Be the angel on top of the Christmas tree with these intricate hair ornaments

Ornate hair inspiration that'll ensure your hair is the mane event this Christmas.

The Christmas season makes us want to go all out with our hair. Right now we’re already obsessing over the pearl and star hair trends, but with so many parties and gatherings to come, you can never have enough mane options. And, guess what? Decorating your hair to match your tree looks set to be the mini trend of the season.

Yes, you heard us correctly! Hair ornaments are here and are a stunning way to spruce up any hairstyle in quick-fire time. However you like to wear your hair, be that braids, waves or a sophisticated updo, they can be added into any look for an instant festive update.

Want to see this pretty trend in action? Keep reading and get ready to find Christmas party hair look of your dreams…

Turn yourself into a Christmas fairy with the help of these hair ornaments


woman with dark brunette hair in a chignon bun with a gold floral hair accessory
It’s like jewellery for your hair! Credit:

1. Midas touch

If you usually like to wear gold necklaces and bracelets, here’s a way to bring the jewellery into your hair too. With such outstanding headpieces, we recommend sticking to simpler, minimal styles like a classic chignon. That way, all of the focus will be on your princess crown. Credit: @jenniferbehr

the back of a brunette womans head in a half up half down hairstyle with oversized floral hair ornaments
Give half-up hairstyles a vintage ornate finish with heavily embellished accessories. Credit:

2. Christmas wreaths

Exhausted all of the possible half-up half-down combinations you can do? Take this Instagrammer’s lead and use a floral hair ornament as the finishing touch you need. Don’t forget to use a comb to tease your roots as this will help give your clip something to hold on to. Credit: @raraavistocados

Editor’s tip: Concerned about backcombing causing breakage? The VO5 Dry Backcomb Spray helps to create big, beautiful volume without the damage. Just spray into your hair, focusing on the root area, then gently use your fingers or a brush to style into place.

close up shot of a brunette and blonde woman with braided hair with beaded hair accessories woven in
Braids, beads & BFFs. Credit:

3. Beaded braids

Everyone loves a good braid, but how can you turn your trusty gym/work braid into a piece of art? Beads! Put a stylish twist on even the most simple classic 3-strand braids by weaving in glitzy beads as you go. With this romantic style, you’ll be sure to shine. Credit: @leletny

Plait pointers: Before you get to work creating your braids, prep your hair by spritzing some of the Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray throughout. This hack helps to add an extra grittiness and texture to your strands, making your braid look better and stay in place for longer, too.

side view of a woman on the beach with her brunette hair in a side braid with a beaded headband
Braids and headbands are a boho match made in heaven. Credit:

4. One & done headbands

Don’t like faffing around with your hair? Even lazy girls will be able to get on board with a headband! As all of the embellishments are attached to the headband, it couldn’t be easier to style as you just have to pop it into your hair et voilà!

Plus, headbands are great for keeping in your bag if you’ve got work during the day as you can whip them out come 5’o’clock and instantly be ready to party. Credit: @leyline.imp

birds eye view of a brunette woman with her hair in a bun with a star hair ornament
Starry nights deserve starry styles. Credit:

5. Bun cuffs

High buns are a classic glam look for formal occasions, especially when paired with a bold lip colour. For Christmas, re-imagine this ballerina-inspired style with pretty bun cuffs like this one for all of the festive party vibes. Credit: @stylebyjulianne


Not feeling the festive spirit just yet? Take a peek at the hilarious novelty Xmas hair trend and you’ll be feeling the festive cheer in no time!

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