Black Friday Hairstyles That’ll Make Shopping Easier

The golden rule? Keep it simple and practical!

While we don’t officially celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, our trans-Atlantic cousins have gifted us with the joy that is the Black Friday — the biggest shopping and sales event of the year.

With so many great deals around, we’re assuming there’s a good chance you’ll end up in the midst of retail chaos, (either trying on clothes, getting your hands on new makeup lines or early Christmas shopping). But let’s be honest: while you’re ransacking the shelves, the last thing you want to be worrying about is your hair.

So, to help make your Black Friday a breeze, we’ve found you some easy hairstyles that won’t get in the way of your shopping experience.

Half-up, Half-down Bun

Easy Black Friday hairstyles: Woman with long chestnut brown hair styled into a half-up, half-down knot bun posing outside, wearing green
Because you can show off your locks, too. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

When you can’t decide whether to wear your hair up or down, get the best of both worlds with this simple half-up, half-down bun hairstyle.

Undone Bun

Easy Black Friday hairstyles: Woman with long platinum hair styled into a looped low bun, wearing denim with slogan words on it outside
Last minute buns always look effortless. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

In a hurry to get to the next shop? No problem — quickly fashion your hair into a low, undone bun, just like this. Remember: the more undone the hairstyle, the cooler you’ll look.

Editor’s tip: Working on second-day strands? Give greasy locks a cleansing and volumising boost with the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo.

Pigtails + Hat Combo

Easy hairstyles for Black Friday: Woman with dark brown pigtail braids hairstyle with hat on it, posing outside
You can’t go wrong with this playground favourite. Credit: Dvora

If you’re committed to wearing your favourite hat on the day (be it a beret or a baker boy), why not take the easy and sales-ready way out, and rock playground-perfect pigtails with it, too?

Part, tease, braid, repeat — it really is that simple! Then, just throw on your hat and get ready to take on any store, in style.

Boxer Braids

close up shot of woman with boxer braid hairstyle, wearing netted fishnet top and smiling
These shop-proof boxer braids will ensure you grab the best deals!

Another braided hairstyle that’ll stylishly power through a shopping spree? Boxer braids, of course.

This budge-proof hairstyle is perfect not only for keeping your hair neat and tidy, but also for showing everyone on the shop floor that you mean business.

Editor’s tip: A long-lasting braided style starts with the right product. And, the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm is all you need to give your plait structure and make it stay in place.

Fishtail Milkmaid Braid

Easy Black Friday hairstyles: Woman with golden blonde hair styled into a fishtail braid updo, wearing glasses with floral top
Trying on your clothes or makeup will be easier with this style. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Trying on jewellery? Whether its a pair of swanky earrings or a pearl necklace, you’ll be able to see how well it looks on you with this fancy fishtail milkmaid braid.

Recommend: 23 chic braided updos to try next.

Macaron Buns

back shot of model with braided macaron buns, wearing blue jacket in a studio
Forget space buns, macaron buns are the way forward. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Easy to throw together and endlessly versatile, space buns are exactly what you want them to be. You might go down the classic route and wear them up high, but by wearing them lower you get in on the trend that French girls are swearing by: macaron buns.

So, if you’re hitting the beauty counter and looking for a hairstyle that’ll make it easier for you to swatch your fave shades, this pretty style is perfect for you.

Topnotch Topknot

Easy Black Friday hairstyles: Woman with a messy bun in her brunette hair with loose wisps of hair loose around her face, wearing a striped blazer and pink top
Waiting in the queue? Try this style on for size!

Long locks? If you’ve find yourself stuck in the queues to the changing room, prep your mane to try on those Black Friday bargains with a tried-and-tested topknot.

The idea is that you don’t want the ends of your hair to get snagged on any zips (all while looking fab), and this style will do all that and more.

Braided Bun

back shot of model with braided bun hairstyle on the street, wearing all black
Prefer wearing your buns low? This braided bun is here to save your day! Credit: Allyson Alapont

If you’re not feeling the combat-ready aesthetic of the boxer braid and want something a little more feminine, the braided bun offers the best of both worlds with its practical and pretty qualities.

The ‘Black Friday Ponytail’

close up shot of two women with high ponytail hairstyles, wearing blue and black top, standing outside a door
When in doubt, ponytail it out! Credit: Allyson Alapont

When in doubt, pick the Black Friday ponytail! It’s great hair option if you’re in a hurry to hit the shops, even if you’re not the most confident when it comes to styling. And whether you rock to the side or braided, one things for sure: nobody is stopping you from getting what you want.

Beachy Waves

Easy Black Friday hairstyles: Woman with golden blonde curls wearing a hat with black sunglasses
Turn your bedhead waves into a work of art. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

With a little sea salt spray and hair scrunching, you can turn your bedhead tresses into lovely off-duty beach waves. Complete the look with a trilby hat and big sunglasses to really nail those street style vibes.

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