Witch Hair: 5 Ideas to Try for Halloween

Rock your witch costume with these classic hairstyle ideas.

Going to be a witch for Halloween? While the classic witch hat is a cheap and easy option (it’s available on every drugstore corner come this time of year, btw), there are also tons of other ideas for witch hair out there that help showcase your hairstyling skills, not to mention offset your spooky costume to a T. Don’t be afraid to get a bit more creative!

Another cool part of these looks is that you can use some of your favorite everyday hair techniques to help you recreate some modern updates. From frizzy hair to the lob, read on to discover 5 cool witch hair ideas to complete your costume for Halloween:

witch hair ideas bouffant
This half-updo is equal parts romantic and darkly mysterious.

1. Half-Up Bouffant

Rock the classic half-up hairstyle with an edge this Halloween by creating a vintage-inspired beehive. The key to this look is the lift on the crown, which you can achieve by backcombing hair upwards then pinning it all together in a half-up ponytail with some bobby pins and an elastic. Keep your beehive budge-proof with a hairspray, like Bed Head by TIGI Hard Head Hairspray.

witch hair teased
Work section by section until you get the desired volume.

2. Teased Hair

Tap into your crazy hair-teasing hair skills this Halloween to create this ghastly (but super in character) witchy ‘do. To achieve, use a teasing brush to brush hair from the ends to the roots, working section by section, until you get the, er, rat’s nest effect you desire.

witch hair sultry lob
Make that mysterious femme fatale hairstyle work in your favor.

3. Sultry Lob

Bring a little film noir glam to Halloween with this polished, femme fatale-inspired lob. After you wash and condition your hair, blow-dry it straight, focusing on smooth and sleek ends. Be sure to protect your hair from heat by using a thermal protectant like Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting MistThat, or you can also don a similar-looking wig, if you happen to have one lying around!

witch hair ideas classic witch hat
You can never go wrong with that famous (and okay, kind of adorkable) pointy hat!

4. Classic Hat

If you’re short on time or really just want to go with the classics, that famous, ever-popular witch hat always works. There are so many cool and fashionable variations on the classic hat, we’re sure that you’ll find the right one for your costume and personality. To enhance this look, create some waves by using a curling wand, and gently pull out your curls while they’re still warm.

witch hair controlled frizz
Brush out your curls to create some bouncy frizz.

5. Controlled Frizz

We have been loving the brushed out, frizzy hair trend that we’ve been seeing lately. Take this trend to your Halloween and create big and voluminous witch hair that’s sure to pair amazingly with your gothic costume. For some serious yet controlled volume, use TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hair Maximizer to make your hair soft and bouncy without any stickiness.