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

Peacock Beauty Studio

176 NJ-173, Asbury, NJ

Peacock Beauty Studio, 2023 Happening List Winner for Blowout, is a full service hair salon in an artistic & eco-conscious environment in beautiful Hunterdon County. They offer blow-dry styling and formal styling, plus so much more.

Photo: Peacock Beauty Studio Facebook Page

Alyssa Ferraro, Euphoria Studio

62 Trenton Avenue, Frenchtown, NJ

Alyssa Ferraro, Euphoria Studio, 2023 Happening List Winner for Updo, has been a stylist for over 10 years. Contact the salon to book your appointment.

Photo: Euphoria 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

Beauty by Emily

Beauty by Emily, 2023 Happening List Winner for Makeup (on location), is a makeup artist and esthetician based in Milford, NJ.

Photo: Beauty by Emily Facebook Page

Purotu Salon & Boutique

36 Bridge St, Frenchtown, NJ

Purotu Salon and Boutique, 2023 Happening List Winner for Makeup (salon and spa), is located in the heart of Frenchtown and offers full face makeup, just eyes, airbrush or a custom application, plus lash lifts.

Photo: Purotu Salon and Boutique Facebook Page

Zanya Spa & Salon

287 S Main St, Lambertville, NJ

Zanya Spa and Salon, 2023 Happening List Finalist for Makeup (salon and spa), offers highly curated clean makeup brands hand picked by Zanya herself. The makeup is formulated with high quality ingredients that look good and love your skin back. There are a variety of makeup applications to choose from.

Photo: Zanya Spa & Salon Facebook Page

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