Emo hairstyles came into being during the hardcore punk movement in the 1980s, and eventually trickled down to the masses. Although emo hairdos have been around for a while now, they gained popularity in 2010. It is one of the hottest hair trends today.

Loud and colorful, emo hairstyles have become a form of self-expression and a style statement for teenagers. So, if you’re looking for a non-conformist hair reinvention, your search ends here. We’ve put together 20 emo hairstyles that you can opt for.

These hairstyles require a lot of color and heat treatments. Since they can wreak havoc on your hair, be sure to have protective shampoos and conditioners around before you set out to flaunt an emo hairstyle. You will also need styling equipment and hair gels to help you get the parlor look every time.

20 Unique Emo Hairstyles For Girls

1. Bleached And Striped Emo Hairdo
2. Fiery Red And Platinum Emo
3. Spiky Emo Hairdo With Bangs
4. Emo Curls With Turquoise Streaks
5. Lemur Stripes Emo Hairdo With Colored Streaks
6. Red And Black Short Emo Hairstyle
7. Shaded Emo Hairdo With Spikes
8. Layered Emo Hairdo With Striped Bangs
9. Black Emo Bob With Blond Bangs
10. Cropped Emo Hairdo With Spikes
11. Layered Emo Cut With Side Swept Bangs
12. Hot Pink Layered Emo With Fringes
13. Emo Hairdo With Dreadlocks
14. Plum Emo Layers
15. Multicolored Spiky Emo Hairdo
16. Turquoise Round Bob With Fringes
17. Blond Layered Emo Hairdo With Spikes
18. Dark Emo Spiky Hairdo With Platinum Fringes
19. Bubblegum Pink Emo Hair Buns
20. Unkempt Purple Layered Emo Hairdo

1. Bleached And Striped Emo Hairdo

This is a great emo cut hairstyle with graduated cap cut bangs. This hairdo is a combination of layers, stripes, and streaks and is perfect for girls who want to make a bold and unique fashion statement.

How To Style

  1. Color your hair white in horizontal sections.
  2. Straighten and pull back your tresses to set the temporary/permanent hair color.
  3. Apply some golden streaks in the front and leave the hair long at the back. 

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2. Fiery Red And Platinum Emo

This daunting hairstyle can sure look stylish if you have the guts to sport it. However, this hairdo definitely needs regular maintenance. The fringy, choppy, and tiny bangs at the top can be spiked out with gel.

How To Style

  1. Get a layered haircut. The lower layers should be thinner than the layers at the crown.
  2. Dye the front layers in a fiery red tone and the rest in platinum.
  3. Straighten your tresses.
  4. For the emo look, brush your hair in such a way that the bangs fall in the front. 

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3. Spiky Emo Hairdo With Bangs

This is a spiky banged hairstyle. You can forgo colors for this style because the haircut itself is quite punky. But you will need a strong holding gel to make the spikes stay up.

How To Style

  1. Get a haircut with fine layers.
  2. Make sure that the crown has the maximum volume, which gradually thins out at the ends.
  3. Straighten your tresses.
  4. Style the front of your hair into side swept bangs.
  5. Take the hair on the top of your head and spike them up.
  6. Finish the look with a strong-hold spray. 

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4. Emo Curls With Turquoise Streaks

Go unconventional with this hairdo. If you have gorgeous wavy tresses, you can opt for this one. A unique experiment that fuses the demureness of curls with the boldness of color!

How To Style

  1. Firstly go for a finely layered haircut.
  2. Sport pale blond hair with turquoise streaks.
  3. Curl the edges of your layers to get graceful waves.
  4. Slightly brush the bangs to one side. 

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5. Lemur Stripes Emo Hairdo With Colored Streaks

Black and white can never go wrong. This hairdo with lemur striped hair and streaks of color is an instant smash hit.

How To Style

  1. Get a layered haircut. The upper layers should be long and layers underneath should gradually thin out.
  2. Dye your layers in alternate black and white horizontal stripes.
  3. Get some streaks in candy floss pink and light turquoise.
  4. Straighten your hair with a flat iron.
  5. Make a deep side partition and brush your hair to flaunt this punky look.

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6. Red And Black Short Emo Hairstyle

With front swept bangs and a striking red color, this sure is a gutsy way to express your sense of style.

