Defined by its asymmetrical style and long bangs, emo hair has its roots in the punk subculture.
- TIP: Although department and specialty stores carry a wide selection of hair accessories, scout dollar stores and the kids' department for good deals.
- Step 1: Thin unruly hair by razoring the ends of outer layers. This will help your cut keep its shape longer.
- FACT: Double-point hairpins, similar to bobby pins, were used in ancient China in the third century.
- Step 2: Add accessories to complement your dark look. Clip your bangs back with a cute barrette or a bow if you're a girl.
- Step 3: Keep your hair sleek by straightening it with a flat iron, but use a heat protection spray and follow with anti-frizz serum.
- Step 4: Get your hair cut in long, angled, asymmetrical layers. Use hair product to add volume in the front.
- TIP: Bangs are a classic element of the emo style. Wear short, blunt bangs at eyebrow level or consider long, layered bangs swept to the side over one eye.
- Step 5: Dye your hair dark – the blacker the better. Then add dramatic highlights using either dye or extensions, in pink or white to add eye-catching flair.