Emo, or the
emotional punk movement, includes its own attitude, fashion and
values along with emo hairstyles. The emos refuse to conform to
the mainstream and adhere to the dictates of current fashion. As
a result, emo has created its own fashion, and emo haircuts are
distinctive with jet black hair, asymmetrical styles and bold highlights.
Being emo means
standing out from the crowd, and emo haircuts are often experiments
created by friends rather than the kind of "dos" that
can be created at a salon. You might even want to create your own
emo hairstyles with a pair of scissors, dye and a razor.
With emo hairstyles,
anything goes, as long as it doesn't look like something the prom
queen or king would wear. Almost all emo women dye their hair jet
black. Many emo men have jet black hair, but it is not universal.
Any black dye will do, and the bolder the effect, the better.
You need not
be concerned about the dye job looking natural, since many emo hairstyles
are obviously dyed. You might want to touch up the edges with frosted
highlights, purple or blue, but make sure these colors show through
the black dye.
do not require a professional stylist, and you are better off using
your little brother's kindergarten scissors or a pair of shears
than scissors designed for cutting hair. Don't worry about the hair
being uneven; the more asymmetrical, the better.
Many emo hairstyles
feature a patch of triangular hair around the face or lopsided hair.
It is a wonder how some emo hairstyles can allow their wearers to
see anything, but most emos do manage to cross the street safely.
You may try
shaving all of your hair in back and leaving hair only on the top
or on the sides. Some may also decide to shear their hair on the
sides as well. For these emo hairstyles, use electric shears used
for giving army "buzz" cuts. Although much of the hair
will be buzzed off, there should still be a flamboyant black tousel
hanging down the front into the eyes.
are definitely shaggy, and sometimes spiky, so use scultping gel
to your advantage. It is a good idea to find the most potent gel
on the market, especially if you want to create spikes. Simply make
the hair spiky or shaggy when wet by working a gel through your
hair and teasing out the bold effects. Dry your hair, adding more
gel and spray until your spikes are absolutely stiff. Do not brush.
Emo hairstyles are not for the faint of heat, so don't worry about
having a stiff head of hair after all of that spray. In any case,
it can be shampooed out.
To create emo
haircuts, you do not need a lot of expensive hair equipment like
curling irons or flat irons, but you will want to experiment with
different gels and sprays. The best kind of gels make the hair actually
stiff and spikey. If you are not satisfied with your haircut, you
can always trim yourself using an ordinary pair of scissors.
is sometimes better to have someone else style your hair, because
we cannot always get a good perspective on how our hair looks from
the back. Don' t worry if the cut is not even or straight, since
emo hairstyles tend to be asymmetrical.
If your hair
is long or medium length, create an uneven look by cutting one side
shorter than the other, or putting part of your hair up and leaving
the other half down. Use a special spray for super shine and add
highlights if you have layers. Although shorter emo hairstyles are
more common than long, you can still look one hundred percent emo
and have long locks.