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Prettiest Christmas hair ideas 2020

Looking for some hair inspiration for the holidays? Try these pretty but practical Christmas hair ideas.


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Embracing the holiday season doesn't just mean putting up a tree, decorating your home and getting all your Christmas presents early. If you really love Christmas, then you'll want to try out some of the top Christmas nail trends and holiday fashion trends too!

For those who are planning to go top-to-toe Christmas this year, we've picked out some easy, pretty and absolutely festive hairstyle ideas for you to try. If you're looking for an updo for Christmas Day or perhaps just some ways to amp up the Christmas cheer, scroll through and see the top picks for holiday-appropriate hair.

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1. Try a touch of tinsel

One of the easiest ways to add holiday flair to any hairstyle is to try hair tinsel. You can add a little for a minimal look or you can add a lot for a show-stopping head of sparkles. It comes in all different colours and it's very easy to use.

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2. Add a red ribbon

If you want to keep your hair low-key but you're still looking for a way of getting into the Christmas spirit, try a look like this. You can add a small red ribbon to any simple look and you'll instantly feel like you made an effort. Is there a more Christmassy colour than red?

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3. The half up, half down style

Like the look of having your hair down but hate the fuss of your hair everywhere? Try a half up, half down style. Make it modern by tying the top section into a cute top-knot. This style is great for warm summer days when having your hair down is too hot or if you just don't want hair blowing in your face while you're eating a big Christmas lunch.

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4. Try hair decorations

Trees aren't the only thing you can decorate this Christmas, just look at this pretty hairstyle. If you want a truly festive hairdo but you don't want to go overboard, try adding a few well-placed gold stars and sparkles. It's a simple way of adding holiday cheer to your look.

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5. Zero-fuss messy bun

We all love a messy bun, but this particular iteration is perfect for the holidays. Pile you hair on the top of your head, instead of at the back. And don't pull it up all at once. Lift your hair in sections to add texture. This modern-day ballerina look is pretty and very practical. Your neck will thank you on those scorching days.

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6. A green velvet ribbon

You don't have to try something fancy or difficult to create a Christmassy hairstyle. Adorn any hairstyle with a green velvet bow and you'll feel like you stepped straight out of the All I Want For Christmas Is You video.

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7. Polished mermaid waves

Looking for a Christmas day or Christmas party style that's a little more grown-up and glam? Try this mermaid-esque style. It's flattering on just about every person and it doesn't take too much effort to pull together. Loosely curl the top layer of your hair and before the curls set, brush them out slightly. Then spritz with hairspray or finishing spray.

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8. Tie it in a bow

If you want to go all out, there a few styles you can try like this bow-like updo. You can take a look at the step-by-step instructions here, it's truly not as hard as it looks! What could be more Christmassy than turning your hair into a pretty, festive bow?

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9. Add a gold clip

If you want to add a little bit of Christmas cheer to your hair but you prefer a more minimal look, then adding a simple gold clip could be the way to go. These hair pieces are a very classy option for adding festivity to your hairstyle while keeping it simple.

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10. A polished pony

Sleek ponytails are practical and totally glam. If you're eating or cooking with family and friends, a ponytail will keep your hair conveniently out of your face. The trick to keeping it polished is to straighten your hair first. You don't have to be pedantic, just do the top layers and the ends. Then when you tie it up it will look sleek and silky.

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