13 Timeless Halloween Hairstyles

We can compare Halloween to the couture season – the time when makeup artists and hair stylists unleash their imagination and experiment with new ideas.

If this is one of your favorite holidays it means that you are constantly looking for inspiration for your costume, make up and hairdo. Below you will find 13 hairstyle ideas grouped in three categories that you can use this season. Most of them are quite easy to do by yourself, while for some you might need some professional assistance. This is the time of the year that you can also try some high-quality hair extensions, especially for the more elaborate hairdos.

Movie inspired hits

Some of the most beloved Halloween hairdos are inspired by movies.

  • Game of Thrones

game of thrones hairstylesNo doubt this year’s leader will be Game of Thrones. The dramatic 7th season left us speechless and Dany’s elaborate ‘dos made us envy her. Now that the internet is obsessed with theories as to why Emilia Clarke has cut her hair in September and went Khaleesi Platinum it is time to pay tribute to her braids. Braided hair is a significant feature for almost any of the main characters on GOT and is a wonderful do for your Halloween makeover.

  • The Hunger Games

hunger games katniss hairstyleKatniss Everdeen is another heroine who has inspired many women to try the side braid (and not only in the movie). If you want a more dramatic and Halloween-appropriate hairdo dye your hair in multiple colors first or use colored hair extensions.

  • The Little Mermaid

little mermaid hairstyleAriel the mermaid is one of the favorite characters from Disney movies but the mermaid look is also one of the sexiest choices a woman can made. With some mousse to damp your hair and a curling wand you can achieve this look in no time. You can combine it with several different Halloween costumes, not necessarily only with a fish tail.

  • The Great Gatsby

the great gatsby hairstyleThe ’20s Hairdo combines soft curls, braids and shiny head accessories. It is suitable for both short and long hairs and is an eternal romantic Halloween option. Combine it with the fringe dress and let the party begin!

  • A Jane Austine heroine

jane austin hairstyleThe look is created by the designer Christian Dior and looks so natural and simple. It is not hard to recreate it if your Halloween-themed party is dedicated to the English countryside. Use two different curling irons for the waves and then pull the hair back into a low ponytail.

Romantic and bold

Some of the eternal and classic hairdos are also suitable for a Halloween ‘do. They are both romantic and bold and you can add a bit of twist to them with the proper accessories.

  • A Renaissance maiden

Renaissance hairstyleThis Elie Saab designed look is for those who feel a bit nostalgic and romantic on Halloween. Soft waves and a low-key side braid will help you step into the image of a Renaissance maiden. Top it with a metal headpiece for a complete effect.

  • A Greek goddess

greek goddess hairstyleYou don’t have to put in much effort to look like a Greek goddess, especially if you have naturally curly hair. Pull it into a ponytail at the crown of your head and leave the hair around your hairline loose. Then twist the ponytail upward and secure it with bobby pins. Add a pretty comb as a hair accessory. Put a one-sleeved white dress and prepare to rule the night.

  • Medusa

medusa hairstyleIf you are more daring than romantic you should turn the Greek goddess into a Medusa. It’s a good last-minute Halloween hairdo. Make several braids and put them up round your head. Decorate the hairdo with several snakes and you are ready to go. Don’t forget the gold jewelry as it enhances the dramatic look.

  • The cheerleader

cheerleader hairstyle halloweenThe cheerleader is a popular and easy Halloween look. Sweep your hair into a ponytail and take a piece of hair from the underside of the tail to wrap it around the base. Pin it at the end to be more secure. If you want more volume in the crown, you can lift that section and use spray to fix it. 

  • Ballerina elegance

ballerina halloween hairstyleIf you have dreamt about being a ballerina as a little girl, Halloween is the time to make that dream come true. Pull your hair into a low side ponytail and secure it with elastic. Braid a small section of it and pull the braid aside. Then wind the rest of the ponytail around its base and fix it with hairpins. The last step is to wrap the braid around the bun and secure it with pins. Now you are ready for your Swan Lake performance.

  • A spider bun

spider bun halloween hairstyleThis is a simple but very thematic Halloween hairdo. It’s easy to make and funny to look at. Just add some googly eyes to your sock bun and style a few pipe cleaners as the spider’s legs and you’re done!

(Not) For kids only

These two beloved hairstyles are suitable both for little girls and their grown-up sisters and mothers.

  • Pippi Longstocking

pippi halloween hairstylePippi’s look will never go out of fashion. All you need is some wire to support your braided pig tails. Add some colorful ribbons or even tie a few balloons to each tail for a funnier effect.

  • Cindy Lou Who

cindy halloween hairstyleThis elaborated at first sight Dr. Seuss-inspired look is a great decision for a Halloween hairstyle. It is quite easy to achieve – get a plastic cup to hold the hair up, do a couple of braids and fix it with several colorful scrunchies and voila! All you need is a Grinch to make a great pair from Whoville!

If you are looking for further inspiration then Pinterest and especially YouTube can help a lot with visual tutorials. Here is just an example of what you can find.

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