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35 Unique Prom Hairstyles to Try in 2022 for Every Hair Length

Between all your favorite influencers and celebs, inspiration for prom hairstyles is everywhere. With so many options, it can almost seem too hard to find the right hairstyle. And, once you’ve found your dress or suit, picked out the perfect makeup, and even matched your nails to your look, that last detail can feel all the more burdensome. 

But, it doesn’t have to be. Olivia Rodrigo’s hairstylist Clayton Hawkins shares some advice on picking the perfect look. “Prom hair should be all about having fun and expressing yourself,” he tells Teen Vogue. “This isn’t your wedding and it doesn’t have to be timeless or classic! It should reflect your 17 or 18 year old self. That being said, prom is essentially the red carpet of high school and before any red carpet with my clients, I pour through Pinterest looking for inspo and put together a board. I totally recommend that for anyone going to prom.”

So, Teen Vogue has you covered. We’ve rounded up some of the most trendy hairstyles for prom from red carpets, fashion shows, and more. While it’s great to take inspiration from your favorite celebrities, remember each look can be adjusted and personalized to best fit your style and hair. And, no matter what style you do, make sure you’re taking care of your hair. Clayton suggests, “The week before your prom, you should definitely do a cleansing scalp scrub and moisturizing mask to get your strands in tip top shape. Lately, my clients have been loving Sun Bum’s Detox Scalp Scrub and their Revitalizing Hair Mask.

Once you’ve taken care of your hair and scalp, scroll on to see some unique but easy prom hairstyles for inspiration based on your hair length or preferred styles. In this article, you’ll find:

Prom Hairstyles for Long Hair

Framing Pieces

Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Billboard.

Face framing layers don’t have to take away from your hair length. You can opt for a few framing pieces that are about chin length for the same effect like Olivia Rodrigo. She might have worn this style for the red carpet, but this look is also perfect for prom since it will highlight your face and makeup.

Old Hollywood Glam

Photo by Emma McIntyre/WireImage.