Raise of hands: Who here is obsessed with unicorns? If like us you can think of nothing better than these magical, mystical creatures you’ll be pleased to know that your unicorn dreams are about to become a reality — and just in time for Halloween.
We’ve teamed up with Superdrug Loves to show you our favourite Halloween hairstyles and this year we’re taking a break from zombies and vampires, and replacing them with a magical unicorn ‘do! Click play to watch our video tutorial (above) or keep scrolling for our step-by-step guide to see how you can create the unicorn look at home.
Prep and Section Hair.
Start by misting dry hair with the VO5 Volume Blow-Dry Spray. This will help to prep hair for styling, while also protecting it from heat.
Then section off your hair at the front, starting from your temples and going back to the crown in a point, like a triangle. You can do this with your fingers or, for a more precise parting, use the tail end of a comb.
Gather your section at the front into a ponytail and secure with a small hairband or elastic. This will act as your unicorn horn.
Create the Base of Your Horn.
Taking your ponytail, start to twist the hair from the base (only a quarter way at a time). Once your twisted section has been tightly wound around the base of your ponytail, secure using a bobby pin.
Begin Shaping Your Horn.
Using the rest of your tail, wrap the hair around your twisted base and start to build up the shape of the horn. Secure with hair grips as you wrap, until you reach the end of the tail.
As you’re doing this, spritz your hair with the TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray. This will help lock the hair in place, enabling you to build and create the shape.
Don’t fret if it’s not perfect yet, it can take a little work.
Finish Your Unicorn Horn.
Once you’re happy with your unicorn horn, give it an extra spritz of hairspray and smooth any flyaways with your fingers.
Using a large hairpin, bend one end into a hook shape and push in through the top of the horn to keep the shape. Perfect the look by adding extra hairpins where needed.
Create Your Unicorn Ponytail.
For this Halloween unicorn look, you want to create a high ponytail which will sit right behind the unicorn horn.
To do this, simply gather all your remaining hair into a ponytail using your fingers or brush, securing with a hairband or elastic.
Then take a small section of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around the hairband to conceal it. Secure this in place with a bobby pin.
Create Movement in Your Ponytail.
Now it’s time to add in a little movement and magic to your look! Start to take sections of the ponytail and wrap them around a curling wand, holding for a few seconds to get a perfectly defined curl.
Spray Your Curls with Colour.
After you have created each curl, you can choose to add a fun finish by using different colour sprays or hair chalks. Continue this process on a few more sections (not all the hair has to be curled) spraying each curl with a different colour spray.
Seal the Look.
Finish the look with a final mist of hairspray, lifting the ponytail as you spray for extra height and texture. Oh, and don’t forget to give your horn a final spritz also.
And there you have it: a mystical and magical unicorn look, created entirely from your very own hair!