Ever heard the phrase “Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn“? Well, your magnificent unicorn dreams are about to become a reality, because you can now transform yourself into the mystical creature by opting for unicorn hair this Halloween!
The best part? If you end up falling in love with the unicorn hair trend as much as we have, you can rock a unicorn hair colour all year long! So, take a deep breath and get ready for your most magical Halloween look yet.
The Unicorn Princess
Ready to dabble in the unicorn hair trend and want something strikingly gorgeous? Then think baby pink and blue hues, with masses of volume! Team big hair with a unicorn headband and your Halloween party outfit is complete! Boom. Credit: @aveme_lissa
The Low-Key Unicorn
For a slightly subtler look, you can also rock hidden unicorn highlights. What are those, you ask? Well, this is where your chosen pastel shades are hidden underneath a layer of single-coloured hair and will only show when you style your mane into a half-up, half-down hairstyle! After all, it’s best not to give everyone hair envy all of the time. Credit: @hairbymisskellyo
Editor’s tip: If you want to follow in the footsteps of these unicorn lovers with a rainbow hairstyle, note that you’ll need to switch up your usual wash and care system to help maintain your colour vibrancy. We’d suggest trying the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner on for size!
Bright and Bold
Are you the one in your friendship group who’s known for dying their hair all sorts of crazy colours? Give people something worth talking about with super bright, neon highlights like this – who wants to blend in anyway?! Credit: @desireecarpenter
Wavy Unicorn Hair
Another thing we’ve noticed about this trend, is that most people with unicorn hair styled their manes wavy – allowing the colours to cascade in a magical waterfall down their backs! Because, as we all know, unicorns have wavy hair, right? Credit: @josievilay
The Unicorn Horn
The unicorn hair trend isn’t just defined by those who colour their hair, oh no! Instagram users have been taking it one step further and actually styling their hair into unicorn horns.
While you may not be able to rock this look to work (we imagine that you’d get some pretty odd stares from your colleagues), this does make for a fun hairstyle for Halloween! Credit: @kirstyn_yanniello
Cotton Candy Bangs
If you thought having a fringe would put an end to your unicorn hair dreams, this should settle it! This soft pastel bob is positively stunning and the pink shadow roots and micro fringe only enhance the look even more! Credit: @jenpluscolour
If you’re after a unicorn hair colour that’s totally girly and full-on fun this Halloween, these sweet buns should do the trick.
Think pinks, yellows, and blues, teased into braids and then secured into two high buns. Oh, and no unicorn is complete without a sprinkling of unicorn dust (that’s glitter to you and me, BTW!). Credit: @kikocalzaiuoli878
The Colourful Unicorn Horn
Beauty bloggers from all walks of life have been giving their take on this unique trend, showing us how to rock it best. And we especially love UK-based blogger Sophie Hannah Richardson (above), who shows us all how to rock a brightly-coloured unicorn horn, made entirely out of hair! Credit: @sophiehannah
Unicorn Hair Meets the Updo
If you’re after a look that’s a little more polished and a whole lot sophisticated, this unicorn hair ‘do is sure to impress! Get to grips with the French twist pre-Halloween and you’ll be the most glam unicorn in town. Credit: @hairbymisskellyo
Corkscrew Curls and Metallics
These stunning corkscrew curls really up the ‘wow’ factor, displaying the array of metallic hues and pastels shades oh-so beautifully! Grab your tongs and get curling… this Halloween it’s all about the locks! Credit: @uggoff
Unicorn Hair for Dark Hair
Brunettes: this one’s for you. While a lot of these looks require you to pre-lighten and tone your hair, there are ways to blend it in darker base colours. We love how this wavy lob transitions from dark brown, almost black roots into a rosy tinted ombre. Credit: @melmelqueenb
Going for more classic colours for your unicorn hair dye? These pastel shades are everything unicorn tresses should be; colourful but not too bright, with a dreamy mix of shades. Seriously, there’s nothing not to love about this ‘do! Credit: @adee3202
So you’ve got a pot of glitter calling your name and you don’t know what to do with it? We got you girl.
Grab your gems and lashes, because this unicorn look is all about impact and sparkle. We adore the pink unicorn colour hair, which has been neatly braided and dusted with – you guessed it – more glitter! Credit: @thegypsyshrine
The Braided Unicorn
These stunning braided locks will look incredible this Halloween! Take different sections of your hair and mix the style that you braid your tresses in. When your unicorn hair colour is this amazing, anything you do to your hair will look fab! Credit: @theodoraraptis
Editor’s tip: To make sure your perfect plait stays put, add texture before braiding by applying a dry shampoo like the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo. This will give your hair more grip and hold, stopping it from slipping out of the braid.
Headbands and Curls
Add a little something extra to your locks and rock a bejewelled headband, for a totally magical look. We love the loose curls and electric blue roots, which give tonnes of added drama to this style! Credit: @thegentlemanofhair
Magical Unicorn Hair
Unicorn hair dye meets mermaid magic? Yup, it can happen. This is a unicorn, mermaid hybrid and we can’t get enough of it. The loose braids, the soft rainbow of colour and the strategically placed hair clips – absolute perfection! Credit: @amythemermaidx
If you’re really committed to bringing your unicorn hair to life, try mixing a blend of different purple tones together. That way you’ll be left with a look that’s as rare and special as an actual unicorn! Credit: @quietglamour
Editor’s tip: If you want your highlights to truly shimmer, apply a few drops of the TIGI S Factor True Lasting Colour Oil through your lengths and watch as your locks begin to gleam!
The Secret Unicorn
If you’re not ready to go full-blown unicorn, keep the top part of your hair au naturel and work that spellbinding unicorn hair dye underneath. Pull up your locks, to reveal your mystical self! Credit: @amythemermaidx
Voluminous Unicorn Hair
If you’ve got naturally curly hair and you want in on the unicorn hair trend, we’ve got the look for you! Think curls dusted with greys, pinks, yellows and purples worn in super fine highlights to create a more subtle finish. Credit: @leysahairandmakeup
Chunky Colour for Magical Tresses
For a beautifully mesmerising unicorn mane, think colour that’s applied in chunks. Forget harsh lines and embrace soft transitions between the pastel shades. Simply team with a unicorn head band, some lashes and glitter, and that’s Halloween sorted! Credit: @hairbykimmyd