hairstyle trends 10 Frighteningly Easy-to-Do Halloween Hairstyles

Who needs a costume when you have a hairstyle this spookily creative?

August 22, 2022
Easy Halloween Hairstyles

When putting together a Halloween look, your hair can be part of the costume or it can even be the costume. Halloween is not the time to be subtle — the bigger, the bolder and the more outside the box your look is, the better. 


The best Halloween looks are the ones that capture your attention, not the most intricate ones that take hours to achieve. So, whether you have last-minute Halloween plans or you can’t wait to start trick-or-treating, an easy, eye-catching hairstyle is definitely the move this year. 


Read on as we share nine frighteningly easy Halloween hairstyles to try this spooky season. From sleek princess buns to multi-colored strands, there is a festive Halloween ‘do for everyone.


1. Workout Barbie Ponytail

A high, voluminous ponytail is the perfect addition to a workout Barbie look that also happens to be one of the easiest, last-minute Halloween costumes. When it comes to this ponytail, the more volume and bounce, the better, so don’t shy away from voluminous, body-enhancing products. 


To get the look, start by washing your hair with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Shampoo, Paraben-Free and the L’Oréal Paris Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Conditioner, Paraben-Free. This system contains hyaluronic acid to replump dry, dehydrated strands, giving noticeable bounce, body and shine. Once your hair is washed, you can air dry your strands or blow dry them before creating your ponytail. If you’re using heat on your hair, make sure to prime your strands with a heat protectant like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In or the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer, Heat Protectant. 


When it’s time to create your ponytail, brush your hair to remove any tangles and gather your hair at the top of your head (if you want to pull your bangs out, now is the time). When you like the placement of your ponytail, smooth any bumps with your brush before tightly securing your strands with a hair tie. 


Once you’ve created your high ponytail, complete the look by tying a pink ribbon around your hair tie or wrapping your hair around it. To elevate the look a step further, use your face-framing layers to create side-swept bangs or curl the ends of your ponytail to add more bounce. Once you’re finished, spray a light mist of hairspray like the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented to set the look in place.


2. Multi-Colored Tresses

This villainous multi-color hair look is ripped right from the Halloween storybooks and it’s really capturing our attention. To get the look, we recommend semi-permanent hair color like the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color which lasts four to ten washes and comes in a variety of festive colors.


If you love multicolor tresses and want something more permanent, get the look at home with the L’Oréal Paris Féria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Permanent Hair Color. This permanent dye comes in vibrant Halloween shades like Midnight Violet, Power Copper and Bright Black, making it perfect for a festive, colorful look. Dark hair can use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Bleach to lighten their strands beforehand so the brighter colors pop.


Editor’s tip: Make your two-tone tresses your costume by matching your makeup to the tones you pick for your hair.

3. Slicked Bun With a Tiara

This simple style is fit for a princess and those on the hunt for a quick and easy Halloween ‘do. Gather your hair and pull it into a low ponytail, securing with a hair tie. Twist your hair and wrap it around the base of your ponytail to create your bun. Secure with bobby pins and finish with a gel like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Mega Gel to smooth flyaways and perfect baby hairs


The nice thing about this hairstyle is, once you complete it you don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the night and it makes for easy washing the next time you style your hair. Plus, a slicked bun makes a great canvas for an angel, cat or any other costume that requires a headband.


4. Neon Rainbow Waves

To add to your costume or make your hair your costume, neon rainbow tresses know just how to make a bold statement. This look is totally customizable and sure to stand out on even the darkest Halloween night. 


To get this vibrant statement hue, use the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray and take advantage of the variety of shades it comes in like Hot Pink, Purple and Pastel Blue. Complete the fluorescent style by creating some beach waves in your hair and using butterfly clips or Halloween-inspired accessories throughout your strands for a festive finish.


5. Hair-Raising Horns

Elegant meets evil with these devilishly easy-to-do hair-covered horns. To construct the focus of this Halloween style, start with a set of plastic horns that attach to your head. Then, wrap your hair around the horns, using the aforementioned Studio Line Mega Gel to mold the hair around the horns. 


If your hair is on the shorter side or you want a different look, try a half up, half down style and use the top half section of your hair to wrap around the horns. Once your horns are finished, spray a light misting of hairspray like the Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented to keep your Halloween horns standing tall all night. 


Editor’s tip: Upgrade your evil horns by using the Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray to add some colorful streaks to your ‘do. We can’t help but think how perfect the Red shade is for a devilish look.

6. Accessorized Bubble Braids

Bubble braids are not to be underestimated because they make a great canvas for a number of different costumes and they’re fairly easy to achieve. Start by parting your hair down the middle so you can create two even ponytails. Once you secure your two ponytails, use clear hair ties to create one to two inch bubble sections down the length of your ponytail. 


Once you’ve created the sections on both ponytails, use your fingers to fluff the hair and make them look like bubbles. Finish off with a light mist of hairspray to set the look in place. Add some baby braids and a cowboy hat to your bubble braids for a western-inspired costume. Or add spiders and webs into the mix to create a standalone, spooky Halloween ‘do.


7. Spooky Bun

A spooky bun will earn you loads of compliments thanks to its clever nature and even serves as a laid-back costume on its own. Start by gathering your hair in a ponytail on the top of your head and twist it into a bun, securing it with a hair tie. 


The fun part is deciding how you want to decorate your spooky bun. Halloween-inspired accessories like spiders, ghosts or eye balls help to play up the spooky factor. The Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Hair Color Spray in Coral Pink and a few eyeballs can create an easy gremlin bun. Or, the more festive and less spooky approach is a jack-o'-lantern bun. 

8. Mermaid Waves

Mermaid waves are an easy style to achieve and when paired with mermaid makeup, it’s the makings of a full, under-the-sea-inspired costume. After applying your heat protectant, start by curling your hair with a skinny curling wand or a three-barrel waver. You can also opt for a leave-in treatment like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Super Curls Cream Leave-In to bring out your hair’s natural wave. Once you have a wavy canvas, it’s time for accessories. Add hair tinsel to your strands for some 3D shine and try seashell clips and pearls to embrace the mermaid styling.


9. Curls with Butterflies

Halloween looks don’t always have to be skin-crawling and gruesome and this gorgeous butterfly ‘do does a wonderful job at proving our point. This whimsical hairstyle is the perfect dose of pretty that can serve as a costume on its own or as a complement to any Halloween look. The bonus: it looks very elaborate but it’s very easy to achieve. 


Use a curl enhancer like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Non-Stop Dreamy Curls Leave-in Conditioner to define your hair's natural curl and texture. Then, place butterfly or floral clips and other delicate hair accessories throughout your curly strands to complete this pretty Halloween look. 

10. Colorful Buzz Cut

Keep it short and spooky with this all-over Halloween hair look. Turn your close-cut strands into a costume of their own by using temporary hair color like the Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color to cover your head in a bright orange hue. Finish with a darker color to paint on a spiderweb or any Halloween design you love.


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Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo by: Laila IG @/lailaajanine, Design by: Crystal Simone