Friday, June 15, 2007

About Emo Hairstyles

'Emo' stands for EMOTIONAL HARDCORE and not just EMOTIONAL! To call it "emotional" is just listing one of its traits. Besides, ALL music are emotional anyways so that's a pretty stupid definition. Emo is a culture that has its own values, ideals, an emotional investment and of course fashion. They do not believe in conforming to mainstream fashion or trends. Emos want to be different and therefore create their own distinct styles. That is why it’s not surprising that Emo hairstyles break the mold as well.

Probably nothing characterizes the Emo look more than the Emo hairstyle. Typical Emo haircuts are characterized by asymmetrical lines, bold highlights, usually red or white and a jet black hair. An emo girl or an emo boy dye their hair jet black and the bolder the effect the better. You don’t have to worry about the dye looking unnatural and can even shade the edges with frosted highlights, blue, orange, or purple. Emos usually wants to be alone and their haircuts are simply an extension of this belief. An Emo hairstyle is a one of a kind experiment. Its not the type that you can get at an ordinary salon. If you want an emo hairstyle, better bring a picture of Pete Wentz and tell the barber this is the style you want.

It is perfectly acceptable to create your own Emo hairstyle just with a pair of scissors, razor and dye. Emo hairstyles has no set technique. It maybe described as more of a personal art-form, a style of expressing yourself, of one’s deepest emotions. In other words, any style can pass off as an Emo hairstyle as long as it looks different and doesn’t look like one of those “dos” that you might wear to a prom. Being an Emo is all about being true to yourself, being unique and comfortable with one’s self. An Emo hairstyle is also all about the distinct personality of an individual and self-expression. If you feel that you are not one to follow the flock either, then you might just want to consider picking up any pair of scissors and doing up your hair the Emo way!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The term "emo" actually comes from "Emotional Punk", not emotional hardcore...

November 8, 2007 at 5:55:00 PM PST

Anonymous Insanencrazy said...

Lol, no wonder people at school call me emo ...
I am actually now proud to be one, now and not embarrased.
I never go to get my hair dyed or cut, I just do it myself, because I always know how I want it.

December 10, 2007 at 6:26:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is good person who wrote it pat your self on the back cos most people just say emos are people who slit there rist and shit like that

January 4, 2008 at 3:30:00 AM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its ridiculous , what some people think of me in school , all because I wear a style . thank you for the article .

January 5, 2008 at 1:26:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you are not one to follow the herd, grab a pair of siscors and cut your hair the Emo way..."

January 5, 2008 at 9:26:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really cool and people are always calling me emo well i used to hate it but now i like it becuase i am diffrent and thats how i want to be. And i was looking at myspace stuff and i saw a quote that was so true it was...

You laugh because im diffrent...I laugh beucase your all the same

and i do make fun of preppy biotches and stuff there anyoing

January 11, 2008 at 5:26:00 AM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is brilliant , and do you Know why it is brilliant ? because it proves that we Emos have emotion and a freedom to express our selves , unlike some imature planks who all do the same thing . I love this style , I love being imaginative and different . I don't care what any of the 'normal' herd think . Thanks .

January 14, 2008 at 1:41:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm not an emo, and you know what? i think that hair stlye is great!!!!! i love it!!!!!! (getting it done next week) i dont really care if people start calling any names because i know what i want and i want that hairstlye!! :P

January 21, 2008 at 12:42:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

alot of people say they wont talk to me if i get an emo hair style but i dont care anymore i was emo then i got the piss taken out of me and now alot of the peopple who did it are emos themselfs i am still emo i just dont realy show it i love the music the fashion the make up and the hair and im gettin my done on monday whether people like it or not the only problem is one of my best mates is gettin theirs cut like mine so i got to get it done first so she copied me but i love emos they rock my socks lol

January 25, 2008 at 5:39:00 PM PST

Anonymous Boo! ( yazzah ) said...

i heard that emo stands for ' Emotional Rock ' i'm me but ppl call me emo i do emo things lyk were skinnies and arm-bands i get crap from ppl all the time but i don't care coz i'm me and i lyk it there all chavs anyways so scum of the earth is callin me :O xD o.O oh well x x x

January 31, 2008 at 11:47:00 PM PST

Anonymous Shannieee-Rawr said...

=\ my hair is boring and im after a 'emo haircut'...
i dont wanna do it myself becuase knowing me i'll either do it real bad or just simply not know what to do...
so am plannin to go down the hairdressers...what shall i tell them about how i want it done? =S
anyone help me out???

