Top 100 Prom Hairstyles
Welcome to our Top 100 Prom Hairstyles! We’ve chosen 100 fabulous hairstyles worn by the hottest celebrities to give you great ideas for your prom night. Once you’ve chosen a great dress and found a prom date, take a look at our Top 100 Prom Hairstyles. Get inspiration from lovely ladies like Taylor Swift, Emma Stone, Lea Michele, and Selena Gomez, and find the perfect prom hairstyle for your big night.
1. Taylor Swift Prom Hairstyle: Straight and sleek with blunt bangs
American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift looks stunning with her ash-blonde locks worn loose with long, blunt bangs. We simply adore her dreamy hair colour, and the subtle waves towards the tips of her tresses. For sleek and smooth hair like Taylor’s, invest in a good quality anti-frizz spray to tame flyaway hairs.
2. Selena Gomez Prom Hairstyle: Loose, voluminous ponytail
Singer and actress Selena Gomez rocks an undone side-pony pumped full of sexy volume. Her glossy mahogany locks frame her face in loose waves, with the rest of her hair secured at the nape of her neck. To get Selena’s voluminous tresses, work volume boosting mousse into damp hair before blow-drying hair with a round brush.
3. Olivia Wilde Prom Hairstyle: Side-swept waves
Actress Olivia Wilde keeps it simple with medium side-swept waves and a little side-fringe. Recreate Olivia’s look by combing hair into a deep side parting, and then wrapping sections of hair loosely around a thick curling iron to create subtle curls. Keep your locks in place with a light hairspray, and you’re good to go!
4. Bella Thorne Prom Hairstyle: Tousled waves and choppy bangs
Teen actress, singer and model Bella Thorne rocks long, tousled waves and choppy bangs that skim her hazel-green eyes. This is a great prom hairstyle for fine hair, as the subtle layers create the illusion of thicker locks. If you have a long face like Bella’s, opt for long, flattering bangs that draw attention to the lower half of your face.
5. Rachel McAdams Prom Hairstyle: Long bob with piecey side-bangs
Actress Rachel McAdams looks effortlessly glamorous with her chic long bob and piecey side-bangs. Her summery blonde hair colour complements her fair complexion and sea-green eyes, pulling her look together for a striking final product. This prom hairstyle requires expert styling – ask your stylist to cut your hair to collar-bone length for a modern, feminine bob.
6. Minka Kelly Prom Hairstyle: Sleek, smooth layers
American actress Minka Kelly looks gorgeous with her sleek, smooth layers of hair and a strapless midnight-blue dress. Layered hair is flattering for almost every face shape – just remember to keep your shortest layer below your chin for beautiful, face-framing waves. To get Minka’s super-sleek locks, use a hair straightener and plenty of heat-protection hair products to prevent damage.
7. Hayden Panettiere Prom Hairstyle: Delicately curled up’do
Nashville actress and singer Hayden Panettiere looks beautiful and poised with her delicately curled up’do. We adore her golden, side-swept bangs and the high- and low-lights that brighten up her hair. Recreate Hayden’s romantic up’do by curling your hair and then pulling it up into a loose bun, leaving a few strands of hair free to soften your look.
8. Lea Michele Prom Hairstyle: Braided bun with rounded bangs
Glee star Lea Michele looks phenomenal with her long, dark hair up in a beautifully braided bun. She rocks her signature rounded bangs with confidence, and we love the wispy tendrils of hair that soften her strong jawline. Braided hairdos are trending at the moment, and you’re sure to turn heads at your prom with an intricately braided up’do.
9. Jessica Chastain Prom Hairstyle: Big ballerina bun
Actress Jessica Chastain looks strikingly beautiful with her long auburn locks wound up into a massive, gravity-defying ballerina bun. This simple-yet-stylish hairdo is great for prom – dress it up with a sparkly hairband and long, dangly earrings, and you’re ready to dance the night away!
10. Kirsten Stewart Prom Hairstyle: Naughty, natural waves
The Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart looks radiant with her tousled, bed-head hairstyle and minimal makeup. If you’re looking for a casual but feminine prom hairstyle, take inspiration from Kirsten and wear your hair in sexy, loose waves. For a touch of glamour, work volume boosting mousse into damp roots and tease hair at the crown when blow-drying.
11. Emma Stone Prom Hairstyle: Sexy half-up, half-down hairdo
Actress Emma Stone looks every bit the blonde bombshell with her sexy half-up, half-down hairdo. We love her subtly layered medium locks and the long bangs that skim her eyebrows. Half-up hairdos are great for special occasions, as they combine the glamour of an up’do with the freedom of wearing your hair loose.
