I think December is one of the best time to actually play with your hair. Whenever the temp drops and I know that humidity and heat won't eff with my hair, I fire up my flat iron, blow my paycheck on hair clips—and maybe even try out that cute little updo I keep seeing on my Insta feed. So, to get you on my level of excitement, I rounded up the prettiest hairstyles you're about to see everywhere.
Olivia Culpo's Modern Lob
Think that just because you have short hair that you can't switch up your look? Think again. Freshen up your winter hairstyle by recreating Olivia Culpo's modern lob. Use a curling iron to bump the ends, and create an illusion of side bangs by giving yourself a deep left part, swooping your hair over your forehead, and then securing it with a bobby pin.Continue reading below ↓
Jenna Dewan's Beachy Waves
In case you were wondering, yes, you can wear beachy waves even if it's not summertime. I mean, why not? The look is really cute, works on any hair length, and it's pretty easy to recreate. Spray on texturizing spray to give you some grip, create tight curls with an iron, then rake your fingers through them. The result? Super voluminous beach waves.Continue reading below ↓
This Super Sleek High Ponytail
Forget about a messy bun—this winter, it's all about the high pony. Think more Ariana Grande and less high school cheerleader. To keep any flyaways at bay, use a non-flaky hair gel that'll give you hold and leave your hair looking hella shiny.
This Shaggy Haircut
It's time to level up from the shaggy haircuts of the past. Try out this modern look for winter—the layers create shape and volume, while also adding major texture.Continue reading below ↓
This Fishtail Braid
Yes, you've seen a fishtail braid all over your Pinterest feed, but that doesn't mean it's basic. It's a classic ~lewk~ that's so dreamy—how could you not be obsessed? To give the style more hold, blast your braid with dry shampoo or texturizing spray before you begin.Continue reading below ↓
This Super-Voluminous Hairstyle
Gone are the super-sleek hairstyles of summer—this season, expect to see volume, volume, and more volume. Follow Margot Robbie's lead with the help of a teasing comb, a curling wand, and some volumizing spray.Continue reading below ↓
This Loose Bun
How perfect is this low-key chignon hairstyle? It's basically the equivalent of that low bun you rely on most mornings, but the addition of a pretty hair clip and a looped base takes things to the next level.
This Choppy Bangs Hairstyle
As much as I loved the itty-bitty micro bangs that defined the better part of 2019, I'm suuuper into the long, eye-skimming styles that are going to be all over your feed. Grow out your bangs, play around with the texture, and call it a day.Continue reading below ↓
This dreamy, twisted updo will look so perfect with your OOTDs. Really lean into the silkiness of this look with a flat iron and hair oil (bonus points for finishing it all off with a pearl hair pin).Continue reading below ↓
These Braided Pigtails
Yup, pigtails are getting a grownup refresh. I personally plan on channeling Tessa Thompson's sleek and slicked braids ASAP.
This Bow-Adorned Hun
Yes, yes, hair clips aren't going anywhere, but they'll be joined by a cute little influx of bows. Try finishing them off with a sweet half-up, half-down hairstyle and a super-simple bow for a look that's equal parts easy and pretty.Continue reading below ↓
This Wispy Updo
A topknot? Cute. A topknot with wispy, face-framing pieces? Veryyy cute. Start perfecting Sophie Turner's intentionally messy hairstyle immediately and prepare to wear it every day.Continue reading below ↓
This Clipped-Back Bun
Secure a slicked-back bun with a statement accessory for a hairstyle that's super low-effort, yet looks anything but.
This Side-Parted Hairstyle
A super-subtle variation of that half-up hairstyle you wear daily, this side-parted look is definitely going to be one of your go-tos this seasons (just make sure you lock it all down with a finishing spray).Continue reading below ↓
This Bobby-Pinned Undone Bun
Ummmm, is there anything cooler than this bobby-pinned hairstyle? Nope. Wrap and pin your hair into a loose knot at the nape of your neck, then keep the sides in place with a row of black bobby pins.Continue reading below ↓
This Subtle, Braided Hairstyle
This updo is so sleek and subtle, you don't even notice the tiny lil' braid peeking out until you look closely. So, uh, yeah, I'm definitely wearing this hairstyle ASAP.
This Headband-and-Waves Hairstyle
Channel some vintage vibes with this bouncy, wavy hairstyle that's perfect for winter. To really bring the look home, top it all off with a velvet headband.Continue reading below ↓
This Pearl-Adorned Hairstyle
These pearl-adorned twists are too damn sweet to pass up.Continue reading below ↓
This Clipped-and-Braided Hairstyle
Get creative like Bella Hadid with this cute hair clip and side-braid combo. It's an easy way to get out the door in the morning without looking like you haven't brushed your hair in five days (which, like, guilty).
This Tendrils Hairstyle
Another '90s throwback (are you seeing a trend, here?): face-framing tendrils. Use a pin-tail comb to pull out two long strips of hair on either side of your part. Just start with a thin section at first—it's easy to slip more hair out from a style, but it's tricky to add it back into the look once it's done.Continue reading below ↓
To steal this style, gather your hair at the nape of your neck, split it in half, and then knot the two sections together like you would knot your shoelaces. Slip in a few bobby pins to lock the knot in place, and you're done. If your hair is extra slippery, mist your hair with texturizing spray before and after knotting it.Continue reading below ↓
This Side Bangs Hairstyle
Good news for anyone growing out their bangs: That not-quite-long-enough, not-quite-short-enough length (see: Camila Cabello) is now a style of its own. Try brushing your bands into the shape you want, then pin them in place before misting with hairspray. By the time you're done with your makeup, your bangs should be on lock enough that you can pull out the bobby pin.Continue reading below ↓
This Super-Shiny Hairstyle
If you don't naturally have Jasmine Tookes' megawatt shine (who does?!), don't worry—you can definitely fake it. Start by straightening your hair, really taking your time with each section to get it sleek. Once it's stick-straight, run a hair oil through your ends for shine, then smooth whatever is left on your hands over the rest of your hair. Finish with a veil of hairspray to nix any flyaways for a smooth, reflective finish.Continue reading below ↓
This Layered Bob Hairstyle
A blunt version of the go-to haircut of the '90s (think: a Rachel Green-slash-Monica Geller bob) has been going strong for a few years now, but it's the layers that are only now making a comeback. Blow 'em out with a round brush for a bouncy style like Jasmine Sanders, then run a flat iron over the ends for a straighter take.Continue reading below ↓
This High Ponytail Hairstyle
To recreate Olivia Culpo's ultra-high ponytail, rake a volumizing mousse through your damp hair before you blow-dry, then create loose waves with a one-inch curling iron. To make sure there's a ton of body, mist a texturizing spray all over before gathering your hair into a ponytail at the crown of your head. Then, fluff up the tail by brushing your hair in the opposite direction (yes, a little back-combing).Continue reading below ↓
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.