We’re full swing into spooky season and you likely already have your pumpkins carved, spiderwebs draped and skeletons hung to celebrate the arrival of another Halloween. And whether you’ve had your trick-or-treater’s costume planned since last year or are still deciding between creepy creatures, sparkly princesses, the latest movie characters or something totally different, you’ll need to complete the ensemble with the perfect Halloween hair.
Read on for some last-minute inspiration for quick and easy hairstyles for girls and boys, to take the hassle out of your festivities and have you out the door in no time.
Unruly but adorable
The closer it gets to Halloween, the more excited your kiddos will probably be. Take the opportunity to match their energy level and let their hair run wild and be unruly as well. No time to style or your little one won’t sit still long enough to fix their hair? Embrace the situation and make it part of their overall look. They’ll love the freedom of letting their hair be just as crazy as they are about their frightful festivities. They may even be excited to add a little volume to their hair in the form of tangles, but don’t fret, a little bit of our FS Leave-In Conditioner will help detangle the fun when you’re ready to call it a night.
Scary or sweet accessories
A super quick way to top off your child’s costume is to add a coordinating headband, barrette or hat. Depending on the length of the hair, you might not need additional styling time or FS hair products—but if their hair is medium-length to long, you might need to secure the hair as not to distract from the spooky (or sweet) ensemble.
Headbands can help hold their hair out of their face, but you can also pair the accessory with pigtails, a messy bun, ponytail or slicked-back hairstyle based on the theme of their costume and length of time they’re willing to spend on their hair.
Frightfully spiked styles
Vampires, goblins, werewolves and many other frightful creatures will look great in a spiked-up Halloween hairstyle. Use a styling product like our FS X-treme Gel for ultimate hold and to add a little personality to their overall look.
For longer-length hair that’s not easily spiked, spray our FS Thick & Full Root Booster on damp or dry roots for an instant volume boost. You’ll be able to mimic a spiked style, but be sure to finish it off with a holding spray like our FS Finishing Spray.
Superheroes of all kinds don’t have much time to spend on their hairstyle, but no sweat—you’re going to help save the day! Opt for a sleek style to accompany their cape and mask. Use a smoothing product like our FS Style Prep 10 to control frizz and flyaways, and to help their hair stay smoothed down and stylish. Pull longer hair back into pigtails or braids and let your superhero’s personality shine through.
Focus on the fun
As much as we love the endless possibilities for hairstyles and personalizing them for your own unique style, your kiddo may be more focused on the excitement of trick-or-treating or simply dressing up for a festive occasion—and that’s totally ok! Focus on the fun of the holiday, being together and making memories.
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