Prom Hairstyles for Long Hair

Having long hair during prom season opens up a variety of choices when it comes to the very crucial task of choosing a prom hairstyle.

Depending on your dress, accessory and make-up theme for the night, it’s a genuine gift to realize that there is so much you can do with long hair for prom. You can go for the timeless choice of a beautiful ponytail, or a fancy braided updo or even a classic French twist. The possibilities are endless!

Check out pictures of beautiful prom hairstyles for long hair looks below!

Wearing your hair down for prom is a great hairstyle option for the evening because it’s the look that never goes out of style (and it makes at-home styling especially easy!).

If your dress has a lot going on and you’re looking to keep your hair simple, go for a classic blown out look. Grab a good round brush and really spend some time on it. Also be sure to pick up some shine serum, like K-PAK Protect & Shine, to help with fly-aways and frizz.


Here’s another hot tip to keep hair super smooth for updos and hair worn down. You’ll need a toothbrush and your favorite hairspray.

If you see any of those shorter hairs popping up (especially around the hairline and part), cover the toothbrush hairs with hairspray and gently smooth those strays down. To keep hair looking perfect all night, bring some travel-sized hairspray like the 1.5 ounce version by Fekkai Sheer Hold.

Going for a curly hairstyle for prom is always a beautiful look because as soon as you add a bit of curl to your hair, it immediately makes things feel a bit more formal and important.

The cascading curls are everywhere for this look, so you’ll need a good amount of time, patience and a nice hot curling iron. Protect those curls and get extra staying power with a double duty product like Got2b Guardian Angel Heat Protect ‘N Curl Spray.

Putting your long hair up into a beautiful updo is always a romantic choice for prom. A twisted bun of sorts, her long hair is pulled back effortlessly with the front of her hair volumized to add lift and definition.

Pulling hair up off the face, updos for prom give space to focus on statement jewelry and dramatic make-up.