Holiday Season Festive Hairstyles to Inspire You

Christmas is upon us – meaning it is time to get glammed up!

Whether you are going to a Christmas dinner party or doing a virtual Secret Santa with the family, every occasion calls for a festive look! After you are deciding on what type of outfit and makeup for the holidays, it is time to figure out the hair.

To inspire you, now scroll through our recommendations for holiday hairstyles, many of which can be achieved no matter your skill level, and some you could even replicate at the comfort of your home!

The incredible use of ribbons

If you are looking for an effortless chic holiday look, adding a ribbon to your hair can be a quick fix to your otherwise-dull ponytail. This will instantly jazz up your entire outfit with colors and give off a beautiful feminine charm emitting from that flowy ribbon.

Adding a hair ribbon makes your hair look more colorful, vibrant, and versatile. How many of you keep those famous store ribbons that attach to your shopping bags? This is your moment to recycle it.

There are many ways you can wear a hair ribbon. The simplest is to tie your hair into a low ponytail and simply tie your hair ribbon around the hair tie.


A hair ribbon made from silk not only creates an effortless elegant hair look for you but also provides gentle caring qualities to your hair. The Iles Formula Twilly Hair comes in three colors: Distinguée, Frivole, and Passionnée, and they are all created with silk and hand-made in France.


Alternatively, you can wrap your hair ribbon into your ponytail, creating an intertwined roll: French chignon. It looks spectacularly elegant in this cashmere season, elevating your entire look with just that little intertwined roll.

Our founder Wendy shows you this video on how to creatively utilize our magical Twilly Hair ties into this easy 3-minute chignon.

A hair ribbon can also be ingrained into a long hair braid, endowing your hair with a sense of graceful savoir-faire.

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Braids, braids, braids…

Hair braids can be vastly versatile.

The Mermaid Braid, Fishtail Braid, French Braid, Dutch Braids, Waterfall Braid, Lace Braid, Ladder Braid, Pull Through Braid… braids can take many shapes and forms.

Braids can make your hair look organized and add a feel of sophistication. , we can even have fun braiding our friends’ hair to share joyful moments and create memories together.

A long thick three-strand braid along your back is quite a statement – add some extensions and highlight the wildest and rawest energy in you.


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This gorgeous decorative braid will not only let your friend have so much fun braiding it for you, but also win the attention of the entire room wherever you go. This is actually done with a full-length wig, not a bad idea to purchase in advance and have your hairdresser do the difficult work.

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Looking for something more classic?   We adore this crown braid and so will your Nan and Aunts.

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This crown braid may look complicated, but it is easily adapted to homemade. Simple take 2 low ponytails and braid them. Secure ends with small bands, then simply just pin them into shape in an S formation on the back of your head.


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Feel free to experiment with braids as you like and never exhaust your creativity!

It is important to take care of your hair properly and nourish it often when you are frequently braiding and styling your hair. The Iles Formula Hair Mask provides your hair with deep conditioning, with carefully selected ingredients such as Japanese silk, Australian nut oils, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, and Tucuma butter.


Iles Formula Hair Mask

Timeless hair bangs

Bring the bangs back for the holiday season!

Bangs make one look younger and create an enviable luscious hair look. If unsure about cutting one, purchase a false bang and simply clip it in. The key is finding 100% human hair in the perfect color match.


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As much as bangs frame your face with style and liveliness, unfortunately, they become greasy easily. Hence, using quality shampoo to cleanse your bangs properly is crucial.

The Iles Formula Shampoo gently cleanses your hair and scalp, instantly untangles your hair, and gives your hair a sumptuous and luscious texture.


 Iles Formula Shampoo

Do not forget glowing accessories

Using jewelry on your hair can give your hair a feeling of divinity. Keep the accessory simple and chic. Brushed metal in rose gold or silver is a big trend. This U-shaped clip is the perfect accessory to anchor any up do in a few seconds.

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This holiday season is a time for us to glam up, impress our family and friends, and have the best hair days. Do not be afraid to switch up your hairstyles during the festive season! Experiment with braids, accessories, bangs, and other hairstyles of your likings. You can find more hairstyle inspirations on our Pinterest board.

Pick your most desired hairstyle for this Christmas and do not forget to tag us @ilesformula_hair and with #ilesformula on your social media!

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