Long hair gives you so many options. From super-simple updos that could be done in minutes to intricately braided unique hairstyles, you can wear a different hairstyle almost every day of the year. We rounded up 100 trendy hairstyles for long hair for you to try in 2019. Flip through these images and get inspired on how to style your Rapunzel-like mane.
This year was a year of hair transformations. Celebrities satisfied their experimental side with changing hair looks. A lot of us felt an urgent need to see a hairdresser after seeing all those gorgeous hairstyles. 2017 was also the year of fierce short cuts. Some got pixie cut, others even went bald, but everyone experimented more than usual. The ladies who flaunted these short hairstyles proved that not only long hair is feminine and sexy.
Opposite of the pixie cuts, many celebrities got mile-long extensions channeling their inner Cher. At some point, bobs and lobs became the new It hairstyle. The latest celebrity who got a trending bob is Selena Gomez. The queen of Instagram chopped all of her shiny brown hair and transformed herself into a sexy blonde bombshell. Recently Selena Gomez got her bob styled in voluminous waves proving that blondes really have more fun. We can all agree that these chic waves that come in so many variations are the sexiest hairstyle ever. You don’t even need to wait for a special event to style your hair like this. You can do it for work, lunch with friends, date night and so on. Besides being simply irresistible, this hairstyle is insanely versatile.
Zendaya is another major #hairinspo. She keeps her hair brown but flaunts the fiercest hairstyles on the red carpet. While most celebrities opt for sleek hairstyles for glamorous events Zendaya wins the game with bouncy curls. This year she brought back the high school half-updo proving that this kind of hairstyle can be sexy as hell. Another celebrity who loves to show off her natural curls on the red carpet is the Black-ish star, Yara Shahidi. If you are looking for the sexiest frizzy hairstyle ideas, the young actress got you covered. At this year’s MTV VMA’s awards, Yara flaunted slicked on the top and curly towards the ends hairstyle that reminded everybody that natural curls belong to the red carpet.
We have to admit that side-part hairstyles have a special charm. Just the fact that part of your hair covers one side of your face in a flirty way adds on sexiness. Plus you can unintentionally play with your hair by running your fingers over it to get it away from your face or give it a bit of volume. Don’t even try to convince us that you aren’t feeling yourself while doing this.
From sleek updos to hot wet hairstyles, here are the sexiest ways to style your hair according to celebrities.
You’re going to absolutely fall in love with glitter hair! You’ll have to prepare to have a mess on your hands (and probably the floor) after applying the glitter, but the outcome will be totally worth it, especially if you know just how to mix colors! The holidays are a time when sparkle is everything, from your clothes to your makeup, and this glitter hair trend is just one more thing to add sparkle to – with truly magical results.
Earlier this week, Nikki Lee of the Nine Zero One Salon created a demo presentation for Beauty Coach TV, where she showed viewers how to create a beautiful glitter hair fishtail braid; according to Refinery29, this is how the stunning hair trend picked up the tempo so rapidly in the last week. That being said, this is one hairstyle that has been picking up momentum for quite some time; it has accumulated quite a substantial presence on Instagram.
The world-famous Daniel Moon, colorist at the Ramirez Tran Salon, can take credit for a great innovation for this trend – Major Moonshine Glitter Gel. It’s a product specially designed for easy glitter hair looks; if you try to use your everyday glitter, it’s pretty likely that you’ll end up a hot mess!
Hair glitter is a trend that you don’t want to miss out on this winter season, so here is a list of 25 striking glitter hairstyles that are sure to liven your spirits and get you excited for any type of party, including the holiday season!
1. Fishtail Braid Glitter Hair
This is a truly magical use of hair glitter, thanks to the stunning contrast between the dark brown hair and the rainbow of gorgeous glitter colors. Everyone loves a fishtail braid, and it’s a stunning look behind a beautiful holiday party dress, so why not amp up the fun with glitter? It’ll add a great surprise from the back, and is a great twist on a classic hairstyle.
2. Side Cornrow Glitter Hair
Nina Dobrev is shown here absolutely rocking her glitter hair look. Tight side braids such as these are super-hot right now; they’re super edgy and rocker-chic, and adding in silver hair glitter to the tops of the braids is the epitome of trendsetting. It’s not overpowering in color or quantity, so it’s just an overall cool hairstyle that adds some great shimmer and shine to your look.
3. High Bun Glitter Hair
This hairstyle is super sweet with the hair glitter; the bronze glitter flecks blend just enough with brunette hair, so the shimmer is stunning without adding in bold colors. The bun is just a smart hairstyle all around, since it’s easy to wear for any occasion, and it makes for an interesting glitter hair look since the glitter is only added to the base of the head, not the locks themselves. It’ll help keep things from getting too messy as well!
4. Slicked Back Glitter Hair
This is an interesting glitter hairstyle, because slicked back with this amount of glitter, the hair looks wet. More specifically, it almost looks like shampoo still in her hair, given the lighting and photo! Regardless, the effect is almost otherworldly, and it really is a lovely holiday hairstyle with an unspoken elegance to it that will be striking anywhere. The rest of the hair being an understated style makes the glitter really pop.
5. Essential Braid Glitter Hair
You can’t go wrong with a basic braid, especially when it has a healthy dose of shining pink glitter on top! The shine tapers off as the hair goes into the braid, so you don’t have to worry about tucking in the strands or painting over it to achieve this bold glitter hair look. It’s a fun side to your standard braid, making it perfect for an everyday look; you don’t always need a special occasion to doll up your hair!
6. Lightly Sparkled French Braid Glitter Hair
This is a subtler use of the glitter hair trend, made by simply painting a small amount the sparkles on each strand of the dual French braids. In an easygoing silver, the glitter here just highlights the beautiful styling of the hair while also tying in well to the wearer’s makeup and overall style. This goes to show how hair glitter can boost everything about yourself, especially if you show restraint (which isn’t easy, given how fun glitter has always been to play with!).
7. Dual Braid Mermaid Glitter Hair
Mermaid hair is another hot trend right now, so it’s really exciting to see it merged with glitter hair! You get the lovely color variation of mermaid hair (especially since the locks are tied up in double braids, separating colors) as well as the pop of surprise from the glitter on top. Here, the model is sporting bright pink glitter hair above her blue- and purple-based mermaid hair, so the shock factor is especially prevalent.
8. Top Knot French Braid Glitter Hair
Gold glitter hair is jaw-droppingly stunning. Wavy boho locks are pulled to the side in a loose braid, while more hair is piled on top in a top knot – the gold glitter is spread from the braid (of mixed blonde and black hair) and extends up to the black root area; the shimmering glitter looks equally as beautiful on the blonde as it does the brunette side, so even if you don’t try to pull of this exact glitter hairstyle, you can know that gold glitter hair is a magnificent option!
9. Sparkly Purple Glitter Roots
This glitter hairstyle idea is out of this world. It’s cosmically drawing, between the purple hair color and the sparkly purple roots; so much so that it seems more like the natural hair colors of an otherworldly being than a simple dye and glitter job! Using the glitter on your roots only makes for an interesting illusion in any shade, by both drawing attention to the unexpected area and giving the rest of your hair an interesting new color perspective.
10. Candy Pink Glitter Hair
This adorable glitter hairstyle is totally girly and cute. It’s something you’d expect to find on a Barbie doll sitting in her box at the store. It brings that idea to life, starting with bubblegum pink hair, and adding silver sparkles on top of that to make for an even girlier look. This is the kind of style you’d expect from someone who knows she’s über feminine in her aesthetic but decides to embrace it and run with it full-force!
