The 26 Most Charming Princess Hairstyles You’ll Ever See

princess hairstyles

Pop some fun into your life with one of our fantastic princess hairstyles! Be regal with a style full of volume or keep it real with a gorgeous crown of flowers that accentuates your natural beauty. Take your pick and channel your inner royal with these Disney princess-inspired looks!

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Braided Princess

braided princess hairstyle
Instagram @kiraraehair

These lovely side braids flow from the front crown towards the back into a low twisted updo.

Polished Princess

Some princess hairstyles are simple and glam, just like this one.

Princess Aurora

Q&A with style creator, Kylee Howard
Hairstylist @ Kylee Howard Hair Studio in Marietta, GA

How would you describe this look?

This princess hairstyle shows texture, shows off her length, but still has a lot of detail. My favorite part is how it’s “half up” but still has a lot of fullness and detail.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Your hair has to be very long and has long layers so that nothing sticks out of the ponytail. It’s a beautiful way to show off your length, is simple from the front, but has a lot of romantic detail in the back.

Crowning Glory

crowning glory hairstyle
Instagram @skyecoutinho

Q&A with style creator, Skye Coutinho
Hairstylist @ Scarlett Hair in Pretoria, South Africa

How would you describe this look?

What I love about this princess style is the versatility of being able to manipulate it as the event progresses.

I went for a romantic, soft yet natural look to accompany the client’s personality. I like how you can wear it for a glamorous evening look, or with slight changes, it could also be a day look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Any hair type and length can have this look. From a shoulder length to a long hair, it will look different for every person. Blow-dry the hair smoothly first and add some volume to the top section. You can add some Keune mousse to get a very silky hair and to help with the hold.

On this look, I used the Babyliss Pro 25mm curling tong as well as the Kuene hairspray. The Kuene volumizing powder also helped to gain volume in the front section.

Never spray the hairspray too close to the hair, as it will make the hair wet and will form frizzy curls. Always spray away from the hair and in small bursts. Spray, let dry, then spray again.

Belle of the Ball

Q&A with style creator, Danielle Holm
Stylist @ Adora Bella Salon & Boutique in Franklin Lakes, NJ

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this princess hairdo as soft, loose and romantic.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Consider your hair type and length before going for this look. You may want some extensions to add length and “bulk” to the bun. If your hair tends to be course, you may want to blow dry smooth first using some oil and/or smoothing balm before curling with a curling iron.

This is a great style for any formal event but it can also look super casual by loosening up the curls.

Royal Waves

Q&A with style creator, Laura Elizabeth
Bridal Hair & Make-up Specialist @ Laura Elizabeth Hair & Makeup in Mitcham, Bromley

How would you describe this look?

These princess tresses is a very soft and wearable Hollywood wave, which can be adjusted to suit every hair type and face shape. My favourite thing about creating this style on my brides is the instant wow factor it creates. It always reminds me of beautiful female Hollywood icons.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Hair preparation is key to this hairstyle. Start with a good blow dry, then pin curl your hair and allow it to set for as long as you can.

Also, consider a slightly stronger side part than you may normally wear for a more striking finished look.

I love using L’Oreal Pli or Constructor to protect and set the hair while curling the hair.

If your hair is fine to medium, or you need more length, then I’d strongly suggest adding hair extensions as they add volume, which creates a much more defined and glamorous curl.

Brush, brush and brush! When you undo your pin curls and have wild curly hair do NOT fret! Taking a smoothing paddle brush, start to brush through the curls. Keep on brushing until you start to see the Hollywood wave appear. It will appear but it needs a helping hand.

Create a beautiful shine by running through a couple drops of Moroccan oil at the end.

Tiara of Twists

tiara of twists hairstyle
Instagram @dawndaleyhair

Q&A with style creator, Dawn Daley
Stylist @ Studio V Salon in Helena, AL

How would you describe this look?

This half up, half down princess hairstyle is wispy and romantic. It can be worn to an event or everyday activities.

My favorite part of this look is the simplicity of it. This look can work for any hair texture and for most hair lengths.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style can work for any hair texture as long as you use the right products. People with fine hair should use a texture spray to help apply grit to the hair. A good working hairspray will give it hold without being too heavy.

It is best to curl hair prior to starting the updo. Curl the entire head, away from the face it makes easier to work with.

Boho Bubble Braid

Boho bubble braid
Instagram @cwighair

Q&A with style creator, Carly Wiginton
Paul Mitchell Student / Future Stylist @ in Memphis, TN

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this princess hair as a boho bubble braid. My favorite thing about it is how simple the style is, yet it’s definitely an attention grabber.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice to someone going for a look like this is not to worry about getting it perfect. It’s a messy style, and there’s beauty in imperfection. Embrace the messy undone look.

