This half up half down, elastic net "tree hairstyle" is quite subtle, which is what we wanted for today. The Princess was headed to an elegant Christmas dinner and we didn't want an overly obnoxious Christmas tree in her hair for this particular occasion! If you are wanting more of a festive looking tree for a lively Christmas party.... or even a hairstyle to go with an ugly sweater contest, ;) you could definitely add some ornaments or lights to this style. Also, if you place the elastics closer together, you can form more of an obvious triangle tree shape (if that is the look you are going for.) I'm thinking some jewels or other hair accessories placed at each elastic would also be lovely if you are wanting some added sparkle.
Of course, this hairstyle could be worn for many occasions year round and is not just for Christmas. I think this particular style has a medieval or renaissance look to it which is super cute.
I would plan on 15-20 minutes to complete this look.