The new year has arrived, so what about choosing a new hairstyle this year? Homecoming is a great time to show off your school spirit while dressing to impress. A unique hairstyle is the perfect finishing touch to any homecoming look. Here are our picks for the best hairstyles for all hair lengths and textures for your celebration, whether you want sleek and polished, fun and cute, or simple and chic.
1. French Updo
The French twist is an elegant updo achieved by twisting the hair up and against the head. It’s one of the most classic hairstyles and looks fantastic. It’s not a new hairstyle, but that’s part of its allure because it’s timeless, elegant, and flattering on most hair textures. Clips can also be used to adorn the top of the hair. On the other hand, floral details can create a more youthful and modern look. Homecoming is one of the most important nights of your high school career, so dress to impress.
2. Curly Chignon
The bun is a simple and elegant style. Buns look good on most people and work well for most occasions. It works with any hair type and is an excellent way to keep hair out of your face. With curly hair, you can achieve a purposefully messy or unstructured look that will highlight your texture. To soften your features and create a warm, delicate finish, leave a few strands loose around your face. This look works well with hair accessories like a pearl headband.
3. Whale Spout Hairstyle
While many fashion and beauty trends from the 1980s were big, loud, and over-the-top, one style you can try is the whalebone hairstyle. This is a simple updo with hair cascading down to resemble the steam that whales expel when they surface. This style is appealing because it has a cute, youthful look that will make your hair look voluminous and full.
4. Wavy High Ponytail
The ponytail is a simple and practical hairstyle, but how you wear it is everything. High ponytails can be sophisticated or glamorous, and wearing them higher on the head will draw attention to the hairstyle. The high ponytail is best suited for medium to long hair, but it can be done with any hair type. For straight hair, slide the front part back for a polished look, and with wavy or curly hair, embrace the texture with a purposefully unstructured high ponytail.
5. Twisted Crown Braid
Prom is one of the most critical events in a female student’s life; you want to look and feel your best. A simple twisted crown braid is one hairstyle that will help you achieve this. The braid wraps around the hair, giving it a lovely and delicate appearance. Instead of braiding, you want to twist your hair, which is incredibly simple. Depending on your preferences and hair length, you can experiment with different thicknesses. The twist is a versatile style that can be achieved on most hair lengths, including short hair and in all textures.
6. Double Braid
A double braid may be the ideal party hairstyle for those with long, thick hair. While there are numerous braid styles to choose from, a double Dutch braid is eye-catching and will help you stand out from the crowd. Begin at the crown of your head or the temples and braid backward, covering the hair elastics with a small section of your hair for a glam finish.
7. The Elegant Bob
A sleek bob haircut is the quintessential cool girl hairstyle for homecoming. The bob is a popular hairstyle among fashion influencers and models because it is side-parted, sleek, low-maintenance, and chic. It looks great with a black dress and delicate jewelry if your style is more minimalist. On the other hand, a sleek straight cut is an excellent option for those who want to let their makeup, outfit, and accessories speak for themselves, as it will not draw attention away from a flashy dress or earrings.
8. Curls in the Retro Style
Retro curls will add a touch of old Hollywood glamour to your look. If your event is more formal, this style has a classic vintage feel that adds a classy touch. Although retro curls look good on almost any face shape, as a side parted hairstyle, they look excellent on those with a square, diamond, or heart-shaped face. Furthermore, the waves’ soft curve softens the angles of these shapes.
9. Dutch Romantic Braid
Try a romantic Dutch braid for a sweet, feminine, and whimsical look for your homecoming. In contrast to the French braid, which lies flat, the Dutch braid uses the common hand technique to create a raised braid. Gather your braid into a bun and leave a few strands loose for the ultimate romantic look. You can also add flowers for a more natural look.
10. Tucked-in Chignon
Are you looking for a simple and elegant updo for your homecoming? Take a look at a bun. For decades, the bun has been a staple of formal events. It is classic and sophisticated. The chignon is the polar opposite of the messy bun or topknot, with a polished finish. Wear a pearl barrette or clip as a fashion accessory.
11. The Messy Bun
Like other intentionally messy hairstyles, the messy bun is synonymous with texture and understated glamour. That is why it is ideal for those who prefer a minimalist look: monochromatic clothing, fresh, natural makeup, and delicate jewelry. Use a sea salt spray to give the hair grip, leave one or two strands free in the front to frame the face, and ensure the bun isn’t too big or too small for the homecoming party. Then, as a finishing touch, add some eye-catching earrings.
12. Waterfall Braid
A waterfall braid is an excellent choice for your party hairstyle because it is feminine and romantic with a bohemian flair. A waterfall braid creates beautiful movement and dimension if you have medium-length or long hair that is thick or naturally wavy. That’s why it’s ideal for wearing with a backless or sleeveless dress. In addition, you can personalize the hairstyle by weaving a gold ribbon or thread through the braid.
13. A Side Braid
Because of its understated yet cool appearance, a side braid works for both day and evening events. It’s also a good choice if you want a braided hairstyle that doesn’t require a mirror or a specific technique. Create volume at the crown and leave a few pieces loose to create an asymmetrical faux fringe to elevate your side braid from schoolgirl to Homecoming queen. This hairstyle is incredibly flattering if you have a round, heart, or square face.
