12 Prom Hairstyles For Short Hair: Easy, DIY Updos!

It’s about that time – prom is right around the corner and will be here before you know it! We know you girls want to look fabulous (and you totally will). We already gave you some pretty hairstyle ideas, but those were more for girls with long hair. So this time, I’m going to show you short-haired girls some prom hairstyles for short hair.

All of these looks are so easy and DIY – there’s no need to spend lots of money on a hair stylist when you can just do these yourself! The other great thing about these short hair updos and styles is that they’ll work for pretty much any occasion, not just prom. Going to a wedding? Bat mitzah? School dance? These are perfect! Or, if you just feel like being fancy, some of these can even work for a regular day at school. Check ’em out and let us know what you’ll be trying:


If you can braid hair, then you can do this super easy updo. Adding a flower or bow ups the glam factor.

This slightly messy yet still elegant updo is too cute! Perfect for dancing.

If you’re not looking to spend a lot of time on your hair, go for this one. People will think it took a lot longer than it did.

This bohemian look is just fancy enough for prom, but could also be perfect for a hot summer day.

Not looking for an updo? You can still curl short hair, girl! Here’s how:

This romantic updo looks so much harder than it is. Everyone will be totally impressed.

If you’re looking to keep things super simple, a top knot is the way to go. Bet you didn’t think you could do that with short hair, huh?

With the front braid and the curls, this hairstyle is perfect for prom.

A classic French twist is always a good idea. It’s elegant, simple and still impressive.

These pretty braids are great if you’re going for a more casual look.

If your short hair is curly, you definitely need to check out this easy style.

This twisty, braided updo is amazing for medium length hair.


Which of these hairstyles was your favorite? Are you going to try any of them? What other kinds of hairstyles do you want to see? Tell us in the comments!


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  • SunnyFields

    A post for pixie cuts would be nice 🙂

  • Lola

    This is not short hair. This is middle lengh hair.

    • Morgana5953

      I was going to comment just that. I have short hair, in fact it’s far too short for any of these. But that’s okay, my previous haircut was that long, and I thought that was considered short until I got it cut.