First, you want to start with clean hair; otherwise, you are going to have difficulty if your hair is oily because the band holding your ponytail is going to slip because of the oil.
Prom and wedding hairstyles for long hair can include, up styles, formal styles, half up half down styles, hairpieces or simple but elegant styles. One hairstyle that is becoming more popular for weddings and proms, is the side do, it is a simple style which is set to one side, it gives a look of pure glamor with an edge. This style can be worn with loops or soft curls, and you can add plaits for an added 'wow.' Whatever style you choose, it has to be a hairstyle that you think is perfect, elegant and timeless. Many accessories are now available for your day and you can add drama, sophistication or a simple accessory like a veil, hat or fastener to your style. You should practice your hairstyle for long hair several times before the event to ensure that it is exactly how you want it, and often have a second choice so that you can decide which suits you better.