5 Holiday Hair Looks You Can Do In 10 Minutes or Less

Between the travel and gift shopping, the holidays can be stressful enough — you don’t want to stress over your hair, too. That’s why we’re all about holiday hairstyles that make a statement, not a fuss. Our favorite holiday hair looks are easy to create and maintain, while still looking polished and put-together. Need ideas for your next ‘do (be it up or down)? Follow our tutorials for five different looks for five different occasions, each ranging from casual to fancy. And treat yourself to a holiday gift while you’re at it — our Best Sellers page offers regular promos codes.

For the Office Party: A Sophisticated Hairstyle

When it comes to office party hair, you want something that’s elegant and put-together — while still saying “festive,” not “let’s go over expense reports.” Most importantly, you also want something that’ll stay put all night — and even all day (if your office holiday extends from a workday). This sophisticated hairstyle checks all the boxes. Best of all, it doesn’t require a wash and looks great on next-day (and beyond) hair.

What you’ll need:

Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam
Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist
Fine-tooth comb
Bobby pins

How to get the look:

1. Apply a dollop of Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam to dry hair roots.
2. Tease crown.
3. Grab sides of hair and twist.
4. Bring the two sides together at the back of your head and secure with bobby pins.
5. Use the tail of a fine-tooth comb to pull hair at the roots and create more height.
6. Use your fingers to lift and deconstruct.
7. Holding the spray can 12-14 inches from your finished style, spray the Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist. This micro-fine volume hair spray, with Fluid-Fix, settles weightlessly onto hair, leaving it glossy and full of natural movement and buoyancy.

For the Friend Holiday Party: A Side Pony With An Accent

When you’re getting together with your friends for the holidays, who knows where the night will take you. Be ready for any occasion with this festive side ponytail…with a special twist that makes it fabulous for holiday festivities. This look is perfect for anyone on the go or rushing between celebrations.

What you’ll need:

Nexxus Dry Shampoo
Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam
Blowdryer
Bobby pins
Elastics

How to get the look:

1. In a rush between occasions? Choosing from our line, apply a Nexxus Dry Shampoo before styling.
2. Apply Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam to damp hair.
3. Blow-dry hair — skip the round brush and simply use your fingers to comb through strands.
4. Gather all your hair to one side of your head and secure with an elastic.
5. Take one small section of your ponytail and braid it.
6. Wrap the braid around the elastic holding your ponytail and secure it with a bobby pin.
Watch the video to perfect this look!

For the Family Holiday Gathering: The Perfect Messy Bun

Planning to open presents by the family tree this year? The family holiday get-together is a great time to keep it cute and casual — think chic enough for holiday pictures, and relaxed enough to go with those matching family pajama sets. Follow this tutorial to get the perfect messy, low chignon.

What you’ll need:

Hydra-Light Root Lifting Mist for Oily Hair
Hair Clip
Elastics
Bobby pins

How to get the look:

1. Spray Hydra-Light Root Lifting Mist for Oily Hair on roots and lift hair with fingers. It’ll leave your hair looking and feeling fuller, with beautiful movement.
2. Begin with loose waves. Starting with pin-straight hair? Follow our no-heat wavy hair tutorial to get beach, natural waves in a cinch.
3. Take the top half of your hair and clip it to your crown.
4. Pull the unclipped bottom section of hair into a ponytail, but don’t pull the ponytail completely through the elastic. (Think a hair doughnut.)
5. Take the top section of hair out of the clip, divide in half, and criss-cross it across the back of your head, above your half-pony. Secure with pins.

For a Casual Festive Look: An Easy Half Up Hairstyle

When you’re going from happy hour to dinner party to after-hours drinks, you need a holiday hairstyle that’s festive enough to look special, but casual enough to work through different occasions. Rock this easy half up hairstyle and it’ll keep up with you no matter where the night takes you.

What you’ll need:

Nexxus Exxtra Hold Defining Gel
Nexxus Maxximum Finishing Mist
Blowdryer
Paddle brush
Elastics
Bobby pins

How to get the look:

1. Apply Nexxus Exxtra Hold Defining Gel to damp hair. This gel offers a strong hold that prolongs the lifespan of your hairstyles. 2. Blow-dry hair, using your fingers to lift hair at the roots as you dry.
3. Gather the top of your hair with the paddle brush, hiding your part and sweeping hair into a half ponytail. Use an elastic to secure it at the back of your head (at eye level).
4. Spread and gather hair at the ponytail to hide the elastic. Use pins to secure.
5. Holding the can of Nexxus Maxximum Finishing Mist 12-14 inches from your hair, spray in quick, even strokes all over to secure your style while retaining touchable softness and flexibility.
Watch the video to perfect this look!

For New Year’s Eve: A Glam ‘90s Hairstyle

If you’re planning to glam to watch the ball drop this New Year’s Eve, try this ‘90s-esque hairstyle for a look that is party-perfect. Don’t worry — as glamorous as it looks, it only takes 10 minutes to do, and with the right products, will last through the night whether you’re hair is short, mid-length, or long.

What you’ll need:

Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam
Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist
Blowdryer
Round brush
Curling iron

How to get the look:

1. Start with damp hair. Apply Nexxus Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam, starting at the roots.
2. Blow-dry your roots, using your fingers to comb through your hair.
3. Blow-dry from mid to ends of your hair using the round brush to smooth.
4. Use the curling iron to curl hair, leaving ends out.
5. Use your fingers to brush out curls.
6. Holding the spray can 12-14 inches from your finished style, lightly spray the Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist for gloss, movement, and buoyancy.


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