15 Easy Holiday Hairstyles To Have You Feeling Extra Festive This Christmas

Easy Half-Up Style
Photo: @kyleeheathhair/Instagram

There's no better time than the holiday season to try out a festive new look that you would not necessarily wear the rest of the year. With countless Yuletide photo opportunities and much quality time to be spent with your family, a holiday hairstyle is just what the elves ordered. Whether you're in the mood for a retro ponytail, classic chignon bun, or easy half-up style, there is a Christmas look for you — and don't worry, all of these 'dos are totally, well, doable.

Before your next holiday activity, put on the old-school carols, make yourself a mug of hot chocolate, and grab the hair brush. These stunning Christmas hairstyles will have you in the spirit in no time.

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Ballerina Bun

Ballerina Bun
@xenia_stylist

You don't need a tutu fit for The Nutcracker to rock a classic dancer's bun. Simply brush hair into a smooth low twisted bun, secure with a clear elastic, and finish with dainty pearl accessories. Oh, and don't forget the hair spray.

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French Braid Bun

French Braid Bun
@kristin_ess

Learning how to French braid will instantly open up so many possibilities, and this style dresses it up for the holidays by starting with tying a skinny silk scarf onto the top of your braid near the crown. Add extra volume and hold with Kristin Ess' Working Texture Loose Styling Powder.

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Classic Topknot Bun

Classic Topknot
@kayleymelissa

This hairstyle never fails to polish off any ensemble, and a bow is just the added touch that feels right for Christmas. Find the tutorial here.

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Wrapped High Pony

Wrapped High Pony
@kristin_ess

You can't go wrong with a super sleek high ponytail that goes from workout to celebration by wrapping a piece of hair around the base to conceal the elastic. Simply pin underneath with bobby pins.

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Easy Half-Up Style

Easy Half-Up Style
@kyleeheathhair/Instagram

We'll never get tired of the trusty half-up hairstyle, especially because it only takes two minutes to master. Simply twist two pieces of hair from each side and secure with a clear elastic. Finish it off with ribbon to match your holiday outfit.

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Short Bouffant Half-Up

Short Bouffant Half-Up
@kristin_ess/Instagram

Get your vintage vibes going with a doubled bouffant half-up style with each layer cinched with sumptuous skinny velvet ribbons.

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Ponytail Updo

Ponytail Updo
@cashlawlesshair

Feel like a retro Christmas angel with this ponytail-updo hybrid hairstyle. Start by pulling your hair into a half-up style and securing with a clear elastic. Then, combine the rest of your hair with the half-up and tie together with a skinny ribbon.

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Bobby-Pinned Ponytail

Bobby-Pinned Ponytail
@khloekardashian

Odds are, you have an old set of bobby pins lying at the back of your bathroom drawer. Line them up along the side part of a low ponytail and you're set with a chic style.

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Curly Ultra-High Pony

Curly Ultra-High Pony
@kristin_ess

Curls are just begging to be gathered into a sassy high ponytail this season. To snag even more volume, gather the top half of your hair into an ultra-high ponytail and then follow up by pulling the rest of your hair into a ponytail just below.

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Braided Bun

Braided Bun
@kayleymelissa

A simple braid is all it takes to master this casual bun that feels more festive than your usual throw-together. Find the tutorial by Kayley Melissa here.

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Chic Chignon

Chic Chignon
@thebeautydept/Instagram

Sometimes you just need something traditional to get the job done on Christmas Eve, and you can look no further than this classic chignon. Find the tutorial here.

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Bubble Ponytail

Bubble Ponytail
The Blessed Queens/Pinterest

Curls make a bubble ponytail even more exciting of a look — because, volume! Cinch each "bubble" with whatever hair tie or accessory you like, and don't be afraid to tug on the sections to really ramp up the volume.

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Bubble Half-Ponytail

Bubble Half-Ponytail
Lauren Davis / @thisislaurendavis

Think of your most faithful half-up ponytail, but turned magical for the season. Use clear elastics to create a "bubble effect" and then cinch each with a stylish barrette like these.

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Brushed-Out Waves

Brushed-Out Waves
@natalieannhair

You'll catch all the eyes in the room with the Old Hollywood looker. Simply start with big-barrel curls, let them cool completely after styling, and then brush them out before accessorizing with a jeweled headband.

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Topsy Tail

Topsy Tail
@barefootblondehair

A topsy-turvy ponytail is basically one that's been turned inside-out. Now imagine layering a whole bunch of topsy-turvys. Follow the tutorial here to get started.

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