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Black Prom Hairstyles

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Prom. The culmination of your high school experience.

You want everything to be perfect. The dress. The shoes. The date. But, what do you do with your hair? Your everyday look just isn’t glam enough. Look over these ten black prom hairstyles for inspiration.

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10. Half and Half

half up half down hair

Wearing your hair half up and half down creates a glamorous look without all the fuss of a completely tidy and rigid updo. Perfect for a girl who wants to show off her long locks, but still have a romantic edge.

9. Pin Curls

Pin Curls

This retro look from the 1920’s and 30’s epitomizes old Hollywood glamour. Both Halle Berry and Queen Latifah have been known to rock pin curls on the red carpet.

8. Grecian


Wearing a thin, double head band in a Grecian style is very on trend and a great look for prom. Use a braided hair headband for a super-glam look.

7. Messy Bun

Messy Bun

Taylor Swift frequently wears her hair this way. She (ok – her stylist) sweeps her long locks into a messy bun worn low, at the nape of her neck, and lets stray curls hang where they may. It is a romantic, yet sexy look for hair.

6. Pompadour


This look has been loved by both men and women over the years and has most recently been seen on the likes of Willow Smith. If you are bold enough, the pompadour is awesome.

5. Short and Sassy

 Short and Sassy

Think spiky Halle Berry pixie hair. It is a simple, yet sassy black prom hairstyles that lets your beautiful face, perfect makeup and gown be the centerpiece of the evening.

4. Ombre


Want to be bold? Try an ombre look for your big night. Shades of purple, getting lighter towards the ends, is a daring, yet subtle look and sure to make for a memorable evening.

3. Classic Chignon

 Classic Chignon

A low, knotted bun or dome hairpiece at the nape of the neck, the classic chignon has been a popular hairstyles for centuries. You can never go wrong with a versatile chignon.

2. Basic UpDo

Basic UpDo

Prom tradition often dictates an updo. The variations are endless and the look is timeless. Pile up the curls and feel like a princess.

1. Sleek Ponytail

Sleek Ponytail

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Tyra Banks and Vivica Fox both rock this look that includes a tight, sleek ponytail and long, straight extensions. This is one of those popular black prom hairstyles that is a fierce look for any special occasion.


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