Pretty braided hairstyles for prom

15 Braided Prom Hairstyles You Have to See

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With prom quickly approaching, the time to find the perfect hairstyle is closing in. By now you’ve likely found the dress and the date (or your trusty group of girls you’ll be dancing with), so your hair and makeup situation should be the icing on the cake. Whether you’ve got a one-shouldered gown or an above-the-knee flirty number, it’s hard to go wrong with a braided hairstyle. From chignons to fishtails to ponytails, braids can make any hairstyle prettier and more interesting.

To help you find the perfect braided hairstyle for prom, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite styles. Take a look at the braid ideas above and tell us which you’ll be donning for prom in the comments below!

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A ponytail can take on an entirely new look with two mini braids styled right on top. 

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Update your usual pulled back braids look with these two mini fishtail braids, finishing the hairstyle off by wrapping hair around the elastic holding the braids together. 

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This sideways braid is finished off with a classic bun donut, making for a braid and bun combo that's hard to resist. 

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Keep things simple with long beach waves and a small braid from each side of your head coming together in the back to create an ethereal look. 

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This braided updo is intricate and lovely, pulling together French braids from the top and bottom sections of hair and pinning up in the back for a regal look. 

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If you've got ombre colored hair, this style is the one for you. Keep your hair loose and wavy, braiding from each side about two inches back from your hairline, keeping face-framing pieces out of the braid. 

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With this half-fishtail, half-bun updo, your hair will look stunning all night long. 

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A waterfall braid like this one looks especially good on blonde highlighted hair, accentuating the highlights and making your hair look multidimensional. 

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Instead of a hairstyle with a single braid, take things up a few notches and create a triple braided look. 

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Combining French braids and a fishtail braid has never looked so good. 

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With a French twist, a braid, a bun and some face-framing pieces, this hairstyle seems complicated, but it's totally simple and looks gorgeous. 

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Top off this braided hairstyle with a traditional ponytail, then wrap pieces around the elastic to give it a clean finish. 

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Surprise everyone with an upside-down braided bun - no one will see it coming! 

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Get your bangs out of your face for a night of dancing with this braided crown hairstyle. 

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Create three separate braids and pin hair up just above the nape of your neck for this feminine and unexpected hairstyle. 

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