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Haunted houses, Hocus Pocus, pumpkins and bite-sized candy — the spooky season is finally here! If you ask hairdressers, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t LOVE this time of year, especially if that involves a Halloween look. To spread the spooky vibes Karla Valenzuela, Sam Villa Ambassador and Redken Artist @kolor.me. karlaa, shares a fun look for a bit of inspiration. “J-Lo's high buns inspired me for this Medusa look. I wanted to give the idea of snakes by waving the hair in a snake-like way and weaving it throughout golden snakes,” explains Valenzuela.

How To Get The Look: The Medusa

  1. Apply Redken Texture Paste, smooth hair with a Sam Villa® Artist Series Polishing Paddle Brush, gather a high ponytail, and tie a butcher's knot with sewing elastic to secure.
  2. Wrap extension wefts around the ponytail and secure with pins.
  3. Insert a large donut form by pulling the ponytail through the hole and secure it with bobby pins.
  4. Spray Redken Thermal Spray 11 on all the ponytail hair for thermal protection and hold.
  5. Wave hair by alternating between the Sam Villa® Pro Results Single-Waver and Double-Waver to give a variety of textures.
  6. Wrap hair around the donut form to create an oversized bun. Leaving some strands hanging to show the waves.
  7. Embellish the bun with rubber snakes from a craft store sprayed gold. Make “snake pins” by poking holes through the snakes and inserting open end pins through them.
  8. Apply Redken Max Sculpting Gel to baby hairs and tendrils and use a small detail comb to create a wave that frames the face and mimics the shape of the snakes.
  9. Stick on small gems around the face-framing waves.
  10. Finish with Redken Triple Take 32 for a strong hold.

Shop The Look:

Redken Texture Paste

Redken Thermal Spray 11


Sam Villa® Artist Series Polishing Paddle Brush

Sam Villa® Pro Results Single-Waver 

Sam Villa® Pro Results Double-Waver

Redken Max Sculpting Gel

Redken Triple Take 32



Hair:  Karla Valenzuela, @kolor.me. karlaa

Makeup: Sarah Evans, @hair.by.sarahevans