Halloween is all about transformation—playing with exaggerated hair and makeup that feels nothing like your everyday look. Half the fun of Halloween is in getting ready, and a good costume deserves an amazing hair style to bring it fully to life. This October 31st, take a cue from the sexy styles of the past and turn yourself into a historic bombshell. We’ve pulled together three classic costume ideas inspired by hairstyles from the past, with simple Halloween hair ‘how-to’s’ to make the pre-party prep the least scary part of your night.
Nothing says glamour like a 1920’s flapper with a Great Gatsby-esque finger wave bob. Get the look by parting your hair in line with the arch in your left eyebrow and separating your hair into three sections: the front, the crown (which you can pin up into a bun and clip), and the bottom (which you'll need to put into two pig tails). Using a wide barrel curling iron, curl the front section in inch-wide sections of hair around your hairline, pinning each curl until it cools. Tease the bottom pig tails with your hands, one at a time, to create volume for the crown section of your hair to be layered over. Pull the teased pigtails together and secure them with bobby pins. Let your curls down and gently brush them out using a boar bristle brush, stopping when you get the desired finger wave that frames your face perfectly. Pin up any loose hanging tendrils. Gather and pin the hair from the front section, tucking it up under itself and bobby pinning it to give you a faux bob look all the way around. Use Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin+ Volume & Texture H20 Free Hairspray to keep everything in place. To complete the full flapper look, add a sparkly headband or feather and you’re done!
Pin Up Girl
The ever-sexy pin-up girl is a 1950’s icon and such a fun role to play on Halloween. Start by prepping your hair with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin+ Volume & Texture H20 Free Hairspray. Pull the front section of your hair into a slight pompadour. Twist and secure with a bobby pin. Brush your remaining hair smooth and gather into a ponytail. Backcomb the underside interior of your hair and roll the ends under and in an upward motion to create a bun. Pin hair at the base of the bun and along the sides as needed. Finish with more Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Biotin+ Volume & Texture H20 Free Hairspray and tie a scarf around your head.
The bohemian babes of the 1960’s have inspired generation after generation with their effortless style and beauty. Channel your inner peace-loving goddess and go as a hippie this Halloween. Spray your clean, damp hair liberally with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Elastin Curls & Moisture Soft Tousle Spray and let it air-dry. Once it’s dried into the perfect messy, care-free texture, grab random one inch sections of hair, and braid them tightly for tiny braids that blend into the rest of your hair. Top your ‘do with a gorgeous flower crown or headband and voila, you’re a flower child.
This Halloween, take some inspiration from the past and design your costume around one of the most iconic hairstyles in history. Grab your Schwarzkopf products and the perfect decade-appropriate accessories and you’ll be looking BOO-tiful!