In this short article, we will be looking at how to get a player head in Minecraft in both single-player worlds and multiple-player worlds. We will be also looking at how to get your heads in a server without being an admin, and also, if you are an admin, to how to allow players to get them easily within your Minecraft Servers.

What Is A Player Head In Minecraft

The player head in Minecraft is part of the skin of a player. The head of any player depends on what skin that player is equipped with at the time of playing.

How to get a player head in Minecraft

How To Get A Player Head

There are multiple ways that can be used to get any player’s head in Minecraft. It depends on what type of mode you are currently playing your Minecraft game in. In the single-player world, it is very easy to get any player’s head, but in a multiplayer world, steps are a little bit different.

How To Get A Player Head In Single Player Minecraft

In Minecraft single player getting head is very easy. There is a different method to get any player’s head in the different versions of Minecraft. For Minecraft version less than 1.13, a player must use the following command:

/give @s minecraft:skull <number of items> 3 {SkullOwner:<player_name>}

  1. The number of items is the number of heads you want to get.
  2. And player_name is the name of the player whose head you want.

Eg: I want to get 1 head of Einstine so I will write the following command:

/give @s minecraft:skull 1 3 {SkullOwner:Einstine }

This command will give you 1 Einstine head.

For the versions above 1.13 the same command can’t be used to get the player head. So, the following command can be used:

/give @s minecraft:player_head{SkullOwner:<player_name>} <number of items>

Eg: I want 1 Einstine’s head, so I will use the following command:

/give @s minecraft:player_head(SkullOwner:Einstine} 1

This is the easiest method that can be used to get any player’s head in a single-player world.

How To Get A Player Head In Minecraft Multiplayer

Getting a player head in Minecraft multiplayer is not the same as we do in the single-player world. In Minecraft multiplayer or a server, not all players can access the admin/console commands i.e. /give command.

As in a server, only limited commands are allowed and only admins have the access to higher commands.

So, to get a player head you can ask the Admin of the server and the following command can be used depending on the version of the game

For Minecraft versions less than 1.13 the following command can be used:

/give <player_1> minecraft:skull <number of heads> 3 {SkullOwner:<player_2>}

  1. Here player_1 is the name of the player who will receive the head.
  2. The number of heads is the number of heads that player will receive                  
  3. And player_2 is the name of the player whose head you want.

Eg: I want to give 1 Einstine head to Sherr so I will use the command.

/give Sherr Minecraft:skull 1 3 {SkullOwner:Einstine}

For the versions higher than 1.13 the following command can be used:

/give player_1 minecraft:player_head{SkullOwner:<player_2>} <number of items>

Eg: I want to give 1 Einstine head to Sherr so I will use the following command.

/give Sherr minecraft:player_head{SkullOwner:Einstine} 1

How To Add Player Access To Get a Minecraft Head In Your Server

If you are the admin/owner of the server and want that any player to get a head in your server, you can follow the following steps outlined here.

Plugins For Player Heads

There are many plugins to use which any player in a server will be able to get another player’s head, which is pretty cool.

They include custom enchant and economy.

Plugin#1: AdvancedEnchantments

AdvancedEnchantments can be used to allow any player in your server to buy/get another player’s head by killing the person whose head they want.


Plugin#2: Head DataBase

Or using Head DataBase any player can buy another’s head or any custom head from the shop.

You can also get any head’s command from here:

minecraft player heads website to choose

Minecraft Heads

How To Get A Player Head In Minecraft Is Easy (When you know how)

Getting your head for decoration in Minecraft is not a difficult task. This can be done easily by following the commands for their respective version of the game. You can get yours and also your friend’s head as well in Minecraft single player.

While in a server it is not that simple. There are some others steps to follow using which you can give any player’s head to any player. Using some plugins, you can also allow the players in your server to get other heads.

Let us know which head you chose in the comments below.

Hi I’m Einstine, a Minecraft player for more than 5 yrs. I have developed Minecraft Servers (Skyblock) for some of the servers from Void. Set up all the plugins, linking them as well as moderating and customizing them. I have also been working as a staff player on many Minecraft servers. I have also been working as a world editor and also a builder for a few Minecraft servers. I am also good in Redstone stuff. I just basically love Minecraft and am here to help solve any of your strange technical issues

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