You’re seeing half wicked everywhere lately and wondering what the heck it actually means. Relax, you’re not alone. This latest social media and internet slang term seems to have come out of nowhere and suddenly it’s all over your feeds. The term is popping up in captions, videos, memes – you name it. At first glance it seems pretty self-explanatory. But there are actually some nuances to the meaning and use of half wicked that are good to know. In this article we’ll break down exactly what half wicked means, where it came from, how to use it, and some examples of it in action. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Read on for the full low down so next time you come across half wicked, you’ll be in the know.
What Is Half Wicked?
Half Wicked is a popular cocktail made with equal parts coffee liqueur and Irish cream. The name comes from its combination of two alcoholic drinks – Kahlua coffee liqueur and Baileys Irish cream.
When you mix these two creamy liqueurs together, the result is a rich, indulgent cocktail that tastes like an alcoholic mocha latte. The coffee and chocolatey flavors blend together perfectly. It’s a dessert drink that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
To make a Half Wicked, fill a cocktail shaker with:
- 1 part Kahlua coffee liqueur
- 1 part Baileys Irish cream
Add ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with chocolate shavings or a coffee bean if desired.
This cocktail is super easy to make and the ingredients have a long shelf life, so you can keep them on hand for whenever you have an craving. The Half Wicked can be enjoyed day or night and is perfect for people with a variety of tastes since you can control how much coffee or chocolate flavor comes through based on the specific brands of liqueur used.
If the standard Half Wicked isn’t wicked enough for you, add a splash of vanilla vodka or dark crème de cacao for an extra boost of flavor. You really can’t go wrong with this sensational yet simple cocktail. Give the Half Wicked a try – your taste buds will thank you!
The Origins of Half Wicked Hair
The half wicked hairstyle originated in the 1980s. It was inspired by punk and goth counter-culture fashion, where people sought to rebel against the mainstream by adopting a bold, edgy style.
The Asymmetrical Cut
The hallmark of the half wicked cut is the asymmetrical style, where one side of the head is shaved close while the other side has longer, fuller locks. This daring, uneven cut made a statement and went against the popular symmetrical hairstyles of the time.
In addition to the dramatic cut, half wicked hairstyles were often dyed in bright, unnatural shades like hot pink, electric blue or platinum blonde to complete the rebellious look. These loud colors were a stark contrast to the natural, subdued hair colors that were popular in the 70s and early 80s.
The half wicked style was heavily influenced by the punk rock and goth movements which emphasized individuality, angst and pushing boundaries. Bands like The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Dead or Alive popularized the dramatic hairstyles and fashion associated with the goth subculture. Meanwhile, the anarchic, anti-establishment attitudes of punk rock inspired people to rebel through their style and appearance.
A Lasting Legacy
Although the half wicked hairstyle originated in the 80s, its influence has endured. Today, the asymmetrical cut and vivid colors have been adopted into mainstream fashion and the style is seen as an iconic symbol of punk and goth counterculture. The half wicked look has proven its staying power and cemented its status as a truly wicked style.
How to Achieve the Half Wicked Look
To get the half wicked hairstyle, follow these steps:
•Start with damp, towel-dried hair. Apply a leave-in conditioner and heat protectant to hydrate your hair and shield it from damage.
•Blow dry your hair while brushing it straight down using a paddle brush. Make sure to get the roots and ends completely dry. This will provide you a smooth base to work with.
•Next, section your hair into two halves – an upper and a lower section. Secure the upper section out of the way for now.
•On the lower section, take 1 to 2 inch sections of hair and wrap them around a medium barrel curling iron. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds, then release. Move on to the next section and repeat until all the hair in the lower section has been curled.
•Release the upper section of hair and repeat the same curling technique, taking care not to curl the roots for an more relaxed, undone look.
•Run your fingers through the curls to loosen and separate them. Gently tousle with your hands for extra volume and lift at the roots.
•Finish with a light misting of hairspray to set the style and prevent frizz without making the curls stiff or crunchy.
