50 Stunning Prom Hairstyles That Will Steal The Show

So, you’ve found the perfect dress. Now it’s time to turn your attention to the second most important decision, your hair. When it comes to prom, it’s only natural to want every detail to be perfect. As such, choosing the right hairstyle is a major deal. To make matters a little more complicated, if you have long hair, there are countless options from which to choose. Luckily, we can help you find the perfect ponytail, bun, braid, or loose look for you. Here are the best prom hairstyles for long hair that will impress anyone.

RELATED: The Best Prom Hairstyles for All Hair Lengths

1. Side Ponytail

A side ponytail may be simple, but it can also be seriously romantic and chic, particularly on long locks. To achieve the look, start by creating a deep side part on one side of your head. Then, sweep your hair into a low ponytail on the other side and secure with an elastic. Finally, conceal the elastic with by wrapping it in a strip of hair.

2. High Bun with Braid

Creating a high bun with a wrap-around braid may take a little practice, but once you nail it, you’ll love its look. Alternatively, have a hairdresser recreate the style for you, but remember to ask for it to be kept loose a little messy.

3. Messy Bun

If you plan on wearing a statement makeup look to your prom, consider a simple hairstyle to balance your look. A messy bun is one such style and can appear seriously glamorous when paired with a smoky eye or bold lip.

4. Twists and Braid

A messy ponytail braid is great for prom but adding a unique twist will make the look perfect. So, if you’re after a statement hairstyle for the special night, consider the combination of twists and a loose plait. Not only does it look stylish, but it’s also easy to create.

5. Low Ponytail

A low ponytail can make a surprisingly good prom hairstyle for anyone with long locks. To make the look a little more exciting, opt for sleek, straight strands on top and a full and waved pony.

6. Topknot with Mini Braid

Make your usual topknot a prom-ready hairstyle with the addition of cute and chic mini braid. The fashion-forward look is perfect for achieving a special style and standing out from the crowd. Additionally, it’ll keep your long hair out of your face while you hit up the dance floor.

7. Pinned Curls

If you have natural curls, prom is the perfect time to pin them up and show them off. To achieve a gorgeous pinned style, split your hair horizontally into three sections at the back of your head. Pull back the sides and secure each section with an elastic, pushing the top forward to create volume. Then, finish by pinning up your curls to hide the elastics.

8. Cornrow Braids with Ponytail

If you have naturally thick and curly hair, cornrow braids with a ponytail can make an excellent option for prom. To achieve the style, create a deep side part and French braid your hair across the top, pulling pieces from underneath throughout the process. Once the braids reach behind your ear, stop and secure the rest of your hair into a ponytail.

9. Waterfall Braids

Waterfall braids project seriously killer prom vibes. The style, which works best on loosely curled or waved locks, can be created by allowing top pieces to fall loose as you gather them into your braid.

10. Retro Curls

Are you wearing a vintage dress to prom? Why not partner it with gorgeous retro curls? The trick to pulling off this stunning style is to pin back the sides and pin up a few loose curls on top of your head.

11. Teased Updo

Teasing your hair by backcombing it at the roots before gently pinning it into an updo will add exceptional volume. It’ll also inject a beautiful ethereal appearance into your prom look.

12. Simple Half Bun

Not all prom hairstyles have to be intricate to be stunning. A simple half bun can appear amazingly stylish when worn with long hair. just remember to keep the look relaxed for a romantic appearance.

13. Messy Braid

A messy, thick and twisted French braid is a lovely hairstyle for special occasions. Not only does it have an entirely charming appearance, but it will also show off your dress, makeup, and jewelry perfectly.

14. Curled Half-Up Style

Whether your curls are natural or created with the help of a wand, wearing them in a half-up style can be an excellent choice for prom. Not only will the style display your lusciously long locks, but it’ll also show off your face.

15. Pinned Back Side

Beachy waves paired with a pinned back side create a seriously killer prom hairstyle. To up the glam factor on the look, choose a decorative pin or clip to hold back your hair. Whether it’s feathered or jeweled, a statement pin will seriously amp up this chic style.

16. Stacked Mini Buns

Stacked mini buns are a playful way to create a half-up hairstyle. To achieve the look, start by dividing your hair horizontally into two halves. Then, split the top half horizontally into three ponytails. Finish by twisting each pony and coiling them into buns before securing with pins or elastics.

