It’s scream season! Get into the spirit with this retro style that’s fit for the silver screen…
What you’ll need
Are you a sucker for vintage movies? Well, if you’re contemplating channeling your inner silver screen siren for Halloween, we’ve got just the thing: a striking scream queen hairstyle, that will have you looking as though you’ve stepped straight out of a Hitchcock film.
Combining the elegance of a side bun updo with the retro vibes of fancy finger waves, it creates an utterly showstopping effect. And the best part? We’ve teamed up with Superdrug Loves to create a super simple step-by-step tutorial (yay!), so you can easily follow along at home.
Scream queen hair: The Halloween hairstyle vintage film lovers need to try
Prep and section.
Then section your hair from front to back, making sure to clip away the front sections — we’ll come back to them later!
Tease your roots.
Continue gently working through each section, from top to bottom, until all of the hair has been teased.
Smooth and secure.
After, use your backcombing brush to smooth down your hair, before securing it with a clear elastic band and creating a side ponytail.
Create your side bun.
Once you’ve done that, secure your bun with some bobby pins and set it with another spritz of hairspray, to help make it budge-proof.
Create your finger waves.
To create your first finger wave, take your first section and (starting roughly about 2-inches from the root) clamp your straightener onto your hair and rotate it 90 degrees downwards.
Hold the straighter in place for a few seconds, then alternately work downwards and upwards until you reach the ends of your hair.
Repeat this action on the other section, et voila: finger waves without the hassle!
Secure your finger waves.
So, taking the first section of hair, gently smooth it back and wrap it around the bun. Secure the section with some bobby pins and do the same with the other side.