Top 12 Emo Hairstyles for Guys Trending These Days

One major aspect of the emo look is the hairstyle and for guys this is crucial. But how do you achieve that perfect emo hair? What is acceptable in the emo scene? Well this article will cover these queries and bring you great ideas on how to create that flawless emo hair style.

The Cut
Most guys who are in the emo scene will more than likely be seen with a chin length, almost bob like style.


Do not be afraid to experiment with different lengths. The emo subculture is widely variable so there is room to play. Shoulder length cuts all the way to shaved cuts are acceptable as long as they styled appropriately. Make sure your bangs are cut properly according to your face shape. These will define the hair style. If not sure then it is wise to scour images for inspiration first and even get your first style professionally cut instead of attempting yourself.

If shaving is more you then opt for an asymmetrical style. One side shaved and the other still with a bit of length will keep the fullness as well as giving your emo style a unique twist. Try to avoid shaving patterns when looking toward an emo look. Patterns are heading more towards an R&B style rather than emo and this could confuse your look. Keep it simple.

Styling the Cut

The guy’s emo hair style does not have to be boring and flat. Why not boost some volume with spikes and layers? It is perfectly acceptable in the emo scene to use hair products to achieve the perfect look. So go all out on hair sprays and gels all of which will help with creating shape and volume. The fuller the hair, the bolder the look. Try to avoid any products which make your hair appear greasy. Greasy looking hair usually gets misinterpreted as dirty and is not conventional in the emo scene.

Make sure your fringe is side swiping! This is the most common style and the one thing which will definitely scream emo! Covering one eye is preferred however if this is likely to just irritate you then go for a close fitting fringe which hugs the face. The fringe is your facial frame so make sure this is groomed accordingly and also cut appropriately.


Straight hair is frequently seen throughout this subculture and it is not uncommon for guys to use straighteners so use them to their full potential. Try to balance your style by straightening the back and leaving the fringe full. This will create a focal point.

Finally, even for guys, why not have a go at using coloured hair dyes? Highlighting with neon tones or blondes is a great and simple way to add depth and colour to an otherwise plain look. While emo hair is nearly always black, you will always stumble across blue, green, purple or red highlights or block dyes.It gives a real funky look too. Try these most funky hairstyle for guys too.


Have a look at the following images and use them to inspire your own emo style look.

Adam Lambert

Gerard Way

Jared Leto Long emo hairstyle

Dyed Blue emo hair cut for teen guy

A perfect hairstyle for teen guys for a swag look .Try this hairstyle with these perfect swag outfits for teen to have a complete swaggy look.

Spikey, Straight With Blonde highlights

Blue, Straight Frame

Subtle Highlights

Red Bangs With Black Undertone

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