Best. Prom. Hair. Ever!

Harry Josh (John Frieda celeb stylist and Gisele’s mane man) reveals the short and long looks guaranteed to turn heads.
SHORT HAIR INSPO
FUN FAUX HAWK
You don’t need long hair to rock a mega-cool updo. Just make four small ponytails down your head, twist them around one another, and pin the ends.
SHORT HAIR INSPO
SUPER-SLICK
Want to wear your hair down but still look different than you do at school? Add evening edginess by combining a deep side part with sleek, shiny strands. Just flat-iron your hair, then smooth on hair oil.
PRO TIPS FOR A stress-free hair night
1 PRACTICE YOUR DO
To avoid a day-of meltdown, host a hair party with your crew the week before. Try out styles on each other and see what works and what doesn’t.
2 GIVE IT A TEST RUN
That bun (or braid) from Pinterest may look cool, but if it falls out when you dance, it’s a #hairfail. Wear your fave look for a night to see if it holds up.
3 AVOID LAST-MINUTE MAKEOVERS
If you want to go lighter, darker, or shorter, do it at least a month before prom. That gives you time to fix it if you hate it.
4 MAKE IT LAST
A texturizing spray will give your updo the grit it needs to stay put from formal pics to the after-party.
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Perfect Texture Finishing Spray, $28, Sephora stores
LONG HAIR INSPO
HALF-UP HOTTIE
Turn up the volume! Wave hair from the roots down with a one-inch rod, and spritz with texture spray to rough up the waves. Then tease the crown before pulling the top half back and pinning.
LONG HAIR INSPO
SO-EASY UPDO
This style may look intricate, but it’s way simple: Make pigtails and twist them from your temples down. Coil them in back, pin, and add an edgy barrette.
INSTANT WAYS TO add some sparkle!
clip in a bono barrette
Emi-Jay Leather Feather Barrette, $19. emi-jay.com
stick-on subtle metallic accents
Charmsies Bose Gold Hearts and Gold Stars, $10 per set, haircharmsies.com
upgrade your plain bobbies
Ban.do Model Bobbi Set, $10, shopbando.com
TOSS A MINI IN YOUR CLUTCH
… to touch up beachy waves
Blowpro Beach Blow Texturizing MistTravel Size, $8, ULTA stores
… to amp up wilting strands
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish 1 oz., $16, bumbleandbumble.com
… to keep an updo in check
Drybar Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray Mini, $12, thedrybar.com
POST PARTY TREATMENT
Before you try to brush through all that product, massage in a deep conditioner preshower. Then wash out as usual for soft strands.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner, $10, drugstores
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