The holiday season is a time for celebration, joy and time spent together with our loved ones. It’s also the perfect opportunity to express your style and add a little extra glam to your everyday look. Whether you’re attending a family gathering, a romantic date night or a festive gala, your holiday hair and makeup can make all the difference in how you look and feel. Here are some holiday hair and makeup trends and ideas that are in style this season.


  • Effortless waves. Soft, romantic, effortless waves are a timeless and classic choice for any holiday event. Start by using a curling iron. Once the curls have cooled, brush through them lightly. Finish with hairspray to keep them lasting all night.
  • Sleek ponytail. For a chic and elevated holiday look, consider slicking your hair into a ponytail. This is the perfect style if you are looking to show off your statement earrings or high neckline. This style looks best with straight hair.
  • Add a bow. An easy way to get a ‘holiday look’ is by adding a bow to any hairstyle. Bows are in this season!

Happening List Hair

Ovations Salon

539 N Orianna St, Philadelphia, PA

Ovations Salon, 2023 Happening List Winner for Blowout, is located off Spring Garden Street in a historic row home. They offer a variety of hair services, including blowouts, formal styling, updos and so much more.

Photo: Ovations Salon Facebook Page

Salon Blush Fishtown

2407 E York St, Philadelphia, PA

Salon Blush Fishtown, 2023 Happening List Winner for Updo, offers a variety of salon services, including cuts, styling for everyday wear or special occasions, Hot Heads extensions, color treatments and so much more.

Photo: Salon Blush Fishtown Facebook Page

Nirvana Beauty Style Studio

925 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Nirvana Beauty Style Studio, 2023 Happening List Finalist for Blowout, is a health and wellness med spa specializing in helping you feel your most radiant, inside and out. They offer blow outs with styling and custom/formal styling, plus so much more.

Photo: Nirvana Beauty Style Studio Facebook Page


  • Add Glitter. Tis’ the season to sparkle. If you’re going to embrace glittery eye makeup, the holiday season is the time to do it. Shimmery eyeshadows and glitter liners in festive shades like gold or silver can add an extra pop. Keep the rest of your makeup understated so that your eyes take center stage.
  • Bold Lips. A bold lip can instantly transform your look for the holidays. Deep reds are a good choice to add a touch of sophistication. Pair it with a neutral or subtle eye makeup to balance the overall look.

Happening List Makeup

Salon Blush Fishtown

2407 E York St, Philadelphia, PA

Salon Blush Fishtown, 2023 Happening List Winner for Makeup (on location)has won Best Makeup in Philadelphia multiple times throughout the years and specialize in flawless airbrush makeup for special events and more. All makeup includes airbrush and lashes and they will travel on location.

Photo: Salon Blush Fishtown Facebook Page

Flawless Finish Artistry

1534 Packer Ave #200r, Philadelphia, PA

Flawless Finish Artistry, 2023 Happening List Finalist for Makeup (on location)offers professional makeup and hair styling for weddings and special events.

Photo: Flawless Finish Artistry Facebook Page

Volume Hair Studio

19 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Volume Hair STudio, 2023 Happening List Finalist for Makeup (salon and spa), offers makeup services at their salon.

Photo: Volume Hair Studio Facebook Page

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