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5 Gorgeous Holiday Hairstyles for Short Natural Hair

Holiday Hairstyles Like Never Seen Before!

Hey Naturalista! Did the holidays sneak up on you this year? Did you just remember you need some cute short afro styles to sport for the rest of the holiday season? Don’t worry we got you! Here are 5 last-minute Holiday Hairstyles you can sport on short Short Natural Hair 

Afro Holiday Hairstyles for Short Natural Hair

1. Braided Back Updo Holiday Style

Keep it clean and classy with this braided duo. Photo by Olamide Gabriel.

Want a quick yet elegant updo for that holiday party you’re headed to? Try this braided back style. Simply part your hair in the middle, french braid your hair down on opposite ends, and then Bobbi pins the two end pieces in the back together. Don’t forget to top it off with Dove Style+Care Compressed Flexible Hold Hairspray for a long-lasting look! 

2. Slicked Up Bun for Short Hair

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You can’t go wrong with a bun. Photo by Justin Essah.

For a cute and easy holiday hairstyle on short natural hair, try this slicked-up bun. For the best results when styling this holiday look, use the SheaMoisture Papaya & Neroli All Day Frizz Control Styling Gel when slicking down your hair. 

3. Mini Curls with Defined Edges 

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Show off your edges this holiday! Photo by Matthew Reyes.

Who doesn’t love a good curl? A gorgeous holiday hairstyle for short natural hair is this teenie weenie afro with defined edges. This is the perfect look for the naturalista who doesn’t want to tamper too much with their hair to achieve the perfect holiday look. Use TRESemmé Extra Hold Hair Gel when swooping and holding in your edges. 

4. Elegant Puff Short Natural Holiday Style

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Dress up your puff for the holidays. Photo by Karen Willis Holmes.

Dress up your typical elegant puff on short natural hair by stretching it out. This look can be achieved by slightly blow-drying your hair after a wash to help elongate your tight curls before putting your hair in the puff. Always use a heat protectant such as TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protect Spray when blow-drying your hair! 

5. Fancy Headscarf on Short Natural Hair 

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Save time with a gorgeous, festive scarf. Photo by Oladimeji Odunsi

Love these styles but just don’t have to style your hair? Make use of a festive-looking scarf! You can match it with your outfit or accent it with your accessories to top off your glamorous holiday look! 

What hairstyles will you be trying this holiday season? Show us your looks by tagging @AllThingsHairUS! For more hair inspo, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter below.

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