5 Insta-Worthy Hairstyles for Prom 2023: Tips & Tricks

Get ready to turn heads at prom 2023 with the perfect hairstyle! It's no secret that choosing the right hairstyle is a big part of feeling your confident best on this special night and lucky for you, we've got you covered. With Tangle Teezer by your side, you can achieve any Insta-worthy hairstyle for prom that you desire, from classic updos and braided beauties to bold ponytails. 5 Insta-Worthy Hairstyles for Prom 2023: Tips & Tricks

Get ready to turn heads at prom 2023 with the perfect hairstyle! It's no secret that choosing the right hairstyle is a big part of feeling your confident best on this special night and lucky for you, we've got you covered. With Tangle Teezer by your side, you can achieve any Insta-worthy hairstyle for prom that you desire, from classic updos and braided beauties to bold ponytails.


Our innovative and easy-to-use tools will help you create head-turning looks that’ll highlight your personal style and level up your dress and makeup. So get ready to be the belle of the ball, because in this article, we'll show you how Tangle Teezer can help you achieve the perfect hairstyles for prom and make your night one to remember!

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Quick & Simple Classic Bun

It’s a classic for a reason! This timeless hairstyle is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any special occasion. Whether you’d like sleek chignons, romantic buns, and sophisticated twists - the options are endless. And the best part? Tangle Teezer makes it easy to achieve a flawless updo with our innovative hair tools. Here’s how to achieve a quick and simple classic updo for your big day: 

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Step One: Brush through your hair with the Ultimate Detangler to remove any knots or tangles and smooth out the hair to be styled. 

Step Two: Leave two one-inch front pieces of hair at the front while the rest of the hair is pulled back. 

Step Three: Secure the hair in the back into a low ponytail, creating a loop in the hair on the last wrap. 

Step Four: Gently loosen the hair around the ponytail for a softer style. 

Step Five: With the ends of the ponytail, braid into two separate plaits. 

Step Six: Wrap the braided ends of hair up and over the bun and secure underneath with bobby pins.

Step Seven: To finish the look, loosely curl the two front pieces with a hair straightener to create soft waves that will frame the face. 

Curly Hair Formal Updo

Curly Hair Formal Updos are perfect for those with 4C hair who want to add a touch of romance and intricacy to their prom or formal look. These hairstyles for prom are all about embracing your natural curls and creating a unique and unforgettable look. With Tangle Teezer's tips and tricks, you can learn how to create stunning Curly Hair Formal Updos that will leave everyone in awe. From twist outs to bantu knots, you can create a variety of curly updo hairstyles that are perfect for any occasion. Want to know how to style your 4C hair? 

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Follow these steps: 

Step One: Using the Tangle Teezer Ultimate Teezer, section off the front crown of your hair (as seen in this Tik Tok) and mist with the Fine Mist Spray Bottle to dampen the hair slightly. 

Step Two: Use the Ultimate Styler Brush to smooth these pieces down and pin at the back with bobby pins or a tie with a ponytail. Make sure to leave two pieces of hair in the front to nicely frame your face. 

Step Three: With the Ultimate Styler Brush, smooth the rest of the hair into a hair ponytail and twist until you can clip it in with a claw clip. (Bonus point: Match the claw clip to your prom dress!). 

Step Four: Gently tease the hair strands in the claw clip with the Ultimate Teaser for some added volume. 

Optional: Using hair wax, twist the hair strands around the frame of your face and add gems to spice up your look further! 

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Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles

One classic option that never goes out of style is the versatile and chic half-up half-down hairstyle. Whether you have long, curly, or straight hair, you can achieve a smooth and polished look with ease, thanks to Tangle Teezer tools and techniques. These specially designed brushes and combs will help you detangle your hair without causing damage, making it easier to create a stunning half-up half-down look that's perfect for prom. Add some volume and shine with a texturizing spray or hair oil, and you'll be Insta-ready in no time! 

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Here’s how to achieve the effortlessly cool half-up half-down hairstyle for prom: 

Step One: Start by brushing through the hair with The Ultimate Detangler to remove any pesky knots and tangles.

