When it comes to the winter season, the holidays are what we look forward to the most. The decorations, the music, and most of all, the holiday parties! If you have a party invitation for every weekend in December, however, you might be wondering how you’re going to find a hairstyle to wear for all of them. After all, your hairstyle should be just as festive as the rest of your attire!
The good news? A sparkly hair accessory or two is all you need to create a gorgeous holiday party hairstyle. Looking for a bit of inspiration? Whether you’re trying to accessorize a braid, a bun, or simple waves, read on for the best holiday hair accessories and how to wear them.
The Best Holiday Hair Accessories To Try Now
Remember the “hatband” trend from earlier this fall? Well, we’re still obsessed with them, and this Bejewled Padded Headband from Zara is perfect for adding a festive touch to any curly or wavy hairstyle.
Scrunchie-Wrapped Braided Bun
Beginning with clean, detangled hair, use a hairspray like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Infinium 4 Hairspray to smooth the hair at the top of your head. This strong-hold, anti-frizz hairspray locks in style with a natural feel, natural finish, and optimal shine. Then, pick up a section of hair from your crown and backcomb it, using a fine-tooth comb to create a bit of volume.
Gather your strands into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure them with a hair elastic. Using the hair from the ponytail, craft a three-strand braid until you reach your ends. Attach a bobby pin to the end of the braid and use it to form a bun around the base of the ponytail. Complete your book by wrapping your scrunchie around the base of the bun and applying a few more spritzes of hairspray.
Star-Studded Fishtail Braid
Forget pearls and rhinestones—this holiday season, pop on a few of these Gold Star Hair Clips from The Boho Boutique to ensure your hairstyle is the center of attention.
Begin with clean, detangled hair and gather it at the nape of your neck. Then, craft a traditional fishtail braid. Divide the hair into two even sections and separate a small piece of hair from the outside of the left section, then pull this piece over the left section and bring it to the right. Finally, separate a small piece of hair from the outside of the right section and pull it over to the left.
Repeat these steps until you reach your ends and secure your braid with a hair elastic. Once it’s secure, apply L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Super Dust Volume And Texture Powder throughout your braid to create weightless volume, texture, medium hold, and grip.
Then, pancake the braid for added volume and fullness. Secure the stars throughout the braid, and use a few spritzes of hair glitter if you want a look that really sparkles.
When it comes to holiday hair accessories, we say the more, the merrier! Barrettes range from minimalistic to ritzy but for the holidays, it’s time to go full glam with these Sparkling Hair Clips from Zara. Create a middle part and secure bedazzled barrettes parallel to each other on each side of your head for a polished, party-ready look.
Pro tip: Add pressure to the hand you’re not applying the barrette with to keep the surface of the hair flat. The flatter and more dense the surface, the less likely the accessory will slip out.
Half-Up Twist With Branch Pin
The easiest way to make your half-up hairstyle look instantly more festive? A holiday-inspired accessory like this Boho Gold Brand Hair Flip from The Boho Boutique. Resembling the bare branches that are often covered in winter snow, we can't imagine a better fit for the chilly season.
Begin by sectioning off the top half of your hair and pulling it towards the back of your head. Separate the hair into two even sections and cross them over each other. Slip in two bobby pins where the two sections meet to hold the hair in place. Then, apply the hair pin on top of the bobby pins and complete your look with a few spritzes of hairspray.
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