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3 Spooky Halloween Hair & Make Up Ideas

That spooky time of year is slowly crawling toward us again so it’s time to start thinking about how to make a statement this Halloween with your hair and makeup. Whether you want to go all out with special effects gore and guts, or if you prefer a scary but cute vibe, there are so many hair and makeup products on the market to help you achieve the perfect Halloween costume. At Additional Lengths we’re gearing up for Halloween by revisiting old classic costumes and considering ways to bring them up to date. Read ahead for our top three Halloween hair and makeup ideas to get your creative mind ticking!

Skeleton Girl

An oldie-but-goodie has to be the traditional Skeleton Halloween costume. We all have one, so that’s a great start! The art of creating skeleton makeup is to see it as face painting; using existing outlines and contours of the face to create black shadows and a white skull shape. It’s all in the detail, so spend time focusing on the mouth area where you’ll see the bare teeth, which will have real creepy impact!

For the most detailed skeleton makeup tutorial we’ve seen, check out the video below from makeup artist Giulianna Maria.

When it comes to styling your Halloween hair, take spooky skeletal inspiration from Lady Gaga by opting for a really high ponytail with long luscious lengths. A clip in ponytail will add instant length to your hair, building the look even further. The clip in ponytail is easy to attach to the hair and comfortable to wear for a Halloween party! Opt for the same or similar shade to your own hair colour, or alternatively, select a contrasting colour to add to your crazy skeleton look. Dress in a black trouser suit with a white shirt and a bow tie to completely imitate the ‘Born This Way’ video image, or find a skeleton-style onesie from a costume shop to suit your preferences.

Vampire Goddess

For horror with a touch of glam this Halloween, a vampire goddess is the perfect character to play dress up with. The Halloween makeup for a vampire sticks to the general rule of pale skin, dark eyes and even darker lips. Extra points for the addition of pointed fangs and fake blood dripping from the side of your mouth! Get a truly undead look by also adding contact lenses and the appearance of faint veins on the face around the eyes. Swap black lipstick for a plum-coloured matte liquid lipstick and add fake eyelashes to enhance your vampire eyes.

Follow a vampire makeup tutorial from Leyla to get a Halloween makeup look you can take from house party to the dancefloor.

As the vampire goddess character suggests, everything about this look is ultra feminine and sultry; how else are you supposed to attract your food? When dressing as a vampire for Halloween, think Morticia Addams. Clothing should encompass lace or sheer fabric in dark red or black for that sensual gothic attire; a dress with long bell sleeves with a plunging neckline is a great silhouette here. To create beautiful vampiress hair, why not opt for Remi Cachet clip in hair extensions? With the stunning clip in human hair extensions you can get excellent length and luxurious hair by backcombing your hair at the crown and simply clipping in the separate wefts before blending with your own hair. Style the Remi Cachet Deluxe clip in extensions into a centre parting and use straighteners to get those smooth Morticia Addams-style locks. Dark haired ladies can add to the vampire Halloween hair look by creating a widows peak using a black or brown eyeliner.

Mystic Fortune Teller

Our final Halloween look is the mystic fortune teller which has become a popular choice in recent years. This isn’t necessarily a scary character to portray, but it’s a curious one all the same that fits in with the theme of the unusual and the eccentric! With this Halloween makeup look, play with metallic eyeshadow, dark toned ombre-style lipstick and plenty of shimmery highlighter for an ‘out of this world’ look.

Check out how Taylor Bee creates her own take on the fabulous fortune teller Halloween makeup.

Once you’ve got the hypnotic eye makeup and shimmer looking perfect for your fortune teller Halloween makeup look, dress up appropriately with a long skirt and a bardot top. Plenty of accessories is where this costume will really come alive; think lots of gold bangles, layered necklaces and hoop earrings. Coin hair accessories, such as a chain positioned across the forehead, is the perfect finishing touch. This is another Halloween hair look that requires volume for a bigger impact, so consider the reliable tape hair extensions from Remi Cachet to deliver a semi permanent hair enhancing solution. Incorporate mini braids into the hair for a bohemian hairstyle suited to any good spooky fortune teller.

No matter what looks you intend to serve up for Halloween 2018, we hope that our Halloween hair and makeup ideas have inspired you and shown how we can help with your quest for the best costume. Browse our collections of human hair extensions and hair accessories today to see the full selection of products we offer.

Trends

SS19 Hair Trends: LFW Edition

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As the dust settles on the catwalks of London Fashion Week 2018, many of us are still soaking up the beauty of the upcoming fashion trends for the next season. Without a doubt, the main focus of any runway is the latest clothing designs from the hottest brands in the world, but fashion makeup and hair has also become just as important. Today at Additional Lengths we’re recapping some of the SS19 hair trends from the fashion week events and suggesting ways to rock them as everyday hairstyles.

If you’re feeling in a bit of rut with your day-to-day hairstyle, then these SS19 hair trends are bound to perk you up with some inspiration!

Wet Look Hair

We’ll start off with the SS19 hair trend that you may want to only experiment with after a shower before reaching for the blow dryer. Calvin Klein sent models down his ‘Jaw’s themed runway with incredibly wet hair that dripped down from the ends onto the clothes, with many models displaying damp tendrils of hair clinging to their face. Hairstylist Sam McKnight was behind the eccentric look and suggests using lots of water, gel and oil to get the look at home.

 

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For a tamer and easier to style version of the wet hair trend, we suggest taking McKnight’s advice with the products; using a brush like a Tangle Teezer and hair oil or gel to slick the hair back onto the head before hairspraying into place to avoid the ‘just stepped out of the shower’ look.

Glossy Bob

The Ashley Williams show was a whole host of different styles merged into one, with goth and 1920’s flapper girl vibes posing a curious look. BLEACH London stylist, Alex Brownsell, created beautifully glossy bobs or faux bobs on their model’s hair, with blunt fringes making a great impact on the overall look, plus the addition of diamante hair clips to bring the hairstyle more up to date. Also in this show was hair inspired by those 1990’s Trolls with a high ponytail hairsprayed up in the air, but this look may not be suitable for the office!

 

 

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If you don’t have a fringe and you’re not contemplating opting for the cut any time soon, you can still recreate this London Fashion Week hairstyle by taking a curling wand by Cloud Nine and waving the hair before using hair grips to tuck the hair at the nape of the neck. This will give the impression of a bob without a pair of hair cutting scissors in sight! Get the fabulous Ashley Williams shine by gently smoothing a shine spray or serum over the hair so it will glint in the light beautifully.

Centre Parting, Low Ponytail

For a powerful hairstyle that is bound to get you feeling like a boss, take a look at the business-like SS19 hair trend from Max Mara. Fashion giant gave models centre partings with hair slicked back into a low ponytail with a leather wrap-around hair accessory before braiding the full length of the hair. Model Kaia Gerber looked every inch the glamour puss with her long braid, the contrast of the smooth hair over the crown and sides into the plait worked effortlessly. This is a great London Fashion Week inspired hairstyle for work as its smart and simple to do on a morning.

 

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If your hair lacks the length for this fashionable long braid, we recommend opting for high quality human hair extensions from Remi Cachet. With such a fantastic array of shades and blends, you’re bound to find the perfect match for you so that you can imitate the chic Max Mara braided ponytail. Alternatively, a clip in ponytail could save the day for a temporary fix!

With a great insight into upcoming SS19 hair trends, we’re able to find ways to adapt the popular looks to suit our own style. Additional Lengths offers a huge selection of human hair extensions, hair accessories and hair care products which can be used all year round, no matter the season!

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