How to do your hair for a masquerade ball

A masquerade ball is a formal event that involves wearing intricate masks with period costumes. When you're attending a masquerade ball, the way you wear your hair affects how your mask and costume look. Knowing how to do your hair for a masquerade ball doesn't require expert styling knowledge, but a little patience and time is key. A well-styled 'do will make you stand out among other guests at your next masquerade event.

Comb your hair to detangle it, and then separate a 4-inch-wide chunk at the front of your head. Do this as if they are your fringe, gathering them 2 inches back from your hairline.

Comb the section of hair upward, and then grasp the section by the centre of the length of hair with your thumb and forefinger. Press this pinched part of hair down on your scalp.

Insert a hair clip into your hair, allowing the bunched section of hair to pass through it. Insert a second hair clip from the opposite direction, and at an angle. This secures the hair into place. The result will be a pouf at the front of your head.

Spray the front of your head with hairspray to set the style. Plug in your curling iron and allow it to heat up for five minutes.

Separate your hair into 1-inch-wide chunks.

Slide each segment of hair into your curling iron, and twist it in a spiral direction. Hold each curl for one full minute before releasing the curling iron. Let the spiral curl fall naturally without combing it.

Spray the curls with maximum hold hairspray, holding the can about 4 to 5 inches from your head. Do not comb them out.

Things You'll Need

  • Comb
  • 4 hair clips
  • Hairspray
  • Curling iron
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