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Simple holiday hairstyles in 15 minutes

Whether your hair is short, long or hits right around the shoulders, there’s tons of cute hairstyle options for this holiday season. Check out some of our favorite picks below for quick, easy and fabulous looks.

Kate Beckinsale

High ponytail

Celebrities like Kate Beckinsale know how sophisticated and classic this hairstyle can be. Start by spraying hair with a light soft hold hair spray and then pull hair back into a high ponytail with a Mason Pearson brush. It’s a look that can be pulled off in just a few minutes!


A chignon can be easily created in just a few simple steps. First, start by pulling the hair back into a ponytail. You’ll need a chignon pillow you can get at your local beauty supply store to help finish the look easily. Put the chignon pillow around the ponytail and then wrap your hair around the pillow. Finish by bobby pinning into place.

Showy braids

This season, fun flirty braids are hotter than ever. For this look, part your hair down the center and do two mini French braids on either side using the front pieces. Use some hair spray to tame any frizzies and flyaways.

Vintage waves

Vintage waves

Adding some waves on longer hair is an easy and flirty way to upgrade your look for that holiday party. You’ll need a 1-inch curling iron for this style. Wrap your hair around the curling iron and hold for a few seconds. When you’re done curling all your hair, use a round brush and your blow dryer to brush out the curls. This is what will make them look soft and loose. Finish with some hair spray.

Sleek ponytail

For a super sleek and shiny ponytail, prep the hair by using a shine serum and a flat iron. The flat iron is what will give your hair that extra sleek, shiny look. Pull back into a low ponytail with a deep part and finish with some shine spray.

Messy updo

Lately, the trend has been shifting from super polished to slightly messy locks. The good news is they’re easy to style and fun too. There’s a few different ways to achieve this look: You can start by prepping the hair with a texturizing spray before you blow dry to add volume to the look. Next you can pull hair back into a bun and pull a few pieces out around the face to create that loose, messy look. Alternatively, you can also create this look by tucking hair under your ponytail.

Vintage short hairstyle

Vintage waves for short hair

Women with shorter hair can rejoice; there really are different hairstyles you can try for holiday parties. Some short vintage waves like these are popular again. To get waves like this use a wave iron you can find at your beauty supply store. If you have longer hair and want to achieve this look you can simply pin the hair underneath to create a faux-bob.

Voluminous half up half down look

Inject some volume into a normal half up half down look this season. Start by setting hair with curlers and brushing out for soft, voluminous curls. Using bobby pins, secure pieces back in a loose hold creating a bump in the back. Finish with some soft hold hair spray.

See more hairstyles:

  • 5 Wash and go styles
  • Do your ‘do: Simple styles for short hair
  • 3 Quick daytime up dos

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