HAIR STYLING

9 Hot Holiday Hairstyles For New Year's Eve

December 16, 2016

When the ball drops on 2017 don’t be caught with your same old 2016 hairstyle. Instead, upgrade your look by creating a gorgeous holiday hairstyle. Whether you’re partying the night away at a trendy downtown club or in a friend’s living room, these looks are sure to go the distance. Here are nine holiday hairstyles that are perfect for your first selfie of the year. 

1. Retro Waves

Redken muse, model and boundary breaker, Crystal Renn

Photo Credit: @redken5thave

Channel your inner screen siren with voluminous retro waves. Recreate this sexy style by wrapping one-inch section of your hair in large Velcro rollers and pinning into place. To ensure full, voluminous waves, use your blow dryer to warm the curls and add extra hold to the style. After a few minutes, switch off your dryer and allow the curls to cool. Once the hair has cooled, spritz with hairspray and unwind the rollers. If the waves aren’t big enough, use a paddle brush to gently brush through the curls for a fuller look. Once you’re ready, set with hairspray and hit the town! 

2. Wispy Updo

Effortless holiday updo hairstyle

Photo Credit: @beautybydee

Look effortlessly cool at your holiday get-together with this wispy updo. Create this dreamy look by adding texture and dimension to your hair with a texturizing spray. Mist the spray from root to tip and brush through to evenly distribute the product. From there, wrap the ends of your hair into a low bun and pull out select strands around your hairline for a more un-done look. 

3. Sleek Fishtail Braid

Sleek fishtail braid hairstyle on platinum blonde modelPhoto Credit: @hairbyjaxx

In a rush to a last-minute party? Create a sleek fishtail braid to polish off your look! Start by dividing your hair into two equal sections. From there, take a smaller piece from one section and join it with its sister section. Repeat this exchange throughout your hair until your braid is complete. This style only takes a few minutes to recreate and adds a modern edge to any outfit. 

4. Half-Up Twist 

Elegant half-up hairstyle for the holidaysPhoto Credit: @fabio_blue

Give your everyday curls an upgrade by adding twists to the top section of your hair. This quick trick is a great way to add dimension to you style in just a few minutes! Start by taking the front sections of your hair and gently twisting them away from your face. Once you have reached the end of your section, pin both sections back to secure the style and set with a high-hold hairspray

5. Crown Braid

Bohemian crown braid hairstyle for the holidays. Photo Credit: @fabio_blue

Turn heads this holiday season with this bohemian-inspired hairstyle. Start by spritzing your strands with a medium-hold hairspray for extra grip and hold when crafting your style. Next, move your hair entirely to one side of your head and begin French braiding around the hairline from ear to ear. Start by taking small sections of hair and building as you go. If you start with too large of sections, you may find yourself getting lost in a sea of strands. Once you have your hair fully braided, pin any remaining sections underneath the rest of the braid and set with hairspray. 

6. Bold Accessories

Model with bright red hair and bold silver and white hair accessory.

Photo Credit: @fabio_blue

Don’t be stuck being a wallflower this holiday season! Be the talk of your holiday party by adding a bold hair accessory to your strands. Whether it’s a glamorous barrette or a larger than life headband, bold accessories are a must for standing out from the crowd. 

7. Braided Headband

Model with dark brown hair and braided headband hairstylePhoto Credit: @fabio_blue

Don’t have time to grab an accessory? Just use your own hair to create a jaw-dropping look! Create a DIY headband by braiding a section of your hair from ear-to-ear and pinning it in place with a few bobby pins. 

8. Loose Waves

Model with brown hair and caramel balayage with loose waves

Photo Credit: @veronicavridge

Create loose, effortless waves this holiday season by using a 1 ½ inch curling iron to curl your strands. Once the curls have cooled, use your fingers to gently break them up even further for a more relaxed look. 

9. Dimensional Braid

Model with warm blonde hair and big, intricate braid

Photo Credit: @seangodard

Recreate this stylish look by creating a three-strand braid on both sides of your part. As the braids reach the nape of your neck, combine the strands into a loose fishtail braid. Once the braid is finished, secure the ends with a hair tie. If you want a more voluminous look, gently pull at the sides of all three braids to give the appearance of more thickness. 


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