Halloween Fantasy Hairstyles

Written by lauren corona
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Many people spend lots of time thinking up the perfect Halloween costume, but too often, the hairstyle is an afterthought. To get the most scare from your hair, carefully consider hairstyles that might enhance your spooky costume. If you don't have a costume in mind, you could even make your decision based on the Halloween hairstyle you like best.


Vampires are more popular than ever now, thanks to the "Twilight" books and films, which became popular in around 2008, when the first movie in the series was released. For a traditional vampire hairstyle, colour your hair black with a washout hair dye and spray in a white streak near the front. Alternately, you could dye your hair bright red, in homage to Victoria from the "Twilight" franchise. During the Middle Ages, having red hair and green eyes was considered a sign of being a vampire, so red hair for a vampire costume also has historical significance.


The witch costume is another Halloween fantasy classic. To get a witchlike hairstyle, backcomb your hair to make it messy and ratty. Pile up your hair at the back in a messy bun, and pin it in place, leaving some hair loose at the front. If you want to add extras to this hairstyle, you could attach bits of fake cobweb into the bun and spray in bits of colour, such as orange or purple, with a washout aerosol hair dye spray.

Bride of Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein hairstyle is by far the hardest fantasy Halloween hairstyle to create, but it'll get everyone's attention. Start with a dark base colour to your hair -- dye your hair if necessary. Curl your hair with hot rollers. Once rollers are removed, heavily backcomb your hair until it stands up. Smooth down the top and sides and pin them in place, so that you have a horizontal beehive hairstyle. Spray with hairspray to set the style, and spray a white streak on each side with washout aerosol hair colourant.

Zombie Bride

A zombie bride or corpse bride costume is an interesting choice, as it's not overdone and it mixes a horror aspect with a touch of flounce and femininity. One hairstyle option is to dye your hair midnight blue, like Emily from Tim Burton's "The Corpse Bride" movie. Otherwise, you could matt your hair by backcombing and dipping segments in fake blood, for that "I've just eaten some brains" look.

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