With Halloween just around the corner, it’s likely that life has gotten in the way of you putting together a costume. Fortunately, there are so many quick and easy costumes that can come out of a simple hair style! Once you have that foundation, you can have fun with it. Here are a few hairstyles that you can use with a variety of costumes!
Whether you’re embodying a cartoon animal or taking a whimsical approach to the real thing, try putting your hair into two neat buns on the top of your head to simulate ears. This quick hairstyle can be used for anything from a mouse to a dog, and even a deer. Simply finish off with some quick face paint and throw on a dress the color of the animal’s fur, and you’re ready to go trick or treating, and the Halloween party!
Who doesn’t love the ease of putting their hair up in a bun? Pop some curls in with a curling iron or no-heat hair curlers, and throw it up in a bun or ponytail. If you have a fun red bandana to match your lips, tie it around your head for a playful vintage look. This hairstyle can also be used to channel Rosie the Riveter, the iconic woman of World War II. Complete the look with a cute vintage dress and pop on some winged eyeliner.
To channel the free spirit of the sixties and seventies, style your hair straight, making sure to use a heat protector in your hair. Accessorize with a flower crown that you can make yourself with some hot glue and faux flowers from the dollar store. Keep your makeup light to embrace the natural hippie lifestyle. Throw on some tie dye and peace signs, and you’re ready to go out the door!
When all else fails, grab the cat ears
There is no shame in this tried and tested costume. Every year, there is at least one cat at every Halloween party, but it’s for a good reason! This costume can go cute to flirty with just a few outfit options. All you really need to do is create a sleek look with your hair, whether it’s bouncy curls or straight strands. Grab that kitty-eared headband and paint on a nose and whiskers. Voila!