holiday locks for the win

'Tis the season for holiday parties and there's one thing that's more important than that dish you made (or secretly bought) - your 'do. Not to mention that it's what's beside your newly oxygen treated skin. That's why we've rounded up a few of our favorites from all over the web. Let the parties begin! Anthropologie always gets our hearts in a knot, but especially in this year's Holiday catalog. It boasts natural waves with a necessary holiday sparkle. Our friends over at Allure recommend using a one-and-a-quarter-inch curling iron to create loose party waves. Just curl small sections all over and as you release them, pin them against your head for five to ten minutes. Once they've cooled off, brush them out with a boar-bristle brush (our favorite is Mason Pearson) and set with spray. For that sparkle, grab a fun barette. It'll allow for a little extra hold, too.

Next up is the super-easy triple braid from Cupcakes & Cashmere. It's simple, clean yet just messy enough. Not to mention it can be achieved in a mere five minutes. Late, no more! Head over to C&C for the full step by step on this one.

If your party calls for well, a bit more, we're in love with Refinery29's un-boring bun, which takes a good ol' classic up a notch. Just pull your locks into a low pony, divide it into two equal sections and braid each into a easy three-strand braid. Secure with an elastic then use your fingers to mess up those tidy braids a bit. Twist the two braid together and secure again, this time wrapping the double braid around itself to create your bun. Pin and voila! You may even want to reuse that Anthropologie inspired barrette again, too.