17 Vampire Hairstyles for Halloween 2019

5 vampire hairstyles to ensure that your costume is as authentic as possible.

Halloween is only a few weeks away, and if you’re a traditionalist, this means candy corn, fangs, fake blood and a whole lot of fun! Classic tropes that never fail to bring out the kid in all of us—vampires, zombies, ghosts, mummies—are always a great choice and are actually a welcome break from all of the ironic, hipster costumes popular these days. (Not to mention partying as a cardboard meme is such a hassle!) And if dressing up as a sexy, spooky bloodsucker is up your alley, what better way to up the ante than with some awesome vampire hairstyles?

If we’re staying true to canon, vampires are immortal, night-crawling creatures who have quite a penchant for blood (so #thirsty!). Oh, and they’re also supposedly gorgeous and really, really seductive—with a glorious, luxurious head of hair.

Since vampires in literature came to the fore during the mid-18th century, they’re usually typified with hairstyles of that era: Long, intensely hued, curly hair was the look of the day, as well as big hair accentuated with some gothic accessories, oftentimes with a Rococo/Baroque touch. Some had their hair teased and volumized into a beehive, similar to courtesans and members of the high court gone rogue. Other vampire hairstyles are also depicted with stick-straight strands, which added to the super-gaunt, angular aesthetic—the closest to looking, you know, undead. Click through our gallery for some majorly fang-tastic inspo!

Crimped Updo

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Incorporate one of the most popular recent trends into your costume with one of our favorite vampire hairstyles for Halloween.

Go all out and invest in a black wig or style your own hair into this crimped updo for a truly authentic vampire look. Use a crimper to give your hair the right amount of scraggly texture and pull it up into an updo that sits below the headpiece of your costume. Spritz some TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray onto the finished look to hold it in place all night long.

Sultry Braid

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This reverse fishtail is easier than it looks and it’s one of our top choices for female vampire hairstyles.

Have you ever tried to create a reverse fishtail? First, refresh your regular fishtail skills with our easy tutorial for how to create a fishtail braid. This style is just as easy as a classic fishtail but instead of pulling the pieces of the braid over each other, you’ll want to pull them under. Secure the end with a hair tie and wrap a small strand of hair around it for extra polish.

Goth and Punky

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Kick it up a notch with a high ponytail.

To create this dramatic ponytail, run a dime-sized amount of Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum through your hair and brush it through from the roots to ends. Use your brush to comb your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with a hair tie that matches your hair color. Wrap a one-inch strand of hair around the base of the ponytail to finish off the look.

Romantic Waves

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Let your waves hang down for one of the sexiest Halloween vampire hairstyles on the list.

Put the end-of-summer beach waves to good use and let them hang loose in romantic waves. Spritz Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray all over your strands for extra wave and body.

Victorian Updo

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Go for a regal and believable low bun.

If you’re looking for a more low-key option then consider opting for a regal-looking low bun. Create a center part and gather your hair to the back of your head into a ponytail. Wrap the ponytail around itself until it’s fully coiled, then use bobby pins to pin it in place.

Backcombed Bouffant

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Big hair = big scare! Credit: Instagram.com/madlen_makeup

Bold, bouffant-style hair has been a hot runway and street style trend for quite some time now, so it’s no wonder that female vampire hairstyles also feature this stylish ‘do! Remember what they say: the bigger, the better! Credit: @madlen_makeup

Editor’s tip: To recreate this spooky look, you’ll need to be armed with a teasing comb and some Suave Extreme Hold Aerosol Hairspray. Keep backcombing and spritzing until you’ve got voluminous locks to die for!

Retro Flapper

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The chicest vampire in town! Credit: Instagram.com/sashalaboy

Looking to go down the retro route this Halloween, but still want to scare all other party-goers? Then why not opt for one of the many flapper-inspired vampire hairstyles?

