Top 65 Emo Hairstyles For Girls

Because these trendy hairstyles make you stand out from the crowd.

By Anjali SayeeAnjali Sayee  • 

Natural layered hair with heavy bangs and a few colorful highlights — let’s be honest, we all grew up with an emo phase thanks to the likes of Avril Lavigne. But apart from those famous emo bangs or highlights, there are many other emo hairstyles for girls to choose from. Something about being emo just frees you. It gives you the confidence to unapologetically be who you are, listen to the music you want, and do whatever you want to. Also, you look like an all-out badass, capable of taking on the world! So, if you want to go emo and express your tastes and likes more through your hair, we are here to help you. Keep reading to check out some extraordinary emo hairstyles for you to experiment with. You can find new styles, ranging from color suggestions to new hairstyles. Embrace the dark side!

Before You Get Started
  • Layers are a big part of emo hairstyles. But if you don’t want to cut your hair, just comb it to the other side of your normal parting, and you will achieve some fake but gorgeous layers.
  • Take good care of your bangs because emo hairstyles really need them. Get regular trims to maintain their shape.
  • You will need to use a texturizing spray to give your emo hair a messy look.

65 Unique Emo Hairstyles For Girls

1. ampire Emo Bangs

Vampire Emo Bangs

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Getting vamp bangs is a fantastic way to display your edgy and mysterious side. The classic black vamp haircut is always a good option, but if you don’t want it to look too intense, you could also add some color to the style to soften it.

What You Need

  • Round brush
  • Blowdryer
  • Straightening iron
  • Comb

How To Style

  • Blow dry your bangs with a round brush to add some volume.
  • Finely comb through your bangs so they fall in a ‘V’ shape.
  • Apply hair serum before you start styling.
  • Use a straightening iron to style your bangs.
  • Complete the look by using a light-hold hairspray.

2. Neon Green Emo Layers With Bangs

Neon Green Emo Layers With Bangs

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This is a beautifully layered hairstyle in a bright green color that will turn heads wherever you go. It’s the perfect contrast to a dark emo outfit and will go wonderfully with your aesthetic.

What You Need

  • Bright green hair dye
  • Comb
  • Straightening iron

How To Style

  • Get a layered haircut.
  • Dye your hair a bright lime green color.
  • Brush out any knots from your hair and then straighten them.
  • Blow dry for a casual look.

3. Colored Emo Hairstyle

Colored Emo Hairstyle

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This is a unique emo hairdo that is created by flawlessly blending orange, yellow, and green. The hairstyle combines different hair textures and colors to elevate your look like never before.

What You Need

  • Hair dyes- range, Yellow, and Green
  • Comb
  • Straightening iron
  • Crimping Iron
  • Hair spray

How To Style

  • Dye your hair a combination of green, yellow, and orange.
  • Thoroughly comb your hair to make sure there are no tangles.
  • Apply hair serum to minimize any heat damage.
  • Straighten your hair with the hair straightener.
  • Take a small section of your hair and crimp it near the roots with the iron.
  • Complete the look with a light-hold hairspray.

4. Gray Emo Bob With Dark Roots

4.Gray Emo Bob With Dark Roots

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This hairstyle is pure enchantment when paired with a dark lip color and smoky eye. The emo black and gray color ties magnificently with light and dark aesthetics so you can wear whatever you want.

What You Need

  • Grey and black hair dye
  • Comb
  • Straightening iron

How To Style

  • Choose a sleek bob and color your hair gray and black.
  • Apply some hair serum to reduce heat damage.
  • Straighten your hair for a smooth finish.
  • Comb your hair once to add some volume.

5. Orange And Yellow Shag With Bangs

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You will feel confident anywhere you go thanks to the lava-hot hair. Its base hue is a vivid orange that morphs into a deep yellow. As your hair dries, add layers and then comb from below to increase volume.

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Curling rod

How To Style

  • Run a fine comb to detangle your hair.
  • Apply a hair serum to lessen heat-related harm.
  • Straighten the hair with a straightener.
  • Using the curling rod, create waves with the edges up to the level of your earlobes.
  • Apply a light-hold hairspray to complete the style.

6. Indigo Pixie With Side Swept Bangs

Indigo Pixie With Side Swept Bangs

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Add a few punk elements to the traditional pixie shape for an emo hairstyle that is easy to maintain. Start by choosing a deep color like indigo or blue. In order to add volume to the top and your bangs, make sure your side part is deeper than usual.

