15 Festive Hairstyles To Sport This Christmas November 21, 2016

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Fa la la la laaa fa la la laaa! The turned leaves of autumn have started to fall, and winter is upon us. And with winter comes the most awaited time of the year – Christmas! Shades of red and green are starting to inundate all store fronts, boughs of mistletoe and holly are hung all around, and people have started sporting their ugly Christmas jumpers in all their glory. I bet you have already stocked your closet with warm jumpers, cozy boots, and cute beanies to wear during this most wonderful time of the year. All that’s left for you to do now is decide what to do with your hair. And I’m here to tell you just that! So, read on to find out our top picks for hairstyles to flaunt this festive season.

15 Gorgeous Festive Looks To Get Into The Christmas Spirit

  1. Rudolph The Red Nosed Bun
  2. Starry Night Half Updo
  3. Pretty Hair Bow
  4. Red Bow Bun
  5. Candy Cane Braid
  6. Christmas Wreath Hair Crown
  7. Mixed Braid Topped With A Bow
  8. French Twisted Wreath
  9. Half Dutch Braid
  10. French Twisted Low Ponytail
  11. Incomplete Top Knot With A Cute Bow
  12. Wreath Braid
  13. Glittery Dutch Braids
  14. Topsy Tail Bubble Braid
  15. Inverted Fishtail Accent Braid

1. Rudolph The Red Nosed Bun

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Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer! Had a really shiny nose! And now your bun can too! I know, this seems a little over the top. But look how ridiculously cute it looks! You will become a hit with the kids who will flock over to you to check out cheeky little Rudolph hanging out at the back of your head.

You Will Need
  • Hair elastics
  • A big hair donut
  • Bobby pins
  • U-pins
  • Glue
  • Brown colored pipe cleaners
  • A red bauble
  • 2 googly eyes
  • String
  • Medium hold hair spray
How To Style
  1.  Tie your washed, dried hair in a ponytail a couple of inches above the nape of your neck.
  2. Insert the hair donut right at the end of your ponytail. Loop the end of your ponytail once around it.
  3. Start rolling the donut up the length of your ponytail, thus wrapping more of your ponytail around it.
  4. As you keep going up your ponytail, spread the hair that is wrapping around your donut so as to hide it from view.
  5. Once you reach the base of your ponytail, the hair donut should be completely concealed by your hair.
  6. Push some bobby pins into your donut bun all around its circumference to secure it to your head.
  7. Cut two pieces of pipe cleaners, each 4 inches in length.
  8. Attach some small bits of pipe cleaners to the 4 inch long pipe cleaners with the help of glue to make them look like reindeer antlers.
  9. Secure the pipe cleaner antlers on either side of your bun with the help of bobby pins.
  10. Glue the googly eyes vertically on the ends of two bobby pins.
  11. Push the bobby pins attached to your googly eyes into the top of your sock bun to make them look like Rudolph’s eyes.
  12. Attach a short bit of string to the bauble and tie a couple of U-pins onto it.
  13. Insert the U-pins attached to your bauble into the center of your donut bun to secure Rudolph’s nose in place.
  14. Finish off with some medium hold hair spray to secure the look in place.

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2. Starry Night Half Updo

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I’m sure you have a gorgeous dress picked out for your Christmas party and this sparkly hairstyle will complement it beautifully. It’s amazing how some hair stickers can transform a hairdo into something absolutely stunning. This look is bound to make you look like an ethereal being. An angel, perhaps?

You Will Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Wide toothed comb
  • Sea salt spray
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Star shaped hair stickers
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower half of all your hair.
  3. Gently comb out your curls with a wide toothed comb and spritz on some sea salt spray all over your hair.
  4. With a fine toothed comb, comb back all your hair away from your face.
  5. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair from above your left ear and pin it slightly to the left side of the back of your head.
  6. Pick up a 3 inch section of hair from above your right ear, twist it twice, and secure it right above the first pinned section of your hair. Make sure to insert the bobby pins under the twisted hair so as to hide them from view.
  7. Stick on your star stickers all along the twisted section of hair on your right to finish off the look.

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3. Pretty Hair Bow

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Who says that bows only belong on Christmas presents? This adorable bow bun is here to prove everyone who says so wrong. This hairstyle is deceiving in the way that it looks impossible to achieve but is actually really simple to do. A hair elastic, a few bobby pins, and a little Christmas magic is all you need to perfect this bow look.

