There’s no denying that 2020 has been a crazy year, and the holiday season is no exception. With public health experts and the CDC recommending that people stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, your holidays might look a little bit different this year. Maybe you’re planning on celebrating virtually over Zoom with your loved ones, or staying at home with gingerbread cookies and a mug of hot cocoa. Perhaps your family has decided to throw a socially-distant gathering outside, or maybe you’re having a movie marathon with your roommates. No matter how you’re spending the holidays, you can take the opportunity to dress up and try out a fun, new hairstyle. We’ve put together a list of cool holiday looks guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit ASAP.
1. The at-home holi-stay: sleek, low ponytail
Staying home for the holidays this year? Make the most of your holistay by trying out a sleek, low ponytail hairstyle. This look is super simple to achieve— all you. need to do is, part your hair down the middle and comb it. back down to the nape of your neck and secure with a Gravity Defying Hair Tie so your ponytail holds through the night. If you're looking to add a little extra ✨pizzaz✨ to your pony, consider wearing a ponytail extension for more volume and length.
Your essentials: Christmas cocktail, fireplace channel, cozy holiday sweater, 20" Luxy Hair Clip-In Ponytail.
2. Zoom holiday: Baby braids
There’s no denying that a virtual holiday may be your safest bet this year. If you can’t be together in the same room with your loved ones, a Zoom room is probably the next best thing. The good news is that there are still plenty of ways to add some cheer to your virtual holiday. You can still decorate and dress up, toast with a signature cocktail or hot cocoa, and even cook together virtually before sitting down to eat. And even if you’re on Zoom, it’s still possible to take a family photo. Hopefully it will be a funny memory to look back on in the future.
Face framing baby braids have been a hairstyle favorite this year; this easy, no-fuss hairstyle isn't just reminiscent of the '90s but brings a whole lotta pretty to any outfit you wear. All you need to do is section two front face-framing layers and braid them to the tip, securing with a tiny, clear elastic.
Your essentials: Christmas cocktail or hot cocoa, scented candle, family photo, tiny elastics
3. Solo holi-stay with your pet: claw clip
If you’re celebrating the festive season with your furry friend this year, there are plenty of ways you can make it special. Party with your pet by making some homemade gingerbread cookies for your dog, watching a special holiday film with your cat, or even singing some carols to your goldfish. A claw clip hairstyle will pair perfectly with this low-key holiday. Simply pull your hair back and secure with a claw clip. Whether it's a full pony, half pony, or French twist, a claw clip is the accessory to spruce up even the most casual of hairstyles.
Your essentials: claw clip, aromatherapy candles, gingerbread dog treats, your favorite holiday movie
4. Cabin getaway: messy low bun with scrunchie
While large holiday gatherings are a little risky this year, you can always escape and clear your head by connecting with nature. Whether hiking, skiing, or just relaxing inside with cozy socks and a warm cup of tea, a cabin getaway will let you get it away from it all and recharge this holiday season.
A messy low-bun hairstyle is something you can always rely on—it takes minimal effort and time to achieve yet leaves you with an #InstaWorthy look for days. Consider adding a textured scrunchie, or a cute silky satin one to up the ante for the holidays.
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Your essentials: satin scrunchies, glow in the dark mask, puzzles or board games
5. Virtual office holiday party: ultra voluminous beachy waves
It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year unlike any other. While you might have been working from home for a while, you don’t have to cancel your annual office holiday party. Raise a glass with your team by hosting a virtual party on Zoom. There are plenty of ways you can celebrate remotely with your company and not have it feel like just another meeting. Plan an ugly sweater contest or a virtual cookie-decorating party. Maybe come together to donate supplies to your local food bank. You can also keep it simple by playing a game of holiday-themed bingo and toasting each other with a glass of champagne.
For this holiday look, give your hair some oomph by styling ultra long beachy waves. Spritz in some sea-salt spray and scrunch your hair together for a textured, piece-y style. To achieve head-turning volume, add in our volume bundle hair extensions.
Your essentials: Luxy Hair Volume Bundle Hair Extensions, virtual holiday bingo, glass of champagne
6. Outdoor gathering: high ponytail
Experts all over the world over are recommending that holiday gatherings should be moved outside this year. Since the Covid-19 virus spreads more easily in crowded and fully enclosed indoor spaces, you can have a safer holiday by simply being outside. However, temperatures can drop pretty low this time of year. Make your outdoor gathering bearable by wearing plenty of layers and having blankets or space heaters on hand.
Since our Queen Ari has blessed us with a brilliant album right at the end of 2020, why not wear her signature high ponytail in her honor? This look isn't going out of style anytime soon, so hop on the trend with a set of ponytail extensions that will help you achieve this look in minutes.
Remember to stay safe by wearing your masks, washing hands, and maintaining the appropriate social distance!
Your essentials: Luxy Hair 16" Clip-In Ponytail, space heaters, holiday playlist, sequin mask
7. Holiday hang with friends: hair clips
If you live far away from home, it might not be possible to travel back this year. Experts are advising against flying or traveling long distances. If going home isn’t an option for you this year, consider having a chill holiday hang with roommates or a small group of friends. You can enjoy a potluck dinner party, festive caroling karaoke, and maybe a movie marathon. Spice up the party by making some homemade eggnog, a classic holiday drink that people tend to either love or hate. And as for your holiday hairstyle, a set of tortoise shell or pearlescent clips can instantly elevate a simple sweater almost instantly. If you're confused about how to style your holiday accessories, find more ideas here.
Your essentials: holiday-themed mask, Luxy Hair Tortoise Hair Clips, Christmas carol karaoke tunes, homemade eggnog
8. Virtual New Year’s Eve dance party: fishtail braid
Everyone loves a good dance party, whether it’s in a club or your own apartment. You can still find the joy of a New Year’s Eve party in quarantine by throwing a virtual dance session. Set up a private event on Zoom and then livestream a DJ set so everyone can groove to the same music. If you want to make it feel like a real party, get dressed up in your favorite sparkly dress and turn on a strobe light. You can also set your Zoom background to a disco-ball dancefloor.
A fishtail braid is the perfect matching holiday look. Not only is this hairstyle chic and timeless, but it will keep your hair out of your face while dancing. If you haven’t mastered this hairstyle just yet, our tutorial on how to fishtail braid will walk you through it step-by-step.
Your essentials: sparkly dress, strobe light, balayage hair extensions, Bluetooth speaker
Written by: Brittany Rodriguez