Traditionally an Emo image is associated with loneliness, melancholy and emotional distress. However, many contemporary Emo teenagers and adolescents are not that deeply into the pessimistic feelings. They rather claim being overly sensitive and emotional, somewhat “hidden” from the harsh surrounding world, which is expressed in their looks. Emo/Scene hairstyle is one of a key signs that allowing us to recognize an Emo. Hairstyles for Emo girls are not just about black layered looks. They can be very bright and creative. Below you’ll find both classic and completely unexpected solutions.
Statement Emo/Scene Hairstyles for Girls
Being a true Emo or only following the style, you probably wish to add some signature quirks to your hairstyle which will make you stand out in the Emo crowd. Actually you don’t have to stick to traditional jet black haircuts with jagged edges and side bangs paired with famous black eyeliners. Experimenting with new hair hues, finishing touches and makeup solutions is pretty absorbing. We suggest you consider these:
- New hair hues. Black and platinum blonde works fine for Emo girls but highlighted versions or styles where one of basic Emo colors is substituted with an unexpected bright hue, like fiery red or cherry cola, look very impressive.
- Creative ‘dos. You won’t lose your look of an Emo if you keep the height around your face with long angled bangs, but fishtail your ends or make a fancy side pony. These are stylish alternatives to your common loose styles.
- Extra quirks. Spice your hairstyles with enhanced texture, eye-popping highlights, cool coontails or fancy Emo accessories. This is an easiest way to turn your look into a signature style.
Here are all the mentioned ideas in vivid examples.
#1: Deep Purple and Magenta Emo Bangs
Emo hair is famous for straightened angled bangs in various dark shades. One of the coolest color combinations is dark blue, deep purple and purple red. The rainbow look has to be completed with layers and edgy ends. It’s not hard to maintain this hairstyle, but you should expect the colors to fade out pretty quickly.
#2: Pretty Floral Band and Deep Dye
When indie scene meets emo girl the result is this different, personalized look that embraces straight hair with pinkish highlights and a pretty flower crown. The contrast between the blonde hair and the hot pink flowers pops out and can’t go unnoticed. This works well both with medium and long hair, but the highlights need special care to maintain the vibrant color.
#3: Simple Braids with Flat Side Swept Bangs
If you’ve been looking for new emo hairstyles, here’s a useful suggestion. Use this simple alternative if you want to try out something other than straightened hair every day. Make two braids and leave out some choppy chunks of hair along the sides to frame your face. This style works great for thin hair and can be done in under three minutes.
#4: Colorful Emo Hairdo
From the blue color, to the straight, long hair and the deep parting, this is the staple emo style. You can easily recreate the hairdo with a straightener and a teasing comb. To get the voluminous fringe, tease your crown and use hairspray to keep everything in place. You can go for a reverse ombre effect, opting for darker ends and lighter roots.
#5: Unique Half Blue Half Green Hairstyle
Of all emo haircuts out there, this is the most versatile one. Shoulder length layered straight hair is the base you need if you don’t want to spend too much time on styling in the morning. In search of emo hairstyles for girls with curly hair? This variant will look great on curly locks too! Just remember: in case your hair is naturally wavy, use a texturizing product to define the ends and the bangs. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors. The brighter, the better. For a unique, girly touch, add some flowers in your hair, using a complementary color.
#6: Cute Pink Hair Buns
Holding the title of the cutest emo style out there, this simple hairdo only requires a straightener and a few bobby pins. If you have layered hair, leave some chunks out and divide the rest of the hair in two equal parts. Pin the two buns tightly with hair grips and then mess them a bit with your fingers. Touch up the fringe, sweeping it to one side to frame your face.
#7: Dipped in Ink
This bob is taken to another level with the deep blue hair ends. The color contrasts beautifully with the white blonde hair, which is a must in scene hair. If you need other color ideas, this hairdo would also look amazing with black hair and pink ends or with green hair and white ends. Use high quality heat tools and heat protectants to make sure you don’t damage your hair and it stays silky smooth for longer.