12. Kendall Jenner Prom Hairstyle: Slicked back wet-look hairdo
Teen model and reality TV personality Kendall Jenner rocks a trend straight off the runway – a slicked back, wet-look hairdo. This edgy hairstyle is chic and contemporary, and super-easy to style. Simple work wet-look gel into hair from the crown backwards, teasing hair for extra volume. Blow-dry carefully to set your hairdo, and you’re good to go!
13. Lauren Conrad Prom Hairstyle: Sassy sock bun
Reality TV personality and fashion designer Lauren Conrad is bang on trend with a sassy sock bun piled up on top of her head. Sock buns are fashionable and very easy to create at home – simply find an online tutorial and follow the step-by-step instructions. You can even buy a special sock bun hairpiece to save yourself the time and effort!
14. Leighton Meester Prom Hairstyle: Classy half-up hairdo
Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester looks gorgeous with her long brunette locks in a classy half-up hairdo. This classic hairstyle is elegant and feminine, and it looks great with all face shapes. To get Leighton’s glossy, healthy locks, use hair products that repair damage caused by excessive styling.
15. Amber Heard Prom Hairstyle: Heavenly halo braid
Actress Amber Heard looks stunning with her golden hair in a heavenly halo braid. We love how the thick braids create a quirky contrast in her varied hair colour, giving her hairstyle character and depth. Amber keeps a few loose flyaway hairs to frame her face, giving her look a whimsical and romantic touch.
16. Ashley Greene Prom Hairstyle: Super-sexy half-up ‘do
The Twilight Saga actress Ashley Greene rocks a super-sexy half-up hairdo with sweeping side bangs and structured curls. We love her rich chocolate-brown hair colour, and the way her voluminous glossy tresses cascade over her shoulders. When tweaking your hair colour, go for a shade that complements your complexion and brightens your skin tone.
17. Anne Hathaway Prom Hairstyle: Choppy, tousled bob
Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway looks stunning with her choppy, tousled bob. This prom hairstyle is full of texture, and the subtle copper highlights brighten up her fair complexion. Wear your bob with a deep side-parting to keep your hair out of your face.
18. Dianna Agron Prom Hairstyle: Low bun and sweeping side-fringe
Glee actress and singer Dianna Agron looks gorgeous wearing her wheat-blonde hair in a low bun with a sweeping side-fringe. This prom hairstyle is simple yet chic, and we love the contrast between the smoothness of Dianna’s side-fringe, and the messy, fuzzy bun secured at the nape of her neck.
19. Taylor Swift Prom Hairstyle: Poker-straight with blunt bangs
Country singer Taylor Swift looks sultry and stylish with her poker-straight locks and heavy, blunt bangs. Taylor’s honey-blonde locks warm up her complexion, bringing out her beautiful blue eyes. Use a good quality hair straightener to get super-sleek tresses, and tame flyaway hairs with a light anti-frizz serum. Taylor sports striking cat eye makeup and shiny, peachy lips for extra impact.
20. Miranda Kerr Prom Hairstyle: Thick, glossy waves
Victoria’s Secret angel Miranda Kerr keeps her look simple and classic with thick, glossy waves of chestnut hair, and bold red lips. For super-healthy, shiny hair like Miranda’s, stick to hair-friendly food choices like fish rich in omega 3 and 6, nuts, avocados, and whole-grains. Skip heat styling for a week or so to give your hair a chance to recover, and use repairing hair treatments for extra impact.
21. Emmy Rossum Prom Hairstyle: Soft, side-swept waves
American actress and singer-songwriter Emmy Rossum looks stunning with her medium-length locks styled in side-swept waves. Her hair has been combed into a deep side parting to create romantic side-swept waves that gently frame her face. If you have fine hair, curl it first to create the illusion of extra volume.
22. Beyonce Knowles Prom Hairstyle: Thick side plait
Songstress Beyonce Knowles rocks a thick side-plait in a quirky reverse-ombre fade (i.e., light to dark, instead of the usual dark to light). Her gorgeous tresses are secured to one side at the nape of her neck, and then woven into a thick French braid. For a polished look, wind a section of hair around your hair ties to conceal them.
23. Natalie Portman Prom Hairstyle: Messy, romantic up’do
Black Swan actress Natalie Portman looks stunning with her messy, romantic up’do and her flawless smoky eye-makeup. This prom hairstyle is all about volume and texture – recreate Natalie’s look with loads of volume-boosting mousse, and let your hair dry naturally for soft, fuzzy texture.
