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3 Gorgeous Half Up And Half Down Prom Hairstyles

22 October 2018
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Nicole Vince

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Nicole is a hair and beauty journalist with a particular fondness for the latest bright hair colors. There isn't a hair trend or tip unobserved by Nicole.

When it comes to prom hair, most of us want to feel like an elevated version of ourselves for one big, memorable night. Between the choices you have to make involving your dress, your date (hopefully this one isn’t too complicated), and your makeup, your hair won’t be one of them with a little help from us. 

woman with long braided prom hairstyle

If you’re torn between hair down or an up-do, choosing your ‘do is made easy with these 3 half up half down prom hairstyles - the ultimate go-tos. Our carefully chosen styles aren’t your average overly-hairsprayed ringlets of the past, they are sophisticated and just so damn pretty. Half up half down hairstyles are a prom favourite because they allow you to highlight the beauty of your hair colour and texture - we’re into any excuse to show off beautiful hair!  There isn’t a one-size-fits-all-approach which is a big part of the appeal of these do’s - versatility is your best friend. Keep scrolling to find your perfect match!

Half Up Half Down Prom Hair With Curls

woman with curly prom hairstyle

Curls and braids are known to show off dimension, so if you have multi-tonal hair, this half up half down prom hairstyle was made for you. Have your stylist curl in some curls that will drop loose and add a unique braid in the middle to give your look a captivating edge. To avoid the dreaded crunchy-hairspray look, ask your stylist to apply a little bit of mousse to your wet hair. It adds texturised volume ideal for styling without hair looking like it will hold a curl until the end of time. Matrix Style Link Volume Builder mousse does just that, all volume without cracking tresses. 

Want a little more? Add some little flower pins to match your outfit if your dress is simple or explore other accessories that might enhance your hair even more.

 

Bohemian Half Up Half Down Prom Hair

woman with bohemian prom hairstyle

A lot of girls are opting for the more nature-inspired boho look. If this look is a bit of you, then this is the half up half down prom hairstyle for you, girl! The combo of the loose, effortlessly tousled waves teamed with a fishtail braid or pulled out plait strikes the perfect balance of casual yet polished. There’s a reason Hollywood’s biggest ‘It’ girls are rocking this look on the red carpet - it’s gorge! The best part? This style will take through the after party into the morning without budging on style. Your stylist should avoid using products with too strong of a hold so your next-day curls are relaxed but still strong. Give the curls a good comb through if you’re really wanting to look like a relaxed bohemian goddess. 

Classic Half Up Half Down Prom Hair

One of our favourite half up half down prom hairstyles is when hair is pulled back loosely around the crown. This look provides volume around the parting whilst the majority of your curls can fall freely. Backcomb at the crown and set with Kérastase Laque Noire hairspray. This classic hairstyle looks half Disney princess, half Hollywood. The timeless look is a great way to ensure your hair looks beautiful and feminine without overshadowing your dress. 

Your hair may be half up, but you’ve got prom down with these half up half down prom hairstyles.

 

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