What You Need

  • Comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Heat protectant spray
  • Light-hold hairspray

How To Style

  • Get a layered pixie haircut.
  • Create a deep side partition.
  • Apply heat protectant to minimize heat damage.
  • Style your hair with a straightening iron.
  • Comb the bangs to the front to style and then complete the look with some hairspray.

7. Yellow Pigtails And Braids

Yellow Pigtails And Braids

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The intense brightness of yellow gives it a contemporary punk appearance. Challenge yourself to try out this fresh, simple but imaginative hairstyle with such a creative color. You can incorporate buns, braids, and waves into your look.

What You Need

  • Comb
  • Curling rod
  • Hair ties

How To Style

  • Part your hair in the middle, take two small sections, and braid them.
  • Take two more sections and make them into space buns.
  • Leave the rest of your hair down and style them into loose waves.

8. Orange Shaggy Bob With Bangs

Orange Shaggy Bob With Bangs

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Given that so many people now color their hair in bold shades, experiment with some surprising or uncommon tones if you want to stand out. If done right, this sunset orange can look amazing against your complexion and eye color.

What You Need

  • Orange hair dye
  • Comb
  • Straightening iron

How To Style

  • Get a tapered bob haircut with bangs.
  • Color them a bright orange.
  • Turn the straightening iron towards your face at the end for a rounded bob appearance.

9. Layered Emo Pixie With Long Bangs

Layered Emo Pixie With Long Bangs

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Layered and straightened, these long bangs fall perfectly across the face. The rest of your hair can either be shaved or styled into a pixie cut.The long bangs cover half the face and look excellent with bold, complementary eye makeup.

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Round brush

How To Style

  • Make sure your hair is free of tangles by giving it a thorough combing.
  • Spray it with hair serum.
  • Straighten your hair to avoid heat-related harm.
  • Use hairspray to seal the deal.

10. Colored Asymmetrical Hairdo With Spikes

Colored Asymmetrical Hairdo With Spikes

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This emo hairdo gives you a mystical and magical look. It is a  mermaid-inspired color scheme that has streaks with pink, green, blue and purple. Paired with a spiky haircut, this hairstyle has an ethereal feel that you should definitely try.

What You Need

  • Straightening iron
  • Styling gel
  • Strong-hold hairspray

How To Style

  • Get a short hairstyle with asymmetrical layers.
  • Use a flat iron to make your hair straight.
  • Apply hair gel to spike your hair.
  • To keep the spiky hairstyle in place, use a hairspray with a strong hold.

11. Blue And Purple Side Swept Pixie

Blue And Purple Side Swept Pixie

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This is a classic emo hairstyle. Two cool toned colors are used on the hair to create a beautiful emo hairdo. The teal blue is not too bright and goes perfectly with the purple. The colors are eye-catching and sure to make you stand out.

What You Need

  • Blue and purple dyes
  • Comb
  • Straightening Iron
  • Hair spray

How To Style

  • Remove knots before you start styling.
  • Apply some hair serum to prevent heat damage.
  • Style your hair with a straightening iron.
  • Spritz some hairspray on to complete the style.

12. Green Curly Bob With Magenta Bangs

Green Curly Bob With Magenta Bangs

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This short emo hairstyle looks elegant and fashionable. This cut combines the contrasting magenta and green in a style that looks chic and polished.

What you need

  • Comb
  • Straightening iron
  • Curling rod
  • Hair spray

How to style

  • Comb your hair to remove any tangles.
  • Apply hair serum to minimize heat damage.
  • Style the bangs to the front with a straightener.
  • Curl the remaining hair with the curling rod.
  • Complete the look with some hairspray.

13. Green Pigtail Braids

Green Pigtail Braids

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If you want to try something different than straight hair every day, then use this easy alternative. Create two braids and remove a few jagged sections of hair from the sides.

What You Need

  • Comb
  • Hair ties
  • Hair spray

How To Style

  • Comb your hair to remove any tangles.
  • Section your hair and make two braids.
  • Style your bangs with some hair spray to keep them in place.

14. Long Shaggy Emo Hairdo

Long Shaggy Emo Hairdo

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Black or brown are ideal for the emo aesthetic. In this look, add extensions that go all the way to your waist combined with a thick, layered shaggy haircut, and a slight puff to provide dimension.

