Hair25 Prom Hairstyle How To’s For Long Hair
  • For a feminine updo like Emma Stone's, begin by using surf spray all over damp hair, twisting and pinning hair to let dry for a soft, natural look. Unpin and run fingers through the hair, breaking up the waves. Pull hair low and to one side, twist and wrap into a messy chignon pinning as you go, pulling out wispy pieces of hair as you go for a lighter look. Spray with hairspray and add a decorative hairpin for a little something extra. 

    Here is an entire step-by-step guide to getting Emma's updo

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  • For Jennifer Lawrence's tousled updo, her hairstylist Mark Townsend began with a few drops of anti-frizz serum, then added a large dollop of whipped mousse, blow drying with a round brush. Add a serum for shine, then take random pieces from each side and loosely twist and pin them together at the back of the head with bobby pins. Gather pieces into a loose, playful bun and finish with hairspray. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step process to get Jennifer's hairstyle

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  • Giannadrea, Naomi Watts' hairstylist, gave us the tutorial on how to get Naomi's faux bob. Start with a foam volumizer throughout the roots and partially down the length, then blow dry hair with a medium round brush, creating a deep side part. Using a 1/2 inch curling iron and spraying hairspray on each section before curling, curl the hair and brush out curls for a soft finish. Tame flyaways with a serum, then tie a rubber band halfway down the hair, pinning under the nape of the neck. Finish by shaping waves around the face. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial on how to get Naomi Watts' Faux Bob

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  • The tuck and roll chignon is a gorgeous and simple hairstyle. Begin by pulling hair into a ponytail using a clear elastic, then separate hair at the base of the pony to create a pocket. Stuff in all of the hair so that there is no separation, use bobby pins to secure the hair, and finish with hairspray.

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial to create a tuck and roll chignon style.

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  • For a romantic, easy look on prom night, this style spotted on the runway at Nina Ricci is ideal. Hairstylist Guido Palau started by applying bodifying mousse to the crown of the head and blow dry gel from the middle of the strands down to the ends, blow drying hair to create volume throughout. Create a center part and pull strands of hair down below the ears, pinning at the back. 

    Here's the entire step-by-step process to get the hairstyle from Nina Ricci

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  • It's hard not to love Kristin Stewart's tousled, side-swept hairstyle. Her hairstylist Adir Abergel pinned under Kristin's hair at the nape of her neck, giving it an old Hollywood style. The rest of her hair was left loose and smooth, swept to the side in loose curls. 

    Here are the details on Kristin Stewart's side-swept hairstyle

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  • For a milkmaid braid look, begin by separating your hair into two sections down the center of your head. Create pigtail braids from the front, starting from just behind your ears and securing each braid with a clear elastic. Bring one braid up to the middle of your head using a bobby pin to secure it in place, repeating with the other braid and pinning to hide the ends of the pigtails. Simple, right? 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial on how to get a milkmaid braid.

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  • The voluminous ponytail was one of Jessica Biel's best looks, and her hairstylist Mara Roszak gave us the details on the hairstyle. Blow dry bangs first while they're damp, then use a root lifting spray to damp hair and blow dry with a round brush, creating pin curls after each section is dry. Use a light hairspray all over hair, remove the pins and brush out the hair. Tease the crown and pull back into a mid-height ponytail, finishing by wrapping hair around the elastic. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step guide to get Jessica's voluminous ponytail

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  • For a triple braided bun hairstyle, divide hair into three even ponytails and secure with clear elastics. Braid each ponytail, securing again with clear elastics. Pulling in the middle bun first, secure with pins and twist the other two braids into buns in the same way, again securing with pins. Finish with hairspray and your hairstyle is ready to go! 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial on how to get the triple braided bun hairstyle

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  • Blake Lively's look at the "Savages" premiere was one for the history books, as Blake looked like a siren. Pump up your volume with a volume spray and a curl enhancing mousse. Curl your head with a 1 inch curling iron around your entire head and brush out with a paddle brush once your curls have set. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step guide on how to get Blake's voluminous curls

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  • Jennifer Lawrence wore the side-swept waves trend at the SAG Awards, a hairstyle that took over the red carpet during Awards Season. Hairstylist Mark Townsend began with whipped mousse on damp hair, using a large round brush to blow dry. For the loose wave, he wrapped various sections of hair around a 1/4 inch curling iron, leaving the ends out. After applying serum, he twisted the right side of hair over to the left, pinning it at the back and finishing with texture spray. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial on getting Jennifer's side-swept waves

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  • Dianna Agron's fishtail braided updo is one we constantly want to copy. Her hairstylist Adir Abergel began with glossing cream applied to her wet hair, rough drying the hair with his hands. Once dry, he sprayed wave spray over her hair and rough dried it once more. Take a section from the top of the head to the left ear and create a long fishtail braid, wrapping the braid around the front of the head like a crown. With the rest of the hair, create three more fishtail braids and secure them to the head with pins. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step guide to getting Dianna's fishtail braided updo

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  • The inspiration behind Elizabeth Olsen's look was avant-garde soft finger waves for an ethereal updo. Her hairstylist Giannadrea applied volumizing cream to her hair, blow drying for texture. Then, he waved her hair in the front with a 1/4 inch curling iron in small sections, brushing the hair and using dry shampoo throughout. Once he placed the headband, he then pinned her hair into a low, soft bun. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial to get Elizabeth's ethereal updo

