25 Prom Hairstyles and Updos for Long Hair

Prom is one of the most important times for a high school girl. You have the chance to get your hair done, nails done, and pick out a beautiful dress that defines you. Picking out hair styles can be a hard task especially for long hair. Coordinating your hair to match the style and cut of your dress is very important. Let’s face it the type of hairstyle you choose can literally make or break your entire look. Whether you’re looking for hairstyles for prom, graduation hairstyles, hairstyles for homecoming or even sweet 16 hairstyles, we feel like you should totally rock whatever style you want. This is why we have put together a list of 25 Prom hairstyles for long hair so that you can shine at one of the biggest events in your life.

1Braided Headband

Here we have a curly style. This style has large barrel curls and braided faux headband. We love the bold red lip which really makes her ice blue eye pop. Store bought headbands are cool but creating one with your own hair just adds a certain uniqueness to any style

2Black and brown pulled back

This is a beautiful black and brown look. This style has loose curls and the sides of the hair are pulled back into sort of a weaving pattern. This is an example of incorporating texture into your hair style. Everyday things and items are widely used in hair and fashion inspiration.

3Romance Curls Prom Hair

Curly queen! Turn heads with these beautiful romance curls. To get these curls use a one-inch wand curler to get perfect curls every time. Add a tiara to get the ultimate princess look. To make these curls last all night while you dance your heart away use a holding spritz like garnier fructis anti-humidity.

4Curly low ponytail

We love this long super curly ponytail. This look is super fun with split curled bangs. Add your favorite dainty and jeweled headband. If you want to add other accessories like statement necklaces and statement earrings to complete your whole look.

5Sleek side style with curls

J Lo looks fabulous with this simple side look. This is the perfect prom look because it is not only easy to do but it is great to transition in a curly ponytail or bun for after prom. Because this style falls to one side it perfect for slimming down your face and who doesn’t want that for pictures?

6Faucet curls with middle part

Kelly Rowland Can make simple black hair look so unique. We love these large faucet curls. They are great for framing any face shape. Keep your makeup simple by using neutral shades. Wearing your hair in an updo is not the only way to do things show off your length.

7Jumbo side braid

Looking for prom updos inspiration? Try something different for your prom. Give this long jumbo braid a try. It is funky and not something that you see often at a prom. If you’re feeling bold then pop on a bold lip color. This is a style not generally seen at proms but it is always great to step out of the box, who wants to look like everyone else in the room? We are sure it’s not you.

8Braided and Wavy

We are loving this half braided and half wavy style. This style is definitely a winner – sexy but also elegant. Adjust your curl size to fit your needs. Many styles get ruined the day after prom and you’re stuck figuring out how to style your hair until your next appointment. Wearing braided styles will help you stretch until your next appointment.

9Ombre side ponytail

Want to try the ombre look on a more scaled down level? Definitely, go with skin tone and earth tone colors. This will give you the opportunity to go crazy with your dress choice without over doing it. Dying your hair especially for such a huge night can be nerve racking but if you keep it simple there is virtually no way you can mess it up.

10Simple mid ponytail

Are you more into formal hairstyles? If you have a flawless bone structure like Sarah Hyland you definitely want to give this sleek braided ponytail a try. This pulled back look is sure to show off your best features. This look is fresh and natural if you want to go for a more toned down look.

11Jet black curls with side part

We love fancy hairstyles and For women of color jet black is a great way to bring out your deeper complexion. Pair with a red matte lipstick and golden highlighter to glow on your big day. This style is sleek and sexy and will have you feeling like a star on your big day.

12Punk Princess

Have a little rebel in you? Try these super lush balayage ombre spiral curls. We love the different hues of lilac and ombre and blonde balayage. This is a sure way to turn heads and make a statement. Pair with vibrant and statement jewelry.

13Long low ponytail

Look chic with this super long sleek ponytail. This style is completed with a side part and looks classy and sophisticated. Pop on some color to your ends to jazz this look up.

14Curly High Ponytail

Wear one of the most popular modern hairstyles. This wavy high ponytail is easy and has been popular and has been a hit on runways and in fashion magazines. With that being said if you are going for a high fashion inspired look then then style should be high on your radar.

15Pink double braids

Get the ultimate mermaid hair. This purple and pink tone hair is sure to turn heads. This style is two loose braids. Add your favorite headpiece like the one pictured to totally bling out your look. Not only are braids frowned upon when it comes to more formal events but crazy colors are as well. Why fit in when you can stand out?

16Half up Half Down Prom Hairstyles 

Rihanna looks stunning in the curly half up and half down look. This style is elegant, simple, and easy to do. Pair this with chunky jewelry and a simple dress. In our eyes Rihanna does no wrong. We love how unapologetic she is when it comes to expressing her personal style. It’s your big day why care about anyone else has to say?

17Super curly ponytail with middle part

Ashanti looks amazing in this super curly and fluffy ponytail. This style will go perfect with a glam dress and beautiful diamond jewelry like the one pictured here. Because the accessories are so busy keep your makeup simple. We are so loving the natural glow that she has which is totally what you need.

18Natural curly bun

A simple style is the infamous natural curly bun. Pair with bold eyes and a bold lip to turn this simple style into something stunning. To amp up the look take and play around with your baby hair. Baby hair can transform a whole look. Avoid wet gels and go for something like cream of nature argan oil edge control.

19Low Curly Updo for long Hair

We love this elegant and romantic curly updo for long hair! Doesn’t matter if you have natural curls or yyou’re using a curler, to get this look you can turn your bang into a curly look and slick your hair in a low side bun.

20High puff hair for prom

If you’re into sexy long hair updos, Another fun and edgy style is the super high puff. This look is simple and allows you to rock your curls. Pair with large earrings and fun statement necklaces. If you’re feeling like having a bit of fun add spray dye to the tips of your hair.

21Curly mohawk

We think this year the Mohawk is one of the most popular prom hairstyles for medium hair! We love this sexy rocker curly Mohawk. Pair with a hot pink lip and a dress with hints of leather to complete the look. Want to step it up a notch? Add rhinestone embellishments to your hair.

22Messy curls with bangs ponytail and crown braid

Get long messy curls by using soft sponge rollers or hair curler. We love the touch of the long bangs which makes this look totally glam. Add dangle earrings to get the effortless glam look.

23Jumbo French braid with a braided crown

Rock this jumbo French braid. Add flowers to give this a boho chic look. This style is romantic and will look perfect on anyone.

24Long Box Braids

We have been loving how box braids have been resurfacing on a higher scale. Add your favorite color to give your braids a nice pop of color.

25Beach style prom hairdo  – Fishtail braid

Lauren Conrad is known for effortless styles. We love this tie back style that she is rocking with loose beachy curls. Add dainty jewelry and pair with a pastel tone dress.

26Simple and Long Waves


27More Hairstyles for Prom Night

28Ombre bubble braid

29Grey ombre pigtail braids

30Chunky French braid balayage

31Lilac top knot bun updo

32Side braided hairstyle low ponytail


33Jumbo braid pigtails

We hope you enjoyed our list of long and updo hairstyles for prom!



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