What we need

  • Paddle brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Bobby Pins

How to style

  • Brush any tangles out of your hair with the paddle brush.
  • To prepare your layers for styling, apply hair serum to them.
  • Straighten your layers.
  • Blow-dry for a casual blown-out appearance.
  • Section your hair and pull the front part back.
  • Try to form a little puff and then secure it with a bobby pin.
  • Use hairspray with a mild hold to complete the styling.

15. Purple To Pink Ombre Emo Hair

Purple To Pink Ombre Emo Hair

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The wonderful thing about purple hair is that depending on how you style it, it can look both adventurous and feminine. This purple and pink ombre will make you the center of attention wherever you go when worn with the right emo makeup.

What You Need

  • Pink and purple hair dye
  • Round brush
  • Blow dryer

How To Style

  • Dye your hair purple and pink.
  • Blow dry them for a voluminous look.

Finish styling by spritzing on a light-hold spray.

16. Bleached And Striped Emo Hairdo

Do you march to the beat of your own drum and believe in developing your unique personal style? If yes, this great emo hairstyle with graduated cap cut bangs and alternating streaks of black and white will help you do just that.

What You Need
  • Bleach
  • Golden hair color
How To Style
  1. Bleach 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.

17. Fiery Red And Platinum Emo

This daunting hairstyle can sure look stylish if you have the guts to sport it. Go all out and bleach your hair platinum blonde. Then, color half of it bright red. Trust me, the results will be out of this world.

What You Need
  • Red hair color
  • Platinum hair color
  • Straightening iron
  • Paddle brush
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 platinum.
  3. Straighten your tresses.
  4. For the emo look, brush your hair in such a way that the bangs fall to the front.

18. Spiky Emo Hairdo With Bangs

Now, this look calls for jet black hair as dark the night sky. If you already have black hair, you’re in luck because you then need to just cut and style it in the manner given below. But if you have lighter hair, you will need to simply color your hair black before styling it.

What You Need
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Straightening iron
  • Styling gel
  • Strong-hold hairspray
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 using a styling gel.

19. Emo Curls With Turquoise Streaks

Now, this style is quite versatile as its turquoise color and relaxed waves can be styled in a regular manner, as well as an emo look. This unique experiment that fuses the demureness of curls with the boldness of color can be done up any way you want, depending on how emo you feel that day!

What You Need
  • Turquoise hair color
  • Curling iron
  • Paddle brush
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.

20. Lemur Stripes Emo Hairdo With Colored Streaks

We humans really need to start taking some hair inspiration from the animal kingdom. This lemur inspired hairstyle with alternating black and white stripes is absolutely amazing! You can even add a couple of pink streaks and some colorful hairpins to add a pop of color to your look.

What You Need
  • Black hair color
  • White hair color
  • Straightening iron
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Paddle brush
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.

21. Red And Black Short Emo Hairstyle

This daring look that layers bright red hair over jet black is great for anyone aspiring to start an emo band (or like to pretend that they are in one). The contrast created by the fiery red and the deep black adds a whole new depth of character to your emo look.

What You Need
  • Red hair color
  • Smoothening serum
  • Straightening iron
  • Strong-hold styling gel
How To Style
  1. First of all, you need to get a short layered bob with front bangs.
  2. Dye the upper layers 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.

22. Shaded Emo Hairdo With Spikes

The shaded blonde and bronze color of this look adds some interesting movement and dimension to your overall style. Pairing this many-shaded hair with a printed headband and some bright eye makeup will elevate your emo status to a whole new level.

What You Need
  • Bronze hair color
  • Blonde hair color
  • Straightening iron
  • Styling gel
  • Strong-hold hairspray
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 hair gel.
  5. Use a strong-hold hairspray to hold the spiky hairdo in place.

23. Layered Emo Hairdo With Striped Bangs

With platinum blonde hair, black striped bangs, and deep blue streaks of hair that cascades down your shoulders, there’s a lot of cool stuff going on in this style. It is the perfect combo of layers, bangs, streaks, and spikes!

What You Need
  • Comb
  • Black hair color
  • Blue hair color
  • Styling gel
  • Light-hold hairspray
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 hair gel.
  6. Use a light-hold hairspray to ensure the hairdo stays put.

24. 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 look is the one.

What You Need
  • Mahogany hair color
  • Blonde hair color
  • Straightening iron
  • Paddle brush
  • Blowdryer
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 blonde.
  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.

