How To – Poison Ivy Hair and Makeup

The Halloween season is fast approaching and if you haven’t chosen your character or costume for 2017, we have inspiration coming your way on a daily basis. We start with a movie favourite, tried and tested by Kim Kardashian and easily deciphered among the witches, vampires and zombies. Poison Ivy ticks all the boxes with her instantly recognised look, vast array of costume choices and the scope of customisation options.

Poison Ivy Hair – Wig It Out!

Kim Kardashian Poison Ivy Wig

If you have not been blessed with long, bright red, curly, Poison Ivy hair – make like Kim Kardashian and opt for a wig. Our Poison Ivy Wig is based on the reality star’s famous Halloween look, sporting full and thick curls plus lifted, voluminous crown, secured with a ponytail to the rear. The glamorous costume wig boasts premium Japanese Kanekalon fibre. This synthetic material feels and flows like human hair. It can be brushed, styled, sprayed and washed with ease.

The deluxe synthetic wig exposes the face, giving you the opportunity to get really creative with your makeup. A Poison Ivy style green leaf eye mask is ideal if your costume is of the dramatic and intricate variety. Make your hair and makeup the focal point with more classic costumes.

The Poison Ivy Wig in Action

Poison Ivy Hair

Makeup Artist Elizabeth Daisy chose our Poison Ivy Wig for a Hallow Glam photoshoot. The super talented beauty opted for classic makeup and co-ordinated the red Poison Ivy hair with a pair of sinister contact lenses. Add a touch of red eyeshadow to your eyebrows as pictured for a subtle but effective look.

Poison Ivy Makeup Guide

For a more dramatic makeup look, check out this fabulous step-by-step video tutorial guide for the face, with a little bit of body paint thrown in. The awesome Jordan Hanz creates a full range of Halloween and movie inspired makeup. Find more looks on her Instagram page.

 

 

10 Halloween Makeup Ideas With Blue Wigs

If you have fallen in love with one of this season’s popular shades of blue and have decided on rocking your favourite from the selection of blue wigs available this Halloween, we’ve got you covered with some makeup inspiration.

Blue Hair Wigs

Not found your perfect wig yet? Visit our range of blue wigs, featuring short, mid-length and extra long designs in light pastel hues to electric blue beauties.

10 Makeup Looks For Halloween With Blue Wigs

  1. Butterfly Queen

BUTTERFLY MAKEUP BLUE HAIR

If you are not up for donning a full on costume for the Halloween season focus instead on hair and makeup, paired with a regular outfit. This gorgeous blue butterfly design coordinates a blue wig with matching two-tone makeup and butterfly hair applique. Add a pair of coloured contact lenses for added drama.

2. Ringleader Robin

RINGLEADER MAKEUP BLUE WIG

The Circus theme has been embraced wholeheartedly by the costume community, with it’s theatrical outfits and distinctive props. The dramatic characters are ideal for adding a sinister twist and this stunning Ringleader makeup creation has it nailed. Pin the blue wig into space buns or pigtails to encourage volume around the crown, drawing attention to the face. Jasmine used Makeup Geek shadows for shading and the Urban Decay Electric Palette for the bolder colours.

3. Mosaic Skull

MOSAIC-SKULL MAKEUP BLUE HAIR

For lovers of full face paints, there are tonnes of jaw-dropping designs out there striking the balance between downright freaky and drop-dead gorgeous. This beautiful Mosaic Skull makeup creation incorporates texture with the use of rhinestones and embellishments. Coordinating a blue wig with coloured contact lenses make the eyes pop even more, adding an alluring intensity.

4. Unicorn

UNICORN MAKEUP BLUE WIG

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn. Similar to the mermaid rule (there are no rules) choose your favourite hair colour and coordinate the wig with your makeup. We adore Courtney’s glittery eyebrows, created by applying eyelash adhesive to the brow and fine glitter once tacky. Her full video tutorial takes you step by step through the process including how to fashion your own horn.

5. Scary Clown

SCARY-CLOWN MAKEUP BLUE WIG

The freaky, grotesque, terrifying clown is an assured Halloween staple. Get messy with your makeup with overdrawn eyes and lips. Add mismatched hair bows and clips to the blue wig for a feminine twist. Use a comb to tease the hair at the root for a full, back-combed wayward effect.

6. Space Alien Princess

SPACE ALIEN PRINCESS MAKEUP BLUE HAIR

The feminine Space Alien Princess creation uses pastel shading and glitter to great effect. Colour coordinate a bold lipstick with your blue wig. To replicate this charming makeup look or for inspiration check out the step by step video tutorial here.

7. Head In The Clouds

HEAD-IN-THE-CLOUDS MAKEUP BLUE WIG

This fabulously effective makeup look was created with just two shades of face paints and a matching lipstick. Tease the blue wig and pin in place after applying hairspray to achieve the bouffant effect pictured. Complete the look by securing cotton wool to the hair with bobby pins.

