Your Prom Hairdo Just Came Back In Style

Caitlin S. Miller
Your Prom Hairdo Just Came Back In Style
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If you went to prom anywhere from 1996 to 2006, chances are you remember specifically requesting an updo, which left two strategically placed face-framing tendrils off to the sides. Bonus points if these locks were curled and hairsprayed so much they had a life of their own. If you were a member of the “Laguna Beach” era, you might have even have gotten super crazy and flat ironed these little strands. No matter if you opted for tight ringlets or stick straight wispies, tendrils were a must.

As it turns out the trend ubiquitous with ’90s prom is making a comeback. We spotted a number of A-list celebs rocking tendrils of their own. Although these locks might be a little softer, contain a little less hairspray, and likely won’t be worn to prom, they still cause the same excitement as receiving that first corsage. Without further adieu, let us present to you 15 celebrity-inspired hairstyles with tendrils. Cue applause.

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You likely have rocked this look at some point in your hair career. But leave it to Saoirse Ronan to make tiny tendrils and a center part red carpet ready.

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum opted for a dramatic swoop with a slight bend for an updated spin on the classic prom style.

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Even boho queen herself, Kate Hudson, embraced this hair look with slight wispy hairs surrounding her face.

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Two face-framing sections of hair were left down to complete Eva Longoria's voluminous updo at the Golden Globes.

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Kate Beckinsale wore a classic example of tendrils with her high ponytail and long, curly strands which grazed her cheeks.

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Another prime example of ringlet tendrils comes from Amanda Crew, who sported her highlighted locks in a pinned updo.

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We would be lying if we said we hadn't worn Olivia Holt's exact hairstyle to our own prom back in the day.

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For a slightly edgier take on the '00s trend, Joanne Froggatt wore her blonde locks in a high top knot and left several layered, choppy tendrils around her temples.

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Tendrils come in their truest form with this mega-curled look spotted on Nina Dobrev.

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Kate Winslet's delicate curls gracefully fell from her chignon for a more mature take on the updo style.

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We can just imagine a prom queen crown resting atop Melissa George's perfectly back-combed updo and tendril combo.

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Laverne Cox showed off an elegant side chignon and some perfectly coiffed long curls.

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For a half updo version of the look, Maika Monroe kept her vibe California cool with soft waves and long face-framing strands.

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For a bit of a glam touch, Sarah Hyland opted for short, side-swept bangs, which she curled into tight ringlets.

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Jamie Chung might just take the top prize for a prom-worthy 'do with this headband-accented pony and double tendril.

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