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These Are the Perfect Prom Hairstyles for Anyone With Short, Thin Hair

Prom season is in full swing. Everyone is gearing up for their night to remember, scrambling to find the perfect dress, perfect date, and perfect hairstyle. We can’t help with the first two, but we sure can help you find the best hairstyle for the extravaganza, especially if you have short or thin (or both) hair. Scroll below for some cute prom hairstyles for short, thin hair, complete with tutorials, too.

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Waterfall Braid

The waterfall braid is a classic prom hairstyle that works great for this with short, thin hair. It pairs perfectly with any dress too, which is always a nice little bonus. The tutorial below takes you through how to get a waterfall braid on your own strands.

Messy High Updo

The great thing about a hairstyle like this is it helps you fake volume in your thin hair. Plus, it has a very Y2K vibe going for it, so you’ll certainly be trendy for prom. Watch the step-by-step tutorial below to get the look.

Twisted Low Bun

For a hairstyle that’s super simple yet ever-so elegant, try this twisted low bun. We know it looks intricate, but the tutorial below proves it’s easier than you’d think to recreate on your own tresses. It also happens to be one of our favorite prom hairstyles for short, thin hair.

’90s Half-Updo

We adore this ’90s style half-updo for short, thin hair because it has a bit of edge to it. If you’re hoping to spice up your reputation at prom, this is the hairstyle to do it with. The tutorial below will tell you everything you need to know about achieving the look.

Tinker Bell Bun

You may be worried that you can’t pull off a high bun with your short, thin hair. But wow, are you sorely mistaken. Watch the tutorial below to see how someone with fine hair adds volume to a classic high bun and prepare to be wowed.

Old Hollywood Glamour

Not only does this tutorial cover how to achieve Old Hollywood curls on short, thin hair, but it also offers a makeup tutorial. Watch the video below to recreate the entire look for your prom.

Braided French Twist

If the French twist feels a little too stuffy for your taste, try this braided French twist on your locks. All you’ll need are some bobby pins and small elastics, you don’t even have to curl your hair beforehand. Watch the tutorial below for the full step-by-step.

Crown Braids

Whether you’re vying for prom queen or not, you can still wear your own version of a crown with this braided prom hairstyle. No matter how short or thin your hair is, we promise you have enough of it to recreate this look. Watch the tutorial now for all the details.

Want even more prom hairstyle inspiration? Check out THESE prom hairstyles worn by Dove Cameron!



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