It’s Thanksgiving morning, you have been up since 4 or 5 am, preparing the dinner of your dreams for your family. Everything is going perfectly as planned, but the clock is tick tick ticking away. Before you know it, the entire family and some dear friends will start entering your home in a mad rush. You look at the clock and realize you really only have 1 hour until that happens. So what do you do? After a mini panic attack, you say to yourself, well, I better throw myself together as fast as possible. We always think of you ladies in this scenario, so that is why this year we created this edit of these Eye Catching Thanksgiving Hairstyles That Are Fast And Easy To Do. This will have you ready in a flash and looking like you spent hours.
Pull It Up Or Back
We want to start with the easiest, in case you barely even have time to read this journal post. The most simple way to wear your hair for the day, would be pulled back into some sort of ponytail or chignon hairstyles. Why, because even if your hair is dirty and you don’t really have time to wash it, you can add bit of dry shampoo to remove oil and you will suddenly feel refreshed. Chances are you will still be food prepping and such, and having your hair tied back will keep it out of your face while you are scurrying around. Take a moment to see some of the up styled Thanksgiving hairstyles we have gathered to help you out.
If your dressing more casual, say a nice blouse or shirt and jeans, this is a great look. All of the hair is pulled back to a low ponytail that is secured with some flexible brown leather twine. Keep in mind however, even if you are dressing up more fancy, some of these styles may still be appropriate for that as well.
How about a deep slick side or middle part, with the hair pulled back into a low ponytail or chignon. This is really very simple to do. Create your deep side part, and use some product to create shine and a wet feel. We love our Iles Formula Finishing Serum for this as it really adds an expensive satin shine to the hair. Again, this is another style that can be worn with jeans and a nice blouse or sweater, or dressed up. The choice is yours.
What we love about this style is just how effortless chic it looks. It really is simple to do. Take a center part, section off and separate the front of your hair from the back. The hair left in back, direct it up higher in the back. Next, create a chignon. This chignon is a ponytail with ends rolled under and secured with pins. Cover the band with a small section of hair wrapped around before rolling up ends. For detail around the face, quickly pop a few curls in the front using a larger barrel iron and voila!
Another pretty easy to do option, is wearing your hair down. Now if you are prepared enough, you can probably get an appointment at a blow-dry bar the day before Thanksgiving. This will save you greatly, as it will allow you to wrap your hair over night and simply pull it down and refresh it quickly. If you will not have the chance for a pro to do it for you, and you have a little bit of time, you can blow it out yourself. You can wear it styled with volume and bouncy curls, or slick and smooth. This process should take you no more than 45 minutes total. So if you have a bit of extra time these Thanksgiving hairstyles will work for you.
If you happen to blow it out or get it done professionally the day before, you may find that day of you really want that hair out of your face. No worries, here is a lovely way to pull back the front and still wear the volume and bounce that you have created.
What we love about this next one, is if you have longer hair, you can fake a bob, by tucking your hair into the collar of your sweater. This is a fun way to switch things up. You’ll have the whole family thinking you chopped off your hair. The bob is so on trend right now, this is a great way to fake it.
A great way to detail and dress up any hairstyle, up or down is with adornments or hair accessories. Here you will find some of our favorite ways to turn your hairstyles into something fancy. The best part, you can add them to a dressed up or down look and it will look perfect.
Adding a black velvet ribbon is such a great way to detail any hairstyle. Here, the ribbon is used to tie up the ponytail, condensing it into a shorter looped style.
Again, a more detailed ribbon was selected to pull half of the hair away from the face. This is key when you will be bending over food and such.
A thick aztec style barette can be used to once again fold longer hair up and into a low slung variation. We love the wispy bits that fall out over the top of the barrette.
We are loving the return of the sixties style thick black headband. Pair it with jeans and a blouse, a sweater, or even a simple dress and you will have yourself an easy hair solution.
Metallic accessories are a huge trend right now and a really fun way to detail any hairstyle. They can be added to draw one side of the hair back, or both sides back and away from the face. So don’t be afraid to pick up some of these and play around with them.
Our finally category, is hats. We love hats, because they look fantastic and stylish, but can really hide a lot of whats going on underneath the hat, if you know what we mean. If you are totally out of time, popping on a hat can really make it look like you spent more time than you really did. Also, they are perfect for the season because since it is colder, they instantly add a seasonal vibe. Take a look at some of our hat ideas:
Slip a round rim hat on with nearly any outfit. It can be paired with most hairstyles, up or down, but really just adds a lot of convenience for you.
The beret is one of our favorite hat choices. It adds a fresh flair to whatever you pair it with. You can tuck one side of the hair behind your ear, or leave both sides out. The choice is yours.
Above, a simple black hat paired with bright color and jeans is a fun way to make a super comfy casual look feel a bit more dressed up. This hat style is paired with a low slung loose chignon, which will literally take you 5 minutes to do. Below, we love a brown hat with all black. Again, pull the hair back and secure into a low ponytail or chignon and lets some front pieces fall out.
Most of the Thanksgiving hairstyles we shared with you can be achieved very quickly, so you can spend more time making the day perfect. If you aren’t the one doing the cooking, these looks are just as much for you too. The idea, is to provide you with some options for looking great for the holiday without spending hours doing so.
We hope this gave you some inspiration. Don’t forget to share with us your Thanksgiving Hairstyles and tag us in at #ilesformula and @ilesformula_hair. We love to see your posts. Have a happy holiday from all of us at Iles Formula to all of you.