Side Swept Prom Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
My daughter just turned 16 and will be going to her first semi formal High School dance in a few weeks. We have been experimenting with several styles and she is trying to decide which one to wear. So many options! We love this one because it looks pretty from the front and the back. It would be great for pictures! We also love that this style is heatless, quick and easy, but looks like you spent a lot of time and effort on it. Since everything is held together with elastics, I would imagine that this style would hold up to dancing and not fall apart easily as well!
The trick to making this hairstyle soft, pretty, and slightly messy looking (in a good way) is by gently pulling the twists apart for extra volume and fluff (as shown in our video.) Your partings and placements of the elastics don't need to be perfect either. Any imperfections just add to the charm of the style! Leaving a few wispy strands of hair out around her face will also help soften the style.
We purchased the jeweled rhinestone flower hair clips shown at the end of our tutorial at our local Ross. Hair decorations or accessories can really make a formal hairstyle go from ordinary to extraordinary... and can help cover up any "mess ups" in the style as an added bonus. ;)
Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
- Hair elastics (the amount needed will depend on the length and thickness of your hair.) I would suggest finding clear or elastics similar to your hair color.
- Optional hair accessories (clips, pins, jewels, etc.)
- Finishing hair spray.