50 Braided Hairstyles That Are Perfect For Prom November 9, 2016

Prom! The big night is looming over the horizon! After a lot of deliberation, you have finally found the perfect dress. But, you spend many sleepless nights pondering over your hairstyle. Should you put it up in a bun to show off your backless dress? Or do you want to flaunt your cascading tresses? Braids cross your mind but you dismiss them, the memory of your crimped pigtails in middle-school still rather fresh.

But before dismissing braids entirely, check out these prom braided hairstyles. They can be elegant, stylish and perfectly glamorous, rather than just a reminiscence of your pre-teen days.

Here are the 50 Braided Prom Hairstyles for you to look at:

1. Side-Braided Puffy Hair With Textured Curls:

Side-Braided-Puffy-Hair-with-Textured-Curls

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To get this romantic prom look, start by adding volume to the roots of your natural blonde hair. Now, create luscious, textured curls on the long layers and secure a side braid behind your ear with bobby pins.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product through the hair.
  2. Part the hair, and starting at the crown, braid the hair and pin.
  3. Using a large barrel curler, style the loose curls.
  4. Mist a hairspray and finger-comb to separate the curls.

2. Loose Waves With Waterfall Braided Side Sweep:

Loose-Waves-with-Waterfall-Braided-Side-Sweep

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A waterfall braid can be a great choice for jazzing up your prom night look. Part your golden blonde waves to one side and turn the side sweep of the larger section into a waterfall braid. Finally, secure it under the loose locks.

How To Style:

  1. Start by applying a volumizing product to the hair.
  2. Using a straightener, add a slight wave to the ends.
  3. Tease and smooth the hair to create volume.
  4. Starting at the part, take the strands and twist them together.
  5. Tuck and pin the braid, and set with a hairspray.

[ Read: Unique Braided Hairstyles For Girls ]

3. Long Middle-Parted Wavy Hair With Twin Braids:

Long Middle-Parted Wavy Hair with Twin Braids

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If you think that a bun is the only way to style your long hair for a perfect prom look, you are wrong. Keep your center-parted super long wavy locks loose, braid up the front hair separately along the hairline, and secure them at the sides with bobby pins.

How To Style:

  1. Part the hair down the center.
  2. Work a volumizing product into damp hair and scrunch as you blow-dry.
  3. Section off the hair at the crown and French braid it along both the sides.
  4. Gather the braids and pin them back.
  5. Finger-comb and sweep the hair to one side.

4. Tight Half Braided Ponytail With Embellishment:

Tight Half Braided Ponytail with Embellishment

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Smoothen your long, straight, ombre hair and start braiding it up tightly from the middle of the back. As you reach the nape of the neck, secure the braid with an elastic band and make a ponytail. Now, use a pretty hair accessory to hide the elastic band.

How To Style:

  1. Work a shine adding product into the hair.
  2. Straighten the hair to make the braid look more polished.
  3. Part the hair into two large sections.
  4. Taking a strand from the outside of one section, bring it to the inside of the other one and repeat with the other side.
  5. Keep alternating till you get to the nape of your neck.
  6. Secure with an elastic band and affix the decorative piece.

5. High Tight and Messy Fishtail Braid With Flowery Top:

High Tight and Messy Fishtail Braid with Flowery Top

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This is a unique, high, fishtail braid in which the upper section is given a flowery semi-circular shape and the lower part is widened by pulling outward gently. The light brown highlights on the dark brown hair and a slightly tangled finish have made the style just right for the prom night.

How To Style:

This is a slightly messy, extremely voluminous fishtail braid perched high on the crown. To recreate a similar look, watch this.

6. Side-Braided Textured Curls:

Side-Braided Textured Curls

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Part your golden blonde hair to one side and turn its ends into large textured curls. Now, braid up the smaller section tightly and secure it at the back, under the loose locks, with bobby pins.

How To Style:

  1. Apply pomade to damp hair and create a side part.
  2. Starting at the temple of the shorter part, French braid the hair, secure it at the back and cover it with your locks.
  3. Using a medium barrel curler, create structured ringlets.