Soft & Undone

Soft & Undone hairstyle
Instagram @heathermackhair

Q&A with style creator, Heather Mackinnon
Wella Master Colour Expert & Stylist @ Heather Mackinnon Hair in Glasgow, UK

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as soft, textured, and undone, yet very versatile as it can be dressed up or worn more casually.

What I love about it is that there is so much going on and flowing throughout the hairstyle. Many techniques have been incorporated into a single look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hairstyle would suit someone with a youthful look. It is very undone and effortless looking with no harsh lines or shapes. It is a very soft and feminine look, but with an editorial feel.

This style was created on a client lucky enough to have lots of hair, however, the techniques used in this style can be made to make thinner/flatter hair look fuller and more voluminous.

Use a texturizing spray to add a more workable matte and undone texture, and finish with a light hairspray to finish and hold. This style would look great for a ball or wedding, however can be dressed down for a gig or party by adding cool hair accessories.

Modern Elegance

Q&A with style creator, Cindy Ichikawa
Hairstylist @ Capricci Ricci Salon in Winter Park, FL

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this hairstyle as modern elegance. By keeping the hair lower and adding a braid, it gives an elegant and vintage look, while the details and structure make it feel more modern.

The French braid flowing into the updo is my favorite feature! Whenever someone looks at this photo, the first thing they comment on is the braid. Adding braids into any hairstyle can really change the look and focus of the hair!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend this look to someone that craves a sophisticated style and likes classic beauty! Long hair is not required, this client had hair just to her collarbone.

I prepped the hair by creating loose curls, then used a light hairspray and a little bit of a dry shampoo to add texture. The woven detailing does look daunting, but it really wasn’t that difficult. It’s simply just twisting and overlapping pieces of hair.

This style is great for someone that likes to make an entrance to a party and enjoys dancing all night long!

Romantic & Fun

Q&A with style creator, Crystal Luttgeharm Dill
Hairstylist @ Joie de Vivre Salon and Spa in Lafayette, LA

How would you describe this look?

My client expressed that she wanted something romantic and fun. She wanted to feel like herself but special. I loved that this look was secure and could last all night while still looking effortless.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style is versatile and can be customized to each individual’s preference. I think the key to to recreating this style would be Davines Medium Hairspray. It gave us the hold we needed while keeping a soft and touchable look.

Tousled Bohemian Goddess

Q&A with style creator, Adrienne Richetta
Bridal Expert / Colorist @ Alisha Nycole & Co. in Easton, PA

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this princess-inspired hairstyle as a tousled bohemian goddess! It’s structured yet undone all at the same time. The fishtail braid is really what makes the style stand out and capture your attention.

My favorite thing about this style is that it’s so versatile and can be worn for many different occasions!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice to clients seeking a similar look to this is that extensions are a must! Not only are they great for added the extra length needed for this style, but they also give more volume to the braid itself. Clip-in extensions work well for styles like this!

I also recommend a texture spray (I always use Kenra Dry Texture Spray) and a working hairspray (Sexy Hair Spray and Play). To secure the style, you will need a couple of bobby pins and a clear elastic.

I feel like this particular style is a great fit for clients who like more of a soft and romantic vibe versus a client who likes things more structured and neat.

Versatile Crown Braid

Q&A with style creator, Pam Genio-Bates
Hairstylist @ Patrick Evan Salon in San Francisco, CA

How would you describe this look?

It’s a soft look that can be dressed up for a wedding or worn to Sunday brunch. I love crown braids for their versatility! This braid, in particular, has a lived-in feel to it that makes it a little more modern.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Products are definitely key to making this look happen. A texture spray like Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Hair gives the hair some grip to hold the braid. Spray it into dry hair before braiding! Next, sprinkle with some Powder.Puff and loosen the braid from the outer edges to expand. Finish with a holding spray like Oribe Superfine.

This look is great for all hair types and works especially well for wavy-haired gals. As long as you have hair long enough to braid, you’re good to go!

Bohemian Chic Braids

Bohemian Chic Braids
Instagram @loftserafyn

Q&A with style creator, Niki Serafyn
Owner @ Loft Serafyn in Largo, FL

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as bohemian chic. My favorite thing about it is that it’s very versatile. You can wear it as a fancy updo and dress it up for an event, or wear it to a simple brunch with the girls!

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

To create this look, I used a combo of three different braids and fanned them all out to create more of an effortless/boho vibe. I also used a light hold hairspray. Redken is my favorite!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The type of client I recommend this for is someone that has a medium to thick texture. Any face shape works with this style!