11. Dual Bun Pastel Glitter Roots
Each half of this beautiful glitter hairstyle is a pastel hue – one is a lovely mint blue-green and the other is a sweet purple. Two-knot buns characterize the top, and the center is made special with large blue sequins lining the part and its black roots.
Depending on what you wear this with or what makeup you choose to wear, this is a glitter hairstyle that could go edgy or feminine, so you can mix it with your personal style, or switch up the colors for further personalization.
12. Valentine’s Day Glitter Hair
This isn’t just some last-minute trend and meant only for the holiday season, but also for Valentine’s Day. Pink hair with star particles and touch of glitter is a great yet rather common glitter hairstyle in this list. It makes for an interesting contrast of textures and sizes, so you can wear a super simple and sweet outfit while still sporting pink and stars to celebrate the holiday.
13. Brilliant Pink Glitter Hair
The pink hair glitter here is totally enamoring. Seeing it gleam against the rays of the sun shows just how stunning glitter hair can be. This is an especially good glitter for blonde or light colored hair, since the bright contrast is the striking element here.
Even though the color is super bright and vibrant, this is actually one of the subtler glitter hairstyles – the hairstyle itself is basic and let down, so all you’re doing is following a standard beauty routine and adding in sparkles!
14. Silver Star Glitter Hair
You’ll be the star of the evening if you try out a glitter hair look like this. Silver hair can be super elegant (as shown here), and this hairstyle itself is trendy and cute, with two top knot buns on either side of the center part. The roots here are lined with silver hair glitter and stars, adding more texture and interest to the hairstyle without adding in shocking colors. Matching the glitter to your hair color can be a really smart choice, since it will amplify your look without being too in-your-face.
15. Gold Foil Glitter Hair
You don’t need to mess around with messy glitter to have a beautiful glitter hair look. This is the perfect example, with gold foil flakes sitting to one side of an elegant, side-swept hairstyle. Hair foiling goes hand in hand with glitter hair; both add texture and beautiful color to your hair and reflect wonderfully against the sun. In this case, the large flakes are the perfect choice because they don’t interfere too much with the classically stunning hairstyle, yet still add in the glitter hair trend as well.
16. Bright Blue Stars & Glitter Roots
This glitter hairstyle goes all the way from the front to the back, lining the center part. By pulling the hair up and out of the way in two side buns, the part and roots are left wide open, making for the perfect opportunity to pave the pathway with glitter.
With blonde hair, blue glitter is especially striking, since it’s such a stark contrast of color – that being said, it would be lovely with darker hair colors as well! Adding in the stars is a great final touch with the glitter, because you can add even more color and fun shapes on top of the glitter hair.
17. Double Bun Pink Glitter Hair
Pastel pink is always a winning color choice for winter, since the color bounces off so beautifully from the snow. Using that color for your hair is growing in popularity, and we love how it pairs so nicely with the glitter hair trend! Pink hair and pink glitter might sound like overkill, but this picture proves otherwise. The two side buns are super cute, so it really matches the über cute color and glitter combo.
18. Unicorn & Glitter Hair Updo
The beautifully colored unicorn hair in this picture is already stunning and bright, making it a great playground to try out glitter hair. By using a substantial amount of deep purple glitter to line the hair roots between the two high buns, you’re able to have a lot of fun by “over-glittering” (if that’s really such a thing!) your hair and essentially swapping out your hair color entirely for glitter. The result is sparkling beauty without a shocking color, in a way that goes well with unicorn hair and with a deep enough color to not overpower.
19. Tucked French Braid, Shimmering Glitter Hair
This breathtaking glitter hairstyle is absolutely perfect for winter. The shade of blue-grey for the hair is perfectly matched with a silver glitter, and it almost gives an illusion of snow in the hair in and of itself. The tucked French braid is always a lovely style any time of year (particularly in winter, in my opinion!), especially with an unusual hair color like this blue. We always love seeing these kinds of unusual yet not shocking hair colors styled in classic ways, especially when they bring in modern trends, like this hair glitter!
20. Unicorn Mohawk Rainbow Glitter Hair
With this glitter hair trend, you either need to go all out or be super subtle in order to be successful – this is the perfect example of going all out! The flame-blue hair is already a statement of its own, so one might expect adding more color or texture would be overkill, but it really isn’t.
Styled as an updo and with a rainbow and size assortment of glitter lining the side, there’s something just so innovative and fun about this hairstyle that is intoxicating. You might try out a similar style with your own hair color, and see the results shine!
21. Chunky Blue Glitter Roots
Large glitter specks add so much fun and extra color to the glitter hair trend. With standard glitter, you can’t really appreciate the full extent of color like you can with larger squares like in this look.
The blues used tie in beautifully with the double mermaid hair buns and black roots, making the complete look cute and youthful. It’s fun to see the vibrant blue glitter flakes paired with the pastel hair colors, because it makes you appreciate the richness of the hair color in a new way.
22. Purple and Silver Glitter Hair
Plum purple hair is one of the more sophisticated unnatural hair colors you could go with – adding in glitter brings out the playfulness that comes with having a color like that. In this case, larger glitter in silver and purple was used in the center between two high buns with braids, keeping the sparkles encased. It’s a simple yet gleaming use of hair glitter, and thanks to the larger size of the glitter flakes, you get the additional boost from the color as well!
23. Gold-Lined Glitter Hair
Using glitter to line your hair is another beautiful, albeit less common option for the glitter hair trend. In this case, the overall style is classic and sophisticated, with slicked back bangs, and using a lustrous gold glitter to line the front area adds a beautiful highlight.
It adds color to the section, and it’s not too messy of a process compared with other styling options, thanks to the containment. A glitter hairstyle like this is the perfect way to spice up your favorite classic hairstyles and bring a lot of intrigue to your everyday look!
24. Pink and Icy Blue Glitter Hair
With pink hair, the go-to glitter choice would be something easy like pink or silver to complement the bright color. In this case, though, the icy blue used at the center part’s roots is a striking contrast to the pink hair. The colors naturally go well together (they’re classic girl and boy baby colors, after all!) in a non-complementary way, so even though you have the stark contrast, the color combo doesn’t seem so farfetched.
Each color works off of the other – the pink hair makes the blue glitter appear brighter and more lustrous, while the glitter works to make the pink brighter and cuter! It’s a total win-win.
25. Pink-Lined Glitter Hair
Here’s another option if you’re looking to use glitter as a hair liner. It’s clear from the black hair with green highlights that the overall style is edgy, and the luminous pink glitter works against that, making for an interesting clash of styles.
It’s an easy glitter hair option, since it’s not as precise as others, and it shows how striking bright pink can be, even as it’s paired with a lime green as it is here. Again, the pink is working to make the green more jarring, and vice versa!
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Holiday hairstyles are a necessity several times a year so it is always good to add a few to your repertoire. The following 51 pretty holiday hairstyle ideas will work on a variety of hair types, and many include styles to accentuate color treated hair. As trends and styles evolve and recirculate, new options are developed.
Choosing the right holiday hairstyles can take a while, but it starts with a few options that you like when you see them. There are hair ornaments, accessories and jewelry included in the following looks.
1. Glitter Gel Slick Down
Rather than smoothing down your hair with regular gel to give you the shape you want, using glitter gel (which you can even make on your own) means that you have a multidimensional holiday hairstyle. This would definitely be unexpected, but eye-catching.
2. Shades of Pink with Antler Comb
Pink is a color that tiptoes on the edges of other colors and can be really prismatic when combined with other shades of pink. This holiday hairstyle has a soft overall quality, and the several different shades of pink give the hairstyle a lot of dimension. The antler comb is a nice touch that is both whimsical and fun.
