Sunday, November 25, 2007


Emo hairstyles are similar to the hairstyles of music artists in the 1980s and the punk hairstyles in the past decade. Commonly, emo hairstyles include straight black hair with long bangs or fringes styled to one side, covering part of the face and eyes. However, the emo hairstyle is not limited to this anymore; styles have evolved so that anybody who wants to have an emo hairstyle can get one.


The shape of your face is important when choosing a specific emo hairstyle. For people who have longer faces, a longer emo haircut would fit. For those with rounder faces, long fringes and short hair at the back would look best.


Now that you know what kind of emo hairstyle would look good with the face of your shape, the next thing to do is find a picture with the kind of emo hair you want. There are numerous sources of emo hairstyles from the Internet, especially musicians. Bring this along when you go to your hairdresser, and have your stylist cut your hair the same way.


Before you can get an emo haircut, you need to grow your hair a little first. This allows your stylist to cut in the emo style into your hair. Ask your stylist to cut the sides and the back of your hair in layers. The bangs should be made choppy. Although emo bangs usually have one side longer than the other, some emo styles can also have bangs cut straight across, covering the forehead. The hair at the crown should also be cut short, keeping it spiky with hair products.


Have your entire hair dyed black or dark brown. If you want to add highlights, you can do so in a variety of colors. Emo hairstyles tend to use unusual hues in order to create a glaring contrast to the black hair – white, blue and even bright pink, for the more outrageous, are typically used. Highlights are usually added under the bangs and at the nape.


Having emo hair is high maintenance. Styling emo hair typically involves the use of a lot of hair products. You can choose to either straighten your hair with a hair iron or create a messy, unruly look. For those with curly hair, try straightening even just the front part of your hair. When ironing your hair, remember to do so in small sections so that you go through all the parts. If you are a guy, you can also spike up the back of your hair, while keeping the front pat down. You can also use funky accessories and clips to style your hair.


Getting an emo haircut is an important part of living the emo lifestyle. Although these are simple guides on how to get a basic emo haircut, it is important to incorporate your personal ideas to create your own one-of-a-kind emo hairstyle. Try it!

Anonymous favelova said...

thank you for your guide!

November 26, 2007 at 9:43:00 PM PST

Anonymous favelova said...

ah yeah, I re-write about this guide in here. thank you so much!

November 26, 2007 at 9:52:00 PM PST

Blogger Kyle said...

you are uh-maaazzinng

November 30, 2007 at 8:10:00 PM PST

Anonymous XxXpieXxX said...

Hmmmm...Idk if you actually haaaaave to spike the back....

December 7, 2007 at 11:25:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a question. You said your hair has to be grown out a little first, my hair is like ...2 my shoulders. think an emo haircut would work with that?

please reply

December 10, 2007 at 6:18:00 PM PST

Anonymous hdL said...

interesting, im debating whether or not to go emo >.<

January 2, 2008 at 11:57:00 AM PST

Anonymous Siberia-Chan said...

ok all u need is some chain,make-up,hair starightener- and ur hair dyed

January 22, 2008 at 4:13:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

uhhh, lol.. emos a subculture like punk, not stricly a fashion, and you dont have to be skinny to be punk or hardcore.. so you dont rly know what youre talking about except for knowing the stereotypical fashion

January 23, 2008 at 7:58:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you can rock the short hair if its curly then get it srtaightened like it says but definetly short hair for the emos is now in. you can spike the back and the sides and leave the bangs to grow out like I do but dont copy me... anyway just look at diffrent books and go to a professional no 11 dollar haircuts from aunt sue or friends from

January 24, 2008 at 8:35:00 AM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha to down below. my aunt sue actually has a hair studio, and charges more than 11, but i dont go to her lol. funny.

February 4, 2008 at 7:55:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you so much, in about an hour i'm going to the hairdresser!
I hope it's going to turn out great!

