Easy Halloween Hair Ideas

September has flown by and we’re very nearly into the spookiest month of the year – October! With Halloween literally just around the corner, it pays to be prepared, especially when it comes to hairstyles that match your outfit!

If you’re struggling with Halloween ideas, take a look at two of our favourite hairstyles for some spooky inspiration!

Halloween hair ideas from KSL - Hair Transplant Clinic Glasgow, Kent and Cardiff


Over the past few years, Maleficent has become increasingly popular as a Halloween costume thanks to the film which was released back in 2014 with Angelina Jolie starring at the title character.

Her signature horned headwear is one of the defining aspects of her character, but you can also recreate these with your own hair if it is around shoulder-length. All you need is:

  • A thin headband – preferably the colour of your hair
  • Old newspaper
  • Sticky tape
  • Hair grips
  • Hairspray

Firstly, you will need to form the horns using newspaper. Scrunch the paper up into the shape of the horn and secure with tape. Build this up with layers of newspaper until you get your desired horn thickness. The horns should be attached to the headband tightly using tape.

Part the hair down the centre and place the headband with horns on your head. Take a section of your hair and begin to wrap your hair around the horn, securing with a hair grip facing downwards at the top. Spray a light coat of hairspray and continue with sections of hair until there is no hair left down on either side of your head.

In order to keep your hair healthy and happy, make sure that you’re only using a small amount of hairspray, and be careful not to wrap the hair too tightly around the horns.

Spider Bun

If you’re not a big fan of doing fancy hairstyles, don’t feel like you have to. There are simple tips which can easily transform the simplest of hairstyles into a Halloween themed up do.

Spooky Halloween Hair Dos! KSL - Hair Restoration Specialists

One easy way to do this is to create a spider bun. All you will need for this quick and simple style is:

  • A hair doughnut
  • Hair grips
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • A small, black pompom
  • Small circle of black felt
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

First step? Glue the googly eyes to the black pompom and allow to dry. Attach the small circle of black felt to the hair grip by sliding the grip over it. Attach the bottom of the pompom to the felt using a strong adhesive and set aside to dry.

Tie your hair up into a ponytail and slip the hair doughnut over the bobble. Spread the hair smoothly over the doughnut, twisting any excess hair around the base and secure with hair grips.

Take four black pipe cleaners and carefully cut them in half. Bend them at 90 degrees about halfway down, and again at the bottom to make a small spider foot. Carefully push these into the hair under the bun to create the legs. Once the googly eyes are dry, push the grip into the centre of the bun to secure the spider’s face!

How your hair looks can make or break a Halloween costume, so make sure that you’re well prepared! It’s also important to ensure that you’re doing all you can to keep your hair healthy, as styling can often damage your hair if done incorrectly or repeatedly.

If you would like more information on how KSL can help you achieve beautiful hair that you can style with ease after suffering from hair loss, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today on 0800 023 4050 and a member of our team will be more than happy to help you with your enquiries.


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