You Will Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Light hold hair spray
How To Style

1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
3. Pick up half of all your hair, that is between both your ears.
4. Twist the hair elastic twice around to tie the hair into a half ponytail. Do not let go of the hair elastic.
5. Twist the hair elastic between your fingers and pull your hair over just enough to create a loop. Again, do not let go of the hair elastic.
6. Repeat the previous step to create another loop about the same size as the first one. You may let go of the hair elastic now as the structure of your bow is ready.
7. Fan the sides of your bow and insert some bobby pins under them to flatten them down and secure the bow to the forehead.
8. Insert 2 fingers underneath the bow to create a pocket of space above it.
9. Pull the tail of your bow upwards, insert it into the pocket, and secure it to your head with a bobby pin.
10. Spritz on some light hold hair spray to finish the look.

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4. Red Bow Bun

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Have some satin ribbon left over from your gift wrapping sessions? Put it to good use by sporting this hairstyle! Infuse some Christmas spirit into your simple donut bun by tying a satin ribbon bow around it and continue on your way to spreading Christmas cheer all around.

You Will Need
  • Small hair donut
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Red satin ribbon
How To Style
  1. Tie your washed, dried hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.
  2. Loop the end of your ponytail once around your hair donut.
  3. Start rolling your hair donut up the length of your ponytail. While doing so, make sure you keep spreading the hair around the hair donut to hide it from view.
  4. Once you have rolled the hair donut right up till the base of your ponytail, it should be completely hidden from view by your hair.
  5.  Secure the donut bun to your head by inserting bobby pins into it from all sides.
  6. Tie a bow with the red satin ribbon around the base of your donut bun.
  7. Pull out some wisps of hair to frame your face and finish off the look.

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5. Candy Cane Braid

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Are you one of those people who consumes copious amounts of candy canes every year on the days leading up to Christmas? Well, now you can flaunt your love for this minty treat through your hair! All you need to do is weave some red and white ribbons into your braid to complete this cutesy look.

(Psssttt… this is actually a pretty intricate 5 strand braid that incorporates the ribbons into your hair while you are braiding it. I’m just showing you a simple hack to get this look with considerably less effort and frustration. You’re welcome.)

You Will Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Red ribbon (thin)
  • White ribbon (thin)
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some texturizing spray.
  2. Flip all your hair onto one side, over your shoulder.
  3. Pick up a 3 inch section of hair from near your temple, from the side that all your hair is flipped on, and divide it into 3 sections.
  4. Start Dutch braiding by flipping your side sections of hair under the middle section and adding more hair from outside with each subsequent twist of braid.
  5. Once your braid has reached the end of your head, simply braid the rest of the way down and secure the end with a hair elastic.
  6. Tie a bobby pin at the end of your white ribbon, which should be twice as long as your hair (from root to ends).
  7. Insert the bobby into the hair elastic at the end of your braid, from below.
  8. Now, start weaving your white ribbon upwards into your braid, keeping it in the center of the braid. Make sure you weave the ribbon only into alternate sections of your braid.
  9. Once you have reached the very top of your braid, loop the ribbon at the topmost section of the braid and weave it all the way back down.
  10.  When you have reached the end of your braid, insert the bobby pin into your hair elastic again to secure the ribbon.
  11. Wrap your ribbon around the hair elastic a couple of times and tie it into a neat bow.
  12. Repeat steps 6 to 11 with a red ribbon and make sure you weave it into the alternate spaces left between the white ribbon.

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6. Christmas Wreath Hair Crown

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Are you a Christmas wreath enthusiast who makes a big deal out of picking the perfect one to hang on your front door every year? Then this look is just for you. This Christmas wreath crown is ridiculously cheap and easy to make and looks gorgeous no matter what the length of your hair is.

You Will Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Paddle brush
  • Floral wire
  • Dark green floral tape
  • Fake holly berries and leaves
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pliers
How To Style
  1. Apply some heat protectant to all your washed, dried hair.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Run a paddle brush through your hair to open up your curls.
  4. To make your Christmas wreath crown, with the help of pliers, cut a length of floral wire that is enough to wrap around the crown of your head.
  5. Cut 3 more lengths of floral wire that are the same length as the first one.
  6. Hold the 4 lengths of floral wire together and wrap floral tape all around them to make one thick wire.
  7. Mold the thick wire in the shape of a circle and secure the ends together with floral tape.
  8. With the help of your hot glue gun, stick holly berries and leaves all around your Christmas wreath crown.
  9. Put on your Christmas wreath crown to finish off the look.

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7. Mixed Braid Topped With A Bow

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Are you one of those people who gets super excited over ugly Christmas sweaters? Well, this hairdo is sure to maintain your style quotient no matter how hideous your sweater is. The bow atop the mixed braids (that are all the rage this year) will add some softness and femininity to your festive look.

