15 Stunning Quinceanera Hairstyles to Consider

A quinceanera hairstyle is any hairdo worn on a girl’s 15th birthday that is traditionally celebrated in Spanish and Latin American countries. On this important day, a girl’s entry into womanhood is celebrated by family and friends and introduced to society through a fancy party with gorgeous dresses and dances! The majority of girls want quinceanera hairstyles that are fancier but there are also many easy going hairstyle options as well including some down dos, braids, and easy tucks.

The birthday girl will definitely be the center of attention, and this is why it should be top priority to style her hair perfectly – anything less than this would be totally unacceptable!

It might be overwhelming at first because the choices are literally overflowing, but a few basic things to consider are the hair type, the gown and jewelry, and, of course, the personality. You would want to showcase the best side of yourself with a fitting hairstyle that will give you the confidence to conquer your big event!

Curls are a common sight but there are lots of ways to own this style uniquely – buns, accessories, braids, and up-dos are only some. IG-famous hairstylist Rosita Rodriguez displays a number of exclusive ways to wear your hair using crowns and waves and other modern hairstyling techniques!

Below, I’ve gathered only the latest and most fabulous quinceanera hairstyles to get you going on your journey to womanhood! You go, girl!

Easy Bun Updo with Braids

Easy Bun Updo with Braids for quinceanera
Instagram @erinn_christie

Wrap up the twisted hair in a low knot then loosen it up for a more decorated look.

Side Braids for Quinceanera Hairstyles

Quinceanera Side Braids for Naturally Curly Hair
Instagram @cindyyhair_

Braiding curly hair is nothing new, especially to gifted curl gals. Go glam in a few with this splendid style.

Loose Curls for Long Hair

Quinceanera hairstyle with Loose Curls for Long Hair
Instagram @cindyzuleyma

A woke-up-like-this hair but for your special day? Then, this style’s for you to try!

Modern Half Updo with Crown

Modern Half Updo with Crown for quinceanera
Instagram @carinamoreno.mua

Face around the hair tied in a bun and the rest of the hair let loose for a coming-of-age look.

Cute Bouncy Curls for Thick Hair

Cute Bouncy Curls for Thick Hair
Instagram @cindyzuleyma

Curling up thick hair and putting it in a full bun sound the right way to wear volume! Great way to make anyone look your way in a party.

Gorgeous French Twist

Gorgeous French Twist for Quinceanera
Instagram @make_up_heike_steinmassl

Elusively exquisite yet simple and easy. This proper updo is what you need in any event. French twist are favorable for quinceanera hairstyles because of the variety of styling available.

Up Style with Tiara

Quinceanera Up Style with Tiara
Instagram @a_rr.edondo

The classic royalty updo. Glam up with a fancy braid and some floral accessories with a lovely crown to seal the look. Tiaras have become popular accessories for quinceanera hairstyles but an up style like this one really meshes well.

Long Curls for Medium Length Hair

Quinceanera hairstyle with Long Curls for Medium Length Hair
Instagram @oscarmakeupart

A princess for a day! Big curls for a lady for any special event is delightful to see.

Beautiful Down Hairstyle

Beautiful Down quinceanera Hairstyle
Instagram @detrashalee

Last minute preparations may leave you looking stressed. Letting your hair down showcases your silky, soft locks. Effortlessly beautiful indeed!

Down Style for Short Hair

Quinceanera Down Style for Short Hair
Instagram @rosibel.hair

Maximize your chop by letting your tresses free. Add a perky color and you’ll be sure to light up any room you’re in!

Romantic Curly Hair with Hair Down

Romantic Curly Hair with Hair Down for Quinceanera
Instagram @charming_and_glamour

An arrangement so intricate deserves to be worn by any lady. Make a pattern across the head and curl ends for to achieve this ultimate look.

Loose Braids

Q&A with style creator, Stephanie Rose
Hairstylist @ L’attitudes Salon & Spa in Catharines, ON

How would you describe this look?

This is a boho style could be worn for an everyday look as well as special events. If you consider quinceanera hairstyles, a boho style might not be the first thing that comes to mind but this one is definitely chic and chill.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style is meant to look effortless and tousled. This is a style that you can do on yourself using texturizing powder, one bobby pin, 3 elastics, and a hot tool whether you prefer a curling iron or flat iron to curl. Section your hair in 4 sections separating the top and creating two large braids.

Place texturizing powder on the braid and pull as loose and you would like. The more you pull the more boho effect you will create. Secure the braids with an elastic on the end of both braids and intertwine the braids and secure with a bobby pin. Comb out the remaining curls with a wide tooth comb.

Cute Half Up Half Down

Q&A with style creator, Bella Wurtz
Master Hairstylist & Makeup Artist @ Isabella Jane Hair & Makeup in Gold Coast, Queensland


How would you describe this look?

This look can be described as a soft, modern romance that seems effortless in nature with an overall bohemian feel. My favorite aspect of this hairstyle is that the twists offer detail while the overall vibe remains whimsical and unstructured.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Luckily, this is one of those styles that suit most hair types and lengths. I would recommend however that you have layers cut in your hair to ensure volume and texture throughout the style and framed around the face for softness. If your hair is particularly fine, I would recommend installing a set of clip in hair extensions for extra volume for your quinceanera hairstyles and to hold the waves throughout the day. A sea salt spray and texture spray must be used in conjunction to ensure the finish is separated and undone in nature.

Updo for Quinceanera Hairstyles

Q&A with style creator, Araceli Sierra
Traveling Hairstylist & Waxer @ Yourglamartistry in Dallas, TX


How would you describe this look?

One thing I love about these messy braided updos is how effortless this look is but classy enough by adding a beautiful pulled out braid. My favorite thing will definitely be all the texture on the updo.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I definitely always recommend a hair trial, especially for clients who are not used having their hair completely up. I love to leave just a little bit of the fringe area, so my client still feels comfortable by having some hair left out framing the face. This look is perfect for any type of hair since it is a versatile look. Great for bridal parties, quinceaneras, or any special occasions.

Simple Ponytail with Curls

Simple Ponytail with Curls
Instagram @ra_hairstyles

Q&A with style creator, Rayann Arevalo
Colorist / Stylist @ RA Hairstyles in Stockton, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a look that is versatile. You can wear it for all formal occasions – prom, weddings, and quince too. It’s definitely a unique style that stands out and shows great detail.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The only advice I would give to any client wanting this look is to make sure your hair is long enough sometimes when you start curling the hair and pinning it can get thinner and not look as full. If your hair isn’t thick and long I definitely recommend extensions for your quinceanera hairstyles.