17. Dutch Braid Bun

Prom is an excellent time to try out new and exciting hairstyles. Rock up to the dance with a Dutch braid and bun for example, and you’re sure to make others jealous with your unique look.

18. Wrapped Ponytail

Adding an easy twist to a regular ponytail will help take it from standard to stunning. For a look that you’re bound to love, try leaving the side sections of your hair loose and wrapping them lightly around the base of your pony once it’s secured.

19. Ethereal Updo with Headband

When partnered with a gorgeous headband, a relaxed updo can instantly change from messy to mesmerizing. A metal design that appears like a piece of jewelry will do the job perfectly for prom.

20. Simple Side-Part

Not into fussy updo hairstyles? Consider opting for a loose look instead. A simple side-part can quickly inject all the elegance you need into long, straight locks for the night.

21. Messy Bun with Double Headband

Adding a double headband to a messy bun can create a gorgeous and chic look. Just remember to pull the hair in between the two sections to achieve extra volume and style.

22. Braided Half-Up Style

A braided half-up hairstyle is fun, flirty, and fashionable. Rock the look for your special night if you’re after a style that offers a modern take on glamour.

23. Curled Updo

You can create an excellent curled updo by curling your hair with a wand and allowing it to set in rollers. Then, gently pin-up pieces along the sides of your head and at the nape of your neck. Finally, secure with hairspray to ensure your style has staying power.

24. Crown Braid

You don’t need to be named queen to rock a crown to your prom. All you need is a little practice with braids, and you’ll soon have a hairstyle fit for a royal.

25. Glamour Waves

Your prom may not have a red carpet, but that doesn’t mean your hair shouldn’t look worthy of one. As such, glamour waves are an excellent choice and will inject a chic Hollywood style into your look.

26. Naturally Textured Updo

If you have naturally curly hair, make the most of it for your prom. An excellent way to do so is by showing off your natural texture with a stylishly relaxed, high updo.

27. Straight and Sleek

Wearing your long hair sleek and straight is sure to turn heads, especially if it’s full of volume and shine. You can also add a sharp middle part to make the style even more eye-catching and bold.

28. High Rope Braid

If you’re in need of a fierce hairstyle to match your killer dress, you need not look further than a high ponytail with a rope braid. The fabulous look will earn you serious style points and is almost effortless to achieve.

29. Mini Buns

Not all prom hairstyles have to be whimsical and enchanting. If you prefer a look that’s a little more modern and exciting, why not try mini buns instead of a standard updo?

30. Decorative Topknot

Accessorizing your hairstyle with headbands, clips, and pins is a great way to create a statement look. As these elements add all the decoration you need, you can save time and effort by opting for a simple style, such as a topknot.

31. Sleek High Ponytail

Take a cue from Ariana Grande. The sleek high ponytail is back, and its sexier than ever. Sleek ponytails are cute and stylish. Which is what makes it the ideal hairstyle for your last high school hurrah. This playful pony is perfect for laid-back ladies who are after a DIY prom hairstyle.

32. Boho Braids

Boho styles are ideal for proms as they are young, pretty and soft. Braid two small sections from the front of your face backward to meet at the back. Either turn the two strands into one braid or tie them into a bun for this adorable, gypsy style. Add some movement or a few soft waves to the rest of your hair, but keep it simple.

33. Lose Braided Bun

Sleek ballerina buns are great, but sometimes for prom its best to keep things soft and simple. This braided bun is elegant, youthful and chic. It has just enough detail to keep from being boring but is not too overdone at the same time. It is a classic, and one of the most popular prom hairstyles, for a very good reason.

34. Elegant Twists

Don’t even worry about a trip to the salon. Twists are one of the easiest styles to achieve. Just take an inch-wide section of hair from the front of your head and twist backwards, picking up more strands and twisting them. Secure the strands at the back with a bobby pin. Either repeat this on the other side and join your two twists or tuck a single twist behind a small section of hair at the back of your head. Leaving one side of your hair twisted and one side to fall freely.

35. Head Pieces for Prom

From headbands to decorative clips, scarfs, and fascinators, headpieces can be a cool and stunning way to add a unique detail to your prom hair. You can never go wrong with a classic and timeless beaded headband, or a subtly beaded clip with a bun.

