Halloween Hair How To: 5 Little Pumpkins

“Halloween is an exciting time for hairstylists to wave their creative wands and create fun styles. Inspired by the book '5 Little Pumpkins,' this adorable bubble braid is a cute style for the little ones,” explains Anna Peters, Sam Villa ArTeam Member and owner of re:TREAT Color + Hair Design and Studio (@annas_hair_retreat), who created the look for her daughter Bennett.

How to get the look:

  1. Brush hair thoroughly to make sure it is tangle-free. Working with the Sam Villa Artist Series Paddle Brush will make this scary task an easy one. Smooth out any waves or curls with the Sam Villa Signature Series Sleekr Professional Straightening Iron to give a silky smooth surface and more control when making pumpkins.
  2. Divide hair vertically down center back creating a left and right side.
  3. Starting on the right side, use a tail comb to divide hair at a diagonal forward from center back to above ear. Secure with an elastic. Drop down 2” and repeat including hair from above section.
  4. Using tail comb or fingers, gently pull and puff hair between the two elastics. Expand hair until happy with the size and shape of the first pumpkin. 
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 all the way down the hair until 5 bubbles/ little pumpkins are made. Repeat on left side of head.
  6. Spray temporary orange hair color down and around each pumpkin.
  7. Tie green ribbons at the top of each pumpkin covering the elastics.
  8. Use black paper to cut out eyes and mouths for each pumpkin and adhere with a small amount of hair gel, googly eyes can also be used.

“Have fun with this super easy style and get creative! You could use white paint to make ghosts…green for aliens or witches!” adds Peters.

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Hair: Anna Peters

Model: Bennett Peters