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Pretty Holiday Hairstyles

Exactly What You Need to Achieve All Your Holiday Hair Goals

Only rad hair days here! We've partnered with Ulta Beauty to help you discover your best holiday look no matter your hair goal.

A winning holiday party look always starts with a great head of hair. And this season, creating a confidence-boosting style is easier than ever! Whether you're looking to acquire smooth, sleek strands or boost volume and movement, all that lies between you and your dream hair is finding the right products. Ahead, we're breaking down exactly what you need to achieve all your hair goals on your own. With our product recommendations and helpful tips, you'll be able to nail a party-ready style and channel your best self just in time for the holidays.


If you're going for a high-gloss look, the most important step is in the prep work. While hot tools can help you achieve a sleek blowout, they can also zap the moisture out of your hair and leave strands looking less than lustrous. Help prevent damage, and keep your hair looking and feeling healthy by first spraying your strands with a heat protectant spray that also adds shine. From there, opt for an ionic, nano titanium dryer, which evenly distributes heat and allows for faster styling time. Finally, mist your hair with a gold-enriched, leave-in spray for a radiant, silky finish.


For an instant volume boost that will bring your flat Winter hair back to life, you can never go wrong with effortless waves and a generous blast of texture spray. Start with a lightweight heat protectant that won't weigh down your strands. To achieve soft waves with body and movement, switch up the direction of the curl and the size of the barrel as you're doing your hair to help break up the uniformity. A curling set that comes with multiple interchangeable barrel sizes is ideal for this. Finish the look with texture spray concentrated at your roots to add lift and fullness.

Drybar Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant ($30) CHI Triple Curl Interchangeable Curling iron ($100) Bumble and Bumble BB. Thickening Dryspun Texture Spray ($31)


Whether you choose to sweep your hair into an elegant updo or leave it down, ensure a silky-smooth texture with products that help banish frizz, tame pesky flyaways, and infuse moisture back into your dry strands. Start with a two-in-one primer and heat protectant containing a blend of oils that work to soften and detangle your strands. Then, use an ionic straightener to achieve healthy-looking polish and shine. Follow up with a conditioning spray that will seal your hair cuticles for a frizz-free look that will last well into the night.

Credits: Photographer: Lara Callahan; Art Director: Colleen Lennon; Model: Anastasyia Dujovic; Stylist: Emma Sousa; Hair and Makeup: Yuko Mizuno