The holidays are almost here, and I’m thrilled to welcome a guest post from a friend of mine. She’s the beautifully brilliant mind behind HairByLori.com, and a personal friend. I love her holiday hairstyles, and thought you might want try a few out yourself, especially as she has a way of making them approachable for even the biggest hair novice. See what you think…
Christmas time is a busy time for moms and families. Between shopping, cleaning and preparing for parties, we have a lot on our plates. Add to that the extra stress of getting the kids dressed up and ready for holiday events, and it can be downright overwhelming.
These 20 easy hairstyles are great for holiday parties, and anyone can do them. I’ve included a link to a tutorial for each of these adorable holiday hairstyles.
Whether you are looking for a Christmas hairstyle for a school party, an evening of caroling, an ugly sweater party, or your annual family Christmas party, there is a hairstyle here that you’re going to love.
Easy Holiday Hairstyles
I’ve got you covered for short or long hair, formal events or flat-out silly ones, there’s a hairstyle for you.
Easiest Christmas Tree Braid EVER tutorial from Hair by Lori. This hairstyle is so easy to do, no fancy braiding skills required. To make it even easier, you can snag a Hair by Lori EZDO Christmas Tree Braid Kit on Amazon and it comes with all the components you need to make and decorate your Christmas tree braid.
Easy Santa Hat Hairstyle tutorial from Hair by Lori. This is another hairstyle that ANYONE can do, it’s so easy. If you can do a ponytail, a regular 3 strand braid and you can lace up a shoe – then you can easily recreate this adorable look.
The Ornament Braid tutorial from Hair by Lori. This hairstyle is so quick. It looks complicated but is really quite simple to do. It’s a more subtle Christmas hairstyle for occasions that call for hair that’s not over the top.
Wreath Hairstyle for Short Hair tutorial from Hair by Lori. This one only works on shorter hair, but is such a cute and festive hairstyle. Finish with curls to dress it up or just leave the hair straight.
Elastic Christmas Tree Hairstyle tutorial from Princess Hairstyles. This elastic band hairstyle looks complicated by it’s really easy to do. It takes a little bit of time, but if you can do a ponytail then you can do this one.
Rope Twist Crown Braid Wreath tutorial from Hair by Lori. This wreath hairstyle is so pretty. This one really stands out. It is one of the more difficult in this list (while still being fairly easy) but if you have time to do a practice run at this, it’s worth the effort. And the upside is that it’s a quick hairstyle to do.
Ornament Updo tutorial from Hair by Lori. This beautiful updo is great for your more formal of Christmas events – or for older girls or even moms who would prefer not to have a Christmas tree in their hair. If you can do a French braid, you’ll be able to do this one.
Festive Elf Hairstyle tutorial from Braidsandstyles12. This festive style is so easy to do, you’ll be surprised. Leave off the elf hat if you’d like and you still have an adorable style in either pigtails or do it as a ponytail. This holiday hairstyle will stay in well for a busy day, playing or sports.
4 Strand Ribbon Braid tutorial from Hair by Lori. This braid is one that every mom should learn. It looks impressive because it’s not one that you see often, but it really is so quick and easy to do. Add red or green ribbon and it’s perfect for the holiday season.
Hair Bow Hairstyle tutorial from Sweethearts Hair Design for Hair by Lori. This hairstyle is another one that is surprisingly easy to do for how impressive it looks. This is style can be dressed up or down to be perfect for any Christmas occasion.
Ornament Bun tutorial from Princess Piggies. This hairstyle is perfect for dance and sports. It will hold up well during activities while looking so fun and festive.
Pin Curl Christmas Tree tutorial from Hair by Lori. This is a great subtle Christmas tree hairstyle. No braiding is required, you just need to be able to make a ponytail and pin some hair in place.
Candy Cane Braid tutorial from Princess Hairstyles. This adorable braid can be done with red and white ribbon to really get the full Candy Cane effect or do it with just one color like you see pictured here.
Rudolf Reindeer Bun tutorial from Braidsandstyles12. If you’ve ever been on Facebook at Christmas, then you’ve seen this style floating around. It’s adorable and it’s easy, what’s not to love?
Dutch Lace Crown Braid tutorial from Hair by Lori. This hairstyle is perfect anytime of the year and can be dressed up easily to make a beautiful wreath hairstyle.
Star Hairstyle tutorial from Hair by Lori. This tutorial was done for the 4th of July, but it works just as well as a Christmas hairstyle too.
Ribbon Accented Braided Bun tutorial from Hair by Lori. This cute hairstyle can be worn year round but works wonderful as a holiday hairstyle by using red, white or green ribbon. It looks so much more difficult than it really is.
Rope Twist Headband Updo tutorial from Hair by Lori. This gorgeous updo is perfect for your more formal of holiday occasions.
I hope that you enjoy these festive and fun holiday hairstyles. From beautiful to tacky-cool, these are the easiest Christmas hairstyles that you’ll find.
Once you’ve mastered these and are ready for more difficult holiday hairstyles, be sure to check out all the hairstyles in my 12 Braids of Christmas series.
Happy hairstyling and Merry Christmas!
Lori Bryant is a homeschooling mom of four, and a self-taught braid enthusiast. She posts hair tutorials that make it easy to recreate her braided styles at hairbylori.com and on her YouTube channel. She is passionate about helping girls feel good about themselves through cute hairstyles and connect through the special bonding time that mom and daughters share when doing hair together. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.