4 Last-Minute Styling Tips for the Holidays

With the holidays here, everyone is running around frantic trying to get make final preparations for Christmas and the new year. With all the gift shopping, planning, decorating, organizing, and wrapping, it can be easy to forget about your hair.

If you are pressed for time before a big holiday party, you might not have a chance to visit your stylist for a touch-up and a style. For this very occurrence, we have put together a rundown on some of our favorite time-saving hair tips that you can pull off in a pinch this holiday season. Don’t waste time stressing over your hair. ‘Tis the season to be jolly after all. Take a look at these great tips and save yourself some stress.

1. Ten-Minute Beach Waves

We know what you are thinking. “Isn’t that a summer hairstyle?”

The answer is: Not anymore. Thanks to salt sprays, flexible hairsprays, and blowout kits for natural hair; You can rock that beachy vibe all year long. And hey, there’s no rule that says you can’t rock beach waves as an easy holiday hair-do. You’ve heard of Chrismas in July…well get ready for summer in December and bring your warmth to the holiday party along with this quick hair hack.

Beach waves tend to start at about the midshafts of the hair and move in a downward direction. To achieve this look, one simple hack is to use a standard curling iron. It’s a quick style to pull off if you’re pressed for time and trying to decide on a look for the office holiday party.

To pull off this quick and easy loo section your hair using ponytails holders about halfway up. Then, using the curling wand, make loose curls with all the hair that is below the ponytails. This trick is simple and takes about 10 minutes to pull off.

2. Braided Bun

Sometimes the most elegant looks that one can pull off are the simplest. Braids and French Braids are one such example. Not only are braided looks simple and beautiful, but they are also useful, and great for keeping your hair up and out of the way.

There is also no limit to the styles you can achieve with a little bit of creativity and about 20 minutes. Check out these great braided updo ideas for your own inspiration. Braided styles are great for the holidays, and year-round as well

3. Glam Waves

Kick your hair game up a notch this holiday season with big voluminous waves. Inward facing curls are perfect for your office Christmas party, a holiday date night, or your annual family celebration, these waves strike the perfect balance between golden age Hollywood glamour and modern style. Add some shimmer with a few sparkly pins and you’ll be ready for your picturesque moment under the mistletoe.

4. Sleek High Pony

The high ponytail is back in a big way, synonymous with stars like Ariana Grande, who sports a long, sleek high pony as a go-to signature look. The high pony is an elegant and playful look that is perfect along that little black dress you plan to wear on new years eve.

There are a bunch of different tutorials and step-by-steps for creating this look, but to get the basics, check out this step by step video tutorial.


These are just a few simple looks you can pull off in a pinch before that big holiday party. You’re sure to stun with one of these great looks.

What are your favorite quick and easy holiday hairstyles? Leave us a comment and share your #hairinspo in the comments section below.