If you always go around with your hair down, here's your opportunity to try a fancy upswept hairdo that will completely entrance your date. Instructions for four glamorous hairstyles are listed below. Even if you don't choose to exactly copy one of them, they might give you some ideas for an original style of your own.
Long, Shiny Hair and a Looped Ponytail
It only takes about a half hour to create a glamorous hairdo using this style. Start by pulling all of your hair up into a high ponytail. If your hair tends to wave or curl, use an iron on it before putting it up. If you still have hairs that just don't want to lay the way you want them to, spray a little gel on your hair and then gently comb your errant locks to smooth them. After you've achieved the smoothness you desire, divide your ponytail in three pieces like you would for a braid. Take each section individually and roll it under, securing the ends with bobby pins or clips going in different directions. You can add any creative touches that you like, because nothing says this hairstyle has to look any certain way. Add flowers, hair clips, or even a tiara to add a little extra elegance.
Go Sleek and Simple with a French Twist
Your mom will totally approve of this classic hairstyle, because it was just as popular in her day as it is now. You can leave the twist sleek and simple, or you can add some curls to give the style a unique flare. Unless you have super smooth hair to start with, you'll want to use gel to get all of your hair to lie down. If you have a widow's peak you'd rather hide, part your hair on one side. If not, you can pull it all straight back.
Starting at the nape of your neck, start twisting your hair until it's all tightly twisted. Pull the twist up, and secure it with clips. Tame stray hairs by spritzing on a little hairspray. When you're finished, tuck the ends under the twist or else curl them with a curling iron. Adding a ribbon in front of the twist can give you an extra special look.
Short Hair and Soft Curls
If your hair is short and very straight, you can spice it up by adding some soft curls. Turn on your hot rollers. Use the waiting time to do your make-up. This will save you from some stress later in the day when things get hectic. Roll your hair on the heated rollers and allow them to cool. Take the rollers out and brush out the curls. If you want a flatter look on top, control the hair with long bobby pins or clips. You don't want your hair to end up looking too perfect. Tease the ends and the back, and allow it to look somewhat sexy and disheveled. When you've finished teasing, remove the clips from the front and add flowers or randomly-placed rhinestone clips.
Long, Curly Hair and Tousled Curls
If you're like most people with naturally curly hair, you've probably hated it all your life, but now's your time to shine. A long, curly style is exactly what you want to look sexy and regal on prom night. Start by washing your hair and applying a conditioner that's made to enhance your natural curliness. If you have time, allow your hair to air dry while scrunching it a little to encourage it to curl. If you have to use a blow dryer, make sure you use a diffuser with it.
After your hair has completely dried, use a curling iron to curl small strands. This will give them a more styled look. Then take your fingers and break the ringlets into loose curls which will create the tousled effect. Tie all of your hair back with a ribbon that matches your dress. You can leave a few strands loose for a different type of look. If you don't feel your hairstyle is full enough, add a curly hairpiece underneath the tied curls. Finish the style with a flower or rhinestone clip that will add an extra touch of glamor.