African American Prom Hairstyle Ideas – Best Prom Hairstyles for Black Women

How to Get Stunning African-American Prom Hairstyles

Prom is the perfect timing to flaunt the beautiful curls and elegant dark hair! If you are done picking the perfect dress and you have already decided on your make up, then the hairstyle should be your next priority.

African-American hair is often naturally curly. This is not a bad thing. In fact, the curls add more character and style. If your hair is naturally curly too, you might want to consider flaunting it during the prom. Do not be bound by the stereotype that the hair for the prom has to be straight. You can air dry your hair or blow dry it using low settings to add volume to your hair. Just let the strands go along the natural curls. Then, apply some hair wax or paste to different sections of your hair. You can just twist the section together to hold it in place. Another way is to just wear clips on the sides to keep the neatness of the curls. Remember, natural beauty still remains unmatched.

If your curls are not too even or if you want a dramatic change on your hairstyle for the prom night, it is okay to have it straightened too. There are awesome brands of hair iron these days which can eliminate every single wave and curl and keep it that way for hours. If you have long hair, you might want to drop by the salon and let the experts do the straightening. Doing it on your own can make it difficult to reach the back part.

Whether you are going for the curly or straight hair, tightly bunched hair always works. A sleek, low pony tail is a very elegant look. Create a partition on one side and then carefully swipe the hair to the back. Tie it up neatly and make sure that every strand is in place. To have a more polished look, apply hair wax or mousse on the crown part of your head. This will give you the same sophisticated look of Hollywood celebrities. You can let the rest of the pony tail flow freely or you can also wind it to the base of the pony tail to get a clean look.

For a more astonishing entrance during the prom, you can also have a fresh, new hairstyle by having a hair cut. For curly hair, you can get a perfectly shaped bob that is about chin length. It would be great to have the ends contoured along your jaw line and have a side swept bangs. Layered cut also works for both curly and straight hair because it enhances the shape and body of your hairstyle which contributes a lot in achieving a stylish look for the prom.

If you are worried about too much volume that you hair has, ask the stylist in the salon to use some thinning scissors which can minimize the volume. This maintains your desired hair length but lessens the full body of your hair.

Another trick that you can do to get a stunning hairdo for the prom is to have a retouch of hair color. You can opt for a slightly darker or lighter shade which will make your hair shinier and more glamorous.

Pictures of Black Hair for Prom
In this prom hairstyles gallery, you can find the latest most popular black prom hairstyles, hope this gallery can help you get the perfect haircut for your prom!

Zoe Saldana Black Bun Updo for Prom

Zoe Saldana Black Bun Updo for Prom /pinterest

Tyra Banks Long Curly Hairstyle for Prom

Tyra Banks Long Curly Hairstyle for Prom /Tumblr

Side View of Sanaa Lathan Braided Bun for Prom

Side View of Sanaa Lathan Braided Bun for Prom /Tumblr

Side View of Prom Hairstyles for Black Women

Side View of Prom Hairstyles for Black Women

Sanaa Lathan Long Black Curly Hairstyle for Prom 2014

Sanaa Lathan Long Black Curly Hairstyle for Prom 2014

Rutina Wesley Long Black Wavy Hairstyle for Prom

Rutina Wesley Long Black Wavy Hairstyle for Prom /pinterest

Rihanna Short Curly Hairstyle for Prom

Rihanna Short Curly Hairstyle for Prom

Kimberly Elise Black Updo Hairstyle for Prom

Kimberly Elise Black Updo Hairstyle for Prom /pinterest

Kiki Palmer Long Sleek Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs for Prom

Kiki Palmer Long Sleek Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs for Prom /Tumblr

Keri Hilson Medium Length Black Curly Hairstyle for Prom 2014

Keri Hilson Medium Length Black Curly Hairstyle for Prom 2014 /Flickr

Hope Olaide Wilson Long Black Braided Hairstyle for Prom

Hope Olaide Wilson Long Black Braided Hairstyle for Prom /pinterest

Gabrielle Union Long Black Hairstyle for Black Women

Gabrielle Union Long Black Hairstyle for Black Women /Flickr

Bria Murphy Short Black Pixie Cut for Prom

Bria Murphy Short Black Pixie Cut for Prom /Flickr

Black Women Prom Updo Hairstyles

Black Women Prom Updo Hairstyles

Beyonce Long Curly Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs for Prom

Beyonce Long Curly Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs for Prom /Flickr

Anika Noni Rose Low Bun Updo for Prom

Anika Noni Rose Low Bun Updo for Prom /Tumblr

Anika Noni Rose Long Black Hairstyle for Prom

Anika Noni Rose Long Black Hairstyle for Prom /pinterest

African American Prom Updo Ideas

African American Prom Updo Ideas

African American Prom Hairstyles 2014

African American Prom Hairstyles for Black Girls /Tumblr

African American Ponytail Hairstyles for Prom 2014

African American Ponytail Hairstyles for Prom 2014 /Tumblr

2014 African American Center Parted Long Straight Hairstyle for Prom

African American Center Parted Long Straight Hairstyle for Prom

African American Braided Crown Hairstyle for Prom

African American Braided Crown Hairstyle for Prom

Gabrielle Union Long Black Curly Hairstyle for Prom

Gabrielle Union Long Black Curly Hairstyle for Prom /Tumblr

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