36. Dutch Crown Braid

If a real crown or headpiece is a little too much for you, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on being a princess for the night. Try rocking this stunning Dutch crown braid. It will truly have you feeling like royalty.

37. Double Braided Ponytail

Give the popular ponytail a pretty edge by adding some cute double braids to the side of your head. Braid two sections of hair on either side of your head. Leave out one of the braids and pull the remaining length back into a ponytail. Wrap the braid which you left out earlier around the base of your pony and secure with a bobby pin.

38. Side Swept Curls

One of the most classic prom hairstyles to date, side-swept curls are simple and universally flattering. This stunning style is perfect for the no-fuss girl who just wants an effortless yet glamorous look.

39. Fishtail Braid

A little different to a standard French or Dutch braid, the fishtail braid is pretty, yet slightly edgy. Wear it loose to channel your inner mermaid or adorn your hair with decorative clips for a more feminine take.

40. Faux Bob

If you want to partake in the bob or lob trend, but don’t want to part with your long locks, fake it until you make it, girl. Everyone will think you’ve made the cut, with this stunning faux bob.

41. Prom Hairstyle with Flowers

If your prom is during the warmer months why not add some fresh florals to your style? From flower crowns to clips, or scattered blooms in braids, there are many ways you can add some petals to your hairstyle. Get creative with your hair, and pair this look with a simple, boho dress.

42. DIY Up do

You can still get a salon-quality updo at home, without splashing the cash. A classy low bun is the easiest style to do yourself. Roll your hair up, into the nape of your neck and secure with pins. Leave some pieces out around your face for a soft, elegant look.

43. DIY Half Up Half Down Style

From twists, to top knots, beautiful braids or half ponytails, when it comes to doing it yourself, half up half down styles are incredibly easy. We love this easy stunning twisted style.

44. DIY Hair Down

Save yourself a buck, especially if you want to wear your hair down. There is nothing wrong with curling, waving or straightening your own hair for prom. For this stunning pin-up look, take large strands of hair and wrap them around your curling iron. Ensure you keep the sections flat at all times. Brush the curls out for beautiful bouncy waves and lightly run some anti-frizz through the ends.

45. Braided Side Bun

Give the classic braided bun a modern touch by pulling it to one side. Allow the braids from one side to extend all the way across the back of your head and into the bun on the other side. Pull out a few strands to create a softer style.

46. Tousled Waves

Beach, punk and boho babes alike all love a tousled wave, and it’s easy to see why. This stunning style is low maintenance, effortless and will suit any dress. It is perfect for laid-back girls who want that ‘woke up like this’ or ‘beach babe’ look.

47. Upside Down Braid into Bun

Glam meets boho with this super cool upside down braided bun. This style is perfect to incorporate a little edge into a slick updo, and it will absolutely have you standing out in the crowd.

48. Reverse Headband

The reverse headband is on-trend, yet timeless. This is another stunning style to channel your inner boho vibes. Go for a simple metal headband with either beaded or leaf-like detailing. This style can be worn with straight hair, curls or even with a low ponytail or bun.

49. Double Braided Bun

If you want your braided bun to stand out from the rest, try this stunning double braided style. Double braids are also great for long hair, which might be a little too heavy for a single braid.

50. Bows For Prom

Take some old school style cues from Bridget Bardot and bring back the cutesy oversized bow. Bows are fun, feminine and flirty, making them the perfect addition to any prom hairstyle.


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Top 40 Best Sporty Hairstyles for Workout

We all know that gym is not a runway, and you should focus on shaping your body and keeping it healthy and fit, rather than showing off latest fashion trends. But, it doesn’t mean that you should not try to look pretty without any makeup or extravagant clothing. In fact, you can still show your sense of style through the sportswear you pick and other important details like your hairstyle. To save you the extra effort, here are the top 40 best sporty hairstyles you should wear for workouts.

1. Spiral Cascading Ponytail

The most popular hairstyle you see in the gym or in the park, where you usually workout, is the ponytail. On one hand, it’s so comfortable, while on the other it’s also very standard. So, spice up your workout ponytail by adding a one-sided braid to the construction. Spread your ponytail hair and start braiding from the top and gradually increase the distance between the braid and the hair band. Remember to keep the braid loose so it can curl up at the end. If it’s too firm, you will get a heavy baggage on your head that looks nothing like a curl.


