We love this time of year: sequins, champagne, gorgeous holiday hairstyles. But if your calendar is anything like ours, you have an awful lot of events to go to—and who wants to wear their hair the same way to every party? Exactly; a girl’s gotta switch it up! So to inspire your holiday hair game this year, we’ve pulled some serious inspiration straight from the red carpet. Here are 20 gorgeous hairstyles you need to try out this holiday season. Ho ho ho!
Michelle Dockery's relaxed updo is holiday perfection and a brilliant way to style a bob—just twist your lovely locks back and secure with pins, leaving your shortest layers to escape on one side.
Tracee Ellis Ross' enviable curls are on full display here; pull your hair up into a high ballerina bun, leaving a few ringlets to frame your face, fringe-style.
Jennifer Aniston's relaxed blowout is full of body and life—the perfect style for any holiday gathering. Blow out your strands with a flat brush, parting to one side, then add a little bend with a quick pass of the straightening iron.
Scarlett Johansson's curly updo is one of our all-time favorite hairstyles for short hair—to get her look, use medium hot rollers and curl the hair away from your face for ringlets that flatter (and last all night).
A little more low-key? Take a cue from Kerry Washington and pull your hair into a mid-height ponytail and pair with knock-em-dead bright lipstick.
A low bun like Emma Stone's is rendered unbearably chic by pulling a section free at the front and curling it with a three-barrel Marcel waver. So Gatsby!
Jennifer Morrison shows us the right way to wear a spangly hair accessory—on the smaller side of a deep part, with oceans of lightly curled hair cascading down the opposite side.
But don't write off straight locks—Olivia Wilde's long, low, dead straight ponytail is the epitome of relaxed holiday elegance.
Dita Von Teese's retro curls really only require 30 minutes to do—set your hair in hot rollers while you do your makeup to ensure perfect S-shaped waves.
A knotted updo like J.Lo's is chic and minimalist—spritz a natural-bristled hairbrush with a little hairspray and comb your hair up to the crown of your head for a frizz-free look.
A relaxed half-up hairstyle like Alicia Vikander's is perfect for this time of year. Part your hair to the center, then sweep sections at the side to the back and secure them with bobby pins the same shade as your lovely locks for an effortlessly chic look.
Make sure you use a hair serum after you've curled your hair to ensure maximum shininess. Ashley Greene shows us what we're all aspiring to.
Tease your hair at the crown for major volume and lift, like our girl Gwen.
Jamie King's side-swept style is totally killer—after curling your strands, hold a 1" curling iron vertically (not horizontally) and curl large sections of your hair away from your face. Allow the curls to curl, brush them out, and voila—perfect retro curls.
Viola Davis' fun, flippy hair is every girl's dream. If your hair doesn't curl out naturally at the ends, cheat the look by blowdrying with a round brush, then curling your hair up and out with a 1" straightening iron.
Straight hair isn't boring—rough up your sleek strands with a little texturizing cream for a disheveled style like Jessica Alba's.
You don't need naturally thick hair for a fabulously curly holiday look a la Laverne Cox—after curling, lightly tease the ends of your hair with a natural-bristled brush to break up the curls and give you insane volume.
A massive updo is a bold look, but one perfectly appropriate at this time of year—just look at Janelle Monae!
Rachel Weisz' medium-length hair is curled at the ends and center-parted for the perfect dramatic-meets-delicate look.
Yes Virginia, you CAN wear beachy waves in winter—Olivia Palermo is living proof. Just make sure your strands are finished with a major shine spray to eliminate frizz.