You Will Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Light hold hair spray
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with texturizing spray.
  2. Pick up all the hair from the top of your head, between your temples, and simply braid it 5 or 6 times.
  3. Now redivide the 3 sections of your braid into just 2 sections.
  4.  Fishtail braid the rest of the way down your braid. To do so, alternately pick up a few strands of hair from the outer side of one section and add it to the inner side of the other section.
  5. Secure the end of your braid with hair elastic.
  6. Pick up all the hair from the front of your face that is between your temples and ears, and gather it in the center on top of the mixed braid.
  7. Tie a hair elastic just twice around this hair.
  8. The third time you twist the hair elastic, pull out the hair just enough to create a loop. Do not let go of the hair elastic at this point.
  9. Now, twist the hair elastic once more and pull out the hair just enough to create another loop that is the same size as the first. You may let go of the hair elastic now.
  10. To clearly define the structure of your bow, insert bobby pins into the underside of both loops to secure them to your head.
  11. Now, insert 2 of your fingers under the base of your braid to create a little pocket of space.
  12.  Pull the tail of your bow upwards, insert it into the pocket, and secure it to your head with a bobby pin to create the mid-section of your bow.
  13. Finish off with some light hold hair spray to set the bow in place.

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8. French Twisted Wreath

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Loved ones huddle together on a cold winter night as everyone gathers together to sing Christmas hymns. The midnight mass is a magical time and I’m sure you want to look your best at it. This French twisted half up look is sure to make you look simple and pretty this festive occasion.

You Will Need
  • Sea salt spray
  • Hair elastics
How To Style
  1. Spritz on some sea salt spray all over your washed, wet hair and let them air dry.
  2. Part your hair down the middle.
  3. From right next to the right side of your parting, pick up 2 sections of hair.
  4. Separately, twist both the sections of hair towards your face a few times.
  5. Now, French twist the 2 sections of hair by intertwining them with each other away from your face and adding more hair only from the top of your head each subsequent time that you intertwine them.
  6. Once you reach the back of your head, simply intertwine the 2 sections of hair a few times and secure it at the end with a hair elastic.
  7. Now, repeat steps 3 to 6 on the other side.
  8. Once the French twisted braid on the other side reaches the back of your head, remove the hair elastic from the first one, and tie both the braids into one half ponytail.
  9. Topsy tail the ponytail hanging from your French twists by creating a little space with your fingers in the center, right above your half ponytail.
  10. Now flip the ponytail up and over into that space and finish off the look.

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9. Half Dutch Braid

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Dutch braids are one of those uber versatile hair looks that can be done up in a number of ways. Here’s one way that you can sport this graceful look while you bask in the Christmas spirit. This half up look will make you look pretty but still keep your hair out of your face while you complete your last bit of Christmas shopping and decorate your gingerbread house.

You Will Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Texturizing spray
  • Paddle brush
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 1 sections of hair at a time, straighten all your hair until it is poker straight.
  3. Spritz on some texturizing spray and brush back all your hair.
  4. From the center, right above your forehead, pick up a 3 inch section of hair and divide it into 3 parts.
  5. Start loosely Dutch braiding your hair by flipping the side section under the middle section of the braid and adding more hair into the braid from both sides with each subsequent twist of the braid.
  6. Once your Dutch braid has gone past your ears, simply braid it the rest of the way down and secure the end with a hair elastic.
  7. Pancake your braid by loosening it up from the center to make it look wider and finish off the look.

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10. French Twisted Low Ponytail

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Demure and intricate, this elegant look is perfect for an evening Christmas party. The loosely French twisted hair and soft curls give this whole look a romantic aura. Pair it with some embellished earrings and red lipstick, and you are ready to host your fancy Christmas party.

You Will Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Texturizing spray
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Part your hair down the middle.
  4. Pick up a 3 inch section of hair from near the right side of your parting in the front and divide it into 2 parts.
  5. French twist these 2 parts of hair by intertwining them with each other and adding more hair only from the side of your face with each subsequent twist.
  6. Once your twisted braid has reached the back of your head, secure it to your head with a few bobby pins.
  7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 on the other side.
  8. Loosen up the twisted hair to give it a softer look.
  9. Gather all your hair and tie it into a low ponytail.
  10. Flip your ponytail over one shoulder to finish off the look.

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11. Incomplete Top Knot With A Cute Bow

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If you are one of those people who has a million errands to sun on Christmas morning, this simple hairstyle will serve you well. With a quirky twist on the simple bun, this incomplete bun takes less than 3 minutes to do and is accented by a cute hair bow under it.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair bow
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some texturizing spray.
  2. Tie your hair into a really high ponytail.
  3. Twist your ponytail and roll it into a bun that is only halfway complete and secure it with some bobby pins.
  4. Now take the tail of your incomplete bun and simply secure it under the incomplete bun with some bobby pins criss-crossed over each other, so that it hangs under the bun.
  5. Insert your hair bow under the bun, right on top of the criss-crossed bobby pins, to finish off the look.

