Top Hair and Makeup Trends for Prom in 2022

Planning your hair and makeup for prom can be really exciting, but sometimes it can be tricky to know what’s on-trend for the year, and which of those trends will suit your own unique style. When you start to look back over trends for prom, it’s surprising to see just how dramatically our approach to this lovely occasion has changed.

This year you won’t see any 80s inspired perms or black khol from the ‘90s, but there are some truly striking hair and makeup trends for prom in 2019…

Metallic Eyes

Metallics are big in prom fashion for this year, so it’s only natural that metallics have crept into the prom makeup trends too. Adding that extra luxury feel without becoming over the top, metallic colors on the eyes provide the perfect way to upgrade your makeup for this special occasion.

Think warm tones of copper and gold over silvers, with the all-over color building to become stronger and richer towards the outer corners of the eyes and the crease. Finish off with lashings of mascara, and a touch of white shimmer to the inner corners.

Dewy Skin

A light and natural contour are perfect for prom, with lots of highlighters to create a healthy glow. Prep is key here, ensuring the skin is well moisturized and primed to create the perfect base. Keep concealer and foundation to a minimum to achieve a natural look, creating depth using a dark and light contour.

To finish the look, lots of highlighters should be added and blended along with the cheekbones, brow bone, and down the center of the nose. Lips should be kept natural with a touch of balm, which can also be patted lightly on the eyelids to enhance the look further.

Braided Updo

Bohemian style is huge this year, which is also reflected in this year's must-have hairstyle for prom. This look can be interpreted in a number of ways, from half up half down braided styles, to a single French braid with a few strands teased out, and large braids twisted into a loose bun with a few strands left out to frame the face.

Low ‘Undone’ Chignon

Prom hair is all about laidback and pretty styles this season, making the low ‘undone’ chignon the perfect style. Perfectly complimenting free-flowing maxi dresses and pretty midi dresses, this style involves sweeping the hair back and securing it at the nape of the neck, twisting it into a stylish and sophisticated chignon. The ‘undone’ look is created by leaving a few stands free from the chignon and teasing a few stands out around the face.

Creating your own prom hair and makeup can be tricky, which is why I’m always here to help. From creating a look that’s perfect for your own unique style while suiting current trends, to provide hints and tips to help you maintain your look for the duration of the night, as an MUA that’s experienced in creating prom looks, I can help you look and feel a million dollars.