Holiday Hair | 10 Braid + Twist Tutorials



  1. three twisted buns tutorial
  2. half-braided crown tutorial
  3. fishtail braid tutorial (image)
  4. easy + pretty updo tutorial
  5. scrunched braid tutorial
  6. the knotted ponytail tutorial (image)
  7. easy headband updo tutorial
  8. the chestnut bun tutorial
  9. romantic low braid tutorial
  10. messy milkmaid braid tutorial (image)

It’s the time of year for holiday parties and dinners and outings, and as a result, I’ve been hunting for new ways to style my hair. Because my life is so busy, most of the time I throw it into a simple pony or bun or braid. When I say most of the time, I actually mean every. Day. Occasionally, I’ll more intentionally place a bobby pin or style it if we’re going out, but even then, I feel I’m in a bit of a rut, relying on the same tricks (and most of the time, I’m ok with that). However, since I’m again overdue for a hair appointment, I imagine I’ll be wearing my hair up often this holiday season, so I’ve been specifically searching for creative ways to twist and braid this year. In case you also needed a little hair-spiration this season, here’s ten of my favorite braid and twist tutorials right now. Happy Monday, everyone!



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  3. darling. glad you included the how-tos. I’d love to try a few. planning to donate hair in the spring but determined to learn a trick or two with this long hair in the meantime. this helps.:)

  4. so so pretty. My hair is getting to the length that it is not manageable without being throw into a braid or updo. These are perfect.

    1. I know. I’ve tried the crown (where the braid forms a circle around your head), and my hair’s not long enough for it. You should google short or medium length versions. I noticed a few tutorials out there.

  5. I absolutely love braids! Probably my favorite way to style hair–however, I’m horrible at doing it to my own hair, and I always have a lot of layers (thick hair problems…anything to make it feel lighter) so I get strange pieces sticking/falling out haha. One of these days I’ll get it right….I’d love to have my hair like #2, #4, #9, or #10 for my wedding–my favorites!

    1. So do I! They’re so pretty and easy. I still haven’t mastered the French braid, though, and with layers in my hair, I always have pieces everywhere. I sort of prefer the unkept look though. Several of these would look beautiful on you for a bridal updo–great choices.

    1. I often want to cut my hair again, but then I remember, it actually requires me to style it more often. I saw a few cute tutorials for shorter hair versions that looked lovely, too.

      1. it definitely requires much more styling. no more throwing it up in a top knot when i haven’t washed it in a week :) thanks to the pregnancy hormones though, mine’s growing pretty quickly!

    1. Perfect! So glad to give you some fresh ideas. I tried out the messy milkmaid last night for our party–it was easy and came out lovely. Ideally, I’ll be able to recreate it. (Wink.) Enjoy!

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