9 Christmas Hairstyles Sure to Earn You Compliments

Updated 05/01/19

The holiday season is a busy one, packed with seemingly never-ending shopping lists and party invites. With your social calendar sure to be filled with get-togethers, you're going to need to come up with some original and festive beauty looks to complement your many holiday outfits.

So, instead of spending hours trolling Pinterest for your next hairdo, take some inspiration from our list of gorgeous hairstyles that are perfect for the holiday season. Trust us—these hairstyles will have even the most Grinch-like person in your life green with envy.

Keep reading for eight of our favorite holiday hairstyles.

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Big Curls

Holiday glam is the best kind of glam—and nothing says that quite like big, bouncy curls. Add volume to your curls for a showstopping party look.


Pearl Accent

Jewelry is a must-have when it comes to a signature holiday look, so why not incorporate it into your hair? A tight bun with a pearl-accented barrette, headband, or hairband can make any outfit festive.


Romantic Braids

While there are countless types of braids, nothing can beat the ever-so-romantic look of a Dutch crown braid. Dutch braids are the 3D versions of French braids and can be styled into some of the most beautiful looks out there.



Bows don't have to be reserved for just presents. Try going for an ultra-Christmasy look by tying your hair in a low ponytail with a velvet ribbon. This classic and chic holiday look is sure to make for a great Instagram photo.


Baker Boy Hat

Fashion girls love rocking baker boy hats, and what better time to try this trend than during the holidays, when the weather calls for one? Pull your hair into a low messy bun, pull out some face-shaping pieces from the front, and then top it off with one of these stylish hats.


Sleek and Chic

Our new favorite future princess is killing it in more ways than one. We love this look especially because of how clean and refined it looks. Straighten out your hair and smooth out any frizz, curl the ends slightly, and then gather it all to one side—to better show off your good side in all those Insta pics of course. 

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Braided Ponytail

Having long hair can be limiting at times when it comes to trying new hairstyles, but the tried-and-true braided ponytail will always look put-together. Put your hair up in a ponytail, create a messy fishtail braid, and then finish it off with a clear elastic band at the bottom.

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Messy Bun

Perfecting the messy bun can be ironically difficult, but once you've mastered it, it'll become your go-to hairdo. Gather your hair into a high ponytail, then twist and wrap it around to create a bun. Lastly, secure your messy bun with some bobby pins for added texture.



Nothing says the holidays quite like a dark lip and shimmering barrettes. A hint of sparkle in your hair is the perfect way to incorporate the holiday feel into your look without overdoing it.

Can't get enough of the holiday spirit? Check out some of our favorite holiday beauty looks.

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