Halloween hairstyles. Tangled weave spider web ponytail.

Hey guys. This week we are adding one more fun Halloween hairstyle tutorial to our collection before October is gone!  We recently went through our archives on our website (Princess Hairstyles) and found this spider web ponytail that we originally posted way back in 2008 as a pictorial. We remembered this woven spider web as being one of my daughter's favorites back then.... and she says she still remembers receiving tons of comments and compliments on this hairstyle when she wore it to a school Halloween carnival 8 years ago while she was in Kindergarten!  Of course, we decided we needed to share this spooky hairstyle in an updated video tutorial for you today.

Tangled Weave Spider Web Ponytail Video Tutorial (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

We are loving the intricate webbing design created around the ponytail with these woven twists.  As mentioned in our video, you could add a bun instead of the ponytail if you prefer, and bring the weaving all the way around her head in a full circle, just like a real spider web!

We added a cute spider bow (which was given to us years ago) to our finished design.  Of course, this is optional but a spider accessory of some kind would make the perfect finishing touch to this hairstyle.

Halloween hair. Spider web hairstyle tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this spider web hairstyle:
  • Several small, clear elastics.
  • 1 medium size hair tie or ponytail holder.
  • Several claw clips
  • A spider accessory to add to your finished web (optional.)
This spider web ponytail would be great to go with a Halloween costume, for a Halloween party, a Halloween dance, trick or treating, school or work anytime during October, for a spook alley, haunted house, crazy hair day, etc.

P.S. Although this hairstyle is fairly easy and requires no braiding skills at all... it can be time consuming.  I would give yourself 20-30 minutes to complete.
Halloween Hair, spiderweb bun tutorial. #halloween #spiderweb

This week we are showing another fun Halloween Hairstyle and this one might be our favorite so far!  We are loving this spider web bun / ponytail since it looks festive for Halloween, but isn't too over the top or crazy for teens, or even adults.  This spooky Halloween spiderweb hairstyle could be worn to school, for a Halloween party, a Halloween dance, a trip to the pumpkin patch, Oktoberfest, or as part of a costume for trick or treating.

Spider Web Bun, Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube. 

Spider web hairstyle for #Halloween. #Halloweenhair

Halloween hairstyle. Spider web bun ponytail. Video tutorial.

Supplies needed to recreate this spider web hairstyle:
  • We purchased the silver ribbon used to make our webbing at a local craft store.  You can use any color or type that you want. We have found that thinner ribbon works best for this style.  You could also use yarn or string if you prefer (which may lay flatter and be easier to sew in.)
  • The donut bun maker we used can be found in most stores that carry beauty supplies.  You can also find them online (affiliate.)
  • We purchased the plastic craft needle (shown in our tutorial above) at Walmart.  You could also use a regular sewing needle.
  • You will need 3 medium size hair elastics or hair ties to make the bun and several clips or temporary hair ties to hold your braids while you are working.
  • Of course if you wanted to take this style a step further, you could add a spider accessory to your web!  We have seen some plastic spider rings at the dollar store that would be perfect.  ;)
For more Halloween hairstyles and DIY costume ideas, check out our our Halloween playlist on YouTube.
Eyeball bun hairstyle for Halloween or Crazy Hair Day

 Hey guys, we are back with another fun HALLOWEEN HAIRSTYLE or CRAZY HAIR DAY idea for you today!  Depending on your Halloween costume, this eyeball bun would be perfect to go with a scary / creepy costume.... or with a funny / cute costume.  I could see this hairstyle working with many creative and unique DIY costume ideas actually:  A monster, zombie, witch, robot, alien, sea creature, swamp creature, etc. Or if you don't want to go "all out" dressing up, or aren't allowed to wear a full costume to school, you could just wear the eyeball bun by itself! We were thinking you could wear this bun and go as a "mom" because moms have eyes in the back of their heads, and those eyes would probably be bloodshot lol.

