An Introduction to Emo Hairstyles
Emo is an abbreviation for “emotional,” and is a somewhat broad title
that covers a range of different styles of emotionally-charged punk rock
music. A person who considers himself or herself to be Emo normally has
an unbelievably depressing disposition. They often cry themselves to
sleep every night, and basically view the world through darkness. People
who label themselves as Emo are generally quite apathetic and extremely
emotional to the point of being miserable. They wallow in their misery
and have no desire to change. Emos feel they are misunderstood by
others, and that life is particularly unfair to them. Members of the Emo
group often cut themselves for a variety of reasons.
Emos have their own fashion sense which usually includes heavy eye
make-up. A lot of the guys in this group tend to wear very tight jeans,
which are often women’s jeans. Girls in the Emo culture wear a lot of
fashion trends from the late 70’s to early 80’s.
Being a part of the Emo scene also means having very unique
trendy hairstyles. These haircuts usually sport awkward sharp angles and are
many times glossed. This style is androgynous and both males and females
often have the exact same Emo haircut. Most hair color is dark, usually
black, but has streaks or highlights of different colors such as blonde
or red. The bangs are usually long enough to cover the forehead and
eyes. Combined with spiked hair on the back of the head, these features
make up a typical
While many upscale salons have several typical Emo haircuts or styles
they offer as specialties, a lot of the Emo clan just pick up a razor or
a pair of scissors and cut it themselves. As the color is a huge part of
the overall look, dying the hair is essential. Black hair dye seems to
be the color of choice to cover all of the hair. The next step in the
process is choosing a color, or colors, to highlight or streak the hair.
These are generally colors that will stand out against the backdrop of
the glossy black hair dye they have used.
The haircut itself can actually be accomplished right in front of the
mirror. Simply pull a significant portion of the hair forward and start
snipping away. If it is possible to walk around and not be able to see
out of one eye, that eye can be covered completely with the section of
hair that is left in the front. Different lengths are the desired look
of the Emo hairstyle. Plenty of random spiking along with portions of
the hair being long in places and significantly shorter in others is the
desired look to achieve.
The look of the
Emo hairstyle is an outward statement of the chaos
that is being felt inside of the typical Emo personality. The randomness
and darkness of this hairstyle symbolizes the emotional turmoil going on
inside of the Emo’s soul. It is a way to express to others the angst
that they are going through. Along with the unique fashion sense, the
music, and the personality, an Emo haircut is simply the final touch to
sharing their misery and self loathing with the world.