December is (finally) here and the holidays are coming up! Along with DIY gifts, sweets & wrapping ideas, we know what you’re always looking for: fun & festive DIY Christmas hairstyles!
No matter if you’re getting prepared for a cozy family dinner, a casual get-together with friends, a work party or a socially-distant Zoom event, here we put together a list of +50 delightful DIY Christmas hairstyles to choose from!
1. Braided Bow Half Updo
So chic and so cute! We can not imagine a better DIY Christmas hairstyle for a Christmas dinner with friends (online or offline) or for Christmas morning spent with your family.
2. DIY Christmas Golden Crown
What a delightful idea for a DIY Christmas project! Either for yourself (to impress everybody during your next festive dinner) or as a gift for a dear friend, this gorgeous crown will make the best of impressions!
3. Low Bun With Dainty Silver Accessory
This elegant hairdo is charming enough for even the most formal or fancy of events – even a winter wonderland-themed wedding! If you’re looking for more whimsical wedding hairstyle ideas, make sure to check out this list!
4. Braided Crown With Festive Hair Rings
A braided crown updo is one of our favorite DIY hairstyles, as it is 1. Easy to do 2. Absolutely gorgeous and 3. Extremely practical, even if your day includes multiple errands, gift shopping, and some home workouts!
5. Candy-Cane-Inspired Bow Half Updo
This adorable & oh-so-festive half updo is inspired by the bold colors of candy-canes. It reminds us of the fun we used to have during Christmas as children, and it looks just so sweet (pun intended)!
6. Starstruck Lob
Simplicity is the keynote of all elegance, the saying goes. And we completely agree! A neat & wavy lob needs nothing more than adding a few shiny star-embellished hair clips to make it perfect or any seasonal festivity.
7. DIY Christmas Braids With Bows
Schoolgirl-like braids are already one of the most adorable hairstyles on their own. But add some cute bows and get ready to be the sweetheart of any family get-together or dinner-with-friends you join this season!
8. High Bun With Braided Back
Stylish and versatile? Check. Super secure and practical? Double-check. Can you DIY in the very last few minutes before all kinds of Christmas-related social situations? You’d bet!
9. DIY Christmas Space Buns Half Updo
Hello there, space princess! Choose this cheeky & charming half updo for a cozy evening with your friends or relatives, for a full day of baking and gift wrapping, or for Christmas morning with your family!
10. DIY Dutch Braid Half Updos, Two Looks
Dutch braids are the slightly upgraded version of the classic French braids. Integrate them in some fun half & highly customizable half-updos and play with them when in need of some DIY Christmas hairstyle ideas!
11. Christmas Wreath Crown
This pretty DIY Christmas wreath crown can be the perfect choice for your next seasonal DIY project, just in time for the holidays! Go for fake (plastic) branches or for the real deal – it’s your choice!
12. Low Bun With Pearl Hair Clip
This is a classy & elegant look that’s fairly easy to put together, but that can make a long-lasting impression! Be it a fancier or friendlier event, you can never really go wrong with it.
13. Dark-Blue Snowflake Half Updo
If your hair is dark in color – be it a navy blue, a trendy purple, or classy black, adding a statement snowflake hair clip will elevate any updo and make it perfectly appropriate for winter!
14. DIY Christmas Glitter Ponytail
Don’t get us wrong – glitter looks magical during any season! But there is something about the winter holidays, with all the glitz & shimmer, the snow, the gifts, and the fireworks …. That makes us feel glitter is the perfect match for it!
15. Voluminous Mermaid Braid
This oversized, super-voluminous mermaid (also known as fishtail) braid is a hairstyle choice that we love all year round. Somehow, it manages to be fitting for both a summer festival and for a winter vacation at a cozy cabin!
16. DIY Christmas Mistletoe Low Bun
Mistletoe is one of the most recognizable symbols of the holiday season. So, why not take advantage of that & incorporate it within your DIY Christmas hairstyle to wow everybody in the room (or, you know, in the Zoom meeting)?
17. Puffy Dutch Braids
This DIY Christmas hairstyle will certainly convince Santa that you have been nice this year! It’s an adorable yet oh-so-chic look that is a perfect fit for the festive season.
18. DIY Christmas Braided Crown Half Updo, Two Looks
This is a great DIY Christmas look you can pull off with a friend at a party or get-together. You can also customize it to your own preferences once you get a hang of it!
19. Scrunchie Half Updo DIY Christmas Hairstyles
Picture it: you, strolling around leisurely through a snowy evening in Paris, doing some gift shopping on fancy avenues, and simply enjoying the magical city views! All while, of course, sporting this oh-so-chic DIY Christmas hairstyle!
20. Fuss-Free Messy Bun DIY Christmas Hairstyles
Look, we all like fancy and intricate hairdos for the winter holidays. But sometimes all you need is something quick, easy & cute to last you through snowball fights, last-minute shopping, and running around the whole day!
21. Snow-White Curls DIY Christmas Hairstyles
If you have some experience with dyeing your hair, you can DIY these gorgeous snow-white curls! If you can’t have a White Christmas weather-wise, you can at least make sure your hair will not disappoint!
22. Delicate DIY Christmas Cranberry Crown Hairstyles
This dainty DIY Christmas crown looks as festive and jolly as they get, but without feeling overly opulent or extravagant. If you’re looking for a DIY project to give your holiday hairstyles a major yet classy upgrade, this is the one for you!
23. Bubble Braid With Bows
Bubble braids strike again – you’ll meet them twice on this list! This lovely hairdo adds yet another element of magic to the playful bubble braid: the bows!