3. Silver and Pastel Blue Roses
One of the best holiday hairstyles, braided roses are a nice party hairstyle to go with, especially with multi-toned hair. The braids allow the colors to weave in and out and the roses can show off the shades beautifully. The colors are great and the roses are perfect making this a great quick holiday hairstyle to show off your hair color.
4. Glittering Halo Braid
Halo braids are beautiful anyway, but this glittering holiday hairstyle idea is a bright and sparkling option that would be great to include in your holiday looks. It appears easy to do, but the braid is tight and the edges perfectly laid, while the glitter enhances the braid.
5. Adorned Rainbow Hair
Rainbow hair is always in style, but the hair charms are a huge part of making this holiday hairstyle amazing. Accessorizing your hair doesn’t just mean color and hair ornaments, and hair jewelry is a great way to do it. These are all different charms for an interesting final look.
6. Arrow Cornrows with Hair Rings
Making appearances at holiday parties is all about the look, and this holiday hairstyle is well done with an edgy flair. The ring details in between the cornrows are very cool and elevate this holiday hairstyle.
7. Updated Side Braid
Side braids, especially the ones that hang down past the shoulder are chic and perfect holiday hairstyles thanks to the many different ways this style can be achieved. Here, by looping the hair through itself to create the look and the added benefit of equally weighted points down the braid mans, it will fall smoothly on the shoulder.
8. Tri-Bun Faux ‘Hawk
This holiday hairstyle just requires the right amount of pulling and twisting to create the buns. Once they are in and set in the center to create the faux hawk shape, this style will last through any party, making it the perfect holiday hairstyle. It can be easily dressed up or down for the type of party and location.
9. Swirling Braid and Rose
The articulation of this braid makes it a great holiday hairstyle idea for an updo that ends in a swirling rose styled bun at the nape of her neck. Once you get the particular braiding style down, you can do this look any number of ways.
10. Half-Up Fishtail Pigtails
This holiday hairstyle is easy to do if you can do a fishtail braid, or in this case – two. As a look it is interesting and casual and can even be done on short hair with the use of extensions.
11. Half-Up Flower Ponytail
In this holiday hairstyle, the low ponytail created by the half-up hairstyle is braided loosely and twisted into an interesting little flower bun that is sitting over the remains of her wavy hair. It is a fun and interesting look that has just the right amount of embellishment to consider this ‘do a great photo-ready Christmas hairstyle.
12. Glitter Center Part
Two tighter top knots create the illusion of height and a longer, slender neck on everyone. The color treatment shows through the twisted buns, but the best detail of this holiday hairstyle is the center part, adorned with glitter gel in whatever color you want shown here in pink and silver.
13. Open Ended Double Dutch Braids
Dutch braids are a fair staple for a great holiday hairstyle, but the twist in these is the ends, which are wrapped in hair to hide the bands and hang loose rather than continuing the braid. The look is cool but functional, a great choice for a Christmas hairstyle.
14. Balayage Blonde Waves
Wavy hair is a staple that can suit any holiday event, so as a holiday hairstyle the addition of a soft balayage treatment is just an elevation of the style. The style looks simple but elevated thanks to the softness created by the custom balayage treatment.
15. Fishtailed Low Pony
As for this holiday hairstyle, styled to be smooth yet textured, the low sitting ponytail has a slight curl to it, but the real volume and texture is attributed to the crown of the hair being fishtail braided and then tucked into the low ponytail.
16. Low Side Updo
Smooth layers braided into each other and pinned at the nape of the neck create a voluminous bun that will look great with nearly any outfit at any party for any holiday you could participate in. The side braid that is pinned into the bun is perfect to provide texture on top of that created by the bun, serving as a fantastic holiday hairstyle idea.
17. Pulled Dutch Braids
Dutch braids are a classic hairstyle that can be done on a variety of hair lengths and textures. For hair that features a detailed color treatment like the one pictured, the Dutch braids show off every color used to create this holiday hairstyle.
18. Sparkling Headband
Accessories work on several levels, not just for sparkle but structure and style. The headband will hold the hair in place with no problem, while looking great in each and every picture from all angles.
19. Braids Braided into Braids
Textures can be put into holiday hairstyles with processes as simple as braiding, but to braid one braid into another and another creates not only texture, but also weight. This will help keep the hair hanging where it should be, hanging down and ending in soft curls.
20. Pinned Hair
Even simple holiday hairstyles can be updated with the addition of just a few accessories and here we have a perfect example of that. The center of her pulled-back hair is adorned to give the simple style a new look that has a bit of edge and a bit of sparkle for the holidays.
21. Pierced Side Cornrow
Hair rings are really on trend and will continue to garner attention for a while to come. The effect of ‘pierced hair’ is easy to pull off with the right rings and braiding technique. These are sure conversation starters and unassuming hair accessories that will not weigh you down or cause tangles in the hair.
22. Cornrowed Half Up
Cornrowed hairstyles are a great look, but be careful with them as they can easily pull out your edges without the right maintenance. The half-up hairstyle is lush and beautiful and easy to wear once it is installed.
23. Messy Chic Top Knot
A messy top knot is the main goal of many a fashionista – the idea to look fabulously well put together but in a seemingly effortless way. This holiday hairstyle can require a few pins and a few tries achieve, but the final product is glorious, a perfect holiday hairstyle idea.
24. Silver Updo
Straight hair can be difficult to put up but when it is done right it can look both structured and carefree, which is the ultimate goal for most holiday hairstyles anyway. Here the silver hair is fabulously shiny and holds the updo very well.
25. Christmas Wavy Updo
Updos are always in style for the holidays, where parties and dinners and photos are involved. Strategically pinned hair has the perfect amount of body and the right shape to keep things sturdy and looking great.
26. Clouded Sunset Hair
The rich blue color is juxtaposed against the warm honey blonde, sunset colored hair. This pinned updo shows off the richness and interesting design of the two colors together and creates a chic overall holiday hairstyle that will awe everyone.
27. Wavy Ponytail
No matter what the starting holiday or Christmas hairstyle may be, many people have to put their hair up at one point or another through the day, but that doesn’t mean the style has to be boring. This is a quick yet cute holiday hairstyle that actually takes some effort to pull off, with perfectly appointed face-framing tendrils and a wavy ponytail.
28. Long Side Braid
A side braid can be the perfect easygoing holiday hairstyle idea to show off to family and friends, as well as your Instagram followers. This is an even better option for those with color treated hair as it will be easier to see variations and highlights in the color treatment.
29. Holiday Extensions
When adding in extensions, a style is always important to pull off the completed look. Here the holiday hairstyle includes a pinned braid that has the added benefit of accentuating the waves of her hair. If your hair is long enough to not require extensions, this can still be achieved with loose waves and a pinned down side braid.
30. Braided Pigtails
Pigtails are always in style, up down, braided and loose. Here the braided pigtails are pulled, feathering them to create another texture to the hair altogether. The lengths hanging in the front are face framing and provide another texture for a very cool and laid-back holiday hairstyle.
31. Loose Pinback with Tendrils
Soft browns offer a multidimensional and soft look to her hair. This holiday hairstyle is an easy pulled back and pinned ‘do with face-framing tendrils for an added chic touch. The benefit of the color treatment to her hair is how easily it is shown from all angles.
32. Thin Braid Crown
Thin braids are pulled back to decorate the crown, and are secured and accessorized by hair pins placed in the shape of a triangle. This is a great holiday hairstyle that is quick and easy to replicate and creates an overall easy-going look.
33. Metallic Pin Up
Pin up hairstyles will always have an element of glamour to them, but this holiday hairstyle, with the metallic and purple hair color really sits away from the rest. The added bonus of fun hair clips not only holds the hair in place, but also accessorizes it beautifully.
