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Halloween Hair: Festival Braid, ’80s Pony & More From Your Favorite Celebs

Thu, October 22, 2015 6:11pm EDT by 2 Comments
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If you’re still in need of some Halloween inspiration, your favorite celebrities have given you plenty of looks to copy for a quick and simple costume that’s all about the hair.

Finding a Halloween costume can be super stressful, but celebrities like Ariana Grande with her cat ear obsession and model Gigi Hadid with her mod makeover for the Jeremy Scott fashion show make finding a fashionable look easy. Keep reading for expert tips on recreating some of the biggest hair trends of the season, then plan your makeup and clothes accordingly.

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Mod Girl: Jeremy Scott’s fashion shows always provide plenty of Halloween inspiration, and this season he gave a retro look with his ’60s-inspired bouffants. To copy Gigi’s look, Wella Professionals Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman says to prep damp hair with major volume by using Wella EIMI Root Shoot and Wella EIMI Sugar Lift before setting it in large pin curls and blowing dry. Once your hair is completely dry, use a fine tooth comb to back-comb small sections of your hair for even more volume before setting with hairspray.

Classic Cat: Sure, you could just throw on a pair of cat ears like Ariana and call it a day, or you could create them with your hair. Celebrity stylist Sarah Potempa says to start by adding texture by spraying your hair with dry shampoo. Separate the hair at the crown of your head into two sections, back-combing each one and creating a small bump at the top of either side of your head where each ear should be. Finish with Aussie Mega Hairspray to keep your ears in place all night.

Halloween Hair Ideas — Copy Looks From Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid & More

Festival Princess: If you didn’t actually make it to any of the music festivals, here’s your chance to pretend. Give Bella Thorne‘s side braid a serious upgrade with a fishtail style. Sarah says to separate your hair into two equal sections, crossing over small sections of your hair to the alternating side until you reach the ends. Secure with an elastic, spray with Aussie Aussome Volume Hairspray for more texture and add as many temporary tattoos or flowers as you want.

’80s Side Pony: You can channel the full ’80s look, or just straight up go out as Beyoncé. Sarah says to brush your hair out and off to the side, teasing it for more volume before you pull it into a side ponytail. You can either finish with soft curls a la Queen Bey or tease your pony in traditional ’80s style, finishing with a scrunchie, of course.

Will you be channeling any of these celebs for Halloween?

— Marissa DeSantis