How To Style

  1. First of all, you need to get a short layered bob with front bangs.
  2. Dye the upper layers in red.
  3. Apply a serum and straighten your hair out.
  4. Brush your hair down to let the bangs fall onto your face.
  5. Spike the hair on the top of your head.
  6. Hold the spikes in place with a strong-hold gel.

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7. Shaded Emo Hairdo With Spikes

Another bold emo hairdo with spikes. This one is a short and spiky hairstyle with shaded blond and bronze bangs.

How To Style

  1. Go for a short cropped haircut with fine, uneven layers.
  2. Dye the upper layers in shades of bronze and blond.
  3. Straighten your hair using a flat iron.
  4. Spike your hair using a hair gel.
  5. Use a strong-hold hairspray to hold the spiky hairdo in place! 

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8. Layered Emo Hairdo With Striped Bangs

A cute emo hairdo which will make for an amazing and out-of-the-box style statement. It is the perfect combo of layers, bangs, streaks and spikes! Sport it to take your style up a notch.

How To Style

 

  1. Opt for a haircut with fine layering, keeping the layers short at the crown and letting the layers underneath be long.
  2. Dip dye the edges of the upper short layers in black.
  3. Go for streaks of striped blue for the longer layers.
  4. Mildly comb your hair to let your layers and bangs fall gracefully.
  5. Spike the crown layers using a hair gel.
  6. Use a light-hold hairspray to ensure the hairdo stays put. 

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9. Black Emo Bob With Blond Bangs

This emo hairdo is chic and easier to pull off than the more outrageous emo styles. If you’re looking for an emo hairstyle reinvention that’s not too loud, this is the one for you.

How To Style

  1. Firstly, get an asymmetric bob haircut with shorter layers at the crown and bangs at the front.
  2. Get streaks of hair dyed in mahogany and blond.
  3. Straighten your hair with a flat iron.
  4. Brush your hair down to make the bangs and layers frame your face.
  5. Blow dry your hair for a casual look. 

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10. Cropped Emo Hairdo With Spikes

Cropped Emo Hairdo With Spikes

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Short and sassy, this emo hairstyle oozes oomph and sophistication. This fashionable cropped emo hairdo is a no-fuss hairstyle to sport and is sure to take your style quotient up a notch.

How To Style

  1. Get a short, cropped haircut with longer front layers.
  2. Straighten your hair.
  3. Using a hair gel, create soft spikes at the front of your head.
  4. Finish with a light-hold spray, and you’re all set! 

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11. Layered Emo Cut With Side Swept Bangs

Layered Emo Cut With Side Swept Bangs

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Hep and fun, this emo hairdo is sure to make heads turn. Up your style game by donning it. This short layered hairstyle with dyed bangs is definitely one to die for!

How To Style

  1. Get a short haircut with bangs.
  2. Dye your bangs in a rich dark turquoise color and ombre dye the edges of the layers.
  3. Straighten your hair.
  4. Comb your hair down to make the layers and bangs fall freely.
  5. Blow dry for a casual look. 

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12. Hot Pink Layered Emo With Fringes

Hot Pink Layered Emo With Fringes

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Bold and totally outrageous, this hairdo is definitely daunting, and not everyone’s cup of tea! This hot pink hairstyle is typically punk in its color scheme and seems straight out of an anime show.

How To Style

  1. Cut your hair into fine layers.
  2. Let your top layers be short and heavy and the layers underneath thin and long.
  3. Dye your hair in shades of hot pink and crimson red.
  4. Straighten your hair and brush it down.
  5. Blow dry and finish the look with a light-hold spray.

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13. Emo Hairdo With Dreadlocks

Emo Hairdo With Dreadlocks

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This is by far one of the most daunting hairstyles one can sport. Black and blond, this hairdo brings together the emo and reggae vibes. If you want to sport the dreadlocks temporarily, opt for hair extensions.

How To Style

  1. Dye your hair blond.
  2. Dip dye the edges of your hair and the crown in black.
  3. Dreadlock your hair (or use extensions).
  4. Finish the look with a strong-hold spray to ensure your dreadlocks don’t come open/loosen up.

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14. Plum Emo Layers

Plum Emo Layers

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A cute and vibrant hairdo which has emo written all over it. This plum colored hairstyle is cheerful and full of life! This emo hairdo is sure to perk up your style quotient.

