5 Hairstyles for Prom

Sleek Ponytail

If you want your hair pulled back for a night of dancing but you don't dig the chignon, you might consider this style. The sleek ponytail can be worn in the back or on the side, and it usually works best with long, super-straight hair (or hair that's been super-straightened). If you have a straightener, elastic bands and bobby pins at home, you can easily create this look yourself. Simply apply a smoothing cream and then flatiron your hair. Then pull it back or to the side in a low ponytail. Take a 1-inch section of hair from the bottom and wrap it around the elastic so that it's completely covered. Pin your locks into place, finish with hair spray to keep your 'do sleek and secure, and you're ready to go!