25. Cropped Emo Hairdo With Spikes

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

What You Need
  • Straightening iron
  • Styling gel
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style

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

26. Layered Emo Cut With Side Swept Bangs

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Hep and fun, this emo hairdo is sure to make heads turn. This short layered hairstyle with dyed bangs is definitely one to die for! Besides, it’s a fun reversed take on the whole “business in the front, party at the back” look.

What You Need
  • Turquoise hair color
  • Straightening iron
  • Comb
  • Blowdryer
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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Alternatively, you can also rock the side swept bangs with colorful bobby pins or bright barrettes with bows to hold the hair in one direction.

27. Hot Pink Layered Emo With Fringes

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Bold and totally outrageous, this emo hairdo is totally out there and in your face. This hot pink hairstyle is typically punk in its color scheme and seems straight out of an anime movie.

What You Need
  • Hot pink hair color
  • Crimson red hair color
  • Straightening iron
  • Paddle brush
  • Blowdryer
  • Light hold hairspray
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.

28. Emo Hairdo With Dreadlocks

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This is by far one of the most daring emo girl hairstyles one can sport. Black and blond, this hairdo brings together some serious emo and reggae vibes. And don’t worry – if you want to sport the dreadlocks only temporarily, you can opt for hair extensions.

What You Need
  • Blond hair color
  • Black hair color
  • Dreadlock extensions
  • Strong hold hairspray
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.

29. Plum Emo Layers

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Though this plum colored hairstyle looks quite cutesy, it can be styled to match your emo sensibilities. And on days when you feel like the world is totally a bright and happy place, you can style this plum hair in a cute boho hairdo.

What You Need
  • Plum hair color
  • Comb
  • Blowdryer
  • Light-hold hairspray
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.

30. 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 as a box of crayons! This spiky hairdo can spice up your style statement and make heads turn, wherever you go!

What You Need
  • Hair colors in various shades
  • Straightening iron
  • Volumizing mousse
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Go for a short finely layered haircut, with layers thinning out as you reach the crown.
  2. Dye the hair at the crown in a vibrant gradation of colors, for example, carmine, fresh green, lime yellow, and orange popsicle.
  3.  Straighten your hair out.
  4. Apply mousse to style it into spikes.
  5. Softly spike up the upper layers.
  6. Go for a light-hold spray and then blow dry.

31. Turquoise Round Bob With Fringes

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This blunt round bob in bright blue is definitely for you if you worship emo-punk style. The sleek fringed turquoise style makes for an offbeat and avant-garde hair makeover.

What You Need
  • Turquoise hair color
  • Straightening iron
  • Comb
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. To make the hairdo look sleek, straighten your hair, making sure to turn the straightener towards your face at the ends to achieve the rounded bob look.
  4.  Comb your hair down.

32. Blond Layered Emo Hairdo With Spikes

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Not gonna lie, this hairstyle rendered an image of an emo version of Dolly Parton in my mind (which is hilarious, come to think of it). If neither jet black hair nor bright colors are your style, you can go for this platinum blonde look. Though the color may be subtle, the styling of it definitely screams ‘emo!’

What You Need
  • Platinum blonde hair color
  • Volumizing mousse
  • Straightening iron
  • Strong-hold hairspray
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.

33. Dark Emo Spiky Hairdo With Platinum Fringes

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This short cropped emo look with contrasting light and dark shades makes for a great, carefree expression of style. The ombred blonde tip under the deep blue spikes, along with the platinum blonde fringe, makes for a great emo look.

What You Need
  • Bleach
  • Platinum blonde hair color
  • Dark blue hair color
  • Straightening iron
  • Strong hold hair gel
How To Style
  1. Bleach all your hair until it is completely blonde.
  2. Color your hair dark blue, making sure to not color the ends of your hair and your fringe.
  3. Color the ends of your hair and your fringe platinum blonde.
  4. Straighten all your hair.
  5. With strong hold hair gel spread all over your hands, style your hair into spikes.

34. 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 a cute way of proving your love for the emo movement and staying on top of the fashion ladder at the same time.

What You Need
  • Comb
  • Bobby pins
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!

35. 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 the emo community! With a bold color and oh-so-many layers, this emo style is sure to make you stand apart.

