Holiday parties, family festivities, religious services—there’s a lot going on this time of year, and a lot of hairstyles to keep up with throughout it all. The exciting part: There’s no reason not to have fun with your hair during the holiday season. With a full social calendar, here are the hairstyles worth the effort, from the stunningly simple to the highly accessorized.
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For a look similar to Zendaya’s, pull the bun low and add loads of shine spray to make it feel extra slick and chic.
Christmas enthusiasts, look no further than Kacey Musgraves’s show-stopping, tinsel-embellished ponytail.
Textured waves with a little volume on top make Margaret Qualley’s half-up hair special enough for just about every holiday occasion.
A deep side part adds drama to Jessica Alba’s loose yet structured waves.
Straight and Shiny
Shay Mitchell’s style toes the line between cool for a party and appropriate for a religious service.
The Bubble Ponytail
A long pony sectioned off by pretty ribbons, like Tessa Thompson’s, is like a present in itself.
Now’s the time to break out your most elaborate headband, á la Ashley Graham at this year’s Harper’s Bazaar Icons party.
A Festive Bow
Velvet gives a half-up or full ponytail instant party appeal.
A Low Braid
Gigi Hadid’s simple braid at the nape of the neck is easily copy-able, and allows for showing off a new dress or sparkly jewelry.
Touch of Sparkle
A sparkly pin like Gabrielle Union’s keeps hair perfectly parted and out of your face for dancing, eating, standing under the mistletoe…
Show off natural texture with an understated velvet…