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3 Easy Prom Hairstyles

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Spring has sprung and with that comes a plethora of events. Whether you’re heading to prom, graduation, a wedding, maybe even a vacation, these three hairstyles are quick, easy, and pretty much perfect for whatever your occasion entails. It’s got you covered with a high bun, low bun, and half up style; my favorite trio. Let me know what you think of these three beauties in the comments below and I’d also love to hear any input for future tutorials! Thank you so much, love ya much!

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3 Easy Prom Hairstyles Supplies:

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High Bun Instructions: White Perforated Top / Gold Leaf Combs

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles and clip in any desired extensions for extra thickness.
  • Step 2 / Sweep the hair into a high ponytail and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 3 / Separate the ponytail into two equal sections.
  • Step 4 / Twist one section together wrapping it clock-wise around the hair band.
  • Step 5 / Pin down the edges with several bobby pins to secure it against the head.
  • Step 6 / Twist the second section together and wrap it counter clock-wise around the previous section, pinning the edges as well.
  • Step 7 / Pull and tug on the bun until it looks the way you prefer, pinning as you go.
  • Step 8 / Set the style with hairspray and embellish it with any pins or clips.

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Low Bun Instructions: Pink Cut-out Top

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles and part it on the left side.
  • Step 2 / Divide off the front sections of hair, from the part down to each ear, clipping the forward sections out of the way.
  • Step 3 / Separate off the top section of hair at the crown and tie it off with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Let down the hair clipped on the left side and wrap it around the back of the head, laying it over the elastic band, wrapping it around and underneath, and pinning it on the left side with bobby pins.
  • Step 5 / Repeat the previous step with the hair on the right side, wrapping it underneath the previous section and pinning it on the right side.
  • Step 6 / Take the remaining hair and tie it into a low ponytail.
  • Step 7 / Twist the ponytail and tie it into a knot by wrapping it clock-wise half way, placing two fingers through the center of the bun, gripping the tail and pulling it through the center.
  • Step 8 / Pin the bun against the head with several bobby pins.
  • Step 9 / Lay the tail around the bun and pin it as well.
  • Step 10 / Pull on the edges of the bun to make it fuller and set the style with hairspray.

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Half Up Style Instructions: Green Lace Top / Gold Leaf Chain

  • Step 1 / Prep the hair by curling small sections away from the face with a 1″ curling iron.
  • Step 2 / Clip in any extensions if desired. I am wearing 2 2-clip wefts and 1 3-clip weft.
  • Step 3 / Finger comb the hair at the top of the head straight back away from the face.
  • Step 4 / Divide off a thin section of hair at the top of the head bringing it back towards the back of the head.
  • Step 5 / Gently twist the section together so the left side lays over the right.
  • Step 6 /Pin the section against the head with bobby pins, sliding them underneath the section.
  • Step 7 / Divide off a small horizontal section of hair on the left side, directly underneath the pinned section.
  • Step 8 / Twist the section upwards laying it underneath the top pinned section.
  • Step 9 / Pin the twist against the head on the right side and gently loosen the bottom edge by pulling small pieces of hair downwards.
  • step 10 / Divide off a similar sized section on the right side of the head, twisting it upwards and pinning it underneath the previous twist, sliding the pin in horizontally on the left side so it is hidden underneath.
  • Step 11 / Gently loosen the twist by pulling on the bottom edge, while holding the pinned end with the opposite hand.
  • Step 12 / Spray the style with hairspray to set it and add a pretty accessory if so desired.

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Soft Prom Makeup

prom-makeup-tutorial-msbIt’s prom season and no better time than to feature a soft makeup look that is perfect for the occasion. This look is more on the neutral side with pink and light brown tones and is definitely daytime wearable. I would wear it any day of the week and think it would look great for any occasion. Let me know what you think and whether you’d love to see more makeup tutorials in the future!

Soft Prom Makeup Products List

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French Braid High Bun

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Prom and bridal season are here and I am so excited to be featuring a tutorial for this hairstyle. I’ve seen it before on younger girls but think it is a perfect style for a more formal occasion.

High buns are so chic and I know with a bit of practice you can master this technique. I’ve already featured the dutch and fishtail versions which you can find here and here so after you try this one be sure to check out the other ones as well!

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French Braid High Bun Supplies:

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French Braid High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by brushing through the hair to remove any tangles.
  • Step 2 / Clip in any hair extensions. I am using 4 single clip extensions on the top of my head in front of the bun.
  • Step 3 / Brush the hair up into a high ponytail and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 4 / Separate off a small 1″ section of hair from the ponytail.
  • Step 5 / Take the rest of the hair from the ponytail and pull it through the center of a mesh donut; the donut should rest at the base over the hair band.
  • Step 6 / Spread the hair from the ponytail around the donut.
  • Step 7 / Make a split in the hair where the small section of hair was left out of the donut.
  • Step 8 / Pick up this small section and a new section of hair right above it from the center of the donut.
  • Step 9 / Divide the top piece into two smaller sections so you have three pieces for the braid; one from under the donut and the two other pieces from the top of the donut.
  • Step 10 / Begin a french braid by crossing the top strand over the middle.
  • Step 11 / Now cross the bottom strand over the middle creating one stitch of a regular braid.
  • Step 12 / Begin incorporating hair into the braid from the top of the donut by crossing the side strand over the middle, picking up a section of hair and crossing it over the middle as well adding it into the braid.
  • Step 13 / Cross the bottom strand over the middle. Do not add any extra hair into this side of the braid.
  • Step 14 / Now cross the top strand over the middle, pick up a small section from the top of the donut and add it into the braid.
  • Step 15 / Cross the bottom strand over the middle, then the top, then add in a new section of hair crossing it over the middle adding it into the top strand.
  • Step 16 / Repeat these steps, crossing the side strands over the middle, bringing in hair from the top of the donut, and slowly angling the braid around the mesh donut.
  • Step 17 / Once all of the hair from the ponytail is brought into the braid then continue braiding the section to the bottom in a regular braid, tying off the end with an elastic band.
  • Step 18 / Gently pull and loosen the sides of the braid to make it fuller. This is important because it will help make the bun bigger so the mesh donut doesn’t show through.
  • Step 19 / Now wrap the braid around the bun, tucking the ends underneath and slide bobby bins around the base to secure it against the head.
  • Step 20 / Spray the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways

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