Braided Crown

Braided Crown hairstyle
Instagram @memariebeauty

Q&A with style creator, Megan Marie
Make-up Artist / Hairstylist @ Blow Me Away Blow Dry Bar and Medi Bar in Alpharetta, GA

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this princess hair do as fun and girly! It’s a beautiful step up from just pinning or clipping your hair back. I think the style is very customizable to personal preferences, like how much hair you decide to pin back or what kind of braid you decide to add in.

One thing I love about this hairstyle is that it can be dressed up or dressed down. It feels fancy, but it’s still casual as it is not a complete updo. I have worn this hairstyle for work on multiple occasions, and in this particular picture, I recreated the style for a lovely girl that was attending her homecoming dance.

What tips or products do you recommend to recreate this look?

My number one product needed to recreate this look is a texture spray! It gives the hair some hold and grit because hair that is too soft will not hold a style as well. If you want to pull out or pancake the braids to make it look more voluminous, a texture spray is a life saver.

A tip for hiding bobby pins is to lift one loop of the braid and weave the bobby pin underneath the hair, going into the braid. I find that pinning into the center of the braid rather than where it ends secures it better.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would honestly recommend this hairstyle to anyone! It’s perfect for those that like to keep their hair away from their face without pulling all of their hair back into a ponytail or a bun. I think it looks beautiful on straight or curly hair that is long or short.

It’s super easy to do and only takes a few minutes. Whether you’re running around doing errands or you’re attending a special event, I think this braided crown is practical and pretty for anyone!

Princess Snow White

Q&A with style creator, Michelle E. Robek
Hairstylist @ Michelle Robek Hair Design in Cypress, CA

How would you describe this look?

Iconic is the first thing that comes to mind when describing this look. You know even before reading a description who she is, she is the fairest of them all Snow White. I think my favorite thing about this look is how even a short hairstyle can be impactful and tells a story without much help.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Even though this specific look shown is a wig this look can be achieved on someone’s real hair. This type of style was how everyday women wore their hair back in the ’20s and ’30s. It just takes practice, patience and it helps to have short hair. Although, similar variations of this style can be done on those who have longer hair. Once you master the art of pin-curls you could easily create this look on yourself.

I would spend my time focusing on the hair around your face, and the bangs are what create this iconic look. If you look at a lot of “princess” styles most of the styling is focused on the hair around the face, drawing you into that character. The really cool thing about pin curl sets like this is that this style will last for several days which make it even more worth it. Oh and lots of hairsprays!

Princess Aurora

Princess Aurora Hairstyle
Instagram @kyleehowardhair

The rowdy look of this princess’ hairtsyle can be largely attributed to her connection to wilderness (and sleeping) but it does not mean that she does not exude beauty and grace.

Queen Elsa Braid

Queen Elsa Braid Hairstyle
Instagram @amazbraids

Wasn’t the Ice Queen gorgeous when she decided to ‘Let it Go’? This simple and easy braid does not require much but gives a lot, much like the beautiful Queen Elsa.

Princess Belle Updo

Princess Belle Updo
Instagram @hairbybrend

A smart girl knows that you do not have to forego looking pretty while doing all other stuff. Belle definitely kept her composure the entire time and still came out looking like a queen.

Princess Jasmine Bubble Braid

Princess Jasmine Bubble Braid
Instagram @all_to_braids

Q&A with style creator, Meta Nordesjo
Braider in Stockholm, Sweden

How would you describe this look?

The bubble braid is a fun style when you want something eye-catching but at the same time something quick and easy. You don’t need any braiding skills – all you need to know is how to create ponytails and then you’re ready to rock this look. Even though it’s easy it comes with several options to be creative. You can do it as a french braid like here, and you can create the bubbles in a ponytail.

You can put flowers in the elastics or tie ribbons around them. The creations are endless! Just let your imagination free, and this easy braid will give you exactly what you’re looking for!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style is really easy and you don’t need to know how to braid but there is one thing that can be good to keep in mind. For this style, your hair needs a texture for the bubbles to hold, so it’s perfect to do the last days before the next wash.

If you want to do it on freshly washed hair, spray some dry shampoo before doing the bubbles and you will get the texture you need. Use some hairspray when you are done and this style will last the whole day. It really is perfect when you want to rock a nice hairdo in the gym or just feel like a princess in the city.

The Enchanted Forest

Beyond the trees awaits this beauty who loves texture and natural color!

