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Homecoming Hairstyle Trends for 2012

A Gorgeous Homecoming Up Do the Messy Bun Hair Style

Homecoming Hairstyles This Season are Trending Casual

One of the most exciting nights of the fall season is homecoming, and whether you’re nominated for queen or just out to have a great time, you want to make sure that you have a great hairstyle that reflects who you are as a person in your new, and perhaps senior, class. Homecoming tends to be more casual than prom, and homecoming hairstyles tend to follow suit, so you may not need to plan as far in advance with salon appointments and fancy up-dos. You can still look glam and sophisticated for homecoming, without all the preparation that goes into the spring formals.

If you have medium to long hair, consider a soft, loose pony tail or messy bun. Messy buns don’t have to be the same kind of messy that you wear to your math class, but one that is softer and has some strategic loose tendrils falling out.  This more casual style works well with the slow transition from the warm casual months to the crisper autumn days and nights, and lets you hang on to that beachy feeling, even though you may be thinking about carving pumpkins. Jessica Alba’s side braid that leads to a casual bun is friendly and pretty, without being too formal.

Jessica Alba braided bun updo homecoming hairstyle

This loosely clipped messy bun looks fun and flirty, and is sophisticated without giving the impression that you tried too hard. The jeweled clip is also a nice touch that can substitute for a necklace or big earrings, which again contributes to a more relaxed and approachable look.

Messy bun with bangs and barrette Homecoming Hairstyle

If you have short hair you can still get a pretty homecoming hairstyle without spending all day trying to achieve a fancy look. If your hair is pixie short, try adding a jeweled clip on the side to draw attention to you eyes.

Carrey Mulligan in a short pixie homecoming hairstyle

Or a beaded or metallic hairband can add a dash of party to your hairstyle without substantially changing your look. For hair that is still short but slightly longer, try changing the side on which you part your hair. If your hair is being stubborn, use a jeweled clip or band to keep the hair from migrating back to it’s natural side.

Braided Updo Homecoming Hairstyle

For short hair that is beginning to flirt with long, try changing the texture for your homecoming hairstyle. If you have straight hair, rock a mass of tousled curls for the dance. With a few hours of planning and some foam rollers, you can look like an entirely different person.

Medium layered homecoming hairstyle

If curls are the way you normally roll, try a sleek blow dry or flat iron style for your event. Both looks are fun and feminine and can be achieved without a big time or cash investment.

Keira Knightley short homecoming hairstyle

The same guidelines for your homecoming hairstyle apply as those for the more formal prom: don’t let your look overwhelm your face or compete with your dress. Try to keep your styles in the same range to compliment each other rather than compete for attention. And don’t be afraid to try a completely new style or look for your homecoming dance. For more great looks check out our Pinterest Wedding Hairstyles, Prom Hairstyles and Braid Boards.

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