Two-Step Hairstyles to Wear This Thanksgiving
With Thanksgiving right around the corner you’re probably busy planning out the different recipes you’re going to cook up for dinner as well as searching for the stretchiest pants to wear to make room for all of the pumpkin pie you plan on devouring. And while your hairstyle may be the least of your worries at this point, you definitely don’t want your aunt to tag you in any Facebook pictures from Thanksgiving where your hair looks a mess. So to steer you clear of any hair blunders, we’ve rounded up the easiest two-step Thanksgiving hair ideas inspired by looks seen on the Spring 2018 runways – so you can spend less time worrying about your hair and more time perfecting that stuffing recipe.
Whether you spend the day slaving away in the kitchen, watching football or cleaning up the family’s dishes, keep reading to see the easiest (and chicest) two-step Thanksgiving hair ideas that you can rock regardless of your role in Thanksgiving dinner.
1. Side-Swept Bangs From Tome
Aveda Stylist Antoinette Beenders created this smooth fringe bangs look for Tome’s spring 2018 show. First, she created a deep part and combed a thin layer bangs across the forehead. She used Aveda’s Flax Seed Aloe Strong Hold Sculpting Gel right on the forehead to keep the bangs in place and then finished off the look with Aveda’s Air Control Light Hold Hairspray to set the style.
2. Textured Ponytails From Public School
Aveda artist Allen Ruiz created this natural textured pony for the Public School show during NYFW. To create the look, he spritzed Aveda’s Texture Tonic then gathered the hair at the nape of the neck to create a ponytail and used elastics to create descending sections on the ponytail. To finish off the undone look, you can use the end of a comb to pull pieces of hair out of the pony tail.
3. Voluptuous Buns From Michael Costello
If you’re looking for a statement Thanksgiving hair idea that will still keep your hair out of your face while you’re cooking, take a note from the voluptuous buns seen at Michael Costello. César Déléön Ramirêz gathered the hair into pony tail at the top of the head, secured with an elastic then spritzed Mizani’s Lived-In Finishing Spray all over to build texture. He then sectioned the pony tail into three parts and used Olivia Garden’s Style-Up Teasing Brush to softly tease each section from root to end. To finish, he wrapped each section clockwise creating a soft twisted bun and secured it in place.
4. Lived-In Waves From Derek Lam
For a no-fuss, model-off-duty look, Oribe stylist James Pecis created this look for Derek Lam’s spring show. First the stylist created a natural part then flattened the hair behind the ears. From the ears back he used a 1.5 inch curling iron and easily bent the hair creating an ‘S’ wave. He finished off the look with Oribe’s Featherbalm Weightless Styler at the ends for extra polish.
5. Textured Pulled Back Hair From Baja East
Oribe stylist Jame Pecis created this voluminous, textured look on models at the Baja East show this past September. You can be the envy of all of your cousins this Thanksgiving by recreating this look by first using a thickening spray throughout the hair (Pecis used Oribe’s Maximista Thickening Spray) then, blowdry the hair away from the face concentrating on the roots and keeping volume and height near the top. Warm a styling wax like Oribe’s Star Glow Styling Wax in your hands and run through the hair pulling towards the back of the head.
6. Undone Waves from Brandon Maxwell
For a quick Thanksgiving hair idea, part the hair in the center and use a 1.5 curling iron (see our list of 2017’s best curling irons here!) and create bends in the hair by alternating sections. Take a small section by each ear and pull back and secure with a bobby pin. Finish with a powder finishing spray like Oribe’s Swept Up Volume Powder Spray to add fuzz and texture to the look.
7. Invisible Braids from Lou Dallas
R+Co lead hair stylist Edward Lampley created this quick invisible braid look for Lou Dallas’s spring show. To get a look like Lampley’s creation, prep the hair using a thickening spray like R+Co’s DALLAS Thickening Spray and then create a braid on dry hair then flat iron the braid. Secure the braids using bows of your choice.
8. Touchable Textured Blowouts from Tibi
To achieve a super fast blowout with touchable texture like the ones seen at Tibi, use a texture spray like Aveda’s Texture Tonic on damp hair. Create a natural part and blow the hair dry from roots to end.