Now that you’ve landed the perfect prom dress, it’s time to find the right hairstyle to go with it. Will you exude romance with whimsical braids or go retro-glam with Old Hollywood waves? We kept a close eye on some of our favorite young stars and came up with the best prom-worthy plaits, curls, updos, and more, to help you decide.

For a final touch of flair, why not incorporate a sparkling hair accessory? A sprinkle of gemstones, as demonstrated by Emma Watson (above), is an easy way to take on the trend—and will make an otherwise simple hairstyle stand out on the dance floor.

Want more prom hairstyles? From classic chignons to polished ponytails, find all the inspiration you’ll need in our gallery!