While many emos will tell you that the essence of an emo hairstyle is taking a do-it-yourself approach, this doesn't always yield the results that you want. The best way to get the emo hairstyle that you've always wanted is to browse the internet til you find a picture of the hairstyle that you want, print it out, and take it to your hairstylist. Letting a professional handle your hair gives you the best chance of replicating that perfect emo hairstyle that you've always wanted.
The female emo hairstyle can be best compared to an Elvira haircut. The top of the head is full and bushy while the bottom of the hair is thin and straight. The first step to getting this hairstyle is to actually have long hair. If you have short hair, it's highly recommended to wait until your hair grows out before attempting this, otherwise it will likely look horrible.
The hairstyle starts with razoring in the back. This is where your hairstylist with strategically cut the top portion of your hair as if producing a short hairstyle. This is important to give your hair a fluffy appearance on top. Depending on how you want your hair to look, your hairstylist may layer your hair the rest of the way down so that the blend looks more natural.
To style your new haircut, you'll need several things. Probably the most important is a flat iron. Female emo hairstyles are pretty much all straight. If you don't have a flat iron, you can achieve straightening your hair by blow drying it straight using a paddle brush. This takes longer, but will ultimately give you the same result.
Depending on how you want your hair to look, there are a variety of different hairstyling products you can use to enhance your style. If you want your hair to look extra bushy on top, you can rub a bit of styling paste into your hands and tussle your hair in the back. This makes it stand out more.