The fall and winter holiday season is a time of year when everyone wants to look their best. From family gatherings to glitzy parties, the right hairstyle can set the tone for the entire event. This year, some exciting trends on the horizon will make you want to switch things up. From fresh modern takes to throwbacks, here are the 2023 holiday hair trends you'll want to try.
Braided Topknot: Elevated Casual
If you love the casual look of a topknot but want something a bit more festive, a braided topknot is for you. Simply create a high ponytail, braid it, and then wrap the braid around to form a bun. Secure with hairpins, and you've got an elevated, stylish take on a classic look.
Fountain Ponytails: A Fresh Take
A fountain ponytail is a dramatic, fun hairstyle that's perfect for holiday parties. Imagine a regular ponytail, but with the hair fanned out at the top, creating a "fountain" effect. To get this look, pull your hair into a high ponytail and use some bobby pins to arrange the ends in a circular shape. A few spritzes of hairspray, and you're good to go! The fountain ponytail looks even more amazing when you add in some glittery hairpins or holiday-themed hair clips.
90s Bombshell Blowout: Nostalgic Flair
The 90s are back in a big way, and one of the most iconic looks from that decade is the bombshell blowout. Think of voluminous, bouncy hair that turns heads. Achieve this look by using a round brush while blow-drying and finishing off with a volumizing spray. It's a style that says "I'm ready to celebrate."
Triple-Twisted Bun: Elegance Meets Simplicity
For a look that's both elegant and simple, try the triple-twisted bun. Take three separate sections of your hair and twist each into a bun. Then, secure them together at the back of your head. This style not only looks intricate but is also a practical choice for keeping your hair in place while you dance the night away.
Hollywood Flip: Vintage Charm
The Hollywood flip brings old-school glamour to any holiday event. To achieve this style, use a curling iron to create outward curls at the ends of your hair. The result is a polished look that screams red carpet elegance. It pairs well with a fancy dress and can easily become the star of your holiday ensemble.
One-Side Updos: Asymmetric Allure
An updo doesn't have to be perfectly balanced. One-side updos are gaining popularity for their unique, asymmetric look. Simply gather your hair to one side and create your desired style, be it a bun, twist, or even a braid. This approach adds a touch of whimsy to the otherwise formal nature of updos. Sweep long bangs to the opposite side and secure them with rhinestone-studded clips or pins for even more eye-catching appeal.
The Wet Look: Sleek and Edgy
For those who prefer an edgier vibe, the wet look is perfect. This style mimics the appearance of wet hair using gel or mousse for a sleek finish. It's a bold choice but can add a contemporary, runway-inspired touch to your holiday look.
Modern Beehive: Retro With a Twist
The beehive is making a comeback but with a modern twist. Instead of the extremely high and rounded shape, the modern beehive is slightly looser and more textured. Tease your hair at the crown to create volume, then smooth it back and secure it with hairpins. It's a nod to the '60s with a fresh, updated feel.
Side Braids: Casual Chic
Last but not least, side braids offer a relaxed yet chic option. Start by pulling your hair to one side and braiding it in your favorite style—French, fishtail, or even a simple three-strand braid. Secure it with a festive ribbon or some sparkly hairpins for an added holiday flair.
The holidays are the perfect time to experiment with your hairstyle. Whether you go for the vintage charm of a Hollywood flip or the modern edginess of the wet look, there's something for everyone this season. So go ahead, pick your favorite 2023 holiday hair trend, and shine bright at all your holiday events!
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