12 Best Holiday Hairstyles 2014


Holiday Hairstyles 2014 That Will Steal the Show

The 2014 holiday party season is right around the corner and preparation is already under way. Aside from your search for the perfect holiday party dress, next in importance to think about your hairstyle. In fact, your choice of hairstyle can make or break your look. If you can find a hairstyle that will suit your dress, it will make your outfit stand out. But if you choose the wrong hairstyle, it can ruin even the most gorgeous dress!

If you are looking to make a statement, the key is to stick with the classic hairstyles but add a little something to make them edgier. For instance, braids are not going anywhere soon. But you can vary it up by using braids as accents or going for the full braid look. Whatever you feel like best compliments your features (and dress), go for it!

Meanwhile, here are a few holiday hairstyles for 2014 inspired by your favorite celebrities.

Messy Sock Bun

Holiday Hairstyles 2014

Holiday Hairstyles 2014

Sock buns are great if you want to keep the hair out of your face. And while a polished sock bun might look great, there is something more appealing and natural about styling it a bit messy. It is ideal for a casual holiday party. However, it could get easily look frizzy. Make sure you use the right amount of hairspray (and a good hold) to ensure that it has just the right amount of mess so it looks intentional.

Messy Ponytail

Holiday Hairstyles 2014

Holiday Hairstyles 2014

Gone are the days wherein ponytails were associated with being lazy or slouchy in your hairstyle choice. For holiday hairstyles 2014, ponytails are a great option even when paired with an evening dress. For your party hairstyle, go for the messy high ponytail. It’s sexy and sassy while also practical for when you want to go dancing later on in the night.

Edgy Deep Side Part

Holiday Hairstyles 2014

Holiday Hairstyles 2014

A deep side part creates a feminine and romantic look. But if you want something more edgy, try adding braids to the side part. Or you can try twisting one side of your part to break up the monotony in this look.

Updo with Accessories

Holiday Hairstyles 2014

Holiday Hairstyles 2014

An updo is a classic hairstyle for holiday parties or other special occasions. Add some hair accessories like a floral brooch or bedazzled headband into the mix. Checkout the Pinterest Hair Accessories board for some head turning ideas. Experimenting with different accessories is part of the fun!

Glam Low Chignon

Holiday Hairstyles 2014

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If you insist on a glam look for your 2014 holiday party, try a low chignon. It is not as formal as an updo, but the low positioned chignon comes with a romantic vibe to it. There are also several ways you can play up this hairstyle to avoid it being too formal, such as adding a dramatic jewelry or hair accessories.

Fishtail Crown Braid

Holiday Hairstyles 2014

Holiday Hairstyles 2014

A fishtail crown braid also gets its spot as a potential holiday party hairstyle, especially if you are a big fan of braids. If you do not have advanced braiding skills to do your own fishtail crown, you can go for something simple like a regular French braid. However, forming it into a crown is a surefire way to steal the stage and stand out in the crown. It is also a great choice of hairstyle to showcase your facial features; hence, it is a great hairstyle of choice if you want to showcase your beautiful makeup.

Your holiday party should be a fun event for you! Hence, do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and dare to be different with your hairstyle. If you are too afraid to go for something edgy, simply add a unique twist to your usual formal hairstyles such as a chignon or braids. A simple addition or alteration can create wonders in your finishing hairstyle.

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Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.