Holiday parties can be a bit of a hassle. By the time you've found the perfect dress, been plucked/painted/waxed/threaded to perfection, mastered a sexy cat eye, and located a pair of ladder-free tights, you've barely got a chance to slide a straightener through your hair before the cab arrives.
But, if you can manage to budget an extra 10 to 15 minutes into your beauty routine, you'll have plenty of time to recreate one of these gorgeous, fabulously festive updos all on your own. And, you can still squeeze in a quick trip to the shop for a bottle of red. It's a true Christmas miracle!
From a retro sideswept 'do to an elegant chignon to boho braids with a shock of colour, these holiday hairstyles — created by stylist Jacqueline Tarlier at Eleven Hair and modeled by London-based jewellery designer Rachel Boston — were designed to offer maximum glam for minimal effort. The only potential problem? Convincing your boss that you still need a raise when it looks like you've got a personal hairstylist on retainer.
Photographed by Lucy Lu