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Do It Up! 10 Easy Updos for the Holidays

Do It Up! 10 Easy Updos for the Holidays

I recently attended an annual holiday work party with a friend, who works at a small, local boutique. Though I know this store has a reputation for being super trendy, I assumed that because it is the holidays, she and her co-workers would be exhausted from the grueling holiday hours, and therefore keep the event incredible casual. Apparently, I missed the memo on the dress code, because I couldn't have been more wrong.

While I was dressed in jeans, an oversized sweater, and a messy top knot bun, everyone else was dressed in their fancy pants holiday best, from head to toe. Now as a blogger and a naturally inquisitive person, my method of breaking the ice with this group of excessively elegant strangers, was inquiring about their personal styling processes. I was particularly impressed by the variety of intricate updos parading about the party and was especially surprised to discover that a majority of them had done their own hair themselves. It's true! This, of course, inspired me to do a little research of my own, and after doing a little digging; I've pieced together this composite of my favorite updo holiday hair tutorials, just for you.

1. The Bouffant

Though I have most commonly seen this look in historical footage of country music stars at the Grand Ole Opry, I think curly-haired textures takes this style to a whole new level, bringing it much more dimension and depth, in this stunning, contemporary spin.

*source: loxabeauty.com

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2. The Multi Twist and Pin

Want to do something a little more eclectic than the average bun, but not as wild as a mowhawk? Give the twist, pin, and twirl a whirl!

*source:hairromance.com

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3. Thick French Twist

If you have particularly long, thick, curly hair- so much so, that you don't even know what to do with it all- work your ultra lush length to your advantage, with this elegant play on a classic French Twist.

*source:oncewed.com

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4. Side Fro-Hawk

Great for short-haired curly girlies, the braided accents give this look a more edgy vibe.

*source:totalbeauty.com

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5. "Pomped" Up Pony & Faux Hawk

This combination of a pompadour, ponytail, and petite braids will help you look like a rock star!

*source: loxabeauty.com

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6. Twisted Faux Bob

Sophisticated and simple, you can't go wrong with this style. Use a shimmery hair clip to add a little holiday sparkle.

*source: justgrowalready.com

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7. Regal and Retro

This classic, chic style is guaranteed to turn heads.

*source: refinery29.com, photograph by Mike Garten

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8. The S Bun

Quick and simple, all you need to do is twist, twirl, and pin, to achieve this special holiday style.

*source: thebeautydepartment.com

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9. Braided Up Bun

Had I seen this tutorial before attending my friend's Holiday work party, I would've spiced up my own basic top knot bun, with the addition of these stunning French braids.

*source: refinery29.com, photograph by Shanita Sims

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10. Chunky Twist Out (with Miss Jessie's Baby Buttercreme) Chunky twists are an excellent protective style for natural textures and can make a unique doo for the holidays. Wear them twisted up, or unravel them to release perfectly sculpted curls and coils; because even though updos possess their own beautiful charm, sometimes it's just better to let it all hang out.

*source: jd_winters via instagram

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*All photos sourced on Pinterest