This week we are kicking off the holiday season with a festive Christmas tree hairstyle! And, I think this might be our favorite Christmas hairstyle that we have done to date. We love how easy and simple this pretty updo style is to create, yet it looks so unique, cute, sweet, and elegant. This X-mas hairstyle would be perfect for many occasions this holiday season: Christmas parties, meeting Santa, holiday photos, Christmas dinner, Christmas morning, holiday parades, school, church, recitals, concerts, Christmas shopping, making holiday treats, decorating the Christmas tree, making gingerbread men, a winter dance or wedding, etc.
Christmas Tree Hairstyle & Bun Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)
You can create any type of bun that you want at the top of the tree (a donut bun, sock bun, messy bun, braided bun, twisted bun, rolled bun, etc.) We decided on a triple braided bun.
Of course, you can leave your tree “as is” or you can decorate it and make it more glamorous if you want. A star or angel at the top would be beautiful, as well as ribbon, ornaments, glitter, gems, or even lights.
You may remember a similar style we did on my little toddler niece several years ago as a “candy corn hairstyle” with the elastics on the side/top of her head going into a side ponytail. As mentioned in our video tutorial, this elastic tree positioned on the back of her head and bun combination is inspired by a “candy corn” hairstyle that has been trending on Instagram this Fall. The first thing I thought of when I saw this style was, not only is this adorable as a candy corn… but it would also make a fabulous Christmas tree! Many Instagramers have posted this candy corn hairstyle recently and I wanted to share a few awesome accounts that we saw it on: @pr3ttygirl79 @simplystranded @brownhairedbliss @twogirls_hairstyles @jespi09 @toddlerhairideas @prettyhstyle3029 @kares84 I know there are more and don’t want to leave anyone out! If you posted this style, feel free to leave your Instagram in the comments and we will check it out. 🙂
Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
- Several small, green elastics (the amount you will need will depend on the size of tree you make. We used 9 green and 1 yellow for the star at the top.) The brand we used is “goody ouchless.”
- 1 ponytail holder, large enough to contain all of your hair.
- 1 medium size, clear elastic to hold the braids before you make the bun.
- Several bobby pins.
- Any optional accessories you want to decorate your tree with. (Decorative pins, gems, star clips, ornaments, ribbon, etc.)