This is not your mother’s prom tiara. Pop this on over your topknot for an edgy take on the prom queen staple. We especially love that this is a hairstyle most of us can do at home (for free!”> and that’s one less thing to worry about as you prep for prom!
Bun pin; NastyGal
We love when a red carpet starlet wears her jewels in her hair rather than the conventional necklace and earrings. If you plan on wearing your hair down to prom, add a jeweled headband and pin the pieces that frame your face back so that your features can be seen in your photos. Etsy or Pinterest have plenty of homemade headband inspiration for the DIY-er in you too.
Jeweled Headband; bando
If you’re rocking a dress with a simple silhouette, we recommend going all out with your hair accessories. This chain headpiece will definitely turn heads, and if you’re blessed with natural curls or waves they’ll look gorgeous with this crown on top! We’re thinking a major Khaleesi moment here.
Chain Headpiece; NastyGal
With hints of spring in the air, flower clips may be a way to not only think spring, but give your hair a pretty and soft look for the season. Stick one in a bun or on a low ponytail. Use them to sweep hair from your face, or just add a something a little different to your look for the day.
Flower clips; ASOS
Hair feathers have been trending in the bohemian and festival scene for a while, but they have a place in glamorous events as well. This take on the trend has a more Gatsby-esque feel, so it would pair beautifully with a silk prom gown or even 1920’s inspired beaded cocktail dress.
Feather Hair Piece; ASOS
Pearls were reincarnated as an edgy accessory on the runways this season, and we love this unexpected way of incorporating them into your prom look. Lace a string of pearls through your braid or prom updo for a look no one else will be have.
Pearls clip; ASOS
Section off one or two pieces of hair around your face and use pins or jeweled barrettes and clips to show off your facial features. Leave a few face-framing pieces out in the front.
Jeweled barrette; bando
Match your headband to your dress for a bold and pretty statement. We love that this messy bun is dressed up yet not too stuffy. The imperfection here is key to getting that it-girl look.
Burst headband; ASOS
If you want to keep the focus on your dress and makeup, add just a subtle touch of sparkle to your strands with these clip in hair charms.
Hair charms; NastyGal