3 Easy Thanksgiving Hairstyles

The holidays are stressful by nature — but that doesn’t mean your hairstyle has to be. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re faced with one important question as we finalize our outfits: “How should I do my hair for Thanksgiving?” Luckily, we’ve got you covered with three Thanksgiving hairstyles that are equal parts easy, elegant, and inclusive of different hair types. We love these looks for their simple-meets-chic vibes, made possible with items you likely already own, including a curling iron, elastic bands, bobby pins, barrettes, and hairspray. ‘Tis the season for holiday-ready hairdos!

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    Simple Thanksgiving Hairstyles

    1. Low Ponytail

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    Perfect for: Those with curly hair who swear their best mane moments begin on post-shampoo days. 

    How to get the look: Start with second-day hair as freshly washed hair may be a little harder to style. Gather your hair and bring it down towards your neck. Secure the ponytail with an elastic band. From there, take a half-inch piece of hair and wrap it around the secured section to cover the band. Gently pull a few pieces of hair at the front to achieve a voluminous look. Dress up your holiday ‘do with embellished barrettes, applying them perpendicular to each other for a unique spin.

    2. Classic Messy Bun

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    Perfect for: Those with wavy hair who usually opt for a messy bun when they get down to business (i.e. dig into some turkey and pumpkin pie).

    How to get the look: Gather your hair into a medium to low ponytail. Then, separate the ponytail ends into two sections and tie them around each other before taking the newly formed section and wrapping it around the elastic band. Secure with bobby pins. Gently pull a few pieces of hair at the front for an effortless look. Lastly, elevate your new hairstyle with a handful of carefully scattered hairpins.

    Tip: If you really want to step your messy bun game up, try spritzing in some Dry Shampoo at the roots prior to styling your hair. This will help add some texture to the hair while also soaking up any excess oils. 

    3. Soft Waves

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    Perfect for: Those with straight hair who prefer to curl their hair on special occasions.

    How to get the look: Before drying your hair, apply some Leave-in Conditioner to help reduce the risk of heat damage. Once completely dry, start with putting the top half of your up into the bun. Gently curl large portions of the bottom half of your hair with a wide-barrel curling iron, keeping the hair secured in the barrel for a few seconds per section. Undo the top bun and curl the top section. Then, run your fingers through your hair and spritz some hairspray for hold.

    Tip: Consider using an infrared hot tool to avoid pulling moisture from the hair.

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