The best mermaid hairstyles for a Halloween party

Arianna | 06 October 2016

Under the sea, under the sea!

Let’s face it: we all want to be a mermaid, right? Ever since watching The Little Mermaid when we were younger, we’ve been obsessed with the mystical creatures, and not just because they live underwater! Oh no, it’s because being a mermaid means that you can rock any hair colour under the sun (or sea!), not to mention throwing a bucket loads of glitter on your face, too. So, if you’re planning on going as a mermaid for Halloween, then you’ll need a stunning ‘do that’ll wow all your friends. Luckily, we’ve created a list of our favourite mermaid hairstyles, so you can get a seriously mer-mazing look!

Mermaid hairstyles to rock at a Halloween party

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Mermaid hairstyles: Pink/peach ombre. Credit:

Mermaid hairstyles: Pink/peach ombre

For a dreamy mermaid look, opt for pastel pink/peach ombre hair. As you may know, mermaids are renowned for having brightly coloured locks, so if you really want to look the part, you’ll need to switch up your hair hue for one of these vidid tones! Credit: @selena_willcutyou

Editor’s tip: If you’re brave enough to dye your hair for Halloween, then note that you’ll need to update your hair care routine to help maintain your colour’s vibrancy. We suggest trying the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner (500ml, £3.69 each*) on for size.

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Mermaid hairstyles: Wet look hair. Credit:

Mermaid hairstyles: Wet look hair

Wet look hair was one of the hottest hairstyles of summer 2016, and you’ll be pleased to know that it also makes for the ideal mermaid hairstyle! You could even say that mermaids were the originators of this sleek, on-trend ‘do – after all, they do live under the sea! Credit: @victoriaxuk

To recreate this look, give your mane a healthy spritz of VO5 Classic Styling Mega Hold Gel Spray (£2.99*) and run your fingers backwards through your strands, creating a slicked-back effect. For a truly magical mermaid look, accessorise your wet look hair with a jewelled headpiece.

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Mermaid hairstyles: Purple ombre waves. Credit:

Mermaid hairstyles: Purple ombre

If you have dark hair and want to let your inner mermaid shine, then why not go for a seriously bold purple ombre? Your natural hair colour will blend seamlessly with this striking hue, working from deep purple at the top, to a vibrant magenta at the tips. To really complete the look, opt for shimmering purple lipstick and glittery lilac scales – trust us, you’ll give Ariel a real run for her money with this look! Credit: @hair_by_danajoy

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Mermaid hairstyles: Shell accessories

If dyeing your hair for Halloween seems like too much of a commitment for one night of mystical mermaid fun, then rest assured that you can still look the part with the help of a few oceanic accessories! All you need are a few beach shells and fake starfish scattered throughout your hairline, and you have yourself a mermaid mane to rival any Halloween ‘do! Credit: @third_coast_tans

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Mermaid hairstyles: Blue to orange ombre. Credit:

Mermaid hairstyles: Blue to orange ombre

Ombre hair makes for the perfect colour technique to achieve gorgeous mermaid tresses! But if you want to take your Halloween hair game up a notch, then try working in 2 bright hair colours into your mane – we suggest giving this amazing blue to orange ombre combo a go. This may seem like an odd colour duo, but they actually look beautiful paired one on top of the other! Start off with a cool blue shade on the top of your head, and subtly work into a warm, shimmering shade of orange in your mid lengths and ends. Credit: @coryhoffmanhair

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Mermaid hairstyles: Blue ombre waves. Credit:

Mermaid hairstyles: Sea-inspired hair

Is there any better way to get the perfect mermaid look, than to rock the colours of the ocean in big, bouncy waves? To really show your love for the sea, try working an ombre look in shades of blue (such as cyan and teal) before ending in a light seafoam green. To curl your hair, use a large barrel curling tong, and you’ll have hair that mimics the movement of ocean waves! Credit: @mirrycat


If these mystical mermaid hairstyles have you craving more Halloween looks, then check out our tutorial on how to create cat ears out of your own hair! Yes, really! October 31st is fast approaching and this super cute hairdo is ideal for a less spooky Halloween get-up.

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