25 Thanksgiving Hairstyles Guaranteed to Impress All the Other Guests
Thanksgiving still won’t be the same this year. Sure, some of us will still gather with a smaller number of guests. Or we’ll enjoy our dinner over Zoom. But regardless of how you choose to safely celebrate, the holiday is a great reason to dress up. Including putting some effort into your hairdo. Luckily, recent runways provide plenty of inspo when it comes to Thanksgiving hairstyles.
If you’re trying to keep things more low-key, a loose side pony is a great option. Or just secure your strands with a few bobby pins. If you’re planning a more formal affair, a tight bun featuring a braided accent is a sleek idea. A single finger wave, a chunky headband or a polished half updo are all on the table.
But if your meal is more of an in-the-middle event, you can’t go wrong with a low pony. That doesn’t mean just pulling your hair back and securing with an elastic. Put a spin on the basic style by combining it with a French twist. You can also wrap up your pony with some striking braided cord. Get creative by fashioning faux bangs to complement your low ‘do. You can even use a broad barrette to hold your hair back.
Keep reading to discover the bounty of Thanksgiving hairstyles the runways have to offer.
This intricate braided ‘do somehow looks polished AND effortless. Use a pair of statement earrings to draw more attention to your mane.
Wrap your middle-parted locks into a bun at the nape of your neck. Don’t tuck in the ends and leave out a few strands to frame your face.
Jazz up straight, middle-parted strands by creating a skinny braid on both sides of your face.
Upgrade your low pony by pulling some strands out on one side to mimic piecey bangs.
Elevate the classic ballerina bun by incorporating a skinny braid into your ‘do.
Nothing jazzes up a look like a chain-link headband.
Finger waves are far too fancy for Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, just add a subtle wave on one side of your face.
Simply secure your strands with an extended barrette. It’s like a low pony, but better.
Start off with a center part, then gather the back half of your strands into a pony. Make sure to tease said strands to get the "full" effect and leave some locks out so you can wrap them around the elastic.
Sculpt a few strands into a curl on one side of your head for a dynamic yet easy ‘do.
Loosely braid your locks into a side pony. The look looks even better with bangs.
Several strategically placed bobby pins are all you need to make an impression.
Pile your braids on top of your head, but let a couple hang loose to frame your face. Wooden beads offer a nice contrast.
If a French twist and a low pony had a baby…
All business in front, but a party in the back. Twist and tuck your locks into a half updo all the other guests are sure to envy.
Top off a relaxed updo with a holiday-appropriate headscarf.
Wrap up your low pony with a braided cord for a polished finish.
Slick-backed strands aren’t exactly real world-approved. Make it work by using gel only on one side, then add several small braids on the other side to balance things out.
Twist your locks, then secure at the nape of your neck with an elastic closely resembling your hair color. Allow the ends to stick out for a more laid-back look.
Take the traditional top knot up a notch by leaving the ends free.
Add a pop of color to your pigtails by weaving dark red ribbon into your braids.
Shorter-haired gals can just clip on two bold barrettes to make a statement.
Create a low loop and cover the elastic with your strands.
Take some time to style your baby hairs to highlight your pulled-back ‘do.
Use your curling iron to add a little wave to the bottom half of your hair. Tease the crown, then gather your locks into a loose low pony so your ears are partially covered.