5 Christmas Hair Ideas for the Festive Season

With the festive season just around the corner, it's time to deck the halls and your hair! Whether you're attending a cozy Christmas gathering or a glitzy party, your hairstyle can be the perfect finishing touch to your festive look.

In this article, we'll explore an array of Christmas hairstyles that range from classic and elegant to fun and whimsical, featuring Color Wow styling products.

Preparing Your Hair for Styling: Top Tips

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Before you dive into creating your Christmas hairdo, it's important to prepare your hair properly.

Start by washing and conditioning your hair with products that will leave it thoroughly cleansed, soft and manageable. This will make styling easier and ensure that your hair looks its best. Kick things off with Color Wow's Color Security Shampoo and Conditioner – they not only deeply cleanse but also leave your hair silky smooth.

The duo is the perfect prep for your Christmas creation. You can find out more tips on how to properly wash your hair with our comprehensive guide.

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Wait! Before you style your hair, remember to shield your strands. Spritz on a heat protectant for essential protection. All of our conditioners and styling products contain at least two types of heat protectants, so you're safe with any choice!

For the festive season, we especially love our Pop & Lock High Gloss Finish and Extra Mist-ical Shine Spray. They not only provide that festive glam and gloss but also guard your hair during heat styling.

Whether you're curling, straightening, or blow-drying, these products will help prevent heat damage while boosting shine.

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Speaking of blow-drying, if frizz has always been your battle, it's time to arm yourself with our Dream Coat spraysWhether you have straight, wavy, curly, or super dehydrated and coily hair, Dream Coat sprays ensure you face zero frizz—even in the harshest humidity and even when you party hard during the holidays.

Plus they also all include heat protection. Find out which Dream Coat is right for you.

Once your hair is clean and protected, it's time to consider the style you want to create. There are countless options when it comes to festive hairstyles, so take some time to browse through our suggestions below.

5 of Our Fave Christmas Hairstyles

In this section, we've curated a collection of five Christmas hairstyles to inspire your holiday spirit.

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1. Voluminous blow-out: 

A sexy, bombshell blowout is always a good idea. It’s a hairstyle that elevates every look. Whether it’s a more low-key get-together or a full-on Christmas bash you can’t go wrong with a big, bouncy blowout. For best results, prep hair with our Color Security Shampoo and Conditioner to thoroughly cleanse and hydrate your hair.

Follow with Raise the Root Thicken and Lift Spray applied throughout your hair at the roots and then Xtra Large Bombshell Volumizer throughout the strands to add that extra mass without the weight or the crunch.

Seal the deal with a mist of hairspray to ensure your curls hold their bounce. Cult Favorite is a lightweight spray that offers all-day, brushable hold plus heat protection.

Watch as stylist, Lauren Hurren, shows how to create the perfect voluminous blowout.

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2. Half up half down with braids: 

If you’re looking for a more romantic Christmas look this is it! All you’ll need is a beach wave iron, some gold ribbon and some Root Cover Up in your shade. 

Watch how to create this whimsical style.

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3. French twist with jingle bells: 

This look is super easy and super fun! All you need to achieve this look is some bobby pins, some jingle bells, Cult Favorite Hairspray for all-day, crunch-free hold, and Style on Steroids for the added texture needed for the look

Watch as stylist, Giles Robinson, shows how it’s done. 

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4. Glitter bomb ponytail: 

For another super easy and super festive look try this glittering half ponytail style!

All you’ll need for this is some glitter gel and Root Cover Up in your shade to fill in any gaps in your hairline. Watch as celeb-stylist, Joseph Maine, shows you how to get the look:

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5. Chignon with hair ribbons: 

This festive style is festive, chic, and so simple!

Here’s what you’ll need: one silver and one gold ribbon of your choice, some Pop and Lock High Gloss Finish to tame flyaways and add a sheen to your hair, and Cult Favorite Hairspray to lock everything in place without dulling the shine.

Watch stylist, Giles Robinson, walk you through the styling steps:

How to Keep Your Style Looking Flawless

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Maintaining a Christmas hairstyle can be a breeze with the right approach. Here are some tips to help you keep your festive look intact throughout the day:

  • Secure Accessories Well: If you're wearing Christmas-themed accessories like hairpins, bows, or clips, make sure they're securely fastened to avoid any mishaps.
  • Avoid Over-Styling: Try not to restyle your hair too frequently throughout the day, as excessive brushing or combing can lead to frizz or flattening. Instead, use your fingers to gently adjust any loose strands.
  • Pack a Mini Hair Kit: Carry a small kit with essentials like extra bobby pins, hair ties, and a travel-sized hairspray for quick touch-ups if needed.  For a lightweight spray that offers all-day, flexible, brushable hold plus heat protection try Cult Favorite.
  • Mind the Weather: If you'll be outdoors, consider the weather conditions. Prep with a Dream Coat to protect your hair from the elements. 
  • Tame Flyaways: Keep a toothbrush or a small brush with soft bristles and Pop + Lock High Gloss Finish handy to tame any unruly flyaways or baby hairs that may pop up. One pump of this oil/serum hybrid seals split ends and flattens flyaways leaving a glossy, glass-like finish.

With these tips in mind, you can enjoy your Christmas festivities with confidence, knowing that your hairstyle will stay picture-perfect!

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