Gaga, Kardashian, Snooki, oh my! This Halloween, people are not shying away from loud, out there characters. With costumes such as these on the radar, a smokin’ hairstyle is essential. Hair stylist Donna Pesa can create looks for whatever costume you are rockin’ this Halloween.
“The most popular costumes this year are Lady Gaga, the characters from ‘Twilight’, the Kardashians and Snooki,” Pesa said. For each costume, Pesa has a signature style:
Lady Gaga- To get a “gaga” look, Pesa usually dyes the hair platium blonde and adds bangs. “A lot of people who are dressed up as Gaga are purchasing wigs that I help append,” Pesa said. According to Pesa, the hair bows are a hot hair accessory for those portraying Gaga. You can purchase the item at Halloween stores or beauty supply shops.
Kardashians– With the Kardashian empire growing, it’s no wonder people want to enact the famous trio. “People are asking me to do big, wavy curls in their hair when they are dressing up as the Kardashians,” Pesa said. If you are styling your own hair, use large curlers or a big barrel styling tool.
‘Twilight’– Look out, Twihards! Pesa is receiving an abundance of requests for a vampire look. “I usually have to paint their faces white, lips red, and of course dye their hair black,” Pesa said. “I then tease and rat their hair.” To get this look, purchase an Alvira black wig from any party or Halloween store.
Snooki– Any costume concerning Snooki is sure to be big and loud. “People are always asking me to put a poof in their hair!” Pesa said. “Then the rest of the hair I leave straight.” Other hair styles for Snooki consist of big curls or pin straight hair.
Accessories– For kids, a hot Halloween hair accessory is black and orange bows. “I also have been putting spiders in their hair for a spooky effect,” Pesa said. “Little kids also like ribbons, head bands, black feathers, or crazy color extensions.” It seems as if kids aren’t the only ones who want these type of accessories in their hair for a Halloween party. People have been asking for hair extensions, braids, glitter, curls, and big, crazy hair! And of course, feathers!
For Halloween, wigs are always a hot item. “A lot of people have been asking me to help apply wigs that suit their costume,” Pesa said. All wig and hair accessories can be purchased at Party City.
Donna Pesa is a hair stylist at Zazu Salon in Oak Brook, Ill. To schedule an appointment with her, call Zazu: 630-928-1510
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