The holidays have arrived, and you know what that means - holiday parties. Endless holiday parties. One for the office, one for the friends, one for the spouse’s friends, one for the family… The parties will be non-stop until we’re safely into 2019.
You may find all this partying either exciting or absolutely dreadful but either way, if you’re going to attend, you might as well look great! The holidays are a great time to try out new hairstyles that you wouldn’t dare wear during your normal, day-to-day life. This is the time to go big and dramatic, stick some ridiculous glitter in your hair, or try an updo you thought only YouTube wizards could accomplish. On the other hand, if drama isn’t your thing, there are plenty of simple, understated ways to bring some holiday glam to your look.
With that in mind, here are 10 perfect hairstyles for your next holiday party.
Applying fine glitter to your braids is a real commitment. You’re probably going to be finding random flecks of glitter on your floor until at least 2030, but look at this gorgeousness! It’ll be totally worth it. The braids themselves can be achieved by simply braiding your hair into two braids and pinning them into place.
Never underestimate the power of a simple gold accessory to turn a completely regular wavy hairstyle into a holiday party look. You can go for a big gold crown, or even some simple pins to keep your side-parted bob in place.
Is it even a party if nobody’s hair is cascading down their shoulders in these big, dramatic waves? Go big or go home. Use a curling iron to create these waves, and add some hairspray to keep the style all night long.
Ponytail With a Twist
More glitter! This look proves that ponytails don’t have to be casual. And it’s easier than it looks – this is basically two ponytails that meet at the bottom. The top ponytail is then teased and puffed into place to create volume.
If you’re looking for that glittery look with slightly less commitment, try creating an updo like this one. It uses chunky glitter, which is much less messy. You can apply the chunky glitter to extensions first, then add the hair to a ponytail to create a large bun. That way, most of the glitter is pretty contained.
Splash of Color
Want to make a statement in a less traditional way? Opt for a colorful wig, perhaps in a holiday color like green, red, or blue. Or, just go with pink! With the right silver sequin jumpsuit, you’ll be the talk of the party.
Twisted Bun With Mistletoe
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Mistletoe is another classic holiday accessory. This updo might look complicated, but you can make your own version of a twisted, messy bun and stick the mistletoe in wherever it looks nice. This is your time to play around and experiment.
Old Hollywood Waves
Platinum blonde waves are so old Hollywood that they fit right in during the holidays. This classy look is also appropriate enough for basically any winter gathering.
Sleek Ombre Braid
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If you’re already on your 5th holiday party and you want to look nice without spending two hours getting ready, opt for a sleek jumbo braid. For some added flair, you can use ombre extensions to create a gradient effect within the braid itself.
Simple Layered Curls
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This is another simple hairstyle for those who have had enough drama to last a lifetime. These fluffy, bouncy curls are the result of a flexi rod set. With a center part, the look itself is extremely low-maintenance. The layers are the secret to success.