Lauren Conrad’s 10 Steps To Halloween Flapper Hair

Lauren Conrad’s ’20s flapper hair.
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If you’re still searching for a Halloween costume and Ke$ha’s DIY shark face isn’t, um, glam enough for you, we’ve got some more options! We peeped Lauren Conrad’s site, and ohhh boy! They are CHOCK FULL of great Halloween ideas—one of them being this step-by-step tutorial of how to get ’20s flapper hair. Our Hills girl shows us EVERY step of the process with the help of hair stylist Kristin Ess to transform you from a millennial beauty into a “vintage vixen.” Kristin says this hair can be used for a whole slew of costume ideas ranging from a Gatsby girl to silent film star to an old school gangster lady. UH-MAZING. Follow Kristin’s instructions below to get the look!

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STEP 1: Start with clean, dry hair.
STEP 2: To remove excess length and weight, braid the bottom hair and pin it up so it’s out of the way. Part your hair from ear to ear in the back of your head and clip the top half up.
STEP 3: Create two braids.
STEP 4: Pin the two braids flat against your head in the back. It helps if you lay them in a zigzag pattern. Use large bobby pins for more support.
STEP 5: You want all of the curls to go TOWARD your face. Your curls need to be lined up and be the same size going in the same direction. Take sections that are about the same size as your pinkie finger and wrap them tightly around the outside of your curling iron. Equally important is the size of your iron. It must be small. Anything over 3/4″ will just give you big waves. Curling will take a lot of time, but it’s SO worth it.
STEP 6: After you curl the hair, clip it in place and allow it to set.

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STEP 7: See how Lauren’s curls are all going the same direction and are the same size? That’s what you want. Let it set for as long as you can. The longer, the better.
STEP 8: When the hair has cooled entirely, release all of the curls (don’t pull them apart with your fingers). Using a large soft bristled flat brush, start brushing the curls out. The pattern will begin to develop. Look down slightly and brush hair toward your face.
STEP 9: If you have a lot of hair, it’s optional to pin one side back like Lauren is doing in the shot so that the hair doesn’t overwhelm your face.
STEP 10: Grab a section of brushed out curls. Hold the very bottom of the curls with one hand. Using a comb, tease (using long upward strokes) with the other hand. You should only need 1 or 2 strokes to get it into the “bob” shape. Spray the section with a strong holding hairspray and then tuck the extra hairs. Pin in place using a large bobby pin or two.

Our favorite part? Adding a sparkly headband for a final touch! We LOVE this metallic lace Bando headwrap.

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