Homecoming hair should not be as formal as what you wear to prom, but this does not mean that it should not be chic. It is still one of those events in your life that you should be able to look back to and smile. However, this will only be so if you choose not only the right attire but also a top notch headdress. Girls have varying tastes, and their hair types and lengths are also different and so what works for your friends might not be suitable for you. And so your individual preferences should always guide you in choosing the right style for this momentous event. Besides, make sure that the design you choose complements your outfit and that it can remain intact throughout the occasion. Here are 45 glamorous designs that will make it easy for you to choose an awe-inspiring hairstyle for your homecoming.
# 1 Crown Braid with Flowers
Even when you are not certain of the best style to have for your homecoming, you can always be confident that the crown braids will make you look chic. This particular one is very straightforward as you only need to knit a medium size Dutch braid that wraps around the head and accessorize it with flowers. However, the strands also have some subtle highlights that add to the beauty of the headdress.
The length, color and the curls on this hair are just perfect, and they are enough to give a lady a perfect hairdo for homecoming. These strands also have a fantastic styling that involves forming a simple side braid and combining it with the rest of the curly locks at the back before accessorizing with a large hair bow.
# 3 Intricately Twisted Homecoming Hair
You cannot go wrong with an updo whether you are going to prom or homecoming. This particular one involves twisting and pinning the long mane in an intricate design to create a captivating style. The locks also have a beautiful color with an impressive dazzle that also enhances the overall appearance.
# 4 Cute Formal Upstyle
Homecoming hair should not always be formal, but this does not mean that keeping things official will not work. An up style like this one might be perfect for prom, but it also works well for homecoming. It involves knitting a small braid that starts at the front and finishes in an elaborate design at the back. You will need plenty of pins and some skills to create this adorable headdress.
# 5 Gorgeous Half Up Style
Redheads always look stylish with most hairstyles, and so you are very lucky if you have such hair, and this is more so if it is long and shiny like this one. The styling involves sweeping back the long strands with curly ends and knitting the ones at the front into an intricate braid over the rest to form a half up design.
# 6 Sleek Wave and Side Sweep
Although braids and updos are the most popular styles for homecoming, there are still many other options. Here is an example of these alternatives, and it involves using hot tools or rollers to give your locks a subtle wave and styling them with a side part and by sweeping the hair to the side and over the shoulder.
# 7 Dutch Braid Updo
This beautiful style involves brushing back the hair and weaving it into a Dutch braid at the back. Your braid should be tight and neat starting on one side and ending on the other where you should accessorize it with a cute flower piece.
# 8 Fishtail Headband into an Updo
Homecoming season comes with some interesting hairdos, and you can expect to see anything from intricate to simple hairstyles. This one is not the most complicated one, but it still has quite an appealing appearance. It entails knitting a small fishtail twist that wraps at the front of the head like a headband and finishes into a twisted and pinned updo at the back.
# 9 Messy Chignon
You can still have all your hair up regardless of how long it is and this style proves this. These chocolate brown locks are quite long, but the styling is very useful in controlling their flow. To replicate it, you should sweep back the locks and tuck them into a chignon while using some hair pins to hold it in place. Make it loose and leave a few free locks to enhance the messy appearance.
# 10 Simple Fishtail Upstyle
Homecoming hair is all about keeping things simple and comfortable like in this beautiful hairdo. Here the long locks have some textured waves and a messy look, and you only have to knit a loose fishtail that wraps around the head to control the flow of your mane.
# 11 Easy and Elegant Updo
This style will not require a lot of effort to create, and you might not even need any professional assistance. It is a simple but still very elegant design that you can create by brushing back your strands and pinning them into a tight bun at the back to create a perfect updo for your homecoming.
# 12 Two Stacked Ponytails
Double ponytails are very trendy, and this is more so if you have a long curly hair with a beautiful color like this one. This style is also very easy to form because you only need to brush back the strands and section them into two. You should then tie each section into a ponytail to create the stacked design.
# 13 Adorable Bun
The gloss and the highlights on this long hair are fantastic, and they make it look neat and healthy. With such a perfect mane, you will have a very easy time styling it for your homecoming, and you will not have to complicate things to create an adorable design. Just combining it back and twisting it before tucking it into a tight bun is all the styling you need.
# 14 Classy and Intricate Upstyle
There is no formula for creating the perfect up style for your homecoming. The length, type, and color of your hair will determine the attractiveness of your updo. For hair like this, everything from the length to the tone is perfect, and so the lady only needs to pull it back and use some pins to form an intricate and classy updo for homecoming.
# 15 Super Pretty Half Updo
Homecoming designs do not have to be complicated to look elegant. In fact, a simple design like this half updo is more than enough to make you look magnificent. However, it only works for ladies with long hair, and it entails sweeping it back before twisting and pinning a few locks over the others.
