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12 DIY Hairstyles for a Holiday Party


No matter what you celebrate this season, we’ve got the hairstyles for all your holiday parties, from Davines Stylist, Tommaso Incamicia. 

It’s party season. And that means it’s time to get dressed up. Whether you’re hosting at home or toasting on a rooftop, every occasion this season calls for looking festive. From Thanksgiving to New Years, and every winter holiday in-between, you’ll need some party-worthy hair looks at your disposal. With the help of Davines Stylist, Tommaso Incamicia, we’ve put together 4 holiday hairstyles for every party on your calendar + 8 extra styling suggestions. Read ahead for our party ready hair looks, plus- holiday hair gift sets for every festive occasion.

Creating the Perfect Holiday Hairstyle

The perfect party hair is created with the right mix of products and accessories, and lasts through hours of celebrating with family and friends. Keep reading for all the stylist-approved holiday hairstyles, hair accessories and styling products to get you through party season!

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High Ponytail with Hair Bungee

Nothing brings the drama like a sky-high ponytail styled with a bungee for maximum height.

  • Brush well, especially in front
  • On dry hair, apply This is a Medium Hold Pliable Paste and pull the base well
  • Create a ponytail in the center of the head and secure with a bungee
  • Moisten the ponytail withThis is a Blow Dry Primer, and add texture
  • Fold the ponytail in half, fix it with the hairpins at the base, near the elastic
  • Finish the styling with This is a Strong Hairspray

    Pro tips:
  • Heat the paste well with the hair dryer for a better yield
  • The more the tail is tightened and twisted the better
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Sleek Ponytail with Skinny Barrettes

Try this effortlessly sleek ponytail paired with a few sets of layered skinny barrettes.

  • Brush one side of the head and firm with This is a Medium Hair Spray
  • Insert accessory clips on one side (all different, up to below the ear)
  • On the side with the hair still loose, add texture, and make it a bit put on with This is a Medium Hair Spray
  • Finish it all over with This is a Shimmering Mist
  • Brush the hair from the voluminous side to discipline it, spray This is a Medium Hairspray to set
  • Create low ponytail and insert jewel accessory
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Low Ponytail with a Velvet Bow

A velvet bow wrapped around the base adds a seriously pretty update to a simple ponytail.

  • Spray This is a Dry Texturizer on all roots
  • Brush everything and low ponytail with elastic, freeing two front tufts
  • Apply Oi Oil on lengths and ends and brush
  • Twist ribbon from the base to your ponytail and tie it
  • Give body to the front tufts with the dry texturizer
  • If you are looking for sleeker looks, use This is a Strong Hold Cream Gel to style the wisps to your liking.
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Simple Style with Sparkling Hair Pins

This look is as simple as slipping a few festive hair pins in place and it’s one of the easiest holiday hairstyles for medium hair.

Must-have Products that Bring Your Styles to Life

These are Tommaso’s must-have styling products for creating the best holiday hairstyles.

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A glossy, finishing spray that makes hair shiny

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An easy to work with, strong-hold hairspray

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A brushable hairspray that adds structure

8 Extra Hairstyles for the Holidays

Read more on cute winter hairstyles that seamlessly transition from night to morning, and make you look the coolest one in the room!

  • Intricate Updo with a Velvet Ribbon
    Incorporate a velvet ribbon by weaving it into a loose braid before twisting and and pinning it into an updo. A charming style, with a vintage touch.
  • Soft Brushed-Out Curls
    The big sister to beachy waves, brushed-out curls are a softer, more romantic holiday hairstyle for curly hair.
  • Crown Braid
    Try a royal twist on a typical braid with a wraparound crown. Bonus- this style has staying power and will look just as good at your holiday brunch the next day.
  • Loose Curls
    Big loose curls work especially well if you've got a lot of texture in your hair. Place a sparkly barrette vertically behind one ear.
  • Fishtail Ponytail
    Throwing a fishtail braid into your ponytail is another easy way to glam up an everyday hairstyle. Use a velvet ribbon to tie off the ends of your braid.
  • French Twist
    The french twist is officially back this season with a modern, slightly undone version. Keep your messy twist in place with bobby pins.
  • Tight Pony
    A tight ponytail keeps you looking chic and put together. Add an extension or hairpiece for a voluminous statement pony.
  • Pin-Straight Center Part
    This hairstyle references the 90s with a classic middle part and serious volume at the crown. Pair it with a brown lipstick to complete the throwback party look.

Festive Holiday Hair Accessories

Deck your hair with the season’s must-have accessories. Here are our favorites for keeping strands in place.

  • Hair Ties
    Hair ties make ponytail-induced breakage and scalp pain a thing of the past.
  • Gold and Silver Barrettes
    Gold and silver barrettes are multitasking accessories that work to both glam and hold up your strands.
  • Skinny Barrettes
    Mix and match layers of skinny barrettes and bobby pins onto the side of any hairstyle for an embellished twist.
  • Hair Jewelry
    Adding dainty hair jewelry in gold finishes with rhinestones and pearls make any hairstyle look a little more dressed up.
  • Headbands
    From padded to crystal encrusted and velvet, a holiday headband can set the tone for your entire look.

Gift Bundles for Your Loved Ones

Surely there will be many moments of gift exchange during your parties! Don't get caught unprepared: these hair care gift sets will keep everyone on your list looking merry and bright.
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This bundle caters to the structure and specific needs of curls. Features the LOVE/curl Shampoo and matching LOVE/curl Conditioner, which smooth frizz and boost elasticity. To furhter moisture curls and coils, OI All in One Milk is featured.

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Every blonde knows that color maintenance and gentle care are key. With Biacidic bond complex and natural Jagua Blue extract, our Heart of Glass Shampoo, Conditioner and Sheer Glaze nourish, brighten, and protect all shades of blonde.

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This holiday gift bundle works well on all hair types. It includes our best-sellers OI Shampoo, Conditioner, and Oil for shiny strands. The OI line features Rocou Oil and the perfume of the entire range is something really unforgettable. 

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Gift Sets in Salon

Exclusive holiday gift sets with the 2023 boxes are also available to purchase in salons. There’s a set for every head of hair on your list. Check out the full collection of specially curated holiday gift boxes.

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