7. Glossy High Braided Bun With Super Long Braid:

Glossy High Braided Bun with Super Long Braid

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Smoothen your super long hair, pull it back tightly at the crown, and braid it up neatly. Fold the braid around its own base a few times and create a high braided bun. Then, place the braid on your shoulder and apply a serum to give the whole hair a glossy effect.

How To Style:

  1. Brush back the hair into a high ponytail.
  2. Spray with a volumizing product.
  3. Braid the hair loosely and secure the ends with elastic.
  4. Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail to create a high-top bun, and let the rest of the braid hang loose. Alternatively, if you don’t have really long hair, you can use extensions to create this look.

8. High Twisted Braided Ponytail With Braided Wrap:

High Twisted Braided Ponytail with Braided Wrap

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Smoothen and texturize your highlighted, ash blonde hair. Create a high ponytail on it and turn it into a thick, wide, twisted braid. The braided wrap and the curvy structure have made it a true party style.

How To Style:

  1. Pull back the hair into a high ponytail and divide it into three sections.
  2. Braid one of the sections and wrap it around the base of the ponytail.
  3. Tease and spray the other two sections to make it voluminous, then smooth.
  4. Fashion a loose rope braid and secure with an elastic.
  5. Set with a hairspray.

9. Braided Half Hairdo With Flowery Hair Brooch:

Braided Half Hairdo with Flowery Hair Brooch

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This thick, dark brown, half hairdo is just ideal for a classy prom look. Roll back the top hair, create a half braided ponytail with it and wrap it with another thin section of the hair. The lower back section of the hair should be allowed to flow down the back gracefully.

How To Style:

  1. Spray damp hair with a volumizing product and blow-dry.
  2. Brush back the hair and starting from the top, French braid your hair, taking strands from the temple and the sides, to fashion a short braid and secure with elastic.
  3. Taking a strand of hair, wrap it around the elastic and secure with a bobby pin.
  4. Finally, clip on your accessories.

10. Low Side Fishtail Braid With Side Part:

Low Side Fishtail Braid with Side Part

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Here is another fishtail braided hairstyle to spice up your prom night look! Part your jet black waves to one side, sweep them to the other side, and, finally, turn them into a thick side fishtail braid at the base of the neck.

How To Style:

  1. Sweep the hair off to one side and tie with elastic.
  2. Divide the ponytail into two sections.
  3. Taking the farthest strand on one side, tuck it beneath the other section. Repeat with the other side.
  4. Keep alternating till you get to the end, then secure with an elastic.
  5. Cut off the elastic at the top and loosen the braid.

11. Side Tousled Braid With Soft Romantic Waves:

Side Tousled Braid with Soft Romantic Waves

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A simple, tousled braid can bring out the ultimate feminine charm in you. Part your soft highlighted hair to one side, sweep it to the other side, and create a loose side braid with romantic waves. Easy and elegant!

How To Style:

  1. Work a shine-boosting product into the hair.
  2. Part the hair a little off the center; sweep it to one side and section off strands to frame the face.
  3. Style a simple braid and secure with elastic.
  4. Using a medium barrel curler, curl the ends.
  5. Wrap a strand around the elastic and pin to complete the look.

12. Middle-Parted Hair With Thick Braided Wraparound:

Middle-Parted Hair with Thick Braided Wraparound

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Part your light beige, blonde hair in the middle and give it a sleek look by applying lots of wax. Now, create a thick, precise braid by taking all of your hair together and wrap your head with it. An old, yet classy look for a dreamy prom night!

How To Style:

The crown braid looks intricate, elegant and complicated to pull off. But here is a guide on how to make it happen, and it is much easier than it initially seems.

13. Long Four Strand Braid With Bangs And Spiral Ends:

Long Four Strand Braid with Bangs and Spiral Ends

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Make your long, soft, black hair with dark brown highlights smooth by applying a serum and turn it into a thick, wide, four strand braid. The twisted spiral ends and the random side bangs along the length of the face will complement the braid flawlessly.

How To Style:

  1. Brush out the hair and pull it over to one side.
  2. Divide it into four sections. Pull the first section over the second, the third over the fourth and the fourth over the first.
  3. Keep repeating till you get to the end of your locks and secure with a hair tie.