24. Lauren Conrad Prom Hairstyle: Soft layers and wispy bangs
Fashion designer Lauren Conrad looks simply stunning with her soft, layered tresses and wispy bangs. We love the platinum highlights and caramel low-lights in her hair that warm up her complexion – divine. This is a fabulous prom hairstyle for fine hair, as it creates the illusion of fuller, thicker locks.
25. Kristen Stewart Prom Hairstyle: Sexy side ponytail
The Twilight Saga actress Kristen Stewart rocks a vampy side pony with a mini-bouffant and red, wine -stained lips. Kristen’s mahogany tresses have been teased at the crown for extra volume, and pulled into a sexy side-pony at the nape of her neck. Put some finishing touches on this look with dark, smoky eye-makeup and bold brows.
26. Taylor Swift Prom Hairstyle: Cute curly chignon
Songstress Taylor Swift looks fabulous with her hair done up in a cute, curly chignon. Taylor takes a break from her signature blunt bangs and wears her hair pulled back, baring her forehead. For a romantic touch when you recreate Taylor’s prom ‘do, leave a few flyaway hairs loose to soften your features.
27. Selena Gomez Prom Hairstyle: Poker-straight with subtle layers
Singer and actress Selena Gomez looks stylish and sexy with her poker-straight, chocolate brown hair. Her slightly off-center parting is very flattering for her round face, as it allows hair to skim her cheekbones, creating the illusion of a slimmer and narrower face.
28. Amanda Seyfried Prom Hairstyle: Gorgeous golden rivulets
Actress and singer Amanda Seyfried has us green with envy with her gorgeous golden rivulets of hair. With a stunning honey-blonde hair colour, subtle layers, and plenty of body, Amanda’s locks are positively radiant. For soft, touchable waves, use heat-protection hair products and wrap each section of hair loosely around a thick-barreled curling iron for a few moments at a time.
29. Kendall Jenner Prom Hairstyle: Low fishtail plait
Teen model and reality TV personality Kendall Jenner is bang on trend with her glossy dark hair in a low fishtail plait. Plaited prom hairstyles are incredibly popular, as they are flirty and feminine, and easy to recreate at home. For a polished look, wrap a section of hair around your hair tie to conceal it.
30. Bella Thorne Prom Hairstyle: Beautiful waves with side fringe
Actress and singer Bella Thorne sports thick, tousled waves of hair with a pretty side fringe. We love her warm hair colour and the subtle volume of her tresses – simply gorgeous. A side fringe is a great way to conceal a high forehead – just make sure that your fringe is long enough to frame your face on one side.
31. Carrie Underwood Prom Hairstyle: Flippy bangs and lots of layers
Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood looks radiant with flirty, flippy bangs and lots of layers in her wheat-blonde hair. Her long bangs create the illusion of a wider and more oval-shaped face by drawing attention to the widest part of her face (i.e., her cheekbones).
32. Zooey Deschanel Prom Hairstyle: Piecey bangs and structured curls
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel looks poised and glamorous with big structured curls and long, piecey bangs. Her long hair has been pulled up into a chic ponytail, and the ends have been curled for a super-romantic final touch. We especially love Zooey’s signature bangs – simply gorgeous.
33. Kate Beckinsale Prom Hairstyle: Two-tone curls
Actress Kate Beckinsale looks breathtaking with her long, luscious locks flowing down her back. We love her two-tone hairdo, and the dramatic fade from mahogany at her roots to chestnut at the tips. To get big, structured curls like Kate’s, use a wide-barreled curling iron to create defined curls, and then keep them in place with extra-strength hairspray.
34. Kaley Cuoco Prom Hairstyle: Feminine half-up hairdo
The Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco looks flirty and feminine with her gorgeous half-up, half-down hairdo. To recreate this look at home, take a section of hair from above each temple and secure them together behind your head. Leave your bangs/fringe loose, and curl the ends of your hair for a romantic finishing touch.
35. Kirsten Dunst Prom Hairstyle: Platinum blonde side-swept ‘do
Actress Kirsten Dunst looks gorgeous with her medium, platinum blonde hair swept to one side. Kirsten’s flattering side-swept fringe accentuates her beautiful blue eyes and her pale pink lips, drawing attention away from the outline of her round face. She finishes her look off with pretty floral earrings in gold.
