With the holidays quickly approaching, so will the many family gatherings and parties. If you find yourself stuck helping out in the kitchen or coming straight from work, you may not have much time to get ready for your festive event.

Luckily with curly hair, the texture can make updos and simple hairstyles only appear time-consuming and difficult, even if they aren’t. Here are 3 examples of easy holiday hairstyles that take no time to do.

Whimsical Half-Up Half-Down Bun

Start by sectioning off the top half of your hair using your fingers. No need for a perfect part as it’s meant to look a bit messy. Leave a couple tendrils to frame the face for a softer effect. Gather the top half of your hair into a high ponytail and use a small elastic to secure it.

Begin loosely twisting the ponytail, then wrap it into a loose bun on top of your head. Secure the bun with bobby pins and center the bun by tugging gently on curls.

To add a glamorous touch, add an embellished headwrap or headband below the bun. I used one from Pink Pewter, available at Ulta for $12.99.

Triple-Twisted Tucked Pony Updo

Begin by creating a ‘U’ shaped part at the top of your head. Gather into a ponytail and then secure with a mini-elastic. Tug the hair near the center of the forehead to create lift and volume.

Create a second section starting slightly above the ear. Gather into a ponytail and secure with a mini-elastic. Repeat this process on the final section. (Optional: Leave out tendrils near the ears.”>

Smooth on edge control around the hairline to keep the look polished. Try Madam CJ Walker Jamaican Black Castor Oil & Murumuru Oils Edge Control & Shape Paste.

Next, loosen the top ponytail and create a hole above the mini-elastic. Flip the ponytail toward your forehead and tuck it into the hole. Pull through on the other end until it appears twisted. Repeat this step on the remaining ponytails.

Take the ends of your top ponytail and tuck them into the hole of the second ponytail. Repeat this step with second ponytail into the third one.

At this point there should only be one exposed ponytail, near the nape of your neck. Twist it into a low bun and secure it with bobby pins.

As a finishing touch, add embellished bobby pins and tuck them near each ponytail. Try Elle’s The Parisian Lifestyle Gold with Crystal Slide Barrettes, available at Ulta for $8.

Curly Twist & Pin Low Updo

Section off the top half of your hair, gathering into a loose half ponytail. Secure with a mini-elastic and let the ponytail lay loose at the crown.

Next, take a small section of hair near the ear and twist it toward the back of your head. Cross it over the ponytail to cover the mini-elastic and secure with a bobby pin and repeat on the other side.

Continue twisting and pinning small sections on both sides of your head until you are left with two small twisted sections. Tuck the remaining two sections into any area and secure with bobby pins.

Lastly, add an embellished side comb to the updo to dress up the look. Try Elle Side Comb Iridescent Stone, available at Ulta for $15.

Which one of these is your favorite curly holiday hairstyle?

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