Having an excuse to get dressed up is a huge part of what makes the holiday season so much fun! Nothing puts a smile on your face like planning your holiday party outfit and doing your hair and makeup with Christmas music playing in the background.
When it comes to holiday parties, sparkles and bows are highly encouraged! Planning your holiday hairstyle early can save time and anxiety when you’re preparing for your special event, allowing you to enjoy the experience even more.
Get inspired with these cute and easy holiday hairstyles for medium-length hair. Dress them up with your favorite holiday hair bling for that added sparkle we all love this time of year!
7 Easy Holiday Hairstyles for Medium-Length Hair
Here are seven holiday hairstyles that make an impact, but are also easy to recreate and hassle-free.
1. Wet-Look Chignon
If you’re looking for an easy, elegant style for second-day hair, this is the look for you. This style works best on medium-length straight or hair that’s been loosely curled.
To achieve this wet, sleek look, start by combing a pea-sized amount of Propolis Infused Polishing Primer through your hair from roots to ends, avoiding your bangs if you want to leave them out. Gather your hair into a low ponytail, leaving out some face-framing pieces, and secure it with a clear band.
Twist the lengths of your hair into a messy bun and secure it with a hair tie that matches your hair color. You can let this simple, yet elegant hairstyle speak for itself or add a holiday hair accessory to complement your outfit.
2. French Braided Ponytail
This style is a bit edgier than a traditional French Braid and it’s ideal for medium-length hair that has some shorter layers. It works best on hair that has a bit of grip and volume. If your hair is straight, start with a mist of Texturizing Wave Spray, scrunch, and air dry to add texture.
Now, create a French Braid starting at your crown and stopping about midway down your head. You can stop at the level of your ears or go lower or higher, and leave out bangs or face-framing pieces, according to your preference. Secure the braid with an elastic band to create a ponytail. Add volume and texture by pulling on small sections of the braid.
As a bonus, this style can be converted to an edgy updo by wrapping the ends of your hair around the base of the pony and securing it with an elastic to create a messy bun.
3. Messy Top Knot
This is such a simple and chic look that works with fine hair, straight hair, naturally curly hair, and everything in between. To add some texture and grip to fine hair, start by misting it lightly with Texturizing Wave Spray and scrunching to add volume.
Leaving out a few face-framing pieces, rake your fingers through your hair, shaking gently at the roots for lift and volume, then gather it into a ponytail right at the base of your crown. Secure with an elastic band, then divide the hair into two or three sections and wrap each section loosely around the base of the pony.
Secure each section in place with bobby pins as you go to create a messy, voluminous topknot effect. Pull on small sections around your head to create more texture. Accessorize with some rhinestone hair pins, a small bow, or a sparkly hair comb to dress up the look.
4. Sleek with a Headband
If your hair is already straight, this holiday hairstyle is easy to recreate on medium-length hair in minutes.
To get the look, run a flat iron through your hair to get it super straight. Apply a drop or two of Honey Infused Hair Oil through the lengths of your hair to eliminate frizz and add shine. Brush your hair behind your ears, leaving out face-framing pieces or bangs as desired. Add a holiday headband behind your ears and you’re done.
5. Space Buns
If you want to be super cute for the holidays, try this easy holiday hairstyle for medium-length straight, wavy, or loosely curled hair.
Start by misting your hair with Texturizing Wave Spray and parting it in the middle. Divide a small section on one side of your head, going from the top of your ear going toward the crown. Twist the hair into a little bun on the back of your head and secure it with a hair elastic. Repeat on the other side.
Pull on a few small sections on each side to add texture, pin any loose hairs into place, and adjust the buns until they’re nearly even. Feel free to add some cute pom poms or sparkly accessories to dress up the look.
6. Half-Up with a Bun
This holiday hairstyle is perfect for naturally curly hair, but it will work for medium-length wavy or straight hair, too. If your hair needs a bit of texture, scrunch in some Texturizing Wave Spray and let your hair air dry before creating the style.
To achieve this style, place a pea-sized amount of Propolis Infused Polishing Primer into the palms of your hands and slick the top half of your hair into a half-ponytail in the center of the back of your head.
Now, twist your hair to form a loose, textured bun and pin it in place, leaving out the ends for an edgy look. Tie a ribbon around the bun or add a small bow to one side for a festive look.
7. High Pony with a Velvet Bow
Nothing says Christmas like a velvet bow and it’s a soft, plush accent that’s perfect for any holiday party or special event. Dress up this medium-length holiday hairstyle even more by creating a flip at the end of your pony!
To get the look, apply a few drops of Honey Infused Hair Oil to straight hair. Brush your hair into a sleek, shiny high ponytail and secure it with a clear elastic band. Feel free to leave out your bangs or a few pieces to frame your face.
Using a large-barreled curling iron and a round brush, flip up the ends of your pony. Spritz lightly with Texturizing Wave Spray for a soft hold and tie a large velvet bow at the base of the pony to accessorize.
The Perfect Finishing Touch
Looking for the perfect finishing touch for your holiday hairstyle? Try a few sprays of our Honey Infused Hair Perfume to fight frizz, add radiant shine, and leave the irresistible scent of the Mirsalehi Bee Garden wherever you go!