Hair101 Prom Hairstyles You Need To See
  • Click through the slideshow to see 101 great prom hairstyles to try!

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  • For an instant Greek Goddess Glam look try braids and multiple headbands.

  • Try the curled half up half down style or simply tuck you hair back behind one ear for a lovely look.  

  • These are two very different ways to incorporate curls into your look whether you're going for a classic look or a cool accent like the braid shown here. 

  • If you're looking for a cool way to incorporate braids into your updo, look no further! 

  • The braids are back! The best part about these two looks is that polished or undone braids can create two different styles giving you more options.
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  • This pony has added drama from the wrapped around hair that extends past the base and then for a sweeter look add a bobby pin. 

  • If you're looking for a cool way to incorporate braids into your hair, this is definitely the way! 

  • More ideas for those with shorter hair, try adding texture to the look to amp up your look for the big night!

  • If you're going for a loose updo, try this knotted and loose style but for a more intricately braided updo try the one pictured to the right. 

  • These updos incorporate braids and twists for a modern take on a classic look. 

  • This pony has added drama from the wrapped around hair that extends past the base and then for a sweeter look add a bejeweled headband. 

  • For a casual, beach look to go with your prom look go with some textured waves.

  • These retro looks may be old fashioned but that doesn't mean they aren't still totally drool-worthy styles! Try a classic dress and you'll be the Grace Kelly of the prom! 

  • Bringing back more retro looks, go for an S wave or a pulled back style for a '40s vibe. 

  • For slicked and shiny hair try any of these pulled back styles.

  • These are two variations on the side swept look: the first being the classic S wave and then the second is a beachy wavy look that can be achieved with salt water spray. 

  • If you have a pixie cut, try smoothing the look with smoothing serum for a sleek look. For longer hair, try a volumized pony for added drama. 

  • Whether you have short hair or long, you can try the wavy look for your prom night! 

  • If you want to let really let loose for prom try texture and let your beautiful locks fly free or tame them just a bit by pinning them back with floral accents. 

  • To keep your hair out of your face from pictures to dancing the night away, try one of these pony tails with braided or knots to set you apart.

  • Incorporate braids into your prom hair look by making it a cool accent for your half up do or create an updo focused on the braids.

  • Flowers galore! If you're looking for a way to feature your floral head piece, try one of these classic updos so that the flower is the star (except for you!) 

  • If you have long hair, take full advantage of it with either of these two ethereal styles for the big night. 

  • If you're going for a muted style try this braided, simple up do. For those with lots of locks to spare, try it piled on top of the head for a cool, edgy look.

  • From a half up do tied back with a braid to a flowy hair parted to the side, these two looks are classic and effortless. 

  • Try a classic half up do or tuck a loose chiffon to the side for a modern twist. 

  • Go for a high fashion faux bob for your prom look or you can try a curled side pony with sweet details. 

  • We're loving the different variations on the braids here. Try a cool flipped braided pony with a ribbon braided into it or the next look to make sure you're beautiful face is the main attraction. 

  • The fishtail braid makes a cool twist on this casual look while you can go full out with a crown braid for a high fashion look. 

  • Even if you have shorter hair doesn't mean you can't have a cute, curled look. For a side swept do, try this look with a flower to match your gown. 

  • To go for a straight from the runway look try this side sock bun or for a more floral look, try a wavy, flower adorned style. 

  • If you're looking to feature your blunt bangs try a slick bun or if you're looking for a celestial inspired hair do, slip on a wreath of flowers and you'll look like a goddess.

  • For two different takes on the half up do, take a look at these two examples. Both bring a modern and fresh take on a classic formal staple. 

  • Using twists and strategically placed whisps and braids, you'll be the belle of the ball (or prom!)

  • The perfect way to pull back your hair in a stylized take on the french twist or a perfect pomp and braid.
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  • It's all in the details! Add some braids to your up do or add a flower or sparkle detail.
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  • The key to both these looks is texture and hairspray!
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  • Forget diamonds, bobby pins are a girl's best friend that save us from all hair disasters! Use the hair colored pins to keep your hair in place and sparkly ones to add a little glitz.
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  • Add a little drama (the good kind) to your prom night with these cool hair styles.  

  • These twists and braids add that little something extra for your up do.
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  • Now here are some braids! Be daring or a little more demure. 

  • Make sure you have volumizing mousse on hand for these styles!
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  • If you want a loose style with still lots of drama and effect, the first is definitely for you. Fan of braids? Go for the second look.
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  • Love the look of braids down your back? Try one of these tweaks on the classic style for prom.
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  • Talk about twists! The twist can be created into so many looks, you won't know which one is your fav!
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  • The fishtail braid is the best, but if you want another hair detail try a cool headband!
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  • These two styles are loose and use twisted hair to give volume (whether kept in the twists or twisted out for light waves)
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  • These twists can be pulled up completely for a more polished look or pulled a bit out at the ends for something more relaxed and casual.
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  • Again, the accent piece can really add that something special to your prom ensemble.
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  • Whether you're going for curls and for slick straight, go glossy with a shine serum.
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