Easy Half Up Prom Hair
Is prom already over? I wore this hairstyle the other day and couldn’t help but think how perfect it would be for Prom. It’s honestly such an easy style but looks so much more complicated. I love the criss crossing at the top above the fishtail braid. I think that technique always makes a hairstyle look extra fancy. I also think it’d be so pretty with a fishtail braid on both sides. What do you think of this look? Are you going to prom or do you know of anyone who will be? xo, Missy
Easy Half Up Prom Hair Supplies:
- 1 1/4″ Curling iron (current fav, under $20, c/o)
- Paddle brush (I use this everyday, c/o)
- Rattail comb
- 5-7 Bobby pins (stay all day!)
- Medium-hold hairspray (fav, $17)
To prep my hair for this hairstyle, I began with clean hair and curled all of it away from my face with a 1 1/4″ curling iron. Then I brushed through it with a paddle brush to remove any tangles. Then I added in two wefts of Luxy hair extensions to add a bit of extra length and thickness to my hair.
- Step 1 / For this hairstyle, begin by parting the hair wherever you normally prefer. I’ve put mine on the left side.
- Step 2 / Next divide out a section of hair at the crown and combine it together at the back.
- Step 3 / Slide a few bobby pins over the section to keep it in place.
- Step 4 / Now divide out a section of hair from the right side of the head. I picked up all of the hair from the ear up to the section that was previously pinned away.
- Step 5 / Wrap this section over the bobby pins from the crown section. Twist it upwards and pin it in place with 1 or 2 bobby pins.
- Step 6 / With the hair on the left side, braid this section into a dutch fishtail braid. As a quick reminder, pick up a small section near the part and divide it into two sections. Cross small pieces from the outer edges under to the opposite side while also incorporating new sections into the braid. Continue the braid, adding in hair, until you’ve brought in hair from above the left ear.
- Step 7 / Continue braiding the section down to the ends in a regular fishtail braid, without adding in new pieces. Then go back over the braid, pulling on the edges to make it wider and more full. I also like to spray the braid with hairspray and slide my hand over the sides to smooth down any hair sticking out.
- Step 8 / Wrap the braid underneath the top pinned section and flip the ends underneath itself. Then secure it in place with several bobby pins. I slide one bobby pin into the braid and two at the ends where it’s tucked under itself. You’ll want to make sure the bobby pins slide under the braid so they don’t show or peek through.
- Step 9 / Set the whole style with hairspray and smooth down any hair that is left sticking out.