4 Totally Tubular 1980s-Inspired Halloween Hairstyles

Get the 411 on the coolest looks from the '80s.

Gag us with a spoon, it’s almost Halloween! If you haven’t gotten your costume down yet, why not have fun with your hair and rock some seriously cool (and now vintage!) 1980s-inspired Halloween hairstyles?

From the ever-popular crimped hair look to big, bouncy curls, these looks are sure to inspire your Halloween costume this year. Read on to check out some really radical 1980s-inspired Halloween hairstyles you can have loads of fun with:

1. 1980s-Inspired Crimped Halloween Hairstyle

1980s hairstyles crimped hair
A classic ’80s look that you can revive for Halloween (and beyond!).

The mothership of all ’80s hairstyles was arguably the crimped look. Thankfully, this charmingly OTT hairstyle is back, in a much tamer iteration for every day. For Halloween though, we say work it to full expression, because why not?

To rock this look, you’ll need heat protectant, like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray, and your crimper. Work in sections and for an even more rad ode to the ’80s, use a teasing comb to create more volume at the crown.

2. Side Pony Hairstyle

1980s hairstyles side pony
Rock the side pony with a large bow.

The beloved side pony was everything back in the day! Complete that look with some fluffy side-combed bangs and you’ll be the belle of your Halloween ball. Ed’s tip: Rock some fake blood and really nail that bloody prom queen vibe.

3. 1980s-Inspired Halloween Mullet Hairstyle

1980s hairstyles mullet
Doesn’t get any more ’80s than this!

Another look that’s made its way back to the present is the mullet. The ’80s version, however, was way more disconnected, with a concentration of big curls and stringier long layers at the nape. Pair this look with a proper aerobics vibe coupled with some neon spandex, and you’re all set.

4. Big Curls

1980s hairstyles: bigger and better curls
1980s-inspired Halloween hairstyles: Get some rad curls to rock for Halloween.

The bigger, the better was certainly the hair mantra of the ’80s. Plus, this makes it the perfect style for any Zoom parties you may be attending.

To achieve maximum curly volume, you’ll need some classic hot rollers. After you set your rollers and achieve the right amount of bounce, be sure to lock in your look with the ultimate in ’80s accessories: some firm-hold hair spray. We like the no-compromise hold we get from TRESemme Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Extend Hold Level 4. This hair spray is great because it will help lock your style in place all day long without making your hair feel crunchy.

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