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28 Winter Hairstyles To Keep You Trendy All Season Long

Searching for on-trend winter hairstyles to try? Read on for 28 looks you can wear all season long.

Once the chilliest time of the year rolls around, there are two types of people: Those that curl up into a fuzzy blanket counting down the days until spring’s arrival, and those who break out their best peacoats and booties and fully embrace winter. The good news? There are tons of on-trend winter hairstyles that match any vibe you’re going for heading into the season—and we’re sharing them all below. 

From cute winter hairstyles that are effortless and low-maintenance to party-ready ‘dos, keep scrolling to discover 28 winter hairstyles you’ll want to recreate in 2022. 

Good hair day by @hairbymisskellyo.

What is the best hairstyle for winter?

The best winter hairstyles for you depend entirely on the level of effort you’re willing to put into your winter ‘do. If you love to cozy up all season long and keep your hair styling to a minimum, opt for low-maintenance, easy winter hairstyles like messy buns, simple waves, and effortless curls. For those who love to make a statement with their winter hairstyles, you can create looks that require a little more effort, like fluffy blowouts, polished waves, and winter-inspired updos. 

Searching for winter hairstyle inspiration? From short winter hairstyles to winter-inspired updos for curly hair, keep scrolling to discover 28 on-trend looks you can wear all season long. 

The Best Winter Hairstyles To Try Now

Twisted Low Ponytail

Want a high-impact style that’s low-effort? Watch the tutorial above to learn how to try this twisted low ponytail hack using three simple steps! 

Good hair day by @flatlay.diaries.

Fluffy Hair

‘90s hair trends aren’t going anywhere this winter, which is why there’s no better time to try the fluffy hair trend. Think bouncy, airy blowouts reminiscent of your favorite ‘90s teen stars. To create a fluffy blowout, be sure to use a blowdry primer like Redken Big Blowout Heat Protecting Jelly Serum. This priming gel formula melts into hair to provide instant, long-lasting volume, luminous shine, and heat protection. 

Good hair day by @blay.locks.

Crimped Hair

Speaking of ‘90s trends, crimped hair is making a comeback for winter 2022. You can recreate the look using a flat iron, curling iron, or even an old-school hair crimper. 

Good hair day by @evgenikastylist.

Mid-Length And Bouncy

You don’t need super long hair to achieve a fluffy, airy bounce. The trend works just as well on mid-length strands. 

Good hair day by @purplegoldjohanna_pro.

Face-Framing Low Ponytail 

A loose, face-framing low ponytail tied with a silk hair ribbon is a ponytail hairstyle that works great for short hair. 

Good hair day by @jodielapetitefrenchie.

Textured Waves

Longing for those warm, sunny beach days? You can create textured beach waves at home using a texturizing spray like L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Next Day Hair Dry Finishing Spray

Good hair day by @mr_alexandrycosta.

Polished Waves

Prefer your waves to look a bit more glam? These polished waves are chic, shiny, and perfect for any winter outing. Amp up the shine and lay down your flyaways with a few spritzes of Redken Shine Flash Hair Spray

Good hair day by @kgm.hair.

Messy Claw Clip Updo

The claw clip trend has been going strong all year long, and we anticipate that you’ll still be seeing them everywhere in winter 2022. 

Good hair day by @pirania_ya.

Sleek And Straight

Whether you’re searching for a hairstyle that looks good under a winter hat or a chic ‘do to wear to a winter night out, opt for sleek and straight strands. 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 @sal_mc_hair.

Liquid Hair

Up the ante of shiny, glossy hair this winter by trying the liquid hair trend. Similar to the high-shine glass hair trend, liquid hair is sleek, smooth, and slightly more moveable than the 2018 trend. 

Good hair day by @devinelooks.

Hair Bows

Like a perfectly wrapped gift with a bow on top, this cute hair accessory makes the cutest finishing touch to any winter hairstyle. 

Good hair day by @jleighwebdoeshair.

French Twist

We’re noticing a lot of searches for vintage hairstyles on Pinterest, and if you’re a fan of all things vintage, why not try a French twist? This modern take on the classic look is more laid back but still sophisticated enough to wear to a special occasion. 

Good hair day by @yourmanegirl.jess.

Embellished And Wrapped Ponytail

Add an easy and chic touch to any winter ponytail with a gold statement hair clip. 

Good hair day by @monicapvaladez.

Effortless Curls

There's no better time than winter to let your natural curls shine! To keep your ringlets looking their best all season long, amp up your curly hair styling routine with a few curl-specific products. We recommend Matrix Total Results A Curl Can Dream Shampoo and Moisturizing Cream. These formulas, made with ultra-hydrating Manuka honey extract, help moisturize,  define, and enhance natural curls while deeply cleansing. 

Good hair day by @kailee.halifax.hair.

Bob With Pinned Back Waves

Searching for a short winter hairstyle that requires barely any effort? Pin your bob back on one side using sparkly barrettes and complete your look with a few spritzes of flexible hairspray like Redken Triple Pure 32 Neutral Fragrance Hairspray

Good hair day by @slipsilkpillowcase.

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 @beautyby.krys.

Curly Updo With Bangs

This cute updo makes curly fringe the star of your winter ‘do. Pop on a statement headband, and you’re ready to go. 

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 working with 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 @alexandralee1016.

Embellished Low Updo

Headed to a winter wedding? Or, need a killer hairstyle for a holiday party? We love the look of this textured low updo for any party or formal event.

Good hair day by @lamajbackwards.

Senegalese Twists

Searching for an on-trend protective hairstyle to keep your locks protected throughout the winter months? Opt for gorgeous Senegalese twists. 

Good hair day by @pati.rodrigz.

Pinned Up With Pearls

Nothing screams winter glam like a few pearl hair accessories. For a gorgeous wintery updo, recreate this twisted chignon with pearl hair pins placed throughout the look. 

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 winter hairstyle. 

Good hair day by @shar_stylist_.

Dutch Braided 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 Moya Hold Finishing Hairspray.

Good hair day by @guidopalau.

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 Redken Control Addict 28 Strong Hold Hairspray to lock in your look for the entire day. 

Good hair day by @alinavittoria.

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 @privesalonandstylebar.

Pinned Back Waves

We love the look of polished pinned back waves for the winter 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 giving the hair ultimate shine with a weightless finish.

Good hair day by @emmaamemma.

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

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