We don’t know what Christmas will look like this year but that does not mean we all don’t want great hair! Whatever you are doing for Christmas this year, making just a little effort with some festive flair in your hair will make you excited for Christmas morning!

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Whether you’ll be getting dressed up, or lounging around in your pyjamas, making a bit of extra effort with your hair can help with that ‘special occasion’ feeling. But you don’t have to spend a long time on your hair on Christmas morning – here are a few ideas for relaxed, pretty Christmas hair.

A Fishtail Braid – Fishtail braids look pretty, but not too dressy. It takes some practice, so it’s worth watching a YouTube video or two and have a practice before Christmas morning!

Voluminous High Ponytail – A high ponytail can look pretty and glamorous if you give it some volume. One tip is to create two ponytails – a ponytail at the top section, and then a separate ponytail tied directly underneath the first one. You can then attach the bottom ponytail to the top one if needed. It gives the illusion of a lot of volume, which is useful if you have fine hair.

Messy Bun – A classic for a reason, the messy bun is the ultimate snuggly, lazy-Christmas-morning style. It takes seconds, it looks pretty, and it works really well on day-two hair. If you want to avoid washing your hair on Christmas morning, this is the one to go for.

Headband Braid – This does take a bit more effort, but it’s really worth it if you want something extra special. It takes a bit of practice, so you’ll want to make sure you give yourself a few trial runs before Christmas morning. Finishing this look with a bow adds the perfect festive touch.

The Fishtail Braid Ponytail – Mastered the fishtail braid? Try combining it with a high ponytail. This looks a bit more interesting than a regular high ponytail, but still looks relaxed enough for a quiet Christmas morning.

Half-Up Knot – This works for all hair lengths but looks really pretty on mid-length hair. All you need to do is take a section of hair from either side of your head, wrap it around the back, and tie it into a knot. Use some hair grips to secure it into place, and you’re done.

The Half-Top Knot – This is a great way to keep hair out of your face (very important if you want to get on with opening presents unhindered). Section off the top section of your hair, gather it into a small messy bun and secure with a small clear elastic, and add some hair grips to keep it extra secure.

Multiple Buns – Why not go for a row of buns at the back of your head? Four small buns at the nape of your neck adds a bit more ‘glam’ without being that much extra hassle.

If in Doubt, Add Accessories – Sometimes all you need to do is add a decent accessory to switch up your normal look. A voluminous high ponytail looks great with a soft, stretchy headband. Or you can leave your hair natural and go for a tartan headband – pretty and easy to do!