14. Wavy Tousled Side Braid With Spiral Bangs:

Wavy Tousled Side Braid with Spiral Bangs

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Here is another tousled side braid that you can pair with your long tube-top prom dress without thinking twice! Let a thick, spiral, side bang cuddle your face lovingly, while parting the golden blonde, layered waves in the middle and placing the loose side braid on the other shoulder.

How To Style:

  1. Start by applying a volumizing product to the hair.
  2. Using a medium barrel curler, curl the hair, away from your face.
  3. Mist hairspray and finger-comb to tousle the hair.
  4. Sweep the hair to one side, leaving a few strands to frame your face.
  5. Style the hair into a tight braid and cover the elastic by wrapping a strand around it.

15. Double-Braided Half Hairdo With Loose Waves:

Double-Braided Half Hairdo with loose Waves

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The specialty of this half hairdo is its double-braided crown. Braid up the front hair separately from each side of the center-parted locks and secure them at the back with bobby pins. The rest of the beige, blonde waves should cascade your shoulders stylishly.

How To Style:

  1. Brush back the hair and section off the top.
  2. Part the hair using your hands, to give a slightly tousled look.
  3. French braid it along the temple, and pin back the braids.
  4. Using a large barrel curler, create loose curls.
  5. Spray with a flexible hold product and finger-comb to separate the curls.

16. Braided Blonde Waves Rolled Back To One Side:

Braided Blonde Waves Rolled Back to One Side

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This flattering prom hairstyle braid does not need you to part your golden blonde hair. Just add volume to the roots, roll all the waves back to one side, gather them over the shoulder, and give the ends a nice spiral shape. Now, braid up a thin section of the hair at the front and secure it under the loose waves carefully.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to damp hair and blow-dry by sweeping the hair off to one side.
  2. Starting at the temple on one side, weave a French rope braid, working in pieces.
  3. Secure the braid, and using a medium barrel curler, create defined curls.
  4. Set with a flexible hold hairspray.

17. Highlighted French Braid With Puffy Top And Spiral Ends:

Highlighted French Braid with Puffy Top and Spiral Ends

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This is one of the best French braid prom hairstyles that hardly takes any time. Be the center of attraction at the prom night party by wearing this exclusive braided style on your smooth, glossy, highlighted hair. Tease up the top-front section to create a nice pouf, make a French braid with rest of the hair and secure its end at the nape of the neck after folding it spirally.

How To Style:

  1. Make a puffy top by teasing, spraying and smoothing the hair back.
  2. Starting at the crown, French braid the hair till the ends of your locks.
  3. Twist the braid off to one side and secure with bobby pins.

18. Braided Side Ponytail With Volumized Crown:

Braided Side Ponytail with Volumized Crown

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This sweet and sexy prom hairstyle will win your heart easily. Add a bit of volume to your crown, and part the front hair to one side. Now, braid up the hair present in the larger section, wrap it around the head and secure it into the side ponytail resting on the other shoulder.

How To Style:

  1. Section off the hair at the crown, and part the hair to one side.
  2. French braid along the top.
  3. Create volume at the crown by teasing, and smooth it over.
  4. Collect the hair into a low ponytail at the nape, off to one side.
  5. Straighten the hair for a more polished look and set with a hairspray.

19. High Fishtail Braided Ponytail With Textured Top:

High Fishtail Braided Ponytail with Textured Top

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Add texture to your top hair and pull it back at the crown to secure it into a high, long ponytail. Now, create a thick fishtail braid out of that pony and give it a slightly messy finish. Gorgeous!

How To Style:

  1. Pull back the hair into a high ponytail.
  2. Divide it into two sections. Add lots of volume, first, by using a volumizing product, and then by teasing the hair.
  3. Fashion it into a messy fishtail braid, by taking a strand from one section and placing it beneath the other section, and repeating the process.
  4. To add extra volume, you can always use extensions.

20. Low Side Braid With Diagonal Braided Wraparound:

Low Side Braid with Diagonal Braided Wraparound

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Well, this is nothing more than a regular side braided style with a very thin hair wrap. But the amazing braided wraparound covering the whole head diagonally has added a touch of sophistication to it. Just perfect for a prom party!

How To Style:

  1. Part the hair at the side and French braid, incorporating the pieces as you go.
  2. Secure the braids at the nape and fashion the rest into a loose plait.

