21 Cute Hairstyle Ideas for the Holidays

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The holiday season has begun. The Christmas countdown is ticking and the New Year is fast approaching. This season of fun and festivities will bring with it parties and other special events. With that said you should make the most of the time of year and glam up your look. We have covered outfits and makeup previously, now we are going to be looking at hairstyles. A beautiful hairstyle is just what you need to finish off your holiday look. To give you some inspiration we have found 21 cute hairstyle ideas for the holidays, there is a hairstyle for everyone from updos to braids.

1. Elegant Updo

First up we have this stunning updo. The updo is a mixture of twists and braids. Something like this would be perfect for a Christmas or NYE party. You could even add some small gems to the hairstyle to give it a bit of sparkle for the special occasion.

Elegant Messy Updo

Source: @ashpettyhair

2. Chic Ponytail

Ponytails are very versatile hairstyles. You can wear a simple one for a causal day and if you want to glam up your look then try a ponytail like the one featured. The ponytail is worn low and is loose with curls. A ponytail like this is pretty and elegant and can be worn for Christmas and New Year.

3. Dutch Fishtail Braids

Braids are a great hairstyle to learn. There are so many different ones and you can create different looks with each braid. For this hairstyle a Dutch fishtail braid has been used. The stylist has created two of the braids to make a half up, half down hairdo. We love this look because it is so cute and is perfect for the holidays. There are many tutorials available online to help you learn this type of braid.

Dutch Fishtail Half Updo

Source: @hairbybreanna_

4. Half Fishtail Ponytail

Fishtails are quite a simple braid to learn. Our next hairstyle shows you how you can style these braids into a funky ponytail. Instead of the braid going all the way down to the bottom of the hair it stops halfway. This half braid creates one stylish ponytail!

5. Cute Fluffy Braid

If braids just seem too difficult for you to master, then you could try the fluffy braid or pull through braid instead. This style will give you the braided look without all the complicated weaving. It involves putting your hair into a ponytail and then splitting it. There are many tutorials online to help you with this. We love this hairdo!

Cute Fluffy Braid

Source: @designmehair

6. Relaxed Fishtail Updo

Next, we have a gorgeous updo that would be perfect for any special holiday events such as parties. The hairstyle features a relaxed bun with a fishtail braid. A hairstyle like this is a great choice as you don’t have to be too neat. So, if a bit of hair gets pulled or isn’t that smooth it won’t matter. You can dance all night long with a hairstyle like this and look as good as you did at the start of the night.

Relaxed Fishtail Updo

Source: @morganhairco

7. Simple and Elegant Updo

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to glam up your look. Our next hair idea will do just that. The hairstyle features a simple bun that sits at the base of the neck while front of the hair has loose curls. A combination of a bun and loose curls makes an elegant hairstyle that will suit any occasion.

Simple and Elegant Updo

Source: @morganhairco

8. Side Braid Ponytail

Want more of a statement style? Then our next pick could be for you. The hairstyle features a high ponytail with a side braid. Adding a side braid will create a unique and edgy look. Creating the side braid may take some practice but it will be worth it!

Side Braid Ponytail

Source: @lindsay.alg

9. One Braid

You can jazz up your hair by adding just one simple braid. This hair has been styled into loose curls with a single fishtail braid. Fishtail braids use two strands instead of three and involves taking sections of these two pieces. There are tutorials online to help you, one you master the braid you can create many different looks.

10. Bohemian Half Up Half Down Style

Our next hairstyle features a pull through braid that has been styled into a half up, half down hairdo. The top of the hair also has cute small twists. For this look you would use the same process but only on half the hair. We love this because it has a bohemian vibe and will look gorgeous for the holidays.

11. Elegant Low Bun Style

If you are looking for holiday party hair, then our next hairdo is for you! This hairstyle has a lot going on. There are elegant twists the lead to a beautiful bun. The hair also has loose curls on the front and has a bit of volume at the back. All these elements create a stunning hairstyle that will wow. Pair with sparkling earrings for a holiday look that will wow.

Elegant Low Bun Style

Source: @morganhairco

12. Loose Wavy Updo

Next, we have a hairstyle that has vintage vibe. The hair is loosely curled and has two side braids that meet in the center of the hair. At the back of the hair there is also a bit of volume. We love this look because it is glam, easy to do and will look beautiful for any festive occasion.

Loose Wavy Half Updo

Source: @wb_upstyles

13. Pretty Ponytail

Here is another pretty way to wear a ponytail. The ponytail is high on the head and is loosely curled, there is also volume at the top of the ponytail. A hairstyle like this will look beautiful for any holiday event. You could also recreate this style with a straight ponytail for a sleeker look.

14. Two Braid Bun

If you liked the double braid half up, half down hairstyle from earlier in the post then you may like this one to. This hairstyle features the double braids but uses the fishtail technique. The braids also go into a bun at the ends. You could create neat braids or pulled out loose ones. Neater will give you a sleek and trendy look while looser will give you a bohemian look. Either one is a winner!

15. Braid and a Bun

Braided hairstyles that feature buns are very on trend for the season. Our next hairstyle features a chunky, loose braid that crowns the head. The braid then turns into a cute bun at the neck. A hairstyle like this is elegant and will look beautiful on any girl for any occasion.

Braid Into a Bun Style

Source: @morganhairco

16. Half Up Twists

Hairstyles do not have to be complex to be gorgeous. The simplest of techniques can create beautiful looks. Our next hairstyle features loosely curled hair with two twists on either side. Twists are quite simple to create just twist the hair and secure with bobby pins.

17. Half Braid

Next, we have another way to wear the half braid look. Instead of using the fishtail technique this one uses a classic three strand. Just braid the hair and secure the braid with a hair tie half way to the end. This is simple and chic look that is perfect for any holiday event.

Half Braid Style

Source: @morganhairco

18. Half Up Half Down Braid

We have another variation of the fluffy or pull through braid. This is one is half up and half down like the bohemian hairdo featured earlier except this one is neater and sleeker. The tighter braids create a more elegant look. A hairstyle like this looks fit for a princess!

Half Up Half Down Braid

Source: @sadiejcre8s

19. Multi Braid

If you are a master of braids, then this next hairstyle is for you. This hairdo uses multi braid techniques. This is quite a complex style, but it will be worth the time. It is a beautiful hairstyle that will look amaze for any holiday occasion. We love this idea!

Multi Braided Style

Source: @hairbybreanna_

20. Braided Crown Hairstyle

Our next idea is perfect for a Christmas angel. The hairstyle features two side braids that crown the head like a halo and the rest of the hair is curled. This is a stunning hairstyle that would a beautiful choice for Christmas.  You could also wear the braided crown with straight hair.

21. Funky Ponytail

Last on our list is this funky ponytail. The hair looks like it has two ponytails and it is quite simple to create. To recreate an easier version, you could start off by putting the hair into a half up half down ponytail. Secure with a hair tie and then combine the half up hair with the rest of the hair to create the double ponytail. We love this trendy look.

Funky Low Ponytail Style

Source: @lj.sharman

We hope you have found your perfect holiday hairstyle!