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

This revamped '90s trend is taking over the internet.

E-girl hairstyles are characterized by soft pastel shades and signature ’90s streaks in contrasting hues, oftentimes with ’90s-themed accessories as well, like butterfly clips and scrunchies. Wondering, “Who started E-girl hair?” 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 and celebrities 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 cartoon character or love a nostalgic ’90s trend, we’ve shortlisted the best E-girl hairstyles below. Read on:

1. Chunky E-Girl Highlights

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Photo credit: instagram.com/annvmari
As seen on @annvmariv

The chunky E-girl highlight look is achieved by bleaching the front section of your hair to create a contrasting look against the rest of your strands.

2. Pink Curtain Streaks

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Photo credit: instagram.com/kateelisabethxo
As seen on @kateelisabethxo

Even if you’re already a blonde, pre-lightening your hair before applying your chosen color will really help to make the color pop. When you do this trend on blonde hair, the colors to pick from are practically endless when going for one that will stand out.

Editor’s tip: Keep your colored hair looking vibrant for longer with Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo and Conditioner. This set is perfect for colored hair because it’ll help your dye job last longer while keeping your hair soft.

3. E-Girl Hairstyles Dainty Streaks

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Photo credit: instagram.com/sydneydlcruz
As seen on @sydneydlcruz

Dainty streaks are also just as effective when paired with dark brown hair. You can also achieve the same look when going for an e-girl with black hair look.

4. Neon Fringe Highlights

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Photo credit: instagram.com/cakefacedcutie

From bobs to pixies, everyone can get the E-girl look! So why not channel your inner celebrity with neon green highlights?

5. Vibrant Hues

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Photo credit: instagram.com/rosie.bellx
As seen on rosie.bellx

This is giving us serious ’90s vibes with this orange and blonde look. We loved it then and we love it even more now!

6. Two-Tone Pastel

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Photo credit: instagram.com/nosebleedsaresexy
As seen on @nosebleedsaresexy 

Making a statement is key to this color trend, so if one shade isn’t enough, try two!

7. Colored Curtains

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Photo credit: instagram.com/hanakanazu
As seen on @hanakanazu

Hit two trends at once with this colored curtain fringe hairstyle. If you want to stick to a more natural e-girl with black hair look, opting to color just your bangs is the best way to try out the look without having to worry about too much upkeep and commitment.

8. Colored Bangs

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Photo credit: instagram.com/faketeeth
As seen on @faketeeth 

Don’t forget your bangs! E-girl with black and blonde hair is a major look when trying out this aesthetic. That half-light, half-dark hairstyle makes a huge statement.

9. Pretty in Pink

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Photo credit: instagram.com/zalimelverton
As seen on @zalimelverton

For extra E-girl points, try coloring the front of your hair a bright pink shade.

10. Butterfly Clips

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Photo credit: instagram.com/aesthetic.outfitz
As seen on @aesthetic.outfitz
If you aren’t ready to commit to E-girl hairstreaks, you can easily give your hair a TikTok feel with some cute butterfly clips.

11. Pigtails

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Photo credit: instagram.com/aestdolls
As seen on @aestdolls

No E-girl black hair look is complete without bold colorful makeup and the signature moody aesthetic. Just like your hair streaks, choose brightly colored scrunchies and make-up when achieving this aesthetic.

12. Two-Tone Hair

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Photo credit: instagram.com/kidjess
As seen on @kidjess

You can’t talk about e-girl hairstyles without mentioning two-tone hair. When you can’t pick which pastel hair color to go for, you can get the best of both worlds with this hair color method.

13. Braided E-girl Hairstyles

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Photo credit: instagram.com/allie.xcx
As seen on @allie.xcx

The best thing about chunky e-girl highlights? You can easily braid them, just like this. The last part of this style is all about the texture.

Create movement and some intentional messiness with a few sprays of Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray. This spray will create volume, movement, and a lightweight hold, to make sure your E-girl hairstyle survives the day.

