19 Easy Christmas Hairstyles to Wear This Party Season

Get into the festive spirit with these stunning Christmas hairstyles!  

Tis’ the season to celebrate, which means one thing – you need a plethora of Christmas hairstyles up your sleeve to help see you through the festive season in style! And like the good little elves that we are, the All Things Hair team has been feverishly brainstorming some Christmas party hairstyles for you to try your hand at.

From slick top knots to edgy fauxhawks and even Christmas hairstyles to rock with a party hat – we’ve chosen the best looks that will have you shining bright at all the seasonal festivities. So grab yourself a gingerbread latte and get ready to feel festive!

Undone Bun

Christmas hairstyles: Blonde model with straight hair in low bun updo with volume at the crown. Model is wearing a glitzy gold dress and dangly earrings on runway.
It’s time to give your lazy bun a festive update. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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 is the perfect look for you.

Editor’s tip: To give your tresses that enviable beehive finish, we suggest using a volume-enhancing spray like the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo.

This genius spray provides the volume of a backcomb minus the damage from the brush, and also works as an instant volume refresher!

Swept-back Bob

Christmas hairstyles: Model with short brown straight hair, styled swept back wearing large dark sunglasses and animal print top and large necklace at Roberto Cavalli FW18 show.
Swept back and party ready. Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

Style tip: Use bobby pins to secure any shorter strands or flyaways.

Top Knot

Christmas hairstyles: Woman with brown straight hair styled in a sleek top knot bun wearing a black lace top and red lipstick.
Rock a sleek top knot to complete your festive look. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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.

But this simple ‘do is far more versatile than first meets the eye, because it can also be taken up a notch with the addition of a pretty braid and a pair of statement earrings!

Sleek Low Bun

Christmas hairstyles: Brunette mdoel with straight hair in shiny sleek low bun on Naeem Khan runway wearing a black and gold party dress.
Reach for the shine spray and let your hair glisten. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Nothing quite screams easy Christmas party hair than a sleek low bun. We love this runway-approved look on day 2 (or even day 3) hair when hair is easier to style and manage.

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!

Scarf Wrapped Ponytail

Christmas hairstyles: Brunette model with long straight hair in low ponytail, wrapped with a red headscarf wearing a white top.
Make your hair your best accessory this party season. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

We have seen wrapped ponytail styles on and off the runway and we think it’s the perfect style update you need this party season. And best of all, it’s far easier to create than it may at first seem.

Get the look: Begin by securing your hair in a low ponytail and wrap your ‘tail’ using your fave headscarf and secure in place with bobby pins. It really is that simple!

Glamorous Side-swept Curls

Christmas hairstyles: Woman with long dark brown curly hair wearing an all black outfit.
Keep things glam this Christmas with side-swept curls. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

If you ask us, our Christmas hairstyles list wouldn’t be complete without some glamorous side-swept curls! For the ultimate evening hairstyle, curl your hair with a large barrel curling tong, before sweeping your loose strands over to one side.

Style tip: Brush through your curls to get enviable Victoria’s Secret waves.

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Edgy Fauxhawk

Christmas hairstyles: Woman with naturally curly hair in frohawk wearing a green jumper.
Have fun with an edgy faux hawk. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

If you’ve been blessed with naturally curly or coily hair, then we envy you – because you have the perfect base for this rave-ready ‘fauxhawk’ hairstyle! This hair-raising ‘do is ideal for a big night out on the town and works great for securing your hair in place while you dance the night away.

Get the look: Start by gathering your ‘fro into small sections down the middle of your head and secure each section in place with plenty of bobby pins! Then before you know it, you’ve got a punk-inspired look that’s more glamorous than it is rebellious.

Finger Waves

Christmas hairstyles: Asian model with short brown hair with finger waves detail along the hairline wearing a white shirt and red lipstick.
Classic finger waves are always a popular hair choice for the party season. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Make this finger waves hairstyle your party look if you’re heading to a 1920s Great Gatsby themed event. If you have long hair and want to exude the glamour of the ’20s, you too can create this finger waves look.

