How To – Rainbow Hair and Makeup

Unicorns and mermaids have long been a huge trend in the costume and Cosplay world. The mythical creatures provide the perfect excuse for oodles of glitter and some pretty exaggerated makeup (who doesn’t love a horn and a tail?) This summer, a host of beauty enthusiasts and fashionistas have taken inspiration from the fantasy theme resulting in the most magical of hair trends – rainbow hair.

Rainbow Hair

Matching Rainbow Hair and Makeup

Matching your hair and makeup used to be a bit of a beauty no-no but that rule has been dragged and dropped firmly in the trash. Those in-the-know are taking inspiration from their coloured hair and using it as a palette for the face.

Rainbow hair allows for some serious colour mixing when it comes to your makeup. Whether you take one or two shades of the hair lengths and match with eyeshadows or go full out rainbow abstract painting, the possibilities are endless. For selfie lovers, rainbow hair and makeup looks make for some fabulously photogenic results.

We’ve found just the girl who so happens to be a bit of a genius in creating multi-coloured makeup to coordinate with your rainbow hair. Want to be inspired with some easy to follow guides? Simply click the videos below….

Suezochan chose the Unicorn Rainbow Wig for her makeup looks below. Click the image above for more information on the multi-coloured wig – in stock and available to purchase now.

Suezochan used the LaRoc Summer Shades Professional 120 Colour Eyeshadow Palette to create her looks here. This cruelty-free brand is also purse friendly and offers multiple eye and face palettes including their new Beauty and The Beast range.

Other cruelty-free eyeshadow palettes, ideal for the rainbow makeup look can be found here;

Steal – NYX Cosmetics Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette

Save – BH Cosmetics First Edition 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette

Splurge – Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

To replicate Suezochan’s rainbow hair, don’t forget to check out our post on how to make your wig look more natural. Our tips and tricks include widening the parting line with a pair of tweezers and matching to your skin tone – as shown by the gorgeous gal in the images above.

Have fun creating your looks and share the love with the tag #starstylewigs xx

How To Wash A Synthetic Wig

Step By Step Guide To Washing Your Synthetic Wig

It is essential to care for your synthetic wig to preserve it’s longevity and with gentle brushing and styling and careful storage, you really can get multiple wears from your favourite hair piece with it looking like new. Washing and conditioning your wig is an ideal way to remove any unnatural shine, particularly in regards light or bright coloured designs and will be required after 3-8 outings of your new hair.

Our step by step guide requires no skill or specialist equipment just patience and a gentle hand!

It may be tempting to wash your wig with the same products as your natural hair. Your favourite shampoo and conditioner are ideal but remember that your wig is made from synthetic materials, closely resembling a soft fabric. You will therefore need a small amount of fabric conditioner and treat the hair much more carefully than you would your own to achieve the best and least damaging results.

Only wash your wig when you feel it is absolutely needed and give yourself plenty of time. Ideally you will want to leave it to dry overnight. Washing your wig too frequently will adversely affect the fibres and shorten it’s life span.

How To Wash A Synthetic Wig

Products used in our step by step guide;

Step By Step Guide To Washing A Wig

  1. MIX IT UP: First up, you need to prepare your magical concoction. Using 10 pence piece sizes add 3 X Shampoo (shampoo designed specifically for dry hair is great for wigs as it will moisture and nourish the hair) 3 X Conditioner and 2 X Fabric Conditioner into your empty spray bottle. Top it right up with water and give it a swirl ensuring a nice diluted potion. If needed detangle your wig first using a wide tooth comb or brush. This paddle brush from Toni & Guy is ideal.
  2. GET SPRITZING: Depending on the length of your wig, you can either hold it up or place it on a wig stand / door knob / can of hair spray / boyfriend’s head and simply coat all the hair as evenly as possible with your spritzing bottle.
  3. LET IT FLOW: No need for any magic words or wizard spells, allow the mixture to penetrate the hair fibres for a few minutes and prepare for the next step by filling a clean basin with lukewarm water. Hotter water is fine to use on heat resistant wigs but will relax the wig style slightly if used on kanekalon and other fibres that are not fully heat resistant.

Continue reading more steps in How To Wash A Synthetic Wig Guide with bonus Star Style Tips xx

9 Tips For Making Synthetic Wigs Look More Natural

How To Make Synthetic Wigs Look More Natural

Any synthetic hair, in any form will ALWAYS need some styling before you strut your stuff and start performing epic hair flips. Be it hair extensions, clip in ponytails, half wigs or full wigs – it is absolutely essential that you take some simple steps to make the hair look as natural and realistic as possible.

These relatively quick and easy tips can be performed with the wig already in place or on a wig stand / head.

Tools and products you will need for the magical transformation;
Synthetic Wigs Look More Natural Tutorial

  1. Paddle Brush
  2. Concealer
  3. Small Angled Brush
  4. Setting Powder
  5. Dry Shampoo
  6. Fan Brush
  7. Tweezers
  8. Translucent Powder
  9. Hair Dryer

(All beauty products pictured available from Look Fantastic)

Step 1: When your wig arrives, it is super important to remove from the packaging and shake it out. Your wig has been packed flat and in transit for hours or sometimes days. Have you seen those exposé documentaries? Your package has more than likely been thrown, tossed, squeezed, folded, squashed and more by stressed and hungover delivery drivers. 🙁

Step 2: Blow it out! Choose a cool setting on your hair dryer and blitz your wig. This separates all of the fibres which in turn adds texture and reduces shine.

Continue reading for more steps in how to make synthetic wigs look more natural here and to watch our video tutorial including all of these tips and more. xx