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Best Prom Hairstyles for Long Hair

Curl it? Leave it loose and wavy? Half up, half down? For teens with long hair, there are endless styling possibilities for the big night. We found 18 prom-ready hairstyles from celebs and got pro tips for recreating their looks at home.

By Kelly L. Phillips

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Katie Cassidy
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The Schoolgirl Braid

When worn like Katie Cassidy, a braid is utterly grown-up and perfect for prom. To get her updated take on the classic school-girl look, just let out some loose pieces around the face.

How to do it: This style works best for girls with extra-long hair. Blow out hair with a volumizing spray or mousse, says celebrity stylist Eugene Toye of the Rita Hazan salon in New York. Then, tease hair with a fine-tooth comb working in two-inch sections throughout the head. Secure hair in a low ponytail, and pull out strands around the face to loosely curl. Braid hair starting from the nape of neck, and flip the long plait over the shoulder.

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