It’s almost Halloween time, you’ve got your costume ready, decorations are on point, and you’re set to bake those disgustingly tasty cookies. Only one thing is missing and that’s the perfect hairdo. To help you out, here’s a list of the best hairstyles for Halloween.
1: Cindy Lou Who
From “How the Grinch stole Christmas!” this Dr. Seuss-inspired hairdo is sure to turn heads on Halloween.
Start by separating your hair into three sections. Make two low braids on either side, behind each ear. Afterwards, place a plastic cup upside-down in the centre of your head. Pull the remaining hair up and around the plastic cup, so you can’t see it. Secure your hair with an elastic and make sure some of your hair is sticking out the top in a ponytail, you can then curl this. Proceed by fixing the braids up using bobby pins and then place a red bow at the front. Make sure you use lots of hairspray to keep it in place!
This is the perfect last minute hairstyle. Everyone knows Medusa, right? The Greek mythological monster with a woman’s face and snakes instead of hair. Yeah, the one who turned people to stone if they looked at her!
Begin by making several braids all over your head (try to make 8 – 10). Using bobby pins, pin the breads close to your head. Be aware that it will look messy, but that’s what you need to achieve. Don’t worry; you will have some snakes up there! Now, use even more bobby pins to pin some rubber snakes all over your head. The more you use, the better it will look!
Do you love the 60s? If so, you may want to look like a pinup girl and go for a rockabilly look.
Start by setting your hair in hot rollers and then let it cool. Lightly comb out your hair and then take a triangular section from the front. If you have thin hair you might want to tease it as this will make the next step easier – a little hairspray helps too! Then, starting at the top of your section, roll the hair back on itself pushing the quiff forward. When you’re happy with your style secure it with bobby pins and hairspray. Use a bandana or headscarf to accessorise and cover the bobby pins.
4: Pippi Longstocking
An evergreen look we all loved. The sweet and strong Pippi is to be admired and to achieve her not so ordinary hairstyle you need some wire and wire cutters – if you want to keep it faithful to the original!
Having second-day hair will help this style hold. Brush your hair well and part it into two pigtails. Place the wire across the crown of your head and cut it to the length of both pigtails, then bend the wire to match the curve of your head. Undo one pigtail and separate it into 3 sections. Braid your hair around the wire and secure with a hairband. Then braid the other half in the same way. Try to make sure the wire isn’t visible from the back.
5: Rag Doll
Fancy going a bit creepier with your style, then why not try a ‘Rag Doll’ inspired hairstyle?
Part your hair horizontally from the top of each ear and then gather the top section into a ponytail close to your forehead. Secure your ponytail with a hairband and separate it into three. Tease the sections at the sides and put them in a hairnet. Then separate the hairnet using the middle section of hair and twist it under the hairnet to create a bow. If you don’t have enough hair to create the bow you can just buy a big bow and pin it to the front of your hair.
6: Katniss Everdeen
Are you a fan of ‘The Hunger Games’? Why not try this Katniss inspired braid? For a better Halloween result, use some fake blood on your arms (as if you’ve been in the arena) or just apply dark eyeshadow to leave dirty marks on your arms, hands or upper torso (as though you’ve spent the whole day out in the woods hunting).
Brush your hair well and take a large section above your right ear and split it into three. To make a Dutch braid, cross the right strand under the centre section. Then bring the left piece under the right section. Next, add more hair to each section as you braid. Try to add the hair in even amounts on both sides so you keep an even shape.
Keep braiding in this style and when you run out of hair to add in, bring your right hand around to the front and braid to the end of your hair. Secure the braid with a small clear elastic and then stretch out your braid.
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Words: Vanessa Venturi
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