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  • The half twist may look complicated, but it's a really simple hairstyle to pull off. Begin by sectioning off hair, leaving the front section to be twisted. Create three main sections, and tease the hair that's not in the front with a finishing comb. Take a wide-toothed comb and gently smooth out the tease, leaving smooth volume. Pull down the front section, find your part and begin to twist a small 1 inch section of hair down towards your ear. Pull in hair to the twist (like a French braid) and twist the hair behind your ear, holding with mini pins. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial on getting the half twist hairstyle

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  • Jessica Chastain's old Hollywood glamour hairstyle is a modern take on a classic look. Hairstylist Renato Campora began styling hair with a deep side part, prepping hair with root lift mousse applied throughout the hair. Blow dry hair with a round brush, then use a 1/2 inch curling iron at the ends of the hair, immediately pinning after curling. Once the hair was cool, he removed the pins and brushed out hair for a soft wave, tucking hair behind one ear. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step guide to getting Jessica's old Hollywood glamour hairstyle

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  • A change from her usual bedhead hair, Kristin Stewart's knotted updo is one of our favorite looks of all time. Her hairstylist Adir Abergel began by applying a volumizer to the roots of her hair and began a French braid at the crown of her head, taking sections at the top of her head and knotting them like a mohawk, securing them with a pin. She finished the braid at the nape of her neck, twisting it around the knotted mohawk. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial on how to get Kristin's knotted updo

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  • Amanda Seyfried's shiny waves were created with hot rollers, and her hairstylist Thomas Dunkin gave us the details on the process. Begin by applying hairspray to the entire head, brushing through and repeating about two times to get a ton of texture to hold the rollers. Use a thermal protectant spray and take eight sections of hair at random, wrapping in hot rollers from the ends. Once the rollers are cool, remove the hair and run fingers through hair, finishing with a spritz of hairspray. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial on getting Amanda's silky waves

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  • For the fishtail braided bun, the beauty is in the details. Begin by putting your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck, separating the pony into two strands. Start a fishtail braid by holding the right section of hair in your right hand, then using your right hand take the hair from the outside of the right section and cross it over to the left section, repeating this on the other side. Concentrating on the left section, take a piece of hair from the outside of the left section and cross it over into the right section. Continue this until you've finished a fishtail braid. Wrap the braid into a bun, securing with bobby pins and curling the front section of your hair for face-framing pieces. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial on getting a fishtail braided bun

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  • Kirsten Dunst's hairstylist Marcus Francis began styling her hair with a volumizing mousse, blowing hair dry with a boar bristle brush. Sectioning hair on the side from the front, apply texturizing spray throughout for texture. Place a headband back from the hairline leaving out bangs, taking three sections on each side of the head and pinning upward close to the headband. Subtle flyaways really add to this look, so feel free to pull out face-framing pieces. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial for Kirsten's whimsical updo

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  • Emma Stone's twisted updo is a classic, giving her a polished finish with a hint of an edge. To get the look, Emma's hairstylist Mara Roszak began by using a golfball sized amount of mousse to towel dried hair, loosely twisting 1 inch sections of hair toward the back and pinning to blow dry. Once the hair is dry, she removed the pins and let the twists fall out. She then used texture touch on the hair before twisting the hair on either side of the forehead, connecting at the back of the head and bobby pinning the twists in place. By gently teasing the rest of the hair and pinning it into a messy bun, she finished the look with a spritz of hairspray. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial on how to get Emma's twisted updo

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  • Put a fun spin on a classic hairstyle with the waterfall braid. Curl your hair with a curling iron and leave the front sections out for braiding. Begin braiding on the right side, splitting into three sections like a normal braid. Cross the right side over the middle then cross the left section in, but instead of threading the left side through, let it drop down like a "waterfall." For the next piece, add in the left section but drop out the right section. Continue this, letting the pieces drop out to create the waterfall effect. Repeat on both sides and secure with bobby pins at the back. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial to getting the waterfall braid

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  • For Bryce Dallas Howard's braided chignon, her hairstylist Marcus Francis began with a volumizing spray throughout her dry hair, scruchig hair with his hands as he blew dry. Teasing four 1/2 inch sections at the crown, he gave Bryce's hair volume and smoothed it out with a Mason Pearson brush. Starting at the temple on each side of the head, he loosely French braided the hair, keeping them more taught at the nape of the neck. After securing each braid with an elastic, he wrapped the right braid back and forth, securing it to the head, and did the same with the left braid. He finished by curling the face-framing pieces of hair with a curling iron. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial on how to get Bryce's braided chignon

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  • Zoe Saldana's updo is a top pick for us because it's just a bit undone, giving it a fun, romantic feel. Hairstylist Mara Roszak began with mousse and a rough dry before adding waves with a 3/4 inch curling iron. After curling the entire head, she sprayed ocean spritz into hair to break up the wave and add texture, then pulled hair into a low ponytail at the back of the head. Then, she split the ponytail into two sections, braiding both and wrapping them into a bun and finishing the hairstyle with hairspray. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial on how to get Zoe's undone updo

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  • For a twisted updo (especially good for thick hair), began by applying gel to scrunch the hair for more pull. Begin twisting hair from the front, pulling the section up as you go and pinning to secure. Continue twisting the left side of hair into a ponytail, all the way around your head and securing into a bun. Finish with hairspray to hold the look. 

    Here is the entire step-by-step guide to getting a twisted updo hairstyle

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  • For a braided updo that will stay put all night long, begin by applying a texturizer to your hair and braiding random sections. Undo the braids for loose waves, and run your fingers through the hair. Next, braid the front section of your hair, securing hair into a loose ponytail at the nape of your neck, but don't pull the ponytail all the way through (leaving a bun). Pin the bun securely to your head and you're ready to go! 

    Here is the entire step-by-step tutorial for getting a braided updo hairstyle

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