2. Boxer Braid Cage for Extra Curly Hair + Balayage

We know and acknowledge the struggle people with curly hair go through. And although workout hairstyles should never be an issue for this type of hair, unlike straightening, here’s a fun way to turn your day at the gym into another fashion event. Try out permanent or temporary balayage hairstyles. Use your imagination, especially if you like bright colors. If not, have a look at our guide and pick a hairstyle that appeals to you the most. Then, organize your rebellious hair into badass boxer braids.


3. Boxer Braid Armageddon

Do you know why boxer braids are one of the most versatile hairstyles for the gym? Because they keep the entire hair out of your face and stick to your head for the most part, unlike regular braids and ponytails that keep dangling in the back as you jump or run. So, here’s a great quadro-braid in boxer style. Don’t feel bad if your braids don’t look as thick as these‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√묨‚àÇ a small hint: use hair extensions.

4. The PonyBraid

If you don’t mind a more complicated hairstyle, try this one. Start with a braid on the front, right above your forehead, then assemble your entire hair and the front braid into a ponytail. Then, keep braiding the tail. For a particularly fancy effect, you can wrap a piece of hair around the hair band, but that might make you hair-conscious all day if you plan a tough workout.


5. Schoolgirl Braids

There are some of us who make entire preparations for the gym, and others, who have only 15 minutes to get out of the house. For the latter, here’s a simple workout hairstyle that looks cute and sporty at the same time. Rocking two side braids is never hard, especially if you have a color detail somewhere around them.


6. Dutch Braid for Layered Hair

Layered hair never looks good in a ponytail. Try a simple Dutch braid instead. Depending on your hair type, you can add some hair clips to make sure the design doesn’t fall off. At the end, finish the hairstyle with a ponytail that will keep the braid strong and in place.


7. Segmented Ponytail

Are you an anti-braid person? We understand it. And here’s an alternative for you. Segmented ponytails are not only great sporty hairstyles, but they’ve also appeared on Red Carpets. They are great for thick and thin hair. You can keep it slick or you can pancake some hair in between the bands to make the tail look more luxurious. Secret tip: the more hair you pancake and the puffier it becomes, the less heavy your hair will be. So, if you’re not going after revenge on someone, make it nice and fancy.


8. Double the Side Braid

This is not just a side braid; it’s double the side braid! If you want to cover more hair on your head, but don’t want the braids to be too big, split them up. Combine the two braids into a single one at the end.


9. Pancaked Dutch Braid + Messy

Here’s a bit of truth; no matter how slick your hair looks in the beginning, you’re always going to end up with a messy after-workout style at the end. If your gym hair looks just as clean-cut as it did in the morning, then, girl, you definitely didn’t put your soul into today’s workout. Should we let your trainer know? So, why not try the messy Dutch hair that is finished with a ponytail and slightly pancaked on the top? Good idea, we know!


10. Ponytail Split + Single Braid

Now, you might not go to the gym with this hairstyle, but you might want to take the morning run wearing this. Very simple in the front, and a surprise in the back! Split your hair into three parts, and braid the middle section. Then unite all the three into a simple ponytail. And you’re done!

11. Side Braids Merge into Ponytail

This beautiful hairstyle that will take only 5 minutes but can accompany you to a formal ball, is a nice way of spicing up the gym ponytail. Keep your hair messy so there is some volume inside, then work your way to the back of your head with side braids, and finally, merge the braids with the rest of the hair in a mid-level ponytail.

12. Pancake Braid + High Ponytail

If you have a round face shape or a small forehead and would like to change a few details, try this hairstyle. It’s great for workout time and lifts your hair on the top with a short pancaked braid.

13. Segmented Ponytail + Dutch Braid Attitude

Remember the segmented ponytail? If you like the hairstyle, but wouldn’t want it dangling in the back, show some Dutch braid attitude and stick it to your head. The only disadvantage is that you can’t pancake it, as you’ll most likely mess up the rest of the construction. If you never needed it to look full, lose no time and go for it.

14. French Braid Updo

Only an updo can top a ponytail or a braid when it comes to comfortable sporty hairstyles for the gym. Start with a beautiful French braid on the top and work it towards either side of your head. Then, put it in an updo with the rest of the hair just before reaching the top of your hair. You can keep it slick and organized, or pancaked and messy.

15. Level Up on the Messiness

Not a fan of cuteness in our previous hairstyle? You can easily get rid of it by increasing the messiness in your braid and the bun. Don’t pay attention to pieces of hair that couldn’t make the bun, they will not move a lot as you work out.

