Halloween is lurking just around the corner... And while your costume and makeup is key to your overall look, mastering the right hairstyle to go along with it is an absolute must.
If you're struggling to find a hairstyle that meets the spooky but still stylish vibe you're going for, we've put together some hair inspiration and tutorials that are to die for!
You may be playing dead and lifeless for the day, but your hair certainly doesn't have to! Pair your skeleton makeup with a high-volume textured style that’s bone-chillingly good.
As a bonus, this hairstyle is simple to create and requires just a couple of key products.
Create this Look
- Wash and dry hair with your favourite Percy & Reed shampoo (our Volume collection would work well here)
- Spritz Beyond the Beach Texture Spray onto damp hair and blow dry or allow to dry naturally.
- Use a diffuser on naturally curly hair, or a heated tong on 2-inch sections of straighter hair to create waves.
- Backcomb to create volume then spritz with Session Hold Hairspray to keep everything in place.
The ultimate glossy locks to lure in your prey from miles away. This vampire look is one you can really sink your teeth into. Create high shine from the start by using the right products in the shower and then head out into the night and prepare to ensnare...
Create this Look
- Get a head start on gleaming hair by washing with Really Rather Radiant Divine Shine Shampoo followed by Really Rather Radiant Divine Shine Conditioner.
- Prep hair for styling using Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm - use 3-5 pumps, adjusting the amount to suit your hair length and texture, and apply.
- Then for added gloss-factor, apply 2-4 pumps of Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Treatment Oil+, to towel-dried hair from root to tip.
- Blow-dry hair with a large barrel brush, and then use straightening irons to smooth sections and create shape.
Salon secret! For that glass-like finish add a spritz of Eau My Goodness Shine & Fragrance Mist. Time to go knock ‘em dead.
Scary never looked so good… Haunting enough to send shivers down your spine, this look is all about the eyes and face, but the hair is the finishing touch. Pull hair away from the face to show off all that amazing makeup then create a textured bun to add to the spooky effect. Plus, if you’re going for an even more magical look, you could use our gorgeous Glitter Glow Spray.
Create this Look
- Start by prepping the hair with Beyond the Beach Texture Spray - apply liberally from roots to end to give a great foundation.
- Blow-dry hair to allow texture spray to work then use Session Hold Hairspray to give shine and help with control.
- Use a paddle brush to brush hair up towards the crown of the head and grab into a high ponytail. Fix with a hairband.
- Use a bun ring (if you have one) and slide the ring down to the base of the ponytail
- Apply No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo for texture and shine and lightly spray through the ponytail.
- Backcomb to cover the bun by taking 3 or 4 sections of hair - hold loosely in hands - then brush comb through backward.
- Take the now-textured hair and use long pins to loosely fix the hair around the bun. If you have longer hair, leave some of your locks looser and pin strands to the front of the hair.
- Spray on Glitter Glow Spray for some sparkly drama and add spooky accessories to complete your look!
Day of the Dead
Celebrating Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) on the 1st of November as well as Halloween? This hair look will give you the edge you're looking for.
A quiff is a fun addition to any outfit but looks particularly good when you’ve got some detailed makeup you want to draw attention too.
This is one of the trickiest looks on the list to complete as it requires crimpers. Don’t have a pair? You can try using our Dry Instant Volumising Spray and backcombing hair to add more lift to roots!
You can do this whether you’ve got long hair or short hair (read to the end of the tutorial to find out how).
Create this Look
- After washing hair, use Up Up and Away Root Lift Mousse and rake through the hair to prep for the next stage. Blow-dry.
- Section off the top third of hair. This is the part you want to use to create the quiff, and a good quiff should ideally be very wide!
- Take the first section at the front of the hair (about 1 inch) and pin it to one side. This is the section that will act as our cover for all the padding we are going to create.
- Take a second section, again about 1-inch thick and spray with Session Hold Hairspray lightly to help with strength and heat protection.
- Use a set of crimpers and start crimping as close to your scalp as possible. The crimp will help with padding for the quiff.
- Take another 1-inch section and place to one side, then take the next section and crimp this (so you are crimping sections alternatively). Go right through to the crown using this method.
- Take a paddle brush and brush gently through the crimp and then backcomb all sections to create more volume.
- Smooth down the sides using a 10p-sized dollop of Flawless Finishing Polish. Rub it into palms and then lightly go all through the sides, smoothing down. Pin to secure.
Salon secret! Give the illusion of a shorter haircut! Grab the length of your hair at the nape of the next, twist back on itself, take a geisha pin and place through the twist.
- Spray Session Hold Hairspray liberally over the style to secure in place.
- To create a sleeker look for your quiff use a little extra Finishing Polish and lightly spread over your quiff cover. Spray with Oh-So Smooth Frizz Fixer to get rid of any flyaways.
If you're headed to a fancy Halloween ball and want to look more elegant than alarming, a Victorian-era woman all draped black is a good way to go. Think Lady in Black meets Weeping Widow. To complete this eerie style, an elegant beehive style up-do with a fishtail works especially well.
Create this Look
- Use No-Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo as a styler and work it through your hair. This will give their hair a matte feel and create nice texture.
- Divide hair into sections. Section off the front of the hair from the rest of your locks (where you'll be creating your fishtail). Separate some strands on each side of the temples to create tendrils.
- Working on the beehive first, take this front section and apply a little more dry shampoo. Backcomb the roots to give a nice cushion to work with. Smooth over the front of the hair to hide the back brushing. Pin in place to secure.
- Pull the hair at the back up into a ponytail (being careful to gather the ends of the beehive without pulling on it too much) and spray your brush with Session Hold Hairspray before brushing through to give control and form hair.
- Secure the hair with a tie to give a good base. Now it's time to create the fishtail! Spray hairspray onto fingers to add control as you work.
- Separate hair into two even sections. Take a half-inch piece from the outside of one section and pull it over and across, joining it to the inside of the other. Repeat the process on the other side. Continue this method along the length of your hair then tie it off.
- Spray all over with hairspray to finish.