# 16 Curly Perfection
Whether you have naturally curly locks or not, you can still wear this homecoming hair. It is an attractive hairdo that involves using rollers or a curling wand to form some natural looking curls throughout the head and finishing by sweeping back the hair. However, you also have to trim your strands slightly for some uniformity.
# 17 Neat Braided Updo
A braided updo like this one will only take you a couple of minutes to form for trained hands, but you can always be sure that it will still give you a glamorous headdress for your homecoming. It entails weaving the strands into a medium size twist that starts at the top and flows on the sides and ends in a tight and twisted bun low at the back.
# 18 Twisted Bun
A classic twisted bun like this one will also work well as your homecoming headdress. It is an excellent design for ladies with a thick long hair. The style is also not hard to create, and you will only need to use plenty of pins. To replicate it, you need to sweep back your long strands and twist them into an intricate bun while using pins to hold the design in place.
# 19 Twisted and Curled Updo
This beautiful headdress starts by coloring the strands to give them the subtle highlights and the healthy dazzle. You should then use a wand to curl them and then knit a mini Dutch braid that wraps around the head in a crown-like design. The last step is to twist the rest of the hair and combine it with the braid to form the updo.
# 20 Bubble Braided Ponytail
This hairstyle is all about weaving the strands to tame the flow of the long mane. To create the look, you will have to knit two Dutch braids on the sides and one French twist in the middle. You should then combine them at the back to form a bubble braided ponytail that you should finish by tying with an elastic band at the end.
# 21 French Fishtail Tieback with Curls
These strands already have a beautiful color and an impressive length meaning that they would still make an adorable homecoming hair design even without any styling. Their styling, however, entails knitting a simple fishtail tieback starting from a side part line and sweeping the rest of the strands into a simple face framing design.
# 22 Cute Twists into Double Buns
A simple headdress like this one will also make you look charming if you create it beautifully. It involves spinning your long strands on the sides and then finishing them into two neat and cute buns at the back. The strands also have a beautiful color and a medium volume which also add some beauty to the overall appearance.
# 23 Waterfall Braid Pullback into French Braids
You should not always stick to the traditional homecoming hairstyles because you can stand out with a unique design like this one. It is an attractive style that involves knitting your strands into waterfall braids on the sides that transition into French braids which should be below them. You should then combine everything and tie the hair into a neat ponytail.
# 24 Four-Strand French Pull Back
The four-strand French pull back braid will require some effort, and this is more so when trying to figure out how to do it. Once you master it, you can always be confident that it will give you a beautiful hairstyle. To create a look like this one, you should have the pull back braid on one side and leave the rest of the strands to flow freely.
# 25 Beautiful French Twist Bun
Twisting hair is quite simple, and this is why it is always part of most ladies hairdos. Apart from the intricate twisting throughout the head this style also has a loose French braid that flows on the side, and it combines all the strands at the back to form a tight twisted bun.
# 26 Loose and Messy Twisted Bun
Regardless of the style that you choose as your homecoming hair, you should first make sure that your strands have a fantastic color. For this design, you should start by highlighting it with some brown and blonde streaks and then giving it some thick curls. The last step in creating this look is the styling, and for this you should pull back the strands and twist them intricately. You should them finish by pinning them into a loose and messy updo at the back.
# 27 Perfect Pony
The color of this hair is just breathtaking, and it comes from painting the honey brown strands with a golden blonde hue in a sombre pattern. Apart from this, the strands also have some beautiful curls which you can create with a curling wand. To create the beautiful style, you should then sweep back the curly locks and tie them into a tight ponytail. Also, maintain a few free locks at the front to spice up the headdress.
# 28 Effortless Braid and Upstyle
This homecoming updo will work for any woman with a long hair regardless of the volume. For your style to look this adorable, you will first need to give the strands a beautiful color that entails introducing a light brown shade to the ends of the chocolate brown locks to create an ombre pattern. You should then knit a small braid that flows on the sides and finishes it into a relaxed and messy bun at the back.
# 29 Winding Lace Braid
A stylish winding braid like this one will turn heads everywhere you go, and the best thing about it is that creating it is not as hard as it may look. Apart from the winding design it also ends in a braided bun at the back. The design also has some feathered pieces and some cute pink flowers that make it look super cute.
# 30 Edgy Faux-Hawk
If you have enough courage to try out something edgy for your homecoming hair, this is the style for you. It is a beautiful faux hawk design that makes the glossy black hair look fantastic. To form it, you will need to pull and pin the strands in the middle of the head in a bubble like design. Although the edgy look is what makes this an attractive style for homecoming, it also has a rebel appeal which means that it can work as a casual design.