34. Twisted and Zig Zagged
The metallic and soft nude colors in this holiday hairstyle give it a sweet yet edgy look, along with the interesting way the hair is styled. For a holiday hairstyle that will stand out from the rest, this is the one to go with.
35. Pierced Hair
The novelty of hair accessories has never dissipated and likely never will. Here lavender and peach pastel hair is braided around, showing off the many faceted colors in the hair. The part that separates the bulk of the hair is accentuated by a cornrow accessorized by hair rings.
36. Curly Top Knot
Curled hair pulled up and pinned into a top knot like this shows off a more full looking bun that catches the light well thanks to the various directions the pinned hair takes. This looks beautiful on all hair colors and can even be replicated on shorter hair, as the curls will still create a full look.
37. Low Pinned Bun
Many different holiday hairstyles include a form of bunned-up hair because it is a guaranteed way to keep your hair looking beautiful without having to be constantly checked or maintained. Here the hair is also adorned and carefully pinned for a multidirectional look that shows off the highlights in her hair.
38. Violet and Sunshine
Sunshine yellow and violet purple hair is not a combination often seen together and it should be – it works beautifully together. This side-swept bun and bangs show off both colors, and her hair is adorned with diamond pins for accessories.
39. Christmas Eve Hair
Christmas hairstyles are infinite in number and style, but this modified set of milkmaid braids can be taken down for a wavy style later, or worn in this manner for an easy and structured look. This holiday hairstyle is perfect for wrapping presents, as it will prevent hair from getting in the way.
40. Tilted Holiday Updo
This is one of the holiday hairstyles designed with a tutorial available to follow along with. The adornments of pearls and flowers look fun and interesting, as well as the gravity defying pinned up style.
41. High-Low Ponytails
A simple ponytail, with a tiny braid incorporated, creates a holiday hairstyle that won’t fall into your face no matter what you are doing, and every hair is kept in place. The loose waves have volume and shine, and the overall look is clean and holiday ready.
42. Side-Swept Waves
A hairstyle that is side swept can be very difficult to keep the way it was styled. Here a cornrow along the side creates an appearance similar to an undercut. This holiday hairstyle is great for pictures from several different angles.
43. Hair Halo and Waves
Different color tips work beautifully in a braid that is wrapped around in a halo style that keeps the curled wavy lengths positioned exactly where they should be. The holiday hairstyle has lots of body, and the halo has a very angelic appearance, perfect for a Christmas hairstyle.
44. Combo Braided Updo
Combining braid types creates a multi-textured appearance that definitely catches attention. The side-swept Dutch braids merge into an infinity braid ponytail that transforms into a fishtail and ends in a curl.
45. Half-Up Dutch Braids
Dutch braids are easy to do and are an excellent updo choice. These are only done on the crown and come together to form a small bun just to complete the look. Though paired with wavy lengths in this photo, this holiday hairstyle idea would work on various lengths of hair.
46. French Braid Low Pony
Two French braids create a clean, pulled-back holiday hairstyle that ends in a low ponytail. The ponytail is slightly textured for volume, and the look is certain to keep the hair out of your face.
47. Voluminous Partial Updo
Winter weddings are definitely a time to pull out your favorite holiday hairstyles, and this pulled-back, tiered look features extensions for volume, curls, buns and more.
48. Flower Embellished Fishtail Braid
As for this holiday hairstyle, a fishtail braid is easy to adorn and these little flowers give the illusion of snowflakes in the braid. The longer the braid, the more flowers you can use, and the overall look is fantastic.
49. Side-Swept Updo
Putting your hair up is inevitability during the holidays; there is so much to do and we still want to keep the looks up right? So a quick and easy twist up on the side with the drop of a side-swept bang creates an effortless holiday hairstyle.
50. Holiday Buns
Space buns, pigtail buns and spice girl buns are all the same thing, but here these are very laid back and casual. This counts as an updo, but a casual and comfortable one that looks incredibly cute in pictures, and a gorgeous holiday hairstyle idea.
51. Silver Hair
Silver hair is great for every season, so Christmas hairstyles on grey and silver hair will always be festive and easy to elevate with hints of color or accessories. Here her hair is braided into a headband and a hanging fishtail.
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With only a few weeks left until Christmas and New Year’s Eve, it is high time to think about our holiday outfits, but also to plan our holiday hairstyles and party makeup looks that will harmoniously complement our sparkling dresses. Today, here at Fashionisers, we’d like to help you try to find out your perfect holiday look offering this fantastic list of 20 holiday party hairstyles for your inspiration, which could be actually used at any time during the winter season as well. Get ready for some really good party hair ideas inspired by A-list supermodels and celebrities!
1. Super-Sleek Bobby-Pinned Side-Swept ‘Do
If you want to look super-glam and sleek at the same time, look to the hairstyle Sin City most loved protagonists Jaime King recently sported. To make an appearance at the MCM Las Vegas store opening she opted for what can be called an easy-to-style side-swept hairstyle, which requires only a few bobby pins and a lot of hair gel to achieve the sleek wet-effect on the crown. Such a hairdo enhances anyone’s facial features, so you could combine it with a pair of dangling earrings or a plunging neckline.
2. Loose And Textured Chignon
If you are looking for a casual-chic updo, try Jennifer Lawrence’s loose chignon, which the actress wore at the ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ world premiere. It is an easy-to-style hairdo, which only requires a few bobby pins and at least two hair ties. With this updo you can go wild with bolder makeup, using colorful eyeshadows or creating a more sensual smokey eye look. Both dangling and stud earrings are highly welcomed.
3. Effortlessly Chic Messy Updo
To add an effortlessy chic vibe to your elegant party outfits, think a messy, tousled chignon, one that Amber Heard perfectly matched with her au naturel makeup with a dewy skin. It is particularly recommended for all those who love the boho chic style unconditionally. Furthermore, such a hairdo is indeed the best choice both for an elegant night out and for a more casual date.
4. Center-Parted Slick Low Ponytail
Who says ponytails are outdated? Not only did Rosie Huntington-Whitely wear a low ponytail flawlessly, but she also slicked her hair down into a center-parted ‘do that put the entire focus on her gorgeous facial features and pretty makeup. It doesn’t necessarily require a lot of hair gel, although it will definitely help your hair stay in place throughout the day. It is a highly sophisticated party hairdo, meant to be worn during elegant gatherings.
5. Elegant Short Loose Curls
If you have medium length hair, and are maybe waiting for it to grow out, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun with it. Moreover, medium-length hair is basically perfect for any type of party hairstyle. Channel your inner Bond girl, trying Lea Seydoux’s delicate short curled hairdo, which will make you add a touch of Twenties to your sparkling look.
6. Casual Center-Parted Wavy Hair
From the Roaring Twenties to the hippie Seventies, embrace Sienna Miller’s boho chic medium cut, styled in a center-parted ‘do. If you do not have naturally wavy hair, you could always style the length with a hair straightener or a curling iron. To achieve Sienna’s look, just opt for a nude makeup and a romantic hippie outfit.
7. ‘80s Inspired High Side Ponytail
Those in love with the Eighties are welcome to emulate Beyonce Knowles’ look featuring a super-high side ponytail spiced up with sleek finishes added on the crown. It is also the perfect bad-hair-day hairstyle, and could literally save your night out if you are in a hurry and do not have time to wash your hair. To channel ‘80s at the holiday parties, match the hairstyle with a pair of big hoop or dangling earrings, just like Beyonce has done here. If you have a bright fuchsia or pink lipstick, it is high time to show it off!
