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!
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
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
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
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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
The TWA with 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!