Why waste $$$ to get your hair done, when you can dupe your fave celebs’ red carpet looks at home? These fabulous ‘dos are glam enough for the big dance, but easy enough to DIY yourself
1. Messy Bun
Pull off the cool, casual look by copying Lili Reinhart’s messy bun. Part your hard down the middle and pull it back into a bun at the nape of your neck. Loosen it up so it’s not too tight and make sure to pull out some pieces of hair at the front to perfect the look.
2. Sleek Finger Waves
If you’re looking for a next-level glam hairstyle that requires minimal effort, look no further than Zendaya’s head. Dupe her look by piling on the pomade, then combing down your hair flat. Use a comb and your fingers to pull the waves into place, then secure each wave with a banana clip until they’re dried.
3. Retro Curls
Bouncy curls are the easiest way to give your lob an over-the-top glam feel. Blow out your strands, then use a big barreled curler to wave out your look.
4. Slicked Back Pony
Go sleek with a simple slicked back pony a la Camila Mendes. Brush your hair and pull it back into a pony. Before you secure it with a hair tie, smooth the sides with gel to get the slick look. Spray with hairspray to make sure your ‘do stays in place.
5. Half-Up Waves
When you’ve got Camila Cabello’s Rapunzel-length tresses, it’s not hard to have a great hair day. But this half-up ‘do is flattering on everyone and super easy to do. Once you’ve curled your hair to the waviness of your choice, pin back the top section, leaving your part and your bangs.
6. Beachy Braid
Hailey Baldwin’s elegant braid give an unexpected beachy vibe to a super-dressy homecoming look. To dupe the look, spritz some sea salt spray into your hair while it’s still wet, then let it dry.
7. Natural Curls
Rock your natural texture like Ashleigh Murray. Part your hair where you prefer and make sure your curls stay defined and frizz-free with a curl defining creme.
8. Messy Knot
A chic top knot goes with literally any look, so rock Hailee Steinfeld’s updated version for homecoming. Put your hair into a high pony, then twist it around into a bun. Use a plethora of bobby pins to secure it, leaving the tail of your ponytail hanging out.
9. Asymmetrical Bob
Go for a simple, chic look like Maia’s asymmetrical bob. Pin back one side with a bobby pin to keep your hair out of your face while you dance the night away.
10. High Semi-Braided Pony
Go for this sky-high pony look, a favorite of celebs like Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande. Pull your hair up to the top of your head and secure it with a thick hair tie. Separate a good chunk of hair and braid it to the bottom. Wrap the braid around the hair tie for an updated pony.
11. One-Side Curls
AnnaSophia Robb’s one-sided-tuck is chic enough for a dance, but easy enough to rock for class. Just pull or braid back one side of your hair, then pin it in place behind your ear.
Have some fun with your homecoming hair and pull it up into two tight buns! Add ribbons like Millie Bobby Brown for an extra bit of flair.
13. Pinned-Up Curls
Yara Shahidi embraces her natural curls no matter what the occasion is. Dupe her mega volume by pulling your hair into a pony, then gently teasing your curls into a perfectly round puff. Then pin down the sides of your hair to keep it in place.
14. Wavy Pony
Contrary to what Ariana Grande has lead you to believe, there are other ways to wear a ponytail than stacked on top of your head with 5 lbs. of extensions. Troian Bellisario is living proof of that. This undone ‘do is pretty, but still totally laid-back. Just curl your hair with a flat iron, then pull it up in a mid-level pony. Pull down some wispies in the front to keep the style from looking too polished.
15. Braided Flower Crown
Channel your inner Belle by rocking Emma Watson’s intricate braided flower crown. No two braids are alike, so don’t stress trying to copy the look exactly. Just twist and knot your hair into different braids, then coil each one up to look like a flower and pin it down.
16. Crazy Color
Have some fun like Bella Thorne and go with a bright color for homecoming. It will be totally unexpected and will definitely stand out on the dance floor.
17. Sleek Strands
Go simple with long, sleek hair like Bella Hadid. Part your hair deep on one side to mix up the look and make it last all night long with a shielding creme.
18. Greaser Bun
Just because there’s a ball, it doesn’t mean you have to look like Cinderella. Go totally bad-girl with a greaser-inspired bun like Chlöe Grace Moretz’s. Gel out your bangs and style them into a messy swirl. Then throw up the rest of your hair into a messy knot.
19. Twisted Pony
I’m convinced that if Wonder Woman went to homecoming this is what her hair would look like – so thick it could be used as a weapon, but still fierce af. To steal Shay Mitchell’s look, clip in some super-long extensions, then divide your hair into two sections and twist. Then, twist each section around each other in the opposite direction and finish with an elastic and lots of serum for that super shiny look.
20. Messy Curls
Feel like a Victoria Secret Angel and go for a head of messy curls. To get Gigi Hadid’s look, curl your hair with a one inch barrel iron and then brush through the formed curls with your fingers to loosen them up.
21. Slick Braid
Take a note from Dove Cameron and go for a bad-ass tight braid. Pull your hair back at the nape of your neck and secure a ponytail, then braid down, using gel to keep all the little pieces in place. Cover the hair ties with colorful string that matches your dress!