Big hair is what it’s all about. One of the most common hairstyles is dark or very pale hair that is cut in layers that are shorter on top, with long layers underneath. The short layers are at the crown of the head, falling to around the ears, and are teased out to create the shape, with the longer layers straightened with a flat iron to hang down past the shoulders.
Often you’ll find streaks of bright colours such as pink, blue, or green layered into the bangs and the back of the longer layers starting at the nape of the neck. Also popular with this style is a patterned stripe of alternating blonde or white on the coloured streaks, resembling a feather. Sometimes this pattern is switched out for a cheetah print or any other pattern desired.
The heavy makeup favoured with this look often depends on heavy eyeliner, with a pale pink or neutral lip.
Eye shadow and eyeliner are kept either black or a very dark shade, with the eye shadow drawn out to the brow bone, and the eyeliner used to create points at the corners of the eye, making it pop from the face. Eyeliner is also applied in an equally thick line under the eye.
Emo clothing follows a few general rules, while allowing for unique style to come through.
Dark colours and layers are favoured, with flat shoes, often Converse All-Star. The style for women includes t-shirts and tank tops layered together, skirts and leggings that come down to a Capri length, and sometimes eclectic pieces such a tutus. Pink and black are the main colours, with some variation thrown in. Also popular are ties and graphic tees, brightly patterned or white belts, and black jeans.
For men’s Emo clothing, the style is similar but includes more graphic tees and tight slim fit or skinny jeans worn low on the hips, and v-neck shirts.
Jewellery for this look is wristbands and lots of bracelets, particularly those with stripe patterns, metal studs, or jelly bracelets. Facial piercings on the lips and the eyebrows and the upper ears are popular, often worn in combination. Earrings are often big and bright. Choker necklaces are often worn, as well as layered longer necklaces.