Emo hairstyles are very popular among young people today. The styles serve to express a person's individuality and creativity but like any work of art, what exactly can be said from each person's look, is always open to interpretation.
Emo