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Wassup '90s? Decade-Inspired Halloween Hair

Jamie Newman | October 27, 2017 | 11:06 AM

Are you or your clients totally buggin' about what to be for Halloween this year? Get ready to wig out with these hair how-tos for inspiration! 

T3 micro teamed up with stylists from some of the most popular '90s TV shows and movies for these looks you can create on your clients (or yourself) this Halloween.

Cher Horowitz, Clueless

Stylist and hair designer Nina Paskowitz was on the set of 1994’s Clueless and was responsible for all of Cher Horowitz’s (Alicia Silverstone’s) looks.

“Alicia’s hair in the movie was generally down as her go-to look," Paskowitz says. "It was very touchable and bouncy, with a bit of height at the root and a slight bend at the ends. This hairstyle is simple, yet expresses a natural easygoing unkempt look that exudes confidence...Cher Horowitz was a youthful and free-spirited character. Her hairstyles helped portray that."

How to recreate Cher's voluminous blowout:
STEP 1: Starting with wet hair, use the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i dryer to dry hair in every direction. Throw head upside down when almost dry and lift hair in every direction with hands to create volume.
STEP 2: Using the T3 SinglePassLuxe flat iron on high heat, pass it through all sections of the hair, overdirecting at the root to create volume and lift. Additionally, create a slight bend on the ends to give it a softness and bounce.
STEP 3: For even more volume at the root, a touch of back combing at the grown can give an instant lift.

Buffy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Stylist and hair designer Jeri Baker worked alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar to create her iconic '90s look for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

“On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, we wanted to give buffy a classic 60’s look–think Emma Peele from the British TV show The Avengers," Baker says. "So I decided to go with a classic set pattern”

How to recreate Buffy's signature look:
STEP 1: Using the T3 Twirl Convertible Iron, create sections and curl in a classic set pattern. Clipping the curls as you go (see below diagram for reference).
STEP 2: Always let curls totally cool while pinned. The longer it cools, the better the curl will last.
STEP 3: Once hair is completely cool, unpin all curls and create a side part. Brush hair back using a Mason Pearson nylon brush.
STEP 4: Finally, use hand to bring the bottom of the hair around neck and place on shoulders. Finish with spritz of hairspray.

Grace, Will and Grace

The reboot of Will and Grace proves the '90s are back and better than ever! Hairstylist Luke O’Connor was the mastermind behind all of the character’s hair from the show then, and is also doing hair for the reboot!

“The big hair from the 80’s was going out of style," O'Connor says. "In the '90s women started wearing their hair very sleek and straight. Debra had naturally curly hair that I loved. I wanted to keep those curls because I thought she would stand out more. My inspiration was really a bohemian chic vibe for Debra’s character. “

How to recreate Grace's boho texture:
STEP 1: 
Prep hair with leave in conditioner and rough dry with T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i
STEP 2: 
Once hair is dry, section horizontally starting at the bottom. Using the T3 Whirl Trio with the 1” Straight Barrel attachment, wrap 1-inch sections of the hair around the iron and hold for about five seconds.
STEP 3:
After you release, grab hair and stretch it out a bit as it’s cooling off. Vary tension on each section so curls are not uniform.
STEP 4:
Once all sections are curled, flip whole head upside town, and work finger tips in a circular motion at base of hair.
STEP 5:
To finish, use a light spritz of hairspray for hold.

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