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October 10, 2014

Halloween How-To: Day of the Dead Candy Skull

Our Halloween experts say this classic costume is one of the most requested at their salons year after year. Not only is it super creative and sure to impress at any Halloween bash, but most people will need the help of a professional to achieve the look. Here’s how it’s done.

Halloween How-To:
Day of the Dead Candy Skull

Our Halloween experts, Zach Garfinkel, manager of field and event promotions at Ricky’s Salon in New York City and Kat Cannon, Social Media Specialist at Dolce Salon & Spa in Arizona, both agree this classic costume is one of the most requested at their salons year after year. Not only is it super creative and sure to impress at any Halloween bash, but most people will need the help of a professional to achieve the look. Here’s how it’s done, courtesy of Schwarzkopf Professional Brand Ambassador Amber Dawn.

1. Begin by putting a quarter-size amount of Schwarzkopf OSiS+ Session Label Silk Shine Cream into the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together to help distribute the product evenly, then glide your hands through the hair. This will create a smooth texture and make it easy to braid.

2. Pull all the hair over to one side of the head.

3. Create a three-strand braid, moving upward, toward the top of the head. Secure with a small elastic.

4. Softly pull the braid apart starting from the bottom and working your way to the base of the braid.

5. Wrap the braid around the front of the head and pin, criss-crossing your pins to help secure the braid in place.

6. Place a flower crown just behind braid.

7. Softly rub the head in the back, pulling tiny bits of hair down to create a glow.

8. Finish with Schwarzkopf OSiS+ Session Label Flex Hold Hairspray—this will leave the hair soft, yet in place, all night long! 

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