Looking for a little All Hallows Eve inspiration? Try these three easy hairstyles, perfect for the October holiday and beyond!
Autumn is a time to step things up a notch. With cool air flowing in, we can finally add that extra layer and attempt something more ambitious with our hair than the everyday messy bun. This week we stepped through the doors of Sulimay’s Urban Salon in Philly, where stylists Danielle and Cabrina worked their magic to create three looks inspired by FP girls Candy, Meadow and Lou. With All Hallows Eve just around the corner and next-level autumn style on our minds, these three looks mean there’s no better time to pick up some new tips and tricks.
1. Section off the lower half of your hair, just below ear to ear. Clip the top portion out of the way. Using a medium-barrel curling iron (we used 1 1/4-inch), curl away from your ears on either side.
2. Once the entire section is curled, run your fingers through, using your hands to mess up the curls (move your palms together as if they were cold and you’re trying to warm them).
3. Section off another portion of hair and repeat these steps until all but the front portion if your hair, sectioned out temple to temple, is curled.
4. Take the uncurled portion of hair and, using a boar bristle brush or teasing comb or brush, tease it back.
5. Curl the top portion. When the hair is hot, it’s time to remove the curling iron. Use a small clear elastic to secure this top portion into a ponytail.
6. Make any adjustments you might need with a tail comb or teasing brush.
7. Take a small section of hair from beneath the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic to conceal, securing with a bobbypin. Pro tip: push the bobby pin into the pony, rather than through it, for better hold.
8. Spray all over with a firm-hold hairspray.
1. To recreate Meadow’s relaxed braids, firsts use a tail comb to section off the front middle portion of hair at the center of your forehead, clipping the side out of the way. Here, create a small three strand braid and switching to a fishtail braid about 1/4 of the way down, braiding all the way to the end and securing with an elastic.
2. Use the tail comb to section out another portion of hair to the left and right. Braid these sections as you did the first, creating as many braids as you want from front to back.
3. Gently pull the braids apart to make them slightly imperfect and messy.
4. Spray your hair with a texturizing spray or salt spray, twisting in sections to add texture and definition. Once your hair is done, you can choose to keep the elastics in, or remove them, teasing the ends for hold.
1. To create the out-of-control rocker braid seen here, Danielle employed the use of some serious extensions. This step is optional but will help you achieve the major length and volume shown. To attach, section out the bottom half of your hair, ear to ear, and pin the top portion out of the way.
2. Clip in the extensions, overlapping slightly. Repeat this step, working in layers, until the extensions are blended with your natural hair.
3. Use a teasing brush or comb to tease the hair at the crown of your head.
4. Create three small ponytails at the center back of your head, securing with a clear elastic.
5. Begin braiding the top ponytail in a three strand braid.
6. When you reach the second ponytail, begin braiding in a fishtail to incorporate the second and third ponys into the first. Braid to the end and secure with an elastic.
7. Pull back the front portion of hair and pin underneath the braid.
8. Tease the hair at the very front of your head and pull back for volume, pinning in place.
9. Add any accessories you might use and spray with firm-hold hairspray to finish.
A huge thank you to Danielle, Cabrina and Sulimay’s Urban Salon!