Homecoming hairstyles are so easy to wear and so pretty looking that you will definitely want to wear them after the big night is over as well. With that in mind, we have compiled a big list of 45 ideas and examples which you can use as inspiration. Apart from that, to save you a costly trip to the salon, most of them are easy to do at home and celebrity inspired. Let’s get started!
1. Bohemian like You Homecoming Hairstyles
As you might already know, braids have been in for a few seasons now. Add a few delicate and elegant flowers and you’ve got yourself one amazing homecoming hairstyle that is festival-inspired all the way.
2. Dirty Blonde Homecoming Hairstyles
They say that blondes have more fun and we tend to agree. Therefore, why not braid your hair in a simple fishtail and curl the rest of the strands in simple beach waves while you’re at it? It’s the perfect hairstyle for dancing all night long.
3. The Romantic Rose Braid
If you are in a particularly romantic mood on the day of your homecoming, you can easily channel it via your luscious locks. Have a go at this bohemian and elegant rose braid that will have everyone gasp.
4. Wavy Homecoming Hairstyles
Should you not want to tie up your hair at all, then you can go for waves all the way. Use your curling iron and lots of high quality hair care products to copy this fierce lioness mane look.
5. The Messy Braid
Continuing our countdown of fabulous braids, we have the messy fishtail. If you thought that it’s too loose for such an honorable night, think again. Just watch how well it pairs with an elegant silver and scarlet sequin dress.
6. Homecoming Hairstyles in Bows
One way to attract attention at your homecoming dance is by wearing a bow or a ribbon in your hair. It doesn’t have to be an oversized Ariel-type of bow. A simple and understated one will do the trick.
7. Natural Looking Homecoming Hairstyles
When your natural hair is as thick, luscious, and gorgeous as this lady’s, then you needn’t bother too much about styling it for your homecoming gathering. A simple messy knot on top with some runaway strands will do.
8. Hair Bows
If the simple ribbon bows we discussed earlier don’t seem like a good fit for you, why not turn your own hair into a bow? There are many tutorials online or you can ask a friend or your stylist to do it for you.
9. The Elsa Homecoming Hairstyles
She might have powers beyond our imagination, but Elsa is also one beautiful lady. Therefore, if you have platinum or icy blonde hair, you can easily copy her look to truly make an entrance.
10. Vintage Curls Homecoming Hairstyles
You cannot go wrong with vintage Hollywood curls. They match any facial bone structure and plus, they elongate it, giving you a sense of elegance and class and making you feel like a diva.
11. The Classic Scarlet O’Hara Look
How would you feel if you could look like Scarlet O’Hara for one night? Well, now you can, thanks to some loose finger waves and, of course, a scarlet dress complete with faux fur boa.
12. Homecoming Hairstyles and Victory Rolls
Yet another classic retro look which you can channel for your homecoming bash is Victory Rolls. They were extremely popular in the 40s and they have remained a staple of style and good taste ever since.
13. The Messy Top Knot
For those of you out there who have a lazy personality or are always in a hurry, we have the messy half top knot. Simply tie it up using a knot doughnut and straighten the rest of the strands.
14. Glamorous Homecoming Hairstyles
Even though it looks like a highly intricate pompadour and something that Marie Antoinette would wear, this hairstyle is surprisingly easy to pull off. Start by curling your hair into some loose waves. Then use a handful of bobby pins to secure them in place all over your head.
15. The Charlize Theron
The face of Dior for many years now, there is little that Charlize Theron can do wrong in our eyes. You can copy this adorable hairstyle for your homecoming, diamond headband included.
16. Retro Homecoming Hairstyles
Here is a wonderful idea for those of you who have mid length hair. Part it on one side, use the extra hair to create a Victory Roll and add some pretty red roses on the opposing side. You shall be the dancing queen of the night.
17. The Intricate Top Bun
This one will not be easy to pull off on your own. You have been warned! However, once you get this baby up, you will not be able to stop looking at yourself in the mirror, we guarantee it. If your hair is not long enough, use some extra weaves.
18. The Ombre Fishtail Homecoming Hairstyles
We love absolutely everything in this picture, starting with the hair, of course, which is an amazingly messy ombre oversized fishtail braid and ending with the copper sequin dress with a wide open back.
19. Pink Roses and Homecoming Hairstyles
Why not keep some of the youthful spirit and, instead of sequins and heavy makeup you go for some pink roses in your hair. It will work amazingly well especially if you have blonde hair. However, brunette can do the roses justice too so don’t shy away.
20. Long and Sweet Homecoming Hairstyles
This particular one is perfect if you have long hair and you really don’t want to visit your hairstylist. Apart from that, it’s incredibly easy to pull off at home. Just use your curling iron to create some messy curls and pin them to one side.
21. Soft Curls Homecoming Hairstyles
As far as homecoming hairstyles go, this one is the cleaner version of the one above, in which your curls are a lot more defined and put together, in case you want to look more tidied up. However, the essence of the hairstyle is the same.
22. The Elegant Low Bun
This hairstyle is perfect for an evening look, when you are wearing a gown. Pair it with some oversized earrings or a statement necklace and you will have a winner look.
