5 Hottest Prom Hairstyles Right Now

Ditch the Aqua Net hairspray and pageant hair curlers. This year's hottest prom hairstyles are all about soft, undone looks

waterfall twist

Wavy Waterfall Twist

If the popular waterfall braid just seems downright intimidating, opt for this pretty waterfall twist. The twist is easier to recreate than the braid and gets you the same romantic style. Get the look:

1. Apply a heat protectant to damp hair and blow dry using a round brush.

2. Once your hair is dry, use a large-barrel curling iron to create loose waves. When curling, spritz each section with hairspray before releasing the curling iron; this will help the ringlets last longer.

3. Once your hair is curled, begin the twist. Start on the front, right side of the head and section out one large strand of hair. This will be the base for the twist. Divide this strand into two equal pieces, and begin by twisting them around each other one time.

4. Next, take a new selected strand of hair and place it between your twisting strands. Twist the two original strands once more.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 all the way around the back of the head and towards the top of the left ear.

6. For the last added-in section of hair on the left side, be sure to pull back into the strand about the same amount of hair you pulled initially to created the twisted strands … this will give a balanced look from the front.

7. When you finish adding in your last twist, secure the end of the twist above the ear by criss-crossing two bobby pins.