10 YouTubers to Follow For the Best Holiday Hair + Makeup Tutorials

Perfect that cat eye just in time for your holiday soiree.



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I've learned how to do a shocking amount of things by watching YouTube video tutorials. In fact, almost all of my hair and makeup knowledge comes directly from a select group of YouTubers who have become my go-to beauty gurus.

As we prep for the holiday season, I wanted to share my favorite beauty geniuses with you so you can start planning out your glam holiday party looks. No matter what your challenge might be, you’re sure to find a fix with these tutorials.

It’s hard to think about makeup tutorials on YouTube without going to the hilarious and talented Jaclyn Hill. This former makeup artist tells it like it is and shares all of her best advice with humor, personality and loads of great tips. She’s working on her own makeup line, and in the past year has teamed up with cosmetic company Becca on a line of highlighters.

The Look: Soft, Glam Holiday Makeup

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Many of the YouTubers who focus on makeup tutorials are quite young, so it’s nice to find a popular YouTuber who is a tiny bit older and can share tips and tricks that are geared toward women who are not in their twenties. Tati shares her opinions on various products and offers hands-on tutorials for everyone no matter your skill level.

The Look: Quick + Easy Holiday Makeup

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You don’t necessarily find a ton of guys in this group of beauty gurus, but Manny has managed to quickly find his way to the top of the pack. And for good reason. He’s perfect to follow if you favor more dramatic makeup looks, but he also shares some key information about men’s skincare and products. His language is not always PG, so keep that in mind if you happen to have the kiddos around.

The Look: Affordable Holiday Makeup

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Launched by former Hills star Lauren Conrad, this is a channel that's focused on all elements of beauty: makeup, hair and skincare. They tend to update their main website more than their YouTube channel these days, but they have excellent beginner tutorials that I find myself referring to time and time again.

The Look: Easy Cat-Eye

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This YouTuber has every type of hairstyle tutorial you could ever dream up. She features celebrity- and pop culture-inspired tutorials, as well as basic and beginner walk-throughs.

The Look: 3 Short-Hair Holiday Hairstyles

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Featuring YouTube superstar Mimi Ikonn, this channel breaks down every single hair challenge you could possibly imagine. The how-tos are comprehensive yet super easy to follow.

The Look: 5 Easy Ways to Curl Your Hair

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This professional LA makeup artist offers a variety of creative tutorials. She covers all the basics with both makeup and hair but also includes some fun and experimental tutorials. She also goes to great lengths to ensure that her tutorials feature both inexpensive drugstore options, as well as more expensive department store makeup, too.

The Look: Soft, Glittery Holiday Makeup

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Lisa Eldridge is one of the top celebrity makeup artists in the world. This Brit's channel includes an incredible amount of truly helpful, in-depth makeup and skincare tutorials, often featuring top models and other pop culture icons.

The Look: Holiday Hair + Makeup

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Let's not forget about the kiddos when it comes to holiday hairstyles. This channel focuses exclusively on creative hair ideas for kids with in-depth tutorials on braids, short hair and curly hair. They have more than 200 tutorials, so no matter what look you're going for, you're sure to find some inspiration.

The Look: Easy Braided Up-Do

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Sam & Nic Chapman are the two sisters behind this fun YouTube channel. They feature a variety of fantastic tutorials and have a load of celebrity makeup looks that they teach you how to copy. They are also fans of using budget-friendly drugstore makeup and often do videos where they ask you to spot the difference behind high-end and low-end options.

The Look: Soft, Neutral Christmas Day Makeup

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Store Your Stuff

Dry shampoo to the rescue! This chic and witty zip pouch is perfect for storing makeup, jewelry, hair accessories and more. Plus, it's made of 100-percent natural canvas so you can get eyeshadow all over it then clean it with ease. $29; Jac Vanek

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Beauty Sleep

This luxurious silk sleep mask was perfected over the course of 10 years to ensure it delivers the most restorative beauty rest. Crafted from long-strand mulberry silk both inside and out, it protects delicate skin from the tugging effects of tossing and turning. $45; Anthropologie

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Gold Finish

An Italian-made travel comb with a polished gold finish is the ultimate accessory for beauty gurus on the go. $32; Net-A-Porter.com

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Perfect Selfie Lighting

Kim Kardashian's selfies are notoriously flawless. Now we have her secret! Designed by Kim and developed by a professional photographer, the LuMee case features LED lighting on both the left and right sides of the case, creating the perfect lighting for selfies and photos with friends. Time on makeup = well spent! $69.95; Urban Outfitters

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Elegant Touch-Ups

This gold and enamel compact mirror is glamorous and elegant with a simple reminder to leave all inhibitions behind. $30; Kate Spade

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Pillow of Nails

Save yourself the time and money by bringing those healing acupuncture principles home. This comfortable pillow features more than 2,000 spikes, ensuring you're treated to the benefits of acupuncture-inspired technology wherever you may be. $40; Anthropologie

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Chic Display

Store more than 30 makeup items while watching your favorite YouTube tutorials, thanks to a built-in tablet and smartphone stand. Now, this is how you perfect the cat eye, my friends. $64.99+; Etsy

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Pucker Up

This mug features the drawings of the Chanel lipstick case patent from 1952. The beauty and coffee addict in your life will love this fun piece of history. $15.99+; Etsy

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Peaceful Living

Transform your home with soothing aromatherapy that will slowly wash your workday stress away. $99.99; Macy's

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Sweet Set

This beauty tools cookie cutter set couldn't be any more adorable. Whether your beauty-loving friend is a pro stylist or simply loves opening a tube of fresh lipstick, this set is too sweet. $6.99; Etsy

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Try a New Look

If you thought you had every hue, think again. This 130-piece palette has everything you need for a truly complete makeup look. With more than 80 shades of eyeshadow and 20 shades of lip gloss, you can try something different almost every single day. $49.50; Sephora

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Safe and Sound

Every beauty lover needs her accessories to be clean, organized and in order. This simple, structured leather zip pouch does just that. This tiny pouch is designed to hold brushes, pencils, lipstick and other small beauty accessories safely in a tote or handbag. $45; Leatherology

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Set the Mood

Why get just one candle when you can have five? No matter your mood, Diptyque's mini candle set will create the perfect ambiance for date night, wine night or Netflix-binge night. $75; Nordstrom

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Glam It Up

Some people have a strict beauty regiment, while others love experimenting with the hottest, new products on the market. If you're the latter, then you'll love the ipsy Glam Bag — an affordable, monthly service that delivers five curated beauty products straight to your mailbox in an adorable cosmetic bag. $10/month; ipsy

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Lipstick Savers

Stop scrawling your favorite shade of lipstick on restaurant napkins and bathroom mirrors. These adorable highlighters are disguised as bold shades of lipstick, so they're perfect for keeping in thought-provoking locations. $9.10; Amazon

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