Woman in a ponytail with a black ribbon on her hair.

The 10 Best Holiday Hairstyles, From Extra To Elegant

Lupita Nyong’o showed up with a flower crown at the 3rd Annual Academy Museum Gala, and the effect was festive and effervescent. The inspiration is well worth a try.
A Flower Crown
One of the easiest ways to make your hair holiday-ready is by tying a festive, cranberry-tone red scarf around the elastic you’ve used to secure your ponytail.
Holiday Ponytail
In a holiday-inspired TikTok tutorial, @truleytalentedbeauty uses a natural hemp cord to create a high bun and hold her hair in place as opposed to bobby pins.
Holiday String Bun
Gold headbands look like crowns, and are the perfect holiday hair accessory to jazz up any look, especially a Brigitte Bardot-inspired up-do, with face-framing layers.
Gold Headbands
In a tutorial by Monat on TikTok, a content creator uses hair mousse to pull her hair back into a sleek ponytail before adding self-adhesive hair gems to complete the look.
Hair Gems