Halloween is a great time to dye your hair and have some fun with it, whether it’s Halloween wigs, spray colour, clip-ins extensions, hair falls or hair dyes…
Halloween. Time for pumpkins, trick-or-treat, broomsticks, bonfires, toffee apples, costume parties and best of all… wild hair colour! So here are some ideas and tips for Halloween hair styles to help you get in the mood and prepare for your party…
Witch Halloween hairstyles?
Traditionally witch’s hair has always been black or green, but if you want to try something different with your hair dye this Halloween, here are a few suggestions.
White witch hair: For this ‘good girl gone bad’ look, bleach your hair up to blonde and use the Fudge Dye ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ to get that pure white colour. (Note: NEVER bleach your hair to white, it will fall out.) Alternatively for a no commitment option use a wig or synthetic hair such as Kanekalon to create a look similar to Ophelia-Overdose’s below…
Halloween hairstyles tip: If you decide you want to dye your hair black for a classic witch, I would recommend you only use semi-permanent (e.g. 2-3 washes). Permanent black is a massive commitment and should only be removed by a professional.
Pumpkin witch hair: For this cheeky Halloween character, dye your hair orange and add some streaks of black around the front, or if you want something more subtle and have naturally dark hair, just add a streak of orange to the fringe. Or for a total pumpkin head check out Jacky-Hell-Oween’s hair design below. If you want to try this yourself I suggest you dye the hair orange first. Then use a spray on temporary black hair spray colour. Then do a home made cut out stencil to create the clean lines in the eye and the mouth.
Thirsty for Vampire hair…
Black hair with a white stripe is the classic vampire hair. For something more modern, try flowing, red, fiery hair.
Lovers of gothic vampire hairstyles take note… did you know that during the Middle Ages it was believed that red hair and green eyes were the sign of a vampire?
Red is the one colour that can make the crossover from the realm of natural hair colours to alternative colour. If you want to stand out and fancy red, try a more vibrant dye – like Special Effects ‘Blood Red’.
If you’re not so daring but you like red, how about dyeing the tips of your hair red, so it looks like they have been dipped in blood?
Halloween hairstyles tip: The great thing with just dyeing the ends of your hair is that they are easily trimmed off later if you have work or school to go back to.
Movie-based ideas for Halloween hairstyles
Film characters are always a favourite at Halloween fancy dress parties. So here are some ideas for film characters with fantastic colourful hair…
Tim Burton’s films have some wonderful characters that make for perfect halloween costumes. ‘Alice in Wonderland’ has some wonderful hair inspiration. The Mad Hatter with his fantastically curly and fluorescent orange hair. Cheshire Cat’s glowing stripy fur and White Queens snowy locks are perfect for Halloween fancy dress parties. Above are my own take on these three characters. The Mad Hatter hairstyle was braided after being dyed a blood orange shade, then the braids were left in overnight. Once the braids were taken out, the hair was brushed out and then teased with hairspray to create the Mad Hatter ‘s wild look.
The Corpse Bride (Emily) played by Helena Bonham Carter in Tim Burton’s animated film is a wonderful character for a more classic Halloween costume. Her flowing, midnight blue hair gives her that creepy, cold, undead look. Use True Blue Raw Hair Dye to get this cool hair colour.
Why so serious? The Joker as played by Heath Ledger in ‘Dark Night’ has the most sinister, matted, washed-out lime-green hair. Get his wicked look with Directions ‘Apple Green’ Semi-Permanent Hair Dye.
Whatever you decide to go for, I hope you have a happy Halloween!
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