50 So-Pretty Holiday Hair Ideas to Try This Season

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Sure, conventional holiday party wisdom says to pick out your outfit and then decide on what to do with your hair—but all bets are off when you’re getting your sixth wear out of the same LBD and you’re on your third and final accessory rotation. And if the sheer mention of “party hair” brings about visions of dated back-combing and shellacked, too-stiff curls, know that we’re right there with you.

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But there’s a time and place for intricate braids and twists and other hairstyles that you’ll generally need four to six hands to execute successfully, and it’s certainly not during the holidays when you’re already strapped for time. In fact, a low twisted chignon, or a tiny ribbon detail along the base of your ponytail could be all you need to walk about the door with a modern—and more importantly, moveable—hairstyle.

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

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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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