23 pretty prom hairstyles to inspire you

Beauty Guide: Bohemian Braided Updo
Beauty Guide: Bohemian Braided Updo

Prom season is officially here, and while you may have chosen your dress weeks (or months!) ago, chances are you're still on the hunt for the perfect hairstyle. With prom often falling on a warm May evening, we're big proponents of wearing your hair up in a formal updo -- but of course that also depends on the dress.

If your gown has serious sparkle or a killer neckline, you're going to want to wear your hair in a way that looks pretty and put-together but lets the dress be center stage. If your dress is more on the simple, classic side, you might want to do something a little more exciting with your hair -- whether it's a gorgeous braid, a twisted chignon, or an embellished look with accents woven throughout like Brie Larson's hair at the Oscars.

Above, watch one of our favorite simple yet beautiful styles you can do at home, and below click through to get inspired -- some of the most beautiful hair moments that are perfect for prom.

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