#8: Full-On Rainbow Hair with Big Curls
The emo scene wouldn’t be complete without rainbow curly hair, which is a staple both for girls and boys. It’s difficult to achieve the vibrant colors at home, so it’s better to go to a professional colorist who will also give you more tips on how to style emo hair. Curling your hair is the best way to show off all your colors and their nuances. Use a two inch curling iron that will leave you with big loose curls which flow so beautifully in different colors.
#9: Edgy Twist on Pixie Haircut
Scene haircuts defy all standards, and this is the best example to illustrate that. If you want to put a spin on the usual pixie hairdo, leave a few longer angled chunks on the side. A nape undercut is a way to further accentuate them.
#10: Green and Blue Streaks
Short scene female haircuts favor bold accents like, for example, blue and green streaks in the bangs. Modern pixies have been updated to be bold and outrageous, to express bright personalities and stand out in the crowd. This type of haircut is great because it requires minimum maintenance, but you might find it difficult to style if you have naturally curly hair.
#11: Colorful Shoulder Length Lob
Looking for emo medium hairstyles? This inspiring and playful scene hairstyle blends several shades of neon green, purple, pink and yellow, without looking overwhelming. The hairstyle is kept simple, with straightened ends and a slightly teased crown.
#12: Pretty Light Pink Waves
The soft ombre effect looks great. Here it goes from hot pink on the roots to light pink and almost white on the ends. With shoulder length and long hair you can choose almost any color to achieve this look. You don’t need to use heat to create these loose waves. Simply tie your hair in a tight bun before going to bed and you’ll wake up with gorgeous wavy locks.
#13: Messy Pixie with Green Highlights
Pixies are very easy to adapt to any style. If you want to rock scene hair, choose bright highlights for the front section and leave your natural hair color for the rest of your hair. To get these messy curls, appropriate for women of all ages, spray some salt water or texturizing spray on your hair and scrunch it to enhance the texture. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect, the messier, the better.
#14: Choppy Pixie with Deep Blues and Purples
Another way to sport an unconventional pixie is to add various colors which blend into each other like in this example. The side swept bangs stand out in fuchsia, while the rest of the hair gets darker towards the nape of the neck. To make it even cooler, go for an equally bold haircut, like the choppy pixie. Have some longer chunks frame your face and keep the hair short at the back.
#15: Daring Pink and Purple Mullet
Out of all the scene hairstyles out there, this is one of the boldest ones. It combines a mullet with long chunks of hair dyed in pastel purple and pink. It would definitely get noticed by everyone, especially if you decide to shave the sides and get a cropped fringe.
#16: Hot Pink Layered Hair
Emo looks are often presented in deep purples that fade out from the roots to the ends, like in this example. The soft curls and the side swept bangs dial down the edginess of the look and add it a feminine touch. The hair color idea can be recreated using any shade, and it looks best on shoulder length. You can use a straightener or a curling iron to get the loose curls or leave your hair to air dry if you like its natural texture.
#17: Textured Silver Pixie
Not only blue and green are good colors to complement scene haircuts. Gray and silver with blueish tints are also great if they flatter your complexion. For an even edgier style, you can shave off one side of your head and get a unique pattern. Pixies are not difficult to style and you can be ready to head out in the morning in 15 minutes. You can use texturizing spray if your hair is limp and a curling iron to add some bounce and movement.
#18: Extra Short Blonde Pixie with Purple Section
If you want to make sure you turn heads with a haircut that is basically very simple, this is the safest way to achieve that. The blonde top layer is nothing new under the sun, but the pink bottom layer is one of a kind. The best thing about this haircut for short hair is that it requires minimum maintenance. However, you need to take care of the color which will fade in time and go in for regular trimmings if you want to keep this hair length.
#19: Purple Hair with Teal Highlights
Scene hair is not only about dark brown or black straight hair and layers. This hairstyle is different yet it’s simple at the same time. The vivid purple is a show stopper, especially with the peeking through teal ends. You can effortlessly achieve this sleek and polished look using a straightener and finishing with hair wax.