How To Style

  1. Get a short, layered haircut.
  2. Dye your hair a rich plum.
  3. Using a flat iron, straighten your hair.
  4. Slightly comb your hair and blow dry it for a funky emo look.
  5. Finish off styling with a light-hold spray. 

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15. Multicolored spiky emo hairdo

Multicolored spiky emo hairdo

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The thing with colors is, the more the merrier! Here’s your chance to sport an emo hairstyle that is as vibrant and cheerful as a box of crayons! This spiky hairdo can spice up your style statement and make heads turn!

How To Style

  1. Go for a short finely layered haircut, with layers thinned out as you reach the crown.
  2. Dye the hair at the crown in a vibrant gradation of colors, for instance, carmine, fresh green, lime yellow, orange popsicle, etc.
  3. Straighten your hair out.
  4. Apply a mousse to style it into spikes.
  5. Softly spike up the upper layers.
  6. Go for a light-hold spray and then blow dry. 

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16. Turquoise Round Bob With Fringes

Turquoise Round Bob With Fringes

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Another mainstream emo hairdo, this round bob in turquoise is definitely for you if you worship the emo-punk styles. The sleek round fringed turquoise bob makes for an offbeat and avant-garde hairstyle reinvention.

How To Style

  1. Opt for a round bob haircut with a fringe at the front.
  2. Color your hair a solid turquoise blue.
  3. For the hairdo to look sleek, straighten your hair and then curl the edges of your hair inwards for the perfect round bob.
  4. Comb your hair down.

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17. Blond Layered Emo Hairdo With Spikes

Blond Layered Emo Hairdo With Spikes

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Once in a while, back to the basics is the way to go! This simple and cute blond emo hairstyle is as effortless as it can get. With layers and soft spikes and no added drama, this makes for a great hairdo for those to who want to experiment but still keep like it simple.

How To Style

  1. Get a layered haircut with side swept bangs and the bottom layers long and thinned out.
  2. Straighten your tresses and let the bangs fall to the front of your face .
  3. Use a hair gel to create soft spikes on the crown of your head.
  4. Finish off with a light-hold spray. 

18. Dark Emo Spiky Hairdo With Platinum Fringes

Dark Emo Spiky Hairdo With Platinum Fringes

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A short cropped emo hairstyle that can make for a great, carefree expression of style. The dark hairdo with platinum fringes look superbly funky.

How To Style

  1. Opt for a short cropped haircut with layers and a fringe at the front.
  2. Ombre dye the fringe and the bangs in tones of platinum blonde.
  3. Apply a mousse to style your hair.
  4. Straighten your hair and spike the crown up.
  5. Finish the look with a strong-hold spray.

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19. Bubblegum Pink Emo Hair Buns

Bubblegum Pink Emo Hair Buns

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This emo hairdo is definitely cuteness overloaded! Nothing matches this adorable bubblegum pink hairstyle. The two pink buns are an adorable way of proving your love for the emo movement and staying on top of the fashion ladder at the same time.

How To Style

  1. Opt for a long layered cut with bangs.
  2. Create a partition on one side to separate the hair into two sections.
  3. Take each section and leaving the bangs, knot them up into a cute bun.
  4. Let the bangs frame your face. Voila! You’re all set! 

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20. Unkempt Purple Layered Emo Hairdo

Unkempt Purple Layered Emo Hairdo

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Turn up the heat with this messy emo hairdo. Unkempt and carefree, this purple hairstyle is a great way to carve your own niche in style! With bold colors and layers, this emo style is sure to make you stand apart.

How To Style

  1. Get a layered haircut.
  2. Dye the crown hair purple.
  3. Straighten the hair.
  4. Slightly comb to ensure there are not bumps or knots.
  5. Blow dry for an unkempt look
  6. Finish the look by spritzing on a light-hold spray.

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So, these were our top 20 picks of Emo hairstyles that you girls can go ahead and flaunt. Try them out and tell us which one is your favorite emo hairdo. You rock, girl!

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  • Bansari

    Nice hairstyle i will try some

  • Deepakshi

    cute looks!! :( but i need tutorial Zinnia.. my hair over shoulder.. ot wavy..can u suggest me how can i do emo hair style ..

  • Eshani

    like Emo Hairstyle Look 3.. wanna try :<.. nice article zinnia :)

  • Nimrata

    wow!! look 4 is really good :)

  • Daksha

    lovely hair style :)

  • Anonymous

    thats the hair i have :3