Step Two: Loosely curl your hair with a two-inch curling iron, making sure to curl away from the face for a more natural look. 

Optional: You can also add some texturing spray to your hair for a more effortless and beachier look, giving your curls some extra hold and volume. The texturizing spray will also add a touch of grit and dimension to your hair, creating a more tousled and laid-back style!

Step Three: Section off the top crown of the hair and tie it in the back with a ponytail and flip the tail inwards so it creates a twist. 

Step Four: Repeat this same step for the section of hair below and pull it through the top section from before. 

Using the Tangle Teezer Ultimate Teaser, tease the top section of hair to create some volume and height. The Tangle Teezer Ultimate Teaser is specially designed to gently tease your hair without causing damage or breakage, making it the perfect tool to create a voluminous and stylish updo.

Bold Voluminous Ponytail

Get ready to turn up the volume with a bold and voluminous ponytail for prom! Whether you prefer a high or low pony, this trendy and versatile hairstyle for prom is sure to make a statement. And with the help of Tangle Teezer, you can create a sleek and polished look that will stay in place all night long. 

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Here’s how to achieve the ponytail of your dreams using Tangle Teezer tools and techniques:

Step One: As usual, The Ultimate Detangler should be used to get rid of all the tangled knots so you have a clean and smooth base for your updo.

Step Two: Using some hair gel, slick your hair back so that it lays flat against your head, creating a sleek and polished look. Hair gel is a great styling product for creating a smooth and defined hairstyle that will hold up throughout the night.

Step Three: Using the end of the Tangle Teezer Ultimate Teaser, section your hair in a center part and comb the hair back into a slick pony with the Ultimate Styler Brush. Make sure that the center part of the hair is still visible. 

Step Four: Once the hair is tied into a ponytail, section the hair off and tie the top piece into a separate ponytail, as seen in the video below. This will turn an ordinary ponytail into a more voluminous and layered style, adding texture and depth to the overall look. It's a simple yet effective technique that can be done in just a few minutes and is perfect for anyone looking to add some extra oomph to their hair without having to spend hours styling it. Give it a try and see how it can transform your hairstyle!

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Glam Curls

There's something about big, bouncy curls that just scream "prom night." And the best part is that achieving the perfect look is easier than you might think, especially with the help of a trusty Tangle Teezer! This little tool is a game-changer when it comes to taming frizz and getting that smooth, defined curl. So, let's get started.

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Step One: Start by taking The Original Tangle Teezer and, working from the bottom up, comb through any knots. 

Step Two: Using the end of the Tangle Teezer Ultimate Teaser, create a large section at the bottom of your hair and pin the rest up so that it’s out of your way. 

Step Three: Using a two-inch curler, curl the ends of your hair inwards and roll it up halfway. 

Step Four: Repeat the same in the next section, however this time flip the hair in the opposite direction. 

Step Five: To ensure that the curl stays in place, use a hairclip or a roller to hold it in place so that it can set while you move on to the rest of your hair. You can either clip the curl up or wrap it around a roller, depending on your preference and the look you want to achieve. Leaving the curls to set in place for a few minutes will help to create a longer-lasting hold, ensuring that your hair stays looking fabulous throughout the night.

Step Six: Repeat this step for the rest of the hair, making sure to alternate the curls in opposite directions.

Step Seven: When you get to the top section of the hair, ignore your usual parting, and curl the hair in a backwards motion. By doing this, you will be getting maximum volume and movement in the hair. 

Step Eight: Ensure that the curls stay in the clips/rollers for at least five minutes before taking them out. Once they are all out, shake the hair from the root and go back in with the Ultimate Teaser to add any extra desired volume in the top section. 

Prom season is coming up and Tangle Teezer has got you covered with tips and tricks for stunning Insta-worthy hairstyles for prom! The classic bun, curly hair formal updo, and half-up half-down hairstyle are all perfect choices for your special night. With Tangle Teezer's innovative hair tools like the Ultimate Styler, Ultimate Teaser, Fine Mist Spray Bottle, and Ultimate Detangler, achieving your dream hairstyle has never been easier. So, get ready to make a statement at prom 2023 and show off your personal style with Tangle Teezer's expertise!