We teamed up with one of our go-to beauty sites, Birchbox, to bring you this no-fuss chignon—just in time for the holiday season and all those holiday parties! In this exclusive how-to, our beauty director, Kahlana Barfield, shows Birchbox editor Lorelai Orfeo the easiest style to wear, especially if you’re always on-the-go. “I think an updo is classic. It’s elegant, and it’s really simple to do,” Barfield says. “And it’s also a great style if you’re working with second-day hair that’s greasy and you want to camouflage that.” Watch the video above for the full beauty breakdown, and then head over to the InStyle Holiday shop on Birchbox.com to shop all of the beauty favorites featured in the videos and more of our editor-tested essentials.

Plus, get 15% off your purchase of $60 or more on any full-size products in the InStyle Holiday Shop on Birchbox.com, using the code BBINSTYLE15 at checkout through January 15. Happy shopping!

Offer Terms & Conditions: Spend $60 or more on full-size products in the InStyle Holiday Shop at birchbox.com/instyle and receive a 15% discount on your order when you enter code ‘BBINSTYLE15′ during the checkout process. Offer valid through January 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  Please note that offer is only valid on purchases of full-size products, and can only be used once. Discount cannot be applied to subscription orders and may not be combined with any other offers.