New deathrock hair!

I’ve loved the deathrock look for some years now (not to mention deathrock music and clubs!)  Well, on Wednesday I went to the fabulous “Leopard Lounge” vintage hair salon in Newtown, and got it done. Well, one side anyways.

The last time I shaved the side of my head I didn’t like it much…but that was because my hair is fine and the loss of hair left it looking flat. But with the fullness of hair extensions (still in from Singapore), it looks just great! I got a smallish area near the ear shaved down to a number 2, and left a little trigger area just in front of the ear.

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Deathrock Leopard look

When I was in Leipzig at WGT, I couldn’t help but notice the number fo fab looking deathrockers around. My favourite hairstyles on them were brightly coloured death hawks, with leopard print tattoos on the side of their heads that showed through the shaved sides. I myself am not brave enough for that hairstyle, but I did a faux-death-hawk….and added leopard print make-up instead!

First up, my day/early evening deathrock look, minus the leopard. I had black make-up around the eye itself, with  a veil of purple eyeshadow underneath the eye, below the highlighter on the browbone, and  underneath the cheekbone. My hair was loosely teased, and with a straightening iron I got my fringe into a quiff.  I didn’t wear false eyelashes or dark lippy.

 

For night-time clubbing I redid the black and purple shadow, threw on big false eyelashes with bobble ends top and bottom, and added some leopard spots. I drew c’s in black eyeliner, making sure to keep them at different angles and in different sizes. I filled the c’s in with silver highlighter pen, and drew little dots in between in black, as well as some other dots at the outer brow area, just for fun.

I then did my lips in standard old-school black (with a topcoat to seal the lippy), and pushed the teased hair back into more of a point behind my head, with slides at the side to keep it flat.

This side view shows the leopard and hairdo better, and at right is the full outfit.

 

I did the leopard spots several times while I was away, and it does get quicker as you gain confidence. Give it a try – it’s a cool look!