5 Holiday Hairstyles for Every Hair Type
If you’re like us, you probably don’t have the time (or occasion) to put some extra effort into your hair most days. Which is why we love the holidays just for that reason. But then you have to decide on what special style you want to try. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ideas for dressing up your hair inspired by our favorite celebrities. All you need are a few hair accessories to pull off these easy styles.
Short: Millie Bobby Brown
We love a small, metallic accessory to dress up short cuts. Try this Kitsch Star Hair Comb ($12; ulta.com). Whether you simply pull back one side with the comb or create a small braid before pinning it back, the touch of gold stars gives any look a whimsical, fun finish.
Medium: Reese Witherspoon
Who says ponytails are just for weekend errands? Reese Witherspoon proves that isn’t true with her perky pony. Try it on medium length hair for your next party. If your hair is straight, start by adding in some waves with a curling iron and spritzing with a texturizing spray like Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast ($29; ulta.com). Pull hair into a high ponytail and secure with two ponytail holders (this helps it stay high and prevents it from falling down). Leave out some pieces around the hairline to keep the look romantic and even add in an accessory to dress it up more like this Madewell Ponytail Clip ($13; madewell.com).
Long: Elle Fanning
Long hair can be daunting to style, which is why we love the idea of slipping in a dressy headband as a quick fix. To make your headband look polished and mature, pull hair into a sleep low ponytail or bun at the nape of your neck before slipping it in. We love the dainty details on this Starshine Headband ($38; anthropologie.com).
Curly: Jennifer Lawrence
A simple chignon is always a good idea. It works especially well on curly hair because the texture helps it stay in place. What makes this one even better and more festive are the floral accents. Part hair down the middle and do a little teasing at the crown. Pull hair into a low ponytail then twist it up the back of your head, pushing it underneath your hair so it’s hidden. Pin into place with bobby pins. Finish with some sprigs of fresh holly or if you’re not feeling as adventurous, some embellished pins like these Rhinestone and Rose Gold Flower Barrettes ($12; ulta.com) will work too.
You probably didn’t realize it but your best hair accessory for the holidays is probably sitting in your wrapping supplies. Yes, a simple velvet ribbon is all you need. Bonus points if it’s in a holiday hue. Wrap it around like a headband or wrap it around your elastic in a low ponytail or half-up, half-down. No matter how you wear it, it will dress up any style. Not the best at tying bows? Try this Velvet Bow Hair Tie ($4; worldmarket.com).