Prom hair updos stay trendy from year to year due to their gorgeous look and versatility. And the latter is truly essential for the occasion, as each element of your chosen image should be matching. Therefore, pick one of our hairstyle suggestions, and it will be much easier to combine it with other elements.


High Updo Styles


Amazing Bun Hairstyles

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If your choice is an elegant and sophisticated style for prom night, go with bun. You can braid your hair in and then pick it up, make voluminous textured strands or add accessories for your hairstyle. In any case, your hair will look luxurious and exquisite.

Messy Prom High Updos With Free Locks

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As we mentioned, updos for long hair are quite mainstream. However, some of their peculiarities stay in trend, while others go out of vogue. This season is all about a more natural look.


Prom Updos With Accessories

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Would you like your hair updo for prom to appear even more sophisticated and outstanding? Then we would recommend embellishing it with beautiful accessories.

Simple High Buns

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Of course, your prom is one of the most important and long-awaited occasions. But who says that you need to sacrifice the whole day and coat yourself with tons of styling products to look special? These modern takes at simple high buns, where hair looks effortless, voluminous, and posh, are the key to your perfect prom look.


Gorgeous Ponytail Hairstyles

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Think that a ponytail is too simple for your big day? Well, that means you aren’t familiar with its variety. Ponytails can be anything you want them to be: they can fascinate with unbelievably voluminous and wavy texture while keeping your crown super lifted. Tons of volume and glorious looks, aren’t they ideal prom hair updos?

High Updo With Bangs

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Here are some updos that will make you want bangs. Or, if you already sport them, they will make you proud! There’s no better way to frame up your face and add a bit of femininity at the same time. You can show up with a comfy and chic high bun or twist, finishing the minimalist updo with the charm of your bangs.

Low Prom Updos


Updos With Twists For Chic Prom Look

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Here you can see the most brilliant ideas for updo hairstyles. Using quirky designs with braids and twists, you'll achieve a chic prom style.

Updos Hairstyle Which Will Make You The Queen Of The Ball

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Spritz with hair spray from time to time to hold the strands in place. When no strands are left, finish with much hair spray. Now you are sure that this hairstyle won’t fall apart while you are dancing.

Twisted Styles For Your Prom Hair

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These simple hairstyles are great when you do not have much time but want to look wonderful. All you need is curl your hair, twist it, and pin at the nape.


Exquisite Wrapped Updo Hairstyles For Prom

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If you have longer hair, you should try a messy updo style. And messy buns will look very nice and elegant for any event.

Beautiful Prom Hair Updos

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Surely, when it comes to getting a hairstyle for such a significant event in your life as prom, it is advisable to leave this job to a professional hair stylist whose experience will not fail you.

Stunning Prom Updos For Blonde Hair

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Just follow this basic tutorial. First, brush the hair thoroughly and create a low pony. Leave several front tresses for a somewhat romantic flair. Now make the top part of your hairstyle more voluminous.


Magnificent Prom Hair That Never Goes Out

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Your hairstyle for that big night can be also a classic choice. French twist updos and crown braids are in trend again!

Braided Updo Hairstyles For Prom

Prom Hair Updos Halo Braids

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However, sometimes you think that it is better to save money for some reason. You can try to master one of gorgeous updos and do your hairstyle at home without any help. It is easier than you think.


Romantic And Lovely Updo Hairstyles With Side Braids

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Long locks and decorative elements will always bring attention and compliments during the evening.

Mind-Blowing French Crown Braids Updos

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You can achieve this effect by loosening your pony a bit. Now take a small strand from your pony. Next, twist and then roll it and fix with a bobby pin. Do the same with more strands.

Excellent Dutch Crown Braid Prom Hairstyles

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Remember that sassy messy hairstyles will come in handy disregarding the occasion. They are quite easy to style, but you'll get an excellent look.


Prom Hairstyles With Fishtail Braids To Feel Next-Level Gorgeous

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Perhaps you should try one of these voluminous hairstyles to have a really gorgeous prom look. Add some braids and ringlets to create a more stunning style.

French Braids For Your Prom Night

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A braided crown is your best headband. It adds texture to your updo hairstyle that is seen from every side. This styles is easy to do and good idea for a prom hairstyle. Crown braid will not make you uncomfortable and make you the queen of the ball!

Prom Hair Fauxhawk Braided Updos

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Also, updo hairstyles for long hair that are ideal for prom are supposed to involve some braiding or buns. And accessories such as hoops and tiaras are definitely in, as well. In general, it’s better to give your hairstyle a fresh and spontaneous flair.


FAQ: Prom Hair Updos

How do I know what hairstyle to get for prom?

  • Pull your hair into a high ponytail that hangs down your back or to the side, or
  • Try a smooth and straight hairstyle.
  • Make a low or high bun with your prom hair.
  • Use hot rollers, foam rollers, flat or curling irons to curl or wave straight hair.

How much does prom hair cost?

With the option of DIY vs. professional salon makeup, hair and/or nails services, the cost for prom preparations can be anywhere from $30 to $300.

How much does the average girl spend on prom?

According to a Visa poll conducted in 2019, American families spent an average of $950 on their prom-goers. Most girls spend money on their clothes, nails, hair, makeup and other things, which adds up to a large sum. However, the prom memories are well worth it.