When it comes to Halloween, we don't think it's possible to go too far. In fact, the bigger the better. We love costumes that incorporate loud patterns, bright colors, crazy makeup, and (yes, you guessed it) lots and lots of glitter. As for the latter, it's the one night each year—aside from maybe New Year's Eve—where we can go crazy with color and texture and shine, so why not take advantage of it with our beauty choices?
While glitter makeup is pretty self-explanatory and glitter nail polish is a no-brainer, glitter hair products are a little harder to figure out. After all, glitter is notoriously messy, so if you go about it by pouring loose specks throughout your locks, you'll find yourself spotting rogue pieces well into November. Save yourself some time and hassle by turning to glitter hairsprays. They're easy to apply, relatively easy to remove, and require no downtime. Keep scrolling to see the best glitter hairsprays to fulfill all your Halloween costume needs.
If the promise of having unicorn hair isn't enough to make you immediately run to the store for this product, then you'll most certainly be a believer after just one use. Tiny flecks of shimmer and glitter give a radiant finish to hair that looks sheen enough as it is chic. After all, who doesn't want their mane full of twinkling sparkle?
This IGK spray doesn't provide hold like a regular hairspray would, but it does provide a little bit of texture and lots of shine with fine glitter pieces. Spritz a little onto your strands for a subtle look or layer it for a more bold, eye-catching sparkle.
This sparkly hair spray is the product of a collaboration between DryBar and Too Faced. It's a mix of finely milled gold and silver glitter (which means it complements any hair color) that adds a sparkly sheen to the surface of each strand. It even provides light, flexible hold to keep your preferred hairstyle in place.
If silver, icy glitter spray is what you're looking for, this glitter spray from Redken is ideal. It's perfect for anyone dressing up as an alien, mermaid, robot, or any other chrome-colored creature.
Speaking of mermaid costumes, if it's a siren of the sea you're going for this Halloween, may we suggest using this shimmer spray from Joico? It goes beyond metallic glitter by mixing fine shimmer particles in a base of blue-tinted spray. The very same formula is also available in a myriad of other colors, including dark blue, red, purple, and pink. You know what that means, right? There's a different shade for each member of your group costume.
Jerome Russell's gold and silver glitter hairspray is an ideal combo of both colors. That's why you're likely to have seen it in the hands and hair of people attending various outdoor music festivals and concerts. It works equally well for Halloween purposes, just be sure to shake the bottle before spritzing, as the glitter has a habit of collecting towards the bottom of the can.
Other Glitter Hair Products
Yes, there's a beauty product actually named Unicorn Snot, and here it is in all its glory. Super reflective pieces of chunky glitter are suspended in a gel formula that you can smooth onto your skin or hair for a standout look.
This little bottle of holographic blue glitter can be used as a decorative gel on hair or skin. It's infused with moisturizing aloe vera and peppermint essential oil for a refreshing scent.
This convenient two-pack of glitter gel means you can mix your own customized color to create whatever look suits you in the moment.
Suitable for hair, face, and body, we like that this glitter gel comes in a portable pouch for easy touch-ups on the go. We also love that it's 100% vegan-friendly and PETA-certified (just like all of the brand's other products).
For more glittery inspiration, check out the best way to wear glitter makeup without looking like tinsel (because it's possible).