Bored of looking like a witch for Halloween? Chances are that everyone else is also sick of those orange and black striped stockings, the green face paint, and the pointy hat. Why not surprise your friends this Halloween with a 20’s finger wave and flapper dress to match? Let’s go back to the 20s!
Finger waves involve wet styling, so before you get started, apply a healthy handful of mousse to wet hair in order to keep the waves intact all night long.
TIP: Work the mousse (we like Weightless Whipped Mousse from ALTERNA, $22.00) into your hair with a comb, or else you’ll find more mousse dried out on your scalp than in your locks.
Draw a very straight, deep-set side part. To decide whether to part on the left or right, work with the way your hair falls naturally. For the waves, brush the hair on one side of the part forwards. Place your middle finger on the scalp right next to the part and then brush all of the hair not covered by your finger back. Place your pointer finger on the scalp right next to the middle finger and brush all loose hair forwards. This creates your first wave. Take a long hair clip and fasten the wave in place as you repeat the process along your head. Repeat the process on the other side of the part.
Leave the clips in your hair for at least 30 minutes, or until the hair is dry. If you have long hair, you’ll want to curl the back while you wait for your hair to dry. Do not blow dry your hair – air drying is really important for this look.
When your hair has dried, remove the clips and fix the waves with hairspray. Use a strong-hold spray that won’t flake in your hair. We’re fans of Holding Spray by Bumble & Bumble, $21.00.
To complete the look, finish up with 20’s-style makeup: pouty lips in deep red (try Lancome’s Rouge in Love Lipcolor in 181N Rouge Saint Honore, $25.00) and fake lashes from MAC Cosmetics for innocent-looking doe eyes. (Keyword looking – because you know any 20’s costume isn’t complete without a hidden flask!)