February 15, 2008 at 8:29:00 AM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm getting an emo/punk haircut next week and so this helped, thanks! :P

February 18, 2008 at 4:56:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok heres the deal, i am not emo in any way, shape or form. however, that being said i need some advice cause all my friends love my long hair and its naturally straight and all that crap but the thing is they want me to get like an uber amazing "emo cut". i have no idea what to ask for at the salon.

creep my myspace page and perhaps someone can help me

just search "Mason Pischlär" the dots on the "a" arnt necessary

March 4, 2008 at 5:32:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this guide worked so well for me now i kinda have a good hair style i think ne ways ask if u wanna see wt happend to me after reading this hehe

March 5, 2008 at 5:34:00 AM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dunt get websites like this... if u n33d help being emo, then your not. The best advice that any1 can give u is be urself, if thats emo den okkk... if not

March 7, 2008 at 5:29:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

can i see ur pic? i really wnt an emo haircut so if ur a girl do you have to spike the back?did this work for any1?

March 10, 2008 at 5:27:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you layer all ur hair?

March 10, 2008 at 5:28:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you spike ur hair in the back (for girls) do you spike the layers?

March 10, 2008 at 5:30:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have short hair. well up to my shoulders.. can u recomend me or show me any pics of emo girl hair cuts, not that short, but like a bit higher than the shoulders

March 11, 2008 at 10:01:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am getting a hair cut this weekend and i think i will try this out. Great article.

March 13, 2008 at 4:14:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhh ? you don`t need to be skinny to be emo nor goth, i know a few people from high school who arent the skinniest people in the world but their emo. Emo, actually is a music genre not a fashion statment in the early 70`s this became popular ... excuse me if im being rude but you dont have to have this sort of hair cut to be an emo, i have it but i have a few mates who are emo aswell but they dont have this hair style. But as for you fashion advice its pretty well. i mean the band shirts and black ... ace .. but some emos dont just wear black :) Chimo.

March 21, 2008 at 7:19:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohh and from the comment above. you can just become emo over night, and you can`t just choose to be one. you cant be a chav one day but the next emo. sorry sunshines but it dont work like that. chimo.

March 21, 2008 at 7:21:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

debating and whether to go emo or not?
if you have to think about it then ITS NOT WHO YOU ARE
personally i think the emo style and stupid and 90% of those retards are doing it to blend it
the emo style is uniquely mass produced by hot topic and similar retailers
the music all sounds the same and frankly there nothing original about it
you all need to grow a pair and be who you are
if you look at a shirt and say i like it but is it emo?
then your an idiot

April 1, 2008 at 9:32:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

im an emo and ive had below the shoulder hair forever! and i have a round face so my hair never really looked right, now i no y!

April 2, 2008 at 7:08:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

great guide but if you do have short hair and you want to spike it up what products are best?


April 6, 2008 at 8:58:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i need to know how to style my hair if i have Short Hair its very importany

April 8, 2008 at 11:09:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do u make ur hair look emo over night? my hair is medium length and i have side swept bangs, but im still not sure how to make it look emo. any suggestions?

April 10, 2008 at 7:47:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok i need help with my hair. i have fine, thin hair. very flat looking most of the time. i have short layers and my hair goes a little above my bra strap in the back (dont mind that part, just given an idea of how it looks hehe) side swept bangs down to my jawbone/chin kinda, light brown ALMOST blonde. straight. anyways, i can never seem to get it poofy. i tease it and use tons of hairspray and by the time i get to school, its flat. oh and i have, what people might say, kinda "big" ears that like poke out of my hair.. what do i do to make my hair stay put all day long and hide my ears?

May 3, 2008 at 10:04:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

aha. william sledd
isnt emo and he has an emo-ish

June 8, 2008 at 8:00:00 AM PDT

Blogger dannirockz said...

i want an emo haircut but dont want dem spike ting! i dont know how 2 ask my hair dresser 2 style it bcoz i doubt shes herd of an emo hait cut!" i reli love the style nd want it so can sum1 plz give me directions on how 2 get it cut! plz!!
o yeah hair is blonde with highlights nd is 2 my shoulders in lenght nd is thin nd naturally straight
please give me advice!

June 24, 2008 at 8:39:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your guide!
But I am sad to say that i am having a hard time finding a hairstyle.
My face is kinda rounded and i was wondering if you maybe had some pictures you could show me that might help me.
Please Msg me

August 5, 2008 at 11:57:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm glad that everyone's trying to "conform"...

