Looking for the best hairstyles for prom? Well, I’ve got you covered with the most brilliant ideas that will bring out the best in your looks. Depending on your hair length, you can choose the one that will perfectly complement your prom style. Spare a few minutes of your time and let me present to you 60 most inspirational ideas that might be a perfect match for you.
# 1 Elegant Waterfall Braid
Take your gorgeous looks to new heights with this cool hairstyle. It provides the elegant appeal of the waterfall braid with a textured curly hair to match. It comes in black with balayaged highlights of brown that adds some shine to it. This style is specially meant for those with long curly locks since it requires lots of length to get it right.
The updo style doesn’t have to be that dormant. You can actually add something to spice it up and show your beauty at its highest. This updo style is done on hair that has a dark base with blonde highlights that bring some life to it. It ends in a lovely bun adorned in pink and white roses.
# 3 Long Curly Updo for Prom
This is a perfect match for those that are blessed with plenty of length and volume. The strands in this updo style are intertwined at the back to create some kind of a knot. The hair is then let to fall gracefully on the back. It comes in ash blonde with balayaged highlights of gray.
# 4 Waterfall Rope Braid
A waterfall braid doesn’t have to be done the French style. A rope braid too can work out some magic to provide a more dramatic look. This style is done on long hair that ends in curls to provide lots of volume. It has that dark brown look with balayaged highlights of blonde. You need to have plenty of length to achieve this look.
# 5 Long Pinned Waterfall Braid Updo
This waterfall braid is weaved from long strands of hair. This gives it lots of length that is pinned to bring the long curly blonde hair into full display. It has some dark shades of ash blonde to provide a wonderful blend of colors.
# 6 Dutch Braid to Bun
This is a very creative way of taming that long hair. The side Dutch braid perfectly encloses the updo style that ends in a bun. Some loose strands are let to hang down from the edge of the forehead to add some drama to this style. It has a dark shade of ash blonde with balayaged highlights of golden blonde.
# 7 Updo for Short Hair
Those impressive styles are not just meant for long hair. This is an impressive updo style that is improvised from a bob cut. It has that rustic blonde look that is brought to life by some gray highlights. The left side is adorned with lots of decorations to bring out the best in this style.
# 8 Waterfall Braid with Loose Curls
Ever imagined you can create a waterfall braid in a bob cut? Well, your imagination is brought to reality. This is a waterfall braid that is done the half updo style. The hair has a dark shade with balayaged highlights of brown. It is curled to add some volume without compromising its elegant appeal.
# 9 Big Fishtail Braid for Updo
Size actually matters in a fish braid. This hairstyle gives you the option of going big to draw lots of attention your way. It creates the best in ash blonde ombre with loose strands that make the whole look even more interesting. This is a style for medium to long hair.
# 10 Messy Braid and a Bun
This is literally a messed up Dutch braid. However, the messed up look brings some drama and elegance. The braid ends in a bun that tames the large volume of hair to a style that is more manageable. Those with plenty of length will find this style quite appealing. It is a mix of two tones - ash blonde with balayaged highlights of natural blonde.
# 11 Perfect Messy Upstyle
Quite a contradicting description for a hairstyle, don’t you think? Well, it is just as described - perfect and messy. The two lobster braids that are perfectly concealed from view. They meet at the back and end in a bun. Loose strands are left at the sides to create a more flattery look. The ash blonde tone blends well with balayaged highlights of silver.
# 12 Waterfall Braid for Rolling Curls
These lovely curls actually create the illusion of “rolling curls”. They are adorned in a waterfall braid that takes the gorgeous appeal of curly hair to a whole new level. This style has a mix of tones that combine the world of brunette and blonde to display the beauty of balayaged hair.
# 13 Soft Updo for Prom
This style transforms the dark Asian hair into something that can only be described as a “pretty great stuff”. The top strands are formed into separate bundles that seamlessly fade into a golden blonde tone. The ends are curled and twisted together to complete the whole look.
# 14 Braid to Bun Style
Add some style and sophistication to that ash blonde look with this elegant hairstyle. This updo provides the beauty of Dutch braids with the dramatic appeal of a bun that will definitely make you the focal point in any prom party. It creates the best look in this ash blonde tone.
# 15 Dutch Braid Fishtails
What appeals to you most - Dutch braid or Fishtails braid? Well, this style lets you benefit from both worlds that combine to bring out the best in a prom hairstyle. The platinum blonde tone lets it sparkle to provide a more vibrant look. This style requires lots of length to get the best results.
