Let’s make a list of everything you have to do in the next few months: buy gifts, wrap gifts, find money for said gifts, solidify travel plans, mentally prepare yourself for your extended family, get through finals and-slash-or the last stretch of work, and, of course, pack. Stressed yet? Yeah, sorry about that. But know what should never be on your list? Holiday hairstyles.
You have enough to worry about during the holidays without freaking out about what you’ll do with your hair for office parties and family get-togethers. Sure, you can go with your usual slicked-back topknot—or, our personal favorite, the classic wash-and-go style—but do either of those really scream “holidays”? We think not. Instead, try switching up your look this year with one of these awesome, celebrity-inspired hairstyles that are guaranteed to give you major inspiration.
Scroll down to see our 20 favorite braided topknots, smooth chignons, and slicked-back ponytails, and then try them for yourself. Just don’t be surprised when Aunt Barb makes a comment about how “put-together” you look this year “for a change.”