15 Christmas Hair Ideas That Totally Sleigh

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The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by giving your hair a festive makeover? You’re in the right place if you’re tired of the same old look and want to shake things up this Christmas. We’ve rounded up the most dazzling and creative Christmas hair ideas that will have you slaying the holiday game.

So, grab your hot cocoa, cozy up by the fireplace, and get inspired by these Christmas hair looks!

Classic Christmas Hairstyles

When it comes to Christmas hairstyles, a few classic looks never go out of style. These timeless hairstyles are perfect for any holiday occasion, from family dinners to festive parties.

1. Hollywood Waves

Hollywood waves are classic, and they add a touch of glamour to any look. This style features soft, flowing waves reminiscent of Hollywood’s golden age.

To achieve this look, use a curling iron to create loose waves, then brush them out to create a soft, flowing effect. Add a touch of hairspray to hold the style in place, and you’re ready to go.

2. Sleek Ponytail

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Try a sleek ponytail for a more modern take on a classic look. This style is perfect for those who want a simple yet elegant look. Pull your hair back into a low ponytail and secure it with a hair tie to achieve this style. Use a bit of hairspray or gel to smooth down any flyways, and you’re good to go.

3. High Bun Updo

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High buns are a classic hairstyle that is perfect for any occasion. This style is easy to achieve and adds feminine sophistication to any look.

To create a high bun, simply pull your hair back into two pigtails, twist each section, and then pull the twisted pigtail back into your elastic to secure. (Watch the video for the technique.) Twist these buns together and start pinning and twisting sections to create your updo. Add a bit of hairspray to hold the style in place, and you’re ready to go.

4. 60 Second Low Bun

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A low bun is such a classic and classy hairstyle that’s perfect for the holidays. This style features a sleek, groomed bun that is perfect if you want to show off some fun earrings.

To achieve this look, brush your hair back into a sleek, low ponytail, using hairspray as you go to keep everything smooth. Secure with an elastic. Then, take your ponytail, wrap it around the base, and knot the end into itself (see the video for how it’s done). Then, wrap the rest of the ends around the base of the bun and secure with pins.

Braids for the Festive Season

Looking for a chic and festive hairstyle for the holidays? Braids are a great option! Here are some of the top braided hairstyles we love for the festive season.

5. Bubble Braids

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The bubble braid is a fun and playful style perfect for the holidays. Start by pulling your hair into a high ponytail to create this look. Then, use small elastic bands to create “bubbles” down the ponytail’s length. This style works well with both straight and curly hair and can be done as two pigtails, as seen above.

6. Braided Updo with Ribbon


Braided updos are classic and elegant hairstyles perfect for any festive occasion. There are many variations of braided updos, from simple braids wrapped around the head to more intricate styles with multiple braids and twists. I particularly love the style above which is accented with a pretty ribbon.

This style works well with medium to long hair.

7. Micro Braids

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Micro braids are a great option for those with natural hair who want to rock a protective style for the holidays. This style involves braiding small sections of hair close to the scalp and adding braid extensions, creating a subtle and chic look. Micro braids can be worn as a half-up style or pulled back into a ponytail.

Braids are a versatile and stylish option for the festive season. Whether you prefer a playful bubble braid or an elegant braided updo, there is a braided hairstyle for everyone.

Updos and Half-Up Styles

Updos and half-up styles are also a classic choice. These versatile hairstyles can be dressed up or down and work well with various hair types and lengths. Here are a few ideas to try out this holiday season:

8. Messy Bun

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A messy bun is a great option for those who want an effortless yet chic look. This style can be achieved by pulling the hair back into a loose bun and allowing a few strands to fall out around the face.

It’s perfect for those with naturally wavy or curly hair, but can also be achieved with the help of some texturizing spray and curling iron.

9. Top Knot

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For a more polished look, a top knot is a great choice. This style involves pulling the hair up into a high bun at the crown of the head. It’s perfect for those with long hair, but can also be achieved with the help of a hair donut or some bobby pins. Wrap a festive ribbon or scarf around the bun’s base to make it extra cute.

If you’re into the idea of rocking a shorter hairstyle, make sure to take a look at our post here.

10. Braided Side Bun

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A pretty side bun is a great option for adding extra texture to an updo. It’s reminiscent of movie stars and although it’s simple to do, a side bun looks so incredibly chic!

It’s perfect for those with long hair, but can also be achieved with the help of some clip-in extensions. To make the style stand out, pull it apart slightly to create a more voluminous look.

11. High Puff

The Perfect High Puff On Natural Hair

A high puff is a great option for those with natural hair. This style involves pulling the hair into a high ponytail and fluffing it out to create a voluminous puff. It’s perfect for those who want to show off their curls or coils and can be dressed up with the help of some festive hair accessories.

There are plenty of updo and half-up styles this holiday season. Whether you want a polished look or something more relaxed, there’s a style for everyone.

Accessorizing Your Christmas Hair

Accessories can take your look to the next level. Adding a touch of sparkle, pearls, or ribbons can make your hairstyle look festive and fun. Here are a few hair accessories to consider:

12. Christmas Hair Accessories

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If you want holiday cheer in your hair, consider using Christmas-themed hair accessories. You can find hair clips, headbands, and hair rings with stars, snowflakes, and other holiday designs just about everywhere. These accessories are perfect for adding a touch of Christmas to your everyday hairstyle.

13. Pearl Pins

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Pearls are a classic accessory that can add elegance and sophistication to any hairstyle. Consider using pearl pins to create a chic updo or to add some sparkle to your loose waves. You can use a single pearl pin as an accent or several pins to create a statement.

14. Glitzy Headband

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Consider using a glitzy headband if you want to make a statement with your hair. You can find headbands with rhinestones, sequins, and glitter that can add sparkle to your hair. A glitzy headband can be paired with a sleek ponytail or a messy bun for a festive look.

15. Velvet Ribbon

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Velvet ribbons are versatile accessories that can be used in many ways. You can tie a velvet ribbon around a ponytail or use it to create a bow for a chic updo. Velvet ribbons come in many colors, so you can choose a shade that complements your hair color or matches your outfit.

Accessorizing your hair is a fun and easy way to add holiday cheer to your look. Whether you choose pearls, glitzy headbands, or velvet ribbons, there are many options for creating a festive hairstyle.

What do you think about these Christmas hair ideas?

Tis the season to dazzle, and what better way to do it than with festive Christmas hair that reflects your holiday spirit? Whether you’re dreaming of tinsel twinkle, peppermint perfection, winter wonderland waves, or fa-la-la-locks, there’s a Christmas hair idea for every style and personality.

So, unwrap the magic, get creative, and let your hair be the star of the holiday show!

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