8 Easy Halloween Hairstyles
Why pop for an expensive prepackaged Halloween costume when it’s simple to whip up one of your own? Here you’ll find the how-tos for eight easy Halloween hairstyles: Let them inspire you to dive into DIY costume-making headfirst (so to speak). Looking for more ideas? See Easy Halloween Costumes.
Apply mousse to damp hair. Blow-dry, tousling with your fingers. Make a loose center part.
Using a curling wand, wind a section of hair away from your face. The wand doesn’t have a clamp, so it creates smoother curls (no weird crimps) on long hair. Pause for 20 to 30 seconds, then gently slide hair off. Repeat all over.
Run your fingers through the ringlets to separate them into bigger waves. Spritz with hair spray to help them hold their shape.
Part your hair horizontally with a comb from the top of one ear to the other. (Stick the upper portion in a clip for the moment.) Tie back the bottom half tightly in an elastic just below the crown.
Unclip the upper section. Gather it
into another elastic, right above the first one.
Wrap a strand of hair from one of the tailsaround both elastics. Secure with a bobby pin.
Pull hair back into a low side ponytail just behind your ear. Secure with an elastic.
Separate a 2-inch-wide section from the ponytail. Braid it.
Pull the braid aside and wind the rest of the ponytail around its base. Anchor with hairpins.
Wrap the braid around the bun. Pin the ends into the underside.
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Spritz the hair with volumizer. Use a comb to part the hair across the back of the head, from ear to ear. Gather the top section of hair at the crown, twist it one time, and secure with hairpins.
Gather the bottom section of the hair at the nape of the neck. Twist it in a column upward, so that the ends stick up.
Grasp the column of hair and tuck it underneath itself in the direction of the twist. Secure the hair along the twist with bobby pins. Finish with a misting of hair spray.
Using your hands, work a golf ball–size dollop of mousse through dry hair. Finger-tousle hair for fullness.
Gather strands under one ear. Braid, and secure with an elastic.
Pull the back section of curly hair into a ponytail at the crown of your head, leaving the pieces around your hairline loose. Secure with an elastic.
Twist the ponytail upward. Anchor it to the back of your head with bobby pins.
Sweep the front section of hair back toward the twist. Pin with bobby pins (a few tendrils may fall out).
Slip in a pretty comb. Secure it in the back of the updo.
Prep dry hair with setting spray. This will ensure that the final look lasts.
Part your hair down the middle in back, then twist the hair on each side of the part tightly toward your nape. Hold each twist in place with an elastic at the base of your neck.
Hide both elastics with a strand of hair from each ponytail. Secure the wrapped strands with a bobby pin. (The bobby pin will also help keep the twists from unfurling).
Create a center part. Aim for one about three inches long.
For volume at the crown, lift that section and spritz it with hair spray. Follow by blasting that hair with a dryer (or, in a pinch, just tease it).
Sweep hair into a ponytail and secure it with an elastic. (Tip: Look down when you make the ponytail so the back of your hair is smooth, not bumpy.) Take a piece of hair from the underside of the tail, wrap it around the base, and pin the end.