Emo boys hairstyles begin with basic feelings about hair and individual expression. The physical aspects of a face, self image and artistic expression converge into a hairstyle. Natural hair, growth pattern, face shape, head shape and body proportions factor into personal styles.Emo culture typecasting includes being perceived as emotional, sensitive, shy, introverted, or angst-ridden. Unlike mainstream forms of self expression, subcultures may pay tribute to alternative cultures such as punk culture, shoe gazing music, goth culture, and visual art. These may combine into a stylized canvas that shows up in the way people dress. Hair, for instance, becomes an instrument of visual artistry, much like a painter's brush strokes upon a canvas to portray. Accessories may include swatches of color, eye makeup and lip treatment.
Popular fashion trends have dipped into the Goth fashion pool, and emo does likewise. Goths, who often wear black or dark outfits, makeup, accessories, hair, and nail polish and hair, are perceived as expressing cultural statements. Goths steer clear of colorful tight pants, tight shirts and colorful hair, which characterize emotionally expressive dress styles.
For men, a popular style is dark hair with bangs covering one eye, or swept to the side covering the head or face. The bangs should be just above eye level. A stylist can provide feedback on whether a cut or style suits your face. Doing your own hair can save money because the hair cuts, maintenance and products can become costly. Doing it yourself will also allow more creative, personal expression and freedom.
When it comes to hair dressing, cuts, weaves, coloring, extensions, permanent relaxers, and straightening may be part of the process. Long hair, short hair and curly hair can be used for self expression. Face shape can dictate the best emo hairstyle. Longer faces, square jaws work best with longer emo haircuts and styling. Round faces should use long fringes and back hair that is short.
The cut and color of your hair have the most hair impact. Hairstyles may include bangs, mullets, layers, chopped, razored, long layered, side sweep, and bead head styles. Hair can be spiked, flat, edgy or unruly. The mullet, razor cut, bowl cut, long layers and bob with fringes are common. A mullet cut is either long and shaggy in the back, or short and layered. The style is angled in the front with bangs. The mullet gives the appearance of a shaggy layer. After razor cutting hair, towel dry. Apply hair gel if needed to straighten, use clips to divide hair for drying by sections. Dry using a rolling hair brush working from roots up. Save the bottom and top sections until last. Bowl cut hair is self explanatory in that you wear a bowl to cut around.
To straighten hair, either use a flat iron for temporary effect or get a chemical relaxer. Using a flat iron, straighten a small section at a time, using hair clips to segment sections. Start from the bottom of head to the middle of the head, saving the top for last. Before starting, use conditioner, hot oil or similar heat protection. Keep the hair appliance on less than the maximum temperature. A salon or at home chemical relaxer takes a few hours. At a salon, the cost is typically over $100. Hair should be long enough for an angled cut after a relaxer. Side bangs should be cut into layer, but should be long and not too thin. The objective is to frame your face with your hair. When relying on hair appliances, straightening daily along with use of heat protection is standard. Serums, gels, wax, moisture shine or other hair products for smoothing, thinning, shine that holds hair creates the most style.
For those who are home styling, tools needed for a hair cut include thinning shears, small razor or scissors. One or more mirrors will be needed to check the back and sides of your head. Typically, asymmetrical cuts or lines produce the desired effect. However, symmetrical cuts can be expressive of uniqueness. Use the cutting tool to cut choppy layers and pointy bangs. Cut bangs at an angle starting from left or right. And cutting at an angle down to your forehead. Cut bangs just above or covering the eye or forehead. Crown hair should be short but long enough to spike with hair product. The back of the head should be layered like the sides. To avoid the mullet look, cut the back short. The sides of the hair can be trimmed like the top, and layered.
Add hair color to stand out. Add color with dyes, extensions or weaves. Color can be temporary or permanent. Bangs, crown, back or sides can be the canvas. The entire head can be one color, such as black. Other colors can be more splashy. Highlight, streak or swatch hair for more expression. Other ways to express individuality include using eyeliner, mascara and black nail polish.