Prom Hair Ideas

The Best Prom Hairstyles at Frisor Hair Salon in Hale, Altrincham

Prom Hair Ideas

If you’re going to your prom soon, why not let the team at Frisor Hair & Beauty Salon in Hale, Altrincham, take the strain out of planning your party hairstyle?  You have enough to think about while studying for your exams so take some inspiration from our gorgeous party hair ideas and top tips to keep your hair style looking fabulous late into the night…

Curly Prom Hairstyles

We can create a variety of gorgeous prom hairstyles by adding curls or waves to your hair. Depending on the look you want to achieve, we can transform you into a rock chick, give you retro 1940s or 1950s waves or create cool mermaid waves or beach babe curls.


  • Curly hair always looks gorgeous but, after a couple of hours of dancing, your curls may begin to drop and (eeek!) may even become a bit frizzy.  The solution?  Curls will hold better in day old hair as your hair will not be soft and slippery.
  • Curl your hair in sections and apply a setting lotion to each section before curling your hair with a wand or tongs.  Pin your curl in place so it is tightly wrapped up and let it cool before releasing it.
  • Finish with a spritz of hair spray.
  • Do not be tempted to fiddle with your hair as this will cause the curls to drop out faster

Plaited Prom & Party Hair Ideas

Braids and plaits look young and flirty and are perfect for all hair types and lengths… even short hair.  Bring in a photo of your dress and any hair accessories you’d like to wear to your prom and we can come up with a unique hairstyle that’s perfect for you.


Braids can sometimes misbehave and slip from their original position.  This is a particular problem for women with fine or thin hair, but does also happen if you have thicker hair.  Try these tips to solve this issue:

  • Add some product to your hair to make it grip.  A hair salt spray or  dry shampoo work well.
  • Spritz some hairspray onto your hair and blow dry it into shape.
  • Braid your hair as tightly as you want but bear in mind that tighter plaits will stay in place for longer than loose plaits.
  • Add some bobby pins to the first part of your plait to hold it in place.  You can always hide any pins that are showing by adding some pretty hair accessories to your braid, such as a fake flower.

Wearing You Hair Up for Prom

One of the most popular and stylish of prom hairstyles is the upstyle or updo.  We can create beautiful chignons, casual upstyles with face-framing tendrils, ballerina buns, plaited upstyles… the list is pretty much endless!


  • Keep your upstyle securely in place by doubling up on bobby pins, placing them in a criss-cross to hold your hair securely.
  • If you’re worried about the pins showing, either use pretty jewelled pins or cover up the bobby pins with a lovely hair accessory.
  • Tame any flyaway hair  by spraying hairspray onto your hair brush and running it through your hair.  Perfect if you want a slick and perfectly polished updo.
  • Check out some of the cool faux hair pieces that you can add to your upstyle to make it more interesting.  Maybe add a thick plait as a halo braid, or some clip in (or real) hair extensions for volume or a pop of extra colour.

Book your Prom Hair appointment at Frisor Hair Salon in Hale

Please book in early to secure your prom hair appointment at Frisor Hair Salon as we get busy at this time of year.  You can call us on 0161 941 5217 or pop in to see us.