55 Prom Hairstyles To Make You Feel Like A Princess!

by Anjali Sayee

Prom is finally here!

You’ve waited so long for it, and now it’s here at last! You think you’re prepared. You’ve got a dress with matching shoes, the right makeup to make your features pop, and the perfect date. But, just as you close your eyes to sleep, you remember that you still have to figure out what to do with your hair! Don’t panic – we’ve got your back! We have made a list of the most trending prom hairstyles – and how to do them – this year. Check them out below!

1. Loose Low Bun

Loose Low Bun

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What You Need

  • hair brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Curling iron
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair, removing all the knots and tangles completely.
  2. Using a curling iron, curl your tresses lightly. You want your hair in loose curls.
  3. Brush your hair to open up the curls.
  4. Gather all your hair, allowing your bangs and some strays to fall free, and wrap it in a low messy bun at the back.
  5. Secure it in place with bobby pins.
  6. Spritz on some hairspray to set your hairdo in place.

2. Accessorized Low Bun

Accessorized Low Bun

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Headband
  • Elastic bands
  • Comb
  • Curling iron
  • Fancy barrette
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Curl your hair using a curling iron.
  2. Brush out curls gently and divide your hair into two sections from ear to ear. Clip up the top section.
  3. Put the headband on, leaving the lower section underneath it.
  4. Twist sections of hair from the sides of the lower section and tuck them within the headband.
  5. Gather the rest of the lower section and flip it within the headband a few times to form a bun.
  6. Pin the ends underneath the bun.
  7. Unclip the top half and create a pouf with the hair at the crown.
  8. Twist the side sections of hair and pin them over the bun.
  9. Clip on your fancy barrette.
  10. Don’t forget hairspray!

3. Crossed Half Updo

Crossed Half Updo

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Elastic bands
  • Comb
  • Curling iron
  • Hairspray

How To

  1. Brush your hair to remove any knots and tangles.
  2. Curl your hair from midway down. Allow your curls to cool and spritz some hairspray on them.
  3. Brush back the top and front of your hair. If your hair is too fine or thin, tease it to give it some height.
  4. Comb the brushed-back front hair at the crown.
  5. Pick up some hair from the sides, cross them over the pin, and pin them underneath the pinned front hair.
  6. Tousle your hair lightly with your fingers to give it a natural look.

4. Dreamy Updo

Dreamy Updo

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Curling iron
  • Elastic bands
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair to remove any knots.
  2. Using a curling iron, curl your hair in medium or small sections to form loose curls.
  3. Take some hair from one side and weave it into a braid. Weave another braid on the other side, as well.
  4. Gather the rest of your hair and pull it back so it falls behind your shoulders.
  5. Wrap one curled section of hair at the back and pin it.
  6. Take another curled section of hair and wrap it around the previous section. Pin it in place.
  7. Keep wrapping the curled sections in this manner.
  8. Once all the sections are wrapped in a bun, wrap the braids around the bun and pin them in place.

5. Rolled In Mohawk

Rolled In Mohawk

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What You Need

  • Round brush
  • Elastic bands
  • Bobby pins
  • Mousse

How To Do

  1. Apply some mousse to your hair thoroughly.
  2. Take some hair from the top and sides and tie it in a half ponytail. Secure it with bobby pins so it lays flat. Clip up the loose hair to style later.
  3. Gather the rest of your hair and weave it in a Dutch braid.
  4. Pancake the Dutch braid to make it a little bigger.
  5. Unclip the hair from the half ponytail. Half the hair should be on the right and the other half on the left.
  6. Take a small section of the loose hair from the right side and roll it over the braid. Pin it underneath the braid so it’s tucked in.
  7. Take a small section of hair from the loose left side and fold it over the braid, tucking and pinning it underneath the braid.
  8. Do the same for the rest of the loose hair, alternating between left and right sides.

6. Twisted Low Bun

Twisted Low Bun

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What You Need

  • Elastic bands
  • Hairspray
  • Comb

How To Do

  1. Gather hair from one side and twist it till the end. Secure it with an elastic band
  2. Twist a section on the other side, as well.
  3. Pancake the twists to give them a boho vibe.
  4. Gather the rest of your hair and tie it in a low ponytail.
  5. Flip the ponytail within itself a few times to form the bun.
  6. Once you reach the end, flip the ponytail for the last time and pin the ends underneath.
  7. Wrap the twists around the bun and tuck the ends within the bun. Pin them in place.

