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The holidays are upon us, and we all want to look our best for family and friend gatherings, but between Christmas shopping, baking desserts, cooking meals and participating in any of the other million holiday events, it can be tricky to come up with a new hairstyle. There are actually tons of easy ways to glam up your hair that don’t take much time, and we’re sharing a few of our favorite holiday hair styles.

A Polished Ponytail for Your Holiday Work Party

Need something professional for your work party? A polished ponytail is sophisticated, elegant and glamorous. The best part? It only takes a few minutes to create! Start with straight hair, and lightly spray with Air Control hairspray. Then, using a large paddle brush, brush back all your hair into a low ponytail. To make this ponytail evening appropriate, take a small strip of your ponytail and spray it with hairspray, especially the ends. Wrap this strand around the band of your ponytail and secure it with a bobby pin. The secret to finishing this look is using a kabuki brush and Brilliant Spray On Shine to add shine and tame flyaways.

A Half Updo for Christmas Photos

This look is perfect for shorter hair – women who have a lob or a bob. It only takes a few minutes once your hair is curled. All you need to do is twist two small sections of your hair near the front of your hair. You can use Aveda’s Light Elements Defining Whip or their Air Control hairspray so the twists stay in place. For extra body and texture, rub a little of the whip in your palms and scrunch it into your curls. This holiday inspired hair will look beautiful in all your family photos.

Enhance Your Natural Curls

Sometimes to achieve party-worthy hair, all your have to do is enhance what you naturally have. If your curls have felt a little flat or dull lately, style your hair with Aveda’s Be Curly line. These products add volume, add shine and stave off humidity, which means even an afternoon of cooking your holiday feast won’t destroy your curls.

A High Ponytail for New Year’s Eve

If you’re ready to hit the town, a little bling in your hair never hurt. This high ponytail finishes with hair rings for a surprise in the back. If you have textured hair or tight coils, sectioning the back of your hair and pulling it up lets you bring the ponytail up higher. Leave the top of your hair out of the ponytail. If you have straight hair, rather than leave the top out, bring the remaining hair back into a high pony and style as Aveda did in the polished ponytail tutorial.

Easy Waterfall Braids for Family Dinner

Waterfall braids look a lot harder to create than they are. They are similar to a French braid in the sense that you’re grabbing additional hair as you build your braid, but your also dropping pieces in order to create the illusion of a waterfall. We recommend practicing this look once or twice before your festivities, but once you know what you’re doing, waterfall braids take very little time. They are perfect with straight hair, although we prefer curls for added holiday glam. We recommend using Air Control to set everything.

Which look do you want to wear this holiday season? We recommend using Aveda products for these holiday hair styles, which will all be on sale during our Holiday Client Appreciation Party! Aveda will be 20% off!

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