September 11, 2008 at 2:19:00 PM PDT

Anonymous emo boy said...

very good info :)

September 11, 2008 at 7:11:00 PM PDT

Blogger k E i T h c H u F s said...

can you mail me some tip of what thing should i apply in my hair to make it spiky or some messy looks???

my add

October 22, 2008 at 10:19:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I'm an emo girl for a long time ago but I have an udge problem.. I have curly hair and I can't just strain it to be smooth because it become so badly spoiled..
I have a real bad hair, so, ussualy I tid it up.
Can you please help me opr make an sugestion?

Thanks, Petra..

December 27, 2008 at 1:05:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm getting my hair cut into an emo style this summer before i start highschool. I can't wait!

February 1, 2009 at 1:59:00 PM PST

Anonymous cookie said...

hi! i read your guild, and it help alot. now, i dont know if this would work, but does it really madder how long it is , because my hair is like, 2cm past shoulder length, and its straight and i do not have side bangs, im just wondering if i had to let my hair grow more, or if i could get it cut now O_O thanks plz reply!
e-mail me : x)

May 15, 2009 at 7:02:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this guide is very helpful and i planto use it very much to my wil thank you

June 2, 2009 at 5:33:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't have to BE CATAGORIZED "emo" or anything for that matter just to like a particular hairstyle, shirt, pair of shoes, etc. I know no one would consider me emo; however, I have loved and had crazy hairstyles for years! I personally love "emo" hairstyles (if that's what I should be calling it now LOL).

June 15, 2009 at 11:32:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think your ideas on how to have emo hair is really awesome. i dont persay live the emo lifestyler but i love the fashion and the hairstyles. they are soo unique and different from everything else and you stand out of the crowd. i dont want to be emo more like i want to have awesome hair! haa

June 22, 2009 at 4:23:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Bree Brutality said...

You guys are rediculous...Like...not to be mean or anything...but ive been considered scene for a long dont decide whether you wanna be emo or scene. Its a wayy of life...whether you like it or not. Its not really your choice...its your emotions and who you are.
-Bree Brutality

July 10, 2009 at 3:25:00 PM PDT

Blogger sarthak said...

hey dude..i have got my hairs chemicaly straight but i fear of hair loss after regular use of gel,wax,hair dryr and sraighting iron...does it affetc alot???plzz advice me..

August 9, 2009 at 5:11:00 AM PDT

Blogger sarthak said...

hey dude i have got my hairs chemically straight..but i fear of hair loss after regular use of it..and also of wax,gel,hair dryr and straightning iron...will it affect alot to my hairs??plzz help

August 9, 2009 at 5:14:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

emos dont go to the hairsresser. they cut it themsleves.

August 11, 2009 at 8:15:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I'm getting my emo cute in a week and i was wondering where can i get pictures to bring with me cuase i tried explaining it to my hair dress and i almost killed her when it was done.. any help?

August 22, 2009 at 9:53:00 AM PDT

Blogger Tom said...

hi yer i want my hair to me emo but i dnt know wat style suits me i rly need help. this is a rly gd guide.

September 8, 2009 at 2:09:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this is a g0od guide, but may i ask u if what kind of hair gel do i need to spike my curly hair, pls email me 0n
h0pe u reply.. ;-)

January 2, 2010 at 2:50:00 AM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you : ) Love this website!!

February 10, 2010 at 2:17:00 AM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have extremely thin hair. ive been tryin to get emo hair for ages but my hair just curls back and by the end of the day its looks realy curly. i want to know how to get emo hair that stays the whole day. & to be honest i dont know what the hell bangs are.i swim alot dnt know if that effects anything, 5 times a week.

February 23, 2010 at 11:18:00 PM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

a few years ago all my horoscopes said id change my style or be inspired or become an emo!

GREEN DAY inspired me to cut my hair just a little more spiky and wear eyeliner, but i don't want to go full-on emo!

my hair is naturally like a big fat poodle and straighteners don't work! WHAT DO I DO???

November 24, 2011 at 8:32:00 AM PST

Blogger deathlovesme said...

Okay i have a question for favelova... if my face is square-ish, what would you suggest??

November 28, 2011 at 7:17:00 PM PST


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