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Holiday Hairstyles, Swirling Braids Updo

An elegant updo! 
Pretty Christmas hairstyle, New Years Eve hairstyle (or any other special occasion up-style.)

special occasion updo tutorial

With the holiday season in full swing, we wanted to share a fancy updo that may work for all of the fun holiday parties and events you might be attending this year!  We are both very happy with how this "swirling braids updo" turned out, as it looks quite intricate but is actually pretty easy to do!

braided updo hairstyle

Of course, this hairstyle doesn't have to be just for the holidays.  This braided updo would be lovely for many events such as:  The Prom, Homecoming, Recitals, Communions, Weddings, Brides, Flower Girls... any special occasion really.

We choose to go with a tidy and sleek look this time.  You could definitely make this style more soft and messy looking if you prefer.  Curling her hair before you start (or if you have naturally curly hair) would add some cute texture for more of a bohemian look.  Also, you could always leave some hair out around her face to soften things up a bit.

pretty holiday updo tutorial

Hairstyling supplies needed to create this updo:
  • 1 clear elastic
  • Several bobby pins
  • 3-4 clips or hair ties to help keep her hair sectioned while you braid
  • Comb
  • Hairspray or gel (optional)
Swirling Braids Updo Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.

This hairstyle will work best with long hair or medium hair.  To complete this look, you will need to know how to french braid and how to french twist braid (as shown in our video above.)

Whould you like to comment?

  1. I love this look! It is so pretty and elegant looking. My hair is not quite as long as the princess' hair. Any alternate suggestions for how to finish after the french braid at the end?

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas btw.

  2. This is going to be perfect for Easter! Thanks for the video!


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