Emo is a term used to describe a subculture of punks who focus more on individual emotions than making any sort of political statement. These expressions come in the form of music, fashion, and style. Hairstyles are one method of identifying with this sub culture. Many choose longer hairstyles, though there are no set lengths that define this style. Therefore, we shall discuss how to get emo hair for boys with short hair.
Short emo hair.
One of the first features that identify one as having emo hair is its straightness. These hairstyles all require the hair to be as straight as possible. To this end, most guys who choose this style use straightening irons and heavy hair products to pull any curl out.
Deep black is the normal color choice for those choosing this style. Since this is not normally seen as a natural hair color, most members of this group dye their hair. It is not uncommon to see other colors used to create streaks or highlights as well. Normally, neon bright colors are used.
There is no minimum length that hair must be to qualify as emo hair. The key is having the hair cut in asymmetrical patterns, meaning that the sides are uneven, front and back are different lengths, etc. The front is normally left longer so that one can create long fringe on the front and one side. It is also important to have the hair razor cut to provide layers and texture.
Styling tends to lead to brushing the hair toward the front and one side so that it covers one eye. If the hair is very short, this will likely mean letting the front grow while keeping the sides and back shorter. Gel may also be used to create spikes in the back reminiscent of the punk culture that spawned this offshoot.