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Gorgeous Holiday Hairstyles for Long Thick Hair

Making your hair even more gorgeous.

We know you want to have perfectly styled hair all season long because we do too! We love primping our hair for holiday events. To keep from getting repetitive try out a few different styles for your long thick hair.  We love styling long hair down (that’s why you grew it out, right?) but getting voluminous updos is super speedy with thick hair. Read on to check out six styles for long thick hair that might inspire your holiday look this season.

Top 6 Hairstyles For Long Thick Hair This Holiday Season

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Showcase your thick hair via gentle waves over the holidays.

1. Gentle Waves

We love the look of soft waves on thick long hair. It adds just enough bouncy texture to break up the thickness in your hair. You can get the look by curling your hair on a low temp with a large barrel curling iron. You can also try putting your hair into a large bun while it is damp and allow it to dry. Lock in your gorgeous waves by using some of the Bed Head By TIGI Headrush Shine Hairspray.

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This fun style is a hit at parties.

2. Funky Braid

Show off your length with this seriously cool braid, which is basically a combination of a waterfall braid, asymmetrical style and part half-up look. Get the full scope on how to recreate this funky braid in our hair tutorial.

Just an upgraded French braid. The only difference with this long thick hair idea is that on one side only, you don’t add more hair to the strand. That’s what gives the cool cage effect to this braid. Once you’ve used all of the front section of your hair in the braid, stop adding to the strands. Three strand braid it down and secure with a hair tie.

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Crown braids are a great way to show off your long hair and keep it off your neck.

3. Crown Braid

Crown braids are so much easier on long, thick hair. Instead of having to fuss with extensions or trying to add volume, you’ve already got it! Follow our favorite tutorial to master recreating this crown braid. Pro tip: be sure to stock up on bobby pins, which you’ll need to secure your braid all the way around your hairline.

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Add interest with extra layers.

4. Woven Half-Up Style

This pretty style keeps your hair out of your face and looks super elegant in the back. Start by getting the beachy waves by scrunching in some of the TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Sea Salt Spray. Then, section off the front part of your hair from the ear up. Split each side into two sections and twist around itself. Next, take the bottom twisted strand and pin your hair behind the opposite ear. Repeat with the top strands and your style is complete.

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We love adding in a braid for texture.

5. Braided Top Knot

Improve your top knot with a braided accent. The trick is to braid your hair all the way up the back of your hair, Then, collect the rest of your hair on the top of your head and fashion into a bun! Check out our upside down braided top knot tutorial for the full details!

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Pin straight hair doesn’t have to look thin.

6. Voluminous Hair

As much as we love pin straight hair, it can fall a little flat. You can get bouncy straight hair a few different ways. You can always treat yourself to a salon blowout, or you can D.I.Y a blowout at home. Another option is using hot rollers for some overnight va va voom. To keep your hair bouncy with some curve as opposed to curls, use the largest size rollers available.

Need more ways to style your long thick hair? Check out these stunning styles for thick hair.

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