With the holiday season right around the corner, you’re sure to have a number of parties and events filling up your calendar. For the events that call for elegance and sophistication, updo hairstyles are sure to do the trick.
Turn heads with a gorgeous low chignon, or an effortlessly chic braided updo. Whether you need a look for a fun soirée or a New Years Eve party that screams elegance, there’s a hairstyle in here for you.
I always love trying out new hairstyles when the holiday season comes around. The bitter cold temperatures make it the perfect time to sit inside and watch Youtube hair tutorials to my heart’s content.
My Sunday mornings in the winter usually consist of playing holiday music, bundling up in my coziest clothes, and sipping hot chocolate while trying to master updo hairstyles and holiday makeup. You too?
To take the grunt work out for you, I’ve rounded up 10 DIY hairstyles for medium length hair. They’re simple to replicate and will have you looking perfect this holiday season.
1. Braided Updo Hairstyle for Medium Hair by Updo Hairstyles Tutorial
Braided updos are perfect for the holiday season. They’re classic, feminine, and always on trend. This one looks so pretty and effortless, and its super simple to replicate. All you need is some bobby pins and clear elastic hair bands (like these Gold Magic Elastic Braiding Bands) and you’ll be on your way to this gorgeous braided updo.
2. Easy Holiday Hairstyles for Medium Hair by Thalita Makes
These three holiday hairstyles are absolutely stunning. Two are full updos, and one is a half-up braided look. Both full updos require a headband, so add some glam with one like this Champagne Crystal Rhinestone Headband. These ‘dos are perfect for Christmas, New Years, or any festive holiday fête!
3. Thanksgiving Easy Updo Hairstyle for Medium Long Hair by Estelles Secret
Looking at the finished product, you’d never guess how simple this updo is to create. It’s elegant and trendy, yet can be done in a few short minutes. You can wear it with anything from your favorite holiday dress to a more casual sweater and trouser combo. All you need is hairspray, elastic bands, and bobby pins – Good Bobby Pins will always do the trick.
4. Quick Bun Hairstyles for Short/Medium Hair by Kayley Melissa
The holiday season is one of the busiest seasons of all, which makes quick hairstyles a must! This tutorial features 5 bun hairstyles that are quick and easy to do for medium hair. Whether you have to run from work to a holiday party, or only have time for a body shower after the gym before hitting your family holiday gathering, these hairstyles will be your saving grace! She suggests the Wet Brush Detangler Hair Brush to get a teased, voluminous look.
5. Holiday Braided Updo Hairstyle for Medium Long Hair Tutorial by Bebexo
This braided updo may look intricate and tricky, but follow this tutorial for a simple step-by-step guide. It’s always important to smooth your hair out before doing braided styles, and she recommends the KQC X-Heat Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron to make your hair nice and smooth, and to curl the pieces that frame your face at the end. Finish off the look with some festive flowers to pull it all together!
6. Simple Holiday Updo by Abby Smith
If time is tight and you’re looking for a super simple updo hairstyle, you can do this one in a matter of minutes. It doesn’t require a lot of pinning, which many updos do, and works great for medium length hair! Use a hairspray such as the Dove Extra Hold Hairspray to hold everything in place and you’ll be able to dance, eat, and chat the night away!
7. Easy Holiday Updo Ideas! By Ingrid Nilsen
These holiday updo hairstyles range from casual and effortless to elegant and sophisticated. Whether you need a look for a low-key holiday dinner party or a swanky New Years Eve party, you’ll find one that’s perfect for you. She uses the Toni & Guy Style Spray Wax to add texture to her hair, along with re-workable definition and shape. Each of the updos are lovely and perfect for the holiday season.
8. Two Simple Holiday Updo Ideas by Braidsandstyles12
Whether you want a smooth or curled updo, this tutorial shows you how to master both. She demonstrates how to create a messy curly updo as well as a low elegant chignon, and both are ideal for a special night out during the holiday season! To get her gorgeous curls, she uses the Nume 25 mm wand from the Titan 3 Set.
9. French Twist with Eunice Kiss Just in Time for Christmas | New Years Eve Look! by Jasmine Chang
Okay, now THIS is a sweet holiday updo. The French twist is so elegant and works well for mid-length hair. If you have a winter wedding to go to, you’ll definitely stun with this look. Get your friend to help you out or master the ‘do yourself. The end result is sophisticated, glamorous, and perfect for the holidays!
10. Simple, Beautiful Holiday Up do! by HeyKayli
This hairstyle is so chic and elegant, it would work for any holiday event. It combines a low chignon with a couple of braids to create a totally gorgeous look. You’ll need bobby pins and a headband to complete the ‘do. Get ready to turn some heads!
These DIY updo hairstyles will ensure you rock the holiday season in style. Whether you need a look for your Chanukah party, New Years Eve, or Thanksgiving fête, we’ve got you covered!
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