36. Lea Michele Prom Hairstyle: Poker-straight with ombre
Glee star Lea Michele looks divine with her long locks worn loose and poker straight. We love that she’s taken a break from her usually curly tresses and tried something new – and she looks amazing! Lea is bang on trend with her ombre fade, and she rocks her signature blunt bangs and long, thick lashes.
37. Emma Stone Prom Hairstyle: Wispy half-up hairdo
Quirky actress Emma Stone proves that she looks phenomenal with every hair colour imaginable! From red, to blonde, and now dark, Emma knows how to update her tresses for maximum impact. If you’re worried about making a big colour change or damaging your hair with peroxide or bleach, try a few highlights and low-lights to brighten up your existing hair colour.
38. Blake Lively Prom Hairstyle: Fancy side-swept curls
Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively brings out the Hollywood glam with her fancy side-swept blonde curls. The soft curves of her curls soften her strong jawline and add width to her face, creating the illusion of a more oval-shaped face. Invest in a good quality hairspray to keep your curls soft and bouncy after styling.
39. Gisele Bundchen Prom Hairstyle: Long, luscious locks
We are ridiculously jealous of former supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s perfect hairstyle! Her long, golden locks fall about her shoulders in voluminous waves, and we love the side-swept fringe that frames her face on one side. The secret to this hairstyle is a perfect blow-out – make sure that you blow-dry your hair carefully with a round brush to maximize volume.
40. Rihanna Prom Hairstyle: Side-shaved hairdo
Songstress Rihanna rocks an eye-catching side-shaved ‘do with a mass of glamorous curls. This edgy prom hairstyle is not for the faint-hearted, as it’s bound to turn more than a few heads. We especially love the contrast between the short, shaved side and the red-carpet curls.
41. Rachel McAdams Prom Hairstyle: Quirky topknot bun with headband
Actress Rachel McAdams looks radiant with her auburn tresses in a quirky topknot bun. She accessorizes with a simple black velvet headband that keeps her hair out of her face. Hair accessories can transform an average hairstyle into a fantastic one, so keep an eye out for pretty headbands, hair clips, and other hair accessories for your prom night.
42. Amber Heard Prom Hairstyle: Blonde Bombshell
Actress Amber Heard is strikingly sexy with her honey blonde hair worn in loose waves. This blonde bombshell wears her hair in a middle parting that is very flattering for her oval-shaped face. She finishes off her look with dark, sultry lashes and eye-popping red lips.
43. Minka Kelly Prom Hairstyle: Long, curled tresses
Actress Minka Kelly looks beautiful with her long brunette tresses worn loose and curly. The subtle layers in her hair frame her face perfectly, softening her jawline and drawing attention to her eyes. Use a thin-barreled curling iron towards the tips of your hair for pretty, romantic curls like Minka’s.
44. Kat Dennings Prom Hairstyle: Elegant chignon
2 Broke Girls actress Kat Dennings looks phenomenal with her long, dark hair done up in an elegant chignon. The chignon is a classic and glamorous hairstyle perfect for a traditional prom look. Kat keeps a few tendrils of hair loose to frame her face, giving her look a romantic final touch.
45. Ginnifer Goodwin Prom Hairstyle: Edgy pixie cut
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin is our short hair inspiration when it comes to prom hairstyles for 2014. She rocks an edgy pixie cut with tousled, choppy bangs that have been brushed to one side. For soft, romantic bangs, get your hair stylist to feather the ends of your hair at your next trimming appointment.
46. Emma Stone Prom Hairstyle: Straight and sleek with blunt bangs
Actress Emma Stone looks radiant and poised with her medium length locks worn straight and sleek with blunt bangs. We love her dynamic wheat-blonde hair colour, and the honey low-lights complement her pale complexion. If you’re thinking of going blonde for prom, start the process well in advance and spread it over several sessions to avoid damaging your hair.
47. Jessica Alba Prom Hairstyle: Side-swept ombre curls
Actress and beauty icon Jessica Alba looks absolutely breathtaking with her side-swept ombre curls. Side-swept hair was trending in 2013, and we’re predicting that it will continue to be hot in 2014. To get Jessica’s gorgeous structured curls, use a thick-barreled curling wand and plenty of hairspray.
48. Taylor Swift Prom Hairstyle: Shaggy, layered ‘do
Songstress Taylor Swift mixes it up with a shaggy, layered ‘do pumped full of volume. This prom hairstyle is all about a great cut – get your hair stylist to remove excess weight from your hair by layering it and feathering the ends. Blow-dry your tresses with a round brush for extra volume, and embrace fuzz for a textured look.
