11 Prom Hairstyles For Medium Hair In 2016

by Julia Musto

Sometimes women with medium length hair can feel a little left out of the style game — their hair isn't long enough for a rainbow french Kylie Jenner braid, but also not short enough for the slicked back Emma Watson 2016 Met Gala look. This year, check out some prom hairstyles for medium length hair that prove girls with shoulder-length locks can still have just as much fun.

Despite the difficulties, there are many advantages to having medium length hair. For example, short-haired women have trouble with up-dos and holding strands in place, while long hair can look damaged if not maintained regularly. Also, there's just so darn much! Medium length hair is easy to style, easy to manage, and it looks great with essentially any outfit. Additionally, you can either chop or grow when you feel like it. Eventually, everyone returns to medium length hair.

So, all you medium length high school junior and senior girls, count yourselves lucky. Your hair stylist will thank you some day. There are so many different things you can do with your kind of hair, starting with volume, and I promise you will look ah-mah-zing for prom. In fact, many women celebs and YouTube beauty gurus want to help you look your best. Here are a few styles to get you inspired for one of high school's greatest nights!

1. Half and Half

This romantically swept half up, half down, look makes for a sweet Taylor Swift circa 2008 prom style.

2. Braided Updo

This curled, braided, up 'do is worth the work.

3. Knot and Twist

This simple style is for the minimalist prom goer.

4. Side Sweep

A side swept up 'do will help accentuate that dress.

5. Crown Braid

This Princess's crown braid is for anyone who wants to feel royal.

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6. French Twist

This classic twist can be replicated so easily, and is perfect for the late promette!

7. Horizontal Twist

The horizontal twist is a little more time consuming but is an awesome alternative to the French Twist.

8. Protective Style Updo

Natural haired girls, this one's for you.

9. Low Rolled Updo

This two step look is easy and also shows off the miracle of hairspray. Work with what you've got, ladies!

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