When it comes to a big fancy event, like prom, it’s never too early to start planning your outfit. It’s smart to get ahead of the game, so you’re not scrambling at the last minute to find a dress or someone to give you a blowout. Plus, planning every little detail is an instant mood booster, and it builds excitement about dressing up and dancing until dawn.
To help check one thing off your to-do list early, we’ve rounded up our favorite celebrity hair looks of the year, all of which fit the mood for a black-tie (and black-tie optional) occasion. From glossy loose waves to padded headbands, scroll through the slides ahead to see every cool-meets-romantic hairstyle. Screenshot your favorite and move on to your next objective: promposal planning.
Avenger ‘s star Katherine Langford makes the case for going all out with your style — something like a full ponytail accented with a giant, tulle bow.
One look at Yara Shahidi ‘s glowing selfie is reason enough to invest in hair jewelry — for prom, wedding, or Coachella.
Hair pro Gregory Russell demonstrates how to make loose, S-waves look soft and beachy, almost crimped — as opposed to obviously barrel-curled — on Chloë Grace Moretz.
Pair a structured, avant-garde minidress with a glossy topknot a lá Hailee Steinfeld
For half-up inspiration, look no further than model Grace Elizabeth ‘s modern bouffant style, complete with soft waves and purposefully piece-y, face-framing strands.
Three words: black satin ribbon.
If you’re going for a backless moment, swoop your lob to the side and pin it back with a gold statement barrette like model Maya Henry.
We never cease to be amazed by BlacKkKlansman star Laura Harrier.