As the holidays approach, invitations will start flooding in and your schedule will fill up with work events and family festivities, and everything in-between. Avoid pre-party hair meltdowns this season with these 21 holiday hairstyle ideas as seen on some of your favourite celebrities.
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Adele: Messy Top-Knot
A messy top-knot, with a few wisps falling around your face, can be dressed up or dressed down this holiday season, looking super stylish either way.
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Emma Stone: Sleek and Pin Straight
Take a leaf out of Emma Stone’s book and wear your tresses pin straight, sleek and tucked behind your ears as you celebrate this season.
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Lily Collins: Smooth Waves Pinned High
Show off your favourite earrings this holiday season by pinning your smooth waves high on one side.
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Rihanna: Full Flirty High Pony
The beauty of a full flirty high ponytail is that it can be worn for any occasion and perfectly shows off your festive makeup and sparkly bling.
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Kate Mara: Vertically Joined Ponytail Trio
Are you bored with your everyday hairstyles and want to make a statement this season? Spice things up by dividing your hair into three ponytails and joining them vertically for an ultra cool hairstyle over the holidays.
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Jessica Biel: Swept Back Hair Down
This is a fresh twist to your everyday hair-down style. Swept back and pinned with a bit of product at the roots, this holiday hair will see you through to the new year.
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Vanessa Kirby’s Dishevelled Low Pony
A dishevelled ponytail with a long wavy section loose at the front is equal parts relaxed and done. It’s tasteful yet stylish for any seasonal shindig.
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Elisabeth Moss: Geometric Hairpin
Add a metallic accessory, like Elisabeth Moss’ geometric silver hairpin, to hold your tresses behind your ear for a little holiday sparkle this season.
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Carey Mulligan: Swept-Back Updo
This elegant swept-back updo sees finger combed texture and lots of volume: a smart style for holiday work parties and joyful evenings out.
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Jessica Chasten: Cascading Vintage Waves
This vintage style isn’t reserved for the red carpet — these classic tumbling waves are always so elegant and the perfect hair choice for holiday engagements.
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Alicia Vikander: Romantic Braids
A duo of French braids, one on either side of the head, is soft and romantic for some serious mistletoe magic.
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Emma Roberts: Bobby Pin Pizazz
It’s amazing what a few bobby pins can do! Adding three or four to a simple ‘do can jazz it up enough for any festive function.
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Emma Watson: Wet Look Updo
Add some panache to your classic bun or chignon with a modern wet look side-parted updo like Emma Watson’s.
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Mandy Moore: Elegant Hairband
A simple suede or leather hairband looks fresh and sophisticated without coming across as overdone. This style can be a saviour when you’re rushing out the door.
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Michelle Williams: Parted Pixie
Want something new and super easy this holiday season? A parted pixie cut is stylish, modern and sexy — and it sure beats dealing with dreaded static all winter long.
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Rachel Weisz: Soft Waves
You can never go wrong with soft brushed out waves.
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Noemie Lenoir: Fuss Free Natural Curls
Natural ringlets don’t have to be hard to style. Forget the fuss by pinning random pieces back, letting some tendrils fall around your face, for a laid-back and sexy holiday hairstyle.
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Felicity Jones: Soft Split Fringe
Soften your bangs by gently parting in the middle and sweeping your mane back into a pony or chignon for a merry winter style.
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Katie Holmes: Super Slick Low Bun
Slicking your hair back into a flawless bun at the nape of your neck is actually super easy and it’s always an eye-catching choice.
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Amelia Warner: 60s-Inspired Half Up
This 60s-inspired, half up hairstyle is retro-glam enough for all your holiday hair needs.
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Freida Pinto: French Braid
Braid one side and join it to your classic French braid for a perfectly undone ‘do.