Radiate glamour with these
easy prom hairstyles

Forget about styling your hair into a high maintenance look for your big night. Take the end-of-year dance by storm with these easy prom hairstyles.

Achieving maximum glamour with minimal effort on prom night is easy. There are plenty of effortless prom hair looks you can master without spending hours styling your locks.

Shelve anything complicated and go for an easy hairstyle instead. Spending minutes rather than hours making your hair look chic means there’s more time for prom night fun.

Create major hair envy by channelling minimalistic vibes with these next-level easy prom hairstyles.

10 easy prom hairstyles to try at home

Half Updo

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Half updo

Get the best of both worlds by pairing loose locks with a more formal prom hairstyle to create this gorgeous yet simple half updo. Take your top section of hair and pin into a subtle bouffant, then style the rest of your tresses into soft waves for an easy hairstyle worthy of a prom queen.

Tip: Embellish with a jewelled hair clip to take your look one step further.

Curly Ponytail

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Curly ponytail

The ponytail is one easy hairstyle to master and may serve as your go-to look during the day, but you can ramp it up a notch for a seriously effortless prom hairstyle. Evening glamour is simple to achieve with a set of classic curls and a hint of volume on the crown, brought together into a gorgeous ponytail updo.

Tip: Wrap a section of hair from your ponytail around the hair tie to create the perfect finishing touch to this luxe style.

Glamour waves

Show off your fashion credentials with a mane of glamour waves. Pull out all the stops for prom with this sophisticated look, sweeping your tresses to one side in sultry Hollywood style. Match with a statement red pout and smoky eyes for a look that’s almost too hot to handle. The best thing is you don’t need to worry about spending hours styling. Simply use your ghd curve classic wave wand to lock in this easy hairstyle.

Tip: Lock those curls in by prepping hair with ghd curl hold spray for a style that’ll last all night. 

Sleek and straight

Nothing says sophistication like seriously glossy, straight prom hair. Flaunt this easy hairstyle on the big night to radiate elegance as you make your big entrance. The key to this style is sleekness – all you need to do is spritz your poker straight locks with ghd final shine spray to achieve a chic and sharp look.

Elegant Bun

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Elegant bun

Step up the glamour at the dance with a graceful bun. Embrace this seriously stylish prom hairstyle and channel your inner Hollywood starlet for a look that’s bound to make you stand out from the crowd. Simply twist, wrap and pin your way to prom night perfection with this polished, easy hairstyle.

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Braided pony

There’s nothing easier than pulling your hair back into a ponytail – and prom night is no exception. Dress up your pony with waves and chunky accent braids for a prom hair look that makes an impact but doesn’t demand lots of styling time. Simply create waves in your locks with the ghd curve® classic wave wand and then plait two thick braids before sweeping back.

Mermaid Waves

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Mermaid Waves

Mesmerise your classmates with a dazzling mane of mermaid waves. Plucked straight out of a fairy tale, this look is a perfect prom hairstyle. It’s easy to create with the ghd curve® creative curl wand. Curl 1-inch sections of your locks in different directions, then brush them out with your fingers once cool.

Accent braid

All it takes is an accent braid to elevate your prom hair to new heights. Blended with loose waves, this easy hairstyle will help you walk into the room feeling like you’re gracing the red carpet. Keep it simple with a classic three-strand technique. Or, if you’ve got a knack for French braids, show off your skills with a more intricate plait along the edge of your hairline.

Twisted Updo

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twisted updo

Twist your tresses into this chic updo for a knock-out prom hairstyle. Pull your hair back into two high ponytails, twist them around themselves and wrap them together for a look that’s bold and beautiful. Elegant and easy to create, there’s nothing not to love about this prom hair updo.

Tip: For prom hair perfection, finish this look with small jewelled hair clips pinned into the twist.

Twisted Updo


Less is always more - stick to this mantra and you’re sure to turn heads. Create a chunky fishtail side braid and let tendrils fall loose to frame your face. This easy hairstyle is as simple as that. Pair with statement jewellery and a show-stopping gown for a look that’ll go down in prom night history.

Tip: Use the ghd curve® soft curl tong to gently curl your tendrils, for added romance.

Give your hair the royal treatment by showing off an effortless prom queen style. With no shortage of easy hairstyles to play with, you don’t need a glam squad on hand to create an elegant look for your big night.







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