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14 Winter Hairstyles To Keep You Trendy All Season Long

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Winter is just around the corner, which means it's time to bring out fuzzy jackets and leather booties. When it comes to styling your mane during the winter months, however, you might have a hard time deciding on which look is right for you. Don’t worry—that’s what we’re here for!

Whether your mane is long and straight or short and curly, we’ve gathered 14 of our top winter hairstyles that are sure to look stunning all season long. We even share a few seasonal hair accessories that you should add to your styling routine ASAP.


The Best Winter Hairstyles To Try

Good hair day by @lashakeller and @cbensonhair.

Face-Framing Braids

These face-framing braids have been everywhere this fall, and we predict the trend will last long into winter 2021. Add braids to your face-framing layers and style the rest of your mane just how you like it.


Good hair day by @slipsilkpillowcase and @mizani.

Simple Headband

Headbands are a winter staple—which is why they are the perfect accessory to pair with your gorgeous locks. Turn your bad hair day into a great one by adding a simple neutral-colored headband to your ‘do (or one with a pop of color if you want to stand out). This will add just the right amount of style you are looking for.


Good hair day by @OluchiZelda.

Messy Pixie

When it's too cold to be bothered getting up early, this messy, effortless look will be your go-to if you’re sporting very short hair. Add depth and movement to your pixie cut with a texturizing spray like Pureology Style + Protect Texture Finishing Spray. This lightweight and effortless texturizing formula adds body and shine without crunch or build-up.


Good hair day by @guidopalau.

Slicked-Back Wet Look

If you're searching for a polished look for your next holiday party, this style is calling your name! Try switching up your everyday ‘do with this slicked-back wet look. Be sure to use a hairspray like Matrix Extra-Hold Shaping Hairspray to lock in your look for the entire day. Providing 24-hour humidity resistance and anti-frizz protection, you can rest assured your new style will stay in place.


Good hair day by @alexandralee1016.

Embellished Low Updo

The holidays are undoubtedly our favorite thing about winter. If your weekends are packed with holiday parties, you’re going to need a killer hairstyle or two on deck. We love the look of this textured low updo for any party or formal event.


Good hair day by @annette_updo_artist.

Boho Side Braid

Bohemian hairstyles aren’t exclusive to festival season. Once the cold weather hits, we love to play around with different boho looks. If you’re searching for a style to wear this year, give this boho side braid a try!


Good hair day by @tressesbytress.

Half Knot With Scrunchie

Wrap a velvet hair scrunchie around your half-up top knot to add a cozy seasonal touch to your ‘do.


Good hair day by @emily.alders.

Brushed-Out Waves

Begin by applying a heat protectant like the Redken Iron Shape 11 Thermal Holding Spray throughout your strands. Taking small sections of hair, use a 2-inch curling iron to create loose waves. Gently brush through your mane with a comb to loosen the waves and complete the look with a light spritz of hairspray like the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Flexible Hold Hairspray.


Good hair day by @shar_stylist_.

Dutch Braid Messy Bun

Start by parting your hair down the middle and splitting the hair on each side into two even sections. Working with one side at a time, begin a Dutch braid by dividing the hair into three even sections.

Cross the left strand under the middle strand. Then, cross the right piece under the middle piece. Pick up additional hair from the side you’re working on and continue these steps until you reach the nape of your neck. Secure the braid with a hair elastic and repeat the same steps on the opposite side. Pancake each braid for added volume and fullness.

Remove the hair elastics from each braid and gather both braids into a low ponytail. Twist the ponytail and wrap it around the base to create a bun. Hold the bun in place with a hair elastic and a few spritzes of hairspray like the Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Sheer Lacquer Hairspray.


Good hair day by @unique_hair_beauty_.

Ballerina Bun

Ballerina buns are our go-to hairstyle for lazy winter days spent cuddled up in bed. For this look, simply gather all of your hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head and secure it with a hair elastic. Twirl the section of hair around itself to form a twist and wrap the twist around the base of your ponytail to form a bun. Secure the bun with another hair elastic and a few spritzes of hairspray.


Good hair day by @dancsicsaihair.

Effortless Curls

There's no better time than winter to let your natural curls shine! For curly girls, we recommend the Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Oil Gel. The product is your key to that no-fuss style, defining and shaping your curls and coils while keeping them moisturized all day long.


Good hair day by @hdresseronfire.

Sleek and Straight

While beach waves and texture rule the summer months, we’re all about sleek, pin-straight strands once winter rolls around.

To achieve the sleekest hair possible, be sure to start out with an anti-frizz system like the Pureology Smooth Perfection Shampoo and Conditioner. The system keeps frizz-prone colored hair under control even through heat styling.


Good hair day by @privesalonandstylebar.

Pinned Back Waves

We love the look of polished pinned back waves for the holiday season. For a style like this, we recommend using the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil. This universal and versatile beautifying oil for all hair types revives hair’s natural strength, providing nourishment deep into the hair fiber and gives the hair ultimate shine with a weightless finish.


Good hair day by @mizaniusa.

Sleek High Ponytail

Whether you’re headed out to date night or a Zoom meeting, a high ponytail works for just about any occasion. It’s also the ideal hairstyle for keeping your hair in place in windy weather. The key to a perfect ponytail is to lock in your look with a few spritzes of high-hold hairspray like the Redken Control Addict 28. This extra strong hold anti-humidity hairspray holds hair in place for 24 hours without residue or flaking.


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