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Hairstyles That Can Double as Halloween Costumes

Hairstyles That Can Double as Halloween Costumes

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween.” 

While it can sneak up on you, alas — All Hallows Eve is almost here. Yet, even for the most scary-season savvy, busy everyday lives could leave you without a costume and short on time. No need to fret ‘cause boy do we have some bewitching tricks and treats for you! With minimal hair accessories, you can pull together an entire look that’s simple and quick.

Get into the spooky spirit with these classic, cute, and creative hairstyles. Whether you’re a DIY diva or Halloween-hater, there’s something for everyone! So, go forth and summon the spirits because these looks are #SquadGhouls.

Fun and Spooky Styles for Long Hair

Some tools you might want to have handy for these styles include bobby pins, colored hair chalk, pipe cleaners, and some hairspray. It might be a good idea to have some Renewing Growth Treatment on hand before styling to protect your hair from any heat or harsh products. 

Pumpkin Bun

Wholesome and cute, you’ll look fresh from the patch! Make a half pony bun on the crown of your head. Feel free to use a hair mesh donut underneath. Once in place, give a mist of hair spray and color your bun orange with lines down the side. You can draw a jack-o-lantern or simply add a pipe cleaner curly stem.

Princess Leia buns

Princess Leia Buns

Gonna steer clear of the dark side? Use the force; by that, we mean a blow dryer and hairspray. Part hair into two sections. Place two mesh donuts on each side and pull hair through, secure with bobby pins.

Bride of Frankenstein Tease Up

The ultimate bridezilla, your nefarious nuptials await. You can tease curly hair upward and shape it into a cylinder shape by twisting and tucking the ends in with a bobby pin. Then, use white hair chalk to draw white squiggly lines along the sides of the temple.

Wednesday Addams

Minimalist and macabre, this morbid tween is a go-to. Apply some Hair La Vie Serum to help part hair into two pigtail braids. Wear a white collared shirt under a black outfit, and use some eyeshadow to add dark undereye circles. Don't forget a glum resting-witch-face.

Mermaid’s hair

Dying to be a serene siren of the sea? Now’s the time for seashell barrettes and seafoam green, teal, and lilac hair chalk throughout your locks. You can achieve mermaid waves by braiding hair or using a large crimping iron.

Harley Quinn

With some fishnets and a baseball bat handy, you’ll be ready to let loose, but beware-chaos might ensue. Make a couple of pigtail ponytails, and color the ends, one red, one blue.

Colorful braids that can double as a Halloween costume

Spiderweb Braid

If you’re skilled at braiding, you can create symmetrical and narrow French braids or cornrows along the crown of your head and into a half-bun. Secure plastic spiders into visible nooks.

Devil Horns

Well, darn if the devil isn’t in this detail! Take a pipe cleaner and create two sturdy triangle shapes onto a headband — wrap hair around the pointy shapes. Bend inward and secure with bobby pins, and presto! Color the horns red with chalk and try not to be a bad influence.

Unicorn Mane

Get the glitter and grab the shimmer! You can create a shimmery, pastel-toned makeup look and pair it with an enchanted mane. For your hair, tease a large section of bangs at the top of your head. In the center, place a conical-shaped paper towel and wrap teased hair around it with pins. At the base of the cone, braid a pipe cleaner into a thin braid and spiral it around the horn. Behind it, make 2-3 ponytails in a line and curl the ends. Finally, clip in colored hair extension clips or run pastel hair chalk throughout the ends and give it a touch of sparkle.

Medusa

Snakes on a braid! French braid hair into two pigtails, and if you have them, place plastic snakes throughout. Pose with the nearest stone statue.

Cousin It

Not a fan of small talk? If you happen to have long brunette hair, you’re in luck. For photos, pull hair forward so it completely covers your face. Toss on sunglasses, a little black hat, and be sure to ask for a straw with your drink.

Glasses over hair over woman's face

Fun and Spooky Styles for Short Hair

Beetlejuice and Lydia

This is a perfect BFF or couples costume! Go wild with graphic black and white stripes, and for Beetlejuice hair, the messier, the better. Dust some of Hair La Vie’s Dry Shampoo throughout, and dab some green and dark colors into the hairline with face paint or hair chalk. Lydia has a dark long bob, gelled pointy bangs, and a round brimmed hat or choker necklace. Her look would also go well with short hair. 

Cruella

Use some temporary white hairspray to paint one half of your messy middle part bob and darken the other side. Add DIY polka dots to a faux-fur shawl, and you’re ready to howl and cackle through the night.

Pixie Nymph

Last but not least, these sprightly beings love an outdoorsy Halloween party. Best to blend in with soft pastel-toned hair, separated into textured pieces with butterfly clips, branches, and leaves. Add some spray glitter to the look for extra whimsical fun. 

Final thoughts

Just like Cinderella at midnight, you’ll want to transform back into yourself before bed. Hair La Vie’s Shampoo and Conditioner can help you break the spell while keeping all of the charm by gently cleansing away product build-up. 

Some of the festive looks require hair teasing and texture-enhancing products that could dry out or damage your hair, so we suggest giving your strands a quick spray of Hair La Vie’s Nº 77 Leave-In Conditioner for extra protection. You’ll be amazed at how quickly it can hydrate and soften, so you’ll wake up with touchably smooth, manageable locks. With nothing to fear, knowing you won’t be haunted by devilish hair damage, you can be as creative as your heart desires.

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