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Whether you're celebrating this Thanksgiving over Zoom or attending a (very small, safe) dinner with your pod, the question of how to do your hair is a common one. Alas, a midweek soirée doesn't leave much time for practicing and perfecting a fancy new hairstyle. That's why we took it upon ourselves to do some research and find the easiest Thanksgiving hairstyles to create when you don't have much time.
Below, check out 10 lazy girl-approved, yet photo-ready hairstyles to inspire you for the occasion—from natural curls and braids to blowouts and bobs. We promise they're easy, not at all time-consuming, and you'll probably already own all the products needed to pull them off. Keep scrolling for some much-needed inspiration.
1. Natural Curls
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.
2. Textured Lob
The wavy lob became mega-popular for a reason. The easiest way to create loose waves in a pinch is with the Drybar The 3-Day Bender 1.25-Inch Digital Curling Iron ($145).
3. Retro Bob Pony
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 Babe Thermal Brush ($100) before pulling it into a high, retro ponytail.
4. Half-Up Curls
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 Divine Deep Conditioner ($44) before styling.
5. Loose French Braid
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.
6. Undone Waves
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 beautiful softness and shine without risking any breakage.
7. Coiled Top Knot
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.
8. Double Dutch Braids
To get this look, follow our double dutch braid tutorial, stopping at the nape of the neck. To create the textured look on the ends, spritz a little Living Proof Flex Hairspray ($26) and leave be or wrap the loose hair into coiled buns.
9. High Pony with Head Scarf
The ultimate secure 'do to keep your hair from interrupting your ability to chow down on pie: a high ponytail with a cute scarf wrapped around for style and security.
10. Voluminous Curls
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, $34), and you're good to go.
Next up: Discover three low-maintenance fall hairstyles, as told by a top L.A. stylist.