10 dramatic yet flattering ways to wear an emo hairstyle.
It’s no secret that emo hairstyles for guys tend to be on the more dramatic side. These looks include bold colors and noticeable layers, and can definitely be categorized as attention-grabbing. That said, narrowing down the options to emo hairstyles for guys that are flattering and current can be a bit of challenge. If you’re looking for relevant and trendy ways to wear this look, then read on for some of our best ideas:
10 (Actually Cool) Emo Hairstyles for Guys
1. Subtle Side Bangs
If you’re looking to ease into the emo trend and dip your toes in before you fully commit, then you will want to consider this subtle style. Side-swept side bangs paired with a clean-cut feel will give an emo streak to a mainstream style.
2. All Spiked Up
Ask your stylist for scattered red highlights and pair them with a gravity-defying spiked up look for a classic emo style.
3. Gelled Spikes
Take it one step further and style your strands into individual gelled spikes using generous amounts of gel, like Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Gel, to hold the look in place.
4. Side-Swept Bangs
Opt for a full set of grown-out bangs and sweep them to the side for a mysterious and punk rock-esque emo look.
5. Red Highlights
Scattered red highlights offer a hint of emo to any style.
6. Overgrown Layers
Determined to keep your hair long? Grow your hair out into long and choppy layers to maintain the length of your coveted strands.
7. Long-Layered Side Bangs
Give your long style a dramatic emo edge by adding a long strip of side bangs for an even bigger statement.
8. Gelled Loose Curls
Turn classic curls into an emo style by adding a touch of Dove Men + Care Control Gel to give them subtle definition.
9. Highlighted Fauxhawk
Use a dime-sized amount of the Bed Head gel that we mentioned above to style your hair into a fauxhawk. A little bit of subtle strategic highlighting will only up your street cred.
10. Combed Over
Flip all of your hair over to one side and comb the style into place for a grown-up emo style.
Looking for more dramatic styles to consider? Check out 20 side swept undercut styles for men.