49. Eva Longoria Prom Hairstyle: Pretty, tousled up’do
Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria looks classy and feminine with her pretty, tousled up’do. We love the coppery highlights in her dark locks that brighten up her complexion, and the messy knotted bun secured at the nape of her neck.
50. Jennifer Lawrence Prom Hairstyle: Chic cropped hairdo
The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence chopped off her long locks late last year, and we absolutely love the final product! Here she rocks a chic cropped hairdo with a smooth, side-swept fringe and a quirky ear cuff.
51. Amanda Seyfried Prom Hairstyle: Super-long and shiny
Adorable actress and singer Amanda Seyfried looks gorgeous with her super-long hair worn loose and shiny. Long hair can often be difficult to style, so if in doubt, take inspiration from Amanda and wear it loose with an ethereal shine. A few layers give this hairstyle a flirty and dynamic edge.
52. Bella Thorne Prom Hairstyle: Sleek, angular, and modern
Actress and model Bella Thorne wears her fiery red hair loose in sleek, angular layers. This modern prom hairstyle is perfect for fine hair, as the dramatic layers create the illusion of extra volume. Bella sports long, choppy bangs that pull the look together by accentuating her eyes.
53. Lea Michele Prom Hairstyle: Big, bouncy curls
Actress and singer Lea Michele shows us that big hair never really goes out of style with her voluminous, bouncy curls. This prom hairstyle is great for thick hair – all you need to do is curl it with a thick-barreled curling iron and set with hairspray for a glamorous and feminine hairdo.
54. Lauren Conrad Prom Hairstyle: Subtle ombre fade
Reality TV personality and fashion designer Lauren Conrad looks confident and carefree with her long ombre locks worn loose. We love the subtle ombre fade from a warm caramel to a bright platinum – divine. Lauren wears her hair in a fashionable side-swept wave for extra impact.
55. Olivia Wilde Prom Hairstyle: Long, choppy bob
Actress Olivia Wilde looks superb with her long, choppy bob. This prom hairstyle is extremely flattering if you have a square face like Olivia’s, as the side bangs and soft, choppy layers soften the angles of a strong jaw. Olivia keeps her look light and feminine with a gorgeous milk-chocolate hair colour that we simply adore.
56. Kate Hudson Prom Hairstyle: Light, wispy layers
Actress Kate Hudson keeps her look simple and sexy with light, wispy layers. The layers give her fine hair some definition, making it look thicker and more dynamic. For a polished look, stick with a few long layers, starting at collar-bone level.
57. Kelly Osbourne Prom Hairstyle: Sexy side-shaved fauxhawk
Presenter and fashionista Kelly Osbourne delighted us with her lavender locks, but we still think she rocked her jet black fauxhawk (i.e., “fake mohawk”) late last year. If you’re looking to make a statement at your prom this year, take inspiration from Kelly and wear your hair in a short and edgy style with winged eye-liner and bright lipstick.
58. Sarah Hyland Prom Hairstyle: Adorable undone up’do
Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland looks simply adorable with her hair in an undone up’do. We love the big, glamorous curls and the flyaway hairs that make this up’do especially romantic. To ensure your up’do doesn’t unravel entirely on your big night, invest in discreet hair clips to keep everything in place.
59. Alessandra Ambrosio Prom Hairstyle: Va-va-voom volume
Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio brings out the glam with a seriously sexy, voluminous hairdo. We love her dramatic side-parting and the thick, luscious curls that cascade over her shoulders. A few cleverly placed highlights brighten up her complexion, giving her an enviable glow.
60. Taylor Swift Prom Hairstyle: Cute corkscrew curls
Country singer Taylor Swift looks gorgeous with a head of cute corkscrew curls. If you have natural curls, embrace them and wear them loose with confidence. If you haven’t been blessed with natural curls, create them yourself with a thin-barreled curling wand and lots of hairspray.
61. Ashley Greene Prom Hairstyle: Flirty, flippy layers
The Twilight Saga actress Ashley Greene looks lovely with her hair in flirty, flippy layers. We love her varied hair colour, with its blonde highlights, caramel streaks, and chocolate brown waves. If you want to update your hair colour without changing it completely, opt for a few subtle high- and low-lights like Ashley’s.
62. Zooey Deschanel Prom Hairstyle: Velvety raven locks
We are so jealous of Zooey Deschanel’s velvety raven locks! The shine, the volume – just, wow. Zooey is effortlessly stylish with her signature choppy bangs and her long, dark locks cascading down her back. For super-shiny hair like Zooey’s, lay off the heat styling for a while, and treat your hair to some deep-conditioning masks.
