Our pick of the best Christmas hair ideas

Christmas hair ideas
Christmas hair ideas

Yikes, Christmas is only 8 days away! We’re here with some much-needed inspiration for perfect hair this festive season. As a different take on last year’s Christmas tips whereby we offered advice on up-dos, dye colours, accessories, loose-dos and male grooming for party-ready hair, this year we’re encouraging you to go crazy and make your hair the embodiment of Christmas!

So unleash your imagination, grab your styling products and take a look at our round-up of the most Christmassy hairstyles. Whether you want creative ideas for you or your children, from the simple to the intricate, we’ve got you covered…

Christmas tree pull-through braid


Source: YouTube

This style looks complicated but it’s fairly straightforward as long as you have patience, steady hands and lots of clear elastic hairbands. There’s a 5-minute-long tutorial on YouTube which takes you through this creation in stages.

Gravity-defying Christmas tree


Source: Holleewood Hair

Go green and mould your hair into the shape of a Christmas tree complete with tinsel, baubles and star. Find out what you need and how to do it. It’s basically all about temporary colour hairspray and gathering your hair around a cone structure on your head with lots of pins and hairspray to keep it in situ.

Rudolph bun


Source: Princess Piggies

All this style needs is a bun doughnut, hair clips, and decorative pieces for Rudolph’s eyes, nose and antlers. Read this step-by-step guide to learn how to achieve the look.

Christmas present or snowman up-dos


Source: Pinterest

Following the same lines as Rudolph (above), use a mould to shape your hair into a square, pin into place, apply copious amounts of hairspray and add ribbons in the manner of a nicely-wrapped present. If you have longer hair, adapt and you can create a snowman too…


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Christmas wreath


Source: Hair Clip

Deck your hair with red and green accessories to emulate a Christmas wreath. Discover what supplies you’ll need – ribbons, pins, clips and the like – and how to get the basic structure in place using an angel halo twist.

Simpler hairstyles

If you’re challenged on the hairstyling front, choose something simpler as an alternative. As red and green are the staple colours of the Christmas festivities, use some temporary dyes for vibrant rainbow hair instead of attempting any complicated hair-raising designs.


Source: Deviant Art

Even easier, why not pop to the shops and buy a special Christmas-themed adornment for your hair? There are all manner of hair accessories in various popular high street stores. You could even embrace your inner creative streak and make your own hair decorations.


Source: Panda Hall Learning Centre

For the men


Source: Hairdrome

Finally, not forgetting the male contingent who can dare to experiment with special seasonal hairstyles and unique beard attributes to really get into the festive spirit. The Hairdrome website has everything from Christmas trees and glittery colours to reindeer scenes and snowflakes.

The last thing you need in the countdown to Christmas is a hair disaster. Whatever your plans for the holidays, be it partying long into the night with friends or chilling at home with family, looking good is top of your wish list. When visiting a hairdresser, choose wisely and direct carefully. If doing your own treatments, follow instructions closely and don’t over-process your hair.

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