These 11 Stunning Braids Will Give You Major Prom Hair Inspo

When you have a lot of hair to work with, sky's the limit when it comes to prom styles.

This event is the perfect time to try the daring looks you wouldn't wear any other time of the year, and beautiful braids are a great place to start. Scroll through this list to see some of our all-time favorite prom braid looks.


Messy French Braid

French braids somehow look even cuter when they're a little imperfect. This style looks elegant yet carefree, making your prom style as playful as it is sophisticated.


Elsa Braid

This voluminous fishtail braid will immediately transform you into Frozen's Elsa. It's a hairstyle worthy of royalty.

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Rosette Bun

We love the simple beauty of this pulled-back rosette bun look. You don't need all-over braids to look gorgeous at prom.

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Fishtail Braid Halo

This style wraps a beautiful fishtail into a halo for a totally angelic look. We think it's the perfect complement to particularly long, flowy dresses.


Upside-Down Dutch Braid Bun

If you're most comfortable with your hair in a messy bun, try giving it a stylish update for the big dance. With this look, an upside-down dutch braid runs up from the nape of the neck, ending in a cute and twisty bun.

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Braided Roses

Keep things simple but oh-so-classy with this pulled-back braided roses style. If you have roses on your dress, you may want to try this hairstyle to match.


Four-Strand Slide-Up Braid

This unique look can help you stand out at prom without doing anything too extravagant to your hair. It's a stunning accent on a classic hairstyle that won't draw too much attention away from your beautiful dress. It's a style that's as special as you.

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Braided Low Bun Updo

We always love a low bun, but it's even better when it's made up of swirling tresses and surrounded by adorable mini braids. This style looks as effortless as it is chic.


Peek-a-Boo Layered Braid

For a look that'll truly help make you stand out at prom, try a giant layered braid. We love this look that threads a tiny, tight braid through a thick fishtail. We can assure you that you won't be matching with anyone else at prom.


Braid Mohawk

If you're going for an edgy look, try a braid mohawk. You'll have all eyes on you, and though it may appear pretty intense, it doesn't involve any permanent cutting. The next day, you'll be able to return to the non-mohawked life.


Back Braid Halo

This look combines big, showy braids with classic, flowy hair for another lovely look. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to pull off.



If you're still figuring out your prom look, click HERE for the nail art you should wear to prom, based on your dress color.