The American holiday is fast becoming popular amongst us Brits with Mintel estimating that we will spend a terrorific £310 million in the run up to Halloween this year. That’s 5 percent more than the £295 million we spent last year. If time is running out and you haven’t found your Halloween costume yet, fear not, we have the perfect solution. This year a host of beauty brands are offering scarily realistic makeovers to ensure you look the part without any of the hassle.
From the black swan to a green witch, here are the last minute Halloween services and beauty makeovers to book right now…
Best Halloween beauty service for the indecisive…
As a brand Illamasqua really comes into its own over Halloween and this year is no different. The brand has created four unique make-up looks that are guaranteed to garner a powerful reaction. “Inspired by the mystical power of the elements and the potent art of astral magic, explore a demonic persona cultivated in the reals of the dead and prepare to be transfigured,” says Illasmasqua’s art team member Chloe Habachi. From a Voodoo Priest to a Wisecrack, there’s certainly different looks, it just depends who you want to be this Halloween…
Illamasqua Halloween tutorials start from £40 for 30 minutes, which is redeemable against products. The service is available at selected stores. For more information or to find a store near you,
Best glamorous Halloween beauty service
If you’d rather veer towards glamorous than ghoulish and are London-based, head over to Duck & Dry salon on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of October. You’ll be treated to a Halloween-inspired cocktail while the expert team create a look that will make you stand out from the crowd. The team have chosen a selection of their classic hairstyles and given them with a spooky twist, such as the sassy, cat bun or the intricate, messy fishtail.
Best bejewelled Halloween beauty service
If your idea of the perfect Halloween costume is plenty of glitter and sparkle, you should book a makeover with Aer Blowdry Bar in London. The salon has teamed up with make-up and embellishment company In Your Dreams to create the most incredible embellished Halloween makeovers.
Aer and In Your Dreams beauty service will be available at the Old Brompton Road salon on the 29th October from 3pm until 8pm, from £45 for make-up, and £45 for hair.
Best Halloween hair service for the experimental
If you want to switch up your signature locks and go for something a little more wild this year for Halloween, then Bleach London is your go-to destination. The salon is offering semi-permanent coloured undercuts and under-sections in six spooky shades, including Tangerine Scream, Ghoullini, I Saw Blood, Toxic Waste, Hazard and Fearsome Fuchsia. For those who edge on the side of caution, the salon is also offering a range of subtler coloured looks.
Best Halloween nail service for witches
This year, WAH London is taking inspiration from Wiccan symbology and modern day witchcraft to create an exclusive nail art menu to give you those essential witchy vibes. The menu offers five bases, inspired by earth, air, fire, water and spirit, and the option to choose from a variety of symbols to create a mix ‘n’ match design. If witchcraft isn’t for you, find more easy Halloween nail art inspiration here.
Best make-up service for those who take Halloween seriously
And finally, where would Halloween be without MAC? You can choose between chic and scary (or somewhere in between) with the assistance of a MAC make-up artist. There are a range of looks to choose from and the session is thorough, lasting for up to 90 minutes. We love this chilling Galactic Ghoul make-up, but don’t worry if it’s not your cup of tea as there are plenty of other options. The makeovers are available at most MAC stores, but it’s a popular service and you do need to book in advance.