21 Beautiful Hair Style Ideas for Prom Night

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Prom is one of the most important events in your life. It is a time when you, your classmates and teachers come together before school ends and you go off into the world. Planning what you’re going to wear for prom is very important, as you want to be remembered as the belle of the ball. You can have the most beautiful dress but you need great hair to finish off your look. Hair that doesn’t wow will let your outfit down. That is why we have created a list of 21 beautiful styles, perfect for prom. So, if you haven’t found the right hair do yet take a look. There is something for everyone.

1. Braided Beauty

Braids are generally a causal hair style. This hairstyle shows you that is no longer the case and that braids can be a beautiful feature on an elegant up-do. The braid acts a crown and creates a stunning statement look. It is unique and will stand out from the crowd.

2. Sleek Ponytail

A ponytail is chic and stylish. You can take this simple hairstyle and create a beautiful look for your prom. The subtle wave and hair wrap take this from causal to elegant. You could even add some little gems or flowers to jazz up the style.

Ponytail Prom Hair Idea

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3. Prom Curls

Curls are the go to style for formal occasions and with hairstyles like this one you can see why! This set of curls would be stunning as they are for prom, but the gold band finishes off the look beautifully. You could wear an accessory like this one or just keep it simple and curly.

Curly Headband Prom Hair Idea

Source: @evalam

4. Chignon

A chignon is a cute little coil of hair that sits on the back of the neck like a bun. This one is wavy and has a twist. Chignons are feminine and beautiful which is the perfect look for prom. You could wear it like this or add some little crystals for an extra special finishing touch.

Chignon Prom Hair Idea

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5. Half Up Half Down Twist

Half up and half down styles are always a popular choice. These just look stylish and classy for any occasion. We love this style because of the twisted hair and curls. Little features like this just finish off the hair style perfectly. It is a beautiful style that would be perfect for prom.

Half Up Half Down Twist Hair Prom Idea

Source: @goldenlockshs

6. Floral Braid

Here is a braid with an extra special touch! This braid has beautiful pink flowers dotted all the way down it. It is a stunning look that is romantic and feminine. You could experiment with all different kinds of flowers to create a look perfect for you.

Floral Braid Hair Idea For Prom

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7. Braided Up-do

The next style shows how braids can be reworked to create a chic up-do. This hairstyle features a very loose and large braid that creates a bun look. We love this because it looks like intricate twists. It is a stunning style that will finish off any prom outfit perfectly.

8. Elegant Boho

It is important to look good but also to express your style personality. Don’t go for something that isn’t you. If you like boho fashion but want to look elegant then check this out. It features a gorgeous half up half down twist with beach waves. With a hair do like this you get the best of both worlds.

Twisted Boho Half Up Half Down Hair for Prom

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9. Soft Curls

If you like pretty styles with soft curls then this is for you. This curly style is feminine and gorgeous, the little side braid is a nice touch. A style like this suits everyone and would look beautiful with any dress.

10. Braid With a Bow

Our next style is like something out of a fairy tale. The long and beautiful braid featured has a small cute bow at the end. It looks like something out of Rapunzel. If you want a look fit for a princess than consider a style like this. You could wear any color bow to suit your dress.

11. Simple Bun

Sometimes less is more. A simple bun like this one can create a beautiful and formal look. It doesn’t need anything fancy like gems or flowers – you could add these if you wanted! We love the simplicity of this hairstyle. Bun hairstyles are easy to create and are gorgeous.

Simple Bun Hair Idea for Prom

Source: @kristin_ess

12. Floral Feature

If simple is not your thing then check out this floral hairstyle. This one features a beautiful braided flower design with a little gem in the middle. It is a unique look that will make a statement.

Floral Feature Idea for Prom

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13. Half Up, Half Down

If you want to look stylish but aren’t into anything to formal, we have the style you are looking for. This one is a chic half up, half down style. The soft curls are a beautiful touch. You could even add some flowers to jazz it up.

14. Dainty Flowers

The next style shows how flowers can be used to create a delicate and dainty look. This cute messy little chignon has small flowers and a ribbon. All these elements create a romantic and wispy look. Any flowers would work for this just keep them small and light in color.

Floral Hair Idea for Prom

Source: @miyuwada

15. Bun With Volume

We have shown some delicate styles, now it is time to take it up a notch and add some drama! A bun like this is full of volume and sits high on the head. It is a statement maker that will give all the girls style envy. No matter what color hair you have or what dress this hairstyle is a must have.

16. Wispy Up Do

Here is another style that will wow. It sits very high on the head in a loose and wispy curled style. The pieces of hair falling to the shoulders give it a look femininity and drama. If you want to make a memorable impact at prom then this is the way to do it.

Big Updo with wisps of Hair Idea for Prom

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17. Vintage Glamour

Hairstyles from decades gone by are always a popular choice. This hairstyle has beautiful vintage waves that will give any prom outfit a touch of glamour. You could keep it as it is or even add a little flower.

18. Chic Crystals

Crystals and gems will always add a special touch to your hair. On this beautiful hair do there are little crystals that almost look like little flowers. You could place a feature like this anywhere on the hair on any hairstyle. It is a great starting point, where you can get inspiration.

19. Voluminous Ponytail

Here is another ponytail. Only this time it is full of volume! It is a beautiful style that has a vintage vibe. This is a chic and elegant hairstyle that will suit any dress.

Ponytail Hair Idea for Prom

Source: @studio_kay

20. Stunning Chignon

Our next style is another stunning chignon. It has a lot of elements including twists and wisps of hair. There is also a little cluster of pearls in the center. The pearls are a stunning finishing touch. If pearls aren’t your thing then try adding gems or flowers.

21. Curled Up-do

The last style on our list is a beautiful waved hairstyle with a braided feature. These style has braids in a half up, half down style which creates an almost floral look. You could experiment a lot with this style from creating bigger braids, adding more curls or even having the hair straight.

Curled Half Up Half Down Hair Idea for Prom

Source: @bestofhair

We hope you have found the perfect hairstyle for you big night!