Unless you’re a celebrity hitting the Hollywood party circuit, us mere mortals only get a few hot ticket events a year where we can really go all out with our hair. Luckily, holiday party season has arrived and there will be no shortage of opportunities to throw our hair up into an elaborate updo or bombshell curls. As you’re carefully selecting which holiday hairstyles will wow the most, these glam celeb-inspired looks are sure to jumpstart your planning process.
Sarah Hyland’s Braided Topknot
Buns and topknots are frequent players in our hair rotation, but any ole updo just won’t suffice for holiday parties. Give your tired topknot an extra edge by adding an unexpected element into the mix: a braided base.
Get the look: Jason Smoothing Sea Kelp Conditioner
Katie Lowes’ Bombshell Curls
Big, bouncy curls are like the LBD of the hair world: They look great on any woman and accentuate your best assets in a super stylish, classic way.
Get the look: Ouidad Playcurl Volumizing Foam
Mindy Kaling’s Voluminous Half Updo
Want the best of both worlds? Take a half up, half down style for a spin. The key? Oodles of volume help dress the look up a bit.
Get the look: White Sands Infinity Hairspray
Melissa Rauch’s Side Ponytail
Leave your gym ponytail at home this holiday season, ladies, and opt for something a bit more dressy. A shiny side-swept pony with hair wrapped around the elastic looks polished and flirty, but won’t take you hours to achieve.
Get the look: Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask
Bella Thorne’s Boho Braids
Prefer a more laid back approach to holiday glamour? Let your hair down in a loose braided style that shows off your straight locks and mad braiding skills.
Get the look: CHI Air Classic Flat Iron
Lily Collins’ Bold Bouffant
A word of advice: This bold bouffant is not for the faint of heart. But if you’ve got hair to spare and love a statement ‘do, the mod look will earn you loads of hair admiration.
Get the look: Remington Velvet Grip Black Lurex and Chevron Headwraps
Octavia Spencer’s Wonderful Waves
Waves are great and all, but you know what’s even better? Side-swept waves. It’s incredible how much sass and attitude you can infuse into your look by simply sweeping it over to one side.
Get the look: Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine
Maria Menounos’ Fancy Fishtail
There’s nothing fishy about an elegant fishtail braid this holiday season. You can play with the height, side and texture of the style and have fun with pretty accessories.
Get the look: Blow Pro Textstyle Dry Texture Spray
Lea Michele’s Sleek and Sexy Style
The “I just got out of the shower look”? Not so sultry. But that doesn’t mean wet, sleek hair is out of reach. Get your sexy on with subtly wet, gelled locks that are perfect for late night holiday soirées.
Get the look: Aveda Brilliant Retexturing Gel
Tina Fey’s Bouncy Blowout
There’s a reason blowout bars have been spreading like wildfire all over the country, and this bouncy style sure shows us why. A perky blowout can take you from the office to a holiday party in no time and if you’re lucky, you can get several days out of the ‘do!
Get the look: Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer
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