13 halloween hairstyle ideas
Halloween isn’t the time to play it safe. That’s because Halloween is the one night a year you can go all-out with your hairstyle without worry. Forget about looking perfect and polished. Halloween hairstyles are all about making the most of your look and costume, and with the right styling products and hair inspiration, you can transform into a mermaid or a vampire in seconds. (Okay, maybe minutes.) Try a retro, 1950s hairstyle, witch hair or go for the dark side with a vampire hairstyle. Whatever your costume, you’ll be all treats and no tricks with these cool hairstyles for Halloween.
This bridal hairstyle takes a dark turn when it’s a zombie bride. Get the undead vibe with haunting makeup and a messy side braid. If you’re a pro at braiding hair, this is a Halloween hairstyle to consider—plus, it’ll give you gorgeous wavy hair the morning after. First, wash with Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner to smooth and moisturize hair. Work a small amount of Fructis Smooth Blow Dry Cream through your damp hair and blow dry. Then, apply Fructis Pure Clean Finishing Paste, which adds texture and grip, to a small, front section of your hair. Create a deep side braid with it, securing the end. Then, separate a front section of your hair on the opposite side and leave it loose. Pull remaining hair back and twist it in a messy side bun on the braid side, leaving a few strands loose for an undone (and undead) messy braid look. Pull the end of the braid under the bun and pin it there. Mist your hair with Fructis Full Control Hairpsray, which ensures your hairstyle lasts through witching hour and beyond. Recreate the zombie-bride vibe for both your hair and makeup with style vlogger Leigh Ann’s easy how-to video.
Vampire hairstyles are kind of open to interpretation, because vampires are all about the teeth. (Naturally.) Still, nothing gives vampire vibes quite like sleek, stick-straight hair, which can look so perfect it’s almost unnatural—making it an ideal vampire hairstyle. Set the stage for sleek hair in the shower and first wash your hair with Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. Then, while your hair’s still damp, apply a quarter-sized amount of Garnier Fructis Style Smooth Blow Dry Anti-Frizz Cream. Blow dry it in sections until it’s completely dry. Then, spray a generous amount of Fructis Flat Iron Perfector. Our argan oil-infused formula helps keep hair smooth and protects hair against heat damage. Then, straighten your hair with a flat iron, making sure not to curl the ends under. Finally, spray Garnier Fructis Style Frizz Guard all over your hair to help protect it against static, frizz and flyaways. For even more tips for recreating this ultra-sleek, vampire style, check out beauty vlogger Jasmine Brown’s step-by-step tutorial.
Alien Hair: Galactic Girl
For a Halloween hairstyle that’s out of this world, channel your best alien and go for a hairstyle that’s creative and wild. (After all, there’s no better moment to do so.) The trick to creating this oversized, curly faux hawk is making your curls as big as possible. First, create two parts on each side, forming three sections. Secure the top section, and then apply Fructis Curl Nourish Butter Hair Cream on each side section to soften and moisturize. Layer on Fructis Curl Shape Spray Gel, which adds definition and hold. Then, create a Dutch braid with each side section. Release the top section and apply Fructis Curl Construct Mousse to your roots. Blow-dry it with a diffuser to help build volume and, once it’s dry, work in Fructis Curl Sculpt Conditioning Cream Gel, which offers both hair hold and hydration. Divide it into four sections, starting towards the front of your head, and secure each one in a bubble-like, curly topknot, working towards the nape of your neck. Use your fingers to fluff up your buns and add volume. Once the big night is over, give styled hair extra TLC with a nourishing shampoo and conditioner. Moisturize your hair as you wash with Fructis Curl Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner.
You’d be missing out on a good opportunity if you don’t take the mermaid waves trend and run with it. That’s the thinking behind this mermaid hairstyle look—no fins required. All you need is damp hair and a few styling products. First, work Fructis Smooth Air Dry through damp hair to keep it smooth and moisturized. Twist small sections of hair and create small buns, pinning them in place. (If you’re crunched for time, just scrunch it into your hair and let your hair dry naturally.) Once the twists have air dried, release them and spray Fructis Style Full Control Non-Aerosol Hairspray throughout your hair, scrunching it in with your hands. Finally, mist it with Fructis Style Flexible Control Hairspray for defined but touchable waves, using your fingers to tousle hair for extra texture and movement as needed. Who said mermaids have to be high-maintenance? To get this Insta-Mermaid look in an instant—okay, a few minutes—watch Leigh Ann’s hair and makeup tutorial.
