If you’re a gal that loves to really get dolled up for the season and are looking for holiday hairstyles for long hair to match, look no further than this glamorous and wavy hairstyle. Right up the alley of both glam gals and casual partiers alike, this is the perfect long hairstyle for an evening of holiday cheer, a Christmas/Hanukkah dinner with your significant other or just painting the town mistletoe-red with an intimate, socially-distanced group. The holidays might be looking a bit different this year, but one thing remains the same: It’s never a bad idea to get in some festive looks and toast to surviving a crazy year indeed! What’s more? Creating this glamorous hairstyle shouldn’t take you any longer than 20 minutes, and with the right products, is a style that will last you throughout the entire night.
Ready to try one of the best holiday hairstyles for long hair? Check out this glam waves tutorial, as well as a party-ready collection of holiday hairstyles for long hair to get inspired:
Holiday Hairstyles for Long Hair: How to Create Glam Waves
Step 1: Apply heat protectant.
Detangle clean hair with a paddle brush, then prep with a heat guard, like TIGI Copyright Custom Create Heat Protection Spray, to protect your hair while creating your waves.
Step 2: Section hair.
Part hair at the center of your crown (from ear to ear) to divide into two sections, then clip your top section away.
Step 3: Curl.
Prep hair with a mousse, such as Suave Extra Hold Shaping Mousse, to create a good base for your waves. Next, starting at the back, from mid-length to ends, curl a two-inch vertical section of hair using a hair wand. As you wrap the hair around the wand, twist the hair, hold for a few seconds and then release. When you get to the front, part hair down the center or create a deep side part for a sexier look and continue the same hair curling process you did at the back.
Step 4: Finger-comb.
To make this look flawless and natural, use your fingers to separate the curl. Gently glide your fingers through the spirals to soften up the look and pull your curls apart for a fuller effect.
Step 5: Apply holding spray.
To finish your look, set your hair in place with a shine spray, such as Bed Head by TIGI Masterpiece Shine Hairspray, to create a polished effect. Accessorize with a pearl or jeweled barrette as a gleaming, on-trend final touch, and get ready to deck the halls!
20 Holiday Hairstyles for Long Hair
1. Waterfall Braid
This waterfall braid looks complicated but is actually super easy to create! Follow this easy waterfall braid tutorial and nail this look just in time for the holidays.
2. Voluminous Ponytail
Grab your teasing comb and create this voluminous ponytail in minutes. A look like this has major impact which is ideal for any virtual festivities you have planned for this year.
3. Sparkly Clip
When in doubt add some sparkle! Grab a sparkly clip and pull your hair back to show off your holiday-appropriate makeup.
4. Mini French Braid
Let your strands air dry and add a mini French braid for some easy texture!
5. Hidden Braid
Alternatively, you can opt for a hidden braid that peeks out from a simple blowout.
6. Side Braid
Looking for more virtual party hairstyles for the holidays? Pull your braid over your shoulder to make sure it makes a statement.
7. Pop-Up Braid
A 3D braid is just another way to reference a classic dutch braid. Follow this easy tutorial to learn how to create this style!
8. Marley Braids
Switch up your protective style just in time for the holidays.
9. Low Bun
Looking for a style that’s both chic and ideal for a marathon of holiday preparations? This low bun is both elegant and practical!
10. Flirty Ponytail
The high ponytail is flirty and easy at the same time. Wrap a small section of hair around the base of your pony for a holiday-appropriate twist.
You can’t go wrong with a simple half-up style.
12. Twisted Back
Twist two sections of hair back into a half-up style for a slightly fancier alternative to the previous style.
13. Tucked Back
If you are low on time but want a style that still looks fancy, try tucking your hair behind your ear and using a bobby pin to secure those strands in place.
14. French Braid
This classic style is appropriate for every occasion!
15. Flower Crown
Consider a bohemian vibe and add some flowers to your style.
16. Crimped Updo
Start off with a crimped texture to give this look some edge. Then cross and pin sections of hair until you reach the nape of your neck to create this unique style.
17. Brushed Waves
Brush through your classic curls to transform them into a retro style.
18. Classic Blowout
Grab your blow dryer and opt for a classic blowout for all of your holiday festivities.
19. Twisted Updo
Opt for both volume and elegance with this chic twisted updo.
20. Pull-Through Ponytail
Ready to try your hand at something new? Learn how to create a pull-through braid and create this super voluminous style.
Cheers to surviving 2020, and may you get all you wish for—and all the fab hair days—in the coming year!