2023 Holiday Party Hair Looks: 9 Styles We Can't Wait to Try!

2023 Holiday Party Hair Looks: 9 Styles We Can't Wait to Try!

Is your social calendar filled to the brim with holiday parties? Same here, but we can’t complain! As hair aficionados, we can’t say no to an opportunity to make a strong impression with creative styling.

Whether you’re heading to an office get-together, a family reunion or a celebratory dinner with friends, a special hairstyle is the perfect way to look and feel your best.

Keep reading for our list of nine holiday party hair looks that will end 2023 on a high hair note!

The Party Pony

If there’s one look that screams elevated holiday glam, it’s the high party ponytail. This Ariana-inspired look is chic, timeless and the perfect way to show off statement jewelry and a punchy outfit.

The key to this look, of course, is a sleek and smooth texture. If you’re already using our Smooth Shampoo and Smooth Conditioner, you’re already halfway there! For extra silky results, use our Smooth Drops on the day of the party or Plush Locks Smooth.

Smooth Collection

Disco Curls

Determined to steal the spotlight with a one-of-a-kind hairstyle? Consider going for Disco Curls– a vivacious, playful look that adds a touch of whimsical to any outfit.

If you have natural curls or waves, it’s important to incorporate a Curl Shampoo and Curl Conditioner into your hair routine for this look. For full curl commitment, you’ll also benefit from the Tru Curl Enhancing Créme and a Detangling Comb!

If you have straight hair, you’ll have better luck focusing on volumizing products like Blow Dry Volume Spray or Super Plump Whipped Mousse. But if you do want to create curls, be sure to use a heat protectant first and then Epic Hold Hairspray to ensure the longevity of your look!

Once you’ve cracked the code on your curls, it’s time to experiment with style! We’re especially big fans of a slicked-back look in the front and bouncy curls in the back – either as a low pony, low pigtails or pinned back with metal clips.

The Casual Updo

Don’t have time for a professional updo? No problem – replicate the updo elegance with your own casual take on the style!

Texture and Hold Collection

There are plenty of ways to style a DIY updo, but the important things to focus on from a haircare perspective are texture and volume. Our Radically Smooth Taming Crème is perfect for dry or frizz-prone hair, while the Fiber Blast Texture Crème boosts texture and definition with a medium hold. For a volumizing effect, don’t forget the Lift It Mousse!


The Dramatic Side Part

If you’re looking for a dramatic, transformative hairstyle, there’s one reliable way to change up your look: a far side part.

Can’t imagine your hair parted anywhere else? Definitely experiment with this style before committing to it, but we have a feeling you’ll love the change. For an extra eye-catching look, tease your hair and sweep it to one side with a few pins.

Our All Around Working Hairspray will do the trick, but the Texture Charge Defining Finishing Spray will really bring things up a notch!

Glamorous Curls

Up for a bit of vintage charm? Look no further than old Hollywood-style glam curls, a timeless look that frames the face with a soft, luxurious feel.

To achieve those bigger curls, you might want to start off with a blow dry spray like Biorepair Thicken or the Volume Spray. This one also requires a good amount of heat, so be sure to use a heat protectant like our Essential Leave-In or the Moisture Styling Creme.

For an extra dose of elegance, pin the sides back with a flashy clip and don’t forget the All Around Working Hairspray for a touchable, soft finish or Epic Hold Hairspray for supreme hold!

Moisture Masque

The French Twist

Want to feel like royalty this holiday season? Don’t underestimate the power of a perfect French twist! With a sleek feel and tucked-in style, this charming look effortlessly complements festive winter attire.

If you prefer a tight and controlled French twist, our Styling Putty and frizz-taming Cuticle Closer will be your friend. For a looser, more lived-in look, focus on volume during your hair routine! A unique product worth trying is our Powder Fix Spray, a volume booster that delivers a silky texture.

The Sleek Bun

Speaking of sleek, a fast and fabulous party look you can always count on is, of course, the sleek bun. Though simple, this hairstyle screams elegance, sophistication and poise.

On top of smoothness, another element that brings this style home is shine. For a glossy finish, it’s hard to beat our Smooth Drops, a featherlight oil treatment that achieves lasting shine in just one use!

The Top Knot

For a similar look with a festive twist, consider trying out a holiday top knot. Bold, trendy and modern, this relaxed yet stylish look works for a wide array of parties and events!

Texture and hold are important for this one, so you might want to check out styling products like the Lift It Mousse or Fiber Blast Texture Creme. The former adds bounce and body, while the latter is perfect for controlled separation and definition.

Lift It Mousse

The Braided Crown

No holiday hair guide would be complete without the down-to-earth charm of a braided crown, a wholesome yet enchanting way to celebrate the season!

Whether you’re going for a French braid, a Dutch braid or a standard brain with pins, the key to a perfect crown is a lightweight hair texture. To avoid weighing your hair down while still achieving a controlled look, try a lightweight leave-in like the Baobab Recovery Treatment Spray or the Lift-It Mousse.

Happy holidays, Colorproof family! We can’t wait to see your holiday party hair looks come to life, so don’t forget to share your Colorproof styling success stories using the hashtag #ColorproofHair on Instagram and TikTok (@colorproohair).

Enjoy the celebrations, and don’t forget to admire just how good you look – you deserve it!


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