Hey, baby: Be a ’90s heartthrob for Halloween.
What you’ll need
Ready to relive the ’90s this Halloween? Then you’ve got to try out the curtains hairstyle, a trademark look of teen band members and pro footballers everywhere. It’s a low-key hairstyle basically perfect for a last-minute boyband costume idea—just add a puka shell necklace, a long, striped polo shirt and some baggy jeans! Bonus points if you’re already sporting some version of a shaved cut: The two-winged look, which features a medium-length haircut with a middle part on the hairline—hence the name—has been a natural progression of fans of the undercut, another beloved retro hair throwback from the grunge era.
The floppy, boyish hairstyle (which you may have rocked in your years as a campus cutie, don’t lie) is best worn by guys with straight to wavy textures. The curtains hairstyle is a good option to try if you’ve got healthy-looking strands, as no other look showcases shine better than this preppy, longish hairdo.
For the true two-wing aficionados however, we show how to recreate that tricky middle part on cropped hair, a routine you can then maintain as it grows out to cheek-length. Get ready to make your fangirls swoon as you rock this modern take on the curtains hairstyle this Halloween:
Tutorial: Short Curtains Hairstyle for Halloween
Start with clean, freshly washed hair.
Blow-dry to create your wave.
Apply some wax or firm-hold pomade.
Photo credit: Raquel Espírito Santo
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