These Halloween hair looks will take your costume from zero to hero in seconds!
Halloween is the holiday that gets beauty lovers’ hearts racing. After all, it’s the perfect time to go full-on crazy with your outfits, makeup and Halloween hairstyles.
Every year the internet is teaming with cute Halloween hairstyles and a multitude of awesome looks to try out. From metallic ice queen manes to two-tone mermaid tresses, we’ve collected our favourites – and we’re going to share them all with you!
So if you’re still undecided, have a scroll through our gallery above, which features some of our favourite Halloween hair ideas, or read on for all the terrifying details. You’ll be sure to find a style that’s as scary as it is chic!
Halloween hair ideas to die for
Dark fairy hair
Want to rock a good-fairy-gone-bad look? Good news, we’re about to show you how! While this cute Halloween hairstyle looks great on all hair hues, it looks especially party-worthy on pastel-coloured hair.
To get the look, simply crimp your hair, starting from the root and finishing at the very ends of your strands. Then, brush out your crinkles to make them frizzier and more voluminous. Finish by styling your hair into an oversized half-up, half-down ‘do and you’re ready to Trick or Treat!
Editor’s tip: To give your mane some added bounce, reach for the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner and TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo. A smart combo of Fleximax Volumizers and Fibre Polishing Actives leaves locks smooth with added oomph! The perfect prep for voluminous Halloween hairstyles.
Mystical mermaid mane
What’s not to love about mermaid hair? It’s bright, it’s mesmerising and it’s oh-so-magical! One of our favourite easy Halloween hairstyles, all it takes to recreate is to invest in a bold blue, wavy wig, and accessorise it by gluing some seashells to different areas. You’ll be giving Ariel a real run for her money!
Twisted clown hair
Fancy scaring the crowd at your Halloween party? If so, then you need to go as a twisted, evil clown! Keep your makeup scary, and leave your hair uber straight and shiny to keep all of the attention on your costume. Hairstyles for Halloween don’t come much simpler than this!
Tip: For a really sleek look, spritz some TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Spray over your mane after styling.
Ice queen hair
Prepare for the coldness of winter by dressing up as an ice queen for Halloween. The key to nailing this look is an understated frostiness. So leave your hair relatively straight, and sprinkle some fake snow on to it for added effect. Brrr!
Day of the Dead Halloween hairstyle
Sugar skulls are a hot Halloween makeup look, thanks to their glittering colours and funky patterns. If you’re planning on recreating this skeletal look, opt for a messy, bouffant updo to ensure that all of the attention stays on your intricate face-paint!
Not all Halloween hairstyles have to be scary, don’t you know? If you’re after more of a sensual, sexy look, throw on a lace Venetian mask! Then use a large-barrel curling tong to create loose, sultry waves that are perfect for any masquerade ball.
Dead doll plaits
When it comes to Halloween hair, we’ve got to wonder… is there anything scarier than a dead doll? We think not! To perfect this sickly sweet Halloween look, create two loose fishtail braids and throw on your most vintage-looking blouse.
N1kk1sSecr3t’s Victorian updo
If, like us, you’ve left your costume choice until the last minute, fear not: the All Things Hair team have sought the expert help of beauty vlogger N1kk1sSecr3t, who’s going to show you how to whip up a dramatically huge Victorian bouffant updo – just in time for the spooky celebrations.
Tip: Pair your updo with a black lace dress, and you’ll look like you’ve just stepped right out of the Victorian era!
If you’re after simple hairstyles for Halloween, you can’t go wrong with this feline fave! Grab your face paints, then transform your locks into a large laid-back bun, piling it high on the top of your head. Don’t forget your cat ears and cat burglar outfit! Credit: @nicoleguerriero
Halloween hair ideas range from sultry to full-blown scary (and daring!). For some runway inspiration, look to the models at the Junya Watanabe and Haider Ackermann SS17 shows – they all strutted their stuff down the catwalks sporting some seriously over-the-top spikes!
Editor’s tip: To achieve this deadly-looking ‘do, you’ll need a lot of hair gel. Try using extreme hold products, like the VO5 Classic Mega Hold Gel Spray, to create each spike, working the product from root to tip.
Across the pond, pumpkin paraphernalia is HUGE. If you share the passion, why not carry your love through to Halloween and sport Pumpkin Queen Halloween hair?
Simply pull your locks off your face, grab a green temporary dye and go to town. Add a headband and some autumnal leaves for the most perfect seasonal look! Credit: @nicolconcilio
Grease Lightening Halloween hair
We all love a good rendition of Summer Lovin‘ so why not go as Sandy this year? Her perfectly put together style is easy and fun to re-create.
If you’ve got short hair, curl the ends up for a winning look, or otherwise grab yourself a wig and team it with a pink bow for groomed hair perfection! Credit: @missrockabillyruby
You might need to brush up on your body painting skills for this one – or get an arty friend to lend a hand! Once your make-up is done, simply tousle your hair and use a fun, brightly-coloured temporary dye, for the most vivid locks yet! Credit: @annabelletemp
Cruella de Vil
The meanest lady in Disney? It’s got to be Cruella de Vil and this is one of our favourite Halloween hair ideas yet! A half head dye job could be tricky, so we suggest you go for a fabulous Cruella-inspired wig and borrow your niece’s stuffed Dalmatian. Halloween sorted! Credit: @jelkajpg
Cute Halloween hair? Yup. Make-up you can have fun with. Of course! An outfit you probably already own? Maybe. If you’re bold enough to pour yourself into some teeny hot pants, this is the look for you! Plus, who doesn’t want to be a supervillain for the night? Credit: @dayannaglam
Psst! If you loved these Halloween hair styles, then you’ll want to check out our other awesome ideas for party hair, right here! You’re welcome.