8. Embellished Loose Bun
It girl Alexa Chung has always been renowned for her classic style that is always super-effortless and chic. If you are looking for a timeless party hairstyle idea, check up the hairdo she wore at the Bvlgari & Rome: Eternal Inspiration opening night on October 14, 2015 in New York. It’s a romantic side swept loose updo, which she complemented with a glittery hairclip to add extra glitz and glam to her party look.
9. Wild Medium Curls
Three-time Golden Globe winner Cate Blanchet added extra volume to her blonde locks opting for a medium-length curly hairdo, combined with a pair of long golden earrings and a delicate smokey eye look. If you are not blessed with naturally curly hair, you could always gently backcomb your hair and then use a curling iron. This is definitely one of the coolest holiday party hairstyles you can never go wrong with!
10. Effortless High Ponytail
Victoria’s Secret model Gigi Hadid often prefers natural beauty looks with casual hairstyles to more elaborate ones. However, that doesn’t mean her red-carpet looks lack inspiring ideas. Just look at this messy ponytail: it is an epitome of the casual-chic style. Gigi’s casual high ponytail is one of those lovely holiday party hairstyles perfect for women, who aren’t that skilled when it comes to hair styling and neither have time to visit a beauty salon.
11. Easy French Twist
If you are trying to create the perfect ‘90s look, actress Cara Santana may give you a hand. Just look at the lovely French twist with face-framing center-parted strands of bangs she wore at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation 30th anniversary Celebration on November 5, in Beverly Hills! It is basically meant for any 90s-themed party.
12. Retro-Glam Updo
With a polished-yet-messy appearance, Diane Kruger’s retro updo hairdo is one of this winter’s trendiest holiday party hairstyles you can wear. It’s a textured retro French twist, flawlessly combined with a cat eye makeup and a sweetheart neckline.
13. Voluminous Curled Updo
When it come to party hairstyles, it is almost impossible not to mention The Only Girl in the World Rihanna. To attend Dior’s spring/summer 2016 fashion show she wore a super-voluminous and feminine curled updo that she paired with a lavender matte lipstick and a delicate smokey eye makeup. It’s one of Rihanna’s most romantic looks ever, and she does inspire us to go for this particular look for the upcoming holidays.
14. Old Hollywood Glam Medium Wavy Hairdo
Former Miss USA Olivia Culpo proves once again that the medium-length hair is easy to style and does definitely look stunning. Her longer and curlier version of Sienna Miller’s curly hairdo bears certain Old Hollywood glam motifs and looks absolutely amazing with a pair of big dangling earrings and a dark lipstick.
15. Textured Medium-Length Hair With Bangs
The new fashion year is more about youthful medium-length hairstyles rather than super-long ones. Halle Berry recently showcased a messy long bob with textured bangs and light hair highlights, which made her skin shine. If you are trying to grow out your bob but really need some changes, try Berry’s messy bangs!
16. Romantic Textured Braided Updo
Braids are always trendy, especially when it comes to romantic holiday party hairstyles. If you have some time to spend to style your long hair, and are really trying hard to impress your guests, try Amber Heard’s intricate braided updo composed of fishtail braids and lots of texture. This one is a messy-looking updo and will instantly give you a boho-chic look.
17. Fauxhawk Braided Textured Updo
Here comes another intricate braided updo which this time will require less time to style. Hailey Baldwin’s badass hairdo is made of a fauxhawk braid on the crown and a messy bun on the back. Such a fauxhawk ‘dp could be worn with any kind of hair length and style, from super tight ponytails to short bobs. If you are dressing to impress, it will give you the fancy look you need.
18. Elaborate Low-Braided Updo
Let’s keep on showing some braided party updo hairstyles this time urging you to try Keira Knightley’s elaborate hairdo, composed of a sort of ‘braided bun’ and frace-framing side-swept bangs. It is indeed the romantic hairstyle any princess would wear to attend the ball, and it also looks nothing but perfect for any formal occasion. For an even more sophisticated style, combine it with a pair of pearl earrings and a red lipstick.
19. Classic Retro Bun
Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker is a style icon we always look to for beauty and fashion inspiration. Here you have her all dressed up for the New York City Ballet Fall Gala, where she showcased a classic voluminous bun adorned with a shell hairclip. As for the makeup, you could complete this look either with a dramatic smokey eye look or with a dark lipstick (and nude eyes).
20. Top Knot Bun Half Up Half Down Hairstyle
Probably the most youthful and badass look on this list of holiday party hairstyles is this top knot half up half down ‘do Spring Breakers star Ashley Benson recently rocked for the Balmain x H&M Los Angeles pre-launch. Casual and fancy at the same time, it will be the most unique updo during the holiday parties with family and friends. Don’t forget to pair it with your favorite bright lipstick!
Photos courtesy of Stylebistro
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Just like holiday makeup and festive outfits, our hairstyles also need to be as special and show-stopping for the overall glamorous party look. The must trustworthy source of inspiration for pretty looks is surely provided by our favorite celebrities, supermodels and It girls, who frequently shine on the red carpet with their unfailing beauty. Embrace creative and trendy braided hairstyles for the holiday season, if you want to inject a trendy vibe to your appearance. From simple side braids to innovative ‘dos, here are 10 trendy braided holiday hairstyles you can copy from celebs!
1. Modern Schoolgirl Pigtail Braids
If looking youthful and fun is your aim, think schoolgirl pigtails that are having a big moment in the fashion world thanks to such It girls, as Alexa Chung. She has been spotted multiple times wearing childish pigtail braids that add a relaxed and girly vibe to her everyday and red carpet looks. Especially cute will be the outcome, when you tie off the ends of the braids with little bows. Leave off some face-framing flyaways and bangs and finish off your cute look with a delicate makeup placing the focus on the eyes. To get the look, simply part your hair off from the centerline and start braiding each section of the hair down to the ends. Full out pieces from the front and voila!
2. The Loose Mermaid Braid
If you have super-long hair and want to channel Ariel, go for the loose mermaid braid that Eva Longoria sported at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. The textured side part, the messy vibes of the lovely fishtail braid and the face-framing bangs make this look simply perfect for various parties. A nude makeup with perfectly sultry smokey eyes can take your princess-y look to a whole new level.
3. Textured Side Braid
Not everyone can boast great braiding skills to be able to sport one of those intricate braided hairdos for the holiday season. However, we all know that less is more and sometimes a simple textured side braid with messy finishes can look a whole lot more spectacular than a complex braided updo. Ana Beatriz Barros’ sizzling look can be a fabulous source of inspiration for you. Simply leave your hair natural and style a loose side braid, pull off the bangs for a more textured effect. Gold glitter makeup will put you in the festive mood instantly!
4. Center Fauxhawk Braid
Beauties with short hair can also pick a trendy braided holiday hairstyle and Hailey Baldwin’s dramatic look can be your perfect guide. This is a new rad way of wearing braids and it’s extremely easy to copy this style. You need to take a tiny section of hair from the front and start French braiding it back reaching the back of the crown. Fasten the braid with a transparent elastic band and gather the loose hair from both the sides into a loose low bun. Finishing off your look with a heavy application of metallic copper eyeshadow will only add to the edgy appeal of this look.
5. Partially Braided Ponytail
This is one of the most creative ways of styling braided hairstyles for holiday, since it’s unique, easy and innovative. Amanda Seyfried looks dashing cool wearing this partially braided hairdo, which is harmoniously paired with pink lips and minimal makeup with a focus placed on the lashes. To emulate her hairstyle, French-braid each side of your side-parted hair making your way down to the nape of the neck. Make two knots at the base and create a low ponytail. A little bit of hairspray will ensure the long-lasting fresh look of your braided ‘do.
