Iconic Disney hairstyles IRL

Ever wanted to be a real-life Disney princess or prince? Well, you can certainly feel like one with these iconic Disney hairstyles. We’ve picked our favourites to share with you, so you can make your Disney dreams come true. Keep scrolling for one that fits your vibe — there’s a look for everyone.


Disney Princess Hairstyles


disney hairstyles: woman with long vibrant red hair
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Nobody stands out in a Disney crowd like Ariel. She’s one of the most well-known redheads out there and in fact, it’s a part of her claim to fame! Ariel and her flowing red hair has been a staple part of many of our childhoods so of course we have to kick off our list with this iconic Disney hairstyle. A colour care shampoo will work wonders if you’re planing on rocking red.



disney hairstyles: Woman with hip-length wavy hair
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Another princess known specifically for her hair is Rapunzel. She is known for her gorgeous long locks. While not everyone wants to grow their hair that long, you can get a similar effect with hip-length hair or extensions. You can customise this Disney hairstyle to suit you.



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Curls. Waves. Big, bouncy natural curls and waves. We just love Moana’s style and how she’s a princess who embraces her natural hair – sometimes accessorising it with flowers.

Get this Disney hairstyle with good styling products and even better haircare. Use the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-in Conditioner as it will add moisture and strength to your hair, as well as smooth and nourish your curls.



woman with natural hair styled in an updo disney hairstyle with a shiny tiara accessory
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Next-up the princess that touched our hearts with her determination, Tiana. Hello 4C hair! Tiana’s most iconic Disney hairstyle includes a high bun with a fancy tiara. Rock the tiara or a sparkly accessory, or make it more casual with a pretty green headband.

Get the look with a strong hold gel, like the VO5 Sculpted Mega Hold Styling Gel.



disney hairstyles: woman with very long blonde hair styled in a single braid
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Probably the most famous princess in recent Disney history, Elsa likes to keep it simple. To get Elsa’s look, simply sweep all of your hair over one shoulder and create a loose, chunky plait. Tug on the loops to make it appear fuller. That’s got to be the simplest Disney hairstyle ever, right?

Editor’s Tip: To get that gorgeous volume that Elsa has going on, tease your roots before creating your plait.


Disney Prince Hairstyles

Li Shang

man with a beard and a man bun hairstyle
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What better prince to begin with than with everyone’s favourite prince — or is it just us? Li Shang is iconic for so many reasons, but we want to focus on that man bun! To get this look, tie your man bun with a red ribbon or string, making sure the ends are below the bun.


Eugene aka Flynn Rider

disney hairstyles: man with slicked back medium length hair
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He may be a thief-turned-prince, but there’s no denying that Flynn Rider has style. Flynn likes to keep it casual but stylish with this medium-length look. This Disney hairstyle is all about that lustrous shine and natural body and movement.

Get Flynn’s shiny look with the Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray. Because it’s so weightless, your hair won’t be weighed down. So you don’t have to worry about losing that naturally bouncy look.



man with curly brown hair and a trimmed beard
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Famous for his super-human strength and crazy adventures, it makes sense that Hercules would have a sporty hairstyle. Embrace your natural hair texture with this Disney hairstyle and bring it all together (literally!) with a headband.

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If your hair is on the finer side, add some texture with a texturising product. Just a few spritzes of the Toni&Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray will do. Then scrunch it through your hair and you’re done.

If you’re blessed with natural curls and coils, style them with a smoothing, defining product. We love the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie.



man with long thin locs styled tied back and over one shoulder
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Okay, so we know he isn’t an official Disney prince, but how could we not include Tarzan? Not only is he an iconic character, he also has the coolest hairstyle out of all the princes. So, embrace your inner icon and rock those locs.


Prince Charming

disney hairstyles: man with natural hair and a very neat temple fade and neatly trimmed beard and moustache
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What is a Disney prince list without the very first Disney prince? Cinderella’s Prince Charming has a very neat, classic ‘do. If timeless hairstyles are your vibe, then this Disney hairstyle is for you.


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