Halloween Hair & Makeup Ideas
Spooky hairstyles and makeup are a fun way to complete your Halloween costume. Or in some cases if you don’t have a costume, or don’t really feel like wearing one, hair and make up can be a great alternative to dressing up. You can go as simple as adding a creepy hair accessory. Or as elaborate as brewing a cauldron of bright hair colour and summoning an undead up style… complete with extra eyeballs!
Toady I’m sharing with you some creative Halloween hair, makeup and costume ideas to help inspire you for this years night of horror.
“When hair colours are haunting and the styles make you scream,
May your hair raising look be the horror of Halloween.” – Anya Goy
6 Ways to have temporarily bright hair for Halloween…
Haunting Halloween hair colour is great fun, from pumpkin spice or graveyard grey to blood soaked reds. Here are some ideas for temporarily colourful looks…
Most Halloween shops or dollar variety stores will have coloured hairspray (including glitter sparys) to instantly change your locks. However these sprays will dry very hard, but every colourful strand will stay in place. They are easy to shampoo out, but be careful if you have blonde hair, as sometimes they can leave a stain.
Colourful wigs are easy to get your hands on this time of year, and are a great way to completely transform your look, not just in colour, but in length and texture as well.
Hair chalk is easy to use (just slide the product on dry hair) and you don’t have to worry about stickiness or buildup — you can still brush your hair or wear it down without it getting stiff. While the product is easy to rinse out with shampoo, it also has a tendency to rub/flake off on your clothes if you don’t put hairspray over it. Most come in small compacts (like eyeshadow) that’s easy to carry with you if you need touch-ups while your at the party.
4. Semi-Permanent Direct Dye
If you’ve got a few parties on and want your hair colour to last a few weeks, and already have blonde/highlighted hair, then I suggest using a direct dye. Stay with lighter/pastel colours so as to ensure the colour washes out after 2-4 washes. The good thing with direct dyes is that your hair won’t feel hard (like the spray) or flaking off (like hair chalk). I suggest using the brand Crazy Colour for a temporarily colour and mixing a bit of silicone free conditioner to dilute the colour and make sure it’s light enough.
5. Clip-In Extensions
For a completely risk-free experience, try clip-on hair extensions that you can simply take out when the night is over (no shampooing needed).
Halloween Hair Accessories to Die For…
Using head bands and hair accessories is another way to add some spooky to your Halloween hairstyle. Check out these skeleton hand hair clips.
Alexandra Merino designs and makes all her own costumes, and her Halloween looks are spellbinding. This lady knows how to accessorise a costume! Bats, eyeballs, pumpkin, spiders and skeleton… she is the queen of Halloween.
These Skeleton Hands Headband (some glow under UV lights!) are hand crafted by Janine Basil. She makes lots of other spooky hair accessories, from bats to bones! You can see more of her work and buy them here: www.janinebasil.com
Creative monster makeup opens up pandoras box of unlimited creepy options . This “Trick or Treat” hair and makeup design by Rose Shock is a perfect example of hair and makeup working together to create a creepy look, even without a costume.
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“Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot! I see no reason, Why Gunpowder and Treason, Should ever be forgot!”
Welcome to a Guy Fawkes/bonfire night special! Lets bring out the sparklers, and light up the night with some explosive hair styles and fiery colours…
When people think of fire, most would jump for a bottle of red dye. But if we think outside the box and look at flames and fireworks, the ‘Wow’ factor comes from this explosion of light in the dark. To play with the the of use of light, UV/black light reactive hair dye is an amazing way to create hair that literally glows in the dark! Dyes like Special Effects “Napalm Orange” and Manic Panic’s “Electric Banana” glow under UV light, giving your fiery colours by day, but then at night under a black light you will get an stunning effect like glowing embers.
Stylist Veronika Kozachenok, Makeup/hair artist Natalia Oginskaya and photographer Shelukhin Gregory teamed up to create these stunning images all lit with UV light. Black light reactive makeup and hair make these glowing shots look like the streams of light caught on camera from sparklers and catherine wheels. While the lose curls looks like lava glowing as it flows.
For a day time look for fiery hair colours, don’t just stop at one red colour. Flames have many tones and using a combination such as burning orange and a glowing yellow will give the hair multi dimensional colour. If you have long, layered hair and want to style your hair straight and down I suggest your do these colours in foils to create flaming steaks of colour. This look is best shown off with movement, so flick your hair or headbang like Hayley Williams while listening to Semi Precious Weapons’ “Her Hair is on Fire.”.
However for truly flaming hair that mimics the movement, twist and flicker of fire apply red/orange/yellow with the ombre technique, rather than foiled streaks. Start with the darkest colour (red or darkest orange) on the roots and blend out to bright orange, then yellow on the tips. Don’t forget to blend so you don’t end up with band marks. The more random the better.
Then go curl crazy with your curling tongs… or for bigger/loser curls do twists with your GHD. Back comb the roots to give as much hight and body as you like. Flip your head upside down and hairspray it all to give hold and volume. You can leave it down and wild, with movement and bounce, so it’s like flames licking around your face and falling around your shoulders. Alternatively you can pin it all up on your head to look like fire flickering up into the night sky. Check out model Irene Yuen (aka Looooo)‘s up-style for inspiration.
For short hair, such as a fohawk style, tease the hair up and go mad with the hairspray, this style work’s great as you can see the ombre colour blend in action.
Of course, as with any colourful look, you have to go all the way and do the makeup to match! Check out this fire makeup tutorial by Eva Di Martino (aka. PureBlackLove). Hope you have an awesome bonfire night! Note: Thanks to JellyFish Queen for suggesting a blog post on fiery hair for bonfire night!