16. French Braid + Braid Bun

This hairstyle looks especially beautiful on long hair. Start with a very brief French braid on the top and once you reach the center of your head, break free from the rest of the hair and keep braiding. Then, put your loose hair in a bun, and wrap it with the braid you just created. Remember that you don’t have to braid till the end, there are many braided hair bands (that look exactly like a hair braid) you can finish this hairstyle with.


17. Bun + Braid Multiplied by Messiness

Don’t feel like wearing an overexposed braid but still don’t want a plain bun? Here’s a quick solution! Braid a small piece of hair, keep it loose and messy, wrap it around the bun, and tuck parts of it in. The curls and layers will be visible, but the braid itself will be hidden.


18. Kitty Cat Buns

Would you rather look cute than sexy in the gym? Well, this hairstyle is ideal for you then. Start by parting your hair in halves and putting them in high ponytails on both sides of your hair. Then, tease the hair to make it fluffy (if it’s naturally thin), wrap the ponytail around itself and fix with bobby pins. Make it messy, and fix it with fingers until you’re happy with the results. Most importantly, make sure to give it a few test jumps, just to see if it will fall off. If it does, more bobby pins!


19. Rope Braid

A rope braid is always more unique than a standard one, so if you’re the kind of a person who avoids clichés and goes after the original, this hairstyle might be your best match. It looks great on any hair length and color!


20. Split Ponytail. Mini Version

Remember the ponytail hairstyle split with a braid in the middle? If not, refer back to the 10th point of our list. Well, it’s the same logic here, only this hairstyle is great for short hair, as the braid is much smaller. This style is right of the runway, so feel free to make the running track your own catwalk.


21. “Hair Crush’

Cleverly named “Hair Crush’ by the creators, this hairstyle is a storm of freshness, and that’s mainly due to the vibrant blue color. Did you think this is a braid? Surprise! It’s actually a series of ponytail saltos. Start with the first ponytail on the top, then flip it around. Take the hair again, and make another ponytail, repeat the flip‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√묨‚àÇ you can do this endlessly.


22. Fishtail Braid + Messy Bun

Don’t you love the bun + braid combos? They are so feminine and comfortable. Our next workout hairstyle is all about the messy bun and the top fishtail braid. The fishtail braid looks more complicated, but it actually doesn’t require any special skills, so just go for it!


23. The Braid IS the Bun

Start braiding your hair from the top, getting rid of all the hair noise before your eyes. Then, gently wrap the braid around itself and make a bun! Feel free to pancake it as much as you want. Make sure to have a few bobby pins in stock for fixation, and you’re ready for the gym!

24. Rope Bun Wrapped with a Braid

This workout hairstyle gives you more texture and diversity in a single look and is really easy to pull off. Separate a piece of hair from the rest and start braiding it. Let it fall on your side and await its fate. Take the rest of the hair and twist. Don’t pull it away from you, in fact, leave a soft grip so that the twisted hair naturally forms a rope. Fix it in place with a hair band, and only then wrap the braid around it. Do the final fixes with bobby pins.


25. Fluffy Dutch Braid

If you have heavy highlights, we do recommend you to try this braid. It starts with a slightly pancaked Dutch braid, which you should twist and fix at the end. Now, the key to get this same effect is using your fingers to separate the hair and even to comb it right before starting to work on it. Finally, use hair extensions, if your hair is simply not thick enough.


26. Ballerina Braid Bun

This hairstyle is a mix of a Dutch or inverted braid on the sides, a firm bun, and a braid wrap around it. It’s very comfortable if you like your hair tight, but if you get headaches from wearing your hair in tight ponytails, you might want to skip to our next hairstyle.


27. Alien Fashion and a Combo Mix

Go all in with three different types of braids and a super-detailed wrapping experience. The construction consists of regular side braids, neighbored with rope braids, and a massive Dutch braid on the top. We have a feeling you will need some human resources for this look.


28. Elvish Scissors

I like to call this hairstyle “Elvish Scissors,’ because that’s where it probably originated, deep in the forests of Thranduil (Welcome, geeky ladies!). Think two inverted side braids and another pair of fishtail braids that come combined into one at the end. A warning from us, if a regular braid allows you to hit one person at a time, this one can work on three people at once! I hope they don’t cancel your membership to the gym.