7. Messy Fishtail Braid

Messy Fishtail Braid

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What You Need

  • Rat-tailed comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Elastic bands

How To Do

  1. Gather hair from the top of your head and backcomb it. Teasing your hair will create a pouf and add height to your hairstyle.
  2. Gather the rest of your hair behind your shoulders and divide it in two sections: 1 and 2.
  3. Take some hair from underneath from section 1, cross it over, and join it to the inner part of section 2.
  4. Take some hair from the underneath section 2. Cross this over section 2 and join it to the inner part of section 1.
  5. Keep weaving the braid in this fashion until you reach the end.
  6. Secure the ends with an elastic band.
  7. Pancake the braid.

8. Bouffant Low Bun

Bouffant Low Bun

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What You Need

  • Bobby pins
  • Elastic bands
  • Comb
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Backcomb the top of your hair to form a bouffant.
  2. Gather the rest of your hair, leaving out just a small section of hair from the bottom.
  3. Wrap your hair in a messy low bun.
  4. Secure the bun with bobby pins.
  5. Take the small section of hair and wrap it around the base of the bun. Pin it in place.
  6. Give it a good hit of hairspray to set it in place.

9. Braided Mohawk

Braided Mohawk

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What You Need

  • Bobby pins
  • Elastic bands
  • Comb
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Brush all your hair back so it falls behind your shoulders.
  2. Begin weaving a central Dutch braid, making sure the stitches are loose.
  3. Keep adding hair to the sides as you weave the braid.
  4. Once you reach your back hairline, weave the braid like a regular braid.
  5. Secure the end with an elastic band.
  6. Roll up the braid and tuck it under the Dutch braid using bobby pins.
  7. Pancake the braid to add to its appeal.

10. French Neat Bun

bun

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What You Need

  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Gather all your hair, leaving a small section of hair on each side at the front.
  2. Tie your hair into a low ponytail with an elastic band.
  3. Flip the ponytail a few times within itself to form a bun.
  4. Once you reach the end, tuck the remaining hair within the bun.
  5. Take one of the small sections, cross it over to the other side, and wrap it around the bun.
  6. Repeat the same with the other small section of hair.
  7. Use bobby pins to keep the hair in place.
  8. Spritz on some hairspray and go slay!

11. Braided High Bun

Braided High Bun

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Elastic band
  • Bobby pins

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair thoroughly to remove all knots.
  2. Gather all your hair to the crown and weave it in a regular braid.
  3. Secure the ends with an elastic band.
  4. Wrap the braid around to form a bun and use bobby pins to keep it in place.

12. Curly Locks

curly Locks

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What You Need

  • Curling iron
  • Comb
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Comb your hair to remove all the knots.
  2. Curl your hair in medium-sized sections. This will add volume to your tresses.
  3. Keep each section in the curling iron for about 5 to 7 seconds. Apply hairspray before and after your curl your locks.
  4. Don’t touch the hair for about 10 seconds after you release it from the curling iron.
  5. After curling all your locks, run your fingers through them to make them look more natural.

13. Curly-Ended High Ponytail

What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Elastic band
  • Curling iron
  • Hollow hoop clip-on
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Brush all your hair and gather it at the crown.
  2. Tie it into a ponytail with an elastic band.
  3. Clip on the hoop clip.
  4. Curl the ends of your hair with the curling iron.
  5. Spritz on some hair spray.

14. High Messy Bun

High Messy Bun

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What You Need

  • Comb
  • Hair brush
  • Elastic band
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Gather all your hair to the top of your head. Allow your bangs and a few stray strands of hair to fall loose.
  2. Still holding the hair at the base (as a ponytail), loosen the hair around your head.
  3. Wrap the hair in a loose messy bun and secure it with an elastic band and bobby pins.
  4. Finish off with a hit of hairspray.

