Goth hairstyles: Our favourite Instagram inspiration

Arianna | 25 October 2016

Gothic makeover? Sorted!

With Halloween just a matter of days away, it’s time to settle on a look for the spooky celebrations ahead. But if you’re not one for fancy dress, and just want an edgy look for All Hallows Eve and beyond, why not give yourself a gothic makeover? If you think this is right up your street, but unsure of where to start, then you’re in luck! We’ve got a whole host of stylish goth hairstyles up our sleeves, that are sure to give you some major #hairspiration. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and scroll through all the hot goth ‘dos on offer.

Goth hairstyles: Our Instagram round-up


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Goth hairstyles: Red mohawk. Credit:

While gothic hair is characteristically defined by being ultra dark and choppy, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t rock other hair colours. Take this Instagrammer for instance, she’s opted to give her look a contemporary twist by rocking this soft mohawk and bold red hair combo. Nailed it, girl! Credit: @unfade_leo

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Goth hairstyles: Bold purple hair. Credit:

Let’s be honest, there’s no other vibrant hair hue that screams goth better than an almost fluorescent purple! This vivid colour will be sure to have heads turning wherever you go, especially if you pair it with a sultry smokey eye and a stunning burgundy lip! Credit: @annathevoice

Tip: If you’re considering dyeing your locks a bright gothic shade, then 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.

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Goth hairstyles: Long black hair with a fringe. Credit:

When bright colours aren’t your cup of tea, it’s time to bring things back to basics and work a more traditional goth hairstyle. Simply dye your mane a sleek, raven shade of black and cut in some blunt bangs. This look works especially well if you have ultra long locks, styling your hair pin-straight, and tying the whole gothic look together with a bandana and spiked choker of your choice! Credit: @ylimekookey

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Goth hairstyles: Long grey hair with a fringe. Credit:

If it’s a slightly more muted look you’re after, but one that is still totally on-trend, look no further than a chic shade of grey. This light, almost silvery, hue is the ideal colour option to choose if you don’t want to commit to dyeing your locks super dark. When paired with a choppy, full fringe and some shimmering eye makeup, you’ll look like a true goth Queen on Halloween! Credit: @charlottealicecollier

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Goth hairstyles: Black mohawk. Credit:

If you have black hair and love to make a statement, why not opt for a drastic mane change by getting an edgy mohawk? While this goth hairstyle is a bit more daring than the rest, it’s still totally on point thanks to it’s ultra dark hue and unique, sky-high texture. Just give yourself a swipe of black lippy and a flick of dark eyeliner, and you’re good to go! Credit: @vizion_inpitch


If you’re looking to dye your tresses this Halloween, but struggling to find the shade for you, then you need to discover the best hair colours to rock for the spooky celebrations! Or, for a look that requires less commitment, take a look at these super cute Disney-inspired hairdos.

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