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14 Goth Hairstyles to Inspire Your Halloween Look

Whether you’re putting on your goth glam for Halloween or just dressing up for the fun of it, we’ve rounded up the spooky and sassy goth hairstyles you need to sport.

With the Wednesday Addams dance craze going viral on TikTok, coupled with more Gothic Glamour looks sweeping the red carpet this year (thanks to Cate Blanchett and Jenna Ortega), we’re here to tell you that goth hairstyles are here to stay.

Here are the hottest goth hairstyles on our list right now…

Braided Pigtails

Long brown hair in pigtail braids
Hello, Wednesday. Credit: Rupert Laycock

You can’t talk about goth hairstyles without mentioning Wednesday Addams’ iconic braided pigtails. They’re a quick and easy way to give your mane a spooky flair, making them the ideal ‘do for last minute Halloween parties.

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Editor’s tip: To nail this braided goth look, you’ll need the TRESemmé Extra Hold HairsprayThis easy-to-use spray will make plaiting your strands a breeze, as it’ll provide hair with just the right amount of grip and structure.

Flower Crown

Goth hairstyles: Gothic woman with copper red hair wearing a flower crown with a black outfit
You can’t go wrong with a flower crown. Credit:

Just because you’re dressing up goth-style, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your love for flower crowns. This beauty pairs her fiery, tousled strands with a standout flower crown, channeling those creepy woodland vibes for the perfect finish.

Cat Ears

Goth hairstyles: Gothic woman with long dark brown hair, wearing cat ears with dangling moon hair chain with collar, posing in a studio
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This is pretty much every goth girl’s backup Halloween hair look, so you can never go wrong with a pair of cat ears. A subtle and simple way to dress up your hair, we’re loving the low maintenance look.

Goth Box Braids

Goth hairstyles: Gothic woman with swept-back box braids, wearing dark circle sunglasses and lace neck choker with dark jumper
Take your box braids to goth queen heights. Credit:

Don’t long box braids look amazing when they’re given a gothic makeover? Sweep yours back, grab a choker and some round sunglasses, and you’ll be seriously ready to trick or treat.

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Editor’s Tip: Need a little pamper for your distressed braided hair? We love SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Hair Treatment Masque, whose formula leaves your strands soft, manageable and shiny.

Undercut with Weave

Goth hairstyles: Gothic woman with long black weave and undercut hairstyle, wearing a black jumper with a moon print on it outside
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Have an undercut? Sweep or style your hair over the other side and you’ll enchant everyone around you – oh and get all the compliments flooding in. Spooky!

Colourful Short Goth Hair

side view of a woman with dyed red hair in a shaved sides mohawk
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While goth hairstyles are characteristically defined by being dark and choppy, it doesn’t mean you can’t sport other hair hues.

This beauty has opted to give her look a contemporary twist by rocking a red punk ‘do with a mohawk. We’re obsessed.

Long Dark Locks

woman with dyed black hair and blunt bangs with gothic makeup and outfit

A classic, long-locks goth look. Credit:

If you’re looking for cute goth hairstyles, but bright colours aren’t your cup of tea, it’s time to work a more traditional ‘do. Simply dye your mane a sleek, raven shade of black and cut in some blunt bangs.

This look works well for long locks, as you can style your hair pin-straight and tie the whole look together with a spiked choker of your choice.

Grey Goth Goddess

front view of a woman with long grey hair and blunt bangs
Want to rock grey hair? This is how it’s done. Credit:

Hello, gothic grey! If you’re after slightly more muted goth hairstyles, look no forther than this shade.

It’s light with a silvery edge, the ideal colour if you don’t want to commit to dyeing your locks too dark.

Two-Tone Hair + Glitter Roots

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For a hairstyle with impact, go for the two-tone goth look. Credit:

This goth hairstyle was made for partying in. It’s all about the split-colour hairdo with glitter roots, AKA the perfect way to add a little bit of sparkle to your sultry, goth-inspired look.

Pretty Plaits

Long blonde hair in a corset braid
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Game of Thrones vibes, incoming! Add an edge to your plaits by weaving a satin or velvet ribbon into your braided hairstyle. Not only will it instantly make your goth hairstyle look pretty, but the sight of your pro braiding skills will look like you’ve just seen a stylist.

Bettie Page-Inspired Bangs

Goth hairstyles: Front view of a women with long dark hair and a micro fringe
Sleek, dark and chic. Credit:

Retro and gothic hairstyle? Believe us, it works. Micro bangs are the secret to nailing this look, so just remember to curl your fringe slightly for a truly Bettie Page-meets-Elvira vibe.

Peekaboo Colour

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We’re crushing on this gothic hairstyle. Credit:

Create a peekaboo effect by spraying your locks with temporary hair colours. It’s a great way to discreetly tap into the gothic world without any of the permanent hair colour commitments.

Vibrant Purple

woman with medium length purple hair and matching purple lipstick for a colourful gothic look
We love these purple locks. Credit:

Let’s be honest, there’s no other vibrant hair hue that screams goth better than an almost fluorescent purple. You’ll be sure to have heads turning wherever you go with this vivid colour, especially if you pair it with a smokey eye and a bold burgundy lip.

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Tip: If you’re considering dyeing your locks a cool gothic shade, you’ll need to switch up your current wash and care system to help maintain your colour vibrancy. We suggest trying the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner.


Woman with dark hair that has been slicked back away from her face - goth hairstyles
Slicked-back hair to impress. Credit:

This slicked-back hairstyle subtly feeds into the wet-look, which we’re loving right now. So do your best impression of Kim Kardashian with this glam vampire-inspired goth hairstyle and you’ll be ready to party ’til dawn.

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