Mary J. Blige looks festive in a high, oversized bun with full bangs.
A sleek topknot with a blinged out headband is the perfect holiday ’do.
Toni Braxton goes for the teased-and-tousled look with this half-up/half-down, honey-kissed style.
Taraji P. Henson’s elegant side-bun is the perfect style for a fancy party.
Selita Ebanks puts a cool twist on the standard side-plait by adding French twists on either side.
Simple, but effective — curl with a large barrel curling iron and sweep over one shoulder. Pair with khol-smudged eyes, and you’re a sexpot.
This big, bodacious, unprocessed blowout like Yaya Dacosta’s will have all eyes on you at your holiday party.
Kerry Washington’s impossibly sleek, ultra-glamorous low bun is just the thing paired with a strong cranberry lip. Holiday perfection.
Kelly Rowland marries elegance and ease with this casual bun. Pair with hoops and a low-cut top, and you’re all set for a night of cocktailing.
Zoe Saldana’s loose, waves are equal parts sexy, chic and classic. So gorgeous with red lips and a bright, body-con dress.
Keri Hilson adds a single curl to her straight asymmetric for a funky-cute spin. Add shimmery makeup and an LBD, you’re party-perfect.
If you have a short style like Nicole Ari Parker, add some spikes at the crown for a fun, festive edge.
An impossibly sleek, 1920s-style bob a’la Viola Davis will have heads turning at Christmas Eve cocktails.
Alicia Keys takes tough girl chic to a whole new level with this teased-and-sprayed pompadour updo.
Kimberly Elise looks adorable in a crystal-strewn, double headband. You can’t go wrong with the Greek Goddess look for your holiday party!
With her Swiss Miss-esque braided style, Zoe Saldana looks ready for an elegant soiree.
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.
Beyonce goes for Old Hollywood glamour here with layered, softly cascading waves. Very Veronica Lake!
Nothing says “festive” like a high, sleek ponytail paired with silver eyeshadow and crimson lipstick. So holiday!
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.