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27 Gorgeous Prom Hairstyles for Long Hair

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Did you know that prom really stands for “promenade dance”? No, we didn’t know that either, but aren’t you glad you have that snippet of information now? Don’t worry, we know you’re not really here for the fun facts. You want to see the 27 gorgeous prom hairstyles for long hair we’re about to present to you.

Get yourself comfortable ladies. We’re about to talk prom hair …

1. Romantic Braided Updo

When you’re heading to date with your prom, you want romantic hair. In fact, you want the entire evening to be romantic as hell, right? This braided look is a perfect example of romantic girl. Braids are well known for that romance-tie, as are those curly tendrils left to frame the face. Whatever hairstyle you decide to rock though, remember to do it with confidence. That’s the key to anything these days, and if you don’t have buckets of it, fake it!

Braided Prom Updo for Long Hair

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2. Elegant, Low Ponytail

If you can’t really be bothered with all the fussing around with braiding, you could always keep things nice and simple with this elegant and low ponytail. Those face-framing tendrils have still been left loose, and the hairband has been hidden from view using a strand of hair wrapped around the ponytail base. Keep things nice and kept-together with a grip or two, add a spritz of hairspray, and you’re pretty much good to go.

Elegant Ponytail Hairstyle for Prom

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3. Messy Twists

What if you want a messier style? Well, we think this messy and twisted look is just perfect. It’s a fabulous combination of romance and boho chic, and really shows off some beautiful colour dimensions to your latest hair-dye-do. You could even consider adding a few hair accessories, such as a tiara or floral headpiece, to really girlie-things up. The possibilities are endless. What would you do?

Twisted Messy Prom Hairstyle for Long Hair

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4. Curls + Side Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid is a new take on regular braids, and it uses four strands of hair, rather than the three you’d find in a regular French braid. Some of our members actually find it easier to do a fishtail braid than they find the Frenchies, and we’d love to know if this is the case for you too.

Curly All Down Hair with a Fishtail Braid

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5. Messy Fishtail Into a Low Bun

When you have a beautiful back to your dress, or you want to show your back off, you need a classic and elegant updo. What do you think about gorgeous prom hairstyles for long hair like this? A fishtail braid has been added to spice things up, and it really allows you to show off those beautiful earrings you bought especially for the occasion. It’s a beautiful look, don’t you think?

Messy Fishtail Braid Low Ban Prom Hair

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6. Vintage Vibes

If you’re rocking a vintage dress, you’ll need vintage hair, and we think this beautiful and classic red look is just perfect. Having long hair is great, but you can fake short hair with clever twisting and pinning techniques. Once again, this look gives you the opportunity to show off a side to your dress that most other people won’t. Ladies tend to go for beautiful down-do’s when they have long hair.

Curly Vintage Updo Idea for Prom

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7. Boho Braided Updo

If you’re looking for something more bohemian than vintage, what about these tousled and braided vibes? It’s braided with multiple braids, and it really shows off a number of beautiful colours in the hair that you might not have seen if you’d worn your hair long and loose. It’s the perfect excuse to show off that beautiful back tattoo too. Just in case you have one hidden away under there.

Messy French Braided Boho Updo for Prom

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8. Pretty Low Bun Style

This pretty low bun style is just begging for a crown to be placed on top of it, and if you’re in the running for prom queen, you’ll need to know that your hair can take the pace. We can’t help but think it would be crime if a hairstyle this good didn’t get to wear a crown.

French Braid into a Messy Low Bun Prom Hair

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9. Curls & Braids

Nothing works better than the classic combination of curls and braids, as shown by this beautiful and elegant prom look. Curl first and braid later if you want the more natural look, and don’t forget to pull apart that fishtail braid (or French braid if you prefer) for a more relaxed and romantic vibe.

Curly and Braided Updo for Prom

Instagram / styles_by_reneemarie

10. Upside Down Fishtail Braid to Bun

If you wanted a way to wear a bun that was definitely out of the ordinary, but not too difficult to be able to do in the comfort of your own home, how about this upside down fishtail braid to bun look. It’s simply a case of fishtail braiding your hair upside down (rather than along the top of your head), giving you a brand new twist on a fairly everyday hairstyle. Don’t you just love a revamp.

Upside Down Fishtail Braid to Bun

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