Now’s the time to carve pumpkins, purchase candy for trick-or-treaters, and design Halloween costumes for yourself and your family! For those dressing up for this fun holiday, here are some creative hair and makeup tips from The Salon Professional Academy.
Wearing a mask can be uncomfortable, and can make it tough to see while trick-or-treating, especially in the dark. It can also be difficult to eat and drink at a party. Makeup can create amazing mask-like effects to complement any costume. Use Elmer’s glue to create wrinkles, bumps, or warts. It’s non-toxic, and once dry can be colored with makeup or face paint for three-dimensional effects. Everyday eye shadow, foundation, blush, and eyeliner can be used to create bruises, scars, wounds, and pale flesh, along with animal faces and other ornate designs like spiderweb eyes and ethereal fairy designs.
A number of popular character costumes for Fall will include Wonder Woman, Billie Jean King, scary clowns from the movie “It”, and characters from Game of Thrones. White pancake makeup, face paint, glow-in-the-dark makeup, and other special effects paint can create amazingly realistic effects.
For hair ideas, consider the character you’re trying to create. If you’re a zombie from tv’s The Walking Dead, tease hair into a huge mess and use firm-hold hairspray to set it. If you’re a vampire, use strong-hold gel to slick back hair, then use eyeliner to draw in a widow’s peak in the top center of your forehead. To resemble Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, create two rows of Dutch (or French) braids from the temples to the back of the head, and tie the two ponytails together from each set of braids.
If your ideas are intricate, design them on paper first, and practice before the big day. If you need help with your fun Halloween hair and makeup creations, call the experts at The Salon Professional Academy to book an appointment.
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