10 Halloween Hair Ideas

Halloween is my most favorite event of the year.  Costume parties are my thing.  I’ve always enjoyed playing dress up and Halloween gives me the perfect excuse to go a little crazy.  Gearing up for clothes are no problem but my hair is a different story.

I’ve looked to the web for some inspiration and here are my TOP 10 Must Share Hair Ideas:

1. Turn your Halloween venue into a catwalk with this fresh-from-the-runway take on hair.  Don’t forget the headpiece, it makes all the difference.

2. If glam isn’t your thing, try this beehive alternative from the Martha Stewart Show.  It looks so sweet, honey’s unnecessary.

3. Feeling creative but don’t wanna mess with your locks?  DIY hairpieces are your best bet.

4. A traditional Halloween look—the frizz.  Complete with tutorial from pinterest.

5. If you cant put all your eggs in a basket, then put the rest into your err.. hair.  Balance it with pretty makeup so you don’t look too demented.. unless of course, that is the idea.

 

6. Not for gory but for glory.  This is so easy for those with naturally wavy hair.  Add a shimmery headband, flowing maxidress, and gladiator flats and have mere mortals bow to you, Greek Goddess.

7. The finish to your catwoman costume— smooth, shiny, and sophisticated hair.  To channel Selina from the “Dark Knight Rises”, add a mask and ditch the black nose and whiskers.

8. Go funky! If there were blue ombre, this would be it.  Even if you do not have the courage to dye your hair this way, the spray-on bats, stars, and shiny embellishments set you apart from the mainstream.

9. Go a step further and take your sprayed-on look to the fullest level with matchy hair and face prints.

Sounds like you need a pro?  Click on this link and you’ll learn how to do it like one. (http://glo.msn.com/beauty/1016-best-halloween-makeup-8657.gallery?photoId=122474#!stackState=0__%2Fbeauty%2F1016-best-halloween-makeup-8657.gallery%3FphotoId%3D122352)

And for the finale, I’d like to say that this is my most favorite share! Last year’s halloween, reality star Kim Kardashian wowed everyone with her jaw-dropping hair, costume, and bodayyyy!

Dressed as a devilishly sexy Poison Ivy with bright red hair (a wig) looking oh-so-luscious against her body-hugging green mini-dress, it’s no surprise this woman is famous for being famous!   I know this post is supposed to be just about hair but for the last one I had to make an exception.  I know you would totally agree that this whole look was very well pulled off.

Halloween arrives in a week.  Whether you go for glam or gory, funky or easy, colored or sprayed-on, creative or no hairstyle at all, here’s to wishing you tons of fun..and to hoping that if you go for coloring, it’ll come off easily after halloween.  X

Mad About Deals

Guess what I got?? Vouchers! Oh joy! My heart does a little leap when I receive things like this.  I consider myself a smart shopper.   A good find for me is of great design, decent workmanship, unmistakable durability, and well, not pricey or at least not overly pricey.  A good find gets even better if you get them on sale. Or discounted as with these vouchers.

I browse through it quickly.  There are over 100 offers to be redeemed.

Shop More Spend Less on Weekdays is valid from Sunday (yes Sunday is a weekday in Dubai) to Wednesday, 10:00am to 3:00pm. The Booklet includes “Special Sundays”, offers valid exclusively on Sundays from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

My husband found them at the lobby of our apartment building.  Just there on the table next to local newspapers and fastfood delivery pamphlets.

I’ve probably just bypassed it before.

If you enjoy deals like I do, check to see if you have these in your area.  For those who cant find these red little booklets in your apartment lobby, I made a quick call to The Dubai Mall for you and found out that this is also available at Guest Services.  Just go to the information desk at the main entrance (near Cartier) and ask for your complimentary booklet 🙂

In addition, I’ve also subscribed to groupon and cobone for more Dubai deals.

Since we’re already at it, get yourself a copy of The Entertainer too.  Everything there is buy one get one free! Ahhh! I can’t believe I don’t have one yet.  This has been advised to me by newfound Dubai friends but in the middle of our move, I forgot all about it.  My sis reminded me just now when I told her about my little red booklet. I will get one stat!

Hairstylists

Rami Jabali

Being new to Dubai and not wanting to fall prey to the hands of an inexperienced hairstylist,   I searched the net for the best hairstylist in the city.  All the raves and applause went to Rami Jabali.  His clients have become fans praising him left and right for a job well done.

Eager to meet the guy, I booked an appointment and headed to Jacques Le Coupe for a haircut of a lifetime.

He seemed like a simple guy.  No fashionable getup or tattoos or colored hair or uber stylish hairdo.  He kept it plain, not revealing personality (or maybe that was the personality) in a black long sleeves top and jeans.  His hair shaved short.  No trace of artistic tendencies.

I told him I wanted a low maintenance look.  Not something that I had to blowdry and style everyday.  I just wanted a cut that would allow for the natural movement of my hair.

He gave me a simple haircut. Yes it was low maintenance but it was also very low-key.  I told him I have had this haircut before time and time again (at 1/10th of the price back in my home country!).  I don’t know if that was what my hair needed but I didn’t expect that cut at that price from that hairstylist.  I really expected to be blown away, to be “complimented by strangers at the mall” as one of his supposed client-fans have raved.

I mean you wouldn’t even notice that I had a haircut.  The cut he gave me was the cut I had before, but grown out of proportion.

I have had a better haircut by a different hair stylist (not in Dubai).  Low maintenance too but the way my hair moved with the cut made it look styled even though it was almost wash and wear.  And one or two friends did compliment me on that.  I expected that kind of result with Rami, if not better.

Was I happy?  This is not to discredit anyone.  Rami knows what he’s doing and is knowledgeable with products, treatments, and proper care as far as hair’s concerned.  Although I’ve read somewhere that he’s a diva, this kind of behavior didn’t show.  The guy has a decent demeanor and is amicable.  You can’t really hate him.  If I went to a different person, it could have gotten worse with me having a very bad hair day.  It’s just that I had set very high expectations from what I have read so far.  I ended up with a safe haircut at the time that I expected to go out of the salon feeling like a million bucks.