23 Party-Proof Updos That Are Perfect For Holiday Mixers

December has arrived, which means the next few weeks will consist of gift giving, tree trimming and our favorite part of the holiday season—parties. As we inch closer to the New Year, it’s time to revel in milestones; another year at the job,  365 more days with your significant other or another grueling college semester.  So, when invitations to office celebrations and ugly Christmas sweater parties hit your inbox, be sure to RSVP! While you may feel compelled to let your hair down, updos are actually the perfect party-proof hairstyle. With your hair out of the way, you can dance and not worry about your hair falling flat and sneak a kiss underneath the mistletoe without having to pluck strands from your lip gloss. From braided crowns to top knots, the possibilities are literally endless. Skip the drama of unruly hair and rock one of these celeb-inspired updos for your holiday mixer. 

Jennifer Ford Dec, 01, 2016

1 of 23 Jason Merritt

For an edgier holiday look, try this razored bang and braided top knot combo. 

2 of 23 Paul Morigi

Copy this look for a multidimensional hairstyle that looks amazing from every angle. 

3 of 23 Steve Granitz

Got goddess locs? Pin them into a simple and sleek bun. 

4 of 23 Jason LaVeris

If your goal is to turn heads, this knotted mohawk will do the trick. 

5 of 23 Kevin Mazur

Stun everyone with a kinky curly pump.

6 of 23 Getty Images

Upgrade your basic bun with a goddess braid.

7 of 23 Jason Kempin

If you’ve got long twists or braids, try this half up, half down hairstyle. 

8 of 23 Jeffrey Mayer

Be the center of attention with this textured off center bun.

9 of 23 Brent N. Clarke

If you’re indecisive, this tapered and braided top knot will work. 

10 of 23 Barry King

Top knot and bangs? Yes please!

11 of 23 Jon Kopaloff

You can never go wrong with a sky scraping top knot.

12 of 23 Jim Spellman

This hairstyle is all things chic and sleek.

13 of 23 Jason Merritt

These pin curls are pretty and perfect for an ultra-feminine holiday look.

14 of 23 JB Lacroix

Here’s inspo for a retro holiday updo.

15 of 23 Getty Images

The runner up during America's Next Top Model's third season and star of Chicago Med, DaCosta has a degree in Africana Studies and International Relations from Brown University.

16 of 23 Mark Davis

If you’re rekindling with an old flame over the holiday, this soft updo will have him swooning.

17 of 23 Jason LaVeris

For your flirtiest updo, add a side swept bang.

18 of 23 Frederick M. Brown

For a classier holiday hairstyle, try this low bun.

19 of 23 Frederick M. Brown

For a fun protective style, try this cornrowed bun.

20 of 23 Steve Granitz

Flaunt your curls with this simple updo!

21 of 23 Paul Archuleta

If you’re stuck between braids and a ponytail, here’s your happy medium. 

22 of 23 Stefanie Keenan

This braided crown, spotted on Tika Sumpter,  is a fun look to rock to your office holiday party.

23 of 23 Jason Merritt

If you don’t want to rock a polished updo, this messy crown braid is an effortless looking way to keep hair out of your face.