20 Stunning Christmas Party Hairstyles For Curly Hair

One-Sided Twist and Curls
Photo: Pinterest/Vivian Makeup Artist

Before you know it, your schedule will be packed with holiday cocktail get-togethers, cookie swaps, and tacky Christmas sweater parties. Thanks to these fabulous curly holiday hairstyles, you'll be ready for anything that comes up. This holiday season, impress at every event with these hairstyles for curly hair. If you don't have naturally curly hair, you'll want to break out the hot rollers or curling iron to recreate these cute Christmas party hairstyles. These looks are festive for any event—day or night. We've found curly up-dos, half-up-dos, and 'dos with braids, twists, and accessories. Simple touches like a bit of sparkle, an effortless bun, and perfectly placed pins go a long way in elevating your haircut to a style worthy of holiday celebrations. Many of these simple hairstyles for curly hair have quick tutorials so you can recreate them yourself before your next holiday party. Look like you've come straight from the salon with these easy looks for curly hair that you can do yourself. You'll be rocking around the Christmas tree all season long.

Take a look at these gorgeous Christmas party hairstyles for curly hair.

01 of 20

Red Undertones

Red Undertones
Pinterest/Sherry’s Life

Play with color this season. Subtle red undertones make for an understated look that's festive, not obnoxious.

02 of 20

Half-Up Hair Bow

Half-Up Hair Bow
Pinterest/Missy Sue

You tie your presents in beautiful bows, why not your hair? It's easier than you think with a half-up ponytail divided in two sections and secured with bobby pins. Get the tutorial here from Missy Sue.

03 of 20

Retro Pinned Back Curl

Retro Pinned Back Curl
Pinterest/Sequins & Stripes

This style is retro and glamorous without looking costume-party ready. Strategically placed bobby pins bring the look together. Get the tutorial here from Hello Adams Family.

04 of 20

Use a Sparkly Pin

Use a Sparkly Pin
Pinterest/POPSUGAR

A sparkly pin, clip, or comb will automatically make your hairstyle more festive. Whether you have an up-do, a half-do, a bun, or you just want a little sparkle, a shiny accessory adds a jolly touch.

05 of 20

Effortless Up-do

Effortless Up-do
Pinterest/Ashley Bloomfield

This effortless curly bun is put together with easy twists and braids. Get the tutorial here from Ashley Bloomfield.

06 of 20

Braided Low Bun

Braided Low Bun
Pinterest/26 and Not Counting

This braided bun is a casual up-do that could go from the holiday party at work to a cocktail party. Get the tutorial here from Jess Zimlich.

07 of 20

Boho Disco Curls

Boho Disco Curls
Pinterest/Harper's BAZAAR

Let your hair steal the show with disco-inspired curls, and be sure to keep your outfit simple. Get the tutorial here from Harper's BAZAAR.

08 of 20

Half-Up Twisted Bun

Half-Up Twisted Bun
Pinterest/Twist Me Pretty

This style is easy and fun for any holiday event if you don't have time for an up-do. Get the tutorial here from Twist Me Pretty.

09 of 20

Easy High Bun

Easy High Bun
Pinterest/Once Wed

If you thought you couldn't get your curly hair up in a bun, this elegant style is proof that you can. The secret is in sectioning the hair. Get the tutorial here from Once Wed.

10 of 20

Half Crown Braid

Half Crown Braid
Pinterest/Hair Romance

In two minutes, give your hair a style that's sure to get compliments. This breezy look will get your hair out of your face without a full up-do. Get the tutorial here from Hair Romance.

11 of 20

Dressy Half-Up Style

Dressy Half-Up Style
Pinterest/Curls Understood

Instead of casual, beachy curls, opt for a dressier look with a curling iron or wand. Pin back portions of hair from each side, but let some curls fall to the front for a dramatic look.

12 of 20

One-Sided Twist and Curls

One-Sided Twist and Curls
Pinterest/Vivian Makeup Artist

For a romantic look, send your curls cascading down one side of your part. Twist and pin back to keep your hair out of your eyes for holiday party dancing.

13 of 20

Headband Up-do

Headband Up-do
Pinterest/Refinery29/Lauren Perlstein

This fun look will stay in place from day to night. Curls are on full display, and a headband or two adds a fun finishing touch. Get the tutorial here from Refinery29.

14 of 20

Curly Side-Swept Pixie

Curly Side-Swept Pixie
Pinterest/FashionMio

Amp up your pixie cut with big curls for a holiday party. Side-swept styling adds maximum effect.

15 of 20

Festive Headband

Festive Headband
Pinterest/Buzzfeed

Holiday hairstyles can be simple and still add lots of cheer. Whether your curly hair is short or long, adding a sparkly headband is just what you need for some holiday flair (and to keep those curls out of the way while you eat a family holiday meal, of course).

16 of 20

Triple Buns

Triple Buns
Pinterest/Hair Romance

This simple style goes a long way during the holidays. Dress it up with pins, or separate loose curls for a more casual look. To begin, separate the hair into three sections to create three loose buns. Nestle the buns close together to give the appearance of one more sophisticated style.

17 of 20

Bobby Pin Details

Bobby Pin Details
Pinterest/Essence

Add a festive touch to pinned up hair. Thoughtfully placed bobby pins in a fun design bring sparkle and cheer to holiday style.

18 of 20

Bow Bun

Bow Bun
Pinterest/Mr.Kate

This cute bun was made for curly hair and can be worn messy for festive and friendly get-togethers, or smoother for a fancier Christmas party. Start this look from Mr. Kate with a looped ponytail. Get the tutorial here.

19 of 20

Inside-Out Ponytail Updo

Inside-Out Ponytail Updo
Pinterest/Hair Romance

Three stacking ponytails flip to create this elegant updo. Tuck in the bottom, add some pins, and every curl is in place. Get the tutorial here from Hair Romance.

20 of 20

Oversized Bun

Oversized Bun
Pinterest/Lili Claspe

Sweeping your hair up gives it plenty of attention while still letting other features shine. Show off your neckline or play up dazzling earrings. For the style, pull curls up and secure in a large knot on your crown, letting loose curls hang.

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles