Prom Hair Styles for Short Hair

While it may seem like most prom hair styles are geared toward longer hair, prom hair styles for short hair are fresh, trendy, and easier to DIY, to boot.

1920s Glam Waves

For this style, you’ll need a clamp-less curling wand, hairspray, and bobby pins. Separate your hair into sections and curl your hair, starting with the wand at the top of your head and wrapping your hair around it. After, pin the curl to your head with a bobby pin and allow it to cool. When you take them out, you should have retro-glam hair! For more vintage hair looks, try these 11 ’60s inspired hair styles.


For one of the more formal prom hair styles for short hair, start by sweeping them back for a sleek, sophisticated style. Use a large-barrel curling iron to give your hair volume and some extra oomph. Pin back the sides with bobby pins, while teasing the middle for lots of height and volume. This bold style would be great paired with a daring lipstick.   

Close Crop

If you’ve got a super short ‘do, try one of the edgier prom hair styles for short hair. Sweep the front to the side and rub hair pomade throughout the rest of your hair for a piecey, textured look. Finish it off with statement earrings that will truly make you shine.

For more prom hair styles for short hair, check out these 10 prom hair styles to steal.