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Deck Your Hair with These 12 Holiday Hairstyles

Deck Your Hair with These 12 Holiday Hairstyles

Your guide to easy, festive looks in no time!

Thumb & intro image via @thelookbeautylounge

Holiday season is here! From the chill in the air, to the aroma of your favorite foods and getting to spend time with loved ones, it truly is unlike any other. 


 While our celebrations may look different this year (think smaller gatherings or virtual ones) it’s still a great opportunity to be among the ones you love.


 We’re all about the holiday beauty looks, too! Especially hairstyles that are fast, festive and oh-so-adorable! 


 So if you’re looking for a little hair inspo that doesn’t require tons of time or skill, read on for twelve holiday hairstyles you can totally recreate.


1. Not-Your-Average Top Knot

holiday updo hair clips
Image via: @streicherhair

 The top knot is the epitome of supersimple cool girl style. (You’ll be ready in mere moments!) Try adding a beautiful scrunchie and your favorite hair clips for some unexpected pizzazz! Think business in the front and party in the back!


2. Evergreen Updo

holiday braid updo pine
Image via: @jenniekaybeauty

This loose braided updo is an excellent choice for day 2+ hair! We love starting with Déjà Vu Dry Shampoo to absorb excess oil at the roots while giving your lengths incredible texture and grit. Finish with a few sprigs of pine or mistletoe for a look that’s fresh, fragrant and festive! 


3. Elevated French Braid

holiday french braid bow
Image via: @kyleeheathhair

 Hard to beat the childhood nostalgia of a simple and elegant French braid. This one has a grown-up edge thanks to face-framing tendrils, a dramatic oversized bow and unbraided ends. Mist a little Salt + Séa Texturizing Spray prior to braiding for some added texture, grip and light hold. 


4. Sprinkled in Snowflakes

holiday half up hairstyle
Image via: @hairandlashesbykaedi

Can you say va-va volume? We love this sky-high half up, half down style that’s embellished with sparkly snowflakes. Sweep the top half of your hair up into a high pony, wrap a strand of hair around the elastic and secure with bobby pins. (Prep hair with Grand Début Root Booster for even more height!) Create your own design using holiday hair pins or appliqués for a simple statement hairstyle.


5. Pearl-Encrusted Pony

holiday hair ponytail pearls
Image via: @niniej

The addition of tiny pearls takes this ponytail to the next level. To recreate the look, you’ll need gems that are self-adhesive or they may be applied with a strong hold hair gel or eyelash glue. Simply slick hair into a low pony, wrap a strand around the elastic, secure with a bobby pin and then decorate ‘til your heart’s content. Apply a small amount of Satin Nectar Nourishing Gloss to your ends to add megawatt shine.


6. Boho Half Wreath

holiday hair floral wreath
Image via: @agusfaitamakeup

If you’re after boho vibes, try topping your hair with a half moon flower crown. You can use real flowers or head over to your fave craft store for silk ones! We like using the Lustré 32MM Curling Wand to create these lovely loose waves.


7. Merry Milkmaid Braids

holiday hair milkmaid braids
Image via: @justinemarjan

This look is fun, youthful and carefree! Part hair horizontally down the middle of your head and create a low braid (with a bow) on each side. Drape each braid up and around your face, securing with bobby pins. Lock the look into place with a few spritzes of Haute to Trot Max Hold Hairspray.


8. Glistening Pull-Through Braid

holiday hair braid glitter
Image via: @charlheaneyibizahair

If braiding hair isn’t your strong suit, you’ll love this whimsical ‘do! It’s actually a series of tiny ponytails interwoven to create the illusion of a big, voluminous “braid”. Prep your hair with Selecte Thick It Cream for extra body! We’re smitten with the addition of glitter on alternating layers for a truly eye-catching style.


9. Elegant Twists

holiday hair curly updo chignon
Image via: @aishabeau

This curly coif gives us major vintage vibes. A classic chignon sweeps hair up, showing off your gorgeous face and highlighting hair’s natural texture. Try a small amount of Curl Care Styling Cream for added definition, frizz control and touchable hold.


10. Statement Bow

holiday hair half up bow
Image via: @hairbyydani

For hair that’s pretty as a present, try adding a luxe satin or velvet bow. Try to find a color that contrasts with your hair for a pretty pop of color and texture. We like misting hair with Miraclé Shine Spray before sweeping up the sides and topping with the pièce de résistance.


11. Mini Bun Faux Hawk

holiday hair buns updo twist
Image via: @labarasalon

This fun, futuristic look is one that works exceptionally well on hair that is nearing your wash day. To add a little oomph, we like using Star Dust Dry Shampoo Powder to help mattify your roots and give the buns some extra grip. Create four horizontal sections, secure each with an elastic, twist into a bun and finish with a bobby pin or two.


12. Bedecked & Sideswept

holiday hair curly clips accessories
Image via: @lynnkatee
For our curly-haired gals, try a deep side part accented with sparkly hair accessories to channel your inner Hollywood starlet. To create beautiful, frizz-free definition, start by applying Dream Creme before air drying or diffusing for soft, shiny, touchable texture! 


Tell us, which look do you like best?
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