A 1950s hairstyle is so iconic that it’s all you need to take your outfit to the next level (and you get bonus points if you pair it with an equally retro swing dress). Pin up hair is one of the most flattering Halloween hairstyles to pull off, and it’s especially easy if you have long hair. First, apply Fructis Anti Humidity Smoothing Milk to get smooth hair and keep it that way. Part your hair on the side, keeping a two-inch section loose on the larger side. Gather the rest of your hair in a high ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Then, twist the front section of hair and pin it to the side. Finally, finish it off by tying a ribbon or fabric at the base of the ponytail.
Ice Queen Hairstyles
Give off Marie Antoinette vibes with exaggerated bouffant hair. The beehive has an old-school, elegant vibe that works as a Halloween hairstyle for a number of costumes. (Plus, it doubles as a 1950s hairstyle.) Begin by teasing your dry hair at the back of your head using a wide-toothed comb. (Try the backcombing hair technique, in which you comb hair towards the roots to create volume.) Do so in sections until you have your desired hair volume. Then, part the front section of your hair on the side and spray it with Fructis Frizz Guard Spray, which will prevent flyaways and frizzy hair. Gather your hair in the back, covering the teased hair section, and twist it into a low bun, pushing it up to keep the volume at the crown.
Calling all woodland creatures. For a fairy hairstyle this Halloween, it doesn’t have to get too complicated. Just choose your favorite braided hairstyle and intersperse small flowers throughout as you braid it. It adds some pretty, delicate detail that keeps it from looking like your usual festival hairstyle.
Hippie Hairstyles: Flower Child
No time? No problem. A simple flower crown and romantic waves mean you won’t be without an Insta-worthy Halloween hairstyle. The trick to making this look special is the soft wavy hair, which you can get by dousing your hair with Fructis Wonder Waves Wave-Enhancing Spray from ear-level and down to your ends. Use your hair to scrunch and let it air-dry. It’ll give you soft, defined waves for a seriously dreamy effect.
Really, the spider is doing all the work here. Still, keeping your bun off-center looks unexpected and a little weird—which is exactly what you want in a Halloween hairstyle. First, part your hair in the center, and then gather your hair in a high bun. Pin your spider on the side of the bun, swipe on your darkest lipstick, and get ready to impress.
If you have naturally curly hair, this Halloween hairstyle is an easy one. (Plus, it works well with cute-short-hairstyles-and-haircuts, like a pixie.) All you need is an eye patch as well as Fructis Curl Shape Defining Spray Gel, which will give your hairstyle the hold it needs to last all night. Work it through damp hair. First, put on your eye patch. Then, create a very deep side part and sweep your hair over to one side wrap, using your hands to scrunch in some curls. Use your fingers to fluff and tousle your curls and then spray generously with Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hairspray.
A ballerina hairstyle is a classic for a reason. Plus, if you can dig out an old tutu, it makes for one of the easiest Halloween costumes out there. First, prep your hair with Fructis Smooth Blow Dry, which will keep your hair sleek and protect against heat damage. Blow dry your hair and then gather it in a high ponytail. Then, begin twisting it around the base of the ponytail and pin the end in place.
Masks add mystery, but wearing one all night can put a dent in your hair (and on your style) by crushing any hair volume you may have. Plan ahead by creating loose waves that start at the ear. This Halloween hairstyle works for anything that involves a headband, like a cat ears hairstyle. First, use a large barreled curling iron to create loose waves, using your fingers to stretch out and tousle them. Then, spray with Fructis Texture Tease Dry Touch Finishing Hair Spray, which will keep the hair texture and shape locked in all night long.
No witch is complete without a broomstick and that signature pointed hat. The trick is to wear this OG Halloween hairstyle without your hair falling flat throughout the night—which is why big, voluminous hair waves are essential. No matter what your hair texture is, you can make magic happen with your witch hair so long as you have the right products. On damp hair, work Fructis Style Sky-Hi Volume Mousse, which gives hair all-over volume that lasts. Witch hair has never been so good.