Halloween derives from "All Hallows' Eve" and is a global celebration on the 31st of October each year. It was developed from the ancient Celtic ritual of Samhain, a festival celebrating the changing seasons from light to dark, summer to winter. For young people (and even uni students), it's a time of dressing up as your favourite ghost, ghoul, animal, or even superhero, or funny meme – or like the whole Mean Girls thing of "sexy" plus noun (sexy kitten, sexy nurse, sexy firefighter, and so on). If you don't want to go full-costume and you just want to give a cute nod to the season, you can go a little more lowkey with Halloween nails, hair, and makeup instead, which can be a fun and creative way to celebrate the holiday. Below are some ideas and tips for each element of your Halloween transformation.

Halloween nail ideas

  1. Spooky nail art: You can paint your nails with spooky designs such as ghosts, pumpkins, witches, black cats, or spider webs – or have your favourite nail tech create some amazing Halloween or autumn-themed nails.
  2. Glow-in-the-dark nails: Use glow-in-the-dark nail polish for an eerie effect. You can create patterns or simply paint all your nails with it.
  3. Blood drip nails: Create a gruesome look by painting your nails with red nail polish and adding "drips" of fake blood using a toothpick or a thin brush.
  4. Halloween colours: Opt for classic Halloween colours like black, orange, purple, or deep red for your nail polish.

Halloween hair ideas

  1. Add a fun wig: Consider wearing a wig with a specific Halloween theme, such as long black hair for a witch, colourful neon wigs for a futuristic look, or wild, untamed hair for a mad scientist look.
  2. Spray on temporary hair colour: Temporary hair sprays or chalks can add a pop of colour to your hair without commitment. Try orange, green, or purple for a vibrant look.
  3. Funk it up with accessories: Incorporate Halloween-themed hair accessories like spider clips, bat hairpins, or a tiara for a princess or fairy costume.

Halloween makeup ideas

  1. Use Halloween face paint: Depending on your costume, face paint can be a game-changer. Consider using face paints to create zombies, vampires, skeletons, or any other characters.
  2. Try out special effects makeup: Explore special effects makeup to create wounds, scars, bruises, or other gory effects using latex, fake blood, and makeup kits designed for special effects.
  3. Go for glamourous makeup: If you prefer a glamorous Halloween look, focus on dramatic eye makeup with bold eyeshadows, false eyelashes, and dark, vampy lips.
  4. Try out animal makeup: You can transform yourself into an animal like a cat, fox, or deer with makeup. Use face paint or makeup to add whiskers, animal-like eyes, and nose details.
  5. Engage with your inner fantasy creature: Go all out and become a fantasy creature like a mermaid, fairy, or elf with colourful and glittery makeup.

The takeaways

Remember to plan your Halloween look in advance, especially if it involves intricate makeup or hair styling. Maybe consider a theme with friends or a partner if you're going on the same night out, like Day of the Dead or the whole Adams family. Practice your makeup beforehand to ensure it turns out the way you want it to on the day of your celebration. Additionally, make sure to use skin-safe products and remove all makeup and temporary hair colour before going to bed to prevent skin and hair issues. You can use your Tria Age-Defying Laser after removing makeup as part of your usual bedtime routine.

Let us know on Tria Beauty UK's Facebook or Instagram what fun nails, hair, and makeup you plan to do for Halloween. Have a spooky and fun Halloween!
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