Get ready to stun with these pretty braided hairstyles for prom

These pretty braided hairstyles would sure look good under that prom queen crown!

February sure brings young ladies a number of things to get excited about, but the one thing that’s probably keeping them up all night for the last few weeks is prom night. There’s just so many things to obsess about: choosing the right dress, deciding on the perfect look to go with it, and finding the perfect date, to name a few.

We don’t think we can help anyone snag the perfect date, but we can definitely help you find the perfect hairstyle inspiration that will complete your look, starting with pretty braided hairstyles for prom.

Braids always add glamour and sophistication to any look, and with countless of ways to incorporate them into your hairstyle, you’re sure to find the perfect braided ‘do to complement your dress. Here are some ideas you can steal!

Dreamy braided hairstyles for prom

Braided hairstyles for prom: Crown braid updo
Braided hairstyles for prom: Crown braid updo. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Crown braid updo

If you want a romantic but polished look, go for a braided updo like this crown braid hairstyle right here. It’s super pretty and feminine, and at the same time, it allows you to move about and maybe even go crazy on the dance floor without loose strands of hair bothering you.

Editor’s tip: Make sure your crown braid lasts through the night by giving it a good spritz of TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray. You’ll need this especially if you do plan on going crazy on the dance floor!

Braided hairstyles for prom: Cornrow updo
Braided hairstyles for prom: Cornrow updo. Credit: IMaxtree

 2. Cornrow updo

Want to ditch romantic for something more edgy? Then forget about lace braid and do cornrow braids instead. We imagine this style looking super cool with a black hip number.

Wavy waterfall braid

3. Wavy waterfall braid

But if you’re all about the romance and the frills, you’d love this waterfall braid hairstyle. It would definitely add a dose of charm to regular waves. For hair that has natural bounce and volume (which you need to make this look work perfectly), use Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditioner. This pair nourishes each strand, leaving it looking and feeling looking and feeling soft, healthy, and full of natural volume.

Braided hairstyles for prom: Fringe braid
Braided hairstyles for prom: Fringe braid. Credit: IMaxtree

4. Fringe braid

Now here’s an interesting look if you have bangs. It works perfectly if your fringe is at a weird length, or if you just want to do away with it on prom night.

Bottle of TRESemme Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo

Editor’s tip: You’d want to get your hair sleek, straight, and shiny for this style, so wash it with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. This salon-quality system is specially formulated to tame frizz and leave your hair gorgeously sleek and manageable.

Braided hairstyles for prom: French braid tuck
Braided hairstyles for prom: French braid tuck. Credit: IMaxtree

5. French braid tuck

If your prom dress has a high collar or if it has beautiful details at the back that you want to show off, it’s a good idea to wear your hair in a classy updo. The French braid tuck goes well with ensembles with classic silhouettes and intricate details.

Braided hairstyles for prom: Long & loose braid
Braided hairstyles for prom: Long & loose braid. Credit:

6. Long & loose braid

Princess Elsa may have longer hair, but we bet you could totally outdo her when it comes to dolling up. Consider this as the less royal version of her ice queen braid. Add a bling for added elegance.

You have one goal on prom night: to slay. And slay you will, with these dreamy braided hairstyles for prom!