I Have an Easy, Pretty Holiday Hair Tutorial for You

Five minutes and done.
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Five minutes and done.

I tend to wear my hair down most of the time, so when I decide to do something else with it, you know I'm feeling particularly festive. Still, I like to keep things relatively simple and straightforward, lest I send myself into a self-perpetuated conniption. Seriously, there are few times in my life when I actually swear, but I won't deny standing in front of the mirror trying to force a wayward bobby pin to succumb to my sailor-esque pleas. 

In any case, here's a five minute, super-easy, super-pretty, wintry, festive hair tutorial for you. Enjoy! 

Step One

Step One

Divide your hair into three sections: two smaller sections on either side and a heftier section in the middle. Secure at the nape of your neck. 

Step Two

Step Two

Braid one side section. I'm going with a traditional three-strand, but feel free to spice it up. 

Step Three

Step Three

Drape the braid back and wrap it around the center ponytail. Secure with two criss-crossed bobby pins. 

Repeat!

Repeat!

And repeat again!

And repeat again!

Do the same thing with the other side ponytail. Make sure everything is secure and snug. 

Step Four

Step Four

Side view. 

Side view. 

Wrap your center ponytail into itself to create a bun. Secure with as many bobby pins as you need, but make sure to keep them tucked out of sight. I took the first picture before I went back in and tucked away little stray fly aways. I used a couple spritzes of hairspray to keep them in place. 

Step Five

Step Five

More of a back view. 

More of a back view. 

True back view. 

True back view. 

To complete the look, add a bit of hair decor to either side of your head. I think larger hair pieces look more organic when they're tucked under the braid. I'm using two gilded, metal feather clips from ModCloth. You can also try this DIY idea from Trista, which turns vintage pieces into gorgeous hair accessories

And a front view.

And a front view.

And that's it. I told you it was simple!

  • Think you'll give this a go? If so, what kind of hair accessory would you use?
  • How are you planning to wear your hair for Christmas, Christmas Eve and New Year's?