15. Dutch Braid

Dutch Braid

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Rat-tailed comb
  • Elastic bands
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair back and weave it in a Dutch braid.
  2. Secure it at the end with an elastic band.
  3. Using the end of the rat-tail comb, pull out hair from each stitch to form a ‘C’ shape. You’ll have to use your hand to make sure excess hair isn’t pulled out or the braid isn’t ruined.
  4. Repeat the above for all the stitches.
  5. Pancake the braid to flatten it and make it bigger.
  6. Spritz on some hairspray to finish off the look.

16. French Braid

French Braid

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What You Need

  • Comb
  • Elastic bands
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Detangle your hair completely.
  2. Pull some hair back as you would in a half ponytail. Divide it in three sections: left, middle, and right.
  3. Braid the hair for one stitch. The middle section always goes under the left and right sections.
  4. Now, add more hair from the sides to the left and right sections.
  5. Keep adding hair to it until you reach the end and tie an elastic band to keep it from unraveling.
  6. Adjust the braid as you like. If you want the braid a bit loose, pancake it carefully.

17. Slick High Ponytail

Slick High Ponytail

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Elastic band
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Detangle your hair with a brush.
  2. Brush it back neatly and tie it in a high ponytail with an elastic band.
  3. Take a little hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band. Tuck the ends within the elastic band.
  4. Give it a quick hit of hairspray.

18. Curly Ponytail

Curly Ponytail

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What You Need

  • Elastic band
  • Comb
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Backcomb the hair at the top and center of your head. Neatly comb the front hair.
  2. Gather all your hair at the crown and tie it in a high ponytail with an elastic band.
  3. Curl your hair using the curling iron and spritz on some hairspray.
  4. Run your fingers through the curls to open them up and finish off the look.

19. Beehive Updo

What You Need

  • Bobby pins
  • Elastic band
  • Comb
  • Chignon bun maker (optional)
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Leaving out your bangs, backcomb the hair at the crown of your head, combing the hair in front neatly.
  2. Shape the teased hair to form a bouffant. Use bobby pins to secure it in place. You can also use a chignon bun maker to create the bouffant.
  3. Gather the rest of your hair and wrap it in a low bun at the back.
  4. Secure the bun with an elastic band.
  5. Hit the entire hairdo with hairspray.

20. Crown Braid

Crown Braid

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What You Need

  • Rat-tailed comb
  • Elastic band
  • Bobby pins

How To Do

  1. Tease your hair at the top and pin it in a slight pouf.
  2. Brush the rest of your hair to remove tangles.
  3. Begin weaving a French braid below the pouf.
  4. Once you reach the back hairline, stop weaving a French braid and weave a regular braid.
  5. Secure the end with an elastic band.
  6. Wrap the braid around the head like a headband.
  7. Use pins to secure the braided crown in place.

21. Messy Low Bun

Messy Low Bun

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair to remove all tangles.
  2. Gather it at the back, making sure it’s loose.
  3. Twist the hair and wrap it around to make a loose bun.
  4. Use bobby pins to secure the bun in place.
  5. Allow the stray strands to hang loose.
  6. Hit the hairdo with some hairspray to set it in place.

22. Rose Gold Half Updo

Rose Gold Half Updo

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What You Need

  • l Comb
  • l Rose gold hair dye
  • l Petroleum jelly
  • l Old T-shirt and a towel
  • l Curl iron
  • l Bobby pins
  • l Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Wear an old T-shirt as the dye can stain your clothes. Apply petroleum jelly around your hair and your ears.
  2. Place a towel over your shoulders.
  3. Mix the activator and developer as per the instructions on the dye.
  4. Apply the color on your hair thoroughly.
  5. If you have brown hair, the rose gold will end up looking rose brown, which is another trending shade.
  6. Keep the dye on for the required time. Keep checking your hair every now and then to monitor the color.
  7. Once it’s reached a shade you like, wash the dye off and allow your hair to air dry.
  8. Once your hair is dry, spritz on some hairspray and curl it with a curling iron.
  9. Gather some hair from the top and tie a loose top knot with it. Use bobby pins to secure it.

23. Half Top Knot

Half Top Knot

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What You Need

  • Elastic band
  • Comb
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair to remove all the knots and tangles.
  2. Gather hair from the top and front and collect it at the crown.
  3. Pass the elastic band over the gathered hair, twist it, and pass it over again but fold the hair with the band.
  4. Pancake the top knot and spritz on some hairspray.

