Hot Hair: Festive Holiday ‘Dos

Haute Hair for New Year’s Eve

Nothing tops off a fabulous holiday party outfit like a smoking hot hairdo! But with so many options out there, it’s hard to come up with an appropriately festive ‘do that suits your personal style. No worries — we’ve done all the hard work for you! From Gabrielle Union’s fab bob to Beyonce’s retro chic waves, here are our pics for the most dazzling holiday party hairstyles of the season — guaranteed to keep you looking fierce and festive through New Year’s!

Braided Beauty

With her Swiss Miss-esque braided style, Zoe Saldana looks ready for an elegant soiree.

Easy Breezy

Sometimes the simplest hairstyles have the most impact. Exhibit A: Leona Lewis’ loose, messy fishtail braid. Add heavily lined eyes and nude lips to round out the look.

Retro Fab

Beyonce goes for Old Hollywood glamour here with layered, softly cascading waves. Very Veronica Lake!

Short & Sweet

If you have a short cut like Kelly Rowland’s, sweep your long layers forward and across one eye for a sultry look.

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Head Gear

Add a goddess headband like Kimberly Elise for some extra shine.

Haute Holiday

Nothing says “festive” like a high, sleek ponytail paired with silver eyeshadow and crimson lipstick. So holiday!

Curly Cues

Add some ooh-la-la to your bob by setting it on hot rollers a couple of hours before the party. When they cool, shake them out and finger-style.

Messy Mama

For a cool, messy chic vibe, try sweeping your waves back in an unstructured bun, leaving out face-framing layers.

Seventies Siren

When in doubt, a Farrah Fawcett-esque feathered hairstyle is always sexy, flirty and festive!