Emo Hairstyles

Emo HairDo you have Emo hair? Also called scene hair, the Emo hairstyle has been around since the 1990′s though it seems to be getting a lot of press lately. Sprung from the depths of “emotive hardcore” music, this once non-conformist, individualistic and original, “doing my own thing” hairstyle is sure becoming popular with the masses. Once considered a somewhat negative term, Emo hairstyles are now being embraced by trendy girls and guys alike. It’s now long hair or short, black hair or blonde and everything in between. Did Emo hairstyles get too cool and become the norm? Maybe.

One of my favorite definitions of the Emo hairstyle comes from Urban Dictionary.com:

“genre of softcore punk music that integrates unenthusiastic melodramatic 17 year olds who don’t smile, high pitched overwrought lyrics and inaudible guitar rifts with tight wool sweaters, tighter jeans, itchy scarves (even in the summer), ripped chucks with favorite bands signature, black square rimmed glasses, and ebony greasy unwashed hair that is required to cover at least 3/5 ths of the face at an angle.”

Though that doesn’t entirely sum up the entire genre (it really just sounds like High School to me) this video montage will help put things in perspective. Emo hair might just mean teenage angst meets flat iron plus hairspray. The one common thread in all of these styles is a super uneven choppy haircut and super sleek strands usually sprayed into oblivion. (For more help with tools, check out our best flat irons section.)

I’m sure you’ve seen the Emo hairstyle emerging, it’s actually quite cool, though now that I’ve blogged about it, it just became more mainstream.


  22 comments for “Emo Hairstyles

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  2. banana_amanda_
    March 15, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    wow so adorable

  3. Marsadie
    March 16, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I love emo hair!

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  5. April 23, 2008 at 10:15 am

    nice article you wrote on emo hairstyle..

  6. April 25, 2008 at 6:30 am

    i really want this… but can any1 give me tip on how to have an emo hairstyle? what should i tell my hairstylist? how can i lengthen my hair fast? could any1 email me at humonoidslime@yahoo.com

    pls pls pls

  7. May 4, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    emo hairstyles are so hot

  8. June 17, 2008 at 1:58 am

    I love emos hairstyles Its so sexy!

  9. haieydiaen
    December 7, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    emo hairstyles are so pretty (i have emo hair) even my mom covers 3/5 of her face with her hair and well its becomeing so normall….

  10. Aiina
    February 20, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Hey!! I love emo hair style i’d like to get one, but i don’t know which one is goold for me T.T
    Can you help mee?? ^^


  11. Choppy hairstyles Fan
    July 23, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I’d also like one, my bangs are quite emo even now, I wish I had what it takes to let my hair grow some more, but I kinda can’t take care of it that much.

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