21. Elegant Multi-Braided Bun With Puffy Top:

Elegant Multi-Braided Bun with Puffy Top

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Separate the front section from the rest of the hair and braid up the locks at both sides tightly. Now, make a precise bun by taking both of the braids together. The front section should also be puffed up, braided, and secured into the bun for a complete prom look.

How To Style:

  1. Section off the top, divide the rest into two. Tease the top section to add volume.
  2. French braid along both the sides and braid the top section from the crown, towards the nape.
  3. Secure the hair at the nape and style it into a tight braid.
  4. Wrap the braid around the base to make a bun and secure with bobby pins.

22. Half Braid Half Pony With Soft Wavy Bangs And Ends:

Half Braid Half Pony with Soft Wavy Bangs and Ends

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Make a regular braid at the lower back section of your head and secure it with an elastic band at the nape of the neck. It will create a half-n-half structure on your soft, light brown locks. The wavy bangs and the ends of the ponytail should be left to move freely.

How To Style

  1. Start by working a volumizing product through the hair.
  2. Sweep the hair off to one side, and weave a short braid.
  3. Using a straightener, fashion the hair into loose waves.
  4. Set with a flexible hold hairspray.

23. Double French Twist With Puffy Top And Braided End:

Double French Twist with Puffy Top and Braided End

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French twist is one of the most popular braided hairstyles for prom and here, it is given a stunning twist. Keep the top-front hair separated from rest of the locks, and create two French twists at the back. Now, puff up the top section, braid it up at the back and cover the junction of the two twists with it.

How To Style:

This seemingly complicated style can be recreated quite easily. To know how, follow this guide.

[ Read: Easy To Do Braided Hairstyles ]

24. Tousled Braided Pigtails With Puffy Top And Free Ends:

Tousled Braided Pigtails with Puffy Top and Free Ends

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Who says braided pigtails are only meant for schoolgirls? Check out this tousled, braided pigtail hairstyle featuring a volumized crown and textured side bangs. Skipping the elastic band will spice up the passionate look even more.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product into damp hair.
  2. Blow-dry the hair, scrunching it all the while.
  3. Tease the hair at the roots, and mist with a hairspray to add even more volume. Then, smooth by finger-combing to maintain the tousled look.
  4. Divide the hair along both the sides, and starting halfway through the length, weave loose braids.
  5. Set with a strong hold hairspray.

25. Casual Side Braided Bun With Multiple Side Bangs:

Casual Side Braided Bun with Multiple Side Bangs

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When it comes to getting a soft, casual look, this braided bun can be a wonderful solution. Add significant volume to your crown, braid up the locks along your hairline, and turn it into a low, tight bun. Also, let a few strands hug your face randomly.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to the hair.
  2. Part the hair slightly off center and French braid it along.
  3. Secure at the back and fashion a low bun.
  4. Using a tail comb, carefully pull out strands to frame your face.

26. Half Braided Bun On Highlighted Blonde Hair:

Half Braided Bun on Highlighted Blonde Hair

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Imagine yourself in a backless and highly embellished prom gown, sporting this awesome, braided bun hairdo! You will certainly become the ‘star of the night’, right? Just make sure that you smoothen your highlighted blonde hair by applying serum generously.

How To Style:

This hairstyle requires a little effort and, maybe, a helping hand or two. Follow this tutorial to recreate and flaunt this fabulous look.

27. Loose Fringed Hair With Curly Ends And Braided Headband:

Loose Fringed Hair with Curly Ends and Braided Headband

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Here is a superb prom hairstyle choice for your jet black, medium-length locks. Get it fringed at the front, curl up the ends of the loose hair and balance off the entire look with a neat, braided headband.

How To Style:

  1. Brush the hair thoroughly.
  2. Comb out your bangs and sweep the hair off to one side.
  3. Starting from the side, French braid, and secure the braid with a hair tie.
  4. Using a large barrel curler, style the ends of your locks into loose ringlets.
  5. Set with a hairspray.

28. Braided Spiral Bun With Pouf Messy Finish:

Braided Spiral Bun with Pouf Messy Finish

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Create a small pouf by teasing the top-front section and add texture to rest of the hair. Now, braid up the locks and secure it at the lower back of your head in the shape of a spiral bun. Finally, give the whole hairstyle a little messy finish.