February 2, 2008 at 8:49:00 AM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

iam looking in on getting a new "emo" one...only one without the scary bright colours. but i haven't got a clue how to tell the stylists what i want. i'd appriciate some help. :)pwease and thx.

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February 7, 2008 at 9:19:00 PM PST

Blogger Lua said...

iam looking into getting a new "emo" hairstyle. problem is i don't know how to say that to the stylists.
some help would greatlyy be appriciated.


February 7, 2008 at 9:28:00 PM PST

Blogger Lua said...

iam having the same problem.
but i have somewhat of a solution.
go to and type in "emo girl hair" or "scene girl hair"...something along those lines.

hopefully this comment wasn't completely useless.


February 7, 2008 at 9:38:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, this person is actually saying the truth. emo ppl are unique, and its weridc cause i got my hair cut and all, it looks like scene hair or emo hair. and for some reason i have way more confidence now!!thanks alot "emo"

February 23, 2008 at 9:36:00 PM PST

Blogger Pascalle! At The Disco said...

emo's are the best looking people on the plannet

February 28, 2008 at 6:18:00 PM PST

Anonymous sophe said...

Oo. i love you blog. sooo cute. mhm you can look at meeee.

March 24, 2008 at 12:14:00 PM PDT

Blogger wyattsmusic said...

you are retarded. emo comes from the sould folk movement. EMO comes from acoustic. elliot smith is EMO. hardcore and punk are and off shoot from the blues movement in the 50's

April 6, 2008 at 1:11:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are always calling mii emo because ii have a siide friinge ii mean what the hell iis that all about so ii have a siide friinge that doesn't make mii emo so ii just say to people iif one more person calls mii emo ii will turn emo annd they just kept goiin so guess what ii diid turn emo and now they laugh at mii.Even mii brother and siister tease mii sometiimes for beiing emo but they are pretty much over iit.They have started to accept mii for who ii am now annd one of mii friiends iis now actually an emo wannabe because of mii annd secretly ii knew that deep down ii always wantedd to be an emo just never thought to try iit but becaise of all the nasty people at school ii am one annd ii love iit so iif yuu have thought of beiing emo but yuu rr afraiid of what people will thiink of yuu,forget them just do iit.Everyone always piicks on us but then they go around sayiing"they do have mad haiir annd they wear cool clothes" anyway.So mii conclusiion iis,They thiink we rr just gay but iin the end they thiink we rr hot annd they try to be liike us so love who yuu rr.I'm proud to be emo!!!

April 15, 2008 at 6:12:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because someone chooses to be labeled as "emo", that does not make them an individual, or otherwise unique.

They're essentially dressing the same way, going for similar hairstyles, and listening to the same music, which sort of eliminates all sense of individuality.

Now I have nothing against "emos", but my point is that they can't mock Abercrombie-zombies for being unoriginal, because that would make them somewhat hypocritical.

April 22, 2008 at 5:19:00 PM PDT

Blogger samzacarias said...

"emo" is hardcore punk...

May 4, 2008 at 6:15:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay im emo to an extent. i did dye my hair i got bright red tips (god they were hott) and i have side bangs and wear black alot but the thing that annoys me is that just because i dress differently and i like skulls and crossbones and black and i hate the color pink and abercrombie and hollister and preppy stores doesnt mean that emo ppl arent just like everone else..i mean aside from the style and and everything we are ppl too and we need to be treated with the smame respect and ppl at my school are so nieve! i hate it. i come in first day of 7th grade weraing a blue tshirt adn black hat wit a skull on it "ur emo" was all i heared all day! like what so many ppl said b4 me ppl just think that u sit in the back of ur closet slitting ur wrists and its not it!!! that is when u are depressed and thats whne u need help but seriously..the whole world needs to grow up and keep their noses down because u are not better then us and we are not better then u we are just different!!

June 27, 2008 at 5:40:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like black and the makeup and the hair (i have bright red tips they are hott) but ppl say that just because i want a black truck instead of a BMW something (im an "emo" girl with preppy friends) doesnt make me all out slitting my wrists (which isnt emo anyway) and JUST listenin to screamo emo! i mean i wear other clothes becasue i catorgorize myself as everything. im from emo adn all black convers to a purple tshirt with a miniskirt and hooop earrings (mind you i dont like tha tiffany necklance thing and pink) and ppl have been judging me since 7 grade just becasue i would rather read a vampire book then a chicklfick where the same damn thing happens(theres a girl and a guy the girl has friend issues and then the girl and the guy kiss the end) its all the same. i mean my friends love me for who i am (even tho sumtiems they say the would never drive with me cuz i want flames on my truck) im not afraid to be the way i am its just ppl are so nieve and immature and someitmes its way too much to handle(some kid drew a person slitting his wrists in my year book) i just want ppl to accept me for who i am adn the ppl who do call me emo i am a preppy little bithc compared to the true emos so you can just shut ur mouth! but no matter hwo manytimes i say that they dont listen. they are too afaid to accept different.

