
In addition, all of these aspects work together to get the full princess effect you’re looking for. While it may be convenient to just replicate a look you’ve seen here, the best option is to use these ideas as inspiration to create something unique for your prom that fits your natural facial shape and individual style. With this type of creation, your prom will be one to remember for the rest of your life.