20 Braided Prom Hairstyles Fit For A Queen

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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.

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


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

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Look like an angel in this braided halo. 

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Skyscraping top knots make for the perfect prom 'do.

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Channel your inner Beyonce with this chic side ponytail plait.

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Standout in this braided ponytail.

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

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Channel your inner rockstar with a braided mohawk.

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Amp up your 'do with the perfect swoop.  

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

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These braided buns are super cute!

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

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Go big or go home in this milkmaid braid. 

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

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This couture jumbo Kanekalon braid is giving us life!

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Keep it pristine in cornrows styled into a low bun.

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Put your own braided twist on this chic undercut style. 

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

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Bun goals.

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

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