For the high school prom girls always try to outdo one another in uniqueness of outfits and hairstyles. There are young ladies who try to express bold ideas in their looks and those, sticking to the classic style, reflected in the images of tender beauty. Anyway, your prom hairstyle should highlight your character and match all the elements of your look, including your dress, accessories and makeup. Realizing that the choice of hairstyle is literally the most important stage of your preparations for the prom, we have collected 25 various prom hairdos for long hair you may consider for your senior ball. We are also going to offer you a review of the freshest hair tendencies in 2016.
#1: Tangled Braided Crown
Braids are one of the most versatile hairstyles out there, perfect for dances. Creating an undone look, this braided crown leaves a lot of texture in the hair and volume in the crown. With a lacy braid wrapped around the bun, the style is held in place by bobby pins, with not a pritz of hairspray in sight.
#2: Bun and Three Side Braids Updo
If there is ever a time to go extravagant with your hairstyle, then prom is the perfect occasion for that. Combining the elegance of a high bun with the carelessness of cute, messy braids, this undone hairstyle creates a creative, textured look that is incredibly easy to complete.
#3: Upside Down Braid and Bun
As far as prom hairstyles go, there is always a good opportunity to embrace something a little more elegant. Plaiting a section of hair up into and around the bun, this look is bound to impress and last for the entire night.
#4: Volumized Low Chignon
Want a sophisticated prom hair look? The volumized low chignon works wonders on straight hair. The high volume in the crown is balanced by the big chignon in the nape of neck, so this look is harmoniously structured and incredibly easy to pull off. Finished with loose tendrils to frame the face, the low chignon suits any face shape.
#5: Big Curly Bun Updo
This style puts special emphasis on texture, achieved with curls and braids. The undone braided bun works incredibly well with curly hair. When you want to show off your outfit, styles like this create a cute, no-fuss finishing touch.
#6: Curled Floral Updo
Updos for long hair come in many shapes and forms, but few come out as pretty as this tender updo with baby’s breath and rose buds. Loose tendrils of hair are left around the face, creating delicate softness.
#7: Double Braided Updo
Curls and braids go together like two peas in a pod, and when it comes to prom, there is always a reason to combine the two in one look. Experiment with the braided patterns and tightness of the braids to personalize your updo.
#8: Side Bun Twined with a Braid
If you’re searching for unusual prom hairstyles for long hair, the asymmetric seashell braid can have you well covered. The wider, lacier the braid is, the fancier the final result will look. Spritz with a bit of texturizing spray, and the style is complete!
#9: Rosette Curls
Prom styles are all about updos, and if you’re looking for a cute way to make an impression at your dance, then the curled formal updo is the way to go. It will work awesomely for ombre hair, since the curls, shaped into rosettes will also be distinguished by color in this case.
#10: Low Pearled Updo
Dances are the best time to embrace something a little more extravagant in your look, and if you’re on the hunt for chic hairstyles for prom, the low pearled updo will give you everything you’re looking for. Featuring a thick braid above the undone, low bun, the hairstyle is finished with delicate pearl accessories, ideal for arriving at any ball.
#11: Fishtailed Snail Bun
Rocking an updo to prom can be the best way to make an elegant statement, but in a roomful of buns, it can be hard to stand out. Enter the fishtailed snail bun. You can braid three individual fishtails and swirl them into a single snail. A subtle touch of sparkle completes the look.
#12: Braid and Fluffy Bun
With formal hairstyles, there is never a better opportunity to rock a few hair accessories. This cute look with an airy loopy bun is completed with a couple of well-placed blooms, added for extra pizzas and a delicate touch of tenderness.
#13: Complex-Looking Updo With Variety of Textures
Undone, flirty and cute, the maiden braid is one of the best ways to make an impression at prom. Offset with straight bangs, this look has the perfect balance between casual and formal, and can be rocked at any sort of dance.
#14: Romantic Updo With Braids
With long, thick hair you can choose any graduation hairstyle you like. If’s it’s also trendy or vintage-inspired, you are sure going to be pleased with your choice. This voluminous style features a bouffant, pin curls and a thick braid to distinguish these two sections.
#15: Easy Curled Updo
Complete with a dash of sparkle, this easy curled updo is the one you will turn to again and again. Being a great option for any kind of formal event, the look is incredibly simple to replicate with a curling iron and a few pins.
#16: Messy Braided Updo
Prom hair styles might come and go, but the braid is around for good. Weaving undone braids into a loose, messy bun, you add the perfect undone finish to your modern formal hairstyle.
#17: Twisted and Curled Low Updo
With sophisticated texture smartly arranged at the nape of the neck, this exquisite look is an incredibly flattering choice for formal occasions. The low chignon is finished off with two jeweled pins. Little accents in such magnificent hairstyles play a role of the cherry on the cake.
#18: Sculpted Orchid Bun
With thick polished segments of hair pinned at the top of the head and adorned with orchid flowers, this elegant hairstyle takes a prominent place among long hair updos. Secured into a high bun, the hair is set in place using pins and hair serum to smooth it out. Fresh orchids peek out, blending perfectly with the style.
#19: Low Petal-Like Bun
This big low bun is made voluminous at the expense of petal-like loops which look fairly festive, especially when combined with a hair flower. You may choose a fabric flower or a fresh bloom of a contrasting color for a bigger impact.
#20: Braided Chignon
Hairdos for long hair rarely come more elegant than the low chignon pictured here. This look truly works wonders on long, thick hair, adding instant chic to any outfit.
#21: Low Loose Curly Updo
If you have naturally curly and thick hair, this is the style for you! Instead of spending all that time in front of the bathroom mirror blow-drying, flat ironing and curling, you can embrace your natural waves with a loosely pinned low bun. Feel free to straighten your fringe if you have any.
#22: Side Bun and Braid Prom Updo Hairstyle
Prom is the perfect excuse to sprinkle some eccentricities into your style you wouldn’t normally consider. Find a flower that matches your dress and pin it into your side bun. A small side braid can turn even the most boring bun into something spectacular.
#23: Twist and Pin Updo for Formal Events
This 1950’s inspired updo has everything you could possibly want in a prom hairstyle. Just take a look at that volume! To get that big hair at home, you’ll have to backcomb to your heart’s content and spray liberally with hair spray to ensure the hold.
#24: Wavy Prom Updo Hairstyle for Long Hair
You may start this look off with second day hair. Use a curling wand to create natural, soft waves. Then, with your hair properly curled and backcombed for added texture, make a loose bun in the nape. Use a pretty clip as an asymmetric accent. This hairstyle looks great on both straight and curly hair.
#25: Elegant Twisted Fauxhawk
For the rebels out there, look no further. There are prom hairstyle options to try out while still keeping your creed intact. How cool would it be to have your hair modeled after a Mohawk, but with a sweet, elegant twist? This updo is straight out of the dreams of a rockstar.