How to get a unicorn look using clip-in hair extensions!

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Bring some serious sparkle to your Halloween style with this quirky unicorn look! Who wants to be a gross blood-stained zombie when you can channel the magic of the rainbow right?

Whether you want to keep it cutesy à la My Little Pony or create a sexy but evil unicorn look to scare the pants off your friends, you can’t go wrong choosing these beautiful creatures as your Halloween inspo. They’re so the divas of the (mystical) animal world.

So grab your clip-in hair extensions and let the sparkle-tastic Miss Alex show you exactly how to get that gorgeous unicorn shine.

First things first, get your stuff together…
You’ll need
  • Clip-in hair extensions (a three-clip and a four-clip weft for this look)
  • Curling wand or iron
  • Comb for sectioning and backcombing
  • Hair ties and grips
  • Smoothing serum
  • Hairspray
  • Pigmented highlighter and glitter pigment
  • Eyelash glue and silver glitter
  • Silver flat-backed crystals
  • Unicorn headband (yep, they’re a thing - grab one online or get crafty and make your own)
Hot to trot? Let’s do this.

Conjure some curls
Get started by brushing through your natural hair so it’s nice and smooth. Then grab your curling wand and curl some random sections of hair to add some texture and volume to your mane fauxhawk. If you’re not sure how to do this, just check out our helpful how to get loose curls post and come straight back to finish your look. Don’t worry about being neat – this style is all about embracing the messy look! Curl some strands of your clip-in hair extension wefts as well so they’re ready to go.

Once you’ve finished curling, create a section of hair at the top of your head and clip it out of the way for now. Then create another section in the middle of your head and clip that out of the way too. You’re basically dividing your hair into thirds – top, middle and bottom.  

Bewitching wefts

Now it’s time to apply your wefts. Take your three-clip weft and fold it over on itself, leaving one clip free for applying it to your head. Now do the same with your four-clip weft. You might want to watch the video for this bit to see just how Alex does it…
Just clip your wefts, side by side, into the bottom section of hair, in the middle of the back of your head.

Messy mane
Next up, let’s make your mane. Release your middle section of hair and start to brush the sides of your Mohawk until they look silky smooth. Once both sides are lovely and neat, grab both the sides and one of your folded wefts together to create a high ponytail.
Repeat this with your bottom section of hair, by smoothing out the sides then creating another ponytail using the other weft.

Backcomb your ponytails gently with your comb to make them more voluminous. Then take some hair grips and grip small random sections of the ponytail onto the neat parts of your Mohawk. This will disguise the lines you created when you tied up your ponytails.
Dot small amounts of smoothing serum onto your fingers and apply it to the sleek sides of your ponytail.

Now, release your top section of hair and give it some volume by pushing against the root with your comb.
Once you have finished backcombing, just smooth over the top slightly. Take your hair grips and randomly grip your top section of hair into your mane so all of your hair is flowing down your back in one gorgeous messy tumble.
Give it a good spritz of hairspray to keep everything in place and place your unicorn headband proudly on the top of your head.

Magical make-up
So we don’t just show you how to do kick-ass hair, we’re here for you when it comes to your make-up too! To add that essential unicorn sparkle to your look, start by applying your pigmented highlighter to your cheekbones before adding your glitter pigment over the top. If you want to leave it there you can, but we reckon the more sparkle the better!

Alex also gets some eyelash glue and applies it above her cheekbones to stick on some silver glitter and silver crystals to really amp up that sparkle power.

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And there you have it, a unique and in no way mane-stream (sorry) style. You’re a beautiful Halloween unicorn, girl – get out there and prance!
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