7 Temporary Hair Colors That’ll Rinse Out After Halloween

We spend time on Instagram every season following the best stylists and saving beautiful dye jobs on our quest for the coolest techniques and trends. But Halloween is the one time of year when anything goes — especially when it comes to beauty.

Sure, you might have the perfect costume picked out, but what's a Megan Rapinoe outfit without the signature purple pixie to match? It's like being a leopard without the spots, or channeling Cardi B without a colorful wig. Your hair can totally transform your outfit — so if you really want to stand out among the party crowd, consider switching up your color.


Fret not if you fear commitment, because there are great temporary color formulas that you can pick up at the last minute. Each rinse-out formula ahead is a fun way to satisfy the crazy hair color urge you've been having... without having to wear a hat to work when the weekend is over.

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Hush Prism Airbrush Spray

Hush's rainbow of airbrush sprays (including red, teal, blue, purple, and silver) drapes hair in a veil of shimmery, buildable color without a crunchy feel.
Hush Prism Airbrush Spray$24.00 Buy

Good Dye Young Poser Paste Temporary Hair Makeup

This temporary hair tint is basically neon eyeshadow, but for your strands. Created by colorful hair pioneer and Paramore front woman Hayley Williams, the paste adds vivid color and medium hold to dry hair, but comes out easily with shampoo.
Good Dye Young Poser Paste Temporary Hair Makeup$18.00 Buy

Dark and Lovely Go Intense Color Sprays

For color that shows up on the darkest of hair, pick up a can of this temporary spray. It comes in six shades, including metallic silver.
Dark and Lovely Go Intense Color Sprays$6.57 Buy

Manic Panic Amplified Color Spray Wildfire Temporary Hair Color

Not only will this Manic Panic spray completely coat your stands in color, it's also vegan and cruelty-free, which makes it way more fun to use.
Manic Panic Amplified Color Spray$12.99 $6.29 Buy

Kristin Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint

This rose-gold mist (which you can readily find at Target) is chic enough to upgrade your hair year-round.
Kristin Ess Kristin Ess Rose Gold Temporary Tint $12.00 Buy

L’Oreal Paris Colorista Temporary Hair Dye

If you're turning into a unicorn (or if you just want pastel purple hair), then spray this formula from L'Oréal onto lengths. The liquid deposits vibrant pigment that pops on blonde and brunette strands.
L'Oreal Paris L’Oreal Paris Colorista Temporary Hair Dye $8.97 Buy

Eva NYC Pink Chameleon Temporary Color Spray

This can packs a powerful punch of hot pink pigment that'll show up on the darkest natural hair color. Bonus: It's TSA-friendly, and can fit right in your carry-on bag.
Eva NYC Pink Chameleon Temporary Color Spray$9.99 Buy
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