June 27, 2008 at 5:53:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

smexii pic boy but ya emo does come from the term emotional punk but i dont mind

June 27, 2008 at 12:15:00 PM PDT

Anonymous emo chick raven said...

nice pic and it doesnt really matter what emo means the "term" emotional hardcore is pretty much the same thing as emotional punk and its probably not ur site so its not ur problem but i still like this site

June 27, 2008 at 12:19:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

emo ppl arent freaks or physcos. they are ppl who express thier style. just because we dont wear alot of colors or listen to pop music doesnt make us wierd. We are different. I love it when ppl call me emo. I used to freak out at first but now i love parents dont understand me tho. they think im in a phase. but ever since i became a "emo" i found the real me. I dont care what any body thinks about because im just expressing myself. Emo's rock my world.

June 30, 2008 at 8:53:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

iam emo i have one emo hair styel i wonted to change and my friend said she could fix it insted she fucked it up what should she do

July 2, 2008 at 1:37:00 PM PDT

Anonymous amehkain said...

this is too true.
what are yawl's views on asian emos?
hahah cause thats like ME.
im phillipino && chineese.

August 10, 2008 at 7:25:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"emo's" are dead sexy cuz they know how express whatever they want!!!!!!!

August 17, 2008 at 11:22:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get so annoyed because people at my school call me and my friend emo but that absolutely no sense... peolple at my school define emo as like gothic and hating life etc. but my friend and i are the exact opposite of that.. we always wear bright colors are loud and obnoxious and we always have fun and we dont care what people say about us. its just annoying because i really dont see how they think we're their definition of emo.... it makes no sense.... does anyone have any idea why they think this?

October 11, 2008 at 11:50:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont really go by any steroetypes im me if people cant except that then thats their loss.
but im starting to think im emo cause i hate fitting in i dont see the point in being like everyone else everone should be different so this article really helped me its made me think differently about myself im much happier being me now,
thank you.

October 14, 2008 at 10:59:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im not emo but i love this style...i need a new hairstyle and i think something like this is what im looking for!!

November 13, 2008 at 4:09:00 AM PST

Anonymous Emoluver77 said...

ok so im not emo or anything....but like i like alot of the samething emo's do! lol i like black and purple and dark blue and flames and skulls and vampire books. but i couldnt stand having black hair....just not 4 me....emos r totally hot! a friend of myn is allways getting picked on 4 bein a little emo! ya he has black hair and it covers his eyes and stuff like that(idk how u would say that properly and i dont wana sound mean but...ya thats what i mean...xD) and this really loud preppy chick(no offence...i mean i like her and all but still!) and every time he comes on the bus or anything its allways, "Hi emo." lol! i really dont get people like that...ya shes only kidding but still! EMOS RULE!!!! im like....half emo half tomboy half girlygirl....well mabey not half girly girl but i wear makup and dresses some ya i dont gotz a problem wit emos! they totally rule! lol i was thinking of printing off this article and sticking it in his locker.....mabey i will....mabey i idk! it accually depends on if we get school off cuz of snow....sry ik off topic but ya....EMOS RULE!!!! i support em all the way!
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December 8, 2008 at 2:55:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Emo Hair styles, Because they're differant and you can choose a differant style and not have to look like paris hilton to be considered an ok person.

July 11, 2009 at 11:50:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the contradictions here - Emo is all about being different and your own person, yet here are DROVES of you all trying to look and be the same! Fucking hypocrites.

July 15, 2009 at 1:47:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand the last part about cutting your hair the emo way if you don't want to follow the herd. By choosing a style that makes you look the same as everyone else in your crowd you are deliberately making yourself part of a herd. Any chance of an explanation of why you think you will be so different if you all make yourselves look the same. Most groups of like minded people end up following their own little trends (whether it be emo, goth, punk, metal etc) and when you see them all together they all look the same (like a herd)

July 21, 2009 at 7:05:00 AM PDT

Anonymous eventuually emo said...

This is the best advict that i have see yet thanks for helping me start my new emo look...

Anyone elce who has any tips i would be glad to hear them!!!

February 4, 2010 at 6:09:00 PM PST


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