How Do You Style Holiday Hair?


The holidays are upon us, and it’s the perfect time to express our uniqueness through your chosen hairstyle. If you want to put your best mane forward, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll share several ways you can style your holiday hair. Let’s get right into it! 

Pull It Up

Going for a sophisticated aesthetic? One of the easiest ways to tap into that vibe is to pull your hair up and out of your face. It puts your face on blast and instantly ups your look’s formality. Here are a few good hairstyles to consider in this regard: 

  • Chignon updo 

  • High curly bun 

  • Crown braid 

  • Festive Mohawk 

  • High sleek bun 

Smooth It Down 

Does sleekness speak to you? That’s the case for many people who gravitate toward clean lines and simplicity. Smooth your hair down and style your edges as you achieve one of these hairstyles: 

  • Pinned back pixie 

  • Long, sleek, and straight 

  • Low pony 

  • Blunt chin-length bob 

Curl It Up 

Curls are extremely festive, perfect for the holidays. And we’re not talking about one type of curls - all curl types are welcome. Define your natural curls or create some with heatless methods or a curling iron or wand. Here are some great styles to consider for the holidays: 

  • Wash n’ go 

  • Bombshell curls 

  • Curling iron spiral curls 

  • Flat iron ribbon curls

Straighten It 

Want to switch your look up entirely? If you have naturally wavy or curly hair and need a change for the holidays, straighten your hair. You can do so with a blow dryer and round brush or pull out your flat iron or straightening brush. Just be sure to use a heat protectant before applying any heat to your hair. Here are some straight styles to consider for the holidays: 

  • Long, straight, low pony 

  • Straight with a middle part 

  • Straight with a side braid

  • Straight high pony

Braid It 

Try your hand at braiding this holiday. There are a plethora of braided styles to choose from, each with its own flair. If you don’t know how to braid, don’t worry. A simple YouTube tutorial is all you need to achieve some of the most beautiful braided hairdos. Here are a few braided hairstyle ideas to explore for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Day: 

  • Braided pony 

  • Box braids 

  • Fishtail braid 

  • Dutch braid 

  • Braided space buns

Things to Consider

Though you can create all of these styles yourself, if you want to skip the hassle, consider making an appointment with a local hairstylist. They can take your idea and turn it into a reality, and you won’t have to lift a finger. If you’re feeling confident, though, you can DIY them with a little help from tutorials or a chat with a hairstylist. And don’t forget about the monumental impact your hair’s color has on your final look. 

So, there you have it - several ways to give yourself a hair makeover this holiday. We hope one or more of the styles mentioned in this article feels like “the one.” Happy holidays! 




Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.


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