The Perfect Holiday Hair Tutorial

Holiday hair 1Katie always has amazing, fancy hair! Today she's sharing her secret technique for perfect holiday hair…

Holiday hair stepsStep 1:  Gather a section of hair from the top/center of your head. Step 2:  Give it a little back-combing to add some texture and volume. Step 3 + 4:  Take a piece of fabric and fold in half one or two times to make it thicker. Note: The fabric I used was 4.5 x 4.5 inches and then doubled over to make it thicker. Begin wrapping the hair around it like a curler. Step 5:  Continue rolling the hair until you reach the scalp.  Pin in place. Step 6:  Add random braids throughout to add a little extra character.

Holiday hair 3Complete this look by adding a bow to the back! 

Holiday hair 4 Holiday hair 5Holiday hair 6Thank you, Katie, for sharing this technique with us! It's so cute. I love that the bump is understated and not gigantic like our beloved beehive. This style is easy to wear to most any occasion, whether a party or a more casual event. Have fun styling! xo. elsie

  • Looks really sweet. And the bow!
    I was thinking about cutting my hair, but maybe i shouldn’t. now that i know one more thing that can be done with long hair.

  • The hair looks great especially with this fancy ribbon. The image is a bit anime-like, I love it! Thanks for the tutorial, it’s another nice piece from you:)

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  • Great, easy to follow tutorial. I’m differently going to practice this as an alternative to my normal little pony tail.
    Thanks so much! 😀

  • I did this for New Years Eve and it lasted all night (including dancing!). It only took about 10 minutes to do from start to finish. Love!


    I would love if you checked out my blog! i just started it a couple months ago but it is developing! I love your blog I follow it religiously! 🙂

  • Another great hair how-to, love it! Please please post lots more of these – I’m rubbish at styling my own hair and love the easy to follow tutorials I can find on here.

  • I adore this look – thanks for sharing. Her hair is so long and beautiful, always looking for hairstyles for longer hair – this is perfect!!

    Thanks a bunch!

    Merry Christmas,
    Natalie Brooke



  • First of all I want to tell you that you have a very beautifull hair, and yuo are very nice! I liked what you did with your hair, it’s really very beautifull!

  • Pero que bonito!!! Claro está .. a vosotras todo os queda bien.. Ay y que ganas de ser pelirroja!!

  • aww thats cute, love the bow

  • This hair idea is great!! Absolutely love it, will try it during the Christmas holiday 🙂

    Ely Ann xx

  • wow Katie’s hair always looks so pretty! I specially like the view from the back here!

  • I LOVE this! It’s so cute and simple, but more importantly I love Katie’s dress!

  • Absolutely adore this. Where’s The bow from? I want exactly that one!!!
    x x x

  • I plan on trying this out! This is so adorable. 🙂

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  • Wow, Elsie! You have like a million comments. I wasn’t sure where mine went, but I guess now you have extra! 🙂

    Have a great day!

  • Wow, Elsie! You have a million comments…wasn’t sure where mine went… 🙂 Now I guess you have extra.

    Have a great day!

  • Great idea, especially using the clothe for extra volume and lift. Only not sure how it would look on a head of hair without those gorgeous bangs. But I guess I’ll have to try it and find out! 🙂


  • Oh maaan. This is just making my current obsession with having red hair even worse! When will I just scrape up enough courage to go for it?

  • What a wonderful idea with the clothe to give more volume and boost! It’s really beautiful, only not sure how it would look without those gorgeous bangs. Can’t imagine it on my head, so I guess I’ll have to try it to find out! 🙂


  • i love this! does anyone know where in the world you can find small black bow these days? I want to try this for one of my holiday parties this week!
    xx kristen

    mikie and kristen

  • Great tutorial will deffinatly have a go 🙂

    Please take a minute to look at my trunkshow;

  • I’m new to this fab blog and let me tell you, I stumbled upon a gold mine! LOVE everything about it! I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing/doing a mini make up tutorial? Because your make-up is just so darn pretty. Being a redhead myself, I’m always looking for fresh ideas etc. 🙂

    P.S. Your hair + your style = Fabulous!

  • Just adorable, and so cute with the braids. And where did she get that dress?? I love it!

  • So cute!!! Makes me wish I had long hair again. Although, I might try this and see how it looks on my short hair. Thanks!

  • She looks so cute and pretty! The hair is gorgeous as well, thanks for the tutorial! I love your blog!!

  • she seriously does have the most amazing hair!! this is such an adorable style. i’m not huge on wearing bouffants but i LOVE them on other people, and you look stunning! i think i’m not brave enough yet ;).

    love, gemma

  • so pretty! i actually just got one of red velvet’s “double velvet bows” in licorice, and i think this hairstyle would look lovely with it! fun!

    kate 🙂

  • I love this hair tutorial! I’m so glad i have an alternative now for a filler from the beehive tutorial! I’ve been using socks!


  • OMG!!

    LOVE it!

    such a cute elegant style and I love the bow!

    <3 Vega

  • how pretty! I’ll be wearing this hairdo to class within the next couple of days and see how it works out. thanks so much for sharing!

  • Super cute and can be done quickly! I love that! I don’t have a whole lot of time to spend on my hair in the mornings, so this will really help me to spice it up. Thanks!

    Plus, Katie is a doll. She should be famous or something.

  • She’s as cute as a power puff girl – and I’m a bit embarrased to say I watched that (as an adult/teen). They were so fiesty! Anyway – Katie is cool.

  • i love this look! i will definitely try it…since i’m in bad need of a hair cut and need things to mask that! haha! katie does always have cute hair. happy friday! 🙂

  • I am loving this post, and the haircut! so lovely. Ok and I also now need to own that dress!

  • your hair looks stunning. I got some pretty hair-bows today, def have to try this 🙂

  • Beautiful! I have shorter hair though so I’ll have to improvise something similar. I love the little braids.

  • Sooo cute!!! I love it!!!

    Xoxo from Brazil
    Gabi Barbará

  • Adorable! I love the piece of fabric idea! I’ve done my hair similarly, but this is perfection 🙂

    Luvv, Leigh B

  • she is beatiful

  • So simple I think even I could do this! Thanks for the tutorial. She has gorgeous hair.

  • If only I had managable, perfect hair like Katie’s 🙁

    Mary from ♥ ♥

  • Really, you made it seem so easy that it’s something I might dare to give a try 🙂 Thanks for sharing.


  • This is such a cute post!!
    I want to try this on my little sister!

  • Sweet! I’m trying this for school tomorrow. 🙂

  • I love these hair tutorials!
    Such a cute style & the added bow is just lovely.

  • So cute! I can’t wait for my hair to grow longer- so many more opportunities then!

  • This is perfect! I’ve been looking for a hairstyle for our family Christmas party. Thanks! <3

  • I love this! <3 Such a cute miniature beehive!


  • The fabric tip is really useful, I’m always not keen on teasing. Thanks for sharing, and I adore the floral background! 🙂

  • oh my gosh that’s so cute! I wish I could pull off bangs like that, and gorgeous red hair like hers haha


  • Beautiful and so easy! Thanks for sharing it with us Elsie. Everyone is going to love learning how to recreate your precious locks.

    Love & Lollies… Jessa

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