5 Easy Holiday Hairstyles
Perfect for your next holiday party, family get-together, or neighborhood soiree, these 5 easy holiday hairstyles will have your hubby asking, “When did you have time to go to the salon?” Your secret’s safe with us; you can pull these easy hairstyles off all on your own!
1. Chignon Bun
What’s more classic or captivating than a chignon bun? Answer: not much. Maybe Grace Kelly herself.
This easy holiday hairstyle takes low buns and turns them into sophisticated works of art. Not to worry, though. You don’t need to be a master with a curling wand to whip up this look.
Just start with a low pony. Twist the length of your hair until you can coil it like a rope. Pull your hair into a bun at the nape of your neck. Secure the sides with a few bobby pins. For added volume and dramatic effect, take a teasing comb and a little bit of texturizing spray and fluff it out until you achieve your desired look.
Everyone at the holiday party will be asking you, “Where do you get your hair done? I love it!” (Your answer would be Fantastic Sams, of course.) But in this instance, you can proudly proclaim that you just threw it together last minute.
2. Crown Braid
There are very few times when it’s totally acceptable to style yourself like royalty. The holidays are one of those times.
If you want to feel like a queen, you’re obviously going to need a crown. This holiday season, don a crown made out of your own silken strands. Crown braids are romantic and dreamy without trying too hard.
To pull this look off, start by braiding a large chunk of your hair in the front. Keep braiding until you reach the nape of your neck. Once you reach the halfway point, you might need to switch the position of your hands. Continue braiding all the way up the other side of your head. Secure the end of the braid with bobby pins.
This holiday hairstyle works best for longer hair, so ladies with long locks: you’re in luck!
For more oomph and volume, simply pinch the plaits with two fingers on each side and gently pull the braid apart until you’ve created the illusion of thicker hair.
3. Half-Up Hairdo
It doesn’t get much easier than the classic half-up/half-down holiday hairstyle. You can sport this versatile look at the office and gracefully transition to after-work drinks—and best of all: holiday parties!
Add a little sparkle and glamour with a spritz of spray shine. Or, take your texture up a notch with a shot of dry shampoo. Even if you just showered this morning, dry shampoo will do the trick and make your half-up/half-down holiday hairstyle unbeatable in the volume department.
This holiday hairstyle is so easy it’s almost unfair—not to mention the fact that it’s universally flattering. No matter your length or texture, this hairstyle will make you gleam like a winter goddess.
4. Side Braid
Side braids are as fun and flirty as they are understated and elegant. They’re the best of both worlds—and they’re as easy as 1-2-3 to pull off in a pinch.
Even if you only have 5 minutes to spare before your next holiday party, you’ve got plenty of time to pull this easy holiday hairstyle off.
For that little something extra, you can always slip in a jeweled bobby pin here and there. Jazz up this already fun and funky hairstyle with your own personal flair!
5. Holiday Hair Bow
A twist on the classic bun that’s sure to catch that special someone’s eye, the holiday hair bow will make you the prettiest present at the party.
This easy holiday hairstyle looks complicated, but it really only takes a hair tie and a few bobby pins.
Start with a high pony. From there, split the pony into two halves, leaving a thin sliver of hair underneath to cinch the bow together. Fan each side out to form the two halves of the bow. Secure each side with bobby pins. Finally, pull the thin sliver up and tuck it around the midsection, keeping it in place with a couple more bobby pins.
The holiday hair bow is a festive hairstyle that’s perfect for holiday cocktail parties or going to see your niece’s holiday pageant. Either way, you’ll be the belle of the ball!
Try all five of these easy holiday hairstyles out, or pick your favorite and stick with it all season long. No matter what you choose, you’ll always be holiday ready!
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