An Easy & Elegant Updo For The Holiday Season

The holiday season is well upon us and that means lots of parties and gatherings that we need to dress up for. Some of these parties and gatherings may be more formal and some more casual. Either way, we need to do our hair. And if you're like me, good at hair care, bad at hair styling it can be a little stressful to figure out how to style my hair and have it come out looking good.

Well, I have a solution for you. It's a hairstyle that has become my go-to for all types of parties formal and informal, holiday and not. It's really simple and easy to do.

wearing the headband tuck hairstyle on relaxed hair
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It's the headband tuck. I wore it for the first time to a work Christmas party when I needed a quick and easy, but pretty hairstyle for my relaxed hair. I didn't want to whip out the steam rollers and honestly didn't have time to put in steam rollers in. Plus, I didn't want to put any direct heat on my relaxed hair and wanted to protect my ends. 

If you haven't seen the headband tuck, it's a really simple and quick style. All you do is
  1. Moisturize and seal your hair with your favorite moisturizer and oil
  2. Take a wraparound headband of your choice. If you're going to a holiday party I suggest using a less casual more fancy headband
  3. Put the headband on top of your hair
  4. Then in one-inch sections wrap your hair around the sides and back of the headband
  5. Once you've done that look to see if there are any loose strands that didn't get tucked in and tuck them in
  6. To make the style more secure use hairpins

Here were my results

See how you can protect the ends of your relaxed hair without sacrificing style during the Christmas season with this pretty, easy holiday party hairstyle. |

I got a lot of compliments and co-workers asked me how I did that hairstyle. They were surprised when I explained how I did it because it looks like more work would go into it. 

If you'd like a watch a walk-through tutorial for the headband tuck check out the following:

Mahogany Curls
Holiday Hair: Tuck and Cover Headband Tutorial Updo

Below The Waist
Five Minute Summer Styles Part 1 Updos

Le Musings of Moi
How are you styling your hair for the holidays?


  1. Hi Leah, love the hair style. I have tried this several time with no success, love yours tho! Maybe one day I will get it!

    1. I had to try it a few times before I got it myself. I found it was easier for me to start in the front on one side of head, stop once I got to the back leaving some hair out, do the other side, then take the back portion left out and do a roll/tuck and put in a few bobby pins to hold the back in place.

  2. A cute style while protecting your it!


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