6. Classic Braided Updo
A classic braided updo is one versatile look that can go from day to night, and from wedding to party. It’s sophisticated, elegant and timeless and will look especially beautiful in combination with a cocktail dress and vibrant makeup. Nina Agdal’s hair is completely bridesmaid-ready, especially with her neutral earth-toned makeup. You may start French braiding either your center-parted or side-sectioned hair, reaching the nape of the neck, where you can create a stylish low bun and that’s it!
7. Side-Swept Hair With Cornrow Braids
Edgy, cool and rebellious is this braided ‘do Cara Delevingne sported to the Elle Style Awards. It’s especially perfect for those self-confident and daring girls, who look for the most creative holiday hairstyles to stand out in the crowd. Best of all, this braided look can fit short, medium-length and super long hair. You need to blow-dry your hair and create soft waves with a flat iron. Sweep it all to the side and style one or two cornrow braids along the side of your head, adding a punk rock attitude to your evening look.
8. Messy High Braid
A simple textured braid mixed with a sleek high ponytail can be the easiest way of elevating a regular ponytail. Besides, it looks so party-ready especially when paired with the right makeup accents and the most standout party dress. Everyone can style this look and all you need is gathering your hair high into a sleek ponytail, which you need to braid later on. You can gently pull out the loops of the braid to give a textured and messy effect to it.
9. Textured Side-Braided Updo
Textured braided updos look undeniably romantic and chic and can be sported to multiple events, including the holiday parties. Margot Robbie’s look is so pretty and despite the fact that this ‘do may seem a bit complicated, it’s quite easy to style. You need to French braid your hair loosely starting from the front of your head and making your way along the ear. Then style another French braid, which should be tighter and smaller going behind the main braid. Finally connect both the braids together at the back of your head and that’s it. A stylish ear cuff and glittery party makeup will perfect your festive look.
10. Bohemian Side Fishtail Braid
A loose bohemian side fishtail braid is among the easiest and coolest braided holiday hairstyles you can give a try. Behati Prinsloo looks like a real princess wearing this fishtail braid with messy finishes added to the crown. Her smokey eye makeup and the bare face complement this party look best of all. To emulate her bohemian hairdo, you need to style a thin braid across the top of the head, which needs to be joined with a loose side fishtail braid. Leave some flyaways and walk out the door to conquer any holiday party with your beauty!
Photos courtesy of Stylebistro
Need some inspiration for chic holiday hair that will take you from day to night? This holiday season forget about the traditional updos and intricate looks and instead try to stand out with your effortless chic look that takes so little time to achieve. These 10 gorgeous holiday party hairstyles are perfect for fashionisers with different tastes and preferences and you’re sure to be able to DIY any of them. From loose hair adorned with party-ready hair accessories and fab braids to innovative ways of styling updos and ballerina buns, see below the most stylish holiday party hairstyles you’d definitely like to embrace!
1. Half Up Half Down Hairstyle With a Bow
Chanel’s pre-fall 2015 collection brought not only refined clothing pieces and accessories, but also endless inspiration in terms of party hairstyles and makeup. Inspired from the 19th century Empress of Austria – Elisabeth, this look is cute and girly and is so easy to achieve. Just blow-dry the top and front of the hair, use some styling mousse to take the hair back from the face and turn to the hair iron to give a little movement to your natural locks. Pull strands from the front hair back and fasten it there with some hair accessory, be that a bejeweled barrette or a lovely bow.
2. Bohemian Twisted Half Updo
Whether you have long or medium-length tresses, this is one great way to style them adding a bohemian and party twist to your appearance. Start by curling your hair with a flat iron and when done tease the crown a little, making sure to spray the area for a good fix. Take a small section of hair from the side and twist it towards the back of your head, securing the hair piece in place with bobby pins. Take some hair framing the other side of your face and twist it until you meet the other twisted hair section. Overlap it a little and secure it in place with bobby pins. You can pull out the bangs for a more effortless and bohemian chic effect. Last but not least add a bejeweled accessory to the side of your head to get your ‘do festive ready.
3. Glam Loose Waves
If you want to sport a glam-meets-effortless look, letting your hair loose and curled is the best way. Tease it a bit more for extra texture and take your bangs, securing it on the side with a bobby pin. Neutral makeup with a bright accent on the lips is the best look to go with this hairdo.
4. Classy Wrapped Chignon
If you are the classy type of a girl, you just can’t go wrong with an elegant wrapped chignon. It may look a bit complicated at first sight, yet it’s really so easy to style on your own. If you have curly hair straighten it and separate it into three vertical sections. Brush the middle section of the hair back and secure it at the base of your neck with a small hair-tie, leaving a tiny loop in the hair, which you need to lump up and shove a little from the inside to give texture to it. Next, fan out the sides of this hair loop and secure each end of it on the scalp with bobby pins. Separate the side sections of the hair into two halves, comb through the front of the left section and wrap it around the hair loop clockwise, at the end securing it in place. Do the same with the front right section, this time going counterclockwise. Repeat the same thing with the back left and back right sections and pin them all into the bun. Apply some hair spray for a better hold and you are done!
5. Vintage Side Roll
You may like to be a vintage beauty during this holiday season, channeling your inner glamorous Hollywood babe and looking really dramatic. Start by creating effortless waves using a flat iron. Side section your hair in line with the arch of your left brow and take some hair from the right part, slightly curling it with a large-barrel curling iron. Hold that section of the curled hair to the right of the part, take a rattail comb and wrap the hair around its stem. Take the comb off the roll and secure it in place with bobby pins, making sure it’s tight enough to stay in place all day long. Apply some hair spray and there you go!
6. Minimalist Crisscross Ponytail
Style a basic low ponytail with a textured effect, adding a modern and creative spin to it by going for the crossover technique. All you need to do is gather your natural hair into a low ponytail leaving a small section of hair out from each side of your head. Take a tiny section from the top of the loose hair from the left, cross it over to the right of the head and secure it in place above the ponytail with a bobby pin. Now, take the top section of the loose hair from the right and do the same with this one, crossing it over the left one and securing it in place with a bobby pin. Do the same with the remaining bottom layers of each side and pin the hanging tails of the crossover pieces under the ponytail, and if those tails are longer, than wrap them around the elastic of your ponytail.
7. Chunky Side French Braid
Braids are always great options to consider for special occasions, since they look so intricate and special. To embrace this chunky side French braid, all you need is straighten your hair, if it’s curly, then side section it, pull all the hair to the side and start French braiding your hair right from the bangs, incorporating hair from the side. Continue plaiting until you reach the end of the tail, secure it with an elastic band, and start gently pulling the loops of the braid to give a textured effect to it.
8. Romantic Hair Flower
If you are looking for a creative and modern alternative to loose and half-up hairstyles, then this is the right option to give a try. Create soft curls with your hair and side section it. Take a section of hair from one side of your head and create a simple three-strand braid with it. Now, roll the braid around itself going clockwise. Gently pull out some braid loops to create the effect of the flower petals and secure the roll in place with bobby pins. You can leave the tail of the braid hanging loosely at the bottom and that’s it!
9. High Curly Bun
Give an effortless and elegant spin to the classic ballerina bun by keeping it textured and curly. You just need to curl your hair using hot rollers. Then take the rollers out and apply some hairspray to the locks for a better hold. Pull your hair back as if creating a ponytail, taking one or two hair pieces and twisting them clockwise or counterclockwise. Keep your way towards the outside of your head, the same way twisting the hair pieces as you pull them back. Secure the hair with an elastic band once it’s in your fits. Start taking some two curls of hair from the loose part of the “ponytail” and loop them up around your fingers. Do this with the rest of your curls, securing them all to the head in a random circle. Spread the hair loops for an added volume, apply some hair spray and voila!
