3 Gorgeous Holiday Hair Styles for Every Hair Length

These glam hair styles for long, medium-length, and short hair are perfect for the holiday season!

You can take any length hair from everyday to party ready with a bit of product and a grown-up hair accessory. These three simple, super-chic styles are sure to inspire you this season. From long to short hair, we’ve put together some of our favorite hair products and accessories to create these easy holiday looks that will have you turning heads at any occasion.

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Holiday Hairstyle for Long Hair

Half-Up Ponytail with Ribbon

The keys to this glam look are volume and a trip to the craft store. Apply mousse, like Kenra Platinum Voluminous Touch Root Mousse to damp hair and blow-dry, then pull it all back into a high, loose bun for a few hours. When you take down your hair, you’ll have tons of body and lift, says Garnier celebrity stylist Tommy Buckett. Gather the top half into a ponytail and secure with an elastic. A black velvet ribbon tied into a medium-size bow will create an elegant finish to a half-up hairstyle.  

Buy it: Kenra Platinum Voluminous Touch Root Mousse; $22

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Holiday Hairstyle for Midlength Hair

Soft Curls with Barrette

Curls feel extra festive when you add a statement barrette. If your hair is straight, wrap sections around a curling iron then set in pin curls until cool. Unravel them and gently brush to smooth the top and fluff up the curls at the ends, Buckett says. Naturally curly? Twist a curl cream, like Garnier Fructis Curl Sculpt Conditioning Cream Gel through dry hair. A sparkly barrette, or a barrette in a luxe fabric like velvet or brocade, completes the look.

Buy it: L. Erikson USA Volume Barrette Silk Velvet; $28 and Garnier Fructis Curl Sculpt Conditioning Cream Gel; $4

Holiday Hairstyle for Short Hair

Tousled Texture with Bobby Pins

Relaxed waves with lots of bend and movement are a popular look this season (and keep bobby pins from slipping). To get them rake a bit of pomade, like R&Co Sand Castle Dry Texture Crème through air-dried hair, twisting and scrunching the ends. Crisscross a few bobby pins an inch or two above one ear, a universally flattering spot, Buckett says. Add metallic bobby pins for a more festive look than the tradition brown or black.

Buy it: R&Co Sand Castle Dry Texture Crème; $29 and Kitsch Opal Matchbook Bobby Pins; $12

9 Comments

  1. If you are a person who truly has short hair, all three of these would be considered long hair and they are very similar. Clicking through did show a couple of shorter versions, but still not many options, unless your hair is mid-length or longer.

    1. I agree 100%. My hair is pretty dang short and none of the photos offered anything for me.

  2. To those looking for the short hair. I found "How to Style Short Hair" by going thru the "doors". With a little can-do spirit the suggestions in that article might be helpful.

  3. The long hair is barely past her armpits. A half-up with a ribbon is super juvenile for women over 15. It looks like all three lengths are super similar.

  4. Where's the short hair???? The photo you use for "short hair" is shoulder-length. That's not "short" in my book!

    1. Clic on first photos "super chic " hair styles. You may have to keep going thru the "doors"

    2. I'm with you! The "short" is "midlength"! I was looking forward to seeing the "short" because my hair is neck length and you don't see many ideas for hair that short. Come on guys - show us some styles for "short".

    3. I agree! What do you call a chin-length bob? Bald???!!!

  5. Someone forgot the short hair photo.

    1. Clic on first photos "super chic " hair styles. You may have to keep going thru the "doors"

  6. I need afro American ideas!

    1. Clic on first photos "super chic " hair styles. You may have to keep going thru the "doors"

  7. Where's the Shorthair style?🤔

    1. Clic on first photos "super chic " hair styles. You may have to keep going thru the "doors"

  8. Agreed where is the short hairstyle??

  9. i love that you use a model with a hearing aid. Very nice!!



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