Eyeball Bun Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Eyeball Bun Hairstyle Tutorial For Halloween or Crazy Hair Day!

As shown in our tutorial, we started with a standard donut bun or sock bun, and it really doesn't matter how you make it, you just need a "roundish" bun to start with.  We have several videos and different methods on our YouTube channel already showing how to make these buns.  You can look at our donut bun playlist to see if there is one that would work for you.

Supplies needed to recreate this Halloween Hairstyle: 
  • We used the "perfect bun" tool (affiliate) to make our bun, which can be found online or in stores. 
  • You could also use a donut bun maker (affiliate.) 
  • 2 medium size hair elastics or hair ties.
  • Several bobby pins
  • Hairspray or gel
  • We purchased our plastic eyeball and pipe cleaners at the dollar store, but I also found some online here: Plastic eyeballs (affiliate) and here: Pipe cleaners (affiliate.)
  • Hot glue gun
(If you don't have a bun maker tool, you could actually just use a rolled up sock with the toe cut out, or you could make a standard bun by wrapping your hair around the top of a ponytail and pinning it in place.)

Of course, if you would rather make 2 eyeballs on the back of your head, you could start with pigtails instead.  Or, you could stack 2 buns vertically, like a faux hawk.

Happy trick or treating!
Pretty step ladder braid hairstyle, video tutorial.

This week we have combined a woven twist step technique, a french braid, and a ladder braid to create a pretty and unique side braid hairstyle for medium or long hair. 

This braided hairstyle could be worn for casual or formal occasions (school, work, church, the beach, prom, homecoming, etc.)  I think this is one of our new favorite styles, as it is just so eye catching and intricate from every angle, and actually quite easy to create as well.  ;)

Step Ladder Braid Hairstyle Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Easy video tutorial, the step ladder braid hairstyle.

Unique braid, step ladder hairstyle

Cute hairstyle for long or medium hair. Step ladder braid.

Supplies needed to recreate this braid:  
  • 1 temporary ponytail holder or hair tie.
  • 1 clip to help hold the hair while you are working.
  • 1 medium size hair elastic or ponytail holder for the end of the braid.
  • As shown in our tutorial, we used a topsy tail (affiliate) to create the woven "steps" in this hairstyle (which does make it easier, but is not absolutely necessary.) These tools can be found in various stores where beauty products are sold, or online.
  • Pomade, hair spray, wax, gel, etc. as desired.
Unicorn Hairstyle Tutorial #halloweenhairstyles #halloween #crazyhairday

Since Halloween is right around the corner, for our hair tutorial this week we are sharing a fun unicorn hairstyle! This DIY unicorn horn could be used as a Halloween hairstyle, or for crazy hair day.  Looking for a horn accessory to go with your "My Little Pony" or horse costume?  Why not use your own hair?!

DIY Unicorn Hairstyle, Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

 As mentioned in our video, you can make your "tail" sleek, or more voluminous.  Curls, crimping, and teasing could add some extra texture if you are looking for more volume and lift. If you are wanting a colorful mane, tail, or horn, you could definitely add some temporary spray in hair color to go with your mystical creature look.  As another fun option, if you would rather style a "mane" with your unicorn horn, you could make a series of messy buns, a pull-through braid, a french/dutch braid, curls, or faux hawk behind your horn instead of the ponytail.

Unicorn Hair Tutorial, DIY Video Instructions

In our video tutorial (above) we also show a great technique for wrapping hair around the top of your ponytail for a pretty every day look... when you aren't dressing up as a unicorn. Surprisingly enough though, recently we have actually seen a few unicorn hairstyles becoming sort of a "thing" in fashion magazines, tv shows, and around the internet.  Maybe this will be the next big trend hahaha.

