Halloween hairstyles

Halloween Hairstyles To Complete Your Killer Costume

The season of screams and scares is officially here! Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time to embrace your inner ghoul.

If you’re in need of some spooktacular holiday-hair inspiration to complete your killer costume, you’re in the right place. We provide you with 8 awesome ways, that will get you into the spirit of Halloween faster than you can say BOO!

Vampire about to suck the woman's blood


When it comes to scary things, somehow, most people have an obsession with vampires. Probably because vampires have become some of the most attractive creatures created for film and TV. BUT the cool thing is, they are also rocking some EPIC hairdos’!

So let’s first take a closer look at the vampire look-book and be hair-inspired by the most attractive vampires for Halloween.

Go Long With Brad Pitt (Louis de Pointe du Lac in Interview with the Vampire)

If you’re rocking the long hairstyle, why not go for Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire? 

Louis de Pointe du Lac from Interview with the Vampire

With Louis’ vampire hairstyle there is a particularly fine line between the creepy look and scandi-inspired cool. The trick is to aim for a look that is relaxed and laid-back but still got some edge.

With this in mind, you can choose to wash your hair the night before your Halloween night out and let it dry naturally overnight.

A similar finish can also be achieved with a pre-styling spray like Sidekick, which protects your hair while blow-drying and adds volume and light hold. 

For a shiny and slicked look use a pomade and make it more creepy with a side parting or a slicked back hairstyle.


Pull Off The Handsome Edward Cullen Look (Twilight)

If you still wanna go for the vampire Halloween outfit but want to find a way to melt all the girls’ hearts, Edward Cullen is the perfect look to go for.  

Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, is handsome – that’s for sure! And the awesome thing is that his hair is actually not that difficult to pull off.

It’s the perfect choice if you have thick, middle length hair and a textured haircut. You only need a blow dryer, a flat iron, and products like a clay or a pomade to be able to place your hair into this style.

Edward Cullen from TwilightRobert Pattinson with a messy, textured haircut
Reach for your favorite blow dryer and use your hands while blow-drying your hair. Rub your fingers into your hair including the roots. You’ll need to scrunch your hair up and out, so you get the lift.

Use an ultra-thin flat iron so you can get close to the roots of your hair. Remember, it’s a messy hairdo’ and therefore there isn’t a specific way to do this ‘do!

Take a look at your hair and find out where you wanna see the messy directions. With the flat iron, you change the direction and make texture, so grab small sections of your hair and randomly make some directions in it. The flat iron should be close to the scalp and then pull it all the way through. Go the opposite direction of the hair growth, so the hair stands up!

When it’s time to wax up, use a clay and/or a pomade. Use clay for a more matte finish or pomade if you want a more glossy look. Remember only to use a little so your hair still has a natural finish. 

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Go Classic With Dracula à la Christopher Lee

Go for the right horror look with Christopher Lee’s Dracula!

He ROCKS the modern slick back ‘do, that made its first impact in the 1920s. This is a timeless classic hairstyle that not only makes you look like a real killer but also gives you some trendy and badass vibes.

Christopher Lee Dracula

To pull off this one, straight hair is best. The curlier your hair is, the harder it is to slick back.  

Backcomb your hair with a blow dryer. Bear in mind that it takes practice to do this effectively. Use pomade like Powermade and proceed to comb your hair towards the back of your head with a wide-toothed comb.

If you want a scarier and traditional slick look, use pomade in damped hair and slick it back with a comb.

Dracula with slicked back hair


Invest In Your Crown With Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)

You don’t have to be a vampire to make a killer costume for Halloween!

Even with dragons and ice zombies, one of the craziest and most magical things about Game of Thrones is John Snow’s hair.

Jon Snow – King in the North – played by Kit Harington! Another great and handsome option for Halloween. This hairstyle is just perfect if you have curls and want to use them. 

To do so… Use a lot of conditioner while washing your hair. It gives your curls that soft look, you need. When blow-drying your hair afterward, use a diffuser to dry your hair from the inside out. 

Finish off the look by massaging the curls with a pomade and use your fingers to push your hair back.

Secret tip: Use hand lotion instead of pomade like Kevin Murphy Motion Lotion.

Another option when it comes to the styling part is to spray water into the hair to activate the curls before styling it. Then mix together wax and pomade and apply it by scrunching it into your hair in sections.

Remember, never use too much product at once – you can always add more.



Get Badass Vibes With Jamie Lannister (Game of Thrones)

If you really wanna be the smart and mysterious STAR of Game of Thrones, but don’t have the curls to pull off the SNOW-look GO FOR Jamie Lannister. 

Let’s face it – the girls love a bad boy and he also rocks an awesome ‘do – especially in the first seasons! 

Jamie Lannister with a badass middle parting hairstyle

A great thing about this hairstyle is that it demands so little of you!

After washing your hair, add a pre-styling spray like Sidekick, part it in the middle, and blow-dry it with cold air from the parting and out, to make it hold the position.

If you are having trouble making the style hold add clay. So easy, yet so awesome! 

Jamie Lannister’s New Hairstyle

If you have shorter hair or consider to cut it, Jamie Lannister also pulls off the awesome SIMPLE short hairstyle (the French Crop) which is TOTALLY RAD! 

Jamie Lannister with a awesome french cut

To pull off this hairstyle, blow-dry your hair when it’s still wet. Work the blow dryer, a comb or a brush in the directions you prefer. If you want a light to medium hold and glossy look use a pomade. Otherwise, use a wax for a better hold and a more natural finish.

Check out this video about men’s short hair inspiration to nail the look. 

Suit Up With Patrick Bateman From American Psycho

Yeah ok, he’s quite horrifying, but still really good looking!!

So let’s suit up! And do a businessman inspired hairdo’ for Halloween.
Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman from American Psycho

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An excellent example of the businessman haircut with side part would be Patrick Bateman in the movie American Psycho. Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, alternates between the side part and the combover hairstyle.

After you’ve prepped your locks by washing ’em, apply pre-styling spray in your hair. Then apply pomade on top of the pre-styling spray. It gives your hair a great hold.

Blow-dry the products into your hair with a comb. The products will melt and bind to your hair.

For the finishing touch, comb the hair into place with extra pomade after the blow-drying part. Consider using a By Vilain Giant Comb or By Vilain XL Comb in combination with Powermade to make the hairstyle look more natural and less well-combed.

Be A Superhero Like Superman!

Superman… Is he a Halloween cliché? No, not really!
JUMP out of your suit and turn yourself into a real hero with a Superman Halloween outfit. 

Superman for Halloween

Superman has and will always be a quite handsome costume for Halloween. He also pulls off the well-known slicked back/side parting style – BUT with a signature curl.

You know, that little lock of hair that hangs down and curls onto his forehead tells the world that he is able to see through objects, fly through the sky and defeat all sorts of evildoers without messing up his hair.

To bring out the Superman in you, style the iconic Superman curl and go save Halloween!

Superman full costume

You need the front of your hair to be at least 2 or 3 inches long. Add a good shake of pomade to your hair. Part your hair to the side using a comb. Comb the front part of the hair back and away from your face.

Separate a lock of hair from your bangs with your fingers. Pull it down and away from the rest of the hair and give it a twirl. Add a little extra pomade to the lock of hair to turn it into the Superman curl.


Well, well, well… Are you Halloween-ready? Let’s know what outfit you are pulling off this year!