Easiest Holiday Braid Hairstyle (EVER)

Are you looking for the easiest holiday braid hairstyle? I’ve got one for you! This is the cutest and the best hairstyle for the holiday.

Easiest Holiday Braid Hairstyle (EVER)

I lean in on this one when I need to because I’m just in love with it! It’s sweet. It’s cute. It’s perfect. When you’re in a jam or just looking for something that you can toss together quickly, this is also a good one.

All you need for this one is 2 hair ties/hair elastics and red and green ribbons. These are the only things that are needed. If you don’t want to use red and green, just use any festive ribbon that you can get your hands on.

Favorite Ribbon To Buy

Here is a GREAT deal on hair ribbons. You get all of this ribbon for only $9.99! You get all the colors… this will work great for you throughout the year.

best ribbon for the hair

Buy it here.

I shared that ribbon above because in case you don’t have a ribbon on hand, it’s great to know where to get some and I recommend these ribbons.

Hair Video Tutorial

I wanted to share how to create this hairstyle. It’s a fun one that comes out looking so cute! 


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Step By Step:

1. Pull the hair into a ponytail.

2. Loop a red and green ribbon through the hair tie. I like to measure a long enough piece that would fit through the hair tie and dangle down evenly on each side.

3. Take a red and green section on one side and a red and green section on the other… three-strand braid down the ponytail. You will see the red and green pops immediately!

4. Add a bow on top!

Best Hair Products for Your Hair

1. I love love love using these hair ties. These are fantastic for keeping the hair from creasing and they don’t damage the hair either.


no crease hair ties

2. I love using a leave-in conditioner spray on Victoria’s hair before I start. I just like to make sure there aren’t any tangles before we get going.

Aussie Hair Insurance Leave-in Spray

3. Looking to tame the flyaways? This hair wax stick is amazing to use!

Samnyte Hair Wax Stick

4. These are the hair elastics that I’ve been using lately. They’re durable and don’t damage the hair. The quality is incredible, not to mention they’re super inexpensive.
best hair elastics

5. Hair Styling Cream – dae Hair Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream

This is my favorite hair styling cream right now and it’s the one I used on this holiday hair bow tutorial. Hands down. For what it’s worth right out of the gate, it smells amazing! Literally. One of the best-smelling hair products ever.  I know that’s not the biggest selling point, but it helps.

dae Hair Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream

  • SIGNATURE BLEND – Our Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream is a clean, multitasking formula that smooths styled hair, preps shiny blowouts, and defines natural curls.
  • BENEFITS – Infused with desert-derived extracts, it adds polish and shine, while hydrating botanicals moisturize hair and tame frizz.

Buy it –  dae Hair Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream.

Try this cute Holiday Hair Bow for the holidays, too!

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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