Style It On: Braided Prom Updo with Mini Marley

Learn how Mini Marley creates this chic braided prom updo hairstyle that can be done on any hair type!

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Ladies, when it comes to special formal occasions, like proms, many people think that you need to have a stylist in order to get the right look. Of course, top stylists get the job done but we also think that there are tons of styles you can do on your own, rocking a look that’s chic, on-trend and totally you! So why not save your money and spend more on an amazing dress, after party outfit or perhaps your ride? Need a hand? We’ve got the perfect braided prom updo tutorial that you’ve got to check out.

We’ve got Vlogger, Mini Marley, to demonstrate how you can create a chic and simple braided prom updo hairstyle in just a few steps. This style can be created on any hair type, but if you have natural hair, like Mini Marley, use this as a guide so that you can easily create this look on your hair type. Read on as we unfold how she gets this chic look for prom in 20-30 minutes tops!

Braided Prom Updo with Mini Marley


Start clean.

To begin creating your braided prom updo, wash hair with Suave Lemongrass & Ginger Strengthening Shampoo and Suave Strengthening Conditioner. This system gently cleanses hair and helps tames frizz.

braided prom updo clean hair

Part hair.

Use a rattail comb to create a zig-zag part in your hair then clip the sections to separate.

braided prom updo part hair

Apply leave-in and detangle.

Apply a few drops of the Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-in-1 Leave-In Conditioner onto your hair, then detangle with a brush. There are so many things to love about this leave-in, especially the fact that it protects hair against the damaging effects of using heat styling tools.

braided prom updo detangle

Braid your hair.

Now it’s time to start your braided prom updo! Braid each section French braid style but leave your tendrils out.

braided prom updo: braid hair

Curl your tendrils.

Comb through your tendrils to detangle before curling. Please note: Your hair needs to be completely dry before applying your hair wand. If your hair is damp, wait a few minutes to air-dry or use a blowdryer to dry. Once your hair is dry, carefully wrap your hair around the wand and hold in place for a few seconds. Repeat the same on the other side.

braided prom updo curl hair

Tame your edges.

Ladies, keeping your edges tamed can change the look of your hairstyle. If you want a glamorous and neat braided prom updo, take out your toothbrush and smooth those fine hairs down.

braided prom updo tame edges

Finish with some hairspray.

Use some hairspray, like Nexxus Maxximum Finishing Hairsprayto seal your look and lock in your side tendril curls.

braided prom updo: apply hairspray

Final look.

There you have it! Your chic and glamorous braided prom updo hairstyle.

braided prom updo final style

Loved this braided prom updo? Be sure to check out our previous Style It On tutorials for even more hair inspiration. Show us your finished product by tagging us using the hashtag #StyleItOn on Instagram and Twitter!

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