24. Double Dutch Braid

Double Dutch Braid

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What You Need

  • Elastic band
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Divide your hair in half from the front down to the back and clip up one half.
  2. Comb down the unclipped half. Begin weaving a Dutch braid from right near the middle partition.
  3. Weave the Dutch braid till you reach about an inch to the ends and secure the braid with an elastic band.
  4. Repeat the same with the other half.

25. Waterfall Braid

Waterfall Braid

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What You Need

  • Bobby pins
  • Comb
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Pick up some hair from one side, near the front.
  2. A waterfall braid consists of three sections: top, middle, and bottom. Weave a stitch as you would a regular braid and drop the new bottom section.
  3. Add in a new section of hair to the top, making it the new top section.
  4. Now that you’ve dropped the bottom section, add in a new bottom section.
  5. Keep doing this till you reach the other side of your head.
  6. Pin the braid underneath your hair to cover the ends.
  7. Don’t forget that final hit of hairspray!

26. Half Crown Braid

Half Crown Braid

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What You Need

  • Bobby pins
  • Hair brush
  • Elastic Band

How To Do

  1. Pick up some hair from one side of your head, at the front. Weave it into a braid and pancake it to make it bigger.
  2. Pick up some hair from the other side and repeat the previous step.
  3. Pin both the braids at the back below the crown.

27. The Messy Half Braid

The Messy Half Braid

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What You Need

  • Elastic band
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Using your fingers, gather the hair from the front, sides, and crown.
  2. You can leave out some hair at the front to fall like bangs, but remember that this hairstyle is messy and loose, so there will be more hair falling out of place.
  3. Begin weaving the gathered hair into a loose three-strand braid.
  4. Pancake the braid to make it big and add to the messiness.
  5. To prevent any hair from falling away from the hairstyle, spritz on a good amount of hairspray and use bobby pins.

28. Tucked-In Half ‘Do

Tucked-In Half ‘Do

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair to remove all knots and tangles.
  2. Part your hair on left and right. Gather the hair in between the partings, commonly known as the mohawk section.
  3. Hold the hair out and backcomb it just a tad.
  4. Comb the front neatly and pin the hair at the back below the crown to form a bouffant.
  5. Pick up hair from one side, cross it over, and tuck the rest of the hair under the pinned hair of the bouffant.
  6. Pick up hair from the other side, cross it over to the opposite side, and tuck it underneath.
  7. Use bobby pins to secure the hair in place and spritz on some hairspray.

29. Tri-Dutch Braid Half Updo

Tri-Dutch Braid Half Updo

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What You Need

  • Comb
  • Hair clips
  • Elastic bands
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Comb your hair and create partings in line with the ends of your eyebrows.
  2. You can jazz it up by trying zig-zag partings. If you’re trying it for the first time, start off with big zig-zags and progress to smaller ones.
  3. Create a horizontal parting at the crown, joining the previous two partings. Clip up the rest of your hair, leaving only the sectioned hair from the partings.
  4. Divide the section into three with zig-zag partings.
  5. Clip up two sections and begin weaving a Dutch braid with the section of loose hair. Keep adding hair to the sides as you braid.
  6. Stop weaving the braid once you reach the back parting and secure it with an elastic band.
  7. Unclip the next section and repeat the same, followed by the last section.
  8. Join all the remaining hair of the sections together and tie it in a high ponytail with the help of an elastic band.
  9. Take some hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band, tucking the ends underneath to cover it.
  10. Don’t forget to hit the ‘do with some hairspray.

30. Bouffant With Twisted Sides

Bouffant With Twisted Sides

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What You Need

  • Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Gather some hair from the top to form a bouffant.
  2. You can simply twist the hair at the back and pin it higher to create the bouffant. Or, you can tease the hair with a thin comb and pin it at the back.
  3. Once the bouffant is in place, pick up a section of hair from both sides, twist them, and pin them just below the bouffant.
  4. Spritz on some hairspray to hold the hairdo in place.

31. Pretty Twisted Half Updo

Pretty Twisted Half Updo

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair to remove all tangles.
  2. Divide your hair at the top from side to side).
  3. Divide this section into smaller sections.
  4. Twist each section beginning at the center, moving toward the sides.
  5. At the end, take the last side section (one from each side) and overlap them.
  6. Pin your hair in place and spritz on some hairspray.