# 31 Lovely Chignon Upstyle
Chignons are a perfect alternative for buns, and they make fantastic hairstyles when you want to break away from the norm. This beautiful design started with a long and highlighted curly hair, and it is very easy to form. To wear this look, you will need to create a soft center part at the top and use it to brush the strands to the sides and back where you should finish by tucking it into a loose chignon.
# 32 Smart Crown
Your homecoming hair should strike a balance between a casual and formal look. This style is a perfect example of this, and it involves weaving your strands into a loose medium size crown braid. The crown should only incorporate a few of the strands, and you should leave the rest to flow to the sides, back and over the face freely.
# 33 Soft Twisted Chignon
Here is another demonstration of just how glamorous a chignon can look with a long and voluminous hair. It is also a very straightforward design, and you will only need plenty of pins and some skills to create it. The style will entail brushing back your tresses and twisting them before pinning them at the back to form a thick chignon.
# 34 Textured Curls and Rope Twist
The natural beauty of these textured curly locks is what makes this an adorable hairdo. If you have such hair or can make your long blonde locks look like this, you will not need to do anything complicated to form a refined headdress for your homecoming. For an appearance like this one, you will only need to make your curls loose by brushing them out to create some beach waves. You should then finish by twisting a few strands from the sides to form two rope twists that combine at the back and over the rest of the hair. Also, accessorize with a cute brooch for a stylish finish.
# 35 Balayage Half Updo
Balayage is the best technique that you can use to give your strands a perfect color. In this design, it helps to give the long brown locks some partial highlights at the front which are essential for creating the perfect homecoming headdress. Once you have the color, you only need to form a center part and use some pins to tie a few locks over the rest to create a half updo style.
# 36 Inspiring Upstyle
Any woman looking at this style will want to have it as her homecoming hair. It is a very attractive design that you can replicate by coloring your long mane with a golden blonde hue. The only other thing that a lady will need to do is to weave the strands into a simple side braid that ends in a braided bun at the back.
# 37 Captivating Braided Chignon
The chignon is not just about pulling back and tucking your strands because you can still spice it up with some braids. To create a sassy design like this one you should knit two simple twists that start on the sides and end into a tight and braided chignon at the back.
# 38 Messy Side Bun
Adjusting the position of your bun can help make your homecoming updo interesting. This style demonstrates an effortless way to do this, and it entails brushing back the strands and tying them into a tight and twisted bun on the side. You also have to give the design a slight mess to spice it up, and you should finish it by accessorizing with a cute headband.
# 39 Luxurious French Braid Updo
The fancy twisting on this hairdo is very inventive, and it is perfect for taming the flow of your long mane. Apart from the twist the style also has a medium size French braid on the side that combines with the layered and twisted hair at the back to form a beautiful updo. You will need lots of pins to hold the up style in place and some skills to create it.
# 40 Soft and Sexy Face Framing Design
This big sexy hair has a blowout style, but this is not the only thing that makes it a charming design for your homecoming. The strands also have a beautiful brown shade with subtle streaks and waves, and its awesome styling entails forming a center part and sweeping the strands into a face frame.
# 41 Elegant Braids on Curls
Your hair color should always be the first thing to work on if you want to wear a chic style like this one. These locks have a dark brown base shade and some blonde streaks that give it an adorable overall tone. To style it, you only need to knit a headband braid that ends on the side and over the long textured and curly strands.
# 42 Dutch Fishtails and Bun
Your long honey brown locks with blonde streaks deserve an innovative styling if you want to have a memorable homecoming. An updo is a perfect choice for your locks, and this one entails weaving two Dutch fishtails that start at the front and finish them in a tucked bun at the back.
# 43 Glamorous Wave
The wavy pattern on this hairdo is just breathtaking, and it makes it look glamorous. There are many things that you can do to replicate it, but this will only be possible if you have a thick long hair that also has a perfect texture. You also need to trim the ends of the hair for some uniformity and finish by pinning some strands at the back to form a half up design.
# 44 Messy Bun-Hawk
If you are one of the ladies looking for a design that brings out their inner punk, you should go for this creative mohawk. Although it seems a little casual, it is still ideal for this momentous occasion. It involves pulling and pinning the strands in the middle of the head into a loose and messy mohawk-like bun.
# 45 Romantic Pastel Updo
The bright pastel shades in this headdress are the highlight of the design, but this would not be an ideal homecoming design without the twisting. Once you have the pink and blue pastel shades, you should pull back you strands and twist them on the sides before finishing them into a twisted updo at the back.
Your homecoming hair should just be perfect because this is probably one of the most memorable events in your life. However, it is still essential to make sure that it is comfortable to wear and easy to achieve. I hope, you will not have a hard time choosing the right style because the gallery above will offer you some helpful ideas.