Cute Holiday Hairstyles for the Upcoming Season

woman at a holiday party with a cute updo hairstyle

Baking cookies, decking the halls, shopping for gifts, watching the first snowfall, and drinking hot cocoa by the fire—they’re all a part of what makes the holidays so magical. In the midst of the craziness of the holiday, chances are you’ll attend a party of some sort. After all, the holidays are a time of celebration and gathering.

Whether you spend Christmas Eve with your family or you have a black-tie holiday party to attend, when it comes to planning your party looks ahead of time, there’s no time like the present. Choosing an outfit to wear is important, but a holiday hairstyle can make you a real showstopper at an upcoming Christmas party.

Christmas Hairstyles With the Wow Factor

No matter what length or type of hair you have, there is a quick and easy way to style it for any upcoming holiday party you may have. Looking for a new style to try? Here are some popular holiday hairstyles in 2019.

Holiday Hairstyles for Short Hair

You may think that because you have shorter hair, your options are limited in terms of what you can do for a formal holiday party. However, there is actually a lot you can do with short hair if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind style to rock.

Messy Waves

Adding a little something extra to your natural hair can help you to achieve a great style for a party. If you have naturally wavy hair, use a small wand to add a few curls where necessary and rock your natural beach waves for an upcoming holiday party.

Half Up With Braided Crown

If you have enough hair to pull half of it back, a half-up style with a braided crown can be a gorgeous twist on your everyday half up/half down style. Simply pull the upper layer of your hair back on both sides of your head and braid both pieces and secure with a ponytail in the back.

Texture With a Festive Pin

If you’re used to dealing with minimal hair, you probably don’t want to try a style that’s super complicated for a holiday party. In this case, you can use a texturizing spray to achieve volume and simply add a festive bobby pin. You can add a gorgeous hairpin on one side or pull some hair back and use the pin to hold the hair in place. This will easily take any look from everyday to glam.

Holiday Hairstyles for Long Hair

There is so much you can do with long hair that you may feel overwhelmed. The following styles are sure to make you stand out at any holiday gathering.

Big Curls

Nothing says holiday glam like big, bouncy curls. By using a 1½ inch curling iron, you can achieve beautiful, effortless curls that are perfect for any holiday party. Simply clamp ½-inch sections of hair at the ends and curl upward while rolling the iron away from your head. Section off your hair while curling if you have thicker, coarser hair. This is a great holiday hairstyle for black hair if you add a red lip or for blonde if you add a mauve lip color.

French Twist Updo

A French twist is a classic updo technique that is perfect for a holiday party. The look is achieved by gathering the hair in one hand and twisting the hair upward until it turns itself against the head. Then you can secure the hair in place with hairpins.

Fishtail High Ponytail

If you want to rock an updo but still want to show off how long your hair is, a high ponytail is a perfect option. Want to add something extra to your pony? Consider a fishtail braid! This quick and easy style adds that extra something to your ponytail that is sure to turn heads. To achieve the look, first put your hair in a high pony. To fishtail, divide your hair into two even sections and take a strand of hair from either side. Cross that thin strand of hair completely over to the other side, adding it to the opposite section (adding pieces from left to right and right to left, switching sides after each piece). You won’t believe how great the finished style will look, and how easy it was to achieve!

Teaching Future Professionals and Styling Happy Clients—Franklin Knows Holiday Hairstyles

Whether you are interested in learning how to style or you need a professional to perform a service for an upcoming party, Franklin Academy offers both the classroom and the salon experience. Our atmosphere is one that encourages hands-on learning, and we are always staying up to date on the latest beauty trends. To apply to one of our programs or schedule an appointment, contact Franklin Academy today!