The holidays are quickly approaching, and while you’re probably starting to plan the events, parties and other activities you’re going to be doing over the holiday season we know in the back of your mind you’re also thinking about what you’re going to wear and how you’re going to do your hair. We really think that keeping things as easy and stress free as possible this time of year, especially when it comes to your hair and beauty routine – because we think the holidays should really be about being present with your loved ones. But doing your hair in an updo can feel intimidating and stressful, which is why we’re sharing easy holiday updos.
Traditionally, updos have been about every hair being perfectly placed and in place but we’re kind of all about keeping things more effortless…those hairstyles always feel more chic. One of our favorite, easy holiday updos that is a go to for us (and many celebs, if you really notice) is the messy bun or ponytail look. It’s a great way to not feel stressed around having to make your hair look ‘perfect’ because truthfully, the less perfect the better. Add texture to your hair with curls or a texturizing spray and throw your hair in a bun or ponytail – whichever you like better. Use bobby pins to keep certain pieces of hair in place and hairspray to further add to the texture. We really love adding hair accessories to this easy holiday updo because it adds a different element to your look. Even adding a simple black headband, or a rhinestone headband/pin can be a great way to take a typically casual hairstyle and turn it into something that instantly feels perfect for the holidays.
Of course we can’t forget about adding little braids throughout any hairstyle as an easy way to really create a unique looking updo. Even if you just tie your hair back in a low ponytail, if you add a braid to your front pieces leading into the ponytail it completely changes the look. Don’t underestimate the power of adding strategic braids throughout a hairstyle for a great way to add some glam to your look.
A low bun hairstyle is highly underrated. It’s an easy way to instantly add a little glam to your look, but also have that effortlessly chic vibe. Add some texture to your hair with texturizing spray and maybe even add some loose waves into your hair, pin it back into a low bun (either in the middle or off to the side), leave a few strands down around your face to frame your face and BOOM you’re done! It really can be that easy. If you want to add a little more holiday glam to your updo, add a glittery hair accessory just above the bun – it’s a great way to make the hairstyle feel like it’s a little more complicated and add some of that holiday sparkle into your look.