On the hunt for beautiful black hairstyles for prom? Channel your inner Disney princess with one of these magical looks!
Are you a naturalista or a hair extension lover? Do you dream of being a Disney princess for your prom? Well, now you can make that dream a reality with these pretty prom hairstyles for black girls – all without even setting foot in Disneyland!
Yep, that’s right, you can embody your fave character by taking a look at the gorgeous black prom hairstyles we found, which are surprisingly easy to master, celeb-approved and utterly enchanting.
10 black hairstyles for prom that will make you feel like a princess
1. Chanel Iman’s Rapunzel hair
While you can opt for playful loose waves, like the Disney character does, we think Chanel’s sleeker style provides a more modern touch and looks just as beautiful!
Editor’s tip: To give your long tresses frizz-free and shimmering finish, apply a few drops of the Toni&Guy High Shine Serum Drops and get ready to #slay!
2. Janelle Monae’s Cinderella updo
This look shows that even the most basic of hairstyles can easily be jazzed up with a few pearl hair accessories, making for a rather magical ‘do — bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!
3. Susan Kelechi’s Jasmine braid
Keep your prom style practical and ultra-stylish with a side braid, for a Jasmine-worthy look that’s full of boho charm!
Proving that black prom hairstyles don’t have to be intricate to look good, Susan Kelechi rocks a 3-strand plait in her natural mane, showing off the length and volume of her tresses. We’re sold!
4. Zendaya’s slicked-back Ariel hair
Not only are wet-look styles a super sultry way to rock some runway vibes, it’ll also give you an effortlessly chic ‘do that even Ariel approve of!
5. Tika Sumpter’s vintage Snow White waves
If you’re more of classic kind of gal, you should take things back to where they began – by rocking this Snow White-esque crop!
Knowing a hot trend when she sees one, Tika Sumpter brings tonnes of vintage glamour to the table with her 1920’s finger waves hairstyle, which is one of the most sought-after looks of the season.
Editor’s tip: To make your mane a full-time masterpiece, set it in place with the TIGI Bed Head Hardhead Hairspray and just watch as the compliments come pouring in!
6. Pocahontas’ floral afro
Whether you’re frolicking in the forest or keeping villains at bay, as a princess, it’s always important to have your hair on point (and prom is no exception). And since Grandmother Willow won’t help, you’ll have to rely on butterflies and flowers.
We’re sure you’ll agree, that these springtime-themed hair accessories work well with this mega-babe’s afro. Plus, this protective look will last longer than Pocahontas and John Smith’s relationship (sobs!), meaning you rule the dance floor all night long!
Editor’s tip: To really make your curls pop, work a small amount of the TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream throughout your mane, for a seriously high-impact finish!
7. Alexandra Shipp’s Elsa-inspired tiara
So you want to be prom queen, eh? The competition will be fierce and the campaigning will be hard, but if you put in the effort and channel your inner Elsa (like Alexandra Shipp has), the crown can be yours.
8. Rihanna’s Tiana ponytail
And, if you want to go down the easy route, take your ‘do from drab to fab in a matter of seconds, with this fail-safe look. Say goodbye to frogs and bad hair days!
9. Jourdan Dunns’s half-up Belle hair
In case you haven’t noticed, Beauty and the Beast’s leading lady was rocking the half-up hair trend before it was cool. So, when we spotted Jourdan Dunn with this darling Belle-inspired ‘do, we just had to stop and stare!
To really up the ante, Jourdan has also pulled a few tendrils of hair free from the front, for an extra romantic feel. Who’s the most enchanting prom-goer of them all? You of course (if you decide to give this ‘do a go!).
10. Teyonah Parris’ Sleeping Beauty scarf updo
When it comes to black prom hairstyles, there’s no reason that you can’t utilise the most effective protective style – hair scarves.
Not just reserved for those lazy days, these classic natural hair accessories can be made prom-worthy by choosing a silk or satin version. So, easily give your go-to box braided updo an elegant edge by finishing it off with a scarf that matches your dress – just like Teyonah Parris has done!
Have these pretty prom hairstyles for black girls inspired you to try something new this season? Great! And if you want some extra inspo for your mane, head on over to our Black Hairstyles page for all the eye-catching styles you’ll need.