There’s no better time to try out that new red lip or experimental hair ‘do than the jam-packed holiday party season. With one event after another, you can throw your hair up for formal office parties, try it teased for cocktails, or wrap a bow around your ponytail for family gatherings. Above, we’ve pulled 34 of our favorite looks from some of Pinterest’s most inspiring beauty boards.
A low-slung side braid from Beauty Blitz.
A messy French Twist from Cupcakes & Cashmere.
A curly-haired Olsen from Sexy Stunners.
Secure your chignon at the nape of your neck a la Carey Mulligan on HopscotchGrace's board.
Embrace your hair's natural texture, as seen on Glamour's Pinterest board.
Go retro like Marion Cotillard!
Polish up messy hair with a delicate black ribbon, as seen on Rumi Neely's beauty board.
Don't be afraid to lacquer on the hairspray for a super shiny finish, as pinned by OscarPRGirl.
Holiday needn't mean fancy! A messy topknot feels fresh with a bold lip, as seen on The Beauty Department.
Who says less is more? Go ahead and braid your braids together!
Bobby pins don't have to be functional. Use a contrasting color as an accessory, like Emma Stone.
Makeup artist Kristen Ess pinned this textured, side-swept bun, a great option for third day hair.
Turn double buns into a voluminous pompadour by rolling them around the sides of your head, like this look from Mane and Chic.
Play with volume by slicking down the sides of a polished ponytail while backcombing the top, like this one from Bumble and bumble.
That faux bob you've been meaning to try out? Now's the time. Follow Jenna Allyn's lead and pair with a strong berry lip.
Use dry shampoo throughout the lenghts of your hair (not just the roots) to give a blowout second day texture, as seen on Blake Livley via Vogue UK.
Sweep all your hair to one side, fake an undercut, and add spikes. Brooklyn Decker proves that punky hair can look ladylike, too.
Is frizz your number one problem? Total Beauty says embrace it—we agree.
Need to look put together in under 30 seconds? Wrap a piece of hair around your ponytail for the ultimate polish suggests Hair Romance.
Elle Netherland's pin makes a wonderful case for extensions.
Before there was Miley, NastyGal reminds us that there was Chanel. Double buns dont necessarily mean rave.
Missing summer? Go ahead, break out the surf spray to score Kelly Framel's beachy waves.
Abbey Lee Kershaw shows off dreamy second day texture. Turns out, even former Vogue-ette Lauren Santo Domingo embraces flyaways—at least on Pinterest.
An new twist on an old classic, 4th & Bleecker's Alexandra Spencer makes her half up, half down style feel fresh with a tousled part and bun.
Not into tousled? Try an artfully pinned updo like this one from Oh Joy.
All it takes to turn summer's go-to crown of braids winter ready is a deep wine lip, like this look on Into The Gloss' inspiring board.
Artist Jenny Vorwaller's pin proves there's no easier way to dress up a ponytail than with a satin ribbon
Thank Daily Makeover for suggesting you think outside the box and wrap your braid across your head horizontally, instead of letting it drape vertically.
You don't need a runway to wear Rodarte's FW/13 hair, as pinned by Serge Normant.
Follow Cup of Jo's lead and leave almost as much hair out of your fishtail braid as in.
Use your own hair to braid a headband, like this bohemian look from Allure.
Instead of twisting your French braid up, let the ends fall into a ponytail, as seen on Rahua's Pinterest board.