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Hair Bow

Christmas hairstyles: Woman with very long curly brown hair styled in a half-up, half-down bow wearing a grey knitted top.
Christmas hairstyles don’t get much cuter than this! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Rocking medium to long-length locks? Then let us ask you a question: why wear a bow in your hair when your hair can be the bow?

This oh-so-sweet half-up, half-down hairstyle is sure to see you through the party season in style! From an office bash to a stroll through Winter Wonderland, you’ll have heads turning with this Christmas hairstyle.

Twisted Ponytail

Christmas hairstyles: Woman with wavy brown hair in half-up twisted style wearing a green glitter dress.
Christmas hairstyles that ooze glamour? Found them! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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!

Style tip: If you’re forever looking to jazz up your ‘do, then why not try incorporating some on-trend hair cuffs into your twists? They’re a super simple way to add a little extra glitz to your glam look!

Flicked Out Bob

Christmas hairstyles: Blonde woman with hair styled in a flipped out bob wearing a grey blazer over a black top touching her hair.
Try a smooth and sleek flicked out bob this Christmas. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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!

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Glam Roll

Christmas hairstyles: Woman with dark brown hair in vintage retro glam roll wearing a black leather jacket and jewelled earrings.
Go retro with your Christmas hairstyles! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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. Pair this dazzling hairdo with some extravagant droplet earrings and a bold red lip, for a look that’s practically red carpet-ready!

Bandana Wrap

Christmas hairstyles: woman with short straight blonde hair wrapped with a headband bandana wearing a red and white aztec top.
Christmas hairstyles with a twist? How about the bandana?!

If you’re currently rocking an uber short hairstyle (like a pixie cut or undercut), then you’re probably already aware that there isn’t much you can do to style your mane due to its cropped length.

But don’t fret, because you can still rock many Christmas hairstyles and glam up your strands with some trusty hair accessories! The accessory du jour? The humble headband, of course, which can be styled in a number of ways to achieve a wealth of different looks.

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Straight Locks

Christmas hairstyles: Brunette woman with long straight brown hair wearing a green party hat and spotted knitted jumper.
Need Christmas hairstyles that work with a party hat? We’ve got you! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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.

Tinsel Hair

Christmas hairstyles: Woman with long dark brown hair with strips of tinsel wearing a pink jumper.
Work pretty tinsel into your locks for a fun, festive look! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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?

Cute Pigtails

Christmas hairstyles: Woman with long dark hair in pigtails, wearing a Christmas hat and a spotted knitted jumper.
Christmas hairstyles that are super cute? This one! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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!

Cool and Casual

Christmas hairstyles: Woman with brown hair in bun updo with grey knitted headband wearing a turtleneck white top.
Rock a headband for cool, casual vibes.

As much as we love a good woolly hat to keep our heads warm, sometimes you just can’t face the terrible hat hair that is sure to ensue. But luckily for you, there is a simple solution: investing in a knitted headband.

Great for keeping your ears nice and toasty, this earwarmer-come-headband hybrid is ideal when you still want to show off your hot winter strands. After all, you didn’t spend the whole year perfecting your mane game just to hide them all away!


Christmas hairstyles: Woman with brown hair styled with soft waves and a jewelled hair net wearing red lipstick touching her chin.
Go vintage with this stunning hair accessory.

Ever since Kate Middleton rocked a hairnet, it’s completely changed our impression of this conservative accessory.

So, take a leaf out of her royal book and dress up your ‘do with a vintage-inspired hairnet, that has been given a very festive twist with the addition of some dazzling jewels.

Editor’s tip: Keep your tresses in place all night long with TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray. Offering all-day natural hold & 24-hour frizz control, this hairspray is a must-have for the party season.

Beautiful Boho

Christmas hairstyles: Woman with medium length blonde wavy hair styled with a headband wearing a cream knitted jumper.
Boho hair meets Christmas and we love this look!

Are you a boho girl at heart? Well, just because Christmas is rolling round, that doesn’t mean you have to completely change your style. Instead, why not try dressing up your mane with a beautiful hair chain?

A fresh alternative to a hairnet, these accessories come in a variety of different looks to suit your personality and unique sense of style!

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