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Our Product Suggestions for the Spookiest Halloween Hairstyles Ever


The Bride of Frankenstein, Ariana Grande, a Lion’s Mane: just some of the many ideas for Halloween hairstyles we plan on seeing on our Instagram feeds throughout October (after all, the hairstyle MAKES the costume, right?)

With so much prep spent on these scary styles, including heat styling, temporary hair coloring, and heavy teasing, it’s easy for someone to take a hairstyle from “blah” but then turn into “AH!” To achieve the optimal results for the desired Halloween look, an absolute must is to use proper hair products when creating the hair design. By doing so, you’re practically guaranteeing that all of the hard work that you put into your spooky style lasts longer than just saying trick or treat.

Stylists, make it the best spooky season yet, and check out some of Team Premier’s product suggestions below for when your clients come asking how to do their Halloween hair.

Strong Hold

When it comes to strong hold hair products, you have a couple of options to choose from depending on your desired hairstyle outcome. If you’re looking to place objects in the hair, like the giant spider used to create the hairstyle shown below by stylists from AW Salon in North Canton, Ohio, then a strong hold hairspray might be the best option for you. One of our favorites is Milbon’s Extra Strong Hold Hairspray. It instantly locks in the desired style after the first spray, creating a long-lasting, powerful hold.

If you’re looking for a sleeker look with extra hold, we recommend using some sort of strong hold styling product to ensure the hair stays in place with no movement whatsoever. One of our favorites to reach for is ELEVEN Australia’s Strong Hold Styling Paste because while it has a firm hold, it also has a lightweight feel, so styles last longer than ever without the feeling of heaviness.


When it comes to creative styling, volume is an absolute MUST! While so many different kinds of products and ways of styling can give volume, it’s convenient to find some go-to products for volume. One of our favorite ways to achieve volume is by using a powder. UNITE’s EXPANDA Dust is excellent for a more gritty, voluminous look and gives stylists more control over where they place volume in the hair.

This is the perfect product when you’re looking for extra volume within braids or updos like the one shown below, created by Elizabeth Petro from Tracy Adduci Salon in Chicago, Illinois.

If you’re looking to achieve all-over volume throughout the hair, a volume spray may be the better route for you. We are obsessed with the results we get after using Living Proof’s Full Dry Volume Blast. Delivering volume and texture, this is the perfect product to use to transform flat or fine hair into something big and bold.

Hair Primer and Heat Protectant

When getting ready for the spooky season, make sure to protect your hair. No matter how crazy the style is, hair health is the No. 1 priority. No one wants to look like a nightmare after Halloween night.

The best way to do this is prep hair with some sort of primer or heat protectant so that it will be safe for styling with or without heat tools. For color-treated hair, our go-to is ColorProof’s IronMaster Color & Heat Protecting Setting Spray. Acting as a heat protectant and a setting spray, this product locks styling into place while also protecting it from heat up to 450 degrees. This would be perfect for a Halloween look that uses a lot of fashion colors, like the mermaid look shown below, created by Rachel from Rev Billy’s Chop Shop in Chicago, Illinois.

If you’re looking for a heat protectant that’s easy to distribute to particular parts in the hair, KEVIN.MURPHY’s HEATED.DEFENSE foam is an excellent option for you. This weightless and invisible leave-in treatment foam protects hair against damage created by heat tools, on top of smoothing and detangling hair.


When it comes to sparkles and shine, they practically go hand-in-hand when it comes to Halloween hairstyles. The bolder, the better in this case and there are so many products that achieve the ultimate amount of effervescence throughout the hair.

If you’re looking for a product to set the hair when wet, while giving it an extra twinkle of shine, Keune Haircosmetics’ So Pure Defrizz Shine Serum will be the perfect product for you. Polishing off the hair before a blow-dry, this serum not only gives the hair an added sheen, but it also detangles and defrizzes hair.

If you’re looking to add some extra shine into hair after completing a style, a great product to reach for is Aloxxi’s Bombshell Shine Mist. Adding brilliant shine while also controlling frizz, this spray would go along great with anyone looking to set off their style with a shiny finish, like the one shown below created by Samantha Geren from Shine Salon & Spa in Canton, Ohio.

Need some more styling product suggestions to create your work of art this Halloween season? Head over to our Halloween Hairstyling Page on our website and make sure to enter our 2nd Annual Halloween Hair Contest for your chance to win $400 to Premier Beauty. Check out the details here!

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