Pretty please: Holiday party hairstyle inspiration

The holiday season is now underway, with calendars packed full of Christmas parties and festive events.

Yet, the busy nature of December often means that there is little time to think about getting ready before a night out. Read on for a round-up of celebrity-approved hairstyle inspiration.

Hollywood wave

This is a classic - and for good reason!

"This festive look is simple but elegant and can elevate any look for a special occasion," said Tyler Moore, expert hair stylist at Live True London. "I recommend using a finishing spray to add shine, hold your style and keep you looking red carpet ready. Make sure to brush out curls with a wide tooth comb to soften without them losing shape."

Pre-Raphaelite curls

Perfect for those with naturally curly hair, this romantic look is set to big this party season. For inspiration, look no further than the amazing mane Kaia Gerber rocked at the 2022 Met Gala.

"I think everyone thinks that Pre-Raphaelite curls are hard to create but they are actually super easy. I gave them a try after seeing Lizzo's and Kaia Gerber's amazing curls at the Met Gala earlier this year," noted Sophie Trelles-Tvede, founder of Invisibobble. "What I love most is they don't need to be perfect - that is part of why they look so amazing. I simply wash my hair before going to bed and plait or wrap it while it is still damp. I secure the ends of each plait with an Invisibobble slim. In the morning, I just unplait each strand and brush out a few areas to help give volume and bounce. They look great paired with a simple black party outfit."

Side-swept glam

To elevate a side-swept look, pay attention to the detail of the hairline.

"Using a tail comb to section out a deep side part is one of the easiest ways to make your hair look carefully styled," noted Tyler. "Unlike other styles, it's important that when curling hair, all waves move in the same direction to create a sleek, together look."


No idea where to start? An easy way to achieve a festive vibe is with cute hair accessories.

"Velvet bows, bedazzled hair bands and pearl hair slides are all fabulous ways to add some Christmas spirit to your look and can even be coordinated with your party fit of choice," he added.