5 modern short emo hairstyles you have to see

Contemplating rocking short emo hair? Then delve into the world of short emo haircuts, here...  

What was once considered an unflattering hairstyle used to expressing teenage angst has now grown up, becoming modern and seriously hot-to-trot. In fact, emo hair, especially short emo hairstyles, have been spotted on the heads of numerous A-list stars, such as Hayley Williams and Carly Rae Jephson. And honestly, the updated styles we’ve seen have seriously tempted us to test short emo hair for ourselves!

If you need a little more persuading on the matter, just take a look at the fresh and modern short emo haircuts, below. Whether you’re already a secret emo fanatic, or you’re simply intrigued to see how emo hairstyles for short hair can be adapted for the 2017, keep scrolling!

woman with short emo hair and undercut hairstyle in all black
Take your emo status to the next level with this edgy haircut. Credit: Instagram.com/evaleenage

The asymmetric pixie undercut

If you’re looking for short emo hairstyles to elevate your mane game, say hello to your new BFF: the asymmetric pixie undercut. Looking as cool as it sounds, this ‘do takes asymmetry to a whole new level, with one side featuring a faded shave design.

Maintaining the signature long emo side fringe, this creative look is guaranteed to make you stand out of the crowd – for all the right reasons, of course. So, if you’re after a classic emo short hair ‘do with a modern twist, you know what to do! Credit: @evaleenage

woman with grey silver emo short hair with micro fringe
Emo bangs have had a stylish upgrade and gone micro. Credit: Instagram.com/reallydesiree

The micro fringe and bob

While emo bangs are usually long and swept to the side, modern short emo haircuts have been adapted to work with a whole host of of fringe lengths. And this emo chick’s hair is the ideal example: we love how her choppy micro fringe and bob cut pair perfectly together to frame her face. Credit: @reallydesiree

Editor’s tip: Make the most out of this cut by stocking up on the V05 Tousled Style Spraywhich will help define your layers, amp up the texture and leave your mane looking touchably soft!

modern short emo haircuts: the pink long pixie is the most stylish look of all short emo hairstyles
Emo hair doesn’t have to be black! Credit: Instagram.com/moigibs

The pink pixie cut

Not all emo hairstyles for short hair have to be jet black, don’t you know? Just take a leaf out of this mega-babe’s book, who’s living proof that pastel pink pixie crops work a treat for modern emos. But if this look is too sweet for your taste, throwing an undercut into the mix can also give it a fierce, edgy style punch! Credit: @moigibs

Editor’s tip: Lock in your gorgeous new hue with the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner. This lovely wash and care duo contain Colour Lock technology to help maintain vibrancy between salon trips!

looking for emo hairstyles for short hair? The shag cut as demonstrated by this blogger is wearable and stylish.
Shags are set to be the cut for 2017. Credit: Instagram.com/theriverwolf

The shag

When it comes to modern emo haircuts for short hair, the rocker-inspired shag is one of our absolute favourites. Whoever said emo short hair looks can’t be stylish obviously didn’t take this lob-length cut into account. And if it’s good enough for emo-rock queen Taylor Momsen, it’s certainly good enough for you! Credit: @theriverwolf

emo haircuts for short hair: teenie weenie afro as demonstrated by this instagram blogger
Think having an afro stops you from trying the trend? Think again. Credit: Instagram.com/noirhaus

The TWA with bangs

Don’t worry curly and natural-haired ladies, emo short hair styles for your afro do exist! Don’t believe us? Take a look at this cool and easy-to-style TWA (AKA teeny weenie afro) with faux bangs.

You can opt to style your afro to the side (in true emo style), or follow in the footsteps of the lady above. She’s used a stylish bowler hat to push her ‘fro forward to create full, fake bangs. This look is bold enough to make an impact, yet subtle enough for everyday wear. Pretty amazing, right? Credit: @noirhaus


Loved these emo haircuts for short hair and can’t get enough #hairinspo for your mane? Great! Then, be sure skip on over to our Short Hairstyles page, where you’ll find other adventurous looks, like our favourite short scene hairstyles!

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