Halloween Hair: Modern Princess Belle Tutorial

We’re all familiar with the iconic half-up, half-down locks of the enchanting Princess Belle. With half of her brunette hair in a tousled updo and the remaining locks curled effortlessly, Princess Belle’s hairstyle is one of the most sought after looks if you’re going for that classic and ethereal aesthetic.

But are you ready to pump up this classic Disney hairstyle into a modern princess Belle look? Welcome to our Halloween Hair series, where we'll provide a complete tutorial on how to achieve some of your favorite character hairstyles!

Ponytail As Old As Time

Short hair? We hear you! Even if you have short hair, you can still copy Princess Belle’s iconic hairstyle by using hair extensions!

There are thousands of hair extensions you can choose from, but for this look, we'll be using our 16" Ponytail Clip in Hair Extensions, which you can easily clip on to your natural ponytail.

Modern Princess Belle Hair Tutorial

Ready to see your prince? Here’s how to recreate the iconic Princess Belle hairstyle – with a modern twist!

1. Put your natural hair up into a ponytail

The first step is to put your natural hair up into a ponytail, preferably using a neutral-colored band like the one that comes with your Zala ponytail hair extension set. The location of the ponytail will depend on your preference, but if you want to fully get that modern Belle look, we recommend a high pony.

However, do remember to leave a few pieces on the front because these will serve as the stylized top of the hairstyle. Pro-tip: you don’t have to worry about this part if you have bangs.

2. Apply the ponytail hair extension

If you look at your Zala Ponytail Hair Extensions, you can see that it has a fabric mesh at the top with a comb attached to it. This is further lined with Velcro, to help in securing the hair extension to your natural hair. It also includes an extra section of hair to conceal any natural hair that’s peeking out, as well as the elastic band.

After putting your hair in a high ponytail, take the hair extensions and insert the comb, which is attached to the fabric mesh, in the hair tie. Once you can feel that the comb has been inserted, slowly put in the Velcro lining all around the band of your ponytail.

3. Style those front strands

You’ve taken care of the back part, now it’s time to focus on the front section! It wouldn’t be a Princess Belle hairdo without a styled updo. You’re ready to proceed to the next step if you have bangs but if you don’t, you can start styling the few pieces you left on the front.

There are several ways you can style the front pieces of your hair. You can curl them and pin parts of it to the side with a bobby pin. If the strands are short, you can just let them dangle effortlessly. The general rule is that it should be used to frame your face.

After that, take the extra section of hair from the hair extensions and wrap it around the ponytail. The set comes with a bobby pin which you can use to keep the extra section in place.

4. Curl the ends

Effortless locks are a signature style of Disney princesses. Princess Belle in particular has soft and romantic wavy hair, so if you want to achieve the same look, it would be best if you lightly curl your hair together with the ponytail extensions.

For the perfect curls, check out our 4-in-1 Zala Cosmo Curling Wand. It comes with four different barrels for different types of curls, and it's guaranteed to give you long-lasting curls without harming your natural strands.

5. Accessorize

You already have Belle's styled updo but it seems like something is missing. What could that be?

Well, it's not a Princess Belle hairstyle without the iconic golden band at the top of her hair! Since you’re aiming for that modern princess look, you can amp up this classic Disney hairstyle by using a cute bow.

Just pin a silky, high-quality bow to the band of your ponytail or at the side of your head. This will immediately add an extra bit of edginess to your modern Disney Princess look.

Modern Princess Belle Tutorial

Did you enjoy this modern Princess Belle tutorial?

Meeting a prince and getting invited to a grand ball with all the nobles in the land may not exactly be a realistic dream, but remembering all our childhood fairytales is the perfect way to bring out the playful child in us this Halloween. Go put that ponytail on and be the princess that you truly are!

For more Halloween Hair tutorials, don't forget to check out our ZALA blog!

October 09, 2020
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