# 16 Short Voluminous Braid Updo
The big yet short voluminous braid does so much in creating the best out of this long curly hair. The braided curls sit well at the back and are textured to add some shine and volume. They have that nice golden blonde tone that radiates with beauty. Loose strands are left to add to its style and sophistication.
# 17 Curly Updo for a Prom Queen
Want to go curly in an updo and become the ultimate prom queen? Well, this style is the best way to go. The hair is textured and curled from mid-shaft down. The top half on either side are twisted together while the top hair falls through the created enclosure to create the illusion of a waterfall.
# 18 Halo Extensions
Long, curly hair is a perfect match for a halo extension. Here, the hair is twisted rather than braided and clipped at the back. The clip has decorative patterns that add to the elegance of this style. It blends well with the dark brown tone and lovely curls that are meant to give it more volume.
# 19 Bohemian Braid Updo
Add glamor to your hairstyle with this sophisticated style featuring bohemian braid updo. The braids are tied at the back to form a nice bundle. The dark to blonde ombre does much to add to its elegant appeal. The hair is textured to make it silky smooth. This is a style that fits just about anyone with medium hair.
# 20 Chignon Updo
This upstyle provides you with both a vibrant tone and a stylish chignon to match. It is done on ash blonde hair that has lavender streaks towards the ends. The lavender streaks perfectly highlight the chignon that tames the hair into a nice bundle. The framing pieces come in handy to create a more flattery look.
# 21 Twisted Curls for Brunettes
This updo makes a brilliant idea for summer. The curly hair is twisted all around the head leaving the top middle part to maintain its natural flow. Decorated clips hold the twists together. The clips come in white with flowery patterns that are easy to spot in the dark shade. The hair is completely pulled back with the exception of the framing pieces that function to provide a more dramatic look.
# 22 Braided Updo with Volume
This is an intricate updo style that provides a perfect mix of modern and classic. The braided side creates a more elegant feel for the formal events. The flawless updo has lots of volume that is nicely tucked for instant polish. The framing pieces are kept long and loose to make this style look its best all day long.
# 23 Braided Low Bun
Keep on rocking with this romantic bun created from ash blonde hair. The half braids rock the natural waves and end up in a low bun. The updo style looks chic and classic and has got lots of density to it. The lovely braids add some flair to it and provide a more elegant touch. It is a simple yet impressive style that can be worn for any occasion.
# 24 Updo for Very Short Hair
This chunky updo is among the very best for short hair. It is a pretty cool style for a big night out. The braids are twisted and pinned at the back to make it low-maintenance without compromising its elegant appeal. A leafy decoration is clipped for added flair. This style is a perfect match for brunettes.
# 25 Waterfall Braid for Ash Blonde Ombre
This is a formal style that is perfectly suited for those with ombre colored hair. It is kept loose and wavy and braided from either side a few inches back from the hairline. The framing pieces are swept back and clipped to fully display the face and make this style intricate and flattery.
# 26 Braids on Braids
These are actually two different braids incorporated into an updo style. There is a waterfall braid that creates a stunning look in the long curl hair. A Dutch braid crowns the whole look to make you the undisputed prom queen. Add on some bling to provide that impressive Dutch flair that is hard to resist.
# 27 Half Up Half Down
This style looks good on dark blonde highlighted hair. It accentuates the blonde highlights to give your hair that elegant multi-dimensional look. A bun come in handy to take this style a notch higher. This great combination creates an updo style that is quite charming as well as formal. It is a simple style that will upgrade your gorgeous looks.
# 28 Paper Knot Short Updo
This style gives you a more contrasting look that no one would imagine feasible. It is a style that will create that element of surprise from those around. It combines the two world’s of brunettes and blondes to create an updo style that has never looked so good. The base has a dark tone and is capped by blonde hair that is twisted into a knot at the back. Framing pieces are incorporated to create more drama.
# 29 Short Updo with French Twist
If you want to keep things simple, then this is the style of choice. This updo style provides the elegant appeal of finger waves in a blonde hair. It is finished off with a classic French twist, creating an updo and twist combo that will definitely turn heads. It is a pretty hairstyle meant for formal occasions.
# 30 Half-Up X
Upgrade your looks at the wedding venue and beyond with this simple yet elegant hairstyle that is absolutely stunning. The hair at the sides are twisted to wrap around the long, silky blonde hair. The twists crisscross at the back to create an iconic “X” shape. A white wedding rose is pinned on the twist to add a bloom to this style.
