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How To Style Groovy '70s Disco Hair For Your Halloween Costume

26 September 2018
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Jessie Amato

Junior Beauty Editor

October is quickly approaching, which means Halloween is right around the corner. Each year, we obsess over finding the best costume and making sure our hair and makeup coordinate perfectly with our chosen look. Much like the hairstyles we’ve been seeing on the runways this year, looks from past decades are totally inspiring us for Halloween. With the help of Redken, we’ve got your ‘70s Halloween costume on lock.

Looking to try a throwback hairstyle for your next Halloween costume? Sean Godard, Redken artist and brand ambassador, takes us through how to become a 1970s disco diva step by step. Whether you have dark brown hair or a chestnut hair color, this ‘70s Halloween costume hair is bound to look amazing on you. 

What you’ll need for ‘70s Halloween costume hair:

With the help of a few basic tools, a disco diva hairstyle is easy to achieve. All you’ll need is a large paddle brush, some hairpins, a 2-inch curling iron, clip-in hairpiece, and a few staple Redken products. 

Prep your hair.

First thing’s first: You’re going to want to prep your hair before you begin styling. For this look, you can start with freshly washed hair or detangled second-day hair. Since you’re going to be heat styling, the latter may work best to hold your curls all day long. If your second-day strands need a bit of a refresher before styling, apply a spritz of the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo. Brush through your hair with a large paddle brush to help remove any knots. Once your strands are smooth and snarl-free, spray Redken Iron Shape 11 throughout your entire mane. This lightweight thermal heat protection hairspray is perfect for use with flat irons and curling irons up to 450 degrees to protect your hair, add shine, and reduce frizz.

Curl, curl, curl.

Once your hair is prepped, it’s time to start curling. Since this look is inspired by the ‘70s, loose, voluminous ringlets are the end goal. Using your 2-inch curling iron, style narrow sections of hair. Be sure to twist the iron toward the back of your head for the sections that frame your face.

Pro tip: Once you release each section from the iron, roll the curl back up to the top of your head and pin it in place. This trick will help hold the curl while you finish styling the rest of your hair. Once all the curls are pinned, let them cool down completely before you move to the next step.

Set and perfect your curls.

Once you remove all of the curls from the pins, use a few spritzes of Redken Wind Blown 05 Dry Texturizing Hairspray. Lightly brush through the curls as you spray to loosen them up.

Next, spray Redken Triple Take 32 onto the large paddle brush and gently sweep through each curl to soften the look. The hairspray on the brush helps maintain the curls’ shape while taming flyaways. 

Add the perfect ‘70s touch.

What’s a ‘70s hairstyle without feathered bangs? If you’re not ready to commit to feathered bangs for the long haul, don’t panic. Clip-in extensions or a hairpiece are a great way to add temporary fringe to the look.

Now that you’ve mastered 1970s disco diva hair, perfect your costume with a long, sparkly dress and hoop earrings.

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