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The perfect party dress, the sexy heel, the red lip. An entrance-making holiday look involves a few moving parts. Here is a little inspiration for your mane, whether you bring to your stylist or try on your own (you brave soul, you).

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Short and Tousled

Use a clip-less curling wand to frame loose waves around your face. (And keep curls crease-free while doing your makeup with our handy little trick.)

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A Sweet Side Braid

Pull back one side with a horizontal French braid to showcase your smoky eye.


A Teased Ponytail

Make your pony a conversation starter by teasing, curling and adding about a half a can of hairspray.

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A Braided Top Knot

For a more traditional updo, take this pic to your local stylist. They'll be able to braid around your ballerina bun.

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A High Half-Bun

That trendy half-bun you’ve been eying? Now’s your time to shine.


A Low Half-Bun

But if you're not ready to fully commit just yet, try a half-bun back on the crown of your head.

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An “Elsa” Braid

Chunky side braids are dreamy wherever you are. (But a Parisian backdrop never hurts.)


A Tight Crown Braid

A Scandinavian-inspired crown never gets old. 


A Sleek Chignon

Nor does a sophisticated low bun.


An Added Bow

No matter your age, a satin ribbon is basically instant holiday cheer.


A Loose Half-Back Braid

This is another one of those styles you could perfect by watching hours of YouTube...or by just asking your stylist.


A Slicked-Back Pixie

Go '80s glam--in the very best way. 


A Volumized Pompadour

For a little more height, tease the front section into a bouffant and set with hairspray.

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A Messy Twist

Hey, curly ladies. Twist sections of hair in a somewhat haphazard way and secure with bobby pins. The result is surprisingly chic.

For more hair inspiration, follow our "Good Hair Day" Pinterest board.

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