32. Ancient Braided Half Updo

Ancient Braided Half Updo

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Elastic bands
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Gather your hair from the front and tie it in a half ponytail.
  2. Part the hair above the ponytail in half and flip the hair from the ponytail through it twice.
  3. Take a little hair from the flipped ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band.
  4. Weave a fishtail braid with the half ponytail.
  5. Once you’ve made good progress with the braid, add in some hair from the sides. Before you add in the hair (in place of the corner sections of the braid), divide it in half and twist it. Do the same with the hair on the other side.
  6. After this, start adding hair to the braid for a bit, making sure to comb it as you do.
  7. After adding about three to four sections of hair, weave the fishtail braid without adding any hair and tie it at the end with an elastic band.
  8. Take some hair and wrap it around the elastic band to cover it, tucking the ends within the band.
  9. Hit it up with some hairspray to finish off the look.

33. High Bouffant Half ‘Do

High Bouffant Half ‘Do

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What You Need

  • Chignon bun maker
  • Bobby pins
  • Curling iron
  • Hairspray
  • Floral accessories

How To Do

  1. Gather the hair at the top, enough to cover the chignon maker, and leave some in the front. Place the chignon maker at the crown and cover it with the hair.
  2. Use bobby pins to keep it secure.
  3. Take the hair left in the front and divide it in sections.
  4. Place each section over the bouffant with one twist.
  5. Keep the twist loose so it forms that wave you see in the image.
  6. Curl the ends of your hair with a curling iron and spritz on a good amount of hairspray to keep the hairstyle intact.
  7. Add a floral accessory to finish off the look.

34. Curly Twisted Half Updo

Curly Twisted Half Updo

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What You Need

  • Curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Curl your hair into perfect ringlets.
  2. Spritz on a good amount of hairspray before and after your curl your hair.
  3. Gather hair from the top of your head and pull it back. Now, take the hair at the center and pin it back.
  4. Criss-cross the rest of the hair until you reach the final section beginning right near your ear.
  5. This time, criss-cross the sections so they look connected and pin them in place.
  6. Spritz on some hairspray and go slay!

35. Bouffant With A Twist

Bouffant With A Twist

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What You Need

  • Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Gather hair from the front till the crown.
  2. Backcomb the hair to create the bouffant.
  3. Take a section of hair from one side, twist it, and pin it at the back.
  4. Take another section of hair from the other side and do the same.
  5. Don’t forget hairspray!

36. French Braid With Side Twists Half Updo

French Braid With Side Twists Half Updo

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Elastic band
  • Bobby pins

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair thoroughly to remove all knots.
  2. Gather hair from the mohawk section and weave a French braid till you reach the crown. Tie it securely with an elastic band.
  3. Take some hair from the side of the French braid, twist it, and pin it beneath the braid.
  4. Repeat the same on the other side.

37. The Messy Top Knot

The Messy Top Knot

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What You Need

  • Comb
  • Elastic bands
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Gather hair from the mohawk section and backcomb it in sections.
  2. Start teasing your hair from the top and move down.
  3. Comb the front lift, leaving the rest of the pouf messy.
  4. If you want to jazz it up a bit more, weave the lifted hair into a braid.
  5. Once you reach the crown, tie the rest of the hair from the section into a top knot.
  6. Pancake the topknot to make it messy and spritz on some hairspray

38. The Braid And Pouf

The Braid And Pouf

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What You Need

  • Chignon bun maker
  • Comb
  • Elastic band
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Create a bouffant and pin it in place.
  2. To make the bouffant big, you can use a chignon maker.
  3. Pick up hair from the sides and twist it.
  4. Bring both the twists to the back and weave them into a fishtail braid.
  5. Finish off with a hit of hairspray.

39. The Knotted Flip

What You Need

  • Elastic bands
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Gather hair from the front till the crown and tie it in a half ponytail.
  2. Part the hair just above the elastic band and flip the ponytail through it a few times.
  3. Take some hair from one side and twist it.
  4. Do the same on the other side.
  5. Wrap both the twists around the elastic band of the half ponytail.
  6. Don’t forget to hit the hairdo with some hairspray.

