If there’s one thing you can expect from this holiday season, it’s parties — and lots of them. A festive holiday hair look is a sure-fire way to make a statement at every shindig you plan to attend, whether it be a lavish company party or an ugly sweater soirée at your parents’. Not sure what look to lean into? We’ve asked the pros for their insight on the coolest hairstyles for this season.
The consensus: Chignons and braids are the looks of the season, along with a few nods to past decades. “My favorite styles for the holiday are ’60s, Bardot-inspired, half-up styles with tousled body and volume at the crown,” says Xavier Velasquez, hairstylist and ambassador for Virtue Labs.
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Sparkling hair accessories are expected to take over holiday hairstyles too. Look out for glittering hair ribbons, headbands, and even some hair gems. The options are both cheerful and endless — see for yourself. Onward to this year’s best holiday hairstyles, showcased by celebrities at various red carpet events.