Best Holiday Hairstyles by Hair type


The holidays call for festive ensembles topped with a glam hairstyle, but your hair type may or may not lend to some of the hottest trending looks.

No fear! We're here to show you how to get your ‘do looking holiday ready with these attention-grabbing holiday hairstyles.

Best Holiday Hair Styles for Fine Hair

A little something for everyone. No matter what your hair texture or thickness is, we have a holiday look for you.

These looks are sexy with a bit of edge and one of the best hairstyles for turning fine hair into a voluminous masterpiece. You’ll just need some volumizing hair products and a decorative headband or headpiece. Here’s how it’s done.

Step 1: Starting with dry hair, choose where you're going to part your hair. Pull 1/2 inch to 1 inch on either side of your part and pin it up out of the way.

Step 2: Spray heat protection product on your roots, like Oway Thermo Detangling Spray. Using a small crimping iron, lightly crimp the root area throughout your hair avoiding the hair line and part area. This creates maximum root lift. If you don't have a crimping iron, then gently backcomb the area at the root area only.

Step 3: Take out your pinned up part area and smooth over crimped root area.

Step 4: Apply hair piece or headband. If wearing your hair down, use a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch curling iron to make messy waves. Don't forget to use a heat protectant spray.

Step 5: Spray a volumizing dry texture spray throughout ends. We love O&M Desert Dry Texturizing Spray. If wearing up, then pin up in low bun, leaving out front hair pieces and keeping it messy. Voila! You're the belle of the ball.

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best holiday hairstyle for thick hair

So, ethereal and holiday-ready. This elegant style is your crowning glory for any dressy affair. Let’s just say, the result is well worth the effort.

Step 1: Brush through hair and create a deep part on the right side. Leave a few pieces of hairline out if you want to create a messier hair line. So cute.

Step 2: Pick a small section on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three sections. To create a dutch braid (you will braid exactly like a french braid but cross under, rather than over), take the right section and cross it under the middle section. Then cross the left section under the middle section.

Step 3: Next, repeat from the top, crossing the right section under the middle section – however, this time pick up more hair adding it to the right section as you cross it under. Then cross the left section under the middle section while adding more hair.

Step 4: Repeat the steps as you braid down to the left ear. Once the braid reaches the left ear, switch hands and continue the braid around the back of the head. You will be picking up and adding hair from the top of the head and the nape as you braid toward the right side of the head.

Step 5: Ensure you are adding all the hair from the back of the head as you work toward the right ear.

Step 6: Once you reach the back of the right ear, all of your hair should be included in the braid. At this point, you can continue braiding the remaining three strands down to the ends and secure with a clear, small hair tie.

Step 7: Pull the braid across the top of the head, setting it behind the beginning of the braid. Secure with hair pins. Tuck the end of the braid under the beginning braid so you can hide the hair tie.

Step 8: Sprinkle the braid with Kavella Teasing Powder then go back and pull the edges of the braid carefully to make the braid fuller and fluffier. Don’t worry about little hairs that come out as it looks great when it’s messy.

Step 9: Spray your hair with Cult & King Setspray to keep it in place all day long.


Nothing says “let’s party” like high piled curls. When it comes to updo hairstyles, this one is a classic tradition. Ready to try this curly hair updo for the season? Let’s go.

Step 1: Prep your curls with essential hair products for curly hair. No clue where to begin? Check out our Curly Hair Care Products for everything you need to achieve this curly hairstyle.

Step 2: Leaving a large front triangle section loose, pull your curls into a high ponytail, then pull curls forward with your fingers over the front of your ponytail.

Step 3: Using a bird’s nest shaped clip, slide it over your ponytail leaving your curls out. Fluff curls forward and set with Davines Strong Hairspray. This hairspray also blocks humidity keeping your curls frizz free all night long.

Step 4: Finally, add a sparkly hair pin or a cute headband for an extra little something.

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best holiday hairstyle for straight hair

This slick back wet look is not only low maintenance, but it's one of the sexiest party styles trending.

Step 1: Section dry hair into three sections (nape to above the ear/ears to crown/top of head). Starting at the nape section, begin applying Oway Glimmering Bond from root to ends. Use a Tangle Teezer to distribute the product evenly. Use more than less.

Step 2: Drop the next section and repeat until all of your hair is slick wtih Glimmering Bond.

Step 3: Once you get to the top, comb all your hair back, either slick or creating a pompadour or height.

Step 4: Set the style with a strong hairspray like Davines Extra Strong hair spray to secure in place.

Best Holiday Hairstyles for Short hair

Short hair is popular this year and no wonder shows off your confident and vibrant personality! Give that short look a little elegance for your next holiday party with some "S" waves and holiday hair accessories.

Step 1: Starting with dry hair, apply a heat protection and shaping product like Evolvh Super Polishing Balm. Create a side part that gives you a heavy side and a slick side.

Step 2: Using a 1 inch or 1 1/4 inch curling iron curl sections of your heavy side in vertical sections, curling each section away from your face. Spray each section with Kavella Buildable Hairspray once curled and let cool.

Step 3: Do the same to the opposite side on pieces that are long enough.

Step 4: Once cooled, use a wide tooth comb or Denman Brush to brush the waves together, using your hands to form them into an "S" wave pattern.

Step 5: Pin the light side with some decorative hair accessories or tuck behind your ear. Spray your hair with more Kavella Buildable Hairspray to set.

Best holiday hairstyle for mid-length hair

This look is one of the most perfect hairstyles for curly hair and medium length hair styles. You’ll just need some set your hair (curly, straight or wavy) and some beautiful hair pins. Here’s how it’s done.

Step 1: Starting with dry hair, create a deep part on one side of your head.

Step 2: Apply Kavella Styling Gel to the light side of your hair and comb it through.

Step 3: Using a flat hand, hold the light side flat and slide hair pins over section, ensuring to place them with even space between each. Spray the section with hairspray to set.

Step 4: Style the rest of your hair with waves or voluminous curls.

Best Holiday Hairstyle for Long Hair

Always a crowd-pleaser, the messy ponytail is the go-anywhere style that is comfortable, stylish, and easy to create. And it’s one of the best hairstyles for long hair. Here’s how to get your sexy messy pony on for the holidays.

Step 1: Keeping out the front fringe, pull all hair back into a low ponytail. Secure with a hair tie.

Step 2: Spray Evolvh Smart Start Leave In Conditioner heat protection spray on a quarter-inch section of hair from your ponytal and comb through strands.

Step 3: Using a 1 ½ inch curling iron, curl hair section by section.

Step 4: Take a horizontal section of the top of the ponytail and clip it out of the way. The bottom half of the ponytail will be exposed. Using a comb, backcomb the ponytail at the base to create fullness. Unclip the top of the ponytail and using a comb smooth out the pony to cover the backcombing.

Step 5: Take a strand of hair from the bottom of the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie. Secure the end of the hair section under the ponytail with a bobby pin.

Step 6: Spray Davines Dry Texturizer through your ponytail to fluff it up and give it texture.

Step 7: Spray Kavella Buildable Hairspray to finalize and hold the look for the night.

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