29. Hair Knot + Headband

Are you craving to bring the retro back? Here’s some help. Rock this simple and messy hair knot and the hair scarf for your next workout session. It speaks of playfulness, so focus on your workout, rather than looks, and comfort, of course!

30. Simplicity is the Key

Finally, if you’re really into your workout, and don’t want to spend even 15 minutes on your hair for it, here’s the simplest option. Put your hair in a ponytail, wrap the hair band with a strip of hair, make a cute knot and enjoy your day! Most importantly, stay healthy and fit!

31. Four Strand Temple Braid

Sweeping hair away from falling into the face is not a unique choice, so making it a four-strand braid is a great way to spice things up! Add a high ponytail, and this is one of the best sport hairstyles because it is practical, but it also looks super cute ” and what’s more energizing than looking adorable?


32. Tight Dutch Braid Trio and Bun

I suspect that the difference between cornrows and Dutch braids is simply a question of size. So this Olympic runner has two side cornrows, and one thick Dutch braid that adds volume to the top of the head. To really prevent any strands, not from the front or the back, the hair was swept back into a tight bun, which is a perfect workout hairstyle for anyone who has a very cramped gym.


33. Fishtail Crown Wrap Around with Messy Top Knot

There is absolutely no reason why sporty hairstyles can’t be feminine and soft. This wrap around braid is a little thicker because it’s a fishtail, which gives the appearance of volume, while still keeping hair away from the face. The messy top knot is a playful touch.


34. Dutch to Ponytail Braid Transformation

This lush Dutch braid is thick and romantic ” perfect to totally wow the other gym goers. It is certainly one of the more astounding and attention grabbing sporty hairstyles. It features a wrap around Dutch braid that becomes a regular braid at the nape of the neck.


35. Lazy Gym Top Knot with Headband

Suffice it to say, some of these workout hairstyles would probably take the same amount of time to create as your workout. When practicality is more important than cuteness, a quick topknot suffices, and you can use a non-slip headband to keep strands from falling into your eyes.


36. Upside Down Dutch Braid with Top Knot

While ponytails really are excellent workout updos, some of us get easily distracted by the long tail hitting against our shoulders. That’s when a top knot is the better choice. This take is super clean, thanks to a Dutch braid that starts at the base of the neck, and moves up into a top knot.


37. Sextuple Dutch Braids

If your preference lies with ultra tight sporty hairstyles that have absolutely no risk of falling apart, you definitely want to consider some Dutch braids. The more hair you have, the more braids you should create, and 6 braids are certainly the right number for someone with a lot of thick hair. One word of warning ” this sporty hairstyle can cause headaches.


38. Adorable Double Top Knot

Are single top knots too mainstream? I hear ya. Play it up and have some fun with a double top knot! Unlike a bun, this is a quicker and messier style that will really keep the hair away from interrupting your exercise regimen.


39. Dutch Fishtail Pull Back

Who said that you have to quit being a mermaid, just because you’re jogging on two legs?! Channel a bit of that oceany goodness with a Dutch fishtail. In this case, instead of keeping the fishtail all the way down, once the hair reaches the nape of the neck it turns into a regular ponytail, with a single strand of hair wrapped around the base to camouflage the hair band.


40. Lush Pull Through Braid

The pull through braid is also known as a faux braid, and it has the same effect as a Dutch braid, but with half the effort! It does an exquisite job keeping the hair neat, so it is one of the easier but still effective workout hairstyles. Of course, if you keep the braid as volumized as it is in this picture, it is somewhat likelier to fall apart, so you might want a tighter take on this sporty hairstyle.


Photos courtesy of Twist Me Pretty, Instagram

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Jazz fan goes viral for huge hair

April 20, 2019 by Larry Brown

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A Utah Jazz fan went viral on Saturday night for her wild hairstyle after being shown on TV by ESPN.

Late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the Jazz’s first-round playoff series with the Houston Rockets, ESPN showed the woman on TV. Her hair, which was puffed out nearly a foot high, was magnificent:

This is the most amazing thing I’ve seen since aquanet got pulled off the market

— CJ Fogler (@cjzer0) April 21, 2019

Folks on the internet were instantly captivated by her and her hair:

This Utah Jazz fan looks like Khabib Nurmagomedov with his hat

— 69 (@ftbeard_17) April 21, 2019

— Bailey Carlin (@BaileyCarlin) April 21, 2019

— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) April 21, 2019

— Tim Ryan (@TheSportsHernia) April 21, 2019

I thought that ladies hair was that thing they do to people on tv where they goof on your melon with a funhouse mirror. That’s her goin’ out helmet? I stopped caring about the game and need specifics on that as a look.

— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) April 21, 2019

— Kenjac (@KenJac) April 21, 2019

The public demands answers. We need to know more about this ‘do.

Dwyane Wade Explains His Major Hairstyle Change

When Dwyane Wade took to the court earlier this week, he had a distinctly different look.

Wade has always idolised Allen Iverson.

Now, he resembles him.

“I’m trying my inner Allen Iverson,” Wade told The Sun-Sentinel this week.

“There’s a lot of factors. I’ve been growing my hair. I’m growing my hair to do different looks and I decided to do a different look.

“Once I got it done, I was like, ‘You know what? I’m going to do it in a game.’ I’ve gotten my hair braided like three times in practice, but I haven’t worn it in a game. But I felt I was game ready.”

Wade elaborated on his Iverson fandom in a recent Instagram post.

“I remember being in my driveway trying to master A.I. Crossovers over and over until I got it right,” Wade wrote. “After MJ, AI is my favorite player. One of two reasons that I wear the number 3. I modelled my game after him and Mike.”

Wade said he wasn’t sure how long the braids would last, but he’s rolling with it for now.

This might just be the very definition of “real recognise real”.

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1. The Dramatic Ponytail

Call us crazy, but sometimes our everyday ponytail just doesn’t cut it. Give your pony an unexpected twist by adding a braid. Start by applying a texturizing sea salt spray throughout your ends to create texture and give your strands some extra grip. From there, tease the crown (the top) section of your hair for added height. Next, take a two-inch section of hair and begin braiding from your hairline to the ends. Secure the braid with a small elastic. Lastly, gather everything into a ponytail and secure with another elastic. This ponytail not only looks great but helps to keep all of your hair out of your face so you can really focus on your workout. Voila – a perfect braided ponytail.

2. The Accessorized Topknot

We’re not going to lie – topknots are the OG gym hairstyle, however, you can spice them up by getting creative with your bobby pins. Whether it’s a star, a triangle or fun emoji, bobby pins are a create way to add some visual interest to your gym hairstyle.

3. The Rope Braid

Short on time? Try a quick and easy rope braid. Start by pulling your hair into a sleek ponytail and securing your ends with an elastic. From there, take your ends, divide them into two sections and twist those sections around one another until you run out of hair! It’s that easy. Secure with an elastic and finish with a high-hold hairspray to smooth any flyaways.

4. The Double Buns

Now, here’s a look that will definitely get you noticed during yoga. This double bun hairstyle is cute and so easy to do. Start by dividing your hair into two sections. From there, spray each section with a lightweight hairspray for extra grip. After you’re done spritzing, take your first section and twist the hair tightly. Once you have it as tight as you like, wrap the hair into the bun and secure at the nape of your next and repeat on the other side. It’s that easy.

5. The Braided Messy Bun

While this style may seem complicated, it’s actually pretty easy to do if you know how to French braid. Simply start by flipping your hair over and grabbing three small sections of hair at the nape of your next. From there, begin a French braid and work your way towards the crown. Once you’ve reached the top of your head, gather the rest of your hair and wrap it into a simple messy bun. Now, you have a cute, sporty hairstyle that your gym partner will drool over.

6. The Low Messy Bun

Here’s a hairstyle that’s perfect for that workout where you’re trying to find your inner Zen. This low messy bun couldn’t be simpler to do and looks great on every single hair type. Start by adding texture to your strands with a light sea salt spray and creating a low bun at the nape of your neck. To give the look some adding flair, gently pull the hair at your roots up slightly for some extra lift and volume.

7. The Braided Ponytail

For this easy look, start by gathering your hair into a high ponytail and securing it with an elastic. From there, divide your hair into three sections and create a simple braid. Once you’ve to reach the end of the braid, add an elastic to hold the style. Worried about flyaways? Tame those stray hairs in place with high-hold hairspray to set the look. Have a fun gym hairstyle of your own? Tag @pureologyus in your best gym selfies to how off your sporty hairstyles.

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