Halloween make-up how-tos

Get your freak on with our step-by-step guide to Halloween make-up

Something wicked this way comes on Friday October 31, when zombies, skeletons and other fright-inducing ghouls descend on the city for Halloween. Traditionally a holiday to remember the dead, nowadays it’s all about the costumes and parties. Sink your teeth into this expert make-up tutorial and unveil your spooky side, with tips from Dubai-based make-up artist Anna Cottle. Meanwhile, Toni & Guy offer expert spooky hair-styling tips based on catwalk looks from Penghe and Jean-Pierre Braganza.

Dramatic Retro from Pinghe


Step 1
Prep hair with mousse.

Step 2
Divide hair into three even sections and create a ponytail at the front of the head.

Step 3
Twist the ponytail around a largebun ring and secure in place with grips.

Step 4
Take remaining hair sections and wrap around bun to create a beehive effect.

Step 5
Finish with hairspray to secure in place.

Baroque Maiden from Jean-Pierre Braganza

Step 1
Prep hair with mousse and rough dry.

Step 2
Create a centre-parting and divide hair into a halo section.

Step 3
Apply style dust to roots to add texture and lift.

Step 4
Clip coloured extensions to the front of each side of head and apply wax through mid-lengths to ends of hair.

Step 5
Take the two sections of hair from each side of the head, leaving the extensions loose, and twist the hair together to create two chunky braids.

Step 6
Once hair is all twisted, take the two coloured extensions and twist around both braids to create one braid. Secure in place at the ends with a rubber band and hold in place with hairspray.
Toni & Guy Dubai, various locations including DIFC (04 330 3345).

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