Bored of glittery sugar skulls and vampires for Halloween? Then how about turning to your childhood favourite Disney hairstyles for inspiration?
We’ve all got memories of Disney in some form or another, whether that was playing dress-up as a princess or wrecking havoc as a villain (anyone else love Maleficent more than Aurora?). So what better way to switch things up for All Hallows Eve than returning to those fairy tale days?!
From Tinkerbell to Cinderella, and Ariel to Ursula, these Disney inspired hairstyles are all you need to make your Halloween look complete.
Transport yourself to the island of Motunui this Halloween with Moana’s beachy tumbling curls. Curl your hair into tight corkscrew curls and don’t forget the flower crown – after all, she is the future chief of the island! Credit: @spacecat.cosplay
Dreaming of more than this provincial life? Of all the Disney princess hairstyles you could choose from, Belle’s is one of the prettiest. Style your hair into a loose half-up bun, wrap around a yellow ribbon and you’ll be ready to meet your Beast. Credit: @hairbybrend
You can’t go wrong as Peter Pan‘s adorable side kick. With a sweet, high-top bun, pretty face-framing fringe and rocking headband, there’s nothing not to love about this Disney-inspired hairstyle. Halloween sorted! Credit: @maidofmight
A style that needs no introduction, Rapunzel must have the most famous locks of them all – and for good reason. Who hasn’t dreamt of having such lengthy golden locks?
Whether you have naturally long hair (congrats to you) or you’ve enlisted the help of some extensions, try weaving a braided bubble ponytail this Halloween to make your mane even more magical. Credit: @ladyamalthea84
Some people think that it was Cinderella’s fairy godmother and the glass slippers that changed her life. We beg to differ. With a gorgeous updo like this, we’re sure you’ll catch the eye of a prince charming or two this Halloween! Credit: @purpleoliveweddings
Editor’s tip: If you want to add some serious body to your tresses reach for the TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray, which will build volume at the roots, giving your locks some extra oomph!
Cruella de Vil
See yourself as more of a villainess than a princess? There are plenty of evil Disney hairstyles you could try, but none more instantly recognisable than Cruella de Vil!
Grab yourself a wig and don that faux fur, for a spook-tacular look! Just please don’t hurt any puppies in the process, please. Credit: @jelkajpg
If you’re on the hunt for vintage Disney hairstyles this Halloween, we think that Snow White’s curly bob is simply lovely. Think neatly styled, dyed black locks, for a picture-perfect, princess look! Credit: @kirstiemydear
What we wouldn’t give to have Ariel’s shocking red, flowing locks…
This cherry red colour will certainly get you noticed this Halloween and the Pinterest-worthy braids work equally well under the sea and on land! Credit: @kellymccormickhair
If it’s the Disney villains that get your attention, then The Little Mermaid’s darkest character will fit the bill nicely! Grab a friend to go as Ariel for Halloween and you’ve got the perfect double act! Credit: @lexiangelina
Editor’s tip: To get that fresh-out-of-the-sea look, apply a generous amount of the VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray to your locks. This will give you the wet-look strands this ‘do calls for, plus an unbeatable hold!
If your goal is to look utterly adorable this Halloween with some cute Disney hairstyles, Bambi is surely the obvious option!
This look is all about the macaroon bun ‘ears’, lashes and face paint, which means you don’t need to go overboard on your costume – so a good option if you’ve left it ’til the last minute. Credit: @chloegracemakeup
Merida from Brave
If you’re a natural redhead and you fancy a Disney princess hairstyle that doesn’t require tonnes of work, Princess Merida is the lass for you!
As one of Disney’s most misunderstood characters, we have a special place in our hearts for Maleficent. Plus, you can have tonnes of fun re-creating this look for Halloween. Work your hair into Maleficent-eque horns, grab your cape and get ready to spread some terror! Credit: @apbeauties
Arabian princess Jasmine has a very enviable head of hair to say the least. Inspired by her signature puffy ponytail, this Instagrammer has gone one step further and opted for two bubble ponytails.
Note that for this style you need rather long, fairy-tale like locks (but don’t worry if you have short hair, you can always get a helping hand from some extensions – or a genie!) Credit: @thefashionisha
Cute Disney hairstyles don’t get much sweeter than Elsa’s snow queen look. Maybe it’s her bleach blonde locks, or perhaps it’s her enchanted looking braid; either way, she’s definitely a hair heroine in our eyes!
Editor’s tip: To ensure that your tresses have the grip and texture they need to hold your braids, try spritzing the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray into your locks before weaving.
For the majority of her adventure, Mulan’s Asian locks are styled into a neat, military-inspired high bun. But we reckon that a warrior like Mulan can be a bit more experimental with her hairdo.
The Princess and the Frog’s Tiana
High buns seem to be a firm favourite with Disney princesses – and Princess Tiana is no exception! Your natural hair will be kept off your face, so you’re free to be the awesome princess you are – all without kissing a single frog – phew! Credit: @ronkeraji