Belle Mariano with a ponytail and Nikki de Moura with curly hair.

Prom is a rite of passage for most teenage girls; it’s also one you can opt out of if you’re the Kat Stratford type. However, if prom night is a big deal for you, you should put a lot of thought into it: from your outfit to your makeup and hair. It’s a life event that only happens once and has major core memory potential – your chosen #lewk will be immortalized in photos (and your friends’ TikToks) forever.

To help you out, here are some timeless and easy hairstyles to try. These classic looks will withstand trends and can be customized to suit your personality and preferences.

Sleek Ponytail

Think Ariana Grande or Euphoria’s Alexa Demie – go for a sleek, low-maintenance ponytail that will look amazing throughout the evening. The key to is adding that shine factor, as seen here on actress Belle Mariano.

Boost shine by making sure your hair is smooth from roots to ends. You can achieve this by running a clean spoolie through your hair to keep baby strands in place. Spritz on some hairspray to lock the style in.

Make the rest of your hair extra glossy with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum, which delivers five smoothing benefits. It fights frizz, detangles knots, boosts shine, adds softness, and tames flyaways. Take a single pump and apply it to your hair, concentrating on the ends.

Pinned-up Curls

Getting a jaw-dropping hair makeover for prom night is tempting, but it can backfire. If you have , try going bigger and bolder. Celebrate your hair’s natural texture instead of straightening it for the event. You could also get like model Nikki de Moura’s. The warm shade adds lightness to your hair and makes you look like you have a fresh tan.

Make your hair smooth and tangle-free with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo. It infuses your locks with moisture from five flower essences for frizz-free and fragrant curls. After drying, pin your hair up on one side while keeping the rest volumized for a fun, retro look. Gen Z is the “throwback generation,” after all.

Romantic Waves

One can never go wrong with smooth, romantic waves, as seen here on Maine Mendoza. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need naturally wavy hair to pull it off. If you have fine hair, use large barrel rollers and hairspray to create volume. For an even more romantic aura, sweep your waves to one side to show off your ear and neckline.

Half-Pony 2.0

The humble half ponytail can be prom-worthy with proper styling. This relaxed, easy-going hairstyle gives off a fun and youthful vibe. How do you make it suitable for a big evening event? First and foremost, avoid using a butterfly clamp to pin your hair. Ditch that (for now) with an inconspicuous hair elastic. After tying your hair in a half ponytail, take a small section and wrap it around to cover the elastic. Secure it with bobby pins.

Add loose waves to the ends of your hair with a curling iron for a little something extra, or channel with a sleek and straight version. For straighter hair, use VitaKeratin Treatment Brazilian Straight. The product uses vitamin B3 and to nourish hair and make it smooth and glossy, making it straight without the heat and harsh chemicals usually found in straightening products.

Wispy Updo

Channel ethereal forest nymph glam with a wispy updo, as seen here on Nadine Lustre. If you’re up for a haircut, ask your stylist for face-framing that are longer on the sides. Choose your preferred updo – chignon, side bun, braided bun, etc. – but make it loose and a bit “messy” to complement your bangs. Use a small flat iron to create micro flips on the ends for a feathery look. Spritz on some hairspray to hold the style in place.

Make a statement on prom night with a hairstyle that you love and won’t regret. Don’t forget to be yourself, own your look, and most of all, have fun.