Halloween Hairstyle Do’s and Don’ts
Halloween is just around the corner. It’s the season of pumpkin spice, trick-or-treating, elaborate costumes, and all things spooky. If you love to go all out for your costume, your hairstyle is a crucial part of the ensemble.
While looking for the perfect Halloween hairstyle, don’t do anything that you’ll regret once the holiday is over. Follow these do’s and don’ts to complete your costume without damaging your hair.
Do: Be careful when applying color
Use coloring products that are safe for your hair rather than cheap alternatives that can leave lasting damage. Be sure to read all the instructions before applying. Wait until after your costume is on, at least any part that needs to go over your head, before adding color to your hair. This way you’ll avoid rubbing the newly applied color onto your costume!
Do: Use backcombing for texture
It can be tempting to use lots of hairspray for texturing your hair but this can cause unnecessary damage. Instead of overusing product, backcomb your hair for that added texture. Whether you’re looking to add body for a wicked witch or rocking an 80s style, you can achieve that look without using too much product.
Do: Use conditioner afterward
Maintaining a good hair care routine is essential! Give your hair a little extra love if you’re doing anything out of the ordinary with it for your Halloween style. Now that you’ve textured, colored, and teased your hair, take proper care to avoid permanent damage. At the end of the night, you can either leave the conditioner you normally use in for longer or use a deep conditioner to protect your locks from damage.
Do: Bring what you need to fix your hair throughout the night
Don’t let the fear of ruining your perfect hairdo keep you from enjoying the night. Things to bring with you are extra elastics, bobby pins, hairspray, a comb, and anything else you need to maintain your look. It’s much easier to slip into a bathroom to touch up your hair than it is to explain why your ensemble looks like a mess!
Do: A test run
If your hairstyle is essential to your costume, try a test run a few nights before. You’ll learn how to achieve the style you’re looking for and discover if you need any other tools or products to make it work.
Do: Look for tutorials
Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube are the perfect places to find inspiration for costumes and hairstyles. There are many DIY social media pages that you can gain inspiration from. You may even consider sharing your own tutorial as you discover tips and tricks while creating your Halloween costume!
Don’t: Leave it overnight
It doesn’t matter how late you get home: wash, condition, and comb out your hair! Waiting to do this till the next morning may cause damage. Avoid the mess of tangles and color bleed onto your pillowcase by taking care of your hair right when you get home.
Don’t: Overdo it with the product
Sometimes less is more. If your hairstyle requires hairspray, color, or any other product, make sure not to overdo it. When doing your practice run, use as little of these products as possible and see how the style holds throughout the night.
Don’t: Make a permanent change you’ll regret
If you’re looking to make a big change to your hair, Halloween may be the perfect time to make the leap! If so, you’ll want any permanent color, length, or texture changes to be made in a salon. Before you make a drastic change, make sure you’re ready to commit.
Don’t: Experiment with products that may not be safe for hair
Don’t let one night do lasting damage to your hair. Before using any product on your hair, first make sure it is safe to use and will not harm your hair.
Halloween is the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new! Go all out with your costume this year without doing lasting damage to your hair. You can follow our blog for more hairstyle and makeup tips and tricks all year long. If you’re looking to make big changes to your hair this year, stop by our Keune Academy by 124 salon and meet with one of our talented students!*
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