63. Dakota Fanning Prom Hairstyle: Icy platinum blonde tresses
Actress Dakota Fanning looks striking with her icy platinum blonde tresses worn loose with a middle-parting. We love how her hair is cut to one length at collarbone-level, giving her a chic, polished profile. Keep your fine hair smooth with a good quality hair mousse that doesn’t weigh it down.
64. Kristen Stewart Prom Hairstyle: Shiny side-swept waves
The Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart ditches her usually grungy personal style and brings out the glam with gorgeous, shiny side-swept waves. We love the rich copper highlights in her hair that bring out her green eyes, and the deep side-parting that keeps her tresses to one side.
65. Olivia Wilde Prom Hairstyle: Elegant up’do with headband
Actress Olivia Wilde looks beautiful with her hair styled in a simple up’do with a thin headband. We love the contrast between her elegant bun and the messy, tousled hair at her crown, and the thin textured headband that gives her look a delicate finishing touch.
66. Minka Kelly Prom Hairstyle: Messy fishtail plait
Plaited hairstyles never seem to go out of style, and Minka Kelly proves this point with her messy fishtail plait draped over one shoulder. Layered hair is best for the messy plait look, although you can recreate this look by plaiting your hair loosely and then pulling at it a bit to muss it up.
67. Kaley Cuoco Prom Hairstyle: Beautiful beachy waves
Comedy actress Kaley Cuoco looks effortlessly beautiful with her blonde, beachy waves of hair. We love everything about this hairstyle – the length, the natural texture, the high- and low-lights, and the gorgeous tousled waves. Kaley gets the sun-kissed look with a touch of bronzer on her cheeks and nose, and hot pink lips.
68. Selena Gomez Prom Hairstyle: Sexy side-plait
Actress and singer Selena Gomez mixes it up with a sexy side-plait and dark, vampy make-up. This hairstyle is simple yet striking, and a great choice for long hair. Leave some hair loose to frame your face before braiding – it’ll add to the sex-appeal of your overall look.
69. Taylor Swift Prom Hairstyle: Bangs, curls, and layers
Singer Taylor Swift sure knows how to turn heads on the red carpet! She sports a superb combination of choppy bangs, tousled waves, and subtle layers that frame her face and draw attention to her eyes. For gorgeous texture, skip the anti-frizz serum and embrace your natural flyaway hairs.
70. Lily Collins Prom Hairstyle: Long, wavy bob
Actress and model Lily Collins rocks a long, wavy bob with a sweeping side-fringe. The bob is a whimsical hairstyle somewhere in-between the short and the long hairstyle – and therefore, it’s incredibly versatile. For a chic bob, only curl your hair from the cheekbones down, and tame fuzz with anti-frizz serum.
71. Emma Watson Prom Hairstyle: Soft, romantic crop
Actress Emma Watson surprised us all when she lopped off her long, curly locks a few months ago. However, she’s showed us how awesome and feminine short hairstyles can be! For a soft and romantic pixie crop, get your stylist to feather the ends of your hair.
72. Bella Thorne Prom Hairstyle: Double-braided up’do with bangs
Actress and model Bella Thorne is bang on trend with her long, auburn tresses styled in an intricate up’do. This prom hairstyle is sure to get you some admiring glances, with its delicate double-braids and long, rounded bangs. Keep your braids free of fuzz with some anti-frizz serum and a bit of hairspray.
73. Hilary Duff Prom Hairstyle: Bed-head ombre
Actress and singer Hilary Duff nails the bed-head look with tousled ombre tresses that softly frame her face. We love her take on dark ombre, with a subtle fade into warm caramel and blonde streaks. Keep your look casual and carefree with pale pink lips and smoky eye-makeup.
74. Carrie Underwood Prom Hairstyle: All the layers
Country music singer Carrie Underwood sports a flirty and fun hairdo with lots and lots of layers. Her angled bangs are very flattering for her face shape, as they conceal her wide forehead and redirect attention to her eyes and lips. When getting your hair layered, remember to keep your shortest layer below your chin for a sleek outline.
75. Sarah Hyland Prom Hairstyle: Classic glossy curls
Actress Sarah Hyland looks poised and glamorous with her long brunette locks done in classic curls. To get hair as shiny as Sarah’s, try a hot oil hair treatment once a week, and stay away from damaging heat styling like straightening and blow-drying.
