50 Holiday Hair Ideas That Will Get You All the Compliments

Lauren Caruso
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Whether you’ve picked out your outfit yet or not, your hairstyle can make or break a look. When it comes to styles, “holiday hair” may make you think of stiffly coifed locks or hours of prep time. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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You’re already strapped for time, and who wants to spend the morning after a holiday party nursing a hangover and gently combing hair sprayed hair back to life? Not us. We’ve chosen these holiday hair styles with ease and minimal product usage in mind. Whether you go for a low twisted chignon or a pretty braid, you’re going to look great.

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We scoured the runways for some hair inspiration—and we didn’t just stop at this season alone. We found 50—count ’em—pretty holiday hair ideas from runways both present and past for you to copy all holiday season long.

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Ponytails, coiled buns, and a totally new take on finger waves, ahead.

A version of this article was originally published in November 2016.

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A Low Chignon
A Low Chignon
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Loose, Half-Up Waves
Loose, Half-Up Waves
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Brushed-Out Waves
Brushed-Out Waves
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A Coiled Twist
A Coiled Twist
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Ethereal Side-Part
Ethereal Side-Part
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An Updated Faux-Hawk
An Updated Faux-Hawk
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A Prim Low Bun
A Prim Low Bun
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Natural Waves
Natural Waves
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Double Braided Chignons
Double Braided Chignons
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A Modern Milkmaid
A Modern Milkmaid
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A Messy Fishtail Braid
A Messy Fishtail Braid
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Slicked-Back Bun
Slicked-Back Bun
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Low Twisted Ponytail
Low Twisted Ponytail
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A Dramatic Side-Part
A Dramatic Side-Part
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Voluminous Waves
Voluminous Waves
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Woven at the Nape
Woven at the Nape
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A Double Half-Up Style
A Double Half-Up Style
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Bobby Pin Detailing
Bobby Pin Detailing
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A Mussied-Up Twist
A Mussied-Up Twist
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A Blunt, Wavy Lob
A Blunt, Wavy Lob
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Double-Braids
Double-Braids
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A Deep Side-Part with Natural Curls
A Deep Side-Part with Natural Curls
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Slicked Back
Slicked Back
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A Twisted Bun
A Twisted Bun
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A Slick, Low-Ponytail with a Ribbon Tie
A Slick, Low-Ponytail with a Ribbon Tie
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Modern Braided Bun
Modern Braided Bun
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Ribbon-Wrapped Ponytails
Ribbon-Wrapped Ponytails
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Half-Up Braids
Half-Up Braids
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A Woven Braid
A Woven Braid
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Loose, Romantic Waves
Loose, Romantic Waves
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A Low, Hair-Wrapped Ponytail
A Low, Hair-Wrapped Ponytail
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A Punk Half-Shave
A Punk Half-Shave
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Waterfall Ponytails
Waterfall Ponytails
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Loose S-Waves
Loose S-Waves
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A Braided Part
A Braided Part
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Voluminous Curls
Voluminous Curls
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Under-Braided Topknot
Under-Braided Topknot
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A Slicked-Back, Edgy Bun
A Slicked-Back, Edgy Bun
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Major Height
Major Height
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A Sleek Headband
A Sleek Headband
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Bejeweled Hair Accessories
Bejeweled Hair Accessories
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Romantic Waves
Romantic Waves
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A Double-Twisted Bun
A Double-Twisted Bun
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A Hair-Wrapped Pony
A Hair-Wrapped Pony
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A Lanyard-Style Braid
A Lanyard-Style Braid
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A Low Chignon
A Low Chignon
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A Curly Faux Hawk
A Curly Faux Hawk
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Double-Twisted Bun
Double-Twisted Bun
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A Prim Afro
A Prim Afro
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A Wrapped Bun
A Wrapped Bun
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  • A Low Chignon
  • Loose, Half-Up Waves
  • Brushed-Out Waves
  • A Coiled Twist
  • Ethereal Side-Part
  • An Updated Faux-Hawk
  • A Prim Low Bun
  • Natural Waves
  • Double Braided Chignons
  • A Modern Milkmaid
  • A Messy Fishtail Braid
  • Slicked-Back Bun
  • Low Twisted Ponytail
  • A Dramatic Side-Part
  • Voluminous Waves
  • Woven at the Nape
  • A Double Half-Up Style
  • Bobby Pin Detailing
  • A Mussied-Up Twist
  • A Blunt, Wavy Lob
  • Double-Braids
  • A Deep Side-Part with Natural Curls
  • Slicked Back
  • A Twisted Bun
  • A Slick, Low-Ponytail with a Ribbon Tie
  • Modern Braided Bun
  • Ribbon-Wrapped Ponytails
  • Half-Up Braids
  • A Woven Braid
  • Loose, Romantic Waves
  • A Low, Hair-Wrapped Ponytail
  • A Punk Half-Shave
  • Waterfall Ponytails
  • Loose S-Waves
  • A Braided Part
  • Voluminous Curls
  • Under-Braided Topknot
  • A Slicked-Back, Edgy Bun
  • Major Height
  • A Sleek Headband
  • Bejeweled Hair Accessories
  • Romantic Waves
  • A Double-Twisted Bun
  • A Hair-Wrapped Pony
  • A Lanyard-Style Braid
  • A Low Chignon
  • A Curly Faux Hawk
  • Double-Twisted Bun
  • A Prim Afro
  • A Wrapped Bun
  • Pin It!

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