24. DIY Christmas Holly Low Bun
We dare you to find a Christmas carol, picture, or movie in which holly is not mentioned. We double dare you! So, why not also include it in your DIY Christmas hairdo for some extra festive charm?
25. Side Braid Half Updo
This hairdo is deceivingly quick & easy to DIY, but we can barely take our eyes off the combination of luscious locks, oversized braid & statement hair clips! If you were blessed with long, lush, straight hair, also check out this article for more similar ideas!
26. DIY Christmas Lights Braid
This DIY Christmas hairstyle truly is lit (pun intended)! Our only precaution is related to the safety of this otherwise show-stopping hairdo – just make sure your hairstyle is metaphorically on fire, and not literally!
27. DIY Scarf Half Updo
Scarfs are a great accessory to wear around your neck for the cold season – but not only! As you can see in this picture, a scarf can be the perfect addition to your preppy & pretty DIY half updo.
28. Snow Day Curls & Hats, Two Looks
No look is easier & more appropriate for a fun snow day than these cheeky curls, partially covered by some practical hats or snow caps! If your hair is not naturally curly, you can always opt for DIY home curling methods.
29. DIY Christmas Glitter Braid
Get your hands on some shiny glitter for skin or hair, and then have fun with it for the whole festive season! You can incorporate it in almost any DIY Christmas hairdo, including a beautiful braid like this!
30. Curly Bun With Bow
This look is the definition of a charming mess – although we’re pretty sure that the mess was rather intended, not accidental! You can put together this DIY Christmas updo in mere moments if your hair is already curly (naturally or not)!
31. Bubble Braid Half Updo
Bubble braids (or ponytails, as they are usually called both ways) are magical in not one, but two ways! First of all, they look like magic. And, second, they are so easy to make them feel like magic!
32. DIY Christmas Braided Pigtails
Can’t decide if you want to go with pigtails or braids for your next seasonal event? Why not both? This way, you’re combining the specific charm of each hairdo into one irresistible look!
33. Add Some Festive Hair Clips
No mood for fancy hairstyling? No problem. Invest in some festive, eye-catching hair clips and you’ll still be getting into the holiday spirit with almost no effort!
34. French Twist
A French twist is a timeless, classy updo that works well for any sort of special occasion. These, of course, include Christmas celebrations – from the very formal to pajama parties with your loved ones, you can’t go wrong with a French twist!
35. Easy Clamp Half Updo
Hair clamps are a girl’s best friend – well, maybe after diamonds, of course! But hair clamps are the ideal accessory to have on hand when you’re in a rush, and they can be used for simple or more complex updos, depending on your mood!
36. Bow & Braided Crown Half Updo
This DIY Christmas hairstyle is so eye-catching and charming, yet in a subtle way. We also love the fact that it works for both medium, as well as longer hair. If you’re looking for more ideas for manes of medium length, make sure to check out this list!
37. Low Braided Buns With Scrunchies
Long live scrunchies! We first fell in love with these cheeky accessories some decades ago, and they have quite stayed in fashion ever since. This playful DIY Christmas hairstyle is perfect for snowball fights and movie marathons alike!
38. Festive Bow Half Updo
We don’t even know what’s our favorite part of this festive half updo! The seasonal color palette? The adorable bow? The loose waves? All we know for sure is that they work perfectly together!
39. Gold-Wrapped Bow Half Updo For Natural Hair
This gorgeous half updo is glamorous and festive in a rather subtle way. If your hair is of kinky texture, try out this look and you’ll turn more than a few heads around (in all the good ways, of course)!
40. High & Braided Ponytail Half Updo
We just love it when a style is both practical and fashionable. The braids not only score extra style points for this DIY Christmas look but also make it extra secure!
41. DIY Christmas Tree Braid
This DIY Christmas tree braid is a great choice for young and old alike! We recommend it especially for those of you with good braiding skills and who like to go all-in with the holiday spirit.
42. Festive Silver & Gold Kinky Space Buns
A well-known fashion rule says never to combine silver and gold. Well, there are expectations to every rule – the living proof is the charming DIY Christmas hairdo, which, of course, is most suited for kinky hair!
43. High & Braided Ponytail
A visually stunning hairstyle inspired by Gigi Hadid, this DIY Christmas hairdo is surprisingly easy to recreate at home. Bonus points for also being surprisingly pragmatic, as it will keep in place for the whole day & evening!
44. Fuss-free Clamp Updo
Fuss-free and fabulous can go hand in hand! Just count on your good ol’ hair clamps to help you put together a DIY Christmas look that’s casual yet chic.
45. Add A Statement Beanie
We know, we know, this is not technically a hairstyle – but we’re calling it a life hack! If you’re spending the holidays somewhere especially cold and snowy, why even bother with an intricate hairdo when you can let a stylish yet cozy beanie do the trick for you?
46. Messy High Ponytail With Cozy Headband
We always love when a hairstyle combines both style and practicality. Such as this one! This easy DIY Christmas idea will keep you warm, keep unruly locks out of your face and be the perfect addition to a comfy, homey outfit!
47. DIY Christmas Bow Bun
Bow buns are an adorable hairstyle that’s actually pretty easy to pull off if you have enough hair length and a bit of patience to play with! Maybe practice a few times before using it to amaze everyone at your next festive gathering?
The most wonderful time of the year can also be a pretty stressful and busy time. Fortunately, all these DIY Christmas hairstyles should help you save time, money, and effort while looking your best this season!