40. Curly Half Ponytail

Curly Half Ponytail

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What You Need

  • Curl defining cream
  • Silk scarf
  • Designer barrette

How To Do

  1. Apply some curl defining cream to your washed hair the night before prom.
  2. Cover your hair with a scarf and keep it on overnight. This prevents your curls from becoming frizzy and adds definition to each coil.
  3. Remove the scarf and let your fierce curls shine through.
  4. Gather hair from both sides and clip it at the back below the crown.
  5. Instead of using simple bobby pins, use a designer barrette to secure it in place.

41. Crowned Topknot

Crowned Topknot

taradavaohair / Instagram

What You Need

  • Clip
  • Bobby pins
  • Elastic band

How To Do

  1. Leaving out some hair at the front, gather your hair from the top and clip it up.
  2. Part the hair in the front in a side or middle parting.
  3. Begin weaving a crown braid on any one side of the parting, finishing on the other side.
  4. As you braid, follow the curve of your head from the front to the crown and back to the front.
  5. Once the braid is finished, use bobby pins to secure it.
  6. Unclip the hair at the crown and tie it into a topknot.

42. Waterfall Half ‘Do

Waterfall Half ‘Do

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What You Need

  • Hair brush
  • Curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair to remove all the tangles and knots.
  2. Curl your hair with a curling iron to obtain perfect ringlets.
  3. Take a section of hair at the front and divide it in three: two side sections and a middle section.
  4. Weave a stitch of braid, then drop the top section.
  5. Add a new top section from the top. Pass it through for another stitch and drop it. Continue this for all the stitches, following the curve of your crown as you braid. Secure it with bobby pins at the end.
  6. To finish off the look, spritz on some hairspray.

43. Multi-Twist Half Updo

Multi-Twist Half Updo

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What You Need

  • Comb
  • Elastic bands
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Gather three sections of hair from each side (a total of six sections).
  2. Divide a section in half and twist them around each other. Follow the same for the other sections as well. You can use elastic bands to secure them.
  3. Comb back the hair in the front and hold it in place with bobby pins.
  4. Gather all the twists and remove all the elastic bands.
  5. Leave the twists till the crown, but unravel them the rest of the way and merge them into one section of hair.
  6. Divide this section in two and twist them around each other.
  7. Secure the ends with an elastic band, and hit the hairstyle with a good amount of hairspray.

44. Boho Half Updo

Boho Half Updo

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What You Need

  • Comb
  • Elastic band
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair accessory

How To Do

  1. Gather the hair at the crown and backcomb it to create a pouf.
  2. Take the sides of the pouf and overlap them.
  3. Secure the pouf with an elastic band and bobby pins.
  4. Part the hair in the front in a deep side parting. Divide the hair into smaller subsections. Create loose twists with each subsection.
  5. Pin the twists underneath the pouf and add a fancy accessory to jazz it up.

45. Folded Half Updo

Folded Half Updo

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What You Need

  • Brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Brush your hair and curl it from midway down.
  2. Comb the hair in the front backward and clip it up in a half ponytail using bobby pins.
  3. Fold up the half ponytail and pin it up in place.
  4. Spritz on some hairspray to finish off the look.

46. Flower Half Updo

Flower Half Updo

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What You Need

  • Curling iron
  • Hairspray
  • Bobby pins
  • Bead accessories

How To Do

  1. Curl your hair.
  2. Hit it with some hairspray and allow the curls to cool down.
  3. Pick up a small section of hair and roll it up to form a rose.
  4. Pin it up with bobby pins.
  5. Repeat the same for how many ever roses you want.
  6. Accessorize with some simple beads and small flower pins.

47. Faux High Ponytail

Faux High Ponytail

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What You Need

  • Curling iron
  • Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Curl your hair from midway down.
  2. Divide your hair horizontally in three sections: top, middle, and bottom.
  3. Gather the hair in the top section and tease it to form a pouf.
  4. Secure the pouf in place with bobby pins.
  5. Gather hair from the middle section. Make sure it looks connected to the top section and pin it like a flat half ponytail.
  6. Gather the lower section and pin it like a low ponytail. Again, make sure it’s connected to the section above.
  7. Spritz on a good amount of hairspray to keep the hairstyle in place.

