Holiday Hair Ideas We Love


If you are like me, you have been preparing for the Holiday season since Thanksgiving. You survived Black Friday, made it through Cyber Monday, and thanks to Matrix's Holiday Kits you've found the perfect stocking stuffer for all of your secret Santa's. With the shopping list checked off, you have a new task to tackle-The holiday parties. To make these hectic times easier, we've compiled 5 Holiday hair styles to get you through the pot lucks, work parties, and family gatherings. Your hair will look so good; your co-worker won't even notice you re-gifted that candle from last year's grab bag.

Perfect Holiday Crown Braid

Artist: Amanda Epstein


Step 1: On damp hair, begin with a small amount of styling butter. Let air dry or use a diffuser.

Step 2: Curl hair using a 1-2 inch barrel curling iron depending on your length.

Step 3: Part your hair where you like to wear it, and take a small section from the front left, creating a 3-strand braid.

Step 4 Continue braiding this section on a diagonal until you run out of hair.

Step 5: Continue on the right of the side of your head, following braiding instructions from step 2.

Step 6: Using a bobby pin, secure the left braid horizontally under the right braid.

Step 7: To finish off your holiday look, follow instructions from step 7 to secure the right braid horizontally.


Party-Perfect Twisted Boho Braid

Artist: Amanda Epstein

Step 1: Spray dry hair with styling spray for added texture. Curl hair using a 1-2 inch barrel curling iron. 

Step 3: Pull hair into half ponytail, and secure with an elastic, leaving out two pieces in the front of the head.

Step 4: Take a small section of hair from the left back of your head and create a three-strand braid until you run out of hair.

Step 5: Split the base of your half ponytail into two sections, twisting your ponytail in between the sections. Secure with an elastic. Continue this same process down until you run out of hair. Once the look is completed, use frizz control styling spray to eliminate flyaway hairs.

Step 6: Using a bobby pin, secure the left braid horizontally under the right braid to create a finished holiday party look.


Easy Face-Framing Ponytail

Step 1: Apply a flexible,body-building hair styling jellyto the roots of damp hair, followed by smoothing hair milk to the mid-lengths and ends.

Step 2: Beginning at the nape, blow dry using a large, round brush.

Step 3: Once hair is dry, create loose waves with a large-barrel curling iron.

Step 4: Create a center part from the front hairline to the high point of the head, leaving the sides loose.

Step 5: Isolate the top/crown section and tease subsections to create height.

Step 6: Create a ponytail just above the nape and secure with an elastic. Hide the elastic by wrapping a small strand of hair around the base.

Step 7: Incorporate the crown section into the ponytail and pin it into place.

Step 8: Direct the sides over the ears and pin them into the ponytail. Allow a few pieces to fall free in order to frame the face. 


Messy Chignon Holiday Updo

Step 1: Apply styling jelly to damp hair and distribute with a wide tooth comb.

Step 2: Beginning at the nape and working up the head, blow dry hair with a medium round brush to create volume.

Step 3: Direct the top/front section back into a low ponytail and secure it with an elastic hair band.

Step 4: Loosely twist and wrap hair from the sides of the nape section to conceal the elastic and pin into place.

Step 5: Mist the remaining lengths with hair texturizing styling spray, tuck it up and under at the nape and pin into place.

Step 6: Gently expand the chignon with your fingers to put finishing touches on this easy holiday hairstyle.