Easy Halloween Hairstyles That Will Make Your Costume Way More Convincing

October 26, 2020
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
We believe a Halloween costume isn’t complete without the proper hairstyle. Whether you’re going all out and creating special effects makeup or you’re sticking to your cat costume, a matching hairstyle can instantly make your look way more convincing. And the best part is, it doesn’t need to take a ton of time. We found some easy Halloween hairstyle ideas that require minimal effort, tools and time, ahead.


Take it back to your elementary school days and add a couple of pigtails to your hair this Halloween. They’re incredibly easy to create and go with a series of different costumes like a school girl, baby doll and everyone’s favorite jester, Harley Quinn. 

Sleek Bun

A sleek bun goes a long way during spooky szn. Whether your costume requires a pair of animal ears or hair accessories, slick your hair all the way back into a bun or ponytail to minimize any frizzy distractions and truly commit to your character. 

Half-Up, Half-Down Braids

If you’re going with a dainty costume like a fairy, you can’t go wrong with this half-up, half-down braided hairstyle. Throw on a flower crown or wear it as is — whatever you choose, it’ll bring your entire look together without a lot of extra effort. 

Voluminous Curls


Take your cat-inspired makeup up a notch by unleashing big, voluminous curls that give the illusion of a lion’s mane. You can also use this hairstyle to complete a ’70s-inspired costume if you tease your hair and throw on some bell bottoms.

Low Side Ponytail


Go as your favorite princess this year by swooping your hair into a low side ponytail and adding various scrunchies throughout. Throw on an on-theme headband and boom, you and your hair will steal the show at every Halloween party, virtual or otherwise.

Photo: Andreyha Seraphin of @andreyhaseraphin

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