9 Must-Try Holiday Hair Ideas


Tired of the same chignons and stiff updos? Here are nine styles that can take your holiday hair game up a beautiful notch. 

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Braided Top Knot

Sport those freshly cut bangs with this braided twist on the top knot. Make sure your hair shines by using a hair serum like Jose Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum. Not only does it deliver instant shine, it helps repair hair from the inside out. $30, joseimarancosmetics.com

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A Glamorous Touch

Make your day style party ready by adding an elegant hair accessoriy. Using a frizz fighting product like Living Proof’s Weightless Styling Spray keeps hair smooth all day (and night!). $36, sephora.com

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Vintage Beauty

Instead of doing a simple chignon, glam it up a bith with sleek rolls all around, creating a vintage feel to your holiday look. A holding product like It’s a 10 Miracle Finishing Spray provides flexible hold and shine. $10, drugstore.com

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Fancy Side Braid

If you’re going to wear a side braid, go all the way, starting at the crown and ending over your shoulder. If you’re doing this style on second day hair,  try Macademia’s Flawless Cleansing Conditioner to rid your strands of the excess oils that can make hair harder to work with. $33, macademiahair.com

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Sleek Waves With A Touch of Sparkle

Short hair doesn’t have to be boring, especially when adding a sparkly hair pin is all it takes to instantly glam it up. Make sure strands stay protected from heat styling by using a protectant like Phyto’s Phytokeratine Reparing Thermal Spray. $32, shop.nordstrom.com

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A Modern Ponytail

For a different yet sleek holiday look, try this modern take on the ponytail. Prep hair before you flat iron with Aveda’s Air Control Hair Spray for a flexible yet long lasting hold. $26, aveda.com 

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A Sophisticated Headband

This style proves that grown-ups can still wear headbands, especially if it’s with soft, side swept bangs and a side bun. To lift and hold hair, Bumble and bumble’s Thickening Hair Spray can be used before blow drying or as a finishing product. $28, sephora.com

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A Half Braided Crown

Make a braid your hair accessory by wrapping it around your hair. Make sure flyaways don’t ruin your party with Nexxus Frizz Defy Leave-in Oil. It leaves hair silky smooth without weighing it down. $15, target.com

Source: Beauty High

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The Lobster Tail

If you’re tired of the fishtail braid, this style is the perfect alternative (and much easier to do!). For the best look, use Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray to get rid of any oils that can flatten hair. $24, oribe.com

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