If nothing else, Halloween is time for fun hair. Even if you err on the conservative side when it comes to styling, this is the month to step outside of your comfort zone. You can get away with just about anything when everyone is embracing wild hair… or at the very least animal-ear headbands. If the Halloween hair sprays of your childhood give you the worst kind of flashbacks, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to do grown Halloween hair, because thankfully our products have evolved—even though our love of glitter hasn’t.
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Magic Sea Salt Shimmer Set: $28
Coat your locks in a fine mist of silver, rose gold, or gold majik formulated with organic sea salt--instead of, you know, dumping glitter and glue over your scalp and hoping for the best. Bonus points—the Captain Blankenship trio is a total texturizer and adds moisture to parched October strands. Layer all three for super fun glitz and call it a costume.
Consider IGK Preparty your must for Halloween, NYE, festival season—or pretty much any excuse to get sparkly. You control your level of shimmer—either pack it on or gently mist—either way the effect is hypnotic.
Get locks noticeably rosier with this high-end luxe spray from stylist superstar David Mallet, especially perfect for blondes looking for a subtle change in time for the season. This does-it-all also protects against pollution and neutralizes color fade—we’re here for it.
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AMPLIFIED Manic Panic Temporary Hair Color Spray: $10.49
The authority on Halloween hair, we love Manic Panic’s all grown-up, commitment-phobic approved wash-out color spray, for whatever look you’re going for.
Whether you’re feeling Mailbu pink, amethyst haze, lemon drop, teal breeze or any other color of the rainbow, Hush’s Prism Airbrush Spray should be on your vanity. Vibrant color is delivered weightlessly and without the traumatizing mess you remember as a preteen.
If you’re feeling more shimmer than full on glitter, reach for the Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Diamond Shimmer Spray. It leaves hair more lustrous than overdone, with multi-dimensional shine that hits from all angles.
Leave the box dye for another day; spritzing is just about as easy as it comes. Whether you’re feeling rosegold ombre vibes or are looking to go full on mint, this no bleach required happy-place will get you the color of your All Hallows’ Eve dreams in literally seconds. No spells required.
You need this insta-party spray in your life. With hydrating argan oil, it’s more than just fun in a can—it also revives dehydrated locks. The Kween Glitter Spray (which launches on October 22nd) shows up as shimmery on your body as it does your hair, which is perf considering it’s pretty much gospel that the more glitter, the better the night.
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Presto, change-o, new color-o—HERE are our fave temporary options.