#20: Stunning Turquoise to Green Ombre Hairstyle
Emo looks adapted the ombre trend and combined it with radiant hair colors. Going from an intense turquoise to metallic green and bright yellow, this ombre creates a statement hair color that will not only stand in the crowd, but also turn every head. While the style is easy to achieve by using a straightener and some hairspray, you should be extra careful not to damage your hair with dyes and heat tools. Use a deep conditioning mask twice a month and invest in a high end heat protectant, especially if you touch up with a straightener daily.
With extra long layers, heavy side-swept bangs and backcombing for the ends to enhance disconnection you will be able to create a look with a harsh feel to emphasize your inner sensitivity through a pointedly edged hairstyle.
#22: Super Volume with Extra Length
This eye-catching hairstyle with side bangs features fabulous lift on the crown, achieved with generous backcombing and lean flat streaks on the sides. For an extra finish it was treated with random blonde streaks and cherry cola highlights.
#23: Two-Toned Blonde Style
Although most Emo hairstyles are black, the platinum blonde, this purple haze peek-a-boo looks fresh and extraordinary. Sharp wispy ends, tickling your neck and blunt cut long bangs, meanwhile, are no less cool than the original coloristic solutions.
#24: Fishtail for an Emo
Let everyone know that your increased sensitivity and troubled soul do not discourage you to take interest in the current hair trends. Create a nice side swept mess on top and fishtail the ends for this fancy Emo look.
#25: Medium Angular Emo Style
With a heavily layered basic haircut, featuring angular side pieces and thick choppy ends you will easily style this look, applying teasing at the roots for some lift around your face and flat ironing for the ends if needed.
#26: Black and Mauve
Throw in some color and experiment with finishes for the edges. This cute hairstyle rocks an incredible mauve that goes together with black fabulously. Fine feathery edges and a braided headband complete the perfect Emo look.
#27: Black and Blonde Peek-A-Boo
A layer of blonde streaks on top of the black base looks pretty dramatic and in the right spirit. Comb the face framing pieces towards the face, style the bangs to one side and backcomb the blond strands on the crown to enhance the contrast of the textures and the dramatic mood in whole.
#28: Side Blonde Pony with Brown Streaks
A side pony tail with pointy ends defined by color is one more way to diversify your Emo looks. If you keep your tresses straight and ends edgy throughout, you’ll easily preserve the specific mood and tendencies of Emo hairstyles.
#29: Shaggy Hairstyle with a Headband
Emo short hairstyles for girls can be very inventive. Here the headband separates two textures and two hair hues: messy and wispy backcombed black feathers and sleek flat light-brown streaks, covering one eye and the sides of the face.
#30: Classy Black Hairstyle with Wispy Ends
Here’s a truly beautiful Emo style that doesn’t require any promotion. Its fantastic long razor-cut layers, A-line silhouette and jet black hue are flawless without any additional adornments.
#31: Emo Queen
Spice your classic Emo hairstyles with pretty accessories. A cute tiara is right to the point to crown your tousled pieces on top, while a little hair clip can be peeked through the mane of layered Emo streaks.
#32 Fiery Red Style with Coontails
Permanent or temporary coontails (achieved with permanent dyes, Mascara or sharpie marker) are an easy way to upgrade your casual Emo hairstyle. Well, with a fiery red as a basic color, it can hardly be referred to as casual… Anyway, the look is pretty impressive!
#33: Colors Go Pop
The “wow” eye-popping colors are, unquestionably, a sensation. Even if these are not a common Emo black and platinum blonde combination, the bright hues used together in this look are gorgeous, extremely dramatic and very emotional.
#34: Curly Emo Style
Wavy hair is not very common for Emo hairstyles but possible, besides it looks so cute, that every girl wouldn’t reject an idea of a long curly hairstyle with heavy side swept bangs. Let it be Emo shaggy, and we bet you won’t regret giving it a chance.
#35: Emo Hairstyle with Golden Highlights
A bunch of complimenting hues for highlights and downlights is going to add a note of optimism to your Emo hairstyle: streaks of honey, golden blonde and bitter chocolate on medium brown base is an awesome coloristic solution, especially if it’s paired with a creative makeup.
Those who only think of trying an Emo look or want a change from their casual style should consider a good basic haircut. Pick among short sweeps, medium edgy bobs or long shags and furnish them with whatever quirks you’ve liked.