15 Festive Hairstyles For This Winter
by BRENDA L. / DEC 12, 2022
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Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and many other: did you know that just in the month of December there are over fourteen different religious celebrations? It doesn’t matter which one you’re sharing with your friends and family, chances are you’re going to be invited to feast, dance and rejoice with your loved ones. And although clothing and shoes will definitely play a huge part in your ensemble, the perfect hairstyle will top it off. Here’s a list of 15 festive hairstyles to slay through your winter!
1. The Preppy Ponytail
Haven’t you heard? Preppy is trendy! Get inspired by the country club vibe and make this style yours (you can also look into light or dark academia outfits) with a softly curled ponytail.
If you don’t have the right length and thickness in your natural hair to achieve the perfectly bouncy hairstyle for this winter, grab a set of clip in ponytail hair extensions et voila – problem solved. You can add hair accessories such as pearl-encrusted clips or an oversized bow to your hair to finish off the hairstyle in true festive key.
2. Full Bangs & Braids
If you’re still caught in the vibe of Wednesday Addams, this doesn’t mean that you can’t follow up with this look during an event such as a Christmas celebration, to name one. Actually, the classic plaits are an evergreen trendy look for the festive season! If you want to add a touch of color and glitter you can always incorporate colorful hair tinsel in your strands (perhaps you could get them to match your home decor!). What if you’re afraid of cutting your own bangs? Don’t fret, you don’t need to – just wear a clip in fringe and you’re good to go.
3. Half-Up, Half-Down
There is something incredibly romantic and classy about a good half-up, half-down hairstyle. This type of hairstyle can give life to a plethora of looks, depending on what you’re looking for. You can add in seamless hair extensions to get more length and play with layered curls, or you can use ultra volume hair extensions to work on a complex, plaited look if you want to be a little extra.
4. Retro Blowout
Feathered layers and good flipped-out brushing in combination create the perfect retro blowout, a la Farrah Fawcett. You can create this look with your natural hair, hair extensions or adding a little color to embrace your inner 70s diva. Bangs and waves are the perfect duo to bring your whole look together; on top of this, this particular hairstyle allows you to go a little crazy with your accessories. Perfect for those who prefer an eclectic vibe.
5. Big Bouncy Blowout
If you’d like your hair to look as bold and glamorous as you’re feeling, then go for a bouncy blowout - the modernised version of the super-popular 90s look of the stars. A big bouncy blowout can be recreated in the comfort of your own home with the help of tools such as the curling ribbon, a heatless hair styling accessory that will help you get the look of your dreams without having to stress yout strands with curling wands and whatnot.
6. 90s Blowout
This is the oldest cousin of the big bouncy blowout, and can be achieved with jumbo velcro rollers, or a maxi-sized round brush and blowdryer. The look was made famous by celebrities such as Alicia Silverstone, Madchen Amick and Cindy Crawford. If you need to add thickness and volume to your natural tresses to get that retro glam, add a few ultra volume clip in hair extensions to step up your hair game and achieve a long-lasting, bouncy ‘do.
7. Sleek Ponytail
This has rapidly become a classic: the slicked back, super-silky ponytail is an evergreen hairstyle that can be worn on many different occasions and will keep you super stylish regardless. It goes well with any outfit and with clip in ponytail hair extensions you can add a few inches to your natural tresses to get that killer pony look that you’ve seen on celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande.
8. Tousled Layers
If you’re looking for a more subtle hairstyle, you can gently curl your mid lengths and ends to achieve a softly tousled finish that will keep you looking glamorous without screaming for attention. This can also be achieved by adding clip in hair extensions in, to get more obvious layers and volume. A seriously studied style that will look and feel natural to keep things simple yet elegant throughout mundane celebrations.
9. Glass Hair
Are you a fan of sleek, silky, flowy tresses? Then look no further than the glass hair trend. Still going strong since its debut in 2022, the look has become viral thanks to celebrities such as Lourdes Leon and Kim Kardashian, who have been seen sporting it on different occasions. You could make this minimalistic yet stunning hairstyle your go-to style with jumbo-length human hair extensions, a generous dose of heat protectant spray before going in with your hair straightener, and Color Wow’s DreamCoat.
10. Braided Bun
As seen on superstar Jennifer Lopez, the braided bun is a top-notch hairstyle choice for a festive do. Sometimes less is more, but this doesn’t mean that you have to settle for boring. We have seen how a simple claw clip or a minimalistic top bun can go a long way with the right outfit and jewellery; if you have a pair of important earrings or an elaborate necklace to show off, this is the right style for you.
11. Claw Clip Hairstyle
Also known as the jaw clip, this simple hair accessory was extremely popular in the 90s and early 00s, and every household had at least two or three of these clips hanging around on a trinkets tray or in a bathroom drawer. They’re back, stronger than ever, and there are many different models available for a small price: butterfly shaped, rhinestone-encrusted, painted in different colors and whatnot. There are many different claw clip hairstyles you can try. One of my favourites? The claw clip half-up knot.
12. Hollywood Waves
Looking for a classic glam style? Hollywood waves are a timeless hairstyle inspired by the divas of the silver screen. Nowadays, this look makes a popular bridal choice too, besides being a prime choice amongst celebrity red carpet looks. Its elegant and retro vibe dresses up or down easily, depending on your outfit of choice. A great way to style your long locks this party season.
13. Beach Waves
What if you’re not ready to say goodbye to that beachy, sunkissed look? Don’t worry – mermaid hair is still a thing, even though your last holiday on the beach might start to feel like a distant memory. You can get this look by adding clip in hair extensions for a little kick of extra volume, then proceed to style with a waver. If you’re feeling extra, you can add a few crimped strands here and there. Don’t forget to use Cliphair’s heat protectant spray to preserve your hair’s health!
14. Crown Braid
The crown braid, also known as the milkmaid braid, is a popular hairstyle among boho-chic lovers. Perhaps due to its effortless elegance, this hairdo has remained a constant throughout the centuries; nowadays, it’s the favourite hairdo for those who’d like to channel an artsy vibe. Remy hair extensions users know old hair extensions can be repurposed in a glamorous milkmaid braid: if your hair isn’t long and thick enough to make this hairstyle yours, you can always add a few seamless hair extensions wefts to take your natural tresses to the next level and achieve the ultimate bohémienne hairstyle.
15. Low Chignon
A classic for formal events, the low chignon never really lost its appeal. This hairstyle can be worn as it is, shiny and minimal, or embellished with hair jewellery or flowers - the choice is yours. In case your hair lacks the right volume to get the perfectly round chignon, you can look into adding volume and length with Seamless Hair Extensions - no one will know.
High and mighty like a bubble ponytail, elegant and timeless like the crown braid, or trendy and sassy like a glossy, glassy hairstyle? No matter what your choice is, with the right hair accessories and the right styling, you too can shine like a diva at your festive events this year. Happy holidays!