The Coolest Pink Hairstyles for Any Halloween Costume

Eunice Lucero | 19 October 2016

Let’s go beyond being pretty in pink, shall we?

Cue all of the cuteness: Pink hairstyles have had quite a moment this past summer, haven’t they? We certainly can’t find any reason to ending this trend anytime soon (unless they come up with a pinker pink, in which case, save this space!).

Even more awesome news: Halloween gives you no better chance to wear those pink hairstyles loud and proud—and even go several notches higher than your everyday look, if you’re so inclined. Whether you’re going for a subtle ombré wash or are full-on cosplay crazy, we truly believe in thinking pink this year, as nothing says cheeky and cute more than this pretty hue. Read on for some pop-culture inspo:

6 Awesome Pop Culture-Inspired Pink Hairstyles for Halloween

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Go full meta and do a mermaid braid too.

1. Millennial Mermaid

Sea-crazy millennials, listen up: THE.?? MOMENT.?? IS.?? NOW.?? Even better if you’re already sporting the perfect medium-pink shade to go with that sequined bustier and fishnet makeup. If your tresses are medium to long in length, spiff up your look with a mermaid braid, too. Your head-to-toe fishtail (get it?) is sure to get the adulation a siren like you deserves. Don’t forget to take lots of shellfies with your besties!

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Put a ring on it: A floral crown tops any fairy costume with style.

2. Festival Fairy

More of the landlocked sort? Then dress up those tresses with a woodland fairy costume instead. Get crafty with some floral appliqués, or simply recycle your fest-best headgear from this summer to accessorize some romantic waves styled with a center part. Drive the point home with a diaphanous kimono, some ballet slippers and sparkle as far as the eye can see, because #pixiedust.

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Schoolgrrrls rock. Photo credit:

3. Harajuku Girl

What do you get when you mix pink hairstyles, a schoolgirl outfit and weapons to ward off the undead? A kick-ass Halloween Harajuku girl, that’s what. Long, blunt-fringed, bubblegum-pink hair worn down is an awesome, low-maintenance look that needs little less than a plaid skirt to come to life. Want more kawaii appeal? Put your locks up in pigtails, take out those thigh-high stockings and get ready to slay to death, curfew be damned.

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The brighter, the better: Retro costumes go best with loud hair.

4. ’80s Rocker Chick

If you think you can truly—outrageously—work some serious 1980s hair trends (and we mean all of the neon and the crimps), then work the spotlight as the fabulous, fun frontwoman of an all-girl rock band. Go crazy with details like shoulder pads, boots, fishnets and star-spangled jewelry—nothing, and we mean nothing, can on stage with a big, pink mullet anyway, so might as well go for it.

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A chic bobbed wig dresses up any regular outfit for Halloween.

5. Karaoke Club Kid

If you’re not really the full-on costume type but still want to get in on the festivities, a simple pink bobbed wig can get you there. It goes with virtually any look you can dream of—even if it’s just for a karaoke room with friends after-hours, or running around a busy city having the time of your life. Not having a complete outfit to commit to makes for worry-free partying (No angel wings to fit into a crowded dance floor? No problem!) and easily comes off once the lights come back on.

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Rockin’ pink and blue hair puts all of those jokers to shame.

6. Psychotic Superhero

The only thing cooler than pastel ombré hair is the anti-heroine who can pull it off—in matching leather cutoffs and booties, no less. Let them know you’re more than daddy’s little monster with shiny, two-toned pigtails worn unironically high on the head, and prepare to redefine “trick or treat.”

Ed’s note: A color-safe system, such as TRESemmé Color Revitalize Shampoo and Color Revitalize Conditioner, can help prolong the vibrancy of your pink way past Halloween. A dry shampoo specifically made for color-processed locks, like Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Dry Shampoo, can also gently refresh as well as extend your style.

Love pink hairstyles but want more gothic Halloween party hair ideas? Check out our favorite vampire hairstyle looks that are as fashionable as they are fierce.

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