Don’t know what to do with your hair for Christmas? Whether you’re looking for something for your next festive Zoom meeting or a long Whatsapp catch-up with your friends, we’ve found you the best Christmas hairstyles to help get you into the festive spirit (virtually and in real life!).
These looks are dressy, festive and super easy to achieve at home. Keep scrolling to see and get inspired to try something new, now.
Half-Up Christmas Ponytail
When we saw Jennifer Lopez with this festive-ready half-up look, we knew we had to mention it — it’s the perfect last-minute hairstyle for Christmas.
Thanks to the likes of Ariana Grande and Ashley Graham, ’60s-inspired party looks, like this one, are back.
Festive Bubble Braids
Bubble braids offer up a cool twist on simple ponytails! If you want to make your bubble style extra festive, add some cute bows.
Shiny Soft Waves
If you’ve spent your time in lockdown mastering TikTok curls, we suggest you try mastering this gorgeous look for Christmas.
Editor’s tip: For an ultra-slick, smooth finish, apply some VO5 Tame & Shine Spray to your mane before styling, and rest assured that you’ll have the shiniest strands in all the land!
You can’t talk about Christmas hairstyles without mentioning Hollywood waves. This classic style pairs extremely well with a red lip.
Sometimes, a simple, classic braid is all you need.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll love an undone bun, so if you’re after a Christmas hairstyle that takes your everyday style up a notch, this ’90s bun is destined for you.
Instantly make a natural updo look Christmas-ready with the addition of pretty pearls.
Here’s another way you can team pearls with natural hair. This statement hair accessory will make your mane shine!
Thought Christmas party hair for short strands wasn’t possible? Then feast your eyes on this quick and easy party look.
Get the swept-back look by blow-drying your hair away from your face, and seal in your style with a generous spritz of hairspray.
Adding a velvet hair bow to a ponytail will instantly make it festive and dressy.
Take a cue from this beauty and try a curly ponytail for your next virtual event.
Short hair? Channel throwback vibes for Christmas with this flipped hairstyle. Use a straightener or a curling iron to help you flip out the ends (about two inches) of hair, and team the look with a cute headband.
Editor’s tip: Whenever you use heat on your hair, make sure to use a heat protectant spray like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray.
Glamorous Side-swept Curls
If you ask us, our Christmas hairstyles list wouldn’t be complete without some glamorous side-swept curls!
No one will ever guess this lovely look only took two minutes! Just make sure you’ve got a red scrunchie lying around.
Is there anything not to love about a top knot? Not only is this ballerina-inspired updo super easy to achieve at home, but it’s also one of the most perfect Christmas hairstyles to help keep your hair firmly off your face.
After a party-appropriate hairstyle that looks just as good from the front as it does from the back? Well, it really doesn’t get any better than this fun, twisted ponytail. Featuring 4 half-up twists with tousled, textured waves, this elegant ‘do is guaranteed to have you shining bright this Christmas!
Flicked Out Bob
What’s more elegant than a bouncy bob? A flicked-out bob, that’s what!
All it takes to ooze sophistication and class this party season is to blow-dry your hair with a round brush, flicking out the ends as you go. The end result will be a volume-boosted bob fit for a princess!
Editor’s tip: To give your tresses that extra bounce, we suggest using a volume-enhancing spray like the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo.
Inspired by hairstyles from the ’40s, this retro-looking roll – which features tousled waves and a deep side parting – will make you look like a silver-screen starlet.
There comes a time in every festive season when one must adorn the party hat – but if you fear it will ruin your lovely locks, worry not! We’re going to show you how to style it out.
Wearing your hair down is probably the easiest way to rock your tresses, but that certainly doesn’t mean it has to be bland and boring! And since ultra-sleek, straight hair has been spotted on the heads of numerous A-list stars as of late, now is the perfect time to work a red carpet-worthy ‘do for all the fun festivities.
Editor’s tip: Don’t let split ends ruin your party look. Reach for VO5 Split End Rescue Balm to reduce the appearance of split ends, while protecting hair from breakage & humidity. Hair will be left feeling strong, silky, smooth and conditioned.
This uber-sweet hairstyle is a great way to create an improvised ‘do for Christmas Day, using any spare tinsel that you have lying around the house!
Simply tie strands of tinsel to the under layers of your hair, spritz with hairspray and get thee to the mistletoe! It’s cheap, it’s simple, and it’s very festive – so what are you waiting for?
After much experimentation, the All Things Hair team discovered that Christmas cracker hats sit best on flat hair. So, when you pull that winning cracker, how about rocking some sweet and simple pigtails? There’s nothing not to love!