8. Corpse Bride

CORPSE-BRIDE MAKEUP BLUE WIG

Stunning makeup look inspired by Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride was crafted using greasepaints and a straw covered with green wool to create the animated worm. Pin your blue wig back with the morbid veil to draw attention to your artistry.

9. Blue Mermaid

MERMAID MAKEUP BLUE HAIR

The ever popular Mermaid can be transformed into a sinister version for the Halloween season. Add dark contact lenses and intense scaly skin to achieve the effect. Simply place a fishnet wig cap over your face and apply eyeshadow and fine glitter with a small brush. Remove the wig cap to reveal authentic looking mermaid-esque scaly skin!

10. Neon Rainbow Zombie

RAINBOW-NEON-ZOMBIE MAKEUP BLUE HAIR

To complete our Halloween Makeup / Blue Wigs series is arguably the most impressive of the bunch – the Neon Rainbow Zombie. This jaw-dropping design is actually relatively easily to recreate and the full step by step guide from the fabulous Glam & Gore is featured below;

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For more inspiration on all things wigs, follow us on Instagram and if you are opting for one of our blue wigs, don’t forget to check out our tutorial on how to make synthetic wigs look more natural.

 

The Half Wigs – Love Island Trending Hair

Found yourself crushing on the gorgeous looks sported by this year’s Love Island babes? You’re not alone! Social media has been buzzing with posts on the enviable bodies, brows and buns on display in the Summer’s must-watch TV show.

Love Island Hair Extensions and Half Wigs

The long, glorious wavy hair preened, scrunched and flipped at every opportunity by this year’s contestants (male and female) has been of particular interest to beauty enthusiasts.

You may have caught a glimpse of the odd bonded extension, an effective but costly and time consuming method for adding length and volume to natural hair. If this permanent and high maintenance procedure is not viable in regards your schedule or Prada purse, the ideal alternative comes in the form of the versatile and cost effective half wig.

Introducing The Hollywood Icon Half Wigs

The Hollywood Icon Half Wigs are placed over your natural hair – that has been pulled back into a bun or plaited and clipped flat to the head. The hairpiece is then secured with 7 hair extension clips and blended with the front section of your hair. It’s essentially a full head of hair extensions in just one, easy to use hairpiece!

The half wigs are fully heat resistant and can be styled with the sprays, gels, mousse and serum that are part of your usual routine. Style the half wigs into your own, unique hairstyle, inspired by your choice of this year’s Love Island beauties.

7 Hair Colours Available Matched To The Love Island Contestants

Brown Half Wig

If Tyla’s goddess-inspired hair is your bag, simply shake the half wig out before fixing to your head and apply some texturising root lift powder to the crown.

Blonde Curly Half Wig

Chloe’s long, flowing locks have been pulled back to expose her perfectly made up face thanks to a strategically placed pair of sunglasses. To achieve the same flattering look, pull the front section of your hair back into a high ponytail to cover the edge of the hairpiece, adding volume to the crown.

Dark Brown Wavy Half Wig

The stunning Amber has been rocking this season’s ‘hun’ hairstyle with perfection. A great way to cover the edge of the half wig and stay on trend. Pull the front section of your hair up and over the front of the half wig and style into a mini top knot.

Golden Blonde Half Wig

If a more effortless, laid back style à la Camilla is your desired look, fit the half wig to your head and then carefully brush through the hair lengths to relax the waves. Use straighteners on the ends to completely diminish the curl. Pin back your natural hair to cover the edge of the half wig and pull strands forward to replicate Camilla’s look.

Brown Curly Half Wig Hairpiece

To achieve the seductive, super sexy style as oozed by Jess, separate the hair lengths and brush through with a wide tooth comb. Work a generous dose of texturising sea salt spray with your fingers through each section. A great way to leave the hair tousled and relaxed with an ‘unstyled’ effect.

Blonde Curly Half Wig

Leave your shorter layers loose, to flatter the face and apply a good root lift spray to add volume for Olivia’s style. This extra lift at the root helps to conceal the edge of the half wig.

Curly Half Wig

For big sexy hair as sported by Montana, back-comb your natural hair around the crown area before applying the half wig. Use the back-side of a comb to gently smooth the hair down, covering the edge of the hairpiece. Continue back-combing each strand at the roots for extra lift and use a flexible hairspray for prolonged hold.

Bleach Blonde Half Wig Hairpiece

For gorgeous beach waves like Danielle’s, remove the deliberate curls from the half wig by straightening out the ends of the hair lengths with your GHDs. If you hair is a darker shade than the barbie-esque Miami Bleach colour, this blends nicely and creates an even more natural and laid back look.

