10 Christmas Movies We’re Watching for Festive Hair Inspiration

These Christmas movie hairstyles will get you in the mood for party season!

If you’re like us, you’ve already started thinking of all the Christmas movies you want to watch (we’ve lost count of how many times we’ve watched Love Actually!). And, there’s no denying that the festive hairstyles in these films are inspiring— so much so, we can see them working in RL.

So, if Instagram/Pinterest isn’t getting you into the party spirit, we suggest you get all your Christmas hair inspo from these Christmas movies.

Keira Knightley in Love Actually

Love Actually: Kiera Knightley as Juliet with a lace wedding dress, with her golden blonde hair styled into romantic updo, posing on the set
#Hairgoals! Credit: Universal via Sky Editorial Asset Centre

If you ask us, it’s the simplest hairstyles that do the trick! And if you’re attending a winter wedding or an office party, you’ll look the part with this easy, romantic updo. Love really is in the hair!

Kate Winslet in The Holiday

The Holiday: Kate Winslet as Iris, with golden blonde medium length hair styled into loose Hollywood waves, wearing white top and smiling on set
Because loose, Hollywood waves won’t you let you down. Credit: UIP via Sky Editorial Asset Centre

Bet you didn’t know that Hollywood waves are winter’s version of beachy waves! Whether you team this elegant style with a sparkly dress or cosy sweater, you’ll be festive-ready for every occasion.

Editor’s tip: Using heat to create this lovely look? If so, make sure to use the TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Primer Spray beforehand, to help avoid heat damage.

Taylor Momsen in The Grinch 

The Grinch: Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who with her hair golden blonde hair styled into a milkmaid braid, wearing red christmas outfit on set
Braids for days! Credit: Universal Studios via Sky Editorial Asset Centre

Ready to steal the Christmas spotlight? You’ll need to copy Taylor Momsen’s milkmaid braid hairstyle (minus the gravity-defying part, of course). This updo is so pretty, you’ll be looking for any excuse to wear it.

Taylor Momsen in The Grinch, (again)

The Grinch: Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who with her hair golden blonde hair styled into braided pigtails, wearing grey winter outfit, posing in the sleigh with The Grinch on set
This playground favourite can work for last minute parties. Credit: Universal Studios via Sky Editorial Asset Centre

Looking for Christmas hairstyles to wear under your party hat? Look no further than these playful braided pigtails!

They’ll keep your hair off your face and stay in place, which means you can spend your time coming up with the perfect excuse for the quality street going missing…

Donna Reed in It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life: Donna Reed as Mary Hatch with her hair styled into loose, vintage curls, being held by George Bailey on set
Channel vintage vibes with this ‘do. Credit: Paramount via Sky Editorial Asset Centre

There’s nothing wrong with looking to vintage Christmas films for party hair inspiration. One of our favourites? It’s a Wonderful Life.

While you might not be able to get the moon as a Christmas pressie, you can sport Donna Reed’s picture-perfect curls and expect a lot of compliments.

Editor’s tip: Planning on going out? If you want this retro ‘do to last, you’ll need to set it with some shine spray.

For a glossy, frizz-free finish, try the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray. It’s lightweight, non-sticky formula will leave you with gleaming locks, all without weighing your look down.

6. Zooey Deschanel in Elf

Elf: Zooey Deschanel as Jovie with her medium blonde hair styled into loose curls, wearing a green elf costume and hat with a bell on it, on set
Santa will give you extra brownie points for this ‘do. Credit: Entertainment Film Distribution via Sky Editorial Asset Centre

The best way to spread Christmas cheer on Xmas jumper day? By wearing a cute elf hat with your go-to hairstyle, just like Zooey Deschanel has done.

Harley Jane Kozak in All I Want for Christmas

All I Want for Christmas: Jane Kozak as Catherine O'Fallon, with her bronde hair styled into low ponytail with a bow, wearing a statement earring and camel coat on set, while talking to Micheal O'Fallon
All we want for Christmas is to wear this ‘do! Credit: Paramount Pictures via Sky Editorial Asset Centre

Just ask All I want for Christmas’ star Harley Jane Kozak, velvet bows are effortless, chic and the perfect festive hair accessory to team with a ponytail (be it high or low). Don’t forget the swanky earrings, will you?

Vanessa Hudgens in The Princess Switch

The Princess Switch: Vanessa Hudgens as Stacey De Novo on set, wearing a red gown with her black hair styled into a low sleek bun with a tiara, surrounded by people
Tiara hair, don’t care. Credit: Netflix

If anyone’s going to convince us to try a tiara for the festive period, it’s Vanessa Hudgens.

In her latest role for Netflix’s The Princess Switch, the star pairs this glitzy hair accessory with her short hairstyle — and we seriously suggest you do the same.

Elizabeth Perkins in Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street: Elizabeth Perkins as Dorey Walker with her hair styled into sleek hairstyle with flicked ends, chatting to the cast of Miracle on 34th street
Just look at how it shines! Credit: Twentieth Century Fox via Sky Editorial Asset Centre

The red carpet glass hair trend has turned out to be one of the hottest winter hair trends of 2018. And, guess what? You can look to Elizabeth Perkins character from Miracle on 34th Street to see how you can pull it off for your next night out.

Editor’s tip: You don’t need to go to the salon to get shiny strands! Apply few pumps of the TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops through your mane (make sure to avoid the roots), to help tame frizz and boost shine.

Sarah Jessica Parker in The Family Stone

The Family Stone: Sarah Jessica Parker as Meredith Morton with her dirty blonde hair styled into a low fishtail bun, wearing all black outside while talking to Everett Stone
Imagine how great this ‘do will look with your party dress. Credit: Twentieth Century Fox via Sky Editorial Asset Centre

Want to keep things simple and stylish for NYE or your next night out? You can’t go wrong with a fishtail bun, similar to the one worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in The Family Stone.

With this gorgeous ‘do in your mane life, you’ll be able to enjoy your night out and not worry about it falling out of place.

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