10 Tutorials For Natural Hair Updos That Are Perfect For Prom

Looking back, I wish I had done something a little more interesting with my hair for prom. I mean, this was back when I straightened my hair all the time. I had an okay updo, I would have loved if I embraced my natural hair enough to rock something that really showed off the versatility of afro-textured hair.

So this post is partially for you naturals who want to rock a cute updo for prom and partially for indulging in my epic high school regrets. Without further ado, here are 10 awesome natural hair updos that you should totally consider for prom 2k14. Or, you know, life in general.

 

Updos can be boring, but braids add great texture that really let an elegant bun pop!

Check out the tutorial here!

 

Locs are a lot more versatile than people give them credit for. If you have locs and want to do something a little special with it for prom, try this pompadour.

Check out the tutorial here!

 

Here’s another great braided updo. It has a bit of vintage flare and almost resembles a little hat. At least that’s what it looks like to me…

Check out the tutorial here or here (French).

 

For those naturals with short hair, don’t despair. Here’s a dead simple yet elegant way to pin your hair. Accentuate the look with bold jewelry.

Check out the tutorial here!

 

If you want to go for a Janelle Monae inspired look (and who wouldn’t?) try going for this swooping fishtail.

Check out the tutorial here!

 

Here’s another great look for short haired naturals who really want to show off their curl pattern.

Check out the tutorial here!

 

This swooping braid bun is perfect for those of you who are super low maintenance but don’t mind doing a little somethin’ extra for a special occasion.

Check out the tutorial here!

 

This is a great updo for recently styled hair, though it is probably best for medium length to long-haired naturals.

Check out the tutorial here!

 

Rock an ultra retro, ’40s style hairdo with a comb, a crush and some bobby pins. Oh, and a little elbow grease.

Check out the tutorial here!

 

Score a really simple but chic side bun with this look. It works with Havana/Marley twists, Senegalese braids and more!

Check out the tutorial here!

 

Do you have any other great updo suggestions? Who are some natural hair bloggers/vloggers that you absolutely love? Tell us in the comments!

 

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