76. Taylor Swift Prom Hairstyle: Twisted chignon with soft, blunt bangs
Songstress Taylor Swift looks classy and poised with her honey-blonde hair done up in a twisted chignon with soft, blunt bangs. This prom hairstyle is elegant and romantic, and the blunt bangs are especially flattering for long, narrow faces. Leave a few flyaway hairs to soften your features, and you’re good to go.
77. Zooey Deschanel Prom Hairstyle: Quirky side-bun
New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel looks utterly gorgeous with her hair in a quirky side-bun. We love everything about this hairstyle – the knotted side-bun, choppy blunt bangs, and the flirty floral hair accessory tucked behind one ear. Give this look a finishing touch with vintage earrings and some bright red lipstick.
78. Julianne Hough Prom Hairstyle: Wispy, dreamy bob
Safe Haven actress Julianne Hough looks ethereal with her wispy, dreamy bob done in a delicate up’do. We love the sweeping side-fringe and the soft, unstructured waves that frame her face. Keep your hair light and fluffy by skipping greasy styling products (e.g., heavy conditioners).
79. Olivia Wilde Prom Hairstyle: Long and loose with wispy bangs
Actress Olivia Wilde keeps her look simple and sexy by wearing her long hair loose with wispy, angled bangs. This is a fantastic hairstyle for fine hair as the layers give your tresses extra volume and definition. Blow-dry the lengths of your hair vigorously to rough up the cuticles for gorgeous natural texture.
80. Bella Thorne Prom Hairstyle: Contemporary side-braided hairdo
Actress and model Bella Thorne turns heads with her striking side-braided hairdo and some edgy ear-cuffs. This quirky and contemporary prom hairstyle is easy to recreate, and it’s sure to set you apart from the crowd. To recreate Bella’s look, take a section of hair from above each temple and join them behind your head for a modern half-up, half-down hairdo.
81. Taylor Swift Prom Hairstyle: Elaborately curled chignon
Country singer Taylor Swift is bang on trend with her elaborately curled chignon. This pretty up’do is classic and elegant, and it works beautifully with long, thick hair. Once you’ve secured your chignon at the nape of your neck, twist your bangs to one side for a romantic final touch.
82. Reese Witherspoon Prom Hairstyle: Long, blunt bob
Actress Reese Witherspoon rocks a long, blunt bob with angled bangs that skim her eyebrows. The long bob (or “lob”, as it is affectionately known) is stylish and flattering, and perfect for a spring or summer prom. Get your bob trimmed regularly for straight and sleek tips.
83. Miranda Kerr Prom Hairstyle: Side-swept glam
Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr looks divine with her chestnut-brown locks worn loose in side-swept waves. Miranda ticks all the boxes for a fab prom hairstyle: side-parting, subtle layers, and lots of waves. Brighten up your hair colour with a few highlights in a complementary hue.
84. Mila Kunis Prom Hairstyle: Sleek layers
Black Swan actress Mila Kunis rocks super-smooth, sleek layers in her brunette locks. This polished prom ‘do is chic and sexy, and it’s super-easy to recreate at home with a hair straightener and some anti-frizz serum.
85. Drew Barrymore Prom Hairstyle: Tousled ombre waves
Actress Drew Barrymore is right on trend with her tousled ombre waves. Her middle parting is very flattering for her rounded face shape, as it draws attention downwards over her eyes and lips and away from her round jawline. Keep your ombre subtle to avoid harsh lines and clashing colours.
86. Jennifer Lawrence Prom Hairstyle: Quirky pixie cut
The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence looks phenomenal with her brand-new pixie cut. We love the quirky flicks and the soft, tousled bangs that give this hairdo a feminine touch. To get gravity-defying bangs, work some soft-touch sculpting hair gel into your tresses and blow-dry carefully to keep them in place.
87. Leighton Meester Prom Hairstyle: Flirty up’do with loose tendrils of hair
Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester looks adorable with her flirty up’do and long tendrils of hair framing her face. The key to a romantic up’do is to keep it unstructured – secure your bun or chignon loosely with lots of flyaway hairs free to frame your face.
88. Reese Witherspoon Prom Hairstyle: Dreamy blonde up’do
Actress Reese Witherspoon looks divine with her dreamy blonde up’do. This prom hairstyle is all about natural texture, so lay off the heat styling products and embrace your natural fuzz. If you have a heart-shaped face like Reese’s, wear your hair with a side-fringe to draw attention to your eyes and away from a pointy chin.
