20 Braided Prom Hairstyles Fit For A Queen

Instagram/Aaron Cobbett

Get ready to turn heads on your special night!

Jennifer Ford May, 01, 2017

Prom season has arrived and if you’re a high schooler, we can almost guarantee you’re looking for the perfect prom hairstyle. While Instagram is overflowing with makeup inspiration for your special day, finding a slay-worthy ‘do may actually be difficult, especially if you’re a naturalista.

If you want to spruce up your mane without having to glue or sew in hair extensions, braids are always a viable choice and one that will last weeks after prom has ended. They can be styled into a chic top knot, fashioned into couture plaits like Beyoncé or virtually any other variation. The possibilities are pretty and endless.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news.

Check out 20 gorgeous braided looks that will turn heads and make you feel like a queen. 

 

1 of 20 @dionnesmithhair/Instagram

This jumbo braid styled into a beautiful updo is prom hair goals.

2 of 20 @kersti.pitre/Instagram

Look like an angel in this braided halo. 

3 of 20 @kiakhameleon/Instagram

Skyscraping top knots make for the perfect prom 'do.

4 of 20 @jadamalan/Instagram

Channel your inner Beyonce with this chic side ponytail plait.

5 of 20 @t2dawy/Instagram

Standout in this braided ponytail.

6 of 20 @shaolin_._._fantastic/Instagram

Style your individual braids into a bomb bun and accentuate the style with hair charms.

7 of 20 @guin_gui/Instagram

Channel your inner rockstar with a braided mohawk.

8 of 20 @priscie_iam/Instagram

Amp up your 'do with the perfect swoop.  

9 of 20 @_gabriellealena/Instagram

This braided updo with shaved sides is equals parts edgy and stunning.

10 of 20 @biancabenavidez_/Instagram

These braided buns are super cute!

11 of 20 @miss_prettystuffonly/Instagram

Goddess braids will be a hit this prom season. We love this sleek version.

12 of 20 @chitownstylist_1/Instagram

Go big or go home in this milkmaid braid. 

13 of 20 @_kissandmakeup/Instagram

Don't wait until they announce prom queen. Rock your own braided crown.

14 of 20 @micaleverrelien/Instagram

This couture jumbo Kanekalon braid is giving us life!

15 of 20 @corslondon/Instagram

Keep it pristine in cornrows styled into a low bun.

16 of 20 @1conik_/Instagram

Put your own braided twist on this chic undercut style. 

17 of 20 @naturalhairdreams/Instagram

Hair charms are a surefire way to add a royal flare to your 'do. 

18 of 20 @nikkifagbemi/Instagram

Bun goals.

19 of 20 @fauxlocsbyki/Instagram

Remix this half-up, half-down faux locs style by opting for braids instead. 

20 of 20 @meetjazz/Instagram

Keep things simple by styling your jumbo braids into a top knot.