The holidays are here and with the versatility of natural hair – it’s a perfect time to experiment with new festive hairstyles. Don’t let your boring routine limit you; there are a plethora of styles for every curly hair texture and hair length that will have you looking cute and keep you in the holiday spirit. Maybe you’ve never tried a wash-and-go or rocked butterfly locs before but now is the perfect time to have fun with your everyday look.
Whether you’re looking for a hairstyle that’s beginner-friendly or a hairstyle that is much more glam, we have put together 13 amazing hairstyles from your favorite influencers that will pour in compliments throughout the holiday season.
1. Beaded Rope Low Pony
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Set your Instagram and Zoom chats ablaze with the ultimate holiday-inspired low pony. Influencer Curlbellaa adds a twist to this low pony hairstyle by adding 3 flat twists to the front of her hair and wrapping Christmas beads around the base of the pony for a decorative touch. Catch her tutorial here to achieve this unique hairstyle.
2. Accessorize With A Headband
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For my lazy naturals, you can keep it simple and stay festive with cute accessories like headbands. Lifestyle creator Jennifer Rodriguez looks stunning with her pearl headband that flawlessly compliments her short cut.
3. Alicia Keys Inspired Goddess Pigtails
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You can’t go wrong with a hairstyle inspired by Alicia Keys! Influencer MuchMoreThanBeauty masters this look by starting off on stretched hair and accessorizing with added golden cuffs. Check out her easy tutorial for this look here.
4. Jumbo Havana Twists
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A protective hairstyle that is cute, low-maintenance, and keeps your hair protected – you can’t ask for anything better. Beauty and lifestyle influencer Joy Navon slays her knotless Jumbo Havana Twists – a great natural hairstyle for kinkier hair textures. Watch her YouTube tutorial here to achieve this look.
5. Experiment With Color
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Thinking about coloring your hair? Take a chance and start fresh for the new year. Natural hair and lifestyle content creator Kenia Harris of Your Fab Life Today color-treated Golden Brown and Bronze curls look flawless and compliment her skin tone. For something less permanent, try temporary hair dye or hair color wax for your chance to experiment without the commitment.
6. Bantu Knots
A protective hairstyle that will be a forever staple is Bantu Knots. You can’t go wrong with this style. Model and influencer Miss Aliyah Gowdy elevates the look by styling on blow-dried hair. If your hair is on the shorter side, feel free to add braiding hair to add thickness and height to this style.
You can never go wrong with a classic twist-out. This tried-and-true hairstyle always makes your definition pop and is great for those naturals who want to stay away from heat styling during the holiday season. Beauty influencer Corran Desiree’ adds a twist to her style by experimenting with temporary hair wax to add vibrant color to her strands. Check out our tutorial on achieving the perfect twist-out below.
8. Perm Rod Set Updo
If you’re looking for a more formal look, try a perm rod set. Influencer Jaynelle Nicole looks flawless with her updo styled with flat twists. Plus, she used Miche Beauty’s hair products to complete the look. Check out her tutorial here for this style.
9. Classic Wash-and-Go
Nothing is more classic than a wash-and-go. It’s a great way to show off your natural curl pattern and rock your hair in its most natural state. Influencer Tynece Juanita is the epitome of short hair don’t care. Are you always wearing your hair in twist-outs or braid-outs? Then, try a wash and go and show off your natural juices and berries. Need tips on perfecting your wash-and-go? You can read an ultimate guide to mastering this hairstyle here.
10. Butterfly Locs
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We all love protective styles like box braids and passion twists but have you tried Butterfly Locs? This cool hairstyle styled here by beauty content creator Kaice Alea gives an edgy bohemian vibe, a unique look for the holiday season. It’s versatile and a great way to take a break from constant styling and manipulation.
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Just like twist-outs, braid-outs are a staple in the natural hair community. It displays a beautiful pattern and definition as seen here by influencer Zenita of Truley Talented Beauty. For your next braid-out, try Miche Beauty’s Bounce Curl Defining Cream or Quenched Hydrating & Twisting Butter for endless moisture and curl definition that will last for days.
12. Boss Babe High Pony
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No other hairstyle makes a stronger statement than a high pony. Content Creator, Ashley Williams of Yours Naturally 11, sports a cute power pony using curly hair extensions.
13. Festive Sleek Bun
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Which hairstyle do you want to give a try? Comment below and share which one was your favorite.