If you’re planning on wearing prom hairstyles for short hair, you’re in great company. Red carpets have been filled with cropped looks, from Lena Dunham’s pixie to Anne Hathaway’s timeless bangs, and the gal that inspired this look, the wallflower herself Emma Watson.
Even with short locks, hair can be styled for prom. This sleek and shiny look is one great way to get a special look for prom and it’s so easy to style yourself.
Start by washing hair as usual and finish with a shine serum that also gets rid of frizz. One fabulous option that is lightweight enough for short hair and can also be used to create lots of other hairstyles (like these finger waves) is CHI Pliable Polish. It adds polish and shine, brightening up hair colro, without unwanted stick or stiffness.
To get tons of gloss and shine plus some extra conditioning, check out Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid. Another perk is the lovely scent. Last but not least is, Redken Glass 01 Smoothing Serum, which does everything you need it to do, smoothing frizz and adding shine.
Not that hair is primed, blow dry hair. Some days you’re probably trying to amp up volume but don’t worry about that for this look. Just dry hair thoroughly, using fingers until hair is 80% dry and finishing with a brush or comb to smooth hair.
Now, part hair and brush it into place, working the bangs across the forehead. Once hair is exactly right, finish with some hairspray to keep hair in place and add an extra touch of shine. For a lightweight look that keeps hair frizz free, try Kenra Silkening Mist, Bed Head Masterpiece Hair Spray, or Garnier Fructis Shine Glossing Spray.
And you’re set! The goal for this look is flawless shine that remains touchably soft. If pesky flyaways pop up, just spray a toothbrush with hairspray and put them back where they belong. This is a great thing to keep in your purse for prom, just find a trial size hairspray.