When it comes to your Halloween costume, nothing completes the look better than the perfect hairstyle. You want something that’s different enough from your everyday life but is also flattering and usable later in the year. This is why Mad Men is the perfect source of inspiration for this year’s costume. Simply throw on a vintage 60’s frock, spend a little extra time on your ‘do, and you’ll look like you’ve just stepped outside of the Sterling Cooper offices.
The Three Magnificent Manes of Mad Men:
1. Joan Holloway
The surest way to make a huge impression this Halloween is by going red–Joan Holloway style. With side-swept bangs and a bouffant updo, her fiery locks stop men in their tracks. Tip: secure your hair back into a French twist and curl shorter pieces in front. Tease until you think you’ve gone too big, then go even bigger.
2. Betty Draper
Fans of the show know that Betty Draper can be scary enough to merit a Halloween costume–her icy-blonde hair is as chillingly beautiful as she is. This style will work well for anyone with medium-length hair. Tip: add lots of volume to your brushed-back hair and create standout curls around the face with hot rollers. Hairspray liberally.
3. Megan Draper
Young, energetic, and avant-garde, Megan’s style is fun and free. Her chestnut locks are never overdone–just big, bouncy, and ever-so-chic. Tip: add volumizer to your hair and blow-dry upside-down for extra body. Curl the tips under with a round brush and add use a curling iron to frame the face with loose waves.