Life is all about balance. Sweatpants on the bottom and great hair on top, a healthy meal and a sweet treat after, or a sweaty home workout sesh followed by a lazy day, it’s all about finding the right balance to help maintain a sense of normalcy this holiday season. That goes for holiday looks too—this holiday season, the theme is cute but comfy, finding looks to carry you all the way through from movie-marathons to spontaneous holiday Zoom parties.
This year’s holidays look a little (read: a lot different). While it has been a year of ups and downs and unpredictability, if you’re like us, you’ve been through every mood in the book. There may not be large holiday parties to get glammed up for, but you can still play with your look to suit your different moods this holi-stay season.
Try out any of these hairstyles with the help of hair extensions and make any look possible this holiday season.
1. When you feel like dressing up on the couch
Loose waves with middle part
Loose waves with retro headband
Sport loose waves to dress up and go to the only place we want to go this holiday season—the couch. Whether you are hitting the couch for a wine-filled holiday Zoom hang, a holiday movie marathon, or for some R&R after a day of baking cookies, your soft waves will have you feeling fun, flirty, and fierce.
We love iconic blogger Sasha Exeter’s loose waves with a classic middle part and Olivia’s crochet headband to tie the look together.
Tip: Use the Luxy Hair Signature Curler to achieve any the perfect loose wave.
2. When you’re over it
Nothing says “over it but loving it” quite like piling all of your hair on the top of your head in a massive bun.
What do you do when you reach the point where you’re just over it all? Throw your hair up in a bun. Bun hairstyles can be as sleek, chic, or messy — as low or high maintenance as you want.
Throwing your hair up in a bun is the perfect solution for when you have second-day hair or your locks just aren’t doing what you want them to do. Truthfully buns are the ideal #wfh or #hfh (holiday from home) look because they help you keep your hair out of your face and require minimal time and effort.
Tip: Elevate your bun with a hair accessory like a scrunchie, headband, or hair clip.
3. When you’re feeling the love
Romantic updo with side braid
Did your significant other just surprise you with the news that they are bringing home fancy takeout or ingredients for a delicious home cooked meal? Sounds like you have a date night you didn’t quite prepare for. The good thing is that, with an updo, you can worry less about your hair and spend more time looking forward to the spontaneous treat.
Updos are pretty and elegant, but they can also be casual or edgy—it all depends how you accessorize and complete the look. The best part about quick and easy updos is that they look great and can be done in no time at all.
Tip: Add a braid down the side or finish off the look with a sultry Midnight Hour hair accessory for late night fun with your SO.
4. When you just want to watch The Grinch in Christmas pajamas
Long sleek pigtails
Is there anything better than snuggling up on the couch with a cozy blanket while the snow falls silently outside? We didn’t think so. Nothing says Christmas spirit quite The Grinch, gingerbread cookies, and candy canes—complete with a couple of cute pigtails, of course.
We love the look of these long sleek pigtails, using two clip-in ponytail extensions to add instant length volume.
Tip: Elevate your pigtails by styling the two pieces; braid them, add different sections…get creative!
5. When you decide it’s time for a holiday staycation
Bring vacation home with you this holiday season with relaxed beach waves that will give you some summer vibes. The holidays are normally associated with snow but, as much as we love snow, this is also a good time to relax. Nothing says relaxation like a hairstyle that reminds you of soaking up the sun. If your hair needs an extra dose of volume, hair extensions are the quickest, easiest way to get longer, thicker hair instantly.
Tip: Try heatless beachy waves by wetting your hair, braiding it for a few hours or overnight, and then taking the braids down.
6. When you’re having an existential crisis
Front framing braids
Braids are the go-to look for pretty much anything—they’re the most versatile hairstyle for anything from a walk in the park to a walk down the aisle. So, if life gets to be just a little too much this holiday season, braids will always get you through.
While we love a classic French braid, Dutch braid, or waterfall braid, we’re crushing over the latest braid trend—face framing braids. Just like the new face framing highlights trend, this one’s all about throwing it back to the 90’s, and we’re here for it.
Tip: Be sure to make your braids super tight so they stay together through the day. Hairspray is also a good way to keep flyaways down—unless you are aiming for a looser, more relaxed look.
7. When you feel like celebrating last minute
Balayage slicked back ponytail
Nothing is worse than scrambling to put yourself and your locks together at the last minute for a spontaneous event. So what do you do when your friends want a last minute New Year’s zoom party to ring in the new year?
A slicked back ponytail is one of the most stylish, and easy ways to wear a ponytail, no hair washing required. Slick your hair back (second or third day hair shines here) and throw it into a high ponytail. Smoothen down any flyaways and no one will know it took you under 10 minutes to get ready for your last minute virtual celebrations.
Tip: Opt for a balayage ponytail extension to add color to your ponytail—no dyeing or damage required—and take your ponytail to new heights with Gravity Defying Hair Ties.
8. When you decide to actually make an effort
Luxy Hair signature curls with Halo hair extensions
Listen, we love wearing the same sweatpants and messy bun for 5 days in a row too, but sometimes you just need to glam up and remind yourself these times will pass. Gearing up for a zoom party or distanced get together that’s been planned since the beginning of the season? Luxy Hair’s signature curls are here to the rescue. What makes our curls so special you ask? They’re the perfect cool girl curls—bouncy, S-shaped, soft and volumized, with a glossy, shiny finish.
Tip: Add a set of Halo hair extensions to get longer, fuller hair in just 3 quick steps, paired with the Luxy Hair Signature Curler for perfect signature curls for days…and nights.
Written by: Brittany Rodriguez