Click any of the above images for the full colour range, shipping options and more details. The Hollywood Icon Half Wig Hairpiece is in stock and available to purchase now.

13 Top Halloween Makeup Looks For Pink Hair

Are you waiting until Halloween to rock that pink hair shade you have been fawning over all year? We hear you. Costume season allows for the perfect excuse to test out that hair colour that you have not been quite brave enough to switch to and some seriously out-there makeup.

The specific costume theme or makeup look comes next for us (its kind of like planning your Saturday night outfit around your shoes). Guilty as charged!

We’ve got some serious inspiration with 13 super duper Halloween makeup looks that just happen to look awesome with pink hair.

If you are not planning on dying your hair and are instead opting for a deluxe wig, check out our selection of pink wigs by clicking the image below. A whole host of pastel tones and bubblegum beauties await. Mid length designs, extra long hair lengths and even candy coloured afros are available from our store. With worldwide shipping and FREE UK delivery on all orders, washing guide, styling information and the all-important wig cap come as standard with all deliveries.

Pastel Wigs

Need your wig in a hurry? No problem – express delivery is available, no matter where you live in the world. All pricing and shipping times, including the expected delivery date is displayed at checkout before you complete your purchase.

On to the makeup, ideally coordinated with pink hair;

  1. Diamond Sugar Skull

Sugar Skull Pink Wig

Super dramatic with a mix of elegance and intensity, this Halloween look can be replicated by following the video tutorial here. Vic Brocca used black, yellow and white face paints for the base and spirit gum to affix the faux jewels.

2. Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest Makeup Pink Wig

Think pretty pixies and edgy elves for a unique look this Halloween. Spirit gum is a must to attach the fabric flowers and have a go at pastel contouring for the appearance of elongated features.

3. Candy Crush

Candy Makeup Pink Afro Wig

Ok, this look does not look like the simplest to recreate as the skills of @pastelpegasus are pretty mega but if you check out her YouTube Tutorial Channel you can find plenty of inspiration and body painting guides to help you get started. The queen of body art used the Pink Extra Large Afro Wig from our collection to finish off her sweetie themed creation with a marshmallow effect. (Click the image above for wig information).

Continue reading the final 10 Halloween Makeup Looks for Pink Hair here.

 

Wig Trend: Pastel Hair

The Pastel Hair Fashion

Pinterest and Instagram are in love right now with celebrities, hairstylists and fashion bloggers embracing the pastel coloured hair trend. Mermaid and Unicorn inspired hair is all the rage and it seems to be driving many a hairdresser to their wits end!

Pastel Purple Hair

Achieving that dreamy baby blue shade or maintaining a lush lilac hue is impossible extraordinarily difficult and several well known stylists have taken to social media to explain this in seemingly irritated posts.

Multiple rounds of colour stripping is required, particularly if your hair is naturally dark as it is important that a bleached base is achieved before the new colour is applied.

The quick, easy and comparatively cheap way to go all over pastel? Choose from an array of pastel wigs.

Shop and browse our pastel wigs collection by clicking the image.

Pastel Wigs

The ever changing hair colour of a certain Miss Kylie Jenner can be attributed to her extensive wig collection and we offer a range of the youngest of the Kardashian clan’s inspired looks.

Switch between pastel colours such as Summer silver and gorgeous green depending on the occasion or outfit and experiment with matching makeup for the perfect selfie.

Our pastel fashion wigs include multiple colours and designs including mid length cuts, extra long lengths, bangs and fringeless styles. Each of our pastel wigs is fully heat resistant, allowing you to curl and straighten your style again and again.

TIP: It is common for unused light coloured wigs to emit a slight shine due to the nature of the hair fibres. Click here for tips and tutorials on how to make your wig less shiny.

Free shipping is available on all UK orders with delivery dates displayed at checkout. Need your wig in a hurry? We offer expedited delivery to every country in the World. Receive your order within 1-3 days no matter where you live.

 

Do Of The Day – Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham added a bit of glamour to an unsuspecting Notting Hill Chip Shop this week when she popped in to pick up dinner for son Cruz. The newly returned ‘posh’ brit was papped carrying a huge bag from her own designer range, sporting signature sunglasses, casual knit jumper / skinny jeans combo and knee high boots. The A list star rocked her famous mid length brown locks with sun kissed blonde highlights – replicated by many of her Hollywood comrades. Look out for our exclusive Victoria Beckham inspired fashion wig coming soon!

Victoria Beckham Hair 2013

Do Of The Day – Lea Michele

Lea Michele wowed the crowds at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards this week in a shocking pink, full length gown. Who will ditch the blacks and pastels and follow suit this season? The Glee actress scored a pretty unanimous thumbs up for her ballsy choice and we just love her super fashionable dip dye hair and neutral make up. Look out for our exclusive Lea Michele fashion wig coming soon!

