6 Amazing Prom Hairstyles for Black Girls for 2022

#1: Protective Braided Updo

This is a cute updo style with braids.

How to Style:

  1. Flat twist, or cornrow hair from crown to center of your head.
  2. Form ponytail.
  3. Shape ponytail into a desired updo style

Recommended Products:

Try EcoStyler brand gel, spritz, and edge control for a style that will look good all night. You can also achieve this ponytail style with a weave.

#2: Deep Part Waves

No need for an updo if you’re proud of your stunning hair when it’s let down. The wavy layers and deep side part all give it a voluminous and deep result.

#3: Chic Braided Updo

Q&A with style creator, Dionne Smith
Hairstylist / Director in London, UK

How would you describe this look?

It’s a twisted-puffs, elegant updo. What I like most about it is that I have taken our 2 strands twists, which most of us probably wore as a child growing up, and paired it with gorgeous puffs to create this elegant look. Plus paired with the ad hoc diamond partings.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The good thing about this look is it can be dressed up or down. It could easily be worn in the day and by the evening it could be dressed up with a gorgeous gown.

It’s one of those styles that would last a few days and looks great on most level 3 to 4 hair types. What’s great about it is it’s off the face, which shows off your beauty and will keep you cool if your out celebrating an occasion.

All you need to achieve this is, edge control, shine spray and Marley braid hair extension if you need to add length.

#4: Sexy Full Sew-In with Body Curls

Q&A with style creator, Cheyenne Simmons
Master Cosmetologist / Stylist @ Lily International Salon in Atlanta, GA

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a full sew-in with body curls. I love this look because it looks so natural.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is a great style for clients who want to protect their hair from overheating, but also want to add length, thickness. or color to their hair. It is also ideal for those who want to take a break from wearing their natural hair.

Make sure you choose commercial hair that matches your natural hair texture so that the finished look looks natural. Stay away from styling products such as oils, hairsprays, and serums. Styling products will weigh the commercial hair down and cause it to look oily.

A person with a very active lifestyle can easily pull this hair up into a twisted bun, a loose ponytail, one-side it, or wear with a suit every day. This look is very versatile for many lifestyles.

#5: Naturalista Updo

Q&A with style creator, Haley Smith
Hairstylist / Extension Specialist @ Elle Style Studio in Richmond, VA

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a “Naturalista Updo”. It is a very low maintenance but elegant style for a girl with natural hair.

It is also considered a protective style, which is my favorite thing about it. This low upkeep style is amazing because you are able to wear this look without damaging the hair while still feeling pretty.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice to anyone considering this look is to make sure the style is done on moisturized hair so when the look is taken out, your hair will still feel very amazing. I recommend doing the style on wet hair, using a moisturizing mousse or a curling cream.

This look is a great choice for anyone with a tight curl pattern because it will hold the twist very tightly and not loosen. This style is perfect for anyone who is sporty, active, and likes versatility because this style gives you multiple looks in one.

The top crown portion of the twists can be unraveled and worn as a free twist out, which will give you an updo with a look of loose curls at the top. Or, once you are ready to take the whole style out, all of the twists can be unraveled and worn as a twist out which gives your hair great texture and definition.

Adding oil or serum to your hands before touching the twists and curls will help retain great shine and leave your hair looking beautiful.

#6: Simple & Distinguishable

Q&A with style creator, Katha Luna
Hairstylist / Make-up Artist @ Beauté Royale in Montreal, QC

How would you describe this look?

This is an easy and quick look to achieve because it is both simple and distinguishable. What I like the most about this look is that it preserves breaks, protects the brittle hair, and helps to regrow the hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I highly recommend the look to on-the-go clients because it is easy to maintain with simple products like olive oil, coconut oil, or gel.


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