Reviewed & fact checked: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
We all want to be a little rebellious with our hairstyle from time to time, right? Why not step out of your comfort zone and try something that will make sure all eyes are on you? Have you ever thought about rocking long bangs, fringe hairdos, or some funky and edgy short emo hairstyle ideas? How about having your thick hair shaved or styled in an edgy way? Long, short, with or without bangs, no matter what style you choose make sure you are looking your best, while also feeling the most confident. In this article, we are bringing you 8 emo hairstyles you will fall in love with, while also giving you some tips and tricks on how to rock your new haircut. Keep on reading to find out more!
Can You Be Emo Without the Hair?
When you think of emo you probably think of all-black skulls and rock outfits, right? Most people link long emo hairstyles to emo girl hairstyles, but nowadays, it truly doesn’t have to be that way. Being emo is not necessarily just a part of your hairstyle, it is a part of a culture. Even though most people express themselves through the way they dress, for instance, emo kids usually wear mostly black clothes, or through the way they do their makeup, you can still be emo without crazy and funky hair. Having a normal haircut does not mean you are not emo, but it might be harder for some people to recognize that you are emo. So the real question is if you’re doing it for yourself or for others.
If you are certain you want to change up your hair, here are our favorite picks for emo hair!
1. The Classic Emo Bangs Hairstyle
If you are not into styling your hair every morning then this emo hairstyle is perfect for you. It is a medium length messy haircut with bangs that will give you the emo style hair you are looking for without much effort. Guys with any type of hair texture can give it a go. You can go with the classic black color or choose more bright colors such as red or blue to make your hair stand out. Haircuts like these are great because you can let your hair grow without worrying about it not looking emo. If at some point you decide that emo hair is not for you anymore, it is easy to go back to a more natural hairstyle. All in all, you can not go wrong with this one. Just use a bit of hairspray to set your locks in place for the entire day.
2. Short Straight Emo Haircut
Maybe you want to cut your hair because you think short hair is the way to go or you do not feel like waiting for your hair to grow out because it takes too much time. Either way, short emo haircuts are the beauty trend right now and maybe this one is your perfect match. A little buzz cut on the side with longer choppy hair in the front is great if you want everyone to know you are emo while not drawing too much attention to yourself. You can ask your stylist for true and ultimate emo cuts, and be sure that they will leave you with something like this, very reminiscent of the 2000’s era. In case you keep your natural hair color then this emo hair can also work for school or work since it does not draw too much attention. Also if needed, it can be styled very quickly for a more natural look.
3. Medium Colourful Emo Hairstyle
Go all out with this amazing emo haircut and even more amazing hair color. Most emo haircuts are black, but why not make it fun with a layered color gradient? A ton of guys and girls love the rainbow color concept. Do you? If so heads up since It will take you a bit more time to style this emo hair, but it will sure be fun to wear it. With its medium length and dyed colors, not only will it be an inspiration to others, but it will also make all the girls have their eyes on you. These types of haircuts scream emo and are surely one of the coolest emo hairstyles that you can have. Go for your favorite shades and watch how everyone gives you compliments on it. Changing your style from this one will be a bit more tricky because of the dye, but it opens a lot of possibilities for further experimenting!
4. Long and Natural Emo Haircut
If you have long hair or are patient enough to wait for your hair to grow then this might be your match! A lot of guys and emo kids like long emo haircuts and are not fans of hairstyles that are hard to maintain. To get this hair cut all you have to do is to leave it and let it grow. It can be wavy, curly, straight, with volume or layers – you can wear it however you want. If you do want it to be a little bit more emo or edgy, then you can always dye your natural hair color to black, pink, red, blue, or any other hair emo color! This type of hair is easy to play around with since you can change it up very easily. Also, it gives you a lot of space for your future emo hairstyle since you can cut it, dye it or do whatever you want. This to shoulder length and let the hair cover your forehead if you want to get an authentic look
5. The Emo Hair to Make a Scene
Make sure you are making a fashion statement with this hairstyle. No need for haircuts, because this emo hair is the solution if you have a lot of ideas but can not choose only one! This hairstyle is long, messy and all over the place – therefore making your hair emo has never been easier. Taking care of this long hair is not that hard since the tips are choppy, but washing and drying it will take a bit more time (which is a small price to pay for such a beautiful hairstyle). The upper part of your hair can be spiky, while you can let your lower hair be natural. If you want to make it even more emo, you can cover one of your eyes with bangs or even add a few highlights. Emo haircuts like this one are the ones to go for if you want to express your true emo self through your hair! This hairstyle will certainly make you stand out, so be aware that you can not style it quickly into a more natural look.
