Twisted Hairstyles to Try This Holiday Season

Though boho braids and mermaid waves speak to our summer selves, come the cooler months of winter, we speak the language of twists and twirls. Not only do these styles have a hint of romance and fancy (which make them perfect for winter festivities and date-nights, alike), they can also help disguise pesky winter hair woes like static, frizz, and dryness (thanks, cold temperatures and high-heat furnaces). Another plus? If you’re trying to grow out that summer color, pretty twists, and tucks can help conceal jarring roots, while simultaneously adding some cool-girl edge to your current winter hair routine.

Keep scrolling for our favorite twisted looks for winter!

The Upgraded Chignon

Woman wearing her dark, curly hair in a modern chignon
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We’re suckers for a classic chignon and this modern version has us weak at the knees. When twisting and pinning, use a loose grip to create a billowy and voluminous effect. (Psst! Resist the urge to re-pin any fly-aways—they’ll add a luxe, romantic effect.) Check out the video tutorial.

The Classic Twist

Woman with her blonde hair styled in a classic twist

Not only is this timeless look insanely easy, but it works brilliantly on any hair type or texture (and was basically meant for second-, third-, or even fourth-day hair). What’s more, it gets softer and prettier as the day (or night) wears on.

The Twisted-Flower Bun

Woman with brown balayage hair styled in a twisted-flower bun
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A half-up look is perfect for those days when you want to wear your hair down but are battling grown-out roots, frizz, or some second-day hair grime. (Not to mention that this twisted-flower bun is one of the cutest things we’ve seen all season.) To nail the look, reach for some dry shampoo (Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $22, is everything) and then follow the tutorial.

The Twisted Bun

Woman with dark hair styled in a twisted bun

Part-bun, part-twist, this fresh spin on the classic style is perfect for just about any winter festivity—hot chocolate and hot toddies, alike.

The Knotted Twist

Woman wearing her platinum blonde hair in a knotted twist
Brit + Co

Perfect for those mornings when a shampoo loses out to the warm beckoning of your sheets, this super-lax (yet adorable) knotted and twisted style can disguise bedhead when it’s looking more off-putting than off-duty. The key for pulling off this look is to nix excess oil with dry shampoo before pulling hair through multiple elastics—teasing and tugging strands to your liking.

The Khaleesi-Inspired Twist

Woman with icy blonde hair styled in a Khalessi-inspired twist

Always a font of inspiration, Daenerys Targaryen (and real-life actress Emilia Clarke) can do no wrong when it comes to her beauty game. Between her virtually poreless skin, impeccable brows, and that hair, the British beauty is a true triple threat who has redefined #hairgoals. Thus, this Khaleesi-inspired twist is all we’ll be wearing this holiday season.

The Half-Up Twist

Woman with long wavy hair styled in a half-up twist

We love how understated and soft this half-up style is—especially when paired with loose billowy curls. After using a curling iron to create some bends and waves, all you’ll need is a brush and some pins to complete this no-fuss look.

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