Holiday Hair Hacks

The holidays are upon us! It may be the most wonderful time of year, but we imagine your end-of-the-year schedule looks a little something like this: school, work, shopping, celebrating, and maybe even a little stressing. Let us lighten the load with plenty of hairstyle ideas for the holidays. Whether these stresses include rushing from a long day at work to a formal dinner or getting caught in the rain while shopping, messy hair doesn’t have to be one of them. Read on to check out some sweet styles this season.

A Girl All Gift Wrapped

“Be present” they say. Yes, live in the moment and enjoy life, but we say snag the look to match. Polished and all wrapped up is surely the PACKAGE deal.

Ribbons and Bows

Ribbons are inexpensive, easy, festive, and oh-so feminine! Search your gift wrapping drawer or that pile of old accessories for the perfect finishing touch.

blonde low classy bun black ribbon

blonde half up half down red ribbon

high ponytail black ribbon

Hair Bow

Couldn’t find one? BE one! The internet is chalk-full of tutorials to guide you through the steps.

Got second-day curls? Try a half-up, half-down for a romantic, flirty look, perfect for avoiding food in your hair on Turkey Day.

how to do a hair bow

Need something simpler? Gather your hair into a ponytail and wrap around twice, only pulling it halfway through your hair tie. Divide bun in half, and wrap tail down the middle. You are ready and on your way to anything from caroling to the New Year’s Eve party.

how to do hair bow bun

Position your pony lower for a sleek, elegant look, perfect for a Christmas dinner!

low bun hair bow elegant

Easy Updos You Can Totally Do Right Now

From class to classy, sometimes you need a look that will last all day. Represent grace and elegance with ‘dos that are easier than you think! These looks are the best mix of classy and low-maintenance.

Start by dividing hair into two sections: one small and one large. Tie the larger section into a low side-bun, using the other section to hide the hair tie. Throw on that sequin dress and go!

elegant easy low updo

Hide greasy hair and make a mane look thicker in minutes with this volumizing updo! Section hair and braid. Pancake the braids and start pinning! You just might be pleasantly surprised with how it turns out.

festive fishtail holiday updo

Remember that fourth-grade flip trick? Flip a few extra times and add some bobby pins. Leave them wondering how you did it!

easy low updo bun

Save It For a Rainy Day

Between rain, snow, or just plain cold this time of year, weather can be as untempered as neon box dye. Sometimes you need a quick hair solution to keep that mane tamed all day! Here’s a few looks that will stay put in any weather condition! Bad weather won’t stop your REIGN. Work it, rain or shine!

Dutch Braid hair only halfway down for a trendy take on a classic style.

pancake dutch braid ponytails

Ever tried a sock bun? Keep a sock in your purse or car for anytime your mane could use a revamp!

sock bun top knot

Hide those baby hairs or post-rainstorm damp wispies with these low buns and twisted bangs!

low twisted space buns

Messy-Bun Mastery 101

There are several ways you can execute a how-did-you-do-that messy bun! Luckily with so many methods, it doesn’t have to be trial and error on repeat. Scour the internet for tutorials to find one that works for your hair.

twisted bun hack

full top knot hack

second-day hair solution curly loose bun

All the Bells and Whistles

Ready to make a statement? If you’d like to turn heads at the next holiday party, you might want to give these stunners a go! We found a few festive looks from Pinterest that will sure catch all the oohs and ahhs.

christmas tree ribbon hair creative

winter accessories hair ideas

holly berry winter hair


Icy blonde

Don’t ice out your hair color! In fact, perhaps that’s exactly what you should do! At your next hair appointment, ask your stylist about purple shampoos, gray toners, and ashy hues to execute a gorgeous winter bright white like these. Whether it’s a few subtle highlights, natural lowlights, or full blown-bleach blonde, you’ll be crowned Ice Queen!

pin straight ombre ash blonde hair

full ashy icy blonde curls

long platinum blonde curls

Oh So Cool

Cool (toned) hair doesn’t just belong to blondes! Go from stark brown to tailored taupe with the right cool-toned toner! You’ll love mixing it up without going overboard.

dark gray hair

blue gray hair

A Pop of Color

Look POPPING with an unexpected color! Any shade of maroon or those cool-toned colors we are partial to will surely festivise your ‘do!

cute plum highlights

rose gold dusty maroon hair

Shine bright like a diamond with this crystal-colored blue.

platinum ice blue hair

Celebrate the holidays in style with looks that’ll make heads turn! If you’re scouting for more hair ideas, check out our favorite products here!

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