# 31 Side Fishtail Braid
This fishtail braid on the lovely ombre colored hair will definitely create a huge impact on a night out. The strands at the side are twisted about 2 inches away from the hairline to create a side fishtail braid. The braid is clipped to create the illusion of a half-crown. It accentuates the curly, silver blonde hair that makes you radiate with beauty.
# 32 Braided Loose Half Updo
This style gives you a totally flawless look. Here, the two half braids on either side are tied up in a knot at the back in such a way that they wrap around the wavy beach ombre hair. This style provides the best both in color transition and elegant appeal. With it, you get that beach worthy look that will draw lots of attention your way.
# 33 Knotted Half-Updo with Curls
This is the best way to incorporate a world of lovely knots on your head. The top layer of the hair is twisted to create the knots. The layer beneath is left to retain its length and allowed to fall freely on the back to provide a wonderful display of waves in ombre hair.
# 34 Chunky Pull-Through Fishtail Braid
This is a voluminous fishtail braid that is formed by twisting together both top half of the hair. The braid is given the elegant Dutch twist to make it stand out in this ombre style. It eliminates the monochromatic appeal of blonde hair and takes your gorgeous looks to the limits.
# 35 Bob into Chignon
This is an excellent way of upgrading that formal look in a bob cut. The hair is finished off with a statement chignon that provides a simple yet impressive look. Feathered bow ties wrap up the whole look with their elegant array of colors. They provide wonderful highlights for the dark brown hair.
# 36 Twisted Ponytail
This is a hot and awesome style meant for brunettes with long hair. This twisted ponytail is idle for women of all ages. The unique twist makes it a whole lot different and more appealing compared to conventional ponytails. It holds together every piece of this wavy hair with the exception of framing pieces that add to the flattery look of this style.
# 37 Braided Updo with Loose Bun
This is a cute style that gives a great look for ash blonde hair. The top half is twisted to a French braid that ends in a loose bun at the back. Pearls are clipped on the bun to add a sparkle to the monochromatic ash blonde tone. It is a great style that blends in well in any given occasion.
# 38 Bob Length Hair Updo
The classy chignon is a very attractive and interesting part of this style. A pink flower is clipped on the chignon to give this sleek blonde hair a classy and exclusive look. This is a style that looks well on a round face. It provides a bold look that makes you even more beautiful.
# 39 Braided Updo for Short-Haired Redhead
Who said updos are only meant for the long haired beauties? Well, you can achieve it in a short hair that hits just above the shoulders. To compensate for its lack of length, the locks are braided to make this updo even more gorgeous. Fringe bangs come in handy to provide that hideous yet elegant look.
# 40 “V” Braided Updo
This cute hairstyle features a high top that slopes on either side to form an iconic “V” shape. The locks at the back are twisted into chunky braids that end in a low bun. It creates the best in this blonde balayaged hair. The style is great for all kinds of parties and get together.
# 41 Voluminous Braided Updo
Long locks give you a chance to experiment with lots of different hairstyles. The curling locks in this updo add lots of texture to create a more beautiful look complemented by Dutch braids. The top locks are given lots of volume and styled into a dome shape that creates the illusion of a blonde mountain. The braids are clipped at the back to provide a super trendy look.
# 42 Ballerina Braided Updo
This ballerina braid is very beautiful to look at. The locks are snatched up and twisted into an inverted waterfall braid that is topped with a nice bun. It is an impressive style for blonde hair meant to match all functions and parties. Face framing pieces make the style even more fashionable.
# 43 Curly Halo Extensions
The curly look of this halo extensions make it glamorous. The curls are well defined to provide a perfect wear for anyone with long hair. The side locks are twisted and held together at the back in a curly knot. This style provides great volume and density with the curly ends functioning to facilitate easy movement with every slight shift.
# 44 Half Updo Chignon
This half updo is a fashionable and impressive style for those with medium length locks. The hair is given lots of texture and has curly ends that are styled into a chignon. The dome shape updo gives the illusion of a mountain that slopes towards the forehead. A headband wraps around the middle section to provide a sparkling look.
# 45 Romantic French Braid Ponytail
This soft and delicate hairstyle makes an excellent choice for evening parties. It is a fashionable cool girl style that takes less time to achieve. It provides the stunning look of a French braid that ends in a ponytail. Flowers are inserted between the twists following the general outline of the braid to provide a more natural look.
