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Halloween Hairstyles to Match Your Costume

Halloween Hairstyles to Match the Costume
Nicole Richie’s daring white hair colour and contrasting dark lips are perfect for Halloween.
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Halloween is the time for parties, ghost stories, costumes and pranks. It is also a time to go all out on creating the perfect hairstyle to match your Halloween costume. We hope our gallery photos inspire you to create your best  Halloween hairstyle ever!

  • The rich history of Halloween resonates in many countries; the festivities combine Christian with mostly Celtic traditions. Halloween traditions are now part of many countries cultures around the world. Today, people like to dress up as royalty, politicians, mermaids, clowns, witches, sorcerers or vampires. The possibilities are endless! Of course, no disguise or costume will work without a matching hairstyle.

  • Halloween Hairstyles: The Mermaid

  • Halloween Hairstyles to Match the Costume
    Kim Kardashian has taken inspiration from Ariel and has dressed up as a mermaid. Her long wavy, blonde mermaid hair completes the look.
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    Halloween is a great opportunity to show your most seductive side. Mermaids have been perceived as both lost souls waiting for their lovers or vengeful witches who conjure up storms out of blue skies, sinking ships without mercy. Appearances can often be deceiving.

    Mermaid costumes call for long flowing hair as shown above by Kim Kardashian. You can easily create the wavy underwater style using curling tongs and beach salt spray. Undone beach waves are just the right style for mermaids. If you have short hair you can use clip in hair pieces, to add body and length to your hair. While mermaids are often depicted with blonde hair, the colour can vary. Ariel, “The Little Mermaid” has fiery red hair while Kim Kardashian prefers the traditional platinum blonde.

  • Halloween Hairstyles: The Queen of the Night

  • Halloween Hairstyles to Match the Costume
    Leigh Lezark and Katy Perry have dyed their hair a dramatic black colour for Halloween.
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    Halloween wouldn’t be spooky without witches. Luckily, modern depictions of witches have shed the old image and  no longer spend Halloween looking frightfully ugly and wearing tattered black outfits with pointy hats. Today’s witches are sinister but stunningly beautiful, with dark hair and makeup.
    Leigh Lezark’s deep black hair and expressive makeup certainly qualify her as a new-age witch.

    The stiffness and glitter of Katy Perry’s royal look keeps her disguise on the dark side. The wild excess of jewellery and the teased black curls add to the pompous character.

  • Halloween Hairstyles: Trick or Treat?!

  • Halloween Hairstyles to Match the Costume
    Singer Miley Cyrus constantly changes her hairstyle to stand out.
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    If you decide on a humorous costume for Halloween you may want to take your hair styling inspiration from singer Miley Cyrus, who knows how to attract attention wherever she goes. Sassy horns or wild spikes and bright red lips are perfect fits for mischievous costumes.

    Simply gather your hair in two side-by-side strands on the crown of your head and twirl them into two towering chignons. Secure the chignons with hair grips and apply hairspray (left photo). If you want to create Miley’s spiked hair (right photo) apply hair gel and twirl your hair upward. Apply hairspray to help the spikes hold.