Hate Halloween Costumes? This 5-Minute Hairstyle Will Win You Best Dressed
Trust cool-girl haircare brand Ouai, whose business ethos is basically, "life is hard, looking good should be easy" to come up with the most simple Halloween hairstyle of all time—mouse buns. True story: A few years back my bestie and I were invited to an October 31st bash last-minute. Luckily, I had a costume on standby, but she didn't. Imagine my surprise when she showed up at the party with her hair styled into ears and whiskers painted on her face. Even though she was wearing a simple shift dress, her look was so impressive she won best dressed. Keen to have a go yourself? The perfect fix for anyone who doesn't want to 'really' dress up, this deceptively simple 'do is all the costume you need. Even better, the tutorial is so straightforward even styling novices can get amongst.
Keep scrolling for the how-to.
Step 1. Spray hair all over with dry shampoo to absorb oil and add texture.
Step 2. Create two high pigtails and secure with hair ties. (If you use Invisibobble elastics, $11, you won't get a headache.)
Step 3. Mist texturising spray through the lengths, then tease each pigtail using a paddle brush for extra volume.
Step 4. Twist hair into two buns and secure in place with fringe pins.
Step 5. Lock everything in place with medium hold hairspray.
Whether you team your faux-ears with a red lip and bow for cutesy Minnie vibes, or wear them in place of a headband a la Karen Smith, you're bound to win best dressed. Thinking of going as a cat? Add a cat-eye and some whiskers and you're in business. (Plus, check out 9 chic ways to be a cat for Halloween.)