Hairstyles for Thanksgiving Dinner

Though the Thanksgiving holiday is all about family, friends, good food, and being thankful, it's still important to look your best. And if you want to get ahead of the game and ensure your look is on point, we can help! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

A Halo Braid

Want to look angelic this Thanksgiving? A halo braid is the perfect choice. It's a romantic, effortless style that looks great with virtually every formal outfit. To create this look, start by making a horizontal part from ear to ear and then comb your hair downward and away from the part. French braid your hair all around your head in a circle, keeping the braid close to your front and back hairline. When you get to the end of the braid, secure it with a few bobby pins and then pull out a few strands at your temples for that romantic, wispy look.

An Elegant Updo

elegant updo

There's a reason why updos are so popular for formal occasions: they are timelessly elegant and chic. For Thanksgiving, create a simple updo by gathering your hair at the nape of your neck and then putting it in a low ponytail. Then use your fingers to twist it up however you'd like and secure the ends with a few bobby pins. To add a little extra flair, you can insert some decorative barrettes, hair sticks, or hair clips. You can also pull out some hair around your face for a softer look.

Sexy Curls

sexy curls

If you're looking for a more laid-back look, curls are always a good option. Curls can be dressed up or down and they always make an impression. To create this style on straight hair, section off your hair in two-inch pieces and then curl each piece with a curling iron. Once all of the sections are curled, lightly spray them with a bit of hair spray and then use your fingers to separate them. Finish off with a light spritz of shine spray for added luster. If you want a heatless option, try braiding your hair in two sections the night before and then undoing the braids in the morning for beachy waves.

Braided Pigtails

For a fun and flirty look, why not try out some braided pigtails? It's for anyone who's a kid at heart and wants to put it on blast. The best part about this look is that it's easy to create. Just make two equal sections on each side of your head, put them each in a ponytail and then braid them down to the ends. If your hair tends to unravel, secure each braid with an elastic. Accessorize with a few colorful clips, and you are good to go.

Ultra Sleek and Straight

sleek and straight

Nothing says glam like a sleek, straight style. All you need is the right technique and products to keep it silky throughout the day. Start by blow-drying your hair and then flat ironing it for that glossy finish. Finish things up with a light mist of holding spray, and you’re all done.

So, there you have it - five easy and beautiful hairstyles you can rock at Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you want something elegant, fun, or glamorous, there's a look for everyone. So, get creative and show off those luscious locks!



Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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