Halloween is only a month away! Have you decided on your look for this year? If the thought of putting together a head-to-toe costume is more terrifying than your average haunted house, look no further than right here!
We are all about Halloween hairdos at Time Business News. If you still get flashbacks to having to stand up for a whole Halloween party thanks to that cardboard box robot costume you wore when you were six, these scary hair options are for you! With no need for a hot glue gun, yards of fabric or face paint that is not as easily removed as it claims, you can have a spooktastic time with a few clever twists on easy hairstyles.
Whether you are five or fifty five, part of you still wants to grow up to be a mermaid! Luckily getting mermaid hair is one of the easiest looks you can whip out this Halloween. First, get your hands on some temporary hair dye.
When we tried out this look, we used the Lavender, Peachy Coral and Bubblegum temporary hair colour sprays from Crazy Color.
Next, section your hair into inch-long segments and divide each into three, working from the back of your neck up to the top of your crown. Now start alternating and layering your colours! Finish the look with gentle waves for that free-spirited mermaid look, bonus points if you accessorise with a starfish hair clip or two.
The spider bun
The starting point for this arachnid effect is a good quality bun, either on the very top of your head or high up on the back of your head. Use a hair bun shaper to get a good solid shape for maximum effect. Now that you have created your spider’s body, it is time to add some features.
Pipe cleaners make the ideal legs. Insert the ends of the pipe cleaners into the bun and then bend to make them leg-like. If you want to amp up the look, why not twist 2 normal pipe cleaners around a fuzzy one to give a hairy look to your spider legs? Add googly eyes to a large pompom for your spider’s head and stick it on a hair clip or hair grip (ok, a hot glue gun is ideal for this). Add your spider head to your bun body, and you are all set!
The Medusa Look
Get Greek with this next look. First of all, you will need to source some different sized rubber snakes. Check out the party bag section of party supply shops for inexpensive ones.
Once you have your snakes, it’s time to make a nest for them. Section your hair into four pieces. Use a french pleat style on the two sections closest to the front of your head and a standard pleat on the two back sections. Wrap your hair pleats over and under each other and securely pin them to your head. When you are happy with your Grecian-Esque look, insert the snakes into your hair for a look that is sure to turn heads rather than people into stone!
Pouring a glass of fizzy pop
If spooky is not quite your style, give this look a try. You will need to get your hands on an empty bottle of pop. If you have dark hair, look for Coca-Cola, blondies should grab a bottle of Lilt or Lemon Fanta, while redheads should give Irn Bru or Red Kola a try.
The trick here is to make it look like your hair is the juice pouring out of the bottle. Make a small hole in the side of the bottle that is big enough for your hair to fit through. Now tie your hair up in a ponytail. Experiment with the placement of your ponytail. Depending on your hair length, a side ponytail may work better than a high ponytail.
Once you are happy with the position, pull your hair into the bottle via the hole and out of the mouth of the bottle. Use a chopstick or pencil to swirl the hair in the bottle around to make it look fuller if needed.
If you want to go the extra mile, stick a paper cup to your shoulder to make it look like your hair is pouring into it.
Braid with ribbons
Our last look is a little more subtle than the rest of them. It’s the perfect option for when you want to celebrate all hallows but also have the type of job that frowns on fake blood and vampire teeth. Get ribbons in suitably Halloween-y colours: orange, purple, black etc., and braid them into your hair.
Keep It easy by adding ribbons to strands of your hair in standard pleats or french braids, but if you have a little extra time, try your hand at a corset braid. Full disclosure, you will need pretty long hair for this look, but boy, does it look impressive!
There you have it, five looks that could easily crown you queen of Halloween and not an uncomfortable bodysuit in sight! Give them a try, and don’t forget to share your pictures in the comments!