Believe it or not, last Christmas’ biggest beauty craze was to make your hair into a Christmas tree. That’s right! You turn your head into an ornament filled, blinking light, Christmas tree display. No joke! With the momentum it had last year, it is sure to make a fast and furious come back this year. Get creative and have a little fun with this crazy hair do for your next Christmas party. You will be sure to make a grand entrance and turn some heads! How to make a Christmas tree hair do? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Check out our instructions below and feel free to add your own twist to the do. You can also see pictures below of other creative versions of this stylish trend.
1 Large empty plastic cup (Solos work great) or empty water bottle
4 Sheets of green construction paper
5-10 Pieces of Scotch tape
1 Hairbrush or comb
1 Can of aerosol extra strength hairspray
1 Can of green colored temporary hairspray
1 Can of glitter hairspray
5-10 Bobby pins
1-2 Elastic hair ties
18-10 Mini ornaments
1 Tree topper (a star works best)
Take the large plastic cup or water bottle and wrap the green construction paper around it to make a cone. Tape it together. Tuck the bottom ends into the opening of the cup or around the bottom of the water bottle.
Place the cone on the top center of the person’s head. Add a few bobby pins to hold the cone in place. It may be best to make a hole in the construction paper near the bottom of the cup and loop the bobby pin through the hole before attaching it to the head.
Gather all the hair around the cone and comb up towards the top of the head to make an upright ponytail. It helps to add gel and/or hairspray to the hair as you brush upward into the ponytail. Make sure to cover any gaps, using hairspray to pull the hair over the gaps and keep it there in place. Once all the hair is gathered at the top and have smoothed out most of the bumps and filled in all the gaps, put a hair tie around the hair at the top of the cone.
Spray the hair with green temporary hair coloring. Start by holding the can about 10 inches from the head and then start spraying from the bottom of the pony tail towards the top. Once it looks opaque green, you can add temporary gold glitter hairspray. You can find these temporary hair sprays at your local drugstore like Walgreens or you can order it through Amazon.
Decorate the “tree” with the mini garland. Wrap it around the whole tree at an 45% angle starting from top and twisting around the head towards the bottom, pinning it with bobby pins as you go.
Add a few mini ornaments (make sure they are lightweight) by pinning them onto the garland. For safety reasons, do not use regular ornament hooks to attach ornaments to your hair “tree”.
Place the star on the top of the tree. Tie an extra hair tie on the top of the tree if you feel it needs more support for the star. Make sure all the hairs are neatly tucked into the hair tie or under the base of the star. Secure the star to the hair tie with bobby pins.
Finish by covering the hair ties and pins that were showing with some green hair coloring and another quick dusting of glitter for a little extra glitz.