Christmas Movie Hairspiration

‘Tis the season to curl up on the sofa and binge watch classic holiday movies, however, there’s more to take away from your most-loved festive flicks than warm and fuzzy feelings.

While it’s easy to draw hair and beauty ideas from the runways and the red carpet, some of the most eye-catching and enduring inspiration can be found in the library of classic holiday films that are on repeat each year.

Here we chart the greatest hair moments to grace the box as we turn to some all time classics from your favourite characters for hairspiration. From It’s A Wonderful Life to Love Actually, these are the movie-inspired hair moments we adore. In no particular order…

Film: It’s a Wonderful Life

Character: Mary Hatch

Played by: Donna Reed

In the movie that is synonymous with the holiday season, Donna Reed’s getup as Mary Hatch is quintessential ‘40s style, with her tresses styled in this sophisticated, retro curled coiff.

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Film: Elf

Character: Jovie

Played by: Zooey Deschanel

Brunette locks and bangs may be her signature style today, but back in 2003, Zooey rocked blonde curls as she starred as Buddy’s love interest in the all-time Christmas classic, Elf. With loose curls and relaxed waves remaining on-trend from season to season, this look is one that’s never going out of style and perfect for any occasion.

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Film: The Family Stone

Character: Meredith Morton

Played by: Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker sure has an eye for beauty as she plays Meredith in The Family Stone aka the film that bagged her her first Best Actress in film nomination at the Golden Globes. In a look far away from Carrie Bradshaw, the star nails the whole chic businesswoman style with a tousled blow dry.

With the big bouncy blow dry making a comeback for AW17-18, this voluminous hairstyle with all the oooooomph is definitely one we’ll be getting behind.

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Film: Four Christmases

Character: Kate

Played by: Reese Witherspoon

The holidays are all about sparkle and shine and with her trademark glossy blonde tresses, the Hollywood actress wows us with this super sleek style.

Whilst the winter months can often call for warmer hair tones such as chocolate and chestnut browns, Reese proves that blondes can still have lots of fun in the festive month.

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Film: Love Actually

Character: Juliet

Played by: Kiera Knightly

Could the secret to Juliet’s many admirers been her hair? We don’t doubt it for a second, especially with this festive updo and face framing layers. Paired with bare, yet radiant skin, the newlywed totally nailed the princess look.

Find more fairy tale wedding hair inspiration here as we showcase seven dreamy looks that are guaranteed to grant the hair wishes of any bride-to-be.

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Film: The Holiday

Character: Iris

Played by: Cameron Diaz

The long blonde bob has been Cameron’s signature style for as long as we can remember and we totally adore it. As we watch her romance with co-star, Jude Law blossom in this romantic chick flick, we can’t help but have serious hair and relationship envy.

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