7 Medium Hairstyles for Thick Hair for Thanksgiving

Allison | 19 November 2016

It’s Thanksgiving, you want to look nice, but not get your hair in your food. We get that. 

Thanksgiving is almost here, so it’s time to start figuring out what you’re going to wear, how you’ll style your hair and how to save enough room for pie. Medium hairstyles for thick hair can be worn so many different ways on Thanksgiving like as casual updos, with hair accessories, braided and more. Really, what’s not to love?

We think you should plan your hair and outfit with the meal in mind. Are you going out to eat? Having a Friendsgiving party? Or hanging out with family at home? Once you decide how dressy or casual the occasion, you can figure out how to wear your hair. Read on to see seven of our favorite medium hairstyles for thick hair.

Medium Hairstyles for Thick Hair: Thanksgiving Styles

Medium hairstyles for thick hair
Rock a ponytail/headband combo for a casual yet chic look this Thanksgiving. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

1. Updo with a Headband

For a formal occasion try out this festival updo that basically involves a chic ponytail with a fun headband. Simply place your curly hair into a ponytail, secure it with an elastic and place a headband a few inches behind your hairline.  Gorgeous, right! For more details on this look, check out our festive updo tutorial.

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Add a subtle wave to your hair this holiday season. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Slight Wave

To get smooth hair with lots of body and volume, prep your hair with some hot rollers. The larger the roller, the less curl you will get. To get mostly straight but still bouncy hair, use the biggest rolls you can find. Always remember to use a heat protectant before heat styling your hair. We like the TRESemmé Platinum Strength Heat Spray to help protect our hair before we apply any heat to our strands.

Medium hairstyles for thick hair
Pin back those bangs for an easy look that’ll get your hair out of your eyes.

3. Pinned Back Bangs

For a two minute style that will keep long bangs out of your face, just pin them back. When pinning back longer bangs (or a front section of hair) pin in the middle between your part and ear. This way you’ll get a lot of volume and a sweet 1950s vibe. For more volume you can lightly tease the hair before pinning back.

Medium hairstyles for thick hair

4. Fishtail Braid

We love fishtail braids because they are so much more intricate looking than standard braids but they are just as easy. You can follow this tutorial to learn how to fishtail braid curly hair. We also have a tutorial for fishtail braiding straight hair.

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A subtle bobby pin is a gorgeous addition to your this Thanksgiving. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Statement Bobby Pin

Bobby pin hairstyles are a lot of fun and so easy to create! But, if you are going to a more formal dinner it may not look appropriate. Get the same vibe by just using a few less bobby pins. We like this look because it uses two subtly placed large bobby pins instead of several smaller ones.

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6. Glamorous Big Curls

Get your glam on with these voluminous curls. Using a one inch curling iron is the perfect size to get defined curls that can still look nice and big. After curling your hair let the curls cool down before tussling with your fingers. You can always lightly back comb areas to get more volume. Set your style with Bed Head By TIGI Flexi Head Strong Flexible Hold Hairspray.

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Go retro this Thanksgiving with vintage waves.

7. Vintage Waves

Add some extra texture to your hair by creating vintage waves this holiday season. We love how this medium hairstyles for thick hair works on straight or curly locks that you can create by using a large barrel curling iron. Before you start, use some of the Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to add texture to your hair as you create the coveted S wave throughout your hair.

Need more ideas for medium hairstyles for thick hair? Check out these party hairstyles for medium hair.