These Sultry Halloween Looks Don’t Require Much More Than A Hairstyle

For all you last-minuters.


Your Halloween costume doesn’t end with clothing — it’s about the complete, head-to-toe package. But even if you’ve waited until the eleventh hour, there are plenty of choices that don’t require much beyond a great hairdo. Here, the best celebrity Halloween hair inspo to get the creativity flowing.

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Opulent, easy, and more than a little sexy, BLACKPINK star Jennie brought Medusa to life with nothing more than some crimped mermaid waves and two delicate gold snakes — hers are real metal, but feel free to blast a plastic toy with spray paint for the same effect.@jennierubyjane
Zoë Kravitz cracked the Halloween code — you don’t have to even worry about hairstyles or eye makeup if you cover them in something clever, like her early-morning vampire costume’s towel wrap. JB Lacroix/GC Images/Getty Images
Opting for an instantly-recognizable character costume actually makes recreating the look even easier. In the case of Cami Mendes’ Velma, a bob with bangs in any color approximates the signature style, while Madelaine Petsch simply needed a retro headband for Daphne.@camimendes
Sometimes, you just need to put glamour first. Normani’s adorable goldfish costume (“Nemo’s girl,” was her cheeky caption) might not have an obvious matching hairstyle choice, but her voluminous half-ponytail would make anything look good.@normani
A wig — be it in Halloween or in everyday life — is truly the best move. Not only do you not have to damage your own hair with hot tools, sprays, and dyes, but it cuts styling time down by a significant margin. Olivia Rodrigo’s Scarface bob is available at virtually every beauty supply store.@oliviarodrigo
For those with short hair, the possibilities are truly limitless. Not only is wig application a snap, but cartoonish shapes — like Chloë Bailey’s sultry Betty Boop — are easier to shape thanks to its lighter weight.@chloebailey
Virtually every hair texture and length can recreate Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time” video look against the context of a school-girl outfit. The thing that really makes it authentic? The pink fuzzy hair ties Hailey Bieber perched above her pigtails.@haileybieber
If you have a party dress and a ponytail, you have an Ariana Grande costume ready to go. In Kourtney Kardashian’s case, she went for a more accurate portrayal with a major clip-in and hair rings. @kourtneykardash
When in doubt, just go bold. That’s what Halloween is really about, right? While virtually any hairstyle would have worked well with Cardi B’s classic “naughty nurse” look, the fire engine-red wig makes the costume stand out and lends a campy, cartoonish feel.@iamcardib
If Kaia Gerber ever wanted to go full punk-rocker IRL, she already knows she could pull it off. Her Joan Jett costume, complete with wet-looking jet-black (Jett-black!) waves and vision-obscuring bangs are surprisingly flattering.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Ashley Graham’s sexy Jessica Rabbit costume involves a bit of purple eye shadow and red lipstick, sure, but it’s her siren-red wig that does the heavy lifting. The heightened side part is key to the pin-up style, held in place by plenty of hairspray. @ashleygraham

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