23. Vintage Curls in Buns
There are so many things you can do with vintage curls! Once you have them in place, you don’t need to let them flow down your shoulders. You can also pin them together so that they form this outstanding low bun.
24. The Medium Bob
These finger waves are perfect for those lovely ladies who have medium hair. Apart from that, they will work perfectly if the dress you’ve selected has a sweetheart necklace. The retro matte makeup is just fabulous.
25. The Simple Ponytail
When it comes to homecoming hairstyles, remember that your hairstyle also has to be comfortable. Therefore, why not go for a straightforward ponytail, with perfect curls at the ends and straight, asymmetrical bangs.
26. Loose Updo Homecoming Hairstyles
Going for the same idea of being comfortable, yet glamorous, here is the messiest of messy buns which will have everyone turning their heads to take a better look at you. Use your curling iron to get those loose strands.
27. Homecoming Hairstyles with Tiara
Do homecoming in style and with a bang! And what better way is there to do that than by wearing an actual diamond tiara in your hair? Keep your makeup to a minimum and make sure you have a dress to match.
28. Homecoming Hairstyles for Long Straight Hair
Here is a very easy way to do your hair for the homecoming dance if it is long and straight. Choose two medium-sized strands and twist them in a simple knot. Then all you have to do is secure it with a few bobby pins.
29. The Rita Ora
Rita Ora has become a true fashion and beauty icon in the past few years. Here she is looking extremely glamorous with perfect hair and makeup which you can copy for your homecoming bash. And just how awesome are those octopus earrings?
30. Diamond Homecoming Hairstyles
If the tiara we suggested above just won’t do, then you can always go for a diamond studded headband that will truly make you look like the queen of the night. The hairstyle is inspired by the flapper age and the makeup is soft and airy.
31. Wedding Bun Homecoming Hairstyles
You can always cheat a little and borrow your homecoming style from a wedding. Here is a gorgeous oversized top bun that is just waiting for you to take it out for a spin on the dance floor.
32. Bohemian Hipster Homecoming Hairstyles
Another inspiration can come from the so-called ‘festival look.’ It’s a look started off by music festivals such as Coachella and Burning Man, where everything is allowed, style wise. Don’t be afraid of unconventional colors.
33. The Katy Perry
We are absolutely in love with the golden headband on that Dutch milkmaid braid. It’s an amazing way of adding a bit of pizzazz to an otherwise simple hairdo. Apart from that, you can make it as messy as you want.
34. Golden Stars
You will be the golden star of the evening if you choose to sport hair embellishments such as these. No matter how simple and straightforward your hairstyle is, these hair pieces will make it look like you spent hours at the hairstylist.
35. The Sophie Hunter
Apart from her unconventional beauty, Sophie Hunter is also known for her very luxurious and luscious locks. Therefore, she can sport even the simplest of hairstyles, because she will still look stunning.
36. The Gigi Hadid
Gigi is sporting here a very loose, messy, and comfortable hairdo. It’s a low bun, complete with a few strands that loosely frame her face. But what we truly adore is her hair color. The highlights in her blonde and caramel hair are swoon worthy.
37. The Alicia Vikander
The gorgeous Swedish actress won our hearts in The Danish Girl and now she’s scoring some major fashion points with this simple homecoming hairstyle. The former ballet dancer is a true inspiration for us.
38. The Faux Mohawk
If you’re looking for a bit of an edge hair wise for your homecoming bash, we suggest the faux Mohawk. It has all the punk rock attitude you can dream of, without you actually having to change your normal hair.
39. The Emma Watson
If anything, Emma Watson is a staple when it comes to elegance and good taste. Borrow this porcelain doll look in a few easy steps. Get out your curling iron and put it to good use once more.
40. The Blake Lively
If you want to be the main attraction as far as homecoming hairstyles go, then you have to go for the Blake Lively at the Met Gala look. Not only did she wear an outstanding rose-colored gown, but her hair was perfection as well.
41. Straightforward Homecoming Hairstyles
Sometimes, less really is more. Therefore, if you’re wearing a statement dress, oversized jewelry or dramatic makeup, you can simply straighten up your hair as means of styling it. Don’t be afraid of the minimal.
42. Braids Galore
Like we said before, braids are very on trend. These are simple French braids, twisted upside down and pinned to the head using some bobby pins. The result makes it look like the model has a crown made of braids.
43. The Rose Byrne
If you have heavy set bangs, then actress Rose Byrne should be your go-to inspiration. This is her sporting a very retro beehive, complete with bangs that almost cover her eyes and a few loose strands that frame her face.
44. The Jennifer Aniston
This Jennifer Aniston look from the Oscars a few years ago is the stuff of legend. Even though it is an amazingly simple hairstyle with a small braid in the front and her statement Rachel for the rest of the hair, Aniston still looks outstanding.
45. The Margo Robbie
If your celebration will be a formal and elegant one, then you have to turn to Margo as your homecoming hairstyles inspiration. This is her with a low chignon, side parting of the hair, and nude makeup.