15 Curly Hairstyles For Holiday Parties
As we embark on another holiday season, we wouldn't be surprised to hear that you've already begun to think about what dresses you'll wear, which lipsticks to swipe across your lips, or how you're going to style your hair for all those soirées. No doubt there will be cameras flashing from every direction, so it makes sense to think about the details!
For those of you with curly or wavy hair, you're in luck — from fun updos to vintage waves, we've rounded up 15 gorgeous celebrity hairstyles that you can rock at every shindig from now through the new year.
Actress Yara Shahidi looked fresh and fabulous at the People's Choice Awards with this play on the traditional topknot. She let some hair cascade off to one side and added texture via two vertical braids. For maximum shine and minimum flyaways, work Madam C.J. Walker Coconut & Moringa Oils Flyaway Curl Control Serum ($26) through damp hair before styling.
Eva Longoria has naturally thick, wavy hair, so it's always fun to see how she styles it for the red carpet. Here, she's swept loosely curled locks back into a loose, low ponytail and wrapped the base with her own hair. For the same type of curl, use the Herstyler Beach Curler ($50) and Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish Volume Spray ($31).
This "new meets classic" hairstyle looks super fresh on actress Kiernan Shipka. Use a tapered curling wand — try Remington T Studio Thermaluxe Pro Series Curling Wand ($40) — pointed upside down and starting about three to four inches from the roots. For that Hollywood-glam vibe, smooth hair down with a shine serum, use bobby pins at the temple, and create texture at the ends with a comb.
Does Janelle Monáe ever show up with hair looking less than fierce? This style utilizes ribbon, pearls, and a shimmering barrette. You can do the same or, alternatively, create this beehive-esque updo and top it with glitter à la IGK Preparty Hair Strobing Glitter Spray ($16).
There's something very sweet and regal about Kate Middleton's long, loose waves pulled up on either side. To re-create, use a large-barrel curling iron — such as the Beachwaver Co. S1.25 Curling Iron ($129) — and let the curls cool before shaking out. Sweep up a small section of hair on either side and secure with hairpins. We like this two-piece set from Monet Jewelry ($10).
Marie Antoinette meets Rapunzel meets Ariel in this textured fishtail braided number worn by Aluna Francis. You'll definitely want to harness the power of your natural texture for this one and get playful with the accessories!
Speaking of playing up your natural texture, that's exactly what Zendaya did with her hair here. To create that same level of volume, gently tease hair and use a product that creates shine, texture, and volume. We like R+ Co Trophy Shine Texture Spray ($29).
Julianne Hough is another master hair manipulator, and we're obsessed with this modern Veronica Lake-inspired look. Use a large-barrel curling wand, starting at about the ear, and let curls cool before gently combing through them with your fingers.
Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese, queen of vintage glam, knows how to do a mean pin curl. Channel those retro vibes at your upcoming holiday party and you'll definitely garner attention.
Miss USA's Kara McCullough is all about rocking her natural hair, and this playful half-topknot puts her ringlets on proud display.
This half-up hairstyle worn by actress Janet Montgomery at the Golden Globes feels equal parts carefree bohemian and red carpet refined. To re-create, pull hair back from either side and secure. Then, wrap hair from underneath around the pulled-back sections, securing along the way. For the same sort of glossy finish, run Living Proof No-Frizz Nourishing Oil ($38) — made for curly, coarse, and wavy hair — from mid-shaft to ends.
Channel your inner funky diva à la Jennifer Hudson with this faux-hawk hairstyle. Pull hair taut underneath and on the sides, then secure at the back and center of your head.
We're into the simplicity of this hairstyle worn by Julia Garner. Prep curls by conditioning, diffusing, and styling, then throw on a headband that matches your outfit. This Dorothy Perkins Black Embellished Headband ($28) is similar to the one Garner's wearing.
Here's a holiday hairstyle idea that you can re-create in just minutes, as seen on actress Daniella Perkins. Simply create a small French braid on one side, secure, and you're ready to go! The asymmetry feels playful and creates dimension.