Iconic Halloween Hairstyles for a Bold Look

Woman dressed as a flapper girl in dimly lit room with orange hue
Shutterstock / Ravena July

Halloween is all about transformation— experimenting with hair and makeup so that you don’t even recognize yourself at the end! Half the fun of this day is getting ready, and any good costume deserves amazing Halloween hair to bring it fully to life. This October 31st, take a cue from these truly striking hairstyles from the past and turn yourself into a bombshell. We’ve pulled together three classic costume ideas inspired by styles from the 1920s, 1950s, and 1960s. Believe us, these simple Halloween hairstyle ideas will make getting ready for the party the least scary part of your night!

The pin-up girl

Woman dressed like pin-up girl applies lipstick while looking in a small mirror
Shutterstock / Yakobchuk Viacheslav
A quiff that would put Elvis to shame.

The pin-up girl is a 1950s icon and a really fun role to play – not to mention an idea that will give you a cute Halloween hairstyle! Start by prepping straight hair with göt2b® Volumaniac™ Bodifying Mousse, then pull the front section of your hair into a slight quiff and secure with a bobby pin so it stays in place and doesn’t fall flat. Brush the remaining hair back and use either a flat iron or curling iron to flick the ends of your hair outwards. Finish with more hairspray and tie a scarf around your head to hide the bobby pins and complete the rockabilly hairstyle.

The flapper girl

Woman dressed as a flapper girl in dimly lit room with orange hue
Shutterstock / Ravena July
There’s no right or wrong way to do flapper girl curls.

Nothing says glamour like a 1920s flapper, and Great Gatsby-esque finger waves are the perfect Halloween hairstyle to complete this look. Start by parting your hair on one side. Use a wide barrel curling iron and curl the front part of your hair in inch-wide sections around your hairline, pinning each curl until it cools. Then let the front curls down and gently brush them out using a boar bristle brush, stopping when you get the desired waves that perfectly frame your face.

Next, pin up any loose hanging tendrils. Gather and pin the hair from the front section, tucking it up under itself and bobby pinning it to give you a faux bob look all the way around. Use göt2b® Insta Hold Flex Hold hairspray to keep everything in place. To complete the full flapper look and achieve a Halloween hairstyle to remember, add a sparkly headband or feather and you’re done!

The hippie

Hippie girl walking down a path holding a guitar
Stocksy / Andreas Gradin
Easy braids without the need for any appliances.

The bohemian women of the 1960s have inspired generation after generation with their effortless style and beauty. Now, they can even inspire your costume and Halloween hairstyle. Channel your inner peace-loving goddess and go as a hippie! Spray your clean, damp hair liberally with göt2b® Insta Hold High Hold hairspray and let it air-dry. Once it’s dried into the perfect messy, care-free texture, grab random one-inch sections of hair, and braid them tightly for tiny braids that blend into the rest of your hair. Top your hairdo with a gorgeous flower crown or headband and voilà, you’re a flower child.

Take inspiration from the past and design your costume around one of the most iconic looks in history for a perfect Halloween hair idea. This October 31st, use Schwarzkopf products and the right accessories and you’ll be looking boo-tiful in no time!

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