14. E-Girl with Black Hair and Ash Blonde Streaks

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Photo credit: instagram.com/yottiwilkinson
As seen on @yottiwilkinson

To amp up the drama, go for this edgy, e-girl with black hair and an ashy half-dyed look that we spotted on this beauty.

15. Half-Up E-Girl Hairstyles

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Photo credit: instagram.com/funkynutmeg
As seen on @funkynutmeg

Just look at how cool this half-up hairstyle is! This e-girl with black hair look is one of the many high contrast variations. Opt for a thicker section like this to make the blonde color stand out more in half-updos.

16. Long E-Girl Hairstyles

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Photo Credit: Instagram.com/yviescarlet
Credit: @yviescarlet

Forever the go-to for e-girl hair inspiration, TikTok queen, Yvie Scarlet, styles her long hair with cute butterfly clips. We couldn’t think of a better ’90s-meets-e-girl style.

17. Cherry Pink Streaks

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Photo credit: instagram.com/jocmill
As seen on @jocmill

Everything about the contrast between the brunette and cerise-pink tones in this example is so right. We love how much the pink stands out against the dark hair color.

18. Girl with Black Hair and Blue E-Girl Streaks

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Photo credit: instagram.com/navabeautyyy_
As seen on @nava_beautyyy_

Prefer blue shades? You’ll love this look! We love the girl with black hair look because you can make and bright, vibrant hue pop against it. It’s the perfect e-girl hair combo!

19. Black and Blonde Hair

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Photo credit: instagram.com/angel.iica
As seen on @angel.iica

This cool face-framing look is totally trending for 2021. The girl with black hair and blonde streaks is more of a fashion-forward take on e-girl hair. Opting for a blunt sleek cut with the high contrast in colors is a great way to elevate the trend while still being playful with the look.

20. Girl with Black Hair Subtly Streaked E-Girl Hairstyles

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Photo credit: instagram.com/oliviaalexandrastyles
As seen on @oliviaalexandra_styles

If you’re a girl with black hair, this subtly streaked look may be just what you want. We love this soft take on chunky front highlights. This look still allows you to try out lighter sections at the front, but it isn’t an extremely high contrast difference.

21. E-Girl Ponytail with Single Streaks

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Photo credit: instagram.com/sandrabulldock
As seen on @sandrabulldock

This single e-girl streak provides the perfect starting point for those that want to dip their toe into this trend. This partial single streak is a great way to try out the trend and see if you want to be more bold with it, without full committing to the look.

22. Shag Mullet

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Get the mullet-inspired haircut every Gen Z is trying. Photo credit: Roisin Murphy

The shag mullet has begun to spread like wildfire in 2021, and we kinda love it. This trend is androgynous, edgy, and looks great with pops of pastel coloring.

23. Girl with Black Hair and Subtle Streak

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Ease into the E-Girl world with a more subtle streak of blonde. Photo credit: Arianna Sharfman

Are you a girl with black hair? Give the blonde streak an initial try in a more subtle way. Start the blonde partway down your hair and towards the side so it isn’t directly in the front. This pop of bleach blonde is still very striking, but isn’t the front and center of your look.

24. Sleek High Pony

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Go for a sleek high ponytail, super youthful and chic. Photo credit: Arianna Sharfman

Show off your highlights or ombre with a sleek, high ponytail. This style gives you an instant eye lift, perfect for achieving the foxy eye look.

25. Girl with Black Hair and Jewel Bobby Pins

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Add jewel bobby pins to step up your look.

Bejeweled and statement hair clips have been a major part of E-girl culture. If you’re a girl with black hair, this high contrast style would be great to try! We love how the silver bejeweled clips pop against dark hair.  Whether you choose one or a handful in your style, jewels are a key accessory to take your look to the next level.

No matter which style or color you choose to go for, E-girl hairstyles are all about wearing them with confidence. If you start with a bleach blonde look, you can then transition into a pastel color, and if you start with black hair you can go for a high contrast look, the perfect way to try every E-girl hairstyle and color.

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