Spider Hair Spooktorial

October 1, 2015

Spider Hair Spooktorial | Tutorial | Halloween HairThis Spider Hair Spooktorial is one of our favorite creepy hairstyles!  Out of my four kids, I have only one girl, so this little lady is the sole focus of my daily need to brush and braid!  My poor little sister was my first guinea pig…I taught myself how to french braid on her tender scalp (which wasn’t tender by the time she started doing her own hair!).  I loved doing her hair…and I even liked cutting my brothers’ hair (that was when bowl cuts were a thing), so it was pretty exciting when this little lady finally had enough hair to start playing with!  I never went to school for hair, but I still cut all my kids’ hair, and come up with something fun for Little Miss every(ish) day.

I came up with this fun Halloween Hairstyle last year for Somewhat Simple.  It’s a little fancier than just a regular bun with googly eyes and legs (which, don’t get me wrong, it’s still fun!).  This one got tons of comments and compliments from everyone who saw her the day we did it.  There are lots of different ways to get a spider web look, but this is what we went with, and we loved it!

For this bun I needed a bun form, but instead of buying one, I quickly made one out of a running sleeve (an old sock with the toe cut off works well too). Just roll it down all the way until it looks like a small donut. Other supplies you’ll need are 18 small elastics (I used yellow to blend in more with her hair), black hairspray (found in the Halloween section of the grocery store), 4 black strips of pipe cleaner, and a comb with a pointed tip (to make your parts look crisp). For my bun I also used bobby pins to hold it in place.

Spider Hair Collage
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Start by parting the hair in a big circle, staying about 1.5-2 inches away from the hair line. Put the circle of hair in a small bun or clip, just to keep it out of the way. Then take sections of hair (I did 8) and make a little “flip under” going all the way around the head.
Spider Hair Collage 2

Part a second circle into the hair, just like the first one, and put the middle up to keep it out of the way. Following the same part lines, section the hair off and flip it under again, as you did in the first row. Once the second row is complete, take all remaining loose hair and pull it into a ponytail in the middle of the circle. Your web is done!
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At this point you can do any kind of bun that you like, using a bun form or not. My daughter still has fine hair that makes a small bun, so I like to beef it up a little with the bun form. Make a bun to match whatever style you’re going for. A braided bun would add some fun texture for a creepy spider body! For the bun I made, put the pony tail through the bun form, but pull out a small section underneath. Take two small sections from the rest of the hair, and begin braiding. Once the first stitch is complete, I pin it into place so it doesn’t slide around as I’m braiding. Pin it again if necessary. (I saw the idea for this bun on Cute Girls Hairstyles, plus a different hairstyle on Instagram, but that source wasn’t cited. Feel free to follow me!)
Spider Hair Collage 4Continue pulling sections of hair into the braid, and continue all the way around until all the hair is braided. Continue the braid as far as you can and tie off with a small elastic. Wrap the tail around the bun, tucking it under as far as you can, and pin everything in place with 4 or 5 bobby pins. At this point you can gently pull on small sections of the bun to even out the look, or leave it a little rough looking like I did.
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Take the pipe cleaner and weave it into the bun. Because of the type of bun I did, it was easier for me to weave it in the way the pictures show. If it’s easier for you put the pipe cleaner all the way through the base of the bun, going across the head, that’s fine too. Do whatever works best. Bend the pipe cleaner to create leg sections and feet. Using the black hairspray, color the bun black to match the legs! Be sure to protect the rest of the hair with a rag or a wet wipe so only the spider body is black.
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And there you have a fun spider sitting in a web of hair!
For a few more Halloween/Fall ideas, check out these recipes!
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By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!