5 Hottest Prom Hairstyles Right Now

With the school year rolling to an end, graduation and summer plans are on most high school students’ minds. The first thing that comes to my mind? Prom. The dresses! The pumps! All the pageantry! But while prom and pageants clearly share some similarities (especially in the primping and preparation department), it’s extremely important to make sure your prom hairstyle doesn’t confuse the two.

Sorry to burst any beauty queen bubbles, but when it comes to prom hair, the days of crunchy, uniform ringlets, and tight, scalp-tugging updos are long gone. When you’re debuting your killer prom dress on the big night, the last thing you want is an overdone hairstyle that makes you look like you just walked out of a “Toddlers & Tiaras” episode. Luckily, this year’s hottest prom hairstyles are all about not trying too hard. Think undone updos and loose waves. The best part of these prom hairstyles is that they’re all easy enough to DIY, so you can cancel that prom hair appointment and splurge a little more on your prom peep-toe shoes.

Whether you’re vying for a tiara as your final touch of hair flair or you’re just planning on owning the dance floor, these hot prom hairstyles will definitely make you smile when you look back on your photos. Click ahead to see the five hottest prom hairstyles right now and learn how to recreate them yourself.