Scary Halloween Makeup

Get your Halloween face on: Houston salons offer scary good makeup transformations

Get your Halloween face on: Salons offer scary good transformations

Austin Photo Set: News_Minh Vu_TV Networks bring on the fairy tales, haunted houses and zombies this month
Zombies are big for this Halloween, so makeup artists will be copying characters in The Walking Dead. Courtesy photo
Vanity Lounge Halloween
Halloween like an Egyptian at Vanity Lounge. Photo Courtesy Vanity Lounge
News_Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show makeup collection at MAC counters is already a huge hit, so you can get made up to look like the original.   Photo courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse
Upper Hand Salon, Halloween
The Upper Hand's makeup artists are fielding requests for zombies and devils. Photo Courtesy The Upper Hand
Disney Frozen animated movie
The characters from Frozen are popular Halloween subjects. Movies.Disney.com
Craft Halloween
In addition to Halloween makeup, Craft Salon and Style Bar specializes in wigs. Photo Courtesy Craft Salon and Style Bar
The Kat's Meow
Vintage styles are the popular Halloween request at the Kat's Meow. Photo Courtesy The Kat's Meow
Austin Photo Set: News_Minh Vu_TV Networks bring on the fairy tales, haunted houses and zombies this month
Vanity Lounge Halloween
News_Rocky Horror Picture Show
Upper Hand Salon, Halloween
Disney Frozen animated movie
Craft Halloween
The Kat's Meow

Creating a fantastical fairy or blood-drained zombie for Halloween always looks so easy from the directions on the back of a makeup package. In just a few steps, you too will transform into the character of your dreams or nightmares, but sometimes the results can be scary.

Whether you are looking to create Maleficent’s magnificent cheekbones or Elsa’s ice princess braid, local salons are the best places to create Halloween looks sure to guarantee lots of Instagram love. 

And not in a good way.

So whether you are looking to create Maleficent’s magnificent cheekbones or Elsa’s ice princess braid, local salons are the best places to create Halloween looks sure to guarantee lots of Instagram love. Here are some favorites:

Vanity Lounge
Vanity Lounge is creating everything from Dia de los Muertos faces to the majesty that is Cleopatra for Halloween. The salon is staffed up for holiday and still accepting appointments. A session starts at $175.

Craft Salon and Style Bar
The Cheshire Cat, an ethereal fairy and Little Red Riding Hood are among the looks requested at Craft Salon and Style Bar. The salon also specializes in wigs and other creative hair styles. Sessions start at $65.

Therapy Hair Studio
Therapy Hair Studio’s Jahan Telfah, a certified Special FX Makeup Artist, is prepping for a zombie invasion. Clients are booking appointments for "pretty zombies" and "old zombies," but she also has a couple of crows and a fairy booked for Halloween. Makeup sessions range from $85 to $150.

The Upper Hand Salon
The Upper Hand Salon is fielding requests for devils and we expect, a few angels too. Makeup sessions start at $80 and Halloween hair starts at $75.

The Kat’s Meow
Embrace your inner pinup girl this Halloween at the Kat’s Meow. Updos start at $65 and salon owner Crissy Salazar says vintage is always a great way to go for Halloween.

MAC Counters
MAC can turn out a bold eye even when it’s not Halloween, but the cosmetic company does it big for the holiday. The Rocky Horror Picture Show makeup collection is already a huge hit, so if you have an idea on your own style, call the counter for an appointment to put your best Halloween face forward.

Misty Rockwell at Glam Studio

For some, Halloween is a mix of scary and sweet. “I'm getting many requests for skulls and half regular makeup and half something scary. Girls like it because from one angle you can look beautiful, and from another you can be scary.” Makeup sessions range from $75 to $125.

Did we miss your favorite salon or Halloween character who needs a good makeup job? Let us know in the comments section below.