What You Need
  • Purple hair color
  • Straightening iron
  • Blowdryer
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style

1. Get a layered haircut.
2. Dye the crown hair purple.
3. Straighten the hair.
4. Blow dry for an unkempt look.
5. Finish the look by spritzing on a light-hold spray.

36. Emo Layers With Red Crown

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Relatively simple when it comes to emo hairdos, this style is great for those who’re just starting out with emo styling. A fine layered cut, paired with bright red crown bangs, is the perfect combination of bold and classy!

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Start by combing through your clean and dry tresses to remove any tangles.
  2. With the rat tail comb, make an off-center partition.
  3. Prep your hair for styling using a hair serum. This will prevent heat-induced damage.
  4. Straighten your layers using the hair straightener.
  5. Comb down your layers down using the fine comb.
  6. Finish styling using a light-hold hairspray.

37. Blue-Green Ombre Emo Layers

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Who doesn’t heart a burst of color? This bright and bold blue-green ombre layered hairdo is light and bright, while still managing to add an emo look to your personality. The crown hair is dyed in ombre tones and the layers beneath are left black to bring out a stark contrast.

What You Need
  • Paddle brush
  • Blow dryer
  • Rat tail comb
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style

1. Use the paddle brush to remove any tangles from your hair.
2. Take the rat tail comb and create an off-center partition.
3. Apply hair serum onto your layers to prep it for styling.
4. Straighten out the layers.
5. Blow dry for a casual blown out look.
6. Finish styling with a light-hold hairspray.

38. Emo Pouf With Shorn Sides

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An avant-garde emo style, this hairdo is bold and offbeat to say the least. The start of the crown is dyed salmon pink and the crown has a high pouf, which is secured into a half tie with a clip. The shorn sides add uniqueness to the look.

What You Need
  • Foam volumizer
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Finely comb through to ensure there are no tangles.
  2. Apply hair serum to prevent heat-induced damage.
  3. Straighten your hair.
  4. Comb the hair at the front backwards and secure it with bobby pins at the start of the crown.
  5. Place the foam volumizer beneath the crown hair and work the area into a high pouf.
  6. Tie the hair into a half ponytail.
  7. Finish styling with a light-hold hairspray.

39. Unkempt Emo Hairdo With Powder Blue Streaks

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Yet another avant-garde style for all the emo lovers. With long streaks in powder blue and a messy half updo that juts out in all directions, this hairdo is sure to steal the show. You could also add a bright accessory to up the charm-factor of this look.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • U pins
  • Floral accessory
How To Style
  1. Comb through your tresses to remove tangles.
  2. Make an off-center partition.
  3. Apply hair serum to prep your hair for styling.
  4. Straighten out your layers.
  5. Take sections of crown hair and tie them into a half updo at the back of your head.
  6. Secure the half updo with U pins.
  7. Pull out a few flyaways for an unkempt look.
  8. Finish with a hairspray.

40. Auburn-Magenta Emo Pigtails

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Pigtails are evergreen and incredibly cute. Add them to an emo hairdo and the results are even better. These auburn magenta emo pigtails are perfect for teenagers. This style is casual, chic, and easy to create.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Hair elastics
How To Style
  1. Thoroughly comb to ensure there are no tangles.
  2. Create an off-center partition.
  3. Apply hair serum to minimize heat-induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair using the hair straightener.
  5. Divide your hair into two sections.
  6. Tie each section into a low pigtail.
  7. Finish styling with a light-hold hairspray.

41. Indigo Emo Layers

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This emo hairdo comes with a burst of color. The bright indigo tone of this look could be an innovative expression of your mood. The voluminous crown and uneven layers only add to the bold look of this hairdo.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Teasing comb
How To Style
  1. Remove any tangles present using a fine comb.
  2. Using the rat tail comb, make a center partition.
  3. Apply hair serum prior to styling.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Tease the hair beneath the surface on each side for that extra volume.
  6. Smoothen the hair on the surface.
  7. Finish styling by spraying on a little hairspray to make it stay.

42. Asymmetric Emo Hairdo With Teal Streaks

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An edgy emo hairdo, this sure is an offbeat way to go about it as far as emo styles are concerned. Subtle in colors and bold in style, this asymmetric emo hairstyle is sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons!

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Round brush
How To Style

1. Comb through to make sure there are no tangles in your hair.
2. Apply hair serum onto it.
3. Straighten your locks to prevent heat-induced damage.
4. Gently turn the edges inwards using the round brush.
5. Finish with the hairspray.