Ever since the 1920s have been trending, we’ve been obsessed with this party-ready hairstyle, and it just so happens to work amazingly well when given a vampiric twist. Halloween vampire hairstyles really don’t get more sophisticated than this! Credit: @sashaslaboy

Deadly Braids

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Get braiding, for textured hair with a scary twist! Credit: Instagram.com/hairbybiancaxx

If bygone ‘dos aren’t your thing, then how about dabbling in some spooky braided vampire hairstyles? Style your messy mane into a half-up, half-down hairstyle, then create a few twisty snake braids and place them at random around your mane. For added effect, weave your braids through one another to give the appearance that your plaits are alive and ssslithering! Credit: @hairbybiancaxx

Editor’s tip: To give your braids more grit and texture, prep your hair with a spritz of TRESemmé Volumizing Dry Shampoo. This will help your braids to stay in place, while also giving your locks lots of bouncy volume, too.

Seductive Curls

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Sultry waves and fake blood for the creepiest vampire in town! Credit: Instagram.com/francescakmakeup

If the above styles are too spine-chilling for your taste, then fret not, because you can always go as a sexy (yet gory) vampire. After all, the best way to trap your victims is to seduce them with mesmerising vampire hairstyles for Halloween! Credit: @francescakmakeup

Blue Locks

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Wig: must have. Spider: optional. Credit: Instagram.com/vivi_ciciliato

If you’re on the hunt for Halloween vampire hairstyles with a dose of color, these lethal locks are just the thing! But if you’re not brave enough to actually cut in that micro fringe and dye your hair a glorious shade of electrifying blue, grab yourself a wig and you’re good to ghoul! Credit: @vivi_ciciliato

Cackling Curls

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Bouncing curls for your most glam vamp look yet. Credit: Instagram.com/moamurderess

So you’ve decided you want your tresses to look terrific this Halloween, which means one thing: you need to opt for vampire hairstyles that ooze glamour. Think big, sleek, bouncy curls for the ultimate in vampire-glam ‘do! Credit: @moamurderess

Widow’s Peak

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Grab your eyeliner and get coloring! Credit: Instagram.com/josuecjr

Throw it back to the original vampire in-town (Count Dracula) with vampire hairstyles that keep it classic! If you’re a dab hand with an eyeliner, this widow’s peak look will leave your fellow party-pals petrified! Credit: @josuecjr

The Blonde Vampire

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Mix up the look with long blonde tresses. Credit: instagram.com/muadallas

If you thought blonde vampires were the stuff of make-believe, think again! Now you can mix up your vampire hairstyles for Halloween by experimenting with long blonde tresses.

Keep the outfit dark and deadly, and the make-up sultry, for a spooky twist on the vamp look. Move aside, Goldy Locks…. Credit: @muadallas 

Little Red Vampire-hood

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Go for dark sleek locks, for your most sultry vampire hairstyle yet! Credit: Instagram.com/looksby_liz

Female vampire hairstyles that are scary and seductive? We’ve got you covered! Curl the lengths of your hair for a tumbling, sultry finish and you’ll soon have a devilish look you’ll love. Now grab your cape, don your best oxblood-hue lippy and pull up your vampire hood! Credit: @looksby_liz

Editor’s tip: For curls that will last all night, apply a generous mist of the Dove Style and Care Extra Hold Hairspray all over your hair to finish off the look.

Pink Hair

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This fashion month, think pink. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you thought pink hair was just for unicorns, you would be mistaken! While this ‘do may be pretty, when teamed with vampire make-up and dark, creepy attire, you’ll be the most spine-chilling gal at the club.

Balayage Babe

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Balayage meets vamp chic… loving this vampire hairstyle! Credit: Instagram.com/cristina_barsan

Who said Halloween vampire hairstyles can’t also be bang on trend? Not us! Keep your locks looking oh-so lovely and a little bit edgy by teaming dark tresses and blonde tips. Perfect! Credit: @cristina_barsan

White Locks

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White hair and red lashes, make this look pop! Credit: Instagram.com/foxytrash

If you’re feeling adventurous this fright-night, why not spray your hair white and get ready to make head turns? Work your tresses into a half-up beehive and team with bright red lashes (and a little mandatory blood), for a scary Halloween ‘do! Credit: @foxytrash

The best vampire hairstyles are those that first and foremost, match the costume you’re wearing. Choose a specific era—medieval, Victorian and recent pop culture vampire iterations all have slight differences, so best to research on the archetypal look of the period you’re dressing up in. Next, tailor all the little details to fit, whether it be super-backcombed hair or a feathered hair accessory. Still stuck? Check out our quiz below to see which vampire hairstyles you like best. Happy hunting!

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