Thought goth hairstyles we all doom and gloom? Then get ready for your education in goth hairstyles…
With Halloween right around the corner, 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 partying and beyond, why not give yourself a gothic makeover? Unsure where to start? Then you’re in luck, as 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.
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Colourful short goth hair
Editor’s tip: To keep your hair perfectly styled and in place all day, give your ‘do a good mist of the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray. It will provide an all day hold and protect against frizz, all with no sticky residue.
Long dark locks
If you’re looking for cute goth hair styles, but 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, as you can style your hair pin-straight, and tie the whole gothic look together with a bandana and spiked choker of your choice! Credit: @ylimekookey
Grey goth goddess
If you’re after slightly more muted goth hairstyles, yet ones that are 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
The short ‘do
If you have natural black hair and love to make a statement, why not opt for a drastic mane change by getting an edgy mohawk?
Short goth hair is a bit more daring than the rest, yet is 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
Looking for goth hairstyles that practically scream party? Then it doesn’t get any more festive than this split-colour hairdo with glitter roots. It’s the perfect way to add a little bit of sparkle to your sultry, goth-inspired look and will have you off to the rave in style. Credit: @melinamalicious
Editor’s tip: Want to make sure your glitter roots stay party-proof? Apply the VO5 Classic Styling Mega Hold Gel Spray to your roots before sprinkling your glitter. Trust us, it’ll help your glitz stay put while you dance the night away.
Add a corseted, Victorian feel to your party 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 mad braiding skills will also make your friends green with hair-envy! Credit: @hair_by_kateb
High top fade
What’s not to love about this short and cute goth hair look? It’s sweet, cropped and so low-maintenance, which makes it a definite winner for busy naturalistas!
Take your hair game up to the next level for your party by teaming your ‘do with a fierce hair accessory. We love elasticated headbands worn across the forehead for that #partywarrior look. Credit: @vizion_inpitch
Bettie Page-inspired bangs
Retro and gothic? Sounds like a strange mix, doesn’t it? But trust us, it does work.
Make your party season more colourful with, well, some colour! Create a peekaboo effect by spraying your locks with temporary hair colours. It’s great way to discreetly tap into this season’s hottest hair trends without any of the commitment of permanent hair colour! Credit: @july.mary_
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.
This slicked-back hairstyle subtly feeds into this season’s hottest trend: the wet-look. So do your best impression of Kim Kardashian with this glam vampire-inspired goth hairstyle and you’ll be ready to party ’til dawn. Credit: @evelyn.ellis
Loving all these goth hairdos but want something a bit brighter for your Halloween look? Then you need to discover the best mermaid 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.