This post is all about stunning hairstyle ideas for prom. Updated 2022
Ask any teenage girl and she’ll tell you, prom is a BIG deal!
When it comes to preparing for prom, it’s every girl’s dream to look gorgeous! From finding the perfect dress and fab shoes to getting their makeup just right and choosing the absolute best hairstyle that suits them (and their dress) perfectly.
Whether you’re looking for a beautiful braided updo or flowing curls with a boho vibe, this year’s prom hairstyles have it all. Gone are the days of boring prom hairstyles. This season packs in fresh, stunning styles with fabulous embellishments like fresh flowers, baby’s breath, crystals and elegant clips with a hint of sparkle.
Regardless of how you choose to wear your hair, make sure it’s a reflection of YOU and what you love, what you’re comfortable with and what makes you feel absolutely amazing. After all, this is your day!
Here are 28 stunning hairstyle ideas for prom!
1) Perfect Half-Up with Soft Curls
This beautiful half-up style with gorgeous cascading curls is a perfect prom hairstyle. It’s elegant, dressy and yet, still carefree enough to have a ball dancing the night away.
2) Beautiful Classic Soft Braid with Wisps
Updos like this one are the perfect choice if you want to show off the back of a beautiful dress. This pretty updo with a soft braid framing the face will make her feel like a princess all night long.
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3) Soft Boho Waves with a Touch of Glam
Boho just got more beautiful. This slightly tousled half-up hairstyle with soft waves and a touch of crystal glam is the perfect prom hairstyle for girls who love the gorgeous understated look. This look is a total show-stopper!
Source: Pop Haircuts
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4) Glam Twisted Layered Updo
Both elegant and super glamorous, this twisted layered updo is pretty enough for the Hollywood red carpet.
Source: Pop Haircuts
5) Tousled Half-Updo with Curls
Who says medium-length hair can’t look totally fabulous for prom? This tousled half-updo with soft curls is pretty as ever!
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6) Gorgeous Half-Up with Soft Waves
This gorgeous half-up hair with soft (almost beachy) waves is absolutely stunning. It’s dressy, elegant and still simple enough to enjoy yourself without having to worry about having a million bobby pins in your hair.
7) Chic Updo with a Modern Boho Twist
Such a pretty prom hairstyle – not too fancy, not too fussy and yet totally classy and stunning with a chic boho vibe.
Source: Modern Salon
8) One-Sided Braid with Soft Curls
If you have stunning earrings you’re dying to show off, this prom hairstyle is for you! This style works beautifully for long hair, but can easily be adapted for medium or even short hair.
Source: Hair by Nune
9) Beautiful Updo with Simple Braid and Flowers
This updo is absolutely breathtaking. The small braid along the hairline paired with an updo with soft flowy curls and fresh flowers is perfect for a springtime prom.
Source: Tonya Stylist
10) Soft-Twist with a Loose Fishtail Braid
For the girl who’s going for the no-fuss casually chic vibe, this softly twisted hair with a fun fishtail braid couldn’t be any cuter.
11) Beautiful Loose Upsweep with Crystal Embellishment
This year’s prom hairstyles have it all! Love this upsweep of soft curls with crystal embellishments – perfectly dainty and elegant.
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12) Carefree Single Braid with Soft Waves
If you’re looking for an adorable prom hairstyle to show off your perfect shoulder-length hair, this is it. A carefree single braid with a few soft, beach waves is sweet and simple with a touch of boho.
13) Gorgeous Glam with a Casual Flair
A crown of crystals gives this simple half-up hairstyle with flowing waves a wow look like no other! Regardless of the color or style of your dress, this hairstyle would be amazing.
Source: Love Hairstyles
14) Casually Elegant Loose Woven Bun with Curly Strands
Perfect for a springtime prom, this hairstyle is absolutely stunning – casually elegant and gorgeously dressy all at the same time!
Source: Fashion Neal
15) Gorgeous Side-Sweep with Flowing Curls
This hairstyle is a perfect choice if you’ve chosen a one-shoulder dress. Sweep your hair to the side and embellish with a few fresh flowers or a couple of crystal clips for a beautiful look that’s bound to grab attention.
16) High Wavy Ponytail
Prom should be fun! And, this no-fuss, sassy (but still totally cool) hairstyle screams fun! Pair with an amazing dress and show-stopping earrings and you’ll dress up this style perfectly.
17) Messy Fishtail in a Low Bun
Beautifully elegant with a touch of whimsical, this hairstyle is prom perfect.
18) Smooth and Simple with a Twist
Let your dress and beautiful face shine with this simply smooth hairstyle with soft curls and a twist behind the ear.
19) Timeless Wavy Ponytail
Yes, ponytails can be elegant if they’re done right. This one with its slight bouffant crown, soft curls and strands framing the face takes your average ponytail to a whole new gorgeous level.
20) Twisted Fishtail with Fresh Flowers
Boho vibes at its best! You’ll be the life of the party with this beautifully twisted fishtail with fresh flowers. Be sure to choose flowers that match your dress!
Source: Instagram HeidMarieGarret
21) Elegant Crown Braid
Braids never looked prettier! This beautiful crown braid is picture perfect for any dress you choose.
Source: Love Hairstyles
22) Crown Braid with Loose Curls
Loose curls paired with a simple crown braid – this style will make a major impact and last all night.
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23) Loose Side-Sweep with a Touch of Sparkle
Dazzle your date while showing off the back of your dress with this absolutely beautiful loose side-sweep with a gorgeous crystal clip.
Source: Hair and Makeup by Steph
24) Angled Braid with a Side Messy Bun
Braids never looked prettier! Go for something just a little different with this angled braid and off-center messy bun. It’s carefree, fun and totally different!
Source: Pearly Hairstylist via Instagram
25) Loosely Pinned Boho Chic with Baby’s Breath
Just a few well-placed bobby pins and a beautiful strand of crystals gives this hairstyle a breathtaking look that’s sure to get tons of attention on prom night.
Source: Women’s Hair Styles
26) Carefree Voluminous Waves
If you have a head of hair most girls would die for, show it off with a carefree voluminous “just stepped off the beach looking fabulous” hairstyle.
27) Sophisticated and Smooth Chignon
Classy, classic and sophisticated, you can never go wrong with a beautifully smooth chignon.
Source: Pop Haircuts
28) Not Your Ordinary Ponytail with a Hint of Sparkle
There’s nothing simple about this ponytail! Elegantly twisted with a hint of sparkle, this hairstyle will definitely get the looks!