# 46 Crown Braid for Curly Locks
You don’t have to wait to be crowned the prom queen. You can actually do it yourself by trying out this unique and elegant style. The long curly locks make it attractive and an absolute match for all types of faces. It features two side braids that connect to a series of three braids at the back. It is definitely a cute style that will make you stand out on fashion weeks.
# 47 Updo with a Sleek Bun
This is a popular and famous style for wedding inspiration. It looks awesome at wedding receptions. The hair is given the radiant look of platinum blonde with a sleek, shiny appeal that will definitely impress those around. The bun is secured by an elegant ribbon that combines with other jewelry to provide more shine to this style.
# 48 Separated Ponytail Updo
This short separated ponytails are very simple to make. It is a sexy style for girls with short hair. The ends are tied into a knot that hang just above the neck. This is a cool style that can be worn just about anywhere.
# 49 Short Braided Updo for Curly Hair
This is a cute idea for those that desire a short hair updo in curly blonde locks. The top half is braided halfway and clipped to secure it in place for a more impressive look. It is a wonderful trend especially for marriage functions. It is a hot style that brings out the best in the world of curls.
# 50 Vintage Prom Style with Bang
This vintage updo is something that no one will see coming. It is something out of the ordinary that takes elegance to new heights with lots of drama to match. The side hairs are textured and pulled up with the ends forming a spiral shape at the top of the head. The two sides create the illusion of horns. A bang at the front gives a more hideous look.
# 51 Standard Curly Braid
This style is for those that want something different and unique in a standard braid. It is a cute style that suits girls with curly hair. It adds life and energy to the overall look . The hairstyle is cool and very easy to achieve. Bright flowers are clipped on to provide a more playful touch.
# 52 Crown Braid with a Bun
This is among the most rocking hairstyles that provide a sexy and special look. It features a simple crown braid that runs over the midsection to provide a fantastic look. The ends of the hair are curled to create more volume for a big bun at the back. Face framing locks are left at either side to make you even hotter.
# 53 Fluffy and Curly Halo Extensions
This is a super combination look that will definitely make heads turn. The halo twisted braids hold the long curly locks together and let them fall freely on the back. Underneath the curly locks is a layer of super fluffy feathery hair that provides a soft and delicate touch.
# 54 Side Waterfall Braid for Feathery Locks
Get a complete impressive look with this side waterfall braid that ends in a fishtail. The feathery curly locks provide a smart and graceful look with a soft touch that makes this style delicate and elegant. It is meant for those with very long curly locks that have that feathery look.
# 55 Boho Style with a Flower
This style lets you upgrade your beauty the Bohemian way. The locks are curled at the end and nicely tucked into a loose bun. Twisted braids are woven from either side to connect with the bun. Leafy fresh pink rose flowers are clipped on the bun to heighten the looks of this style.
# 56 Dutch French Fishtail Up Style
This is a hairstyle of multiple combinations that create the best look in curly blonde hair. It provides the beauty of a Dutch braid and the shine and elegance of a French braid. The extensions are super curled creating the illusion of curly bands that rest gracefully on the back.
# 57 Boho Braids for Graduation Hair
This style is a perfect match for beach waves. The Boho braids are tied together at the back to secure the back locks that run beneath them. The side locks are let to run over the braids to create a distinction and add sophistication to this hairstyle. The style adds a lot of glamour to provide more impressive look.
# 58 Short Updo with Fringes and Flowers
Most girls are slowly adopting short hairstyles and this short updo is no exception. The short length makes it much easier to maintain. Front and side fringes add more flatter to this style. The locks are secured with a headband that has wonderful roses that provide extra glamour.
# 59 Short Updo with a Braided Bun
This hairstyle provides a chic yet sporty look that allows it to be worn on any given occasion. It eliminates the boredom of a conventional bun by twisting it into lovely braids. The style gives a glorious look especially to those with round faces.
# 60 Fluffy Braid for Prom Night
This French braid is made loose to give it that fluffy look and soft touch. It adds volume to the braided hair making it much easier to spot. The braid is decorated with jewelry to give a more fascinating look. It is a cute style for all kinds of parties.
These are the top hairstyles for prom I've found for you. They are trendy styles that won’t disappoint especially on your night out. These hairstyles provide a more elegant appeal that makes you even more gorgeous. Make your pick today and try one out.