How To Style:

Here is a more simplistic recreation of the hairdo, a little less messy, but elegant all the same.

29. Braided Headband Updo With Fringes And Bangs:

Braided Headband Updo with Fringes and Bangs

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This unique, braided headband updo is awesome for sporting on the quixotic prom night. Add thick, long fringes and highlighted, face-framing bangs to add a zing to the hairstyle.

How To Style:

  1. Brush out the bangs and straighten them, with the sides curving inwards.
  2. Taking the rest of the hair, fashion it into an inverted French braid.
  3. Secure with bobby pins and set with a hairspray.

30. Textured High Braid With Puffy Top And Wispy Ends:

Textured High Braid with Puffy Top and Wispy Ends

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Now, here is a true glamorous look that can make you the envy of others at the prom party! Texturize your entire hair, roll the front section back by creating a nice puff and pin it at your crown with some bobby pins. Now, braid up rest of the hair and give its ends a perfect wispy effect.

How To Style:

  1. Start by creating a lot of volume. Work a volumizing product into the hair and finger-comb as you blow-dry.
  2. Tease the top and secure the puff.
  3. Starting at the crown, weave an extremely loose braid, which gets tighter as you move along.
  4. Secure the braid with a hair tie and finish with the application of pomade to the ends, to get that wispy look.

31. Golden Blonde Waves With Double Braided Wraparound:

Golden Blonde Waves with Double Braided Wraparound

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Your natural, golden blonde, wavy hair can appear super chic and classy in this simple yet brilliant hairstyle. Take two thin sections of the hair from the front of your head, turn them into loose braids and secure them together at the nape of your neck by using bobby pins.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to the hair.
  2. Part the hair down the centre and, using a large barrel curler, style loose curls.
  3. Section off the front and tease the strands to add volume.
  4. Braid along both the sides and secure with bobby pins at the back.
  5. Set with a flexible hold hairspray.

32. Wavy Tousled Side Braid With Fringes And Bangs:

Wavy Tousled Side Braid with Fringes and Bangs

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Though it is almost similar to the typical tousled braid created on one side of the head, the wavy side bangs and the long fringes swinging over the forehead have perked up the look to a great extent. So, ready to give it a shot?

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to the hair.
  2. Using a straightener, polish out your bangs and style loose curls.
  3. Finger-comb through the hair to separate the curls and pull the hair off to one side.
  4. Braid the hair beginning at the nape of your neck.
  5. Set with a flexible hold spray.

33. Polished Ballet Bun With Braided Wrap:

Polished Ballet Bun with Braided Wrap

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Give your jet black hair a smooth and shiny look by applying a good hair wax. Pull all the locks back at your crown and turn it into a tight ballet bun. Lastly, braid another section of the hair and wrap it around the bun properly.

How To Style:

  1. Tie the hair up in a high ponytail.
  2. Use a volumizing product to give it more texture.
  3. Divide the ponytail into three sections, and fashion a braid from one.
  4. Add more volume to the other two sections by teasing, and then smoothen them out.
  5. Wrap one section around the base of the ponytail and pin.
  6. Wrap the other section around the first to create a voluminous bun.
  7. Wrap and pin the braid around the base of the bun.

34. Smooth Side Fishtail Braid With Loose Pouf:

Smooth Side Fishtail Braid with Loose Pouf

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You have already seen how a silky smooth and precisely made side fishtail braid can complement your prom outfit in the perfect manner. Here, a loose pouf is added to it for making the look even more attractive.

How To Style:

  1. Brush out your bangs and pull the hair off to a side.
  2. Tie the hair at the nape and dividing the hair into two sections, weave a tight fishtail braid.
  3. Secure the end of the braid and cut off the tie at the nape.
  4. Tease the bangs to add volume, brush back and set with a strong hold hairspray.

35. Loose Wavy Hairdo With Braid And Spiral Ends:

Loose Wavy Hairdo with Braid and Spiral Ends

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If you are looking for a hairstyle that is truly special and dramatic, you need to give this a shot.  Twist, curl and braid your soft, beautiful, light brown locks and adorn them with fresh flowers or pretty hair accessories.

How To Style:

The accessories on this hairdo steal the show. So, braid and curl your hair, using this as a guide, and make a statement with accessories of your choice.

