Medium Length Emo Hair

Wanting one of those hot, choppy indie hairstyles without tons of length? Check out these pictures for 3 ways to wear medium length emo hair!

The same fundamentals are true: thick bangs, choppy layers, and lots of angles. For extra credit, add some color! Like hot pink hair or rainbow streaks. Keep reading for shorter ways to get the look!


This choppy haircut is a super cool emo haircut. The layers are top heavy with straight hair cut into jagged and angled bangs and short layers all around. The rest of hair is lighter and juts straight down to graze the shoulders.


Get this super straight hair with a flat iron, heat protectant spray, and hair straightener. We love HSI Pro Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron and Garnier Fructis Style & Shine Flat Iron Perfector.

Get the volume with old-fashioned teasing/backcoming or a volume enhancing product like dry shampoo (perfect for oily or second day hair), Garnier Fructis Style & Shine Flat Iron Perfector, or Redken Volume Boosting Foam.


Here’s another example of scene hair that will also pass at grandma’s or work. Again, this shoulder length bob hairstyle is fuller on top than at the the ends. Here, layers are concentrated above chin length for a gorgeous rounded profile. To get this hairstyle ready for a concert, wear it messy and high volume.


Here’s another way to rock medium length emo hair. Add lots of long side swept bangs (they look good on everyone!) that start at eyebrow length and get even longer. The rest of hair should be light and layered.