Are you a Princess or a villain? Disney hairstyles that are perfect for Halloween

Arianna | 13 October 2017

Disney hairstyles for your best Halloween look yet! 


Let’s be honest: it’s never too early nor too late to decide what you’re going to go as for Halloween. But if you’re bored of glittery Sugar Skulls and sleek Vampire looks, 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? No? Just us then!). 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, we’ve covered a load of Disney characters with incredible locks, just for you!

Disney-inspired hairstyles for Halloween you should try


side view of a woman with a blonde hair in a bun and a tinkerbell costume
Become the fairy you’ve always wanted to be! Credit:


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

back view of a woman with long bronde hair in a braided bubble ponytail
The most famous locks in fairytale land! Credit:


When it comes to Disney princess hairstyles, Rapunzel must have the most famous locks of them all  and for good reason. Who hasn’t dreamt of having such lengthy golden locks at some point in their lives?!

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 enviable. Credit: @ladyamalthea84

side view of a woman with a curly updo wearing a jewelled headband
Proof that a good hairstyle can change your life! Credit:


Some people think that it was Cinderella‘s fairy godmother 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

TRESemmé Max The Volume Creation Hairspray

Editor’s tip: If you want to add some serious body to your tresses reach for the TRESemmé Max The Volume Creation Hairspray, which will build volume at the roots, giving your locks some extra oomph!

woman dressed in a Cruella de Vil costume with white and black hairstyle
Grab your best wig and get ready to become a villain. Credit:

Cruella de Vil

Disney-inpsired hairstyles are the way forward this Halloween and we’re loving the idea of morphing into 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, thanks. Credit: @jelkajpg

woman dressed in a Snow White costumer with dyed black hair in a curly bib hairstyle holding an apple
With skin as white as snow…. Credit:

Snow White

If you’re on the hunt for cute 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

back view of a woman with dyed red hair in loose waves and a fork in her hair
Rock bright red locks – fork, optional! Credit:


One of the cutest Disney hairstyles around has got to be Ariel‘s shocking red, flowing locks. This cherry red colour will certainly get you noticed this Halloween. Add in an optional fork (one of Ariel‘s many treasures), for that culinary-chic finish! Credit: @fairytalesbyloretta

woman dressed up as Ursela from the little mermaid with green hair slicked back
A Disney inspired hairstyle fit for a villain! Credit:


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 unbeatbale hold!

woman with face painted as a deer with two top knot hair buns as ears
Not everyone wants to be a princess for Halloween. Credit:


If your goal is to look utterly adorable this Halloween and sport some high macaron buns, this is the Disney hairstyle for you! This look is all about the hair, lashes and ‘ears’, which means you don’t need to go overboard on your costume. Win, win. Credit: @chloegracemakeup

woman with red hair worn in tight crimps and curls
Channel one of Disney’s bravest princesses! Credit:

Merida from Brave

If you’re a natural red head and you fancy a Disney princess hairstyle that doesn’t require tonnes of work, Princess Merida is the lass for you! Tease your locks into voluminous tresses and practice your best Scottish accent, for your easiest Halloween look yet! Credit: @gretakg

woman with dark hair dressed as Maleficent with green and purple eye makeup
Take your hair to wicked new heights with this Maleficent-inspired ‘do. Credit:


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

woman with long dark hair worn in two bubble pigtails and accessorised with flowers
Get ready to fly that magic carpet with these Jasmine locks! Credit:

Aladdin’s Jasmine

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!).

Tip: Remember to opt for a neat middle parting to ooze Princess Jasmine vibes, and for an extra pop of colour, pepper some flowers into your ponytail for an added glam effect! Credit: @thefashionisha

side view of a woman with long blonde hair worn in a loose dutch braid
You won’t be Frozen out of the Disney gang with this stunning ‘do. Credit:

Frozen’s Elsa

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!

Reinvent her spellbinding ‘do with this exaggerated Dutch plait, which has been pancaked for extra volume and drama! Credit: @heatherchapmanhair

VO5 Dry Texturising Spray

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.

asian woman with a neat dutch braid in her long hair
Practical and pretty. Recreate Mulans’ tresses. Credit:


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.

Cue these off-centre braids, which come complete with a fashionable deep side part. Now that’s much more suitable for Disney heroine! Credit: @sadahsaltzman

woman with a deep red afro hairstyle pulled into a large bun
Rock it like the Princess and the Frog’s Tiana. Credit:

 The Princess and the Frog’s Tiana

High buns seem to be a firm favourite with Disney princesses – and Princess Tiana is no exception! But for the modern-day girl, a simple bun just won’t suffice: instead, opt for a volumised afro bun. 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! Credit: @ronkeraji


Loved these hairstyles, but still looking for more Halloween-worthy looks? Well, it just so happens that we’ve compiled our favourite Mermaid looks that are absolutely perfect for Halloween!


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