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9 holiday hairstyles, ideas and tips for the season

Cute updos and easy quick hairstyles for the holiday season are the talk of the town with the holidays just a couple of weeks away…. Whether you’re looking for party hairstyles for long hair or simple and easy party hairstyles for the holiday festivities, we’ve got you covered with a list of the best holiday party hairstyles. Think pretty braid hairstyles, cool ponytails, and long wavy hair.

How to Prepare Hair for Holiday Hairstyles

Healthy hair starts in the shower, since it’s difficult to create cute holiday hairstyles if your hair is dry, frizzy or suffering from serious hair breakage. Start off by washing it with hydrating products. Try a fortifying shampoo and conditioner with natural ingredients like avocado to nourish and strengthen hair. Use dry shampoo to your advantage. If you’re going to put all of this hard work into your festive hairstyles, you’d might as well make it last. Dry shampoo basically extends your hairstyle, allowing you to go two or three days between washes.


9 Easy Holiday Hairstyles

Glamorous Hollywood Curls

Looking for the perfect holiday hairstyles? Curls are always a good way to amp up your look. Go big with curly hair this holiday season with a look that’s inspired by Hollywood glam. Start by washing your hair and adding Fructis Curl Construct Creation Mousse. Then, blow-dry your hair and brush it into a side part. Next, take a half-inch curling iron and curl all hair in 1-inch sections from ear height to the ends (leaving the hair on top of your head flat). Pin each section as you go. 

Once the curls have cooled, release them and use your fingers to pull them apart. Keep your curls in place for the night by misting them with Fructis Style Full Control Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hairspray before you leave the house.

Hollywood curls for holiday season - Garnier
Side french braid hairstyle for holiday season - Garnier

Side French Braid

Braids are a timeless look — and they're also a simple way to dress hair up so that it stays in place while you dance the night away. For a glam holiday hair look, part your hair on one side, and braid your hair into one thick side plait. Pin it behind your ear. For the perfect final touch, use a large-barreled curling iron to curl the ends of your hair. Mist Fructis Frizz Guard Hair Spray all over to keep your hair looking smooth and soft all night long.

Braided Bun

Another great use for a braid is to create a tight, sleek bun. If you want an updo for a holiday party this year but don't have time to go to the salon, simply pull your hair into a ponytail at the crown of your head, braid the ponytail and secure the braid with an elastic band. Next, take the braid and wrap it into a bun, securing it with a few bobby pins. If you tend to experience frizzy and flyaway hairs while you navigate a party, use Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum in your hair before you pull it up into the first ponytail.

Braided bun hairstyle for holiday season - Garnier
Rose bun hairstyle for holiday season - Garnier

Rose Bun

This beautiful bun is twisted to resemble a blooming rose, making it the perfect holiday updo for long hair. First, work Fructis Smooth Air Dry Cream through freshly washed hair. Air-drying gives your hair more texture, which will help this style stay put through your parties. Next, divide hair into three approximately equal sections – one at your crown and one on either side. Leave the rest of your hair secured in a ponytail at the nape of your neck. Twist the large section of hair at the nape of your neck into a bun, securing with pins as you go. Take the section of hair at your left ear and loosely pull it to the right, twisting it around the bun and securing with pins. Repeat on the right side, pulling and twisting that hair to the left. Divide the crown section in two and pull and twist each part in opposite directions around the bun, securing with pins. Finish by spraying the bun with Fructis Full Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray.

New years hairstyles require a little extra something to start the year off right and this curly updo is guaranteed to impress during the holidays. The key: Making sure your curls are defined. So, starting with damp hair, work Fructis Curl Shape Defining Spray through your hair, scrunching it in with your fingers. Then, let your hair air dry or use a hair diffuser. Loosely gather your hair into a simple bun, allowing a few stray strands to fall loose. Pull random curls out of the bun and pin them around it, hiding the elastic and giving it a fuller look. Finally, use your fingers to loosen up your hair even more for a romantic, windswept curly updo.
Twisted ponytail hairstyle for holiday season - Garnier

Twisted Ponytail

Holiday hairstyles for long hair can be as simple as getting creative with a classic: the ponytail. A ponytail totally works for a holiday hairstyle when you have this much hair texture and a cool twist. If you’re working with freshly washed hair, work Fructis Smooth Air Dry Cream through your hair and let it air dry. (And if your hair is already dry, just spray on Fructis Texture Tease Finishing Spray.) Next, separate two medium-sized sections of hair, one above each ear. Begin twisting one side back, pinning it at the nape of your neck. Repeat on the other side. Combine the two twists with the rest of your hair and secure it with a hair tie, creating a ponytail. Then, take a small section from the underside of the ponytail and wrap it around the base, concealing the hair tie. Use your fingers to gently mess up the hair at your crown, giving it extra hair volume.

Flowing Loose Waves

Classic hair waves work for any holiday occasion, whether it’s chilling out by a fire or doing a gift exchange with your BFFs. Start by working Fructis Smooth Blow Dry Cream through the lengths of your hair. Blow-dry hair it until it’s completely dry. Then, twist big sections of hair around a large-barreled curling iron, using your fingers to unwind and tousle them while they’re still hot (which will keep your hair from getting too curly).

Loose waves for holiday season - Garnier
Sleek low bun for holiday season - Garnier

Sleek Low Knot Bun

Why not switch up your hair color for the holidays? (Plus, you can ring in the New Year with a fresh shade.) A rich brunette like Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Creme in Light Golden Brown 63 (Brown Sugar) Hair Color has a warming effect on skin, and it looks especially pretty in this sleek, low knot bun. First, prep damp hair with Fructis Flat Iron Perfector. Blow dry it, and then straighten it using a flat iron. Pull your hair into a low ponytail, leaving loose a small section of hair at the bottom. Secure the ponytail with an elastic tie, but instead of pulling it through, leave it tucked in so it creates a loop. Take that small, loose section and wrap it around the base of your loop, pinning it in place underneath. To keep it in place all night, mist it with Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray.

Curly Half-Up Half-Down Bun

Curls don’t have to be so complicated. And, around the holidays, it’s better to spend time with the family than trying to create an intricate hairstyle. So keep it simple with this curly updo. Save yourself the work of washing your hair and start with second- or third-day hair. Then, spray Fructis Curl Renew Reactivating Milk Spray throughout the lengths of your hair, using your fingers to scrunch it in and reshape your curls. Gather a small section of hair at the very top of your head and secure it with a hair tie. Then, loosely twist it into a bun, allowing it to stay puffy, and pin it.

Curly hair half up half down bun for holiday season - Garnier
Wavy ponytail hairstyle for holiday season - Garnier

Polished Wavy Ponytail

Get ready for holiday drama, and we’re not talking about your family... First, apply Fructis Smooth Fructis Smooth Blow Dry Cream through the lengths of your hair. Blow dry, and then mist on Fructis Flat Iron Perfector. Straighten your hair and divide it into three sections, with one in the center and two on either side. Pull the center section into a ponytail and secure. Then, pull one side section over the ponytail and secure it. Repeat on the other side. Use your flat iron to create two or three bends in the ponytail, creating barely-there waves. Finish with a generous spray of Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray to keep hair frizz at a minimum.