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5 Hairstyles for All the Thanksgiving Festivities

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5 Hairstyles for All the Thanksgiving Festivities 5 Hairstyles for All the Thanksgiving Festivities 5 Hairstyles for All the Thanksgiving Festivities

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while you likely have a long list of things you need to do in preparation, you may be overlooking one of the most important things: your hair! Whether you’re running errands, going out for Thanksgiving Eve, or having dinner with your family, there’s no question you need a hairstyle to tie together your beauty look for each occasion. From updos to curls, we’ve compiled a list of five hairstyles for all your Thanksgiving festivities—don’t worry, you can thank us at dinner.

Thanksgiving Hairstyle #1: Running Errands

Of course, before Thanksgiving there’s always the endless preparation and with that, errands that need to be run. Whether you’re headed to the grocery store or picking up family from the airport, a high ponytail is the perfect hairstyle for you. Here’s how to get it:

What you’ll need:

Hair brush

Clear elastics

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray

Get the look:

Step #1: Brush your hair

Before you do any styling, you want to brush your hair and make sure it’s free of any tangles for a sleek, pulled-back look. The last thing you want is your hair getting in the way as you’re running around!

Step #2: Pull your hair back

Gather your hair in your hands and smooth it back into a mid-height ponytail. Gradually raise your hair to be in the position of a high ponytail while keeping your locks slick against your head.

Step #3: Secure your ponytail

Use a clear elastic to secure your ponytail for a seamless look.

Step #4: Seal in your style

Spritz your hair spray over your ‘do to keep your hair in place throughout the busy day ahead.

Thanksgiving Hairstyle #2: Working in the Kitchen

With Thanksgiving comes cooking and baking all of that delicious food. When you’re working in the kitchen, you’re probably going to want your hair pulled back and out of the way. After all, you don’t want any stray ends to end up in one of your many dishes (yuck!). During food preparation, a sleek bun hairstyle is the way to go.

What you’ll need:

Clear elastics

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel

Get the look:

Step #1: Grab your hair gel

Apply a hair gel to your mane starting at your temples and slicking your hair towards the back of your head. This will keep your strands in place and also make it easier to create your bun.

Step #2: Put your hair up

Use a clear elastic to create a ponytail that will serve as the base of your bun. You can choose to have a low, mid-height, or high bun—it’s totally up to you!

Step #3: Create your bun

Twist your ponytail and wrap it around its base to form a bun. Secure your bun in place with a clear elastic and you’re ready to start mashing some mashed potatoes!

Thanksgiving Hairstyle #3: Thanksgiving Eve

In many places, it’s tradition to have a night out on the town the night before Thanksgiving. Need some inspiration for your Thanksgiving Eve hairstyle? A party pony is fit for the occasion.

What you’ll need:

Clear elastics

Curling iron (optional)

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold

Get the look:

Step #1: Style your mane

Start by styling your hair as you wish, whether that’s straightening it or adding some definition with a texture spray. We personally love this hairstyle with some loose, full curls, but curling your hair is totally optional!

Step #2: Create your pony

Section the top part of your hair horizontality above your ears. Pull this section into a high, half-up ponytail and secure it with a clear elastic for a seamless look. Make sure there aren’t any bumps or stray hairs left behind.

Step #3: Seal the deal

Spray your hair with hairspray to keep your ‘do in place for a night full of dancing.

Thanksgiving Hairstyle #4: Dinner

For the main event of this holiday, you’ll want your hair to be looking its best for all of those relatives you only see a few times a year. Try adding a braided headband to your hairstyle of choice for an instant upgrade that’s sure to impress.

What you’ll need:

Bobby pins

Hair texturizer


Get the look:

To learn how to get the style, read our article, How to Get a Braided Headband Hairstyle.

Thanksgiving Hairstyle #5: Black Friday shopping

Nowadays, Black Friday is starting earlier and earlier, so much so that you may even find yourself popping out to the store on Thanksgiving night! Whenever you plan to roll out of bed and hit the stores for some stellar deals, you probably won’t be in the mood to spend time styling your mane. Toss your hair into a messy bun and let the shopping begin!

What you’ll need:

Hair brush

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hair Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist 

Clear elastic

Bobby pins

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray

Get the look:

Head over to our article, How to Create a Messy Bun, for a step-by-step tutorial.

For more holiday hairstyle inspiration, check out our article, 3 Holiday Hair Twists to Try This Season.