‘Dos to make your cosplay squad green with hair envy.
Anime hairstyles are complicated to do, right? Well, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know there are some really simple manga-inspired hairstyles out there that don’t involve you being a salon professional. And phew, because with Halloween and party season just around the corner, we know you’re all relieved to hear this fantastic hair news (or is it just us?)!
4 Easy anime hairstyles from Insta to try now
1. Anime hair colours
Want to make your tresses look like a cross between Ikuto’s and Amu’s hair? An easy way to do this is to work pretty colours in your locks. But don’t be alarmed, you don’t have to commit to a permanent dye (unless you want to, of course!). Use temporary hair colour sprays (very Paco Rabanne spring/summer 2017) to achieve your anime hairstyles. This way, you’ll still look impressive and without having to commit to bleaching your hair. Credit: @alpacaash
Looking for the ultimate colour inspiration? Then don’t forget to read our article about magical unicorn hair, the latest trend on Instagram!
Nothing says anime hairstyles like pigtails do, right? Which is great news for anyone that is less than a hair pro. Just remember to leave your fringe out to look as “kawaii” as a Sailor Moon character. Credit: @tricialorrene
Editor’s tip: Do you often find that your pigtails easily slip out? Try to avoid any #hairfails by spraying your tresses with the VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray before you create your ‘do. This will give your hair some grip and help your pigtails stay put and pretty for longer.
3. Micro braids
Want to add interest to your anime hairstyles? Micro braids are a super easy way to subtly up your hair game. We love this ‘do by @yes_ainiya with two mini plaits; it certainly looks like she got Erykah Badu’s hair memo! Credit: @yes_ainiya
Editor’s tip: Don’t forget to finish your anime hairstyles with a generous spritz of hairspray, like the TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray. The non-sticky spray brushes out easily and helps fight frizz and flyaways, AKA perfect for cosplay-proofing your hairstyles.
Wigs are the perfect hair solution if you want to instantly transform your look without having to commit to anything permanent. So whether it’s for a Halloween party or your next cosplay event – because, come on, we all know you do it! – try a fanciful wig! And if you still need convincing? Well, let us tell you that Kylie Jenner‘s a fan, too! Yep, we thought that might sway you! Credit: @carter.senpai
Loved tour selection of anime hairstyles? Don’t let the fun end here! Check out our Party Hairstyles page for more camera-worthy ideas and inspiration, now.