It’s that time of year again when we brush off our broomsticks, carve out the pumpkins and try our best not to polish off the sweets before the trick or treaters arrive. That’s right, this Thursday is Halloween, so what better time to share our top Halloween hair scares for all those gruesome parties ahead.
Wednesday Addams turned pretty pigtails into bloodcurdling braids – giving last-minute costume hunters an easy-to-recreate look. Create a central parting using a tail comb and tightly braid both sides, finishing off with a black hairband.
If you really want to go all-out with this look, book in for blunt fringe trim and a midnight black all-over colour.
If you’ve got naturally big and curly hair, then now is the perfect time to frizz it out. Channel your inner Magenta and Hermione Granger by using a paddle brush to comb out your curls and create frizz (just don’t forget to follow our curly hair tips for restoring moisture and curls the day after.)
Then top off your spooky look with some fresh acrylic nails with Aura at Mack – appointments still available.
For the vampiresses among you all, nothing scares more than straight, sleek strands. Using GHD’s new ink on pink collection, you can achieve silky locks while donating £10 to Breast Cancer Now – an important charity that we were supporting last week.
Polish your sleek look off with some shine-boosting serum and some vampish makeup. For an extra sinister touch, book in for a flash of colour, like this fiery red.c
If you’re going for a greasy ghoul look, then we’ve got the tips to help. Create a wet-hair look by combing through plenty of gel into your hair. Or, if you’re dressing up as dusty demon look, use dry shampoo to create a creepy look straight out of the coffin.
To add extra spook to your outfit, use a porcelain coloured foundation on your face and plenty of concealer on your lips.
For quick and easy Halloween hair, wigs are the perfect answer. From Joker-esq style green to Cruella de Vil two tones – you can create the look your after without permanently changing your hair. Avoid hair slippage and an itchy scalp by using a stocking cap to contain your own locks under the wig. And, don’t be scared to style your wig a little using hairspray or gel – just don’t apply any direct heat to synthetic wigs.
Scary enough? We’d love to see your hair scares this Halloween – join us on Instagram so we can follow.
Mack Hair and Beauty is a Rugby hair and beauty salon, experienced at preparing party-goers for their latest event. Where you want a sinister colour for Halloween, a glamourous up-do for a Christmas party or hair and makeup for a winter wedding – we’ve got the team to help.