10. Braided Updo
To create an easy, yet glamorous braided updo, you don’t need to turn to heat styling. Just keep your hair natural, comb it and start taking small sections of hair from your left side and secure them with small elastic bands. Split the first tiny tail into halves, place the second tail through the middle and secure it there with a clear elastic. Do the same with the third section, adding the first section to it. You need to continue this braiding technique until you reach the other side of the head. You’ll get an interesting braid that you need to secure with a clear elastic band. Gently pull out the sections of the braid from both the sides to make it look bulky. Now, wrap the tail underneath the horizontal braid and secure it there with bobby pins. Some hair spray will ensure the flawless look of your braided updo for the entire night!
Photos courtesy of Tessarayanne, Twist Me Pretty, Freckled Fox, Barefoot Blonde, Camille Styles, Vogue
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We have about 3 weeks left until New Year’s Eve rolls around and we stand with a glass of champagne in our perfectly manicured hands, swaying our hips in our flattering glittery dresses, and throwing our pretty heads backs in elated laughter. We will be decked out to the ninth, in full holiday spirit, hopeful that the new year will bring with it new opportunities, new joys, new loves, and new reasons to laugh in abundance. We will be making new resolutions for 2015, trying to stick to them but often failing. That night of all nights, there will be magic in the air as the ball drops and the fireworks go off, heralding the beginning of 2015, another beginning to new life.
Of course, throughout the day and the night, we will be looking positively stunning and our hair will need to match the rest of the glittering beauty on us. This is where this particular guide will come in handy, showing off celebrity holiday hairstyles to welcome 2015 in style that can really bring the oomph into your New Year’s look.
1. The Side Sweep
Sleek, side parted curls swept to the side is the classic Hollywood style that we see so many sporting on the Red Carpet. These days, it doesn’t appear as much as it used to but you know that you cannot go wrong by walking into a part with this look that even the lovely Emma Watson’s been wearing of late.
Of course, you can also forgo the curls and bring a straight side-parted side sweep over onto your shoulder, letting it hang low on your chest, while you work more at your eyes, bringing the focus onto your lashes and the smokey look you’ve achieved.
2. The Pompadour
This is a favourite of ours as it looks perfectly made up and done to the tee while also keeping a rather simplistic design about it. The very high hair at the crown means that you are looking sexy and edgy, at which point you can spice up the look by adding a statement necklace that brings the eyes to above the shoulders, focusing on the face and hair instead. Bring the focus to the eyes at that point by adding winged liner, thick lashes, perfectly grooming the brows and bring a touch of pink to the lips. This is a gorgeous look overall and the updo is certain to be one of the best among your party.
3. The Messy Updo
Messy updos are fun, create drama in their own way and look perfectly undone. If you have the rest of your look pulled together without a single thread out of place, this actually adds some character. Add neutral-toned makeup and winged liner to your eyes and you are ready to rock the night away with the Jingle Bell Rock.
4. The Long Wavy Cut
There’s something rather sweet about wearing your hair in a long wavy cut, center or slightly off-center parted, with warmer toned makeup to enhance the look. Nude lip gloss, metallic shadows and lots of mascara keep to the trends, lighten up the face and bring out your beauty, just as it appears on Gigi Hadid during the American Music Awards.
5. The Medium Wavy Cut
You can always pull a Lucy Hale and wear your hair in a medium wavy cut, opting for the deeper side part instead of the center part, and leaving it nicely textured so that while the hair looks great, it’s not your main focus. Bring the gaze down to the face instead with dark red lipstick adding a hint of goth to the look, while your eyes should follow the trends and have metallic shadow framing the thick and bold lashes you are sporting. It’s a simple look for the most part, with the hair the easiest to manage, but it’s no less lovely; if it can be worn to the American Music Awards, it certainly can be the highlight of your party look.
6. The Short Wavy Cut
The long and medium length wavy cuts certainly have their charm, but the short wavy look somehow appears to be a messy updo in of itself, with the feathery tendrils framing your face and a deep side part adding to the volume at the crown. It’s an Ali Fedetowsky messy-glam look that we certainly would love to emulate and it is possibly one of the best holiday party hairstyles you can be wearing this year. Nicely stained pink lipstick sweetens up the look and gives one more of a Barbie style feminine vibrancy.
7. The Long Straight Cut
Go for the center part with the long, straight cut just as Kendall Jenner has done during American Music Awards, keeping it sleek and thrown to the back instead of allowing it to frame the shoulders or fall forward onto the chest. Keep to the latest in makeup trends by focusing your makeup on your lashes, adding coat after coat until it looks full, thick, bold and out of this world. Keep the rest of your face looking bare as well.
8. The Pixie Cut
If you have your hair shorn into a pixie cut or thinking about possibly getting one, you know you’ll be looking amazing as you herald the new year this year. There is not too much you can do with the short hair itself, other than perhaps wear a clip, but it may be better to just make sure it’s smooth and straight and falling around your face in true pixie design. You want to be looking casual and cool and wearing the look to match your face shape so that you bring out your features in the best way possible.
9. The Loose Bun
Whether you call it a loose bun or a neat chignon, it matters not but this Victoria Beckham look is positively gorgeous. The side part to the hair, the low chignon and the texture all around, not to mention the flirty little tendrils framing the face, make this party hairstyle positively perfect for the holidays.
10. The Ponytail
A ponytail can be dressed up or dressed down, but when you have it up in a high sleek style, possibly even with the base where the band would show wrapped with your hair to hide the intricacies of the design, you actually manage to pull off a pretty sophisticated holiday party look. Add some glittery jewelry, keep your skin looking dewy like Kate Beckinsale’s to bring out the glow, add bronze smokey eyes and give your cheeks a flushed pink hue for an overall amazing look. You can also go for the looser ponytail, with the shorter layers in front split in a center part so that they frame the face, while the rest is pulled back in this Angela Scanlon style.
11. The Loose Braid
A loose braid is actually a pretty sexily coiffed holiday hairstyle that you should be rocking this season. It was worn by Tanya Burr for the British Fashion Awards, so you shouldn’t worry about how unkempt the whole thing looks. On the contrary, the appearance that you jumped out of bed after wearing a braid while you slept, threw it to the side and ran out the door thing is actually quite captivating and when coupled with the right dress and the right makeup, with long bold lashes and a hint of pink on the lips, this is a very good look to sport.
12. The Braided Updo
You can wear your braided updo in multiple ways but one of the better designs is to have it with a braided crown, side-swept bangs and pretty curls framing the face in a total Jhene Aiko look. It is super romantic, highly appreciated and gives you a classic pretty that most other holiday party hairstyles do not afford you. Add a statement necklace, line your eyes in kohl and bring out the length of your lashes, while also adding extremely light pink gloss to your lips for more of an ethereal feel, and you will be the talk of the town on New Year’s Eve.
13. The Hair Knot
Rihanna’s high bun can be dressed up or dressed down but when coupled with a glittering collar, nude and bronze toned makeup and extra-long lashes, we’re looking at a pretty sweet party look. If the famed superstar can wear this to the British Fashion Awards, you can certainly wear it to your New Year’s Eve party.
14. The Twisted Bun
There’s something extremely sophisticated about wearing your hair in a bun, particularly if you are adding a twist to it for extra appeal. It’s got classic elegance, it looks very much pulled together and it presents an inner beauty that speaks nobility instantly. Selena Gomez is not the only celebrity rocking this look, but she certainly knew it would grab attention during the American Music Awards. No matter what type of party you are attending, but particularly if heading to one in a classier setting, opt for this twisted bun design.
