Homecoming dances tend to be slightly less formal than prom. The hottest trend of the moment is long hair curled and worn down and paired with a gorgeous dress, heels and jewelry. Pin your hair back or add a bit of bling and you are good to go.
But there are also trends that will set you apart from the crowd, including:
- Mussy updos
- A faux bob
- Braids (not your kid sister’s braids, but extravagant braids)
- Teased hair
These 8 hairstyle trends are styles you can do yourself at home, but I always recommend getting your hair done professionally to ensure it won’t frizz up on you or fall down by the end of the night. Just make sure to book your appointment well ahead of time.
For more homecoming inspiration, check out prom photo galleries.
No. 1: Pinned-Back Hairstyles
Pin a couple of sections of hair back for a romantic look this homecoming. Here are two galleries to inspire you:
- Gallery 1: Pinned-back homecoming hairstyles
- Gallery 2: Pinned-back homecoming hairstyles
5 Hairstyles For Homecoming
• No. 2: Teased Hair (Pompadours, Updos & More)
It’s all about the tease this homecoming and prom. In this gallery, I feature the coolest photos of teased hair including pompadours, ponies and bouffant hairstyles. Try one of these hairstyles to stand out from the crowd at this year’s prom or homecoming dance.
Teased Hair for Homecoming: Pompadours, Beehives, Teased Ponies and Much More More »
No. 3: Casual, Mussy Updos
Homecoming is no prom. You don’t want to look like you’re showing up at your wedding when choosing a perfect homecoming hairstyle. These casual, but super sexy, updos are perfect Homecoming Hair.
Photos of casual updos for homecoming
No. 4: Big & Bouncy
Create beachy waves for your homecoming hair this year.
Photos of long, wavy hairstyles for homecoming
No. 5: Braids, Braids, Braids
Braids can be romantic. You can try braiding a couple sections on either side of hair and pull back and clip. You can also wrap around the head like a headband. One of the most popular braids for homecoming is the mussy side braid. See some examples here:
Photos of homecoming hairstyles featuring braids
No. 6: Headbands, Feathers & Ballerina Bands
Add a ballerina band, a headband, feathers or barrettes to your hair this Homecoming.
Photos of Homecoming hairstyles: headbands, feathers & more
No. 7: The Classy Ponytail
Who says ponytails aren’t dressy enough when some of the top celebrities hit the red carpet with ponytails. The secret is to wrap a section of hair around the ponytail base so the elastic is hidden. See the photo gallery for instructions on how exactly to do this.
Photos of Homecoming hairstyles featuring ponytails
No. 8: Show off Your Long Waves
If you have naturally curly hair, let the curls out for Homecoming. The secret is in great products and a good cut.
- Photos of Naturally Curly Hair
- 10 Secrets to Styling Curly Hair