43. Dark Magenta Emo Layers With Bangs

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So, you are an emo, but you still want to showcase your feminine side? Then this style is perfect for you! These magenta locks are easy to sport as they do not require much styling, besides a little bit of straightening and combing your fringe to the front. How easy is that, huh?!

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair to remove tangles.
  2. Make a side partition.
  3. Apply hair serum onto your hair.
  4. Straighten your layers using the hair straightener.
  5. Comb your bangs to the front.
  6. Finish styling with a light-hold hairspray.

44. Emo Half Loop Ponytail With Bangs

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Jet black hair with shades of pink streaking through them creates a beautiful image, doesn’t it? Combine that with a ponytail and a cute headband and you have got the quintessential teenage emo look down perfectly.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Bobby pins
  • Headband
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your locks to remove any tangles.
  2. Create an off-center partition using the rat tail comb.
  3. Gather all your hair at the back of your head and tie it into a messy half loop ponytail.
  4. Secure flyaways with bobby pins.
  5. Place a headband on top of the crown area.
  6. Comb your bangs to the front.
  7. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

45. Ombre Emo Dreadlocks

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Taking the emo style to a new level are these ombre dreadlocks. This whimsical and very unique style that makes use of dip dyed dreadlock sure redefines emo styling. I know the idea of dyeing AND dreadlocking your hair is scary, but trust me when I say that the end result is stunning.

What You Need
  • Hair dye
  • Hair serum
  • Blow dryer
How To Style

1. Dye your dreadlocks in an ombre style.
2. After your locks have dried, blowdry them thoroughly to ensure they aren’t damp.

46. Black And Pink Short Emo Layers

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This perfect combo of black and pink sure defines bold and beautiful. The short unevenly layered hairdo exhibits your spunky edge and the bright colors speak volumes about your slightly crazy outlook of life. Go ahead and flaunt it!

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style

1. Remove any tangles using a fine comb.
2. Apply serum onto your hair to make it less prone to heat-induced damage.
3. Straighten your layers.
4. Finger comb them and tease them for an unkempt, voluminous look.
5. Spray on some light-hold hairspray to finish the look.

47. White Emo Hair With Side Swept Bangs

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t this look remind you of Legolas from ‘Lord of the Rings’? The all-white-poker straight hair look has an almost magical quality that will make you like an emo faerie or elf. And who doesn’t what that?

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair to remove tangles.
  2. Make a deep side partition using the rat tail comb.
  3. Apply hair serum to reduce heat induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Comb the bangs to one side for the side swept look.
  6. Finish styling by spraying on a little light-hold hairspray.

48. Red And Blue Ombre Short Layers

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Let your American (or British. Or French!) freak flag fly with this two-toned look that makes use of red on the crown of your hair and blue on the ends. Since the colors themselves are pretty bold in this look, there is no need of too much styling here.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Remove tangles prior to styling.
  2. Make an off-center partition.
  3. Apply hair serum.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5.  Comb the bangs to the front.
  6. Finish styling by spritzing on some hairspray.

49. Dual Toned Emo Hairdo

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Why stop at one color when you can have two? This half blue-half purple look that is split right down the middle is only taken to the next level with an adorable cat ears headband that is all the rage right now.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Cat Ears Headband
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair to remove tangles.
  2. Make a side partition.
  3. Apply hair serum so your hair doesn’t suffer damage.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Comb the bangs to the front.
  6. Put on the cat ears headband.
  7. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

50. Green Fairy Emo Hairdo

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Everyone these days seems to be dyeing their hair pink, purple, or blue. Which is why this green emo hairdo is so offbeat and totally unconventional. Short layers with side swept bangs only enhance the beauty of the color.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Blow dryer
How To Style

1. Fine comb through your hair to remove tangles.
2. Make a deep side partition.
3. Apply hair serum so to minimize heat-induced damage.
4. Straighten your hair.
5. Comb the bangs to the front and sweep them to the side.
6. Blow dry for a little extra volume at the crown.
7. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

51. Mint Green And Yellow Half Loop Pigtails

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Now, here are more colors you don’t generally see people dyeing their hair in – mint green and yellow. This is a quirky and trendy emo hairdo to sport, with green hair that has lime yellow streaks in it. Complete this unique look with two cute half loop pigtails and face framing bangs at the front.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Hair elastics
How To Style