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15. The Half Up Half Down
That half up half down look is simply one of the best holiday hairstyles you can rock. It’s simple to achieve, pulls the hair out of your face while you can choose to leave some strands falling in your eyes for effect, while the full length of the hair is shown off. Keep it textured, curled and falling over your shoulder and down your back and you have one look that will be the envy of all throughout the night. It is sweet, it is classic and it brings out the beauty of all your features. You can’t go wrong with this party look if you’re going for the feminine appeal.
16. The Long Partially Braided Hairdo
The long partially braided ‘do is actually rather gorgeous and certainly a style worth going for. You can greet the New Year with a Katy Tiz look, complete with a teased crown, partial braids on the sides and the rest of the mane left to hand long and straight down the back. Thick winged liner, long bold lashes and pretty light pink gloss on the lips bring out the glam of the look. That hair though is enough to draw attention on its own and leave the ears open to fun jewelled accessories.
17. The Ombre Hair
You can always go for the typical Kardashian looks in terms of ombre hair either let down like Khloe’s or pulled into a casual updo like Kylie Jenner’s, add some matte lipstick and some false lashes, while giving the cheekbones the classic family contouring technique. Edgy ombre waves would look pretty awesome for your party actually!
18. The Long Curls
If you have extreme curls, extreme volume and extreme length, flaunt it. Don’t even think twice about this. You want to bring out the amazing smoking guns here and your sexy long tight curls pulled into a deep side part will really bring out the personality in your style. It’s a super sassy look and with the massive volume the curls afford you, you cannot go wrong. Keep it slightly tamed with product, add brownish lipstick, add the bold mascara and metallic shadows and you are good to go!
19. The Cornrows
It may not seem like the traditional way to wear your hair but who said you needed to look like everyone else on New Year’s Eve? On the contrary, you are your own person, making your own resolution and cornrows might just be one of the most perfect holiday party hairstyles to express that individuality. You need not have it look thuggish or dirty either. On the contrary, wear the hair at your crown in cornrows and then taper off into a sleep ponytail. You’ll be adding character to the traditional style while also looking dressed up to the tee. Go with the Christina Milian style and add subtle pink lipstick to bold, long lashes and a bare face otherwise. Your beauty should show in a subtle manner, highlighting your youth, no matter your actual age.
20. The Center Part
There’s something oddly too perfect about the center parted hair, especially when it’s long and wavy like Naomi Campbell’s red carpet look. Add smokey eyes to the mix and lengthen those lashes to give the face a bit more of an exotic feel. You don’t need to only wear it long either. The Kate Mara look is positively stunning with her short bob worn tousled and center parted, while she’s kept to the spring style of dewy skin, has her eyes lined in kohl and left the rest of her face looking bare or with nude colors.
Photos courtesy of Stylebistro, Vogue UK
The parties will be aplenty soon enough and you’ll have to be working super-hard to make sure your hair and outfit are just perfect. If there’s mistletoe or impromptu photography sessions, you will want to be looking to be at your best. It matters not whether the party is for work, school, or family; you may be at a night club, you may be at home, or you may be on vacation, dancing on a beach somewhere. No matter where you spend the Christmas holidays, that hair of yours should be the talk of the party. And who else can serve as a stunning source of inspiration for glam holiday hairstyles if not our favorite celebs?
Short Holiday Hairstyles
When it comes to shorter bobs, a sleek side part looks amazing. Give the edges a slight curl inward while you let a few strands flip gently out to add some texture and a slightly less perfect look. This only enhances the appeal of the bob.
Curled out bobs are amazingly popular among the Hollywood stars and with good reason. They look amazingly fashionable and frame the face as no other hairstyle can. Short hair looks great with the curls done just right and you won’t have to worry about pinning things in place. You will look just fab all night long.
Pretty but unusual colors, asymmetrical cuts and straight bobs are as festive as can be! Blow-dried to perfection, a pretty purple-pink tinted platinum blonde bob gives the impression of glamour while maintaining a punkish rock chic. Add a golden choker and you have achieved a rather heavenly anime look, which requires no cosplay to rock!
Miley’s razor pixie cut of late has been making headlines all over the fashion world and we can’t say we don’t love it. On the contrary, it suits her delicate features so perfectly; we almost wish she would keep this as her staple! An edgy cat-eye just finishes off the look, giving you the rebellious little pixie look that’s absolutely too attractive.
Medium Holiday Hairstyles
A medium wavy cut with bangs is one style that has no equal in how adorably pretty it looks. Framing the face on all sides, the side-part adds to the appeal, which the side-swept bangs give the look an even softer edge than it already has. Larger waves cascading down the shoulders bring out the radiance of the facial features.
Half-up and half-down, these hairstyles are a classic and look great with any outfit. You can dress it up with braids, jewelled combs, and other paraphernalia, and you can enjoy the sweetly demure look you achieve through it. It’s what the innocent girl at school had for a hairstyle, except, you of course give it a sexier undertone. You can bump up the hair at the crown, flip out the ends and enjoy the pretty masterpiece.
The retro hairstyle works on any length of hair but mediums are best because of the length of the waves cascading down the shoulders. You don’t want it to be too long as that will take away from the voluminous look. Sweep to the side, tease at the crown and have it falling over one shoulder with the curls well defined. Simple makeup and red lipstick will enhance the retro look and adding eye-catching gemstone earrings will complete the chic of the look.
Long Holiday Hairstyles
Long hair pulled up in a high ponytail, slicked back and with slightly curled ends gives the illusion of seek sophistication while also hinting at a fun personality and retro fashion sense. It’s great for keeping the hair out of the face and really showing off your focal features. You probably spent an hour on making those eyes look just right. You should be proudly showing them off with the best light possible.
An even chicer variant of rocking ponytails for the party season is keeping it sleek, low and perfectly straight, just like Rihanna has done it. The deep side parting and the jet-black hair color only increase the drama of this ‘do, which is super easy to style on your own. Correctly picked bright makeup can make your overall appearance simply unforgettably hot!
A wet-look slicked-black long hairdo is the right recipe of looking chic for those lazy girls, who don’t want to spend hours in front of the mirror. Just comb the hair back and add that sexy wet effect to the crown and go to stun everyone! A sultry smokey eye makeup is the most matching look you need for this ‘do.
A loose braid with tendrils peeking out here and there may look slightly unkempt but it’s sexy, stylish and positively lovely. It gives the cute young girl look while reminding us that no matter how old we may be, our personalities can stay as freshly innocent as a child’s. If you think this reminds you of you, go for the loser braid.
Edgy and chic, long hair in a side part, left with beachy waves looks lovely beyond belief. Honestly, all you need to do is walk out of the shower, comb through while still not dry and add some mousse to prevent the little hairs from flying away while adding a softer edge to the style. It’s hard not to love this style that works well both in attending official parties and just heading out for a night on the town.
Knotted Holiday Hairstyles
Gorgeous eyes and thicker brows look great with the hair slicked back and pulled into a top knot that looks edgy yet chic and trendy. Wearing an edgy outfit with the look only accents the pretty nature that has a stricter, more rebellious tone to it. Wearing this to any party will surely have you standing out from the crowd.
A messy updo is lovely, fun and character-defining. Furthermore, it looks utterly stylish when paired with a sleek outfit that shows off the body’s best features. Add some embellishments to the hair if you want to, simple but pretty jewellery, and you will be quite radiant in your style.
Whether placed high or low, the classic bun is the heartthrob go-to hairstyle that never goes out of style. In other words, this knot is timeless and won’t be seeing itself obsolete anytime soon. It’s beautiful and you will be the classic vintage doll wearing it out during the holidays.
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