April 22, 2009 11:45 ET

Adrienne Bailon: America's Prom Queen for 2009?

Cheetah Girl Is #1 in Top 10 Most Popular Prom Hairstyle Inspirations

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - Young women turn to the internet every year for prom hairstyle ideas. This year, they most prefer Adrienne Bailon's cascading wavy updo that she wore to the Los Angeles premiere of "The House Bunny," according to statistics from Casual updos, like Ms. Bailon's, dominate the search for formal hairstyles this year in the run-up to prom.

BeautyRiot's Top Ten Most Popular Celebrity-Inspired Prom Hairstyles this year:

1) Adrienne Bailon in a wavy loose updo cascading down the back

2) Jessica Stroup in a very casual, '70s style updo

3) Eva Longoria in a romantic, victorian-inspired updo

4) Beyonce in a high-style retro beehive

5) Jessica Alba in low bun with extremely mod bangs

6) Nicole Richie in a unique boho braided updo

7) America Ferrera in a '60s inspired half updo

8) Eva Longoria in a '60s inspired updo with sexy fringe

9) Jennifer Lopez in a very stylized high-fashion updo

10) Carrie Underwood in a graceful formal side ponytail

The diversity of the Top Ten illustrates a new independence and a departure from "pack mentality" among young women. Prom-goers are seeking unique hairstyles that express their own personality and sense of style. Prom hairstyles represented in BeautyRiot's Top Ten List this year include casual almost messy looks, high-style "bee-hives," classically romantic wavy updos, half-updo's, braided looks, and even formal ponytails. Prom 2009 promises to be both beautiful and eclectic.

"Our audience has communicated clearly to us that they set the trends as oppose to follow them," said's general manager, Kirsten Lambertsen. "Style icons like Eva Longoria, Nicole Richie and Beyonce are showing women that expressing personal style, experimenting and being creative is a lot more fun than fitting into somebody else's mold. What better place to do that than prom?"


Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, is a leading celebrity hairstyles and beauty web site providing advice and instruction on how to style hair, apply makeup, and solve beauty problems. Users have access to over 620 free celebrity hairstyles photos. The web site is consistently in the top ten beauty sites as measured by, a leading Web site rankings provider (an company). serves over 400,000 unique visitors a month and is a wholly owned property of Total Beauty Media, Inc. In addition to, Total Beauty Media, Inc. operates, home of the largest database of independent, unbiased beauty product reviews for women. features more than 180,000 user-generated reviews spanning more than 40,000 products, including most prestige, mass-market, salon and spa products.

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