89. Ashley Greene Prom Hairstyle: Glossy layers with sweeping fringe
Actress Ashley Greene has us green with envy with her gorgeous brunette hair colour. We love the subtle copper highlights that brighten up her mahogany locks, and the sweeping side-fringe that accentuates her deep blue eyes.
90. Hayden Panettiere Prom Hairstyle: Sexy slicked-back bob
Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere looked gorgeous at this year’s Golden Globe awards with a sexy slicked-back bob. We love her modern take on this classic hairstyle, with teased roots and slicked back tresses. Get Hayden’s look by combing wet-look hair gel into hair from the crown back, and gently blow-drying it to set it.
91. Miranda Kerr Prom Hairstyle: Girl-next-door ‘do
Swimwear and lingerie model Miranda Kerr has nailed the girl-next-door look with this simple and sweet hairdo. If you’re looking for a casual and feminine prom hairstyle, take inspiration from Miranda and wear your long locks loose with subtle waves.
92. Selena Gomez Prom Hairstyle: Thick, luscious curls
Singer and actress Selena Gomez looks divine with her thick, luscious curls worn loose in a traditional prom hairstyle. This hairstyle is perfect for thick hair, although you can recreate it with volume boosting mousse and hair curlers if you have finer hair.
93. Bella Thorne Prom Hairstyle: Pretty up’do with floral accessory
Teen actress and model Bella Thorne looks gorgeous with her auburn locks in an up’do adorned with a floral hair accessory. Her long, rounded bangs are very flattering for her long face shape, concealing her high forehead and drawing attention to her beautiful eyes.
94. Mila Kunis Prom Hairstyle: Glamorous waves
Actress Mila Kunis looks gorgeous with her glamorous, tousled waves worn with a slightly off-centre parting. This is a great prom hairstyle for long, thick hair, as the waves give your tresses some eye-catching definition. For an interesting twist, add some soft highlights around your face to brighten your complexion.
95. Amy Adams Prom Hairstyle: Pretty up’do
Actress Amy Adams looks gorgeous with her coppery locks worn in a pretty up’do. Her hair is secured loosely at the nape of her neck, with her glossy tresses covering her ears. Amy polishes off her elegant look with minimal eye make-up and natural pink-stained lips.
96. Reese Witherspoon Prom Hairstyle: Wild, tousled bob
Actress Reese Witherspoon looks superb with a wild, tousled bob that just grazes her shoulders. This short prom hairstyle is edgy and sexy, and the tousled layers soften Reese’s strong jawline and pointed chin. For an extra romantic touch, add a floral hair accessory or a sparkly hair pin to your bouncy barnet.
97. Jessica Alba Prom Hairstyle: Slicked back tresses
Actress and beauty icon Jessica Alba is bang on trend with her sexy slicked back hairdo. Her middle-parting is very flattering for her oval shaped face, and we love how her sleek hair has been tucked behind her ears to reveal quirky hexagonal earrings. To recreate Jessica’s prom hairdo, use wet-look gel to slick your hair back, and carefully blow-dry to keep everything in place.
98. Emma Watson Prom Hairstyle: Pretty low bun
Actress Emma Watson turned heads at this year’s Golden Globes with a chic and elegant low bun. The key to getting the low bun right is to secure it just below ear level. We absolutely adore Emma’s double-pearl earrings – paired with her sultry makeup, they make this look simply superb.
99. Amy Adams Prom Hairstyle: Braided and knotted up’do
Actress Amy Adams was right on trend with her braided, knotted up’do at this year’s Golden Globes. We love the intricate braids and her big, textured bun interwoven with plaits and fancy knots. Braided up’dos are set to be incredibly popular this year, so do some research and find a step-by step online tutorial for your favourite braided prom hairstyle.
100. Sofia Vergara Prom Hairstyle: Beautiful ash-blonde tresses
Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara looks absolutely breathtaking with her beautiful ash-blonde tresses. Although she looks stunning as a brunette, we love that she’s returned to her natural blonde hair colour for the Golden Globes. Ash-blonde is a great colour choice if you’re gradually lightening your locks – it’s flattering, subtle, and an easy platform for going lighter.
So there you have it – our Top 100 Prom Hairstyles! Once you’ve made your decision, print out a picture of your hair inspiration and take it along to your hair appointment. Having a reference image helps your stylist to recreate the style you want as closely to the original as possible.
We hope you’ve been inspired by our collection of celebrity prom hairstyles, and that you’re excited for your big night!