Big, Beautiful Eyes Can Be Yours With This Betty Boop DIY
While some choose to go the gory route for Halloween, we know our beauties out there may be looking something sweeter. And no one defines sultry, come-hither sexiness more than Miss Betty Boop. "She's an icon," said Edward Tricomi, the master stylist and cofounder of the luxurious Warren-Tricomi Salons. We met up with the expert, who is known in the business as "Edward Scissorhands" for his incredibly skilled haircutting skills (in fact, he inspired Tim Burton's movie after chopping his hair), at Warren-Tricomi in New York's Plaza Hotel. After taking one look at the cheap Betty Boop wig we brought in for the shoot, he grabbed a long, black wig of his own and got to work. Ten minutes later he presented us with his flawless reinterpretation of Betty's 1930s bob.
To wear your hair under a wig, he recommended braiding it into multiple cornrows (for this look, he did three). Plait each braid going down the nape of your neck, fasten it with a rubber band, and pin the tails to your head. Secure the wig with bobby pins in the front, on the side, and in the back. "The worse thing that can happen is that you're out, and someone pulls the wig off," he said. "The bobby pins anchor the wig down, so it'll make it easier for you to style it." He added finesse and flips to the faux hair with molding and spray wax.
After sitting in the hair chair, the model (who you may recognize as our own beauty editorial assistant Emily Orofino) made her way to get a makeover from makeup and eyebrow specialist Misty Chapman. After easy contouring hacks, multiple eyeliner steps, and some serious lipliner, Emily was unrecognizable. Become this beautiful cartoon character for Halloween by following the simple steps below!