Supplies needed to recreate this look:
  • 1 strong ponytail holder for the main ponytail. 1 medium size clear elastic. 1 temporary clip or hair tie to keep the hair sectioned while you are working.
  • Several bobby pins.  We used miniature bobby pins from Sally Beauty Supply (affiliate) which hold things tight extremely well.
  • Small piece of card stock.  (Approximately a 5 inch square.)
  • Clear tape.
Have you decided on a Halloween costume yet?  If you are looking for more Halloween hairstyle ideas, we have several options here: Halloween Hairstyles
Braid Fawx Hawk With Cornrows Hairstyle Tutorial

Today we are showing how to make a voluminous Dutch braid faux hawk with sleek double cornrows on each side.  My daughter actually wore this edgy hairstyle to girls camp this year and loved it!  We posted a picture of the style on Instagram and Facebook a few months ago and have had quite a few requests for a tutorial, so here we are.  ;)

Faux hawks and braided mohawk type styles have been trendy and popular for awhile now and we think they are super cute and fun.  We have seen styles similar to this at dance competitions, in high fashion magazines, runway shows, for sporting events, in movies, on celebrities, (everyone from the Kardashians to Selena Gomez) all over the internet, etc.   

Braided Faux Hawk With Braided Cornrow Accents Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

Of course, there are many different ways you could style this braided "faux hawk" for a similar look.  We chose to create a large stretched out "inside out" braid in the center, with 2 cornrows on each side.  This style would also look cute with a standard or multi strand pull-through braid in the center, which would hold the faux hawk shape with a lot of volume. Or, if you wanted to do a series of messy buns, that would be cute too.  Since my daughter was going camping for a few days when she initially wore this this hairstyle, we didn't want her to have to deal with taking out a bunch of elastics (which we would have used to make the pull-through braid or messy buns.) This is why we chose a dutch braid, which only required one elastic at the end!

Supplies needed to recreate this hairstyle:
  • Several temporary hair ties or clips to hold the ends of the braids while you are working and to help keep the hair sectioned and out of your way.
  • 1 medium size hair elastic or hair tie for the end of the braid.
  • Pomade, gel, or other product to help control flyaways,
  • Finishing hair spray.

If your hair is fairly thin, fine, or straight, you may want to add some texture to the center section before you start braiding.  You could do this by teasing your hair, crimping it with a crimping iron, or by adding product.  These methods will help add volume to your braids, but are not absolutely necessary.  Just pulling and stretching out the edges of the dutch braid (as shown in our tutorial) will add quite a bit of lift.

Since Halloween is right around the corner... I am seeing this style working with several costume ideas as well.  This would be adorable on a biker chick, punk rocker, viking, huntress, etc.
Kaleidoscope loop and kaleidoscope braid comparison. Video tutorial for both ponytails.

Hey guys, this week we are building on a style we posted last month (the kaleidoscope loop pull-through ponytail.) We love the look of the elastics in the first ponytail, but wondered what it would look like with a braid running through the center of the knotted loops.  We ended up loving the unique and intricate design of the second braided ponytail. The day my daughter wore this hairstyle, she had several people stop and ask her how it was made! It can be our little secret that this braid is much easier than it looks.

Video instructions showing how to make both kaleidoscope ponytails: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

As shown in our video tutorial above, we decided to create our 2nd ponytail with a regular 3 strand braid, but you could do a fishtail braid instead if you prefer (which would be gorgeous.) 

Kaleidoscope braid ponytail video tutorial, easier than it looks.

Gorgeous kaleidoscope braid.  Easier than it looks.  Video instructions.
Supplies needed to recreate these hairstyles:
  • 2 medium size hair ties or elastics (for the top and bottom of the ponytail.)
  • Several small elastics (the amount will depend on the length of your hair.)
  • Pomade, gel, hair wax, or other product to help with flyaways.
 If you are planning on making the second ponytail, I would suggest using elastics that will easily slide out of your hair and to not get them too tight.  It will also help immensely if you are working with wet hair or if you add some product before you start.
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