3 Celebrity Prom Ponytail Hairstyles


Glamorous updos and voluptuous curls aren’t the only prom-worthy hairstyles that grace the red carpet. Let Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, and Taylor Swift show you how to wear prom ponytail hairstyles.  There are ways to wear ponytail hairstyles, there’s sure to be one for your sense of styled and prom dress! Even better, these formal hairstyles don’t need hundreds of bobby pins like so many updos or cause any heat damage like curls can.


The original ponytail wasn’t for the gym but actually quite formal. Drew Barrymore rocks a 1950s Barbie-style pony that is ultra thick with a touch of curl. The hair wrapped finish adds to the luxurious feel of this updo. Pair this celebrity hairstyle with era-appropriate winged eyeliner and a fresh pink lip.



This ponytail hairstyle is fun, flirty, and formal! Kate Beckinsale is wearing her updo with a dramatic tall pouf at the crown. This is a flattering look for anyone but especially for round faces and wide cheeks because the height balances and elongates the face.

For thick hair, you can easily get this look with back combing. For finer hair that doesn’t hold up, get some help from a Bumpit! It’s easy to use, the only key is matching it to your hair color.


The always fabulous Taylor Swift does a great job of combining classic styles with modern trends. This adorable ponytail is a great example, worn with wispy blunt bangs, a bit of a bump, and placed right in the center of the back of the head. For a fun twist, a tiny braid above one ear adds texture and detail to otherwise simple hairstyle. You could also wear this with a crown braid along the hairline.