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12. Wreath Braid

 

Any Frozen fans out here? Because this is how I imagine Queen Elsa must have done up her hair on Christmas. With a beautiful holly wreath crown sitting atop your head and an intricate fishtail braid flowing down your back, you too can look like a Yuletide queen.

What You Need
  • Christmas garland made of stringed holly
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastics
  • Light hold hair spray
How To Style
  1.  Cut and tie your Christmas garland into a circle that fits snugly on the crown of your head.
  2. Part your hair down the middle and put on your Christmas wreath crown.
  3. Pick up a 3 inch section of hair from near your left temple, loosely wind it around the wreath crown, and secure it at the back of your head with a bobby pin.
  4. Repeat the previous step on the other side.
  5. Tie all your hair into a low ponytail.
  6. Divide your ponytail into 2 sections to fishtail braid it.
  7. Take a thin section of hair from the outer part of the right section of your ponytail and add it to the inner part of the left section.
  8. Take a thin section of hair from the outer part of the left section of your ponytail and add it to the inner part of the right section.
  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 alternately until you reach the end of your braid.
  10. Secure the end of your braid with a hair elastic and cut of the hair elastic at the top.
  11. Pancake your braid by loosening it from the center to make it look wider and give it a more relaxed look.
  12. Spritz on some light hold hairspray to set the look in place.

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13. Glittery Dutch Braids

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Glitter partings are all the rage this season. And why wouldn’t they be? They make it look like you are wearing the starry sky of the cold Christmas night atop your head. Pair this sparkly hair look with a simple monochrome sweater and you are good to go!

What You Need
  • Clear hair gel
  • Glitter (in the color of your choice)
  • Bowl
  • Mixing brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair pins
  • Sea salt spray
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some texturizing spray.
  2. Part your hair down the middle.
  3. Pick a 2 inch section of hair from the front, on the right side, and divide it into 3 parts to Dutch braid it.
  4. To do so, flip the side sections under the middle section of hair while braiding and incorporate more hair from outside into the braid with each subsequent twist of braid.
  5. Once your Dutch braid has reached the back of your head, secure it to your head with some bobby pins.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 on the left side.
  7. Pick up half your hair on the back and roll it into a messy bun that sits snugly between the 2 braids.
  8. Tie the bun with a hair elastic and secure it some more with a few bobby pins.
  9. Pour a dollop of clear hair gel in your bowl.
  10. Add lots of glitter to the hair gel and combine them thoroughly with a mixing brush.
  11. Apply the glitter + gel mixture onto your parting with the help of the mixing brush.
  12. Spritz on some sea salt spray on your hair that is hanging down and scrunch it up with your hands to create some waves and finish off the look.

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14. Topsy Tail Bubble Braid

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It’s Christmas morning and you cannot wait to just jump out of bed and run straight to the Christmas tree to tear open your presents. But there will be many photos being taken and your bedhead cannot be immortalized in them for the years to come. So try out this simple braid look that is insanely easy to do, takes about 2 minutes, and creates a faux fishtail effect.

What You Need

Hair elastics

How To Style
  1. Part your hair down the middle.
  2. Gather all your hair onto one side and tie it into a low side ponytail.
  3.  From about 3 inches down the base of your ponytail, tie another hair elastic.
  4. Insert your fingers between the two hair elastics to create a pocket of space.
  5. Flip the tail of your ponytail into this pocket of space to topsy tail it.
  6. Now, tie another hair elastic 3 inches down from your second hair elastic and repeat steps 4 and 5.
  7. You can keep repeating this process to create as many topsy tailed bubbles in your braid as the length of your hair will allow.
  8. Pull out a few tendrils of hair to frame your face and finish off the look.

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15. Inverted Fishtail Accent Braid

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If you are looking to pair your fancy Christmas outfit with a more intricate hairstyle, this hair look will be perfect for you. This inverted fishtail braid will be a nice accent for your softly curled hair and complement it perfectly.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower half of all your hair.
  3. Spritz on some texturizing spray and part your hair on one side.
  4. From the side with more hair, pick up a thick section of hair from right next to your parting.
  5. Divide this section of hair into 2 parts to fishtail braid it.
  6.  Pick up a thin section of hair from the outer side of the right section, flip it under the same section, and add it to the inner side of the left section.
  7. Now, pick up a thin section of hair from the outer side of the left section, flip it under the same section, and add it to the inner side of the right section.
  8. Keep repeating steps 6 and 7 alternately until you reach the end of your braid and secure it with a hair elastic.
  9. Pancake the braid by loosening it along its center to give it more dimension.
  10. Pin the braid at the back of your head to finish off the look.

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So, there you have it! Our top picks of hairstyles to sport this Christmas. So, get into the jolly Christmas spirit and spread the festive cheer all around. Let us know which of these hairstyles you will be trying out during this wonderful time of the year in the comments section below. Merry Christmas!