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, even when you’re celebrating it virtually.
Every year the internet is teeming with cute Halloween hairstyles and a multitude of awesome looks to try out. From ice queen manes to mermaid tresses, we’ve collected our faves that will be perfect for Zoom – and we’re going to share them all with you.
So if you’re still undecided, read on to see our favourite Halloween hair ideas. You’ll be sure to find a style that’s as scary as it is chic!
Nurse Ratched Updo
This vintage Halloween hairstyle is sure to win you compliments when you show it off virtually!
With its fresh and inventive take on clothing, makeup and hair, HBO’s Euphoria has become the show everyone’s watching. For Halloween, you can easily channel Maddy’s ’90s vibes with this cute ponytail and diamante hair accessories.
Lion Halloween Hairstyle
If you’ve got mousse and a curling wand, you can easily recreate this big and bouncy look at home. If you’re lucky enough to have natural curls, just fluff them out with a hair pick to instantly channel lioness vibes.
Editor’s tip: For big curls, try the VO5 Big Volume Mousse. It features heat defence and helps protect against damage caused by heat, while also leaving you with voluminous tresses.
Wednesday Addams Halloween Hairstyle
Editor’s tip: The secret to lived-in Halloween hairstyles, like this one? Dry Shampoo, of course! Spray some of the Love Beauty and Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo on your roots, and throughout your lengths to give your second-day hair a quick refresh!
Powerpuff Girls Halloween Hair
Looking for group costumes for Halloween? You and your besties can go as the superpowered trio Bubbles, Buttercup and Blossom, from The Powerpuff Girls. To really nail the look, we suggest you copy their signature hairstyles. Credit: @luisapiou
Ashley O Hallween Hairstyle
To channel Miley Cyrus’ Ashley O look for Halloween, just invest in a short purple wig and make sure to style your bangs to the side, just like this beauty does. Master the dance moves and you’ll be on a roll (and set for the best tressed prize!). Credit: @painted.corpse
Harley Quinn Pigtails
Sleek Vampire Hair
You can’t talk about Halloween hairstyles without mentioning vampire hair! Whether you fashion your mane into dramatic waves or keep them sexy and sleek, like this, you’ll be seriously ready to enchant your victims. Credit: @mahafsoun
Editor’s tip: Using heat to create this Halloween hair look? Then you’ll love the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray! Not only will it protect your hair against heat damage, but its ultra-light formula will keep flyaways at bay and give your mane divine shine.
Searching for witch hairstyles for Halloween? You’ll have trouble deciding which witch to be if you decide to take a look at these striking looks, below.
Unicorn Halloween Hairstyle
We couldn’t leave this popular Halloween hair look out of the mix! And, if you’re dreaming of being a unicorn this year, simply apply some hair chalk to the ends of your mane, tease it and style it into this explosive ponytail. Credit: @keelyfieldmua
Psst… You can also try our unicorn-inspired Halloween hair tutorial!
Galaxy Space Buns
Pinterest has spoken: celestial makeup is one of the most trending looks for Halloween around. You might need to brush up on your face painting skills for this one – or get an arty friend to lend a hand!
Mermaid Halloween Hair
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 with a floral headband and gems.
Dark Fairy Crimps
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!
Because who doesn’t want to be an Egyptian goddess for Halloween? This a fail-safe Halloween hair look for ladies with black hair, plus a fast way to channel Cleopatra vibes. Credit: @brownsugarfairies
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.
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!
If you’ve spent your time wondering what will happen to Khaleesi and Jon Snow in season 8 of Game of Thrones, this half-braided Halloween hair ‘do is practically destined for your platinum mane. Credit: @taniaorlandini
Editor’s tip: Help your braided Halloween hairstyles reach their full potential with the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm. Prepping your hair with this balm will help you create a long-lasting, structured plait.
Day of the Dead Halloween Hair
A steady hand is an answer to perfecting this Day of The Dead look.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!
Skull Halloween Hairstyle
Thanks to the red carpet, the trend for slick back hair is still going strong. And guess what? You can give this look a spooky flair by wearing it like this for Halloween, no matter your hair length.
Recommended: Tips for removing glitter from your hair post-Halloween.
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.
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 Halloween look, create two loose fishtail braids and throw on your most vintage-looking blouse.
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.
If this Victorian look isn’t up your street, you can easily give your Halloween hair a Vanity Fair feel with one of these Victorian hairstyles.
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 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 Mega Hold Gel Spray, to create each spike, working the product from root to tip.
Across the pond and on Pinterest, 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 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 vintage hairstyle is easy and fun to recreate.
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. Credit: @missrockabillyruby
The meanest lady in Disney? It’s got to be Cruella de Vil and this is one of our favourite Halloween hair ideas ever!
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
Looking for more Disney-inspired Halloween hair ideas? Live out your princess fantasies and get all dolled up from your hair down to your apple with this with short, curly bob hairstyle. Credit: @mykie
Halloween Hair Colour + Accessories
Want to make your Halloween hair look last way past the festivities? If you aren’t one to shy away from standout hairstyles, you should seriously consider getting a spooky dye job done!