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10 Long prom hairstyles inspired by Blake Lively

/ 04.23.2015

If you have long hair and are looking for all the prom hairstyle inspiration you can get, look no further than The Age of Adaline star and former Gossip Girl Blake Lively. With flowing blonde locks, she has one of the best manes in Hollywood, and she knows exactly how to rock it on the red carpet!

So, why not follow her lead for your own big night? Below are ten of Blake's best red carpet hairstyles. All you need to do is choose one to steal!

1. Romantic braided bun updo

Romantic braided updo
Romantic braided updo

For a romantic prom look, a braided updo with a soft, disheveled finish is the perfect crowning glory. With a pretty plait and a soft silhouette, this style flatters every face shape.

Styling tip

To make braiding as easy as possible, wash your hair the day before so the natural oils have time to give your strands some extra grip.

2. Glamorous waves

Glamorous waves
Glamorous waves

A staple Blake Lively hairstyle, glamorous, side-swept waves are never a bad idea! The smooth curves and flyaway-free finish make this style perfect for prom, creating a polished look that will make any dress look amazing!

Styling tip

Before blowdrying your hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse throughout. This will add body and movement to your hair as it dries.

3. Messy, voluminous updo

Messy, voluminous updo
Messy, voluminous updo

If you want to wear your hair in an updo, try a messy, voluminous style. It has a ton of texture so it's right on-trend, and it'll keep your mane out of the way while you're dancing the night away.

Styling tip

Take full-bodied hair to the next level with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray. Mist your roots and anywhere else you want to elevate.

4. Mod inspired waves

Mod inspired waves
Mod inspired waves

Retro, mod-inspired hairstyles look chic for any occasion, and for prom you can really go all out. Blake's vintage waves, complete with a really cute headband, are the perfect steal for anyone who wishes they had been born decades ago!

Styling tip

To make sure the waves stay put, clip them up to cool after curling, then finish with plenty of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

5. Bubble ponytail

Bubble ponytail
Bubble ponytail

Just because prom is a major event, doesn't mean you can't have fun with your beauty look, and what better way to do it than with a bubble ponytail? This style is cute, it's playful, and it'll keep your hair off your face and neck.

Styling tip

Spritz your pony with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and gently tease it to add texture before creating the bubbles.

6. Messy side braid

Messy side braid
Messy side braid

Bohemian braids will give your look a summery vibe, especially when styled with a messy finish. To really make the look your own, try experimenting with a few different techniques, blending them to create an original style.

Styling tip

To get a tousled texture, spritz dry or damp hair with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and blow-dry it in twisted sections.

7. Braided ponytail

Braided ponytail
Braided ponytail

Not all glamorous looks are complicated and Blake's braided ponytail proves it! While simple in terms of styling, the resulting 'do makes a real impact.

Styling tip

Add texture to your braid with an old toothbrush. It's small so you can work accurately on specific sections at a time, creating an evenly textured finish all over.

8. Tousled waves

Tousled waves
Tousled waves

If you prefer to take a laid back approach to styling your hair, tousled, voluminous waves are a low-key yet glamorous option for prom.

Styling tip

Blow-dry your hair after applying Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray, then use a curling iron to add a few more curls at random intervals around your head.

9. Textured low ponytail

Textured low ponytail
Textured low ponytail

Sometimes, less is most definitely more when it comes to hair, especially if you're wearing a statement dress. So, if you need to strike a balance, a textured low ponytail could be the right prom look for you.

Styling tip

Use a 1 1/2" curling iron to get loose, barely there waves before gathering your hair into a low pony.

10. Fishtail braided pony

Fishtail braided pony
Fishtail braided pony

If you love to braid your hair and would love to show off your skills and the length of your mane, try a fishtail braided ponytail. You can muss the edges for a soft, romantic look and even dress it up with some glitzy accessories.

Styling tip

After securing the braid, roll it between your palms to loosen it and create a subtle mohair texture.

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