These hairstyles from the Met Ball are perfect for prom

You might not have been at the Met Ball (getting ahold of an invitation can be terribly pesky), but that doesn’t mean you can’t take inspiration from fashion’s biggest night out for your own formal summer event. Here’s our pick of the best hair looks for proms, graduation balls and weddings.


Zoe Kravitz's bleached blonde crop, hair by Nikki Nelms 

Kate Bosworth's folded bun, hair by Bridget Brager


Deepika Padukone's ornate accessories, hair by Harry Josh


Katie Holmes' elegant bun by DJ Quintero


Elle Fanning's simple headband, hair by Jenda Alcorn


Only for the bravest prom queens - Haley Bennett's floral headpiece, hair by Garren



Gigi Hadid's wispy updo, hair by Bryce Scarlett



Mary-Kate Olsen's boho waves, hair by Mark Townsend 



Hailee Steinfeld's coiled topknot, hair by Gregory Russell


Alison Williams' classic waves, hair by Rebekah Forecast


Lily Collins' bold bob, hair by Gregory Russell 


Brie Larson's gold leaf detail, hair by Mara Roszak



Rose Byrne's disco curls, hair by Franco Gobbi



And if you want something classic, then we’ve got just the thing for you – try this tutorial from the team at Leicester’s Barrie Stephen for the classiest waves you ever did see! It’s the easiest way to get a Hollywood look that will last all night…