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Best Prom Updos

June 10th, 2013

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For years, an updo has been one of the key features of getting ready for prom. Prom styles often feature elaborate updos as a crucial part of the hairstyle, which means as prom season comes up, you might want to try your hand at one. Regardless of the current length of your hair, here’s how you can pull off that incredible prom updo.

1. Updos for Short Hair

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Do you currently have short hair that wouldn’t usually work with an updo? You can still end up with the classic updo as long, as you’re able to get a little creative. For the most part, this requires you to use clip-in extensions to make your hair seem longer than it usually is. You can then style the extensions just like you would your own hair.

Especially when it comes to prom, it’s probably not a good idea to put in extensions yourself. Go to someone who specializes in extensions. Not only can they help you find the extensions and match them perfectly to your hair color, but they can also put in the extensions so they look extremely natural. From there, you can either do your own updo or get someone else to style your hair for you.

2. Updos for Medium Hair

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Medium hair is where updos can start to get fancy. Medium length updos typically rely much more on accessorizing than they do on special styling, as there isn’t a lot of hair to work with. However, you can definitely trick people into thinking the updo is much fancier than it actually is. All you have to do is make sure you’re working with someone who knows how to make a medium-length updo work.

One good option is to find celebrities with hair around your length and see whether they’ve done an updo that you really like. Especially if you’re having an expert help you with your updo, finding a picture that you want to look like will absolutely help them achieve the image that’s in your mind. It can also help you visualize what you might look like with the updo.

3. Updos for Long Hair


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People with especially long hair have a huge variety of options when it comes to updos. Does your hair fall past your shoulders? If so, you’re in luck, because there are many things an expert can do to utilize that hair effectively for an updo. Long hair tends to be what stylists use to create the ultra-elaborate wedding and prom styles that you might have seen before.

With long hair, you definitely shouldn’t try to do the updo yourself. There are many elaborate updo styles you can do with long hair, which means it’s a good idea to talk to an expert who can work with you to find a style you love. After all, on your prom night, you’re probably going to be thinking about a lot of things. Why think about your updo when you could let an expert do it for you?


Whether you have short, medium or long hair, you can get the updo of your dreams this prom season. You just have to make sure you’re doing it properly. A hairstyling expert should be one of the things you should search for as you’re getting ready for prom. They can craft a beautiful hairstyle that will have you turning heads, all evening long. Consider looking at a Tricoci University of Beauty Culture clinical salon to get the style that’s on your mind, no matter what that style is.

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