36. Twisted Side Braid With Long Bangs And Highlights:

Twisted Side Braid with Long Bangs and Highlights

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How about wearing a twisted braid for an innovative prom look? Deep side-part your highlighted, wavy locks and sweep them to the other side loosely. Now, create a side braid by twisting the hair up and allow a few loose hair strands to rest on the shoulder.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing product to damp hair.
  2. Scrunch the hair as you blow-dry to add volume.
  3. Create a side part using your hands to maintain the tousled look.
  4. Divide the hair into two sections. Twist one section clockwise and the other in the opposite direction.
  5. Twist the two sections together and secure with a hair tie.

37. Luscious Blonde Curls With Braided Headband:

Luscious Blonde Curls with Braided Headband

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Large, curly rings on reddish brown, blonde hair can help you achieve a spectacular look for that long-awaited prom night. Make it even more attention-grabbing by adding a thick, precise, braided headband.

How To Style:

To pull this hairstyle off, you need lots of volume. Here is a comprehensive tutorial on creating a variation of this style. You can always tease to add more volume.

38. Braided Topknot With High Fishtail Braid:

Braided Topknot with High Fishtail Braid

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A topknot can never go well with a soft and romantic prom look. Well, team it up with a high fishtail braid and wrap it with a thin section of the hair to give yourself an exclusive makeover for the dazzling prom party.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing spray to the hair and blow-dry.
  2. Gather the hair into a high ponytail and divide into three sections.
  3. Fashion a braid using one of the sections. Weave a tight fishtail braid using the other two.
  4. Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail and secure with bobby pins.

39. Loose Free-Ended Side Braid With Bang And Flower Headband:

Loose Free-Ended Side Braid with Bang and Flower Headband

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Gather all your natural blonde hair on one of your shoulders and come up with a low, side, loose braid with elastic-free rounded ends. A simple side bang and a beautiful flower headband will brighten up the style even more.

How To Style:

  1. Part the hair down the centre and straighten.
  2. Sweep the hair to one side and create a loose braid.
  3. Set the braid with a hairspray and top it off with a stylish headband.

[ Read: Indian Braid Hairstyles ]

40. Messy Twisted Side Braid With Thin Layered Curls:

Messy Twisted Side Braid with Thin Layered Curls

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Highlight and curl your medium-length layered hair  in very thin, small sections. Sweep them to one side of your head and create a loose, twisted side braid resting on the shoulder. A few random side bangs and a little tangled flair will give the hairstyle a new dimension.

How To Style:

  1. Work pomade into damp hair and create tight curls using a small barrel curler.
  2. Separate the curls by finger-combing through it.
  3. Gather the hair on one side, and taking two sections, make a rope braid, letting your curly strands frame your face.

41. Sleek High Braided Ponytail With Hair Wrap:

Sleek High Braided Ponytail with Hair Wrap

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Look smart and stylish at the prom party by choosing this sleek, high hairstyle. Put all the smoothened up hair into a super high pony at your crown and braid it up to the nape of your neck. Secure it with an elastic band and wrap its base with a thin section of the hair.

How To Style:

  1. Spray the hair with a heat protectant and straighten.
  2. Gather the hair into a high ponytail and divide the hair into three sections, one smaller than the other two.
  3. Create a rope braid with two of the sections and wrap the thinner section around the base.

42. Side Braided Blonde Waves With Wispy Points:

Side Braided Blonde Waves with Wispy Points

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This hairstyle is mostly suitable for women with medium-length locks. Part your hair to one side. Braid up the front hair along the hairline of the larger section, and secure it at the back. Keep the remaining waves loose and give their ends a nice, wispy effect.

How To Style:

  1. Part the hair off to a side and apply a volumizing spray.
  2. Using a large barrel curler, create loose waves and mist with a hairspray.
  3. Finger-comb to separate the curls.
  4. Beginning at the parting, weave a braid off to one side and pin.

43. Side-Braided Ponytail With Braided Wrap:

Side-Braided-Ponytail-with-Braided-Wrap

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Start by making a semi-high ponytail on your straight, beige blonde hair. Now, braid up the hair at one side and wrap it around the base of the pony in order to hide the elastic band completely. A simple, yet interesting prom look!

