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9 Last-Minute Holiday Hairstyles To Keep You Looking More Festive Than Frizzy

You've got your sparkly dress, your fabulous new heels, and you've already mastered the perfect smokey eye. All that's left, is figuring out what to do with your hair. And if you don't want to book an appointment at the hair salon (or can't because you waited too late), you might be in the market for some last-minute holiday hairstyles.

No matter how gorgeous your outfit is or how flawless your makeup looks, having a good hairstyle makes a world of difference. Styling your locks will polish off your look, making it totally party worthy. There's always the option of rocking a silky blowout, getting a fancy hair clip, or going HAM with the curling iron. But maybe you want to try something a little different this year, something that looks like it has a little more finesse.

Doing your own hair is not always an easy feat. Most intricate styles require more than two hands, and a vantage point you just can't get (i.e., the back of your head). But not all beautiful styles are complicated. In fact, some are pretty simple if you put your mind to it. These holiday hair tutorials will have you looking sharp at all of your end of the year get-togethers, without having to spend the whole afternoon perfecting your 'do.

1. Topsy Tail Braid

The Stripe's fishtail braid is an easy, fun style that will nicely finish off your holiday look. It's romantic and soft, so it will go perfectly with a party dress.

2. Romantic Triple Twist Ponytail

You want something simple, but you don't want to have to work very hard at it. The solution? Jazz up your average pony tail with A Beautiful Mess' triple twist.  

3. Hair Bow Bun

This very festive bow bun from Now That's Pretty is whimsical and charming, and it also allows you to make yourself a holiday present.

4. Glam Beach Waves

Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't give a summer-vibe to your holiday hair. This look may appear effortless, but it does take some styling. The Stripe's beach waves tutorial teaches you how to master the look so you can wear your hair down but still have it look special.

5. Braided Chignon

For a very ethereal and feminine look, try A Beautiful Mess' chignon braid. It feels like how a character in a Jane Austen novel would style her locks, and we love that simple glamour.

6. 5-Minute Style

If you're looking for something super easy, but still polished and festive, try Lovely Indeed's simple style. With some bouncy curls and a glitzy hair clip, you're holiday party ready with very minimal work.

7. Messy Braided Double Bun

If you're aiming for a more relaxed look (think Christmas day with the family), Girl Loves Glam's messy double bun is the answer to your Christmas wishes. It feels laid-back but still put together, and it will keep your hair out of your face all day as you help the kids put together and play with all their new toys.

8. Game Of Thrones Braid

Channel your inner Khaleesi with The Stripe's bohemian braid. It's the perfect 'do for a party with friends — they'll totally envy your GOT style, and you'll feel like the fierce warrior princess you are.

9. Simple Dutch Braid

For something more traditional and elegant, try your hand at A Beautiful Mess' dutch braid. It's a lovely style that will go with any outfit you pick out — adding a perfectly festive touch!

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