Lea Michele Hair 2013

Do Of The Day – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Hair 2013Taylor Swift picked up yet another award this week at Madrid’s Principales ceremony. Rocking a white mini dress encrusted with rhinestones and new season ankle strap shoes, the singer completed her super-glamorous look with a more natural hair style in neutral blonde tones, effortless waves and neat fringe. Look out for our exclusive Taylor Swift fashion wig coming soon.

National Television Awards Style Special

This week, London’s O2 Arena played host to the National Television Awards 2013 – one of the few ceremonies that is based purely on viewer votes. A host of soap stars, reality royals, drama divas and documentary dudes attended the bash in the hope of some much needed air time. The mandatory red carpet was flooded with an array of familiar faces – but who won the style war? The hair trend of the night was loose flowing locks, with the majority of those who did attempt a sophisticated up do getting it embarrassingly wrong. Here is our run down of the best and worst….

COULD HAVE BEEN AT THE OSCARS

Holly Willoughby rarely gets it wrong and she did not disappoint for this occasion. The ‘This Morning’ host looked glamorous in a well fitted, elegant black gown, classic make up and her signature ‘not try too hard’ flowing blonde locks. Look out for our Holly Willoughby fashion wig coming very soon!

Holly Willoughby NTA 2013

Sheridan Smith was one of the few who got the up do right. Beautiful dress, beautiful hair, beautiful glowing skin. Mrs Biggs did good.

Sheridan Smith NTA 2013

Laura Whitmore would not have looked out of place on a Hollywood film awards red carpet. Wearing this season’s most fashionable colour and taking inspiration from the likes of A listers Amy Adams and Naomi Watts, her 1920’s style hair design was spot on. Our Laura Whitmore fashion wig will be making it’s debut in March.

Laura Whitmore NTA 2013

Another blonde bombshell making waves on the red carpet was Strictly’s Tess Daly. Her sultry, yet sophisticated, long red gown complemented beautifully by her vintage inspired blonde curls.

Tess Daly NTA 2013

Eastenders star Jacqueline Jossa looked like a fairytale princess in her full length gown and the classy swept back hair style was the perfect choice to add a modern twist.

Jacqueline Jossa NTA 2013

‘I’m A Celebrity’ runner up and ex Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts stole the limelight from her former band mate – Nicole Scherzinger – arriving at the ceremony looking utterly divine in a long white fitted gown, Hollywood glam hair (sported by many a celeb at last week’s Golden Globes) and minimal make up. ‘Dontcha wish your wardrobe was hot like her’s?’

Ashley Roberts NTA 2013

Emmerdale actress Natalie Anderson’s look was a far cry from her character’s usual tacky mini skirts, flower head bands and knee high boots. The pretty brunette looked super sexy in a floor length apple green dress and simple, glossy black hair.

Natalie Anderson NTA 2013

COULD HAVE BEEN AT THE ROTTEN TOMATOES

Even Jennifer Lopez failed to pull off the ‘slit arm’ look, not sure why Sherrie Hewson thought it was a good idea.

Sherrie Hewson NTA 2013

Gemma Collins’ bright blue, voluminous dress did nothing to flatter the TOWIE star’s curves and the Dallas style hair looked unsurprisingly tacky.

Gemma Collins NTA 2013Two words Marie Osmond – ‘Mutton’ and ‘Lamb’.

Marie Osmond NTA 2013 Joanna Lumley attended the awards as her alter ego ‘Patsy Stone’.

Joanna Lumley NTA 2013Corrie star Michelle Collins opted for a strange top and skirt combination that, for the life of us, we cannot fathom.

Michelle Collins NTA 2013Helen Flanagan looked twice her age in a patterned frock that would have been better suited to a Loose Woman and the prominent hair bow didn’t help matters.

Helen Flanagan NTA 2013Samia Ghadie disappointed in a bland get up. The stunning soap star should have gone all out glamour like many of her co-stars. Along with the windswept hair, this was just weird.

Samia Ghadie NTA 2013

Kimberley Walsh donned a bizarre midi dress with extravagant puffy sleeves. The Girl’s Aloud singer, who usually looks delightful, managed to seriously age herself in this nutty outfit – although her hair style was exquisite!

Kimberley Walsh NTA 2013

Do Of The Day – Jaimie Alexander

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s come back film – The Last Stand – premiered this week in London and his rather gorgeous co-star Jaimie Alexander brought all the glamour to the red carpet. The sultry 28 year old actress rocked a white mini dress covered in gemstones. A perfect combination of glowing porcelain skin and a dark, funky up do hair style, completed the show-stopping look. Channeling a certain Miss Kristen Stewart we think, and it worked wonders. Hair do of the day goes to Jaimie Alexander.

Jaimie Alexander Hair