As we head into the cooler months, chances are good that winter is going to be a little bit different than previous years. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have reasons to celebrate and whether you’re keeping your gatherings small or opting for a Zoom Christmas, you’ll still need a holiday hairstyle worthy of the ’gram. After all, your hairstyle should be just as festive as the rest of your attire!
The good news? A well placed 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 last fall? Well, we’re still obsessed with them, and this bedazzled padded headband is perfect for adding a festive touch to any curly or wavy hairstyle.
Good hair day by @hairbylaquitaburnett.
Playful Word Hairpins
Let your hair do the talking for you this year—literally. These playful, bedazzled hairpins will let everyone know the exact mood you’re in this holiday season. Indulge in some self-love with a strategically placed “queen” pin or embrace the festivities with a “joy” pin.
Scrunchie-Wrapped Braided Bun
If your bun feels a bit basic to wear to a party, it’s nothing an accessory can’t fix! Pop on a velvet scrunchie to give your look some holiday flair.
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.
Good hair day by @pati.rodrigz.
In search of a glamorous yet understated holiday hair accessory? Look no further than pearl hair accessories. Pearls are the perfect holiday hair accessory because they look just as good in your hair as they do around your neck. Add a few strategically placed pearl adorned clips to your style or load your bun up with pearl hairpins for a sophisticated style.
Velvet scrunchies are a tried and true holiday hair staple but if you’re looking for an updated take on this nostalgic accessory, prepare to be obsessed with organza scrunchies. These light-as-air scrunchies add a sophisticated yet playful touch to any style. Throw your hair up in a party pony, wrap your scrunchie around your bun, or keep the scrunchie on your wrist, allowing it to accent your outfit until you’re ready to get your hair out of your face. Hoping to add an organza scrunchie to your accessory collection? Stay tuned to learn how you can get one for free with purchase at Hair.com*.
Star-Studded Fishtail Braid
Pearls and rhinestones are great but if you want to really take your style to the next level, pop on a few star hair twists 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 Morning After Dust Dry Shampoo 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.
Good hair day by @devinelooks.
If you love the look of a gift adorned with bows, you won’t be able to get enough of this next accessory trend. Hair bows perfectly accent any holiday hairstyle, from half-up styles to side-swept ‘dos. Simply pop a bow on, and you’ll be in the holiday spirit, instantly.
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. 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 denser the surface, the less likely the accessory will slip out.
Animal Print Hair Clips
Animal print is a summer staple, but that doesn’t mean you can wear it all year long. We particularly love the way animal print stands out from all of the holiday colors and decorations, making a statement that’s bound to get you noticed at any celebration. Whether you favor claw clips or traditional hair clips, keep an eye out for these timeless accessories for free with purchase at Hair.com*.
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 branch hairpin. 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 hairpin on top of the bobby pins and complete your look with a few spritzes of hairspray.
Looking for more holiday styling ideas? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.
*Use code FRIDAY to receive a FREE 6-piece bonus gift with your order, expires 11:59PM EST 11/17/20. Offers may not be combinable with other offers. Subject to availability, bonus items may be substituted with an item of roughly equal valid if items go out of stock. Valid on www.hair.com items in stock. Not valid on previous purchases, in salon or anywhere else Hair.com products are sold. This offer is subject to cancellation or change at any time.