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The holiday season is the perfect time to play with different hairstyles, thanks to all the festive parties and gatherings that will no doubt fill up your social calendar. Thankfully, there's one hairstyle that is guaranteed to make you look chic and soirée-ready: the braided updo. 

Whether it's a crown braid or loose plait, you'll look instantly chic and elevate your winter-inspired ensemble. And since it is the most wonderful time of the year, take a cue from our favorite stars and add a bow or festive flower crown to your look to add to the holiday spirit.

From Zoe Kravitz's ultra-romantic 'do to Salma Hayek's glam locks, you'll want to start copying these hairstyles ASAP. Click through to see what we mean.