15 Absolutely Stunning Quinceañera Hairstyles for 2021

'Cause you only turn 15 once.

A Quinceañera party is a big deal, so it’s only natural to want the perfect Quinceañera hairstyle. This rite of passage occasion for a 15-year-old is a time where family and friends get together to celebrate your coming-of-age.

With such a special day, you’ll definitely want your hair to look and feel amazing while also being age-appropriate for this big event. When choosing a hairstyle, you’ll want to find one that will compliment your dress and your face.

1. Braided Bun

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Take a simple bun up a notch for graduation day. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you plan on wearing a backless ensemble, try wearing your locks in an updo. Whereas if you’re wearing something with lots of embellishments around your neck, try wearing hair back off of your shoulders. Read on to discover ten Quinceañera hairstyles to inspire your party look.

You can never go wrong with a bun. This easy style gets your hair out of your face and off your neck as you showcase your face. For your Quinceañera, add some glam to the look by creating multiple braids that wrap around your low or high bun.

2. Big Romantic Curls

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Go big with curly locks for your quinceañera.

Try big loose curls to wow everyone at your Quinceañera party. Use some hair rollers or hot curlers to achieve big curls that will last through dancing and other party entertainment. Use a wide-toothed comb to soften curls and spread them out.

3. Braided Bun

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You can’t go wrong with a chic braided bun style.

A braided bun is chic and an easy way to add pizazz to your look. Try a side part to add depth to the style. Have fun with this look by adding one large braid that will twist around your crown and close into your low bun.

Keep this look fresh and in place by spraying some Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray once you’re done styling.

4. Fishtail Braid

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A fishtail braid is a fun twist on a braid style.

Switch up from the traditional braid style and wear a fishtail braid for your big day. We love how texturizing and voluminous this braid is, and if it starts to come a little undone throughout the party, it’ll just keep looking better. Give this look an extra special finish with a shiny tiara on top!

5. Side Fishtail Braided Bun

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An easy and fun style for your Quinceañera!

This side fishtail braided bun is too adorable and perfect for turning 15. Just secure hair into a side ponytail with an elastic band, braid hair, then start wrapping the braid around while using bobby pins to hold it in place. It’s an easy, elegant style that almost anyone can do.

6. Long and Flowy

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Gorgeous long locks to let free. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Long hair….do care! Wear hair long and flowy for a whimsical Quinceañera hairstyle that will impress.

Wear locks straight or wavy and get that high shine factor by using a heat protectant spray like TIGI Copyright Custom Create Heat Protection Spray before styling.

7. Halo Braid

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Create an eye-catching braid for your quinceañera

Look like a true angel with this gorgeous halo braid hairstyle. This is another look that’s easy to achieve but looks incredibly graceful and chic.

8. Chignon Style

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Chignons are the perfect elegant style for a quinceanera.

If you’re looking for an updo that won’t be too tight or pull at your hair during the party, then consider a low style, like a chignon. These updos are elegant, chic, and a little more understated than the higher updos. Leave some longer front strands out to help frame your face and add more movement to the look.

9. Glam Waves

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Full on wavy for your quinceañera. Photo credit: Junior Reis

Go full glam with these perfectly wavy Quinceañera hairstyles. Separate hair into sections and use a curling wand to make each deep wave.

Use some hairspray like Dove Style + Care Extra Hold Hairspray to lock this style in place.

10. Three Knot Bun Quinceañera Hairstyle

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Showcase some style with these cool triple buns.

This cute clean style is a fun way to elevate a simple bun. Just divide hair in three parts, twist, and pin into three separate buns. Add a little sparkle to this Quinceañera hairstyle by putting in a few beaded bobby pins or glue on a few hair crystals.

11. Sleek High Ponytail

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Keep it simple and sleek. Photo credit: Sobhan Joodi.

Looking for a bold yet simple hairstyle? You can’t go wrong with a sleek high ponytail. This look is perfect if you want to avoid working up a sweat on the dance floor and it will show off your face without stressing about frizz or any part of the style coming undone throughout the evening.

Keep your high ponytail extra sleek by styling it with some Nexxus Weightless Style Ultra Light Hair Spray.

12. Updo with Flowers

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Enhance your look with some gorgeous flowers.

This sophisticated unique look can be achieved by creating a low and messy bun. Add some fresh or fake flowers to complete the look. A clip or fancy headband would also look beautiful on your Quinceañera hairstyle!

13. Loose Waves

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Create body and movement with a loose waves style. Photo credit: Junior Reis

Loose waves are a party go-to hairstyle for a reason. If you don’t want to go all out with your hairstyle, then stay with what always looks good. Loose waves are easy to create and they can be touched up if you aren’t completely satisfied with the first iteration.

14. Defined Curls

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Give your curls the pamper treatment and make them the focus of your look. Photo credit: Junior Reis

Curly-haired gals, we highly encourage you to go for a defined curly look to amp up the texture and embrace your natural hair type!

Give your curls the definition they need to stay luscious throughout the night with a few pumps of The Good Stuff Curl Definition Jelly. This jelly will tame your frizz while giving your curls definition and body, without the crunchy finish.

15. Crown Braid

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Give yourself a faux crown made off a fab braid.

Forget wearing a literal crown, adorn yourself with a stunning crown braid. This look demands attention and will definitely have you turning heads at your Quinceañera party. Have a friend help you or create this braid on yourself, with practice will come to the perfect crown braid style.

There are so many Quinceañera hairstyles to choose from, we know it can be a bit overwhelming. Narrow down which style works best for you by testing them a few months before the party. With so much inspo, you’re bound to find the perfect look for your celebration.

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