Coloring an Emo Hairstyle: Tips and Tricks of the Trade

Hair color is an essential aspect of achieving a true emo hairstyle. Here are some tips to help you achieve this:


The Basic Emo Hair Color

Here are some components of a basic emo hair color. Don’t let this fool you as emo hairstyles are very personalized. They do share similar characteristics, though, like the following:

Base Shades

The base hair colors are usually natural and darker hues. Black and browns are usually the frontrunners. Blondes usually bleach their hair white to be more unique. Red heads usually darken their shades to starker or richer hues.

Color Accents

A trademark emo hairstyle usually has bold colored accents. Bright hues such as teal, fuschia, green or any color that stands out well against the dark hair base are preferred. These accents make one’s emo hairstyle personalized.

Here are some popular uses of these accents:

  1. Using color accents on the bangs. These emphasize the fact that they are covering their faces, making it dark and broody. Most usually have dark eye makeup to achieve the full effect.
  1. Using color accents on the tips of the hair – tips of bangs, or tips of the whole hair to the sides.
  1. Using color accents in chunks. These are usually done in complimentary colors.
  1. Using color accents in thinner sections, usually around the face.

The key to wearing color accents is the color should show the person’s personality. Emo hairstyle is a personal expression.

TIP: Color accents should not be too vibrant as they may be interpreted as funky/punk hair styles.

Tips to Having Emo Hair Color

Going DIY? Watch this video for tips:

  1. Before dying your hair, you can use a temporary hair color (or even hair chalk) to experiment which color you like best.
  1. Once you color your hair, remember that you need to take care of it more by using a good condtioner and as much as possible, natural and gentle hair care products to keep your strands healthy.