Carol of the Belles: 6 Chic Holiday Updos

The holidays have officially arrived and you know what that means. It’s time to up your hair game. After all, sweetheart, you’ve got fabulous soirees to attend, family get-togethers to get through and lots of reunions with pals or relatives you may not have seen since forever ago.

Be the glimmering star atop the tree, the dollop of whipped cream floating on that piece of pumpkin pie, the girl everyone looks toward and whispers, “Who did her hair?”

Giant Party Bun

The Beauty Department knocks it out of the park with pretty much everything they post. This giant bun is no exception. They call it the party bun and it’s essentially a teased out bun that’s plopped just above your crown. We’re particularly digging the gilded star accessories they’ve bedazzled the hair with. Lots of accessories would work for this one, or you can leave it as is.

Giant Holiday Updo Bun Hairstyle

Knotted Holiday Updo

YouTube user Kayley Melissa teaches you how to recreate the prettiest knotted updo, perfect for the holiday season. As the title implies, you’ll essentially just tie a series of little half knots along the front of your face and then pin it in the back. From here, you can leave your hair down or create the updo Kayley details in the video. The choice is yours!

Sleek Vixen Hair

If you’re not feeling the messy hair vibe and want to skip the braids, here’s a hairstyle you may love. The tutorial is by and requires super sleek hair before you even begin, so break out that flat iron. Once you’ve got straight hair, you only have a few more steps to go before completing this super chic look. Pair it with your favorite holiday dress and you’re ready to hit the town.

Sleek Vixen Hairstyle Tutorial

Romantic Braided Updo

True to the name of the blog, this braided updo detailed at Hair Romance has a seriously romantic vibe. We love that it embraces a naturally curly texture. You don’t have to have pink and orange highlights to pull this look off, either. It’ll work for any hair color under the sun, so make sure you incorporate this updo into your holiday hair cycle.

Romantic Braid Holiday Updo Hairstyle

Vintage Styled Faux Bob

The dynamic duo at the We’re Calling Shenanigans blog decided to transform their long, lush hair into a really pretty, vintage styled bob. They used hot rollers, but you can also use a curling iron to get those lush curls. Once you’ve got a head full of curls, take small pieces and pin them up to create the illusion of shorter hair. The full how-to is on the blog.

Vintage Faux Bob Holiday Hairstyle

Braided Chignon

Sonya at the Parlordiary blog graces us with a pretty braided chignon hair tutorial, inspired by a photo she happened upon on Pinterest. For this one, she says you need to create a basic fishtail braid (detailed on her blog) and then you do some twisting and securing to achieve the final look. The pictures and text tutorial are really easy to follow, so give this one a go!

Braided Chignon Chic Holiday Updo

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