Christmas and New Year’s Eve are the perfect excuse to get glammed up. You will probably be invited to holiday parties and open house events where you’ll want to glam up your hair along with your outfit. This post is a round-up of the 10 trending festive holiday hairstyles that are perfect for party season. Just add your favorite lipstick and you’re good to go for the holidays!
A timeless look to opt for during the festive season is waves with a hint of Hollywood glamour. For a black tie dress code or even just to add a little sophistication to your outfit, waves are the look to go for! Make sure your hair is prepped for the curling wand with a heat protectant spray to avoid having damaged hair.
Hair accessories allow you to inject even more personality into your look, we love incorporating hair jewelry such as rings and embellished slides for a hint of sparkle. If you can’t be extra during the festive period, when can you? We love this cosmic look and it’s so easy to achieve! Don’t be afraid to go all out!
Half Up Hairstyle
For an edgy touch to your outfit, we recommend a half-up half-down hairstyle. To give it extra oomph, spray some volumizing products into your roots, this will give a rebellious and messy feel.
The Ultimate Updo
You can’t go wrong with an elegant updo! Leave loose strands to frame your face and give that effortlessly chic and romantic finish. To keep your low bun looking picture perfect, use hairspray, this will lock everything into place!
The Gibson Tuck
Hair accessories is perfect for more formal occasions, and unlike the elegant updo, has a retro feel to it. Twist side sections of your hair before looping it through an opening at the base of the ponytail. Use bobby pins and hairspray to hold!
For a rebellious vibe to your waves – make them casual! Think tousled, loose and carefree. This particularly looks incredible on mid-length layered hair, as the curls add volume and sass! Use volume powder to emphasize the volume and amplify them for your next party!
You see your favorite stars rock the fishtail braid ponytail on the red carpet – so now it’s your turn for this festive season! Though it seems complicated, it’s actually quite easy and quick to do – no matter what your braiding skills are. To add a little edge, we’d had a few hair rings into the braid itself – after all, it is almost Christmas!
The Side Ponytail
Though this hair style is reminiscent of the early Noughties, it has made its comeback, in the form of a chic, preppy alternative. If the thought of doing your hair scares you, then the side ponytail is a simple style to do that will still complete your look. We recommend hiding the hair tie by wrapping a strand of hair around it before securing it all with a hair tie – sophistication in a flash!
Super sleek is a sure-fire winner! Poker-straight hair is sophisticated and practical – you can’t mess it up! Make sure to spray your hair with a heat protectant before straightening it layer by layer for that super sleek look. Add a serum for that shiny salon finish!
Last but not least, space buns add a bit of playfulness to your look and are very quick to do – perfect for last minute plans! The 90’s inspired look can look great even when you are over the age of 13 and can be worn low for a more adult, sophisticated look – this hairstyle can work for formal occasions.
*Today’s guest author is Beth Strong. She is the UK Editor for All Things Hair and has worked in beauty journalism for over four years. When she’s not writing about hair, she can be found wandering around London looking for the best new brunch spots.