A classic Halloween costume is typically scary and witchy. But if a soft, feminine and pretty look sounds more up your alley, this pastel-hair tutorial is for you. Inspired by the cosmos and the swirling colours of the Milky Way, Galaxy Queen is one of those Halloween ideas that feels fresh and new. The style uses streaks of temporary colour to create a pastel rainbow effect that’s beautifully offset by soft waves and a crown. It befits intergalactic royalty—so, pick up a few supplies and follow this quick Galaxy Queen Halloween tutorial for an Insta-worthy costume you’ll always remember.
To create this Galaxy Queen hairstyle at home, you’ll need temporary hair colour in three shades: bright pink, soft purple and grey. You’ll also need a brushable hairspray with strong hold.
L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary Hair Colour in #HotPink300, #Grey700 and #Lilac500: Vibrant, playful hair colour that washes out with a single shampoo, Colorista Hair Makeup is the perfect no-commitment hair dye for any Halloween hairstyle you dream up. It’s ideal for dipping tips or streaking highlights, and each colour can be worn on its own or mixed with others to create customized looks. In addition to #HotPink300, #Grey700 and #Lilac500, Colorista Hair Makeup comes in #Purple50, #BronzeAuburn20, #NeonPink200, #PinkViolet400, #SilverBlue600, #Blue60, #Green10, #NeonGreen100, #NeonYellow150 and #Raspberry10.
L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray: Elnett Satin Hairspray is a cult favourite and beloved by hairstylists for red-carpet events and photo shoots alike. The micro-diffuser releases an ultra-fine brushable mist that won’t feel sticky or look fake or stiff. It also creates strong, residue-free hold with a hint of shine. Use Elnett to set your style and protect against humidity, and then brush it out when you’re done for clean, soft and shiny hair.
A Galaxy Queen Halloween tutorial: your step-by-step guide
Before getting started on your Galaxy Queen hairstyle, make sure you’ve washed and dried your hair so you have a fresh canvas with no residue. You won’t need gloves because the gentle formula is free of ammonia and peroxide, so it’s safe on skin. It’s a good idea to protect your clothing from stains by putting a towel over your shoulders or wearing an old shirt.
1. Starting with your first tube of colour, L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary Hair Colour in #Lilac500, squeeze a small amount onto your fingers.
2.Take a small section of hair and apply the colour, rubbing it in from the mid-shaft to the ends. Some sections of colour can start closer to the root, while others can start lower.
3. Either apply all of your #Lilac500 streaks first and then move on to your other hues, or alternate as you go to ensure a good balance of colours. L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary Hair Colour in #HotPink300 and #Grey700 were used to create this look, but you can also choose different shades, or mix colours together for a totally personalized hairstyle. Apply streaks of colour to your entire mane—but especially the most visible top layer.
4. Set the colour by blow-drying your hair until it’s dry.
5. Lightly brush through your locks, and then curl your strands with a large-barrel curling iron. Spritz your style with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray to set it and fight the curl-ruining effects of humidity.
Your pastel-hair tutorial is complete! Now all you have to do is find the perfect crown. The circlet pictured features long, narrow crystals woven together with twine, but anything with a little glitz or a hint of pastel will offset the purple, blue and pink tones in your curls.