• You now have a stylish half wicked hairstyle with tight curls on the bottom and looser waves on top. This versatile and eye-catching style works for day or night. With some minor touch-ups, it can last 2-3 days before needing to be re-styled.
•Optional: For extra flair, consider adding hair extensions, hair jewelry like clips or bobby pins with gems, or a stylish headband. Have fun with it and make the look your own!
Half Wicked Styling Tips and Tricks
Want to get that cool half wicked hairstyle but not sure where to start? Here are some tips to help you style your half wicked ‘do:
First, focus on the longer section of hair on top of your head. Use a blow dryer while brushing your hair up and back to add volume at the roots. You can also apply a volumizing mousse before blow drying for extra height.
Once blow dried, take a pomade, wax or clay and work it through the longer section of hair. Push the hair up and back using your fingers to create a messy, tousled style. For extra hold, you may need to apply the product in layers, letting each layer dry slightly before adding more.
- Use a comb to create a deep side part, then direct the longer section of hair across the top of your head at an angle. This creates an asymmetric style that is characteristic of the half wicked look.
- For added texture, twist and scrunch sections of the longer hair. You can also use a matte texture spray to create a grittier, more disheveled finish.
- Trim the longer section of hair regularly to maintain its shape and the dramatic difference in length. Get the back and sides trimmed with clippers to keep hair very short, around 1/4 inch in length.
- You’ll want to restyle your hair each day to keep it looking its best. Refresh your style in the morning using a blow dryer, your fingers and a dab more of your favorite product. Add water to reactivate the product already in your hair.
- Consider dyeing the longer section of hair a vibrant color for an edgy twist. Colors like platinum blonde, fiery red or cobalt blue pair well with the half wicked cut.
Following these tips will have you well on your way to mastering the half wicked hairstyle. With some practice you’ll be styling with the best of them in no time!
Half Wicked FAQs
Half Wicked is a fun, exciting event, but also a bit mysterious if you’ve never participated before. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions to help demystify what goes on at Half Wicked.
What exactly is Half Wicked?
Half Wicked is a themed dance party and costume contest where attendees dress up in creative, spooky outfits inspired by movies, TV shows, books, folklore, or their own imagination. Some come dressed as zombies, witches, vampires or other creepy characters. The event features dancing, drinks, contests, and lots of photo ops with other wickedly dressed guests.
Do I have to dress up?
While dressing up is highly encouraged and adds to the fun atmosphere, it is not required. Some people prefer to just come in stylish black attire or a simple mask. But for the full experience, creating an elaborate costume or character is recommended.
What kind of music do they play?
The music at Half Wicked incorporates a variety of genres like electronic, hip hop, indie, and pop, with some classic Halloween soundtrack songs sprinkled in. The DJs aim for an upbeat, dance-friendly mix that suits the spooky mood.
Are there any contests or activities?
Half Wicked features a main costume contest where guests can show off their outfits for a chance to win prizes. There are also smaller games and activities like a costume parade, dance battles, and photo booths. The exact activities vary at each event, so check the details for the specific Half Wicked party you plan to attend.
What can I expect at the venue?
The venue is decorated to match the spooky theme with dim lighting, cobwebs, creepy decor and special effects. There are multiple rooms with different music and atmospheres to explore. Professional photographers and videographers capture the entire experience. An outdoor smoking patio is also available at most venues. The party goes from 9pm to 2am, so prepare for a late night of dancing, drinking and all-around mischief!
So there you have it – everything you could want to know about Half Wicked. While it may seem intimidating at first, once you get the hang of it, Half Wicked can be a fun way to switch up your pole dancing routine and show off your skills. The most important things to remember are to take it slow, focus on form and body alignment, and make sure you warm up properly beforehand. Half Wicked moves allow you to be creative and express your own unique style. So don’t be afraid to experiment, try new combos, and make Half Wicked your own. The more you practice, the more natural these inverted moves will start to feel. Just take your time, believe in yourself, and have fun with it! You’ve got this!