14. Lovely Curls
Nothing beats the look of wild, free curls. You can show off your hair’s natural volume with an easy, free curly hairstyle. The key to elevating your curls for a special occasion like homecoming is to keep them defined rather than frizzy. Flyaways and split ends can be reduced by combing from the bottom up, never from the root. Then, detangle with your fingers or a wide-tooth comb rather than a brush.
15. Wet-effect Hairstyle
The slicked-back or wet-effect hairstyle is ideal for those who want a modern, edgy look for the party. It has an elegant simplicity and an editorial feel that is ideal for fashionable girls and those with delicate or straight hair. The key is to achieve a wet look without appearing to have just washed your hair. Blow dry with mousse at the crown of the head to add volume and lift to the top of the head. Apply gel to the hair and brush it up and back from the face, keeping the sides flat. The result is a very calm and sleek appearance.
16. Updo with a Fishtail
A fishtail braid will add a glamorous touch to your updo. Although it appears complicated, the hairstyle is deceptively simple and looks even better with ombré or balayage hair. Make two herringbone braids on each side of the head, then cross them in front and pin them together to create a crown braid effect. To add a delicate, bohemian touch to the hairstyle, leave a few pieces loose in the front.
17. Low Ponytail
A low ponytail will keep your homecoming look soft and pretty. With a few minor changes, a low ponytail can be dressed up enough to wear to an evening event. To begin, ensure that your hair is soft and silky. Next, add some volume to the crown of your hair to balance out the look, and then add a clip-in extension to give the ponytail more length and body. Finally, leave a few face-framing strands in the front to make the hairstyle look flattering and feminine. Finish with a high-shine hairspray and accessorize with luminous makeup and flashy earrings.
18. Homecoming Bangs Hairstyles
Do you want to change your look? Bangs are the quickest and most straightforward way to spice up your Homecoming hairstyle. Choose bangs that complement your face shape: side-swept bangs flatter round faces, A-line bangs flatter square faces, and long layered bangs flatter almost everyone. Why not pair your bangs with a textured updo if you already have them? Although sleek and sophisticated, the style is still understated and pretty, making it ideal for those who prefer a minimalist look.
19. Homecoming Ponytail
The ponytail is one of the most beautiful and simple hairstyles. The most versatile option, the ponytail, can instantly take you from the Homecoming game to the dance floor. Add volume and length to your everyday ponytail with a clip-in extension for a special occasion. Clip it a little higher than usual to make the ponytail stand out and appear longer. Finally, use a curling wand to create elastic waves and curls and a pretty accessory like a satin ribbon.
20. Afro-textured Hair Homecoming Hairstyles
There are numerous Homecoming hairstyles suitable for afro-textured hair. You can flaunt your curls with Senegalese braids, Fulani braids, or even simple ringlets. A half-braided or half-twisted look is one way to get the best of both worlds. It combines the sophistication of braids and twists in the front with the notion of long braids in the back. Because it’s an updo, it will draw attention to your face, jewelry, and shoulders, which is ideal if you wear a slip dress or an off-the-shoulder ensemble.
21. Two Braided Homecoming Hairstyle
Braided hairstyles are always in style due to their beautiful, intricate appearance and their protective benefits for afro-textured hair. Try braided buns with braids for a modern twist on your homecoming. The buns add a fun and youthful touch to the hairstyle, while the braids add a sleek and polished touch. Because this is an updo, you can accessorize it with eye-catching jewelry and eye makeup.
22. Half up, Half down
A half-up, half-down updo is a lovely Homecoming hairstyle for thick hair. It is suitable for both medium and long hair. Because the top part is separated, the hair does not appear to be a solid mass, and it also draws the eye upwards, making it a very flattering look for round faces. Add some bangs and waves to the hairstyle to frame the face and add a sweet and feminine touch.
23. Semi-updo and Scarf
A cute hairstyle is ideal for those who want to show off their youthful and playful side at homecoming. Try a half-up, half-down wavy hairstyle for a natural, pretty girl-next-door look. Curl your hair or braid it overnight to achieve beach waves, then gather the top part into a loose bun. Add a cute hair accessory like a scarf, ribbon, headband, or scrunchie to complete the look. Combine it with natural, delicate makeup such as lightly bronzed eyes, rosy cheeks, and pink lip gloss.
24. Homecoming Straight and Sleek Ponytail
A super-straight hairstyle, such as a sleek high ponytail, can amp up the glamour of homecoming. This look is ideal for those seeking a sophisticated and chic appearance. It also gives makeup and jewelry a chance to shine. Loose hair is the enemy of the sleek ponytail, so use hair gel and hairspray to ensure that no hairs are out of place. Use a clip-in extension to add length and thickness to your ponytail, and wrap a section of hair around the base for a flawless finish.
25. Medium-length Hair Braided to One Side
Hair of this length usually falls around the collarbones or shoulder blades. Although it provides various styling options, it does not necessitate as much maintenance as long hair. You can also use clip-in extensions to add volume or length as needed. Try styling your mid-length hair in a romantic half updo for homecoming, such as a loose braid at the crown combined with soft waves.
26. Short Semi-Updo Hairstyle
Short hair is stylish, low-maintenance, and surprisingly versatile in terms of styling. Mini braids or a sleek style are two of the many gorgeous and glamorous options for short hair. On the other hand, the textured look is one of the simplest and most fabulous hairstyles. After using a sea salt spray or styling mist, twist sections of your hair and secure them with bobby pins. Then, add a statement piece, such as an oversized clip or pearl barrette.