How To Style:

  1. Start with the application of a volumizing product, and working a straightener through the hair.
  2. Part the hair diagonally, starting at the temple on one side and moving further away.
  3. Braid the top section and pull the rest back in a high ponytail.
  4. Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail and secure with bobby pins.

44. Curly Layered Top With Twisted Side Braid And Headband:

Curly Layered Top with Twisted Side Braid and Headband

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Get your top hair layered and curled, then roll it back to the crown to create a wonderful, curly structure. Gather the rest of your wavy hair on one of your shoulders, and twist it up to come up with a nice, twisted, side braid with elastic-free ends.

How To Style:

  1. Braid along your bangs, secure and curl the ends into tight ringlets.
  2. Using a small barrel curler, create tight ringlets off to one side.
  3. Set with a strong hold hairspray.

45. Small Low Side-Braided Twisted Bun With Free Ends:

Small Low Side-Braided Twisted Bun with Free Ends

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Part your highlighted hair to one side and braid up the larger section along your hairline. Turn this braid into a small, twisted, side bun right at the nape of your neck and let the end move freely, instead of sticking it into the bun.

How To Style:

This is a rather quick and easy hairstyle to create. To know the process,  watch  this video .

46. Side Braided Fringed Hair With Thick Curly Bang:

Side Braided Fringed Hair with Thick Curly Bang

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Take a large section of the hair at one side and curl it up to form a thick, spiral, side bang. Gather the rest of the hair on the other shoulder and create a wide, messy side braid with it. Also, let the fringes swing over your eyes playfully.

How To Style:

  1. Work a volumizing product into the hair.
  2. Using a medium barrel curler, style the curls away from your face.
  3. Spray with a flexible hold product and finger-comb through one side to separate the curls.
  4. Taking strands from the combed side, braid the hair, leaving out enough curls to frame your face.
  5. Secure with a hair tie and loosen the braid to give it a more voluminous look.

47. Messy Side Braid With Waterfall Braided Side Sweep:

Messy Side Braid with Waterfall Braided Side Sweep

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Here is another example of a side braided hairstyle with a hair wrap and a little messy finish. However, it is the awesome waterfall braided side sweep, which has made the style super hit for prom.

How To Style:

This style basically involves styling your bangs into a reverse waterfall braid, and weaving a messy braid off to a side. Now, waterfall braids are complicated stuff, reverse waterfall braids even more so. This video, though, makes it an achievable style to pull off.

48. Tousled Side Braid With Side Sweep, Bang And Brooch:

Tousled Side Braid with Side Sweep, Bang and Brooch

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Just take a look at this graceful hairstyle and you will realize why messy is called the new elegant. Sweep your side-parted hair over the forehead and form a messy, tousled side braid with a twisted section of hair secured into it. A sexy bang and a flowery brooch are two other specialties of this style.

How To Style:

  1. Using a large barrel curler, create loose curls.
  2. Sweep the hair off to a side.
  3. Taking sections, create a fishtail braid and a rope braid.
  4. Tie the ends together and affix a brooch.

49. Long Highlighted Braid With Dramatic Twisted Side Sweep:

Long Highlighted Braid with Dramatic Twisted Side Sweep

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From the remarkable length of the hair, to the eye-catching highlights, to the smooth, wide, front section with textured side sweep – each and everything has contributed to the popularity of this distinctive hairstyle for achieving an exciting prom look. Go give it a try.

How To Style:

  1. Brush out your bangs.
  2. Gather the rest of your hair and braid it tightly.
  3. Tease at the roots of your bangs to add volume.
  4. Apply pomade and roll using a brush.

50. Upside Down French Braid With Puffy Top And Highlights:

Upside Down French Braid with Puffy Top and Highlights

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Create a little puff at your crown area and turn the rest of the highlighted blonde hair into an upside down French braid. Secure the free ends of the braid into the top, and leave a few loose strands around your face.

How To Style:

  1. Starting at the crown, French braid your hair, and secure using a hair tie.
  2. Tuck the ends underneath, and secure with bobby pins.

These are the best braided prom hairstyles for you. So, have you found your favorite? Are you ready to give that lovely hairdo a try this year? Do not forget to share your experience with us.

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