7 cute holiday hairstyles you’ll want to wear all season

It’s the season of beautiful hair days.



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There’s something about that crisp December air that calls for a seasonal, festive flair. Whether it’s toasting a job well done over a drink in the office or pouring too many glasses of champagne at a fancy gala, every event is brimming with holiday cheer and there’s no There’s no better time to add sparkle and shine to your look. .

To keep the cheerfulness high and the tensions low, we’ve turned to the experts for their favorite vacation hairstyles that you can easily do in the comfort of your own home or wherever your vacation takes you. Here are some low-effort, high-impact looks that celebrity hairstylists are loving this season.

Embellished Braids

Braids are an easy way to elevate an otherwise ordinary ponytail. “French braids are great holiday hairstyles because you can get creative with the hair accessories you dress them up with,” says celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway. “For a festive look, add decorative hair clips to the back of your French braid or pair colorful and metallic bobby pins with your wardrobe to dress up your entire look.” And don’t stay limited to a French braid – fishtails and traditional three-strand braids are just as good and provide a great base that really makes embellishments shine. Be sure to secure your look with a strong hold hairspray to keep everything in place.

Glitter bows

For naturally textured hair, an effortless bun is another low-effort and highly rewarding option for the holidays, shares acclaimed Matrix hairstylist and creative director Michelle O’Connor. (This also works for those with non-textured hair, just grab a curling iron and curl random pieces in alternating directions to create a perfectly imperfect base). Pile the hair into a ponytail at the top of your head, pulling pieces that hang down and frame the face. O’Connor suggests securing the ends of your ponytail with a small rubber band about an inch from the bottom and using it to anchor and loosely wrap your pony around its base in a circular motion. Spray with lightweight hairspray to tame flyaways and add a little extra hold and secure with bobby pins. Finish with an embellished headband or sparkly barrettes.

power pony

There are endless ways to update your everyday pony for the holiday season, and you’re bound to find one in your wheelhouse, no matter your styling skills (or lack thereof). Prep hair with a smoothing cream to prep a sleek, frizz-free pony – Redway suggests applying TRESemmé One Step Cream Cream from roots to ends to make the perfect base. From there, you can keep it simple with a classic ponytail (to create one, Redway recommends dividing your hair into two sections and twisting both sides before tying them in the middle with an elastic). For a leveled look, try creating two braids on the outermost corners of your hair and wrapping these two pieces along your hair shaft. And if you’re looking for something festive yet easy to achieve, try bubble braids!

Classic curls

Pair a classic red lip with big, bouncy curls for a vacation look that will never go out of style. To give these curls a 2022 update, Redway suggests opting for more beachy, lived-in waves. Simply add volumizing wave spray to damp or dry hair and air dry or diffuse while twisting around fingers. Use a flat iron or curling rod to add definition and add a bit of dry texturizing spray to give it grit and hold.

Bun with a twist

Got a few gifts wrapped in ribbon this season? Save the ribbons and reuse them as fun hair accessories to add a feminine touch to a basic updo. Gather the hair into a low ponytail and wrap it with a hair elastic. Fold your locks over themselves to create a single bun and pull the ends into the middle of the bun, leaving them loose and flowing. Secure with elastic and cover the elastic by tying the ribbon in a bow at the base to hold the pleat in place.

Sleek and straight

“A sleek, sleek, mid-part look is always in style,” says O’Connor. “Whether long or skimming the lower back, this look oozes elegance and sophistication.”

Flat ironing skills are essential here. O’Connor suggests using a hair straightening spray that doubles as a heat protectant, such as Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Iron Smoother Leave-In Spray, to provide heat protection as well as very shiny braids. Make sure your piece is perfectly centered to really enhance the look. You can also tuck the front pieces behind the ears and cover the area with hair to make it feel more put together.

Fully Festive Half Pony

A half-up, half-down look is a classic that can be reinvented a million ways. Go for natural curly hair or keep things sleeker for a more 90s feel. To get the look, O’Connor suggests starting by parting your hair horizontally from ear to ear, then brushing out the top half your hair into a high ponytail. Be sure to spray the base of your ponytail as you gather it to keep things clean and give the hairstyle some hold.

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