1. Fine comb through your hair to remove tangles.
2. Make an off-center partition.
3. Apply hair serum so as to minimize heat-induced damage.
4. Straighten your hair.
5. Comb the bangs to the front and let them frame the face.
6. Divide the rest of the hair into two sections and work them into two half loop pigtails.
7. Secure the pigtails with hair elastics.
8. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

52. Emo Layers With Electric Blue Crown

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This emo hairdo is funky and bright, to say the least. In tones of electric blue at the crown and ending in pitch black at the edges, this hairdo is sure to make a bold and electrifying style statement.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair in order to remove tangles.
  2. Make a deep side partition.
  3. Apply hair serum prior to styling.
  4. Straighten your hair using the hair straightener.
  5. Comb the bangs to the front and sweep them to the side.
  6. Blow dry at the crown for a little extra volume.
  7. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

53. Blonde Emo Hairdo With Headband

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Simple and elegant, this style is for those who are just beginning to explore emo hairdos. With finely cut layers and side swept bangs, this hairstyle is charming and imparts a doll-like appearance to say the least.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Headband
How To Style

1. Finely comb through your tresses in order to remove tangles.
2. Make a deep side partition with the tail of the rat tail comb.
3. Apply hair serum so as to minimize heat-induced damage.
4. Straighten your hair using the hair straightener.
5. Comb the bangs to the front and sweep them over to one side.
6. Blow dry for a little extra volume at the crown.
7. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

54. Shades Of Magenta Ombre Emo Layers

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Now this emo hairdo is something out of a pre-teen’s dream with its deep purple roots slowly fading into a bright pink. There is absolutely no way that you won’t stand out in a room full of people when sporting this look.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Thoroughly comb your hair in order to remove tangles.
  2. Make a deep side partition.
  3. Apply generous amounts of hair serum so as to minimize heat-inflicted damage.
  4.  Straighten your hair with the help of the hair straightener.
  5. Comb the bangs to the front and sweep them to the side in such a manner that they cover the parting.
  6. Finish styling by spraying on some light-hold hairspray.

55. Blue Emo Hair With Curly Edges

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Demure yet stylish, this emo hairstyle is bound to win hearts over. With a blue crown and blue-black edges worked into romantic curls, this hairdo is perfect for the emo lover in you. Accessorize it with a knitted beanie to add to the unconventional cute emo look.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Curling rod
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair in order to remove tangles.
  2. Make a deep side partition.
  3. Apply hair serum so as to minimize heat-induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Comb the bangs to the front and sweep them to the side.
  6. Take the curling rod and work the edges into waves until you reach the level of your earlobes.
  7. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray and accessorize with a beanie.

56. Burgundy Emo Hair With Fringes

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Chic and minimalistic, this emo hairdo is for all those who like it hassle-free. With a short sleek bob and fringe, this burgundy dyed bob is perfect for almost every occasion and face type.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Round brush
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair in order to remove tangles.
  2. Make a central partition.
  3. Apply hair serum so as to minimize heat-induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Comb the fringes to the front and let them fall onto your forehead.
  6. Gently curl the edges of the bob inwards, using a round brush.
  7. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

57. Pink Emo Ponytail With Side Bangs

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This no-nonsense emo style that you can don everyday is especially suitable for college girls. With its straightforward shade of pink, this hairdo is simple, yet stylish. The side bangs framing the face and forehead add to the charm of the hairdo.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair in order to remove tangles.
  2. Make an off-center partition.
  3. Apply hair serum so as to minimize heat-induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Comb the bangs to let them frame your face.
  6. Gather your hair at the back of your head and secure it into a ponytail using the hair elastic.
  7. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

58. Lilac Long Emo Layers

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This lilac dyed hairdo will definitely make you feel like an emo flower child. This pretty shade of purple paired with long flowing layers will make you wonder why you didn’t do this sooner.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Round brush
How To Style
  1. Finely comb through your hair to remove tangles.
  2. Make a side partition.
  3. Apply hair serum so as to minimize heat-induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Comb the bangs to the front and sweep them to the side.
  6. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

59. Rainbow Emo Hairdo

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Which girl doesn’t like the rainbow? This emo hairstyle has brought together the charm of long hair and the cheer of the rainbow together. Simple to create and easy to manage, this hairdo is a sure-shot winner.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Finely comb through your hair to remove tangles.
  2. Make an off-center partition.
  3. Apply hair serum to reduce heat-induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair using the hair straightener.
  5. Comb your hair down gently to let it fall naturally.
  6. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

