Spring is finally here, which means prom season is upon us! And as most of us already know, finding the perfect hairstyle to complement your outfit and makeup can be a pretty stressful task. The solution? To get inspired by these prom-perfect hairstyles from our favourite films, below.
Whether you want to wear your hair loose or braided, elegantly up or even just half-up, you really can’t go wrong with copying one of these Hollywood-approved hairstyles — especially if you want to feel like a star!
9 prom hair looks to steal from our favourite films
1. Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby
This glitzy, prom-perfect ‘do from The Great Gatsby oozes glamour and sophistication, and will ensure you’re the Daisy of any ball. So, what accessory will you slay?
2. Stacey Dash in Clueless
As soon as we set our eyes on Stacey Dash’s dazzling box braids hairstyle in Clueless, we knew it’d be the perfect prom look for box braid-queens everywhere. With its pretty floral clips and effortless boho charm, you’ll be feeling sweet and chic for your big night.
3. Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Want to keep things sleek and simple for the event? You can’t go wrong with a low bun, similar to the one worn by Natalie Portman in Black Swan.
But if you really want to amp up the mane drama, you should consider pairing this minimal hairstyle with a pretty tiara. Why? Because you’re the prom queen and everyone deserves to know it!
Editor’s tip: The trick to creating a sleek bun? The TONI&GUY Flawless Sleek Creation Hairspray, as this will help you achieve the ultra smooth and sleek finish, while also firmly setting it in place!
4. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
When we think of iconic film hairstyles, it’s seriously hard not to mention Audrey Hepburn’s mane in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – after all, the beehive updo with micro bangs (and a jewelled barrette to boot) has become synonymous with elegance and refinement.
Pairing this sultry hairstyle with some swanky statement earrings and a little black dress is all you need to make you feel like a prom queen (with or without the crown). Doesn’t that sound amazing, darling?
5. Salma Hayek in Frida
Want your mane to look exactly like a masterpiece? Take inspiration from one of the most prolific artists in history, Frida Kahlo, by weaving ribbon, flowers or even a printed scarf through a milkmaid braid, for a look fit for a surrealist queen.
Editor’s tip: Make your braids last by setting your style with the TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray. This strong yet lightweight formula will help lock your style in place, boost shine and tame flyaways, too.
6. Amanda Seyfried in Mamma Mia!
Minus the wedding veil, Amanda’s Seyfried’s flowing curly half-up style in Mamma Mia! is the perfect hairstyle for anyone who wants to show off their natural textures.
7. Kim Basinger in L.A. Confidential
If you’re looking to make a memorable statement for the big event, Kim Basinger’s wavy vintage hairstyle from L.A. Confidential is destined for your mane.
This va-va-voom look is a great way to wear your hair down with an extra dose of Hollywood oomph! Just remember to set it with some shine spray, okay?
8. Claire Danes in Romeo and Juliet
Claire Danes’ hair in Romeo and Juliet is the perfect example of how a minimalist yet romantic a half-up, half-down hairstyle can be. Not only is this prom-ready ‘do easy to recreate, but it will also keep your lovely strands off your face.
9. Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You
A classic updo (a la Julia Stiles) is a fail-safe option for all hair types and textures. Whether it’s sleek and polished or loose and sexy, you simply can’t go wrong.
Prom Queen crown, we’re coming for you!