6. Short and Cute Emo Hair
Sometimes you want to have emo hair, but you do not want to be in the center of attention because of it or you want to be able to easily style it for some special occasions. This is your solution! Not only is this emo hair super easy to achieve, but it does not take any time at all to maintain it and you can switch it up quickly. Shorter hair does not require that much attention, put some product on your hands and style it freely, or just comb through it to get this spiky emo hair. You can also cut the tips of your hair to achieve a more put-together look. If you are just getting into the emo style, then you have found your match. Choppy layers will work so well in this case, and when it comes to these long thick locks.
7. Spiky Emo Hair with Bangs
Emo hairstyles usually look very dark, but with this blonde color, you can take your emo hair to the next level. It might look short, but you will need a lot of hair if you want to achieve that spiky look at the top, while you are also going to have to cut the sides of your hair. You can decide if you want to go for the bangs or not, but most guys do decide for them since they fulfill the look. This emo hair is going to need to be styled in the morning, so keep in mind that it needs some effort for it to be maintained. Have you ever dreamt of being a platinum blonde? Now might be the right time & moment to do it.
8. The Original Emo Hair
This is probably one of the most widely recognizable emo hairstyles. While some call it the “Bieber hair” because of the hairstyle Justin Bieber had way back in 2010, its origins are definitely from the emo culture. This medium-length hairstyle can work with straight hair and it will also require some haircutting to get the perfect shape. You can decide whether you want it with classic bangs or if you want it to be more subtle without the bangs. It is not that hard to maintain and it can easily be styled into different hairstyles. This emo hair is a classic and is a great choice if you are looking for emo hairstyles that are not excessive. Set it in place with your favorite hair spray and stick to wavy yet luscious asymmetrical bangs for all the attention-seeking moments!
1. What Is The Emo Haircut Called?
Do you want to get an emo haircut? If so, maybe you want to ask your barber or your hairstylist for a specific look that works and looks well. Not all stylists would know/know of this term. This is why you can ask for the classic Bieber hairdo, or you can ask for longer voluminous bangs, chops & layers in the back. The emo haircut is also often accompanied by some highlights, or it is left looking all black (perfect for those who have naturally black hair). Once you ask for this specific look and give a proper description they will know how to style it and cut it for you.
2. How To Style Emo Hair?
This depends on the quality of your strands and your natural hair type. Do you have curly hair, blonde hair, blonde streak, or frizzy dry hair? This means that your routine can vary. Most messy emo hairstyle processes look a lot like this:
- You need to wash your hair every 3-4 days
- Invest in your shampoo & conditioner
- Style and blow dry in one direction
- Focus mostly on your strands and give them volume
- Set in place with your favorite hairspray & pomade/gel to prolong its wear time
3. Can Anyone Go For An Emo Haircut?
It’s 2022, sure you can go for whatever suits you! The well-known and now popular hairdo such as this one can and should be worn by those who dare to look different and by those who wish to step out of their comfort zone. Does this sound like you? Do you want to look a bit dramatic, scary and different? Sometimes, it is all about stepping outside your comfort zone and getting brave enough to do something new. If you wish to be a trendsetter, now is the right time for it.
4. How Can I Look More Emo?
If you are looking for more than just emo hair, then we got you. Emo hair is certainly going to help you achieve that emo look, but besides your hair what else can you do to make yourself look more emo? An emo style can be achieved by doing one, more, or all of the following:
- Wearing all black. You can usually recognize an emo person by their black clothing. Black clothes also go great with colorful emo hairstyles mentioned above!
- Dark makeup. A lot of mascara and black eyeliner will surely give you more of an emo look. Make sure to use very dark makeup since it will complete your entire look.
- Paint your nails. Using dark polish has always been associated with being emo. It is a bit harder to take off, but if you want to look more emo, then this is a must.
All of these small changes can help you to look more emo along with your emo hair. In the end, being emo is a part of a culture that developed way back in the ’80s because of punk music. Even though they are oftentimes misunderstood, there are still a lot of people who are representing the emo culture.
Having Said All Of That
And there you have it all! If you’ve ever wondered about emo hairdos or if you needed a sign to get one, here is your chance to do it. The truth is that guys who like attention and need all eyes on them can and will like this concept. If you are looking for a way to be more emo or you just like the emo haircut, hopefully, one of the emo hairstyles we mentioned will help you achieve your ultimate goal! Let us know which one is your top pick, we can’t wait to see it on you!
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