20 Easy Halloween Hairstyles That Do All the Work for You

Anyone who knows me knows I love Halloween. I go all out for this holiday. I have corn décor in my apartment, I carve pumpkins weeks in advance, and I take any and every opportunity to infuse my life with spooky spirit. Whether that means attending multiple Halloween parties or adding hints of orange and black my outfits, you can bet I'm doing it during the month of October. 

While I have had my Halloween costume planned since July, I had not yet discovered a way that I could wear a subtler version of a costume for every day of Halloween month—until I came across these Halloween hairstyles. Creative but simple enough for even my incompetent hands to manage, these spooky hairstyles will surely find their way into my hair routine in October. If you, like me, can't get enough of the year's best holiday (yeah, I said it), then scroll on for 20 easy Halloween hairstyles that will take you nearly all the way through the end of the month. 


A mermaid hairstyle easily lends itself to beautiful waves and wispy strands—simple but stunning. 

Harley Quinn

Instead of pulling together an entire Harley Quinn costume, why not style your hair like the Suicide Squad character instead? Simple pigtails and colored hair spray are all you need. 

Spooky Spiders

Spruce up your crown braids with plastic spiders. With little effort, you can go from simple to spooky.

Vampire Vibes

This hairstyle is giving us major vampire vibes. Instead of a black cape, all you really need is a teasing comb, some hair spray, and temporary hair color spray if you want to add something extra.

Bambi Buns

The deer costume is the new cat costume, and this hair is the perfect, easy way to achieve the look. 


Yes, this hairstyle really can be done. In fact, there's a how-to video attached to prove it. 

Rosie the Riveter

Another accessory that can make a Halloween hairstyle all by itself. One bandana and you turn from everyday girl to Rosie the Riveter. 

Selena Quintanilla

If you're trying to look like Selena Quintanilla this Halloween, this hairstyle is for you! It's sleek and chic, and there's a how-to video included. 

Zombie Bride

A zombie look fit for a bride. If you can't quite figure out how to manage this style, click through to find a how-to video above. 

Creepy Cat

This hairstyle will take a cat costume from basic to bold with just a quick fun bun. There's even a how-to video to make it all the simpler. 

An (Easier) Unicorn 

A unicorn costume is almost entirely dependent on the hairstyle and oh what a hairstyle this is!

Margot Tenenbaum

If you happen to have a bob, you need this hairstyle in your life this Halloween. It doesn't hurt that Margot Tenenbaum is a fictional style icon. 

Harley Quinn 2.0

This alternative take on a Harley Quinn hairstyle is a major vibe. 

Ariana Grande

Kourtney Kardashian nailed it with this Ariane Grande ponytail. 

Elvira Hancock

An Elvira Hancock costume made easy with this chic and graceful bob. 

Feisty Feline

You'll never need to buy another pair of cat ears again. Your hair will do the trick! 


One wrong look and this hairstyle will turn you straight to stone. 

The Devil

DIY devil horns are much cuter than a hairband, and they're made simple with this how-to video. 

David Bowie

A David Bowie costume done right and made easy. 

Pumpkin Spice 

If you haven't already picked up a couple of colored hair spray cans from the Halloween store, grab them ASAP as they are your new best friend. 

If you'd rather wear a wig than style your own hair, try these fun Halloween costumes with wigs.