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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