With the holiday season officially upon us, it’s time to start thinking about looks for all the soirees ahead. Rather than sticking to your traditional hair and makeup, the holidays are a fun excuse to switch things up. However, there’s no need to be stressing out about your glam strategy for the festivities. We’ve compiled six different party-ready hairstyles that can be done in five minutes flat. They’re simple yet chic, and will have you looking your best in no time.
Grown-Up Hair Accessories
Hair accessories can work for all ages. Style as usual then top off your look with a statement headband à la Karlie Kloss for holiday flair.
Get the perfect soft curls like Cara Delevingne's by braiding your hair at night before going to bed. Once you wake up, undo the braids and comb out the newly formed waves. If necessary, touch up the ends with an iron and some hairspray.
Sleek Low Pony
Ponytails are having a major moment this year. Rather than slicking your hair all the way back, part it on the side to create a sleek, low version like Olivia Culpo's.
The topknot was another huge trend this year, and one of Bella Hadid's go-to styles. Slick your hair back into a high ponytail, and then wrap it around to create the perfect knot. Add bobby pins where necessary, and top off with a hair pomade or hairspray.
Hair jewelry is a great way to give any traditional hairstyle a bold twist. Jenna Dewan Tatum's low ponytail was amplified with these circular metal pins that are unnoticeable from the front.
Of course we couldn't leave out a braided option from the list. Inspired by Jessica Alba, give a single plait a low-maintenance vibe by leaving out a few strands in the front, and pulling the edges to make it looser.