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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Sugar Skull Hair and Makeup
The Mexican holiday ‘Day of the Dead’ is most famous for the decorative Sugar Skulls. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. The holiday is a day for honouring their deceased loved ones. Sugar Skulls are colourful, vibrant part of the festivities and represents the past ancestors of Mexico. They are used to decorate altars and can also be eaten. The iconic design uses bright colours and flower patterns. The meaning of Sugar Skulls is not only to remember the dead, but also to overcome the fear of death and celebrate life.
People in Mexico also wear traditional skull masks, and the tradition of painting faces to look like a skull has grown up as a variation to this. The wearing of masks has been a powerful symbol throughout traditional cultures, of the ability of humans to get in touch with their darker, chaotic side.
The iconic Sugar Skull design has in more recent years been picked up in popular culture, with the trend of Sugar Skull tattoo designs and in fashion with floral skull print designs. Artists reinventions of the vibrant designs have added more intricate details and modern elements. Its has also become a popular halloween (All Saints’ Eve) costume, as a ‘beautiful’ skeleton alternative.
This is my interpretation: Sugar Skull hair and makeup, with colours to suggest the cold of death and the warmth of life.
The colours I used for the Sugar Skull hair were Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise and Affinage Colour Grenades Manic Magenta. The hair was teased and sprayed with Hairspray Addict – Color Brightening & Shine Hairspray then pinned to intermix the colours, add texture and create a feel of chaos.
I kept to a simpler Sugar Skull makeup design, using corresponding colours to the hair in the iconic floral eyes. The mouth had a touch of Tim Burton influence. I used Stargazer “Eye Dust”- 22 for the outer blue shade and then for the inner purple colour I used Bella Pierre mineral makeup colour pigments. I have the 9 shades stack called “Iris” and I mixed the bright pink and the dark purple in this colour stack to create this more magenta shade you see here. All the black was done with a mix of liquid and pencil eye-liner.
With bright hair I like to use black backgrounds to make the colours pop, but in this case it was also a great way to remove the neck and shoulders by covering them with black fabric. Then in editing it was easy to clean up and make the head appear to be a floating isolated skull, adding the final touch of eeriness to the look.
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