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!
19 glamorous Christmas hairstyles for every party
1. Undone bun
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 VO5 Dry Backcomb Spray.
This genius spray provides the volume of a backcomb minus the damage from the brush, and also works as an instant volume refresher!
2. Swept back bob
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.
3. The top knot
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.
4. Sleek low bun
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 TONI&GUY Shine Gloss Serum to your mane before styling, and rest assured that you’ll have the shiniest strands in all the land!
5. Scarf wrapped ponytail
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!
6. Glamorous side-swept curls
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.
7. The edgy fauxhawk
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.
8. Finger waves
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.
9. The hair 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.
10. The twisted ponytail
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!
11. The 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!
12. The glam roll
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!
13. The bandana wrap
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.
14. Straight locks
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.
15. Tinsel hair
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?
16. Cute pigtails
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!
17. Cool and casual
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!
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.
19. Beautiful boho
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!