The enchanted forest hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Work styling mousse through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair down the middle.
  3. Blow dry, using fingers to tousle as you work your way through the hair.
  4. Create a braid along the hairline on each side of your part.
  5. Secure the ends of the braids together at the back of the head. The braids give the hairstyle a “crown” effect.
  6. Loosen the edges of the braids a bit to give it a slightly messy and natural look.
  7. Have fun with texture! Use a curling iron, crimping iron, deep waver, or your other favorite hot texture tool to add movement to the mid-lengths and ends.
  8. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Ulta stores carry the Bed Head Totally Bent 2-Inch Crimper and the Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver, both of which would work perfectly for this style!

Best Face Shapes:

oval, diamond, pear, round

The Star Princess Leia

Chestnut brown hair is all wrapped up in two identical braided buns like the beautiful Leia.

Brown Hair with Two Braided Buns

How to Style:

  1. Work a pea-sized amount of styling cream through mid-lengths and ends of dry hair.
  2. Part hair down the middle from front hairline to back of the neck.
  3. Gather hair on each side into a pigtails and secure each with a clear elastic.
  4. Braid each pigtail and secure ends with another clear elastic.
  5. Wrap each braid around the base near your head. Tuck ends under the bun and secure with a bobby pin or two.
  6. Smooth fly aways with medium hold hairspray.
  7. Add a royal touch by accessorizing with a headpiece.

Recommended Products:

A great styling cream for keeping fly aways at bay is Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Creme.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, heart, long

Pretty Pretty Fishtail Braids

A modest pompadour style is combined with a loosely texturized braid for this fairytale twist on two classic hairstyles.

Pretty Pretty Fishtail Braids

How to Style:

  1. Spray root booster through roots of towel dried hair.
  2. Use a blow dryer on medium heat to blow dry hair completely. Use fingers to lift hair at the roots to add volume as you blow dry.
  3. Gather hair an inch away from your front hairline. Tease the hair near the roots. Separate into several sections to make teasing easier.
  4. Smooth hair along the hairline back and over the teased sections, creating a small pompadour in the entire crown area. Secure with bobby pins.
  5. Create a French braid through the rest of your hair. Secure ends with a clear elastic or one that matches your hair color.
  6. Loosen the French braid quite a bit near the top and just a little through its tail. This will give the braid the “lived-in” feel.
  7. Finish with a medium or high hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus, which is a humidity-resistant volumizing spray mousse that volumizes by pumping up the root.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, round, pear, diamond

The Fairy Princess

Soft curls bring attention to the eyes and give off a romantic vibe in this regal hairstyle.

The fairy princess hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Work styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair down the middle or slightly to one side.
  3. Use a paddle brush to smooth hair as you blow dry. Make sure hair is completely dry.
  4. Use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to create curls throughout your hair. Spray each section with heat setting spray before you curl. Curls should be wound around the iron so that they point away from the face. This ensures you get a “sexy, romantic” look rather than a “school girl” feel.
  5. Finish hairstyle with a medium hold hairspray to lock curls in place.
  6. Accessorize with your favorite pearl, crystal, or delicate flower headpiece.

Recommended Products:

Lock in your style with Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Glorious Hold Hairspray.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, round, heart, diamond, long

The Red Down Do

Side-swept fringe and cascading curls keep this all-over dark color flowing with texture.

The red down do

How to Style:

  1. Work styling cream through towel dried hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3. Use a medium-sized paddle brush to smooth fringe forward as you blow dry. Gently sweep fringe to one side when dry.
  4. Use fingers to tousle the rest of your hair as you blow dry.
  5. Add curls with a ¾- or 1-inch barrel curling iron. Spray each section with heat setting spray to protect from the heat before curling.
  6. Gather hair from ear to ear up into a half updo. Secure in place with bobby pins that match your hair color.
  7. FInish with medium or high hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Super Clean Spray adds fullness, texture, and flexible hold.

Best Face Shapes:

oval, diamond, round, square, heart

The Flower Princess

This front braid flows into a loose style and is complemented beautifully with a crown of flowers.

The flower princess hairstyle

How to Style:

  1. Spray dry hair with dry shampoo and flexible hold hairspray to give it a bit of grip.
  2. Create a two or three-inch section of hair from above one ear, across your forehead and down the front of the other side. Create an exterior braid in this section along your hairline. Make thick sections so the braid stays big. Instead of placing side sections over the middle as you do in a French braid, this time you will place side sections under the middle.
  3. As you near the bottom of your ear, add hair from the back of your head as well so that all your hair is incorporated into the braid. Secure the end of the braid with a clear elastic or one that matches your hair color.
  4. Finish with medium or high hold hairspray.
  5. Accessorize with a multi-colored crown of flowers.

Recommended Products:

Take a trip to Joann Fabric to find an infinite selection of beautiful imitation flowers for your crown. You can also simply venture outside and gather wildflowers if you’d rather keep your look more rustic!

Best Face Shapes:

oval, round, pear, diamond, long