48. Romantic Half Updo

What You Need

  • Curling iron
  • Comb
  • Elastic band
  • Bobby pins
  • Flower accessories
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Curl your hair with a curling iron.
  2. Spritz on some hairspray. This will really lock those curls in place all night.
  3. Comb down the curls to form perfect Hollywood swirls.
  4. Take some hair from the front and tie it in a half ponytail.
  5. Topsy-tail the ponytail twice.
  6. Take some hair from the sides and twist it.
  7. Pin the twists over the elastic band of the half ponytail.
  8. Accessorize with flowers.

49. The HIghlight And Hair Clip Updo

The HIghlight And Hair Clip Updo

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What You Need

  • Curling iron
  • Comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Fancy accessory
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Curl your hair with a curling iron.
  2. Gather some hair from the top and tease it to form a bouffant.
  3. Circle some curls around the bouffant to make a crown.
  4. Take a few curls and pin them up as you would a half ponytail.
  5. Finish off the look by adding a fancy hair clip and some hairspray.

50. The Scarf

The Scarf

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What You Need

  • A scarf
  • Elastic band

How To Do

  1. Take some hair from the front left side and weave it in a French fishtail braid, adding hair to the top section of the braid as you go.
  2. Gather hair from the front right side and repeat the same.
  3. Join both the braids together at the crown and tie them with a scarf.
  4. Weave a regular fishtail braid with the remaining hair and tie it at the end with an elastic band.

51. Double Braided Crown

What You Need

  • Comb
  • Elastic bands
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Gather two sections of hair from the right side of your head.
  2. Weave both sections in regular three-strand braids and secure them with elastic bands. Do the same on the left side.
  3. Wrap the braids around to form a crown, pinning them at the back.
  4. Pancake the braids for a voluminous effect.
  5. Spritz on some hairspray to finish off the look.

52. Criss-Crossed Braids

Criss-Crossed Braids

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What You Need

  • Elastic bands
  • Bobby pins

How To Do

  1. Pick up some hair from the front right side and weave it in a braid.
  2. Repeat the same on the left side.
  3. Secure the ends of the braids with elastic bands.
  4. Pin one of the braids at the back and pin the other braid over it.

53. Flowered Braid

Flowered Braid

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What You Need

  • Comb
  • Elastic band
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Weave two Dutch braids on one side of your head and secure them at the ends with elastic bands.
  2. Pancake the braids.
  3. Wrap the bottom braid around itself in a circular manner to form a flower.
  4. Pin the flower bun in place.
  5. Wrap the top braid around the flower bun to make it bigger. Secure it with bobby pins.
  6. Spritz on some hairspray to keep that hairdo intact.

54. Classic Topknot

What You Need

  • Comb
  • Elastic band
  • Bobby pins

How To Do

  1. Gather the hair in the mohawk section.
  2. Pass an elastic band over this hair once.
  3. Twist the band and pass it over the hair again, but don’t pull out the hair all the way through. This will create a folded bun.
  4. Twist the band again and pass it over the folded bun again.
  5. Pancake the bun and secure it with pins, if needed.

55. Braided Topknot

Braided Topknot

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What You Need

  • Elastic band
  • Hairspray

How To Do

  1. Divide the top part of your hair into three to four sections.
  2. Weave each section into a French braid until you reach the crown.
  3. Gather the hair from all the braids and wrap it in a top knot.
  4. Spritz on some hairspray to finish off the look.

There you have it, ladies! I hope these hairstyles have given you inspiration for your prom hairdo and let you in on the trending styles. Which one will you sport to your prom? Comment below and let me know. Here’s wishing you the best prom experience of your life!

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Anjali Sayee is a writer and an introvert. From studying Aeronautical Engineering and wanting to design her own airplane to writing articles on hairstyles, she has been on quite a journey. She believes that hair is one of the key factors that define a woman’s personality. To quote her, “What’s the first thing they do in the movies to show a personality change? Change the hair – because it has a life of its own.” She’s here to help you find the hairstyle you need. This bookworm is a self-professed Wholocker, a talented drummer, and an amateur photographer.
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