5 Easy Ways to Dress Up a Simple Holiday Look

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The holidays are officially upon. That means a lot of us will be attending holiday parties, fundraisers, and family events. There’s enough stress with attempting to buy the perfect gift, our outfit shouldn’t be one of them. Here are some easy ways to dress up a simple holiday look and always be camera ready!

Focus on your family, and not your outfit. Simple yet SO stylish is the key.

Hair Color

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Almost every female wants to be that showstopper when you walk into a room, the fact is that can sometimes take a lot of effort. Effort most of us don’t have time for especially if you are a mother. We don’t have time for a complete overhaul and team of stylists making us up (we wish!), we’re lucky if we can get out the door without a kid rubbing grimy hands on us.

One of the easiest ways to dress up a holiday outfit is to have great hair. Hair in an amazing color is an easy statement piece that will last you well past the holidays. The best part? You’re always wearing it! The kids can’t break it and you can’t accidentally forget it somewhere either.

walmart hair aisle

I colored my hair an intense warm mahogany shade by Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color that I picked up at Walmart. Red is the perfect color for the holidays, don’t you think?

keratin color box

It was super easy to use and most importantly covered all of my gray hairs – it’s 100% gray coverage really gets it all! I suffer from gray hairs mostly in my temple area but after using this hair dye not one is to be seen. Yes!

keratin color supplies

Inside of the box, you receive 5 items – Gloves, Pre-Treatment, Color Cream, Keratin Care Complex Conditioner, and an Applicator Bottle with Developer Lotion. Everything is numbered and ready to go.

Step 1

pre treatment

First, I applied the Pre-Treatment to the dry ends of my hair. Surprisingly, there’s quite a bit in that little tube and you should have no problem saturating your ends completely. The Pre-Treatment helps you receive an even color result which is amazing.

Step 2

applicator bottle

Next, squeeze the Color Cream into the Applicator Bottle, making sure to get it all. After putting the lid back on the Applicator Bottler, go a little buck wild and shake that baby until a smooth cream forms.

Step 3


Now we get to the fun part, applying the color.

dying regrowth

My hair was previously dyed as you can see above and I had quite a bit of regrowth visible, so I followed the instructions for Regrowth Application. I applied the mixture to my regrowth, rubbed it in, and let develop for 20 minutes.

developing hair dye

Once the 20 minutes was up, I applied the remaining mixture to the rest of my hair and let develop for 10 more minutes.

Step 4

Completely rinse your hair with warm water until the water turns clear. To your clean hair, apply the Keratin Care Complex Conditioner, letting sit for two minutes, and then rinsing completely. The result should be a shiny, soft yet intensely colored holiday-ready hair.

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Red Lips


A simple red lip can do a lot for your look. It’s classic and will make you beam with an Old Hollywood essence. If you really want to go for it you even make your nails match!

Big, Crazy Jewelry

Dramatic and vintage accessories are easy non-fussy standbys that you can throw on in a pinch. Channeling old world glamor will never go out of style.

A Great Coat

Between running in and out of the car or taking a stroll to see Christmas lights, a great coat is a must this time of year. It can easily pull your whole look together. Plus it keeps you warm!

Dramatic Tights


Wild tights are an easy way to add some flair to your outfit. It is a great way to mix textures, trends, and even decades within one look.

Click here to see more great looks and ideas, and be sure head to your local Walmart to get your holiday look on with Schwarzkopf® Keratin Color!

Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.


  1. I just spent 5 hours at the salon last week, so my color is fresh and my keratin game is strong! I am good to go for the next 12 weeks 🙂

  2. I decided to have fun and let my hair grow out to see which colour it would be, i’m starting to wish I got it coloured for the holidays. I love the rich colour you ended up with.

    • Thank you! I’m loving the color as well. It’s fun to experiment. You still have time to color it!

  3. Love your hair color. I am definitely a go to the salon type of girl but my hair usually involves bleach! Love your dramatic tights, I have been debating on what to wear for a party and I should find a pair of those!

    • Adding one little dramatic statement like tights is the perfect way to stand out but not stand out too much, haha! I don’t blame you when it comes to the bleaching.

  4. Your hair came out so well I spend a fortune at the salon and it only lasts a few weeks so I should try this. You have so many great ideas for those Christmas holiday events.

  5. Love that color on you! I have never done anything to my hair, but this looks like this one would be a great one!

    • Thank you so much! I’m in love with it right now. It’s super fun to experiment with hair, you should try it!

  6. That color is beautiful! I need to spruce up my hair, it’s time. Those tights are cute too, I need to invest in some dramatic tights for sure.

  7. Love the color you ended up with. I’m usually a salon gal, haven’t tried at home coloring since a mishap 20+ years ago.

  8. The color looks great. Your hair looked nice and shiny afterwards too. I hope the shine holds up!

    • As long as I continue to take care of it, it will stay like this! It doesn’t take much effort which is nice.

  9. These are awesome tips! For me, simplicity is key. I like to look good, but the more simple, the better. Great post!

    • That’s why I don’t go to the salon. Takes too much time and money. I can throw this in my hair and do my things around the house at the same time.

  10. There is nothing like great hair color to make you feel fabulous. Add a red lip, and some killer jewelry and you’re ready for a fun festive time.

    • The red lip always makes me feel like a sexy mama. 😉 You’re right though, that new hair feeling is like no other!

  11. Those are lovely ideas! I do love adding color to my hair and it’s really going to make a huge difference with your look!

  12. Your hair looks great. You picked a fantastic color for your skin tone. It really looks natural.

  13. I love all of these ideas. I might not do the tights one, though. I am a bug fan of red lips for the holidays!

    • Red lips are perfect for the holidays because it matches everything around you! Makes you look so festive.

  14. You hair looks amazing! I am so buying this tomorrow. I have zero time to get to the salon and this is the perfect solution!

    • I’m with you on that one! I threw it in and could get stuff done around the house while it was cooking, ha!

  15. Awesome! I love how your hair looks. It looks so amazing! I’m not sure I could pull off that look myself.

    • That’s why there’s plenty of other colors! Checking to see what goes well with your skin tone is the best way to capture that perfect look.

  16. I love playing with my hair colors! This looks like a great product! I am also big on finding fun unique and sometimes funky styled tights – such a great way to play with a look!

    • Tights can completely change a look around. They add so much to an outfit when they’re unique.

  17. Oh my word, I love your hair colour! It really suits you 🙂 these are some fab tips, simple and straightforward but make the world of difference 🙂

    • I loooove simple ways of making things pop. Thank you for the compliment! I really love how it looks too!

  18. Have to look good for the christmas events, very nice and easy ways, thanks for sharing.

    • Oh yes, that’s when you see ALL the family. Sometimes, that’s the only time of the year they see you, have to look good. 😉

  19. Wow your color came out amazing! I’ve never heard of this brand of hair color. I’m going to look them up right now!

  20. I dye my hair a lot! I love changing up seasons by adding a new fun hairstyle or color in there!

    • Isn’t it a ton of fun?? I’m not always thrilled with new colors and how they turn out but this one turned out amazing.

  21. I love your holiday look. I used to go a little more auburn red in the winter time but it’s been awhile since I’ve done it. I may need to break it out again this Christmas.

  22. Beverly Ricks says:

    I have 3 daughters that came over to help me with doing my hair for the holidays,because I bought same type dye you got but I got blond, red,black,brown and a golden color and had them chunk it out in different colors with foil on them. I love it! So don’t all my kids!

  23. Eileen Boyce says:

    Your hair looks great…shiny and soft.

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