Mermaid Halloween Hair with glitter and jewels

Mermaids are famous for sitting on rocks, looking on fleek and brushing (and braiding) their long, luscious hair. And in case you hadn’t noticed, braiding is SO IN right now. And what better way to complement your merm-azing makeup look than with a pretty plait or two? Keep reading to discover how to live out your ocean-goddess dreams IRL…

Flick your tail (comb)

Use the Superdrug Tail Comb to section your hair into three parts, so you’ve got one at the top of your head and one on either side.

Superdrug Superdrug Tail Comb £1.49 Buy Now

Braid it baby

Start with the middle section and weave a Dutch braid backwards to the crown of your head then secure with an elastic. Repeat this style on the other two sections so you’re left with three Dutch braids that go halfway back on your head.

Deep volume

No self-respecting mermaid should rock flat hair. So use your fingers to tease out the braids and unleash the siren.

 

Glitter splash

Starting with the left side of your hair, spritz V05 Edit Fixing Spray for Glitter onto visible roots. Now for the arty bit ­– dip a brush into some V05 Style Edit Mermaid Green Hair Glitter and gently pat over the sprayed area. For a two-tone effect, apply more fixing spray over the roots and pat the V05 Style Edit Ocean Blue Hair Glitter over the top. Repeat on the other side.

VO5 Style Edit VO5 Style Edit Fixing Spray for Glitter £4.99 Buy Now
VO5 Style Edit VO5 Style Edit Mermaid Green Hair Glitter £5.99 Buy Now
VO5 Style Edit VO5 Style Edit Ocean Blue Hair Glitter £5.99 Buy Now

Making waves

Every beach babe needs big hair, so spray a load of the Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray all over your locks and tease out with your fingers. Get freestyling, for a fun, carefree look.

Want your mystical mane to last all night? Set the look with TRESemme Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray.

Toni & Guy Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray 200ml £8.25 Buy Now
TRESemmé Tresemme Extra Hold Hairspray 100ml £1.89 Buy Now

Congrats, you are now officially queen of the ocean – kitted up and ready for a dance off with the crystal skull.