Rock the Curtains Hairstyle for Halloween

Eunice Lucero | 20 September 2016

Hey, baby: Be a ’90s heartthrob for Halloween.

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

1

Start with clean, freshly washed hair.

Prep your hair for styling by washing it with a refreshing shampoo. We like the crisp, clean, lightweight feel of Suave Men Ocean Charge 2-in-1 Shampoo + ConditionerAfterwards, towel-dry or rough-dry with your fingers and a blowdryer.

2

Blow-dry to create your wave.

On shorter hair, getting that telltale floppy lift needs a bit of help — specifically, from a few twirls of the blowdryer and a round brush. It’s super easy: Simply swirl the brush on the underside of your bangs in a forward motion to create a “wave.”

3

Apply some wax or firm-hold pomade.

A non-greasy pomade is key to achieving that sleek yet structured feel of the curtains hairstyle. Apply a finger-swipe of Bed Head for Men by TIGI Slick Trick Firm Hold Pomade (not pictured), between your palms and distribute throughout your hair. Note: Focus on using pomade on the hairline area and use any leftovers to mat down the sides and back.

4

Done!

Put the finishing touches with some pomade, making sure both “curtains” are even. You’re all set!

Photo credit: Raquel Espírito Santo

Want to try your hand at more fall trends? Check out the best hairstyles to try this season.

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