Top 10 Spooky Hair Ideas for Halloween

Halloween, along with its haunted houses, delicious sweets, and costume parties, is right around the corner, and coming up with a costume idea can be pretty time-consuming. Whether we’re dressing up as the “not so scary but funny and cute” creature, person or object we were last year, or are thinking of coming up with a unique “scary or way funnier” look no one has thought of before, if you are someone who is really into the jack-o-lantern themed festivities, then you may or may not be stressing for a last-minute disguise. Lucky for you, if you want to elevate your costume to another level, or want to try something new, we have gathered the top 10 spooky hair ideas for Halloween this year, so you can be less stressed while looking your Halloween best. 

The Spider Bun


The spider bun can be made by simply making a high bun while leaving about 1/3rd of loose hair untied. The leftover loose hair is used to create multiple little braids that act as the legs of the spider. Braid the loose hair and then add googly eyes to the bun to give it the effect of a real spider. This look will be sure to freak someone out, especially if they have a spider phobia! Yikes!  

Cruella DeVille


Cruella DeVille is a fictional character in the movie “The Hundred and One Dalmatians,” in which she is portrayed as the despicable antagonist that tries to steal and harm the Dalmatians for her own goal of acquiring their fur. If that doesn’t sound cruel and spooky, her black and white iconic hairstyle is even spookier. To acquire this look, we recommend either styling your hair into loose pin-up curls or leave your hair as is and unbrushed; we also suggest purchasing either white or black temporary spray-on hair dye, depending on what your natural hair color is. If you have darker hair, buy white hairspray dye, if you have light or blonde hair, buy black hairspray dye. Next, part your hair either down the middle of your head or on your natural part, and separate your hair into two halves. Begin to spray the color hairspray dye onto your desired half part, and you are done! *Disclaimer: (No Dalmatians were harmed in the making of this hairstyle.)

The Ponies


Nothing is scarier than someone with two high ponytails covered in blood with a creepy smirk on their face… eh, maybe there are more terrifying things, but this one certainly is included in the “creepy” category! This hairstyle can be seen in films such as “Suicide Squad,” in which the character Harley Quinn is portrayed as silly yet intimidating. To recreate this look, all you have to do is part your hair down the middle of your head, and brush each section of hair on the side into a high ponytail and dye the tips of the ponies red and blue on either side.

  Hairy Face  





If you have never seen the movie "The Ring," it is a horror film in which a young girl wearing a white dress haunts people. The terrifying look of "the ring" is simply just wet jet black hair that covers her face, which is exactly what you have to do. Just wet your hair and use gel to keep the hair looking wet, and lastly, bring all of your hair to the front of your face, and you are now the ring.

Edward Scissor Hands




Now, if you want an all-around crazy look, this is the one for you. Grab any teasing brush, and start with small sections of your hair, continue to tease your hair all around until you have messy, crazy looking hair. Be careful not to knot your hair and use a leave-in conditioner or detangling spray to deconstruct this hairstyle without damaging your hair.





If you want people to take you seriously or be strangely amused, this hairstyle is sure to either scare people away or attract admirers. If you are thinking of either being a bull or Maleficent this year, keep on reading. The first thing you have to do is purchase or use a headband with horns on them, then make sure that your hair is washed and cleaned before you begin. We recommend using a nourishing shampoo and moisturizing conditioner, as this hairstyle may be drying and straining to your strands. After this, all you need to do is wrap your hair around each horn and use as many bobby pins and as much hairspray as is necessary to keep the hair in place.

Skeleton Mummy


This spooky hairstyle is also pretty easy to create. All you need is a small skeleton figure and a hair-tie or scrunchies. First, make a ponytail as you normally would. Then Separate the ponytail into two sections and place the skeleton in the middle, then begin to wrap the two sections around the skeleton and secure with another hair tie. 

Spider Hair


If you want a very simple and minimum effort hairstyle, you might highly consider this look. We recommend using heat protecting spray and spider hair clips. First, begin by dispersing the heat protectant all over your hair to prepare for curling, then continue to curl your hair. After you are done, use a hairspray to keep the curls in place and then attach the spider hair clips all over your hair. 


We all know Medusa by the various snakes on her head. To recreate this hairstyle, you need to twist your hair into small and sectioned twists and curl each twisty with a big barrel curling wand while using hairspray to keep the style intact. After you are done with the first part of this look, then you can attach fake snakes to your hair. Wha-la! Medusa who? 

Side Braids

Wednesday Adams is notorious for her middle part and side braids. Simple and easy, all you have to do is part your hair into two sections, and braid the two sections and tie them at the ends. Try to keep the braids styled to the front.

Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice

Winona Ryder’s hairstyle in Beetlejuice is nothing short of out of this world and unordinary. However, to make this hairstyle, all one needs is a smoothing creme, some bobby pins, and a teasing brush. Make sure that your hair is wet or freshly washed, then apply the smoothing creme all over. Then section a part in the front of your hair as to section off bangs, also section the remaining hair to separate the top and bottom and tie back the top of the hair to the top back of your head and tease slightly to give it a messy look. Finally, depending on how long or short your hair is, wrap the remaining hair in the front around your high top ponytail and bring the ends towards the front to make the sparse bangs and bobby pin it down. Lastly, use the styling creme to separate pieces of the bangs. 


Pumpkin Bun

This is a not so scary hairstyle that is super easy and quick to make. We decided to include this hairstyle as an extra because of how simple and cute it is. Just make a regular bun and use orange hairspray dye to color the bun, then secure the bun using a green scrunchy or green bow (you can add decorative leaves and use a bobby pin to keep them in place) and you’re all ready for Halloween!


Congrats! You made it through the top 10 spooky hairstyles for Halloween this year. We hope you found inspiration for your costume, and if you end up trying one of these hairstyles, tag us on your pictures on our social media: @progennutrifuse for Instagram and Progen Nutrifuse on Facebook. To learn more about our products or if you have any questions, email or call 1-855-747-9292


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