Whether you like it or not, the season of holiday parties has officially descended (sorry, hibernators). To help you spend more time air-kissing and guzzling—er, sipping—champagne and less time stressing before the party has even started, we've gathered several hairstyles just begging to be shown off in front of friends, co-workers, and anyone who can appreciate a perfectly executed chignon. The best part? Each look requires little effort and only a few tools. From buns and braids to waves and wraps, keep scrolling for our epic guide to holiday hair!
Learn how to re-create this look.
Get this look at home with step-by-step instructions.
Here's how to re-create this stunning look at home.
Add lots of texture; then braid your strands low at the nape of your neck.
Start at the outer left corner of your brow, then create a dutch braid along your hairline for a halo-like effect. Finally, gather the hair into a low bun and pin into place.
Even short-haired girls can do this chic tuck. Learn how with our easy step-by-step tutorial.
Don't hide your bobby pins… Show them off! Click here to find out how we created this look on Zoey Deutch.
Upgrade your pony with just one little step. Grab some hair elastics and learn how to achieve this look.
Flip your head over and french braid starting at the nape of your neck. Twist the remaining strands into a bun and you're done!
Sometimes a simple twist and delicate accessories make the chicest of hairdos. Check out the step-by-step instructions to re-create the look yourself!
Why wear a simple low ponytail when you can take it to the next level? Take a look at the full instructions.
What says the holidays more than glitter? Find out how to create this glitzed-out 'do.
Because what better occasion to rock big, bouncy waves?
Spray a texture spray (we like Ouai Texturizing Spray, $26) through your strands, and then gently section a few strands out in the front.
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Truth: A pancaked braid is much more appealing than your average plait. Re-create this with these simple instructions.
Create a low pony at the nape of your neck, create a hole above the elastic, and then pull the ends of the pony through. Pin the ends in place and you're good to go!
Create two low pigtails, and then wrap them around your head and pin in place. The messier, the better!
Nothing makes a ponytail more chic than stick-straight strands. Wrap a section of the ponytail around the hair tie to dress up the overall look.
Give your normal half-ponytail more oomph-factor by adding a small, barely-visible fishtail braid right behind your ear.
French braid your strands, then tuck the ends under into a bun shape. Simple and perfect for any occasion.
Click here to find out how to re-create this mind-bending braid!
Why not give life to your messy low bun by adding a bright hair accessory? Take a peek at some of these barrettes and clips by Jen Atkin x Chloe & Isabel.
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Tease your strands for major volume at the crown, and then gather your strands into a messy bun right at ear-level.
A little spiral action never hurt anyone, especially when paired with a deep side part.
Wrap a section (or two if your hair isn't long enough) around your ponytail so that it extends vertically, and then pin it in place for a super-sleek effect.
Change up your look by creating a deep side part, and then pin it back with a bobby pin.
Dress up a loose side french braid by sticking pearl-accented bobby pins throughout. Gorgeous.
Up next, take a look at the most popular holiday makeup looks on Pinterest.
This post was originally published on December 5, 2014.