Fall may feel as though it just began, but Halloween is right around the corner...which means you only have a few weeks left to figure out what you’re going to be this year. As much as we love any excuse to dress up, coming up with a killer costume can be surprisingly daunting. Since haunted houses are the only thing that is supposed to be scary on Halloween, we’ve gone and done the hard work for you.
We came up with five easy Halloween hairstyles so simple, anyone can pull them off! Whether you pair them with an over-the-top costume or let your dark brown hair speak for itself, you’re going to be scarily obsessed with these haunted hairstyles.
5 Simple Halloween Hairstyles
Just because you're the queen of the underworld doesn't mean you have to have bad hair. To begin, part your hair horizontally near the nape of your neck to create a small section. Working with 2-inch sections at a time, pass your flat iron over the section, flipping it back and forth to create a loose wave. Continue creating waves with 2-inch sections until you’ve completed the entire segment and set your waves with L’Oréal Professionnel’sTecni.Art Infinium 4 High-Hold Hairspray before moving on to the next segment.
Make another horizontal part about 2-inches above the first part. This time, working with 2-inch sections, use a 1-inch curling iron to create tight waves. Continue creating waves until you complete the entire segment and set each section with Tecni.Art Infinium 4 High-Hold Hairspray. Repeat these steps, alternating between your flat iron and curling iron until you’ve completed your entire head. Once your entire mane is done, set your look and create additional texture with L’Oréal Professionnel'sTecni.Art Next Day Hair Finishing Spray.
This spooky signature hairstyle is so easy you'll be able to pull it off in a *snap snap*. To begin, use the pointy end of a fine-tooth comb to part your hair down the middle from your hairline to the nape of your next. Then, use a large paddle brush to brush any snags and snarls out of your mane and spray your detangled strands with Redken Triple Pure 32 High-Hold Hairspray. Working with one section at a time, craft a simple three-strand braid and secure the braid with a hair elastic.
Not sure how to create a three-strand braid? Check out our tutorial: How To Braid Hair: Tips, Steps, And More
Repeat the same steps on the remaining section, and set your look with Triple Pure 32 High-Hold Hairspray.
Make Halloween day the one where her hair looks perfect. For this look, it’s best to begin with freshly washed, damp hair. Spritz Redken United One Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray throughout your damp strands and use a blow dryer to rough dry your hair. Then, section off your hair and blow dry each section with a round brush. Once you’ve blow-dried your entire mane, set your look with Redken Triple Pure 32 High-Hold Hairspray. Wear your hair down, or it up in a claw clip for a true ‘90s style.
With a hairstyle this hot, who has time to be bothered by the cold? For this look, it’s best to start with day-two hair. Prep your hair with Matrix Style Link Texture Builder Finish Spray. Then, section off your hair and use a 1-inch curling iron to curl 2-inch sections of your hair. Continue curling your mane until you’ve finished your entire head. Gently rake your fingers through the curls and spray more Style Link Texture Builder Finish Spray throughout your mane.
Then section off the top half of your hair, brush your hair straight back, and craft a French braid. Secure the braid with a hair elastic and pancake it for a voluminous effect. Then, grab a smaller section to the left or right of the first braid and craft a small fishtail braid.
Not sure how to create a fishtail or French braid? Check out our tutorials: How To Style A Half-Up Fishtail Braid: An Easy Step-By-Step Guide and How To French Braid Your Hair: The Complete Beginner’s Tutorial
Secure the braid with a hair elastic and pancake for a voluminous effect. Repeat the same steps on the opposite side of the first braid. Once all of your braids are secure, set your look in place with Matrix Total Results High Amplify Flexible Hold Hairspray.
Once you become obsessed with these space buns, there's no going back! To begin horizontally and secure the lower section with a few hair clips. Then, part the top half of your hair down the middle. Working with one side at a time, spray the section with Mizani’s HRM Humidity Resistant Hair Spray and craft a ponytail. Secure the ponytail with a hair elastic. Repeat the same steps on the opposite side. Then, working with one ponytail at a time, spray the section with Mizani’s Lived In Finishing Spray and use a fine-tooth comb to backcomb the section.
Not sure how to backcomb hair? Check out our guide: How To Tease Hair In 9 Steps
Then, wrap the section around itself to create a space bun and secure it with a bobby pin. Repeat the same steps on the opposite side. Spray the lower section of your hair with Lived In Finishing Spray to create more texture and place bedazzled hair pins all over the front of your hair for an intergalactic final touch.
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