60. Mahogany Emo Hair With Side Swept Bangs

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Another beginner level emo hairdo for all those willing to try out emo styling. Subtle in tones of mahogany and emo in terms of the cut, this hairdo is sure to make an impressive style statement.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair in order to remove tangles.
  2. Make a deep side partition.
  3. Apply hair serum so as to minimize heat induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Comb the bangs to the front and side sweep them over your forehead.
  6. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

61. Magenta-Blue Emo Waves

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Another hairstyle where two colors are better than one. This dual toned emo hairdo in tones of magenta and blue is reminiscent of a clear night sky. Furthermore, the mild wavy texture adds to the oomph of the hairdo.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Curling rollers
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair in order to remove tangles.
  2. Create an off-center partition.
  3. Apply hair serum so as to minimize heat-induced damage.
  4. Work your hair into mild waves using the curling rollers.
  5. Finish styling by spraying on a little light-hold hairspray.
StyleCraze Says
Use a heat styling tool to straighten the bangs because straightened hair is a key part of the emo look.

62. Long Emo Hairdo With Headband

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This hairdo is a league apart in itself. Be it the bronzed tone of the hair, or the black and brown streaks, this hairdo sure speaks volumes for itself. It is further accentuated by the headband on top of the crown.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • A headband
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair in order to remove tangles.
  2. Make an off-center partition.
  3. Apply hair serum so as to minimize heat-induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Finger comb the bangs to the front and let them frame your face.
  6. Place a headband on top of the crown.
  7. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

63. Black-Green Emo Layers

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Another bold look from the emo look book. In a combination of bright tones of green and black, this hairdo is sure to make a huge style statement. The shaded use of green fused with the black brings out the best in this style.

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Finely comb through your hair to remove any tangles.
  2. Create a deep side partition.
  3. Apply hair serum to minimize heat-induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair with the help of the hair straightener.
  5. Comb the bangs to the front and side sweep them over your forehead.
  6. Finish styling with the help of a light-hold hairspray.

64. Three Tone Emo Layers

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In brilliant summer hues of yellows and greens combined with the boldness of black, this emo hairdo is going to get you in the limelight for all the right reasons. This layered hairdo is easy to manage and can be opted for on a daily basis.

What You Need
  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair to remove tangles.
  2. Make a deep side partition.
  3. Apply hair serum in order to minimize heat-induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair with the help of the hair straightener.
  5. Comb the bangs to the front and side sweep them over your forehead.
  6. Finish styling by spritzing on some light-hold hairspray.

65. Black Emo Ponytail With Bangs

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Saving the best for the last – the classic black emo hairdo. This has a ponytail and bangs at both sides that frame the face. Simple, yet elegant and chic. This hairstyle can be sported on a daily basis and is sure to make heads turn.

What You Need

  • Fine comb
  • Rat tail comb
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair serum
  • Light-hold hairspray
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Fine comb through your hair in order to remove tangles.
  2. Create an off-center partition using the rat tail comb.
  3. Apply hair serum to your hair to minimize heat-induced damage.
  4. Straighten your hair.
  5. Comb the bangs to the front in such a way that they frame your face.
  6. Gather the rest of your hair at the back of your head and tie it into a high ponytail.
  7. Finish styling by spraying on a little light-hold hairspray.

Emo hairstyles came into the picture recently, and they have a unique and bold appearance. There are many varieties of emo hairstyles. You can try bangs, layers, spikes, and different hair colors with emo haircuts. Adding some signature quirks can make you stand out from the Emo crowd. Experimenting with new hair hues is always fun. Try out these emo hairstyles and show off your unconventional side. Bleached and striped, fiery red and platinum Emo hairdos, and shaded, layered, and spiky hairdos with bangs are some popular Emo hairstyles to try out.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get emo hair without cutting it?

Pull half of your hair to one side. Combing them to one side helps achieve fake layers that are suitable for the emo look without a haircut.

Is emo hair coming back?

Yes. The emo hair boy trend is coming back and is here to stay for a while. Hence, achieve your desired look by leaving a long section of hair in the front, getting it feathered, and pushing a bit to the side.

How long do emos last?

The average lifespan of emo is 10 to 13 years. Most kids go through this phase when they are between 14 and 18 years.


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