10 Easy Hairstyles Perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner

Updated 04/21/19

Whether you're hosting friends and family this Thanksgiving or just attending someone else's fête, there are bound to be a ton of photos documenting the affair. Alas, a midweek soirée doesn't leave much time for practicing and executing a fancy new hairstyle. Luckily, we did some research and found the easiest Thanksgiving hairstyles to execute when you don't have much time. 

Below, check out nine lazy girl–approved yet photo-ready hairstyles to inspire you for the occasion—from natural curls and braids to blowouts and bobs. We promise it's easy, not at all time-consuming, and you'll probably already own all the products needed to pull it off. Keep scrolling for some much-needed inspiration. 


There is nothing more beautiful than allowing your natural curl pattern to be the center of your look. Use the diffuser attachment on a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($399) to avoid damage and opt for a festive red beret. 


The wavy lob became mega popular for a reason. The easiest way to create lose waves in a pinch is with the Drybar 3-Day Bender 1.25-Inch Digital Curling Iron ($135).


Want to upgrade your bob but don't have time to go full-curl? Add volume and a little tuck to the ends as you blow-dry with the Amika Bombshell Blowout Thermal Brush ($100).


Sophia Roe has some of the most covetable curls in the game. Here, she does a half-up 'do with her curly bangs framing her face. To nix dryness, apply DevaCurl's Heaven in Hair Intense Moisture Treatment ($44) before styling.


This is not only easy, but it also looks better as the day goes on. Create a deep side part and start braiding your hair forward. It should take about two minutes tops. 


For a loose, undone wave, use a curling iron and shake out each curl as you go. Then, brush through your hair gently with Tangle Teezer's Original Detangling Hairbrush ($12) to create that beautiful softness and shine without risking any breakage.


We've long established the allure of a topknot when there's no time to wash your hair, but there's something about doing it in a coiled bun that feels a little cooler to us. Add a little Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil ($40) to tame any unwanted frizz. 


To get this look, follow our boxer-braid tutorial, stopping at the nape of the neck. To create the kinked look on the ends, spritz a little Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray ($26) and wrap loose hair in a coiled bun. Let it set while you apply your makeup. The kinks should be in full swing in less than 10 minutes. 


We are obsessed with these perfectly side-swept bangs here. Create the look with hair up or down by brushing bangs into a part with a GHD Paddle Brush ($55) as you dry your hair. 


If volume and natural curls are your go-to, we're right there with you. Use a hydrating cream or oil right out of the shower (we love Moroccanoil's Curl Defining Cream, $13) and you're good to go.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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