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9 Halloween Hair Ideas Perfect For When You Forgot To Wear A Costume

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September isn’t over yet, but we’ve already got Halloween on the brain. Every year we tell ourselves we have months to put together the perfect costume, decorate our homes with the spookiest decor, and come up with the perfect punny cocktail to serve at our parties...and every year we end up throwing a witch hat over dark brown hair minutes before our friends arrive. This year, we’re determined to make sure you don’t end up like us—even if you wait until the last minute! 

We’ve rounded up nine of our favorite Halloween hair ideas that will put you in the spooky spirit with or without a costume. Continue reading for the Halloween hair tutorials you don’t want to miss! 

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The Best Halloween Hair Ideas To Try This Year

Out Of Sight ‘70s Disco Hair 

Channel your inner disco diva with a hairstyle fit for the dance floor. Pair this feathered ‘do with oversized accessories and the shiniest thing in your closet. You’ll be ready to win a costume contest in no time! 

Check it out: How To Style Groovy ‘70s Disco Hair For Your Halloween Costume

‘80s Halloween Hair Fit For A Pop Star

No decade had more iconic hair than the ‘80s, which means this style will help you stand out from the crowd with or without an outfit fit for a pop princess. 

Check it out: How To Style ‘80s Halloween Hair Fit For A Pop Star

90s Halloween Hair Idea

‘90s Halloween Hair 

Who better to serve as inspiration than your middle school self? Bust out your favorite butterfly clips and tattoo chokers to create a style that would totally get you invited to the school dance. 

Check it out: How To Style ‘90s Halloween Hair The Stylist-Approved Way

‘00s Pop Star Hair 

All you need is some vibrantly colored clip-in extensions, a crimper, and a heat protectant spray like Redken’s Matrix Shape Iron 11 to create this style inspired by a certain dirrrty pop star. 

Check it out: How To Style 2000s Pop Star Hair Like A Pro

Halloween Hippie Hair Ideas

Groovy Hippie Hair

It may be Halloween, but we’ve got the perfect ‘do for the free-spirited girl who’s all about peace and love. All you need is a few bobby pins, a couple of flowers, and Redken’s Matrix Windblown 05 Hairspray to pull off this hippie-inspired style. 

Check it out: How To Style Groovy Hippie Hair For Your Halloween Costume

Dancing Queen Halloween Hair Ideas

Dancing Queen Ringlets

When in doubt, dance it out! If you love to be the center of attention, these dancing queen ringlets are perfect for you. 

Check it out: How To Style Dancing Queen-Inspired Ringlets For Halloween

Mermaid Fishtail Braid Halloween Hair Ideas

Mermaid Fishtail Braid 

If you’re looking for an Insta-worthy Halloween hairstyle that will get you as many likes as first-place costume trophies, look no further than this mermaid-inspired fishtail braid. 

Check it out: How To Style A Mermaid-Inspired Fishtail Braid For Halloween

Halloween Judge Hair Ideas

Judge’s Bun

Politics have never been scarier. Spook everyone with this quick and easy judge bun, because everyone knows the party can’t get started until you say so! 

Check it out: This Beloved Judge’s Bun Is A Perfect Last-Minute Halloween Idea

Steve Harrington Stranger Things Halloween Hair

Steve Harrington

Men, we didn’t forget about you! You have the easiest style to pull off. Simply slick your hair straight back with tons of volume for the strangest bouffant ever. 

Check it out: Get Steve Harrington’s Hair From Stranger Things For Halloween

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