5 Easy Holiday Hairstyles: Ponytails, Braided Updos, Chignons & More
The holiday season is upon us, and I thought of sharing with you five incredible holiday hairstyles that will surely enhance your style and vibe!
You don’t need any fancy tools for these, just a good old hair tie. These are truly easy DIY holiday hairstyles that anyone can pull off!
Tools and materials:
- Bobby Pins
- Hair ties
Hairstyle 1 - braided bun
Tie half your hair up and do a topsy tail. Create a hole in the middle and flip your pony through the hole. Then, tighten your pony.
Split your hair into two sections, with an equal amount of the topsy tail in both sections, and tie them.
Braid both sections of hair separately.
Loosen the strands a little, so the braids don’t sit tight. Pinch and pull the strands and repeat on the other side.
Take your fingers and put them underneath the left side of your topsy tail. Then, take the right braid and pull it through the left topsy tail.
Then, put your fingers underneath the right side of your topsy tail and pull the left braid through.
Repeat this process, alternating sides each time. Once you get to the ends, gather them at the bottom and secure them with a hairpin.
Pinch and pull your hair and bun for some added texture. Add bobby pins where needed.
Here’s your beautiful braided updo!
Hairstyle 2 - crisscross ponytail
Tie your hair half up and flip it over your head.
Divide the hair under your ponytail into two. Then, flip your ponytail back down and crisscross the two sections over the ponytail.
Take the loose sections back underneath your ponytail and tie it with loose elastic.
You can pull and pinch around the top to add texture and volume. It’s one of my favorite ponytail hairstyles, thanks to its simple, elegant vibe.
Tip: To make it more festive, you could dress this holiday hairstyle up with a headband or add a cute bow in the back.
Hairstyle 3 - Christmassy messy bun
Section your hair into three parts. Then, create a bun in the middle section, as shown. Twist the ends of your hair around the elastic and tuck the ends under the hair tie.
Tug the bun, give it a little twist, and add a bobby pin to secure it in place.
Then, take the right section, and twist it a couple of times away from your face.
Next, wrap it around your bun, and twist it as you go along. When you reach the end, place a bobby pin to secure the section in place.
With the other section of hair, divide your hair into two equal sections and twist the sections around each other into a twisted braid.
Then, wrap the twisted section around your bun and pin the ends with a bobby pin.
Here’s the result! What do you think of this stunning holiday party updo hairstyle?
Hairstyle 4 - half up, half down bun
Tie the top half of your hair, divide the pony in half and do a topsy tail (flip the pony through the middle).
Now, flip the ponytail up under the topsy tail. So, the first step was pushing it up over the ponytail, and now you're doing it underneath. But, don’t pull the pony all the way through
This way, it creates a cute little bun.
Next, take a section of hair from each side and tie it with a hair tie.
Divide the upper ponytail into two sections, just as you would when doing a topsy tail. Slide your finger through that hole, and twist the ponytail to create a hole.
Stretch that hole open and pull it over the bun. Check the video from 3:43 minutes to see exactly how I do this.
Once you’ve pulled it over the bun, give it a nice little pull to tighten it.
That’s it! It’s really unique and takes literally 5 minutes to do.
Hairstyle 5 - holiday chignon
For the last hairstyle, take a section from the front and leave it out. Then, tie the rest of your hair into a low ponytail.
Pull your hair through the hair tie twice, and on the third pull, flip your ponytail up and pull the hair tie over the bottom portion of the ponytail to create a little bun.
Flip your hair back over, so your hair kind of drapes over that mini bun.
Gather and tie the ends at the bottom.
Tuck the ends up underneath the bun so they are hidden.
Pin the ends and the bun to ensure it’s secure.
Braid the front section. Remember to braid towards the back of your head, so you don’t get a bump.
Pinch and pull the braid, so it looks fuller.
Drape the braid on top of the bun and pin the ends.
Voilà! You have yourself a stunning chignon!
Holiday hairstyles tutorial
I hope you enjoyed my holiday hairstyles tutorial. Let me know which look was your favorite. Thanks for joining me, and happy holidays!
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