E-girl Hairstyles: Are You Brave Enough to Try TikTok’s Latest Hair Trend?

Your guide to E-girl hair.

E-girl hairstyles are characterised by soft pastel shades and signature ’90s streaks in contrasting hues. Originating with online girl gamers, the E-girl look resembles the “scene” trend we saw in the early 2000s, complete with winged eyeliner and striped tops, mixed with a more modern aesthetic that’s often amped up through social media.

They’re experimental and fearless, and thanks to TikTok, they’ve become the biggest subculture online. With style icons like Britanny Xavier and Dua Lipa recently spotted wearing popular E-girl hairstyles, we predict this trend will be huge throughout the year.

So, whether you’re inspired by your fave anime character or love a nostalgic ’90s trend, we’ve shortlisted the best E-girl hairstyles below.

Chunky Highlights

Girl with brown bob with blonde streaks
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The chunky highlight look is achieved by bleaching the front section of your hair to create a contrasting look against the rest of your strands. Credit: @annvmariv

Barbie Pink Streaks

Blonde girl with pink e-girl streaks
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Even if you’re already a blonde, pre-lightening your hair before applying your chosen colour will really help to make the colour pop. Credit: @kateelisabethxo

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Dainty Streaks

Girl with dark brown hair with bleach blonde streaks at the front
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Dainty streaks are also just as effective when paired with dark brown hairCredit: @sydneydlcruz

Billie Eilish Style

Girl with dark brown bob with neon green streaks
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From bobs to pixies, everyone can get the E-girl look! So why not channel your inner Billie Ellish with neon green highlights? Credit: @cakefacedcutie

Ginger Spice Vibes

Girl with ginger hair and blonde streaks at the front
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This is giving us serious ’90s Geri Halliwell vibes, we loved it then and we love it even more now! Credit: rosie.bellx

Two-Tone Pastel

Girl with two tone streaks at the front
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Making a statement is key to this colour trend so if one shade isn’t enough, try two! Credit: @nosebleedsaresexy 

Coloured Curtains

Girl with long brown hair with red streaks at the front
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Hit two trends at once with this coloured curtains hairstyle. Credit: @hanakanazu

Coloured Bangs

Girlw with teo toned coloured bangs
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Don’t forget your bangs! Credit: @faketeeth 

Pretty in Pink

Girl with dark brown hair with pink streaks at the front
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For extra E-girl points, try colouring the front of your hair a bright pink shade. Credit: @zalimelverton

Butterfly Clips

Girl with long brown hair covered with butterfly hair clips
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If you aren’t ready to commit to E-girl hair streaks, you can easily give your hair a TikTok feel with some cute butterfly clipsCredit: @aesthetic.outfitz

Pigtails

Girl with curly brown hair in pigtails
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No E-girl look is complete without bold colourful makeup and the signature moody aesthetic. Credit: @aestdolls

Two-tone Hair

Woman with two-tone lilac and pink e girl hair
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You can’t talk about e-girl hairstyles without mentioning two-tone hair. When you can’t pick which pastel hair colour to go for, you can get the best of both worlds with this hair colour method. Credit: @kidjess

Braided E-girl Hair

Woman with blonde curly hair with red braided e girl streaks
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The best thing about chunky, e-girl highlights? You can easily plait them, just like this. Credit: @allie.xcx

Ash Blonde Streaks

Woman with dark brown wavy hair with silver grey e girl hair
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To amp up the drama, go for this edgy, ashy half-dyed look that we spotted on this beauty. Credit: @yottiwilkinson

Half-up E-girl Hair

Woman with dark brown hair with grey e girl streaks styled into a half-up ponytail
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Just look at how cool this half-up hairstyle is! Credit:@funkynutmeg

Long E-girl Hair

Woman with long medium brown hair with blonde e girl highlights at the front
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Forever the go-to for e-girl hair inspiration, Tik Tok queen, Yvie Scarlet, styles her long hair with cute butterfly clips. Credit: @yviescarlet

Cerise Pink Streaks

Woman with dark brown hair with magenta pink e girl highlights
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Everything about the contrast between the brunette and cerise pink tones in this example is so right. Credit: @jocmill

Blue E-girl Streaks

Woman with dark brown long hair with blue e girl hair streaks
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Prefer blue shades? You’ll love this look! Credit: @nava_beautyyy_

Face-framing Highlights

Woman with dark brown hair and e girl streak
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This cool face-framing look is totally trending for 2020. This is more of a fashion-forward take on e-girl hair.  Credit: @angel.iica

Subtle E-girl Hair

Woman with long, wavy brown e girl hair with subtle ashy tones
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We love this soft take on chunky front highlights. Credit: @oliviaalexandra_styles

Single Streaks

Woman with blonde hair styled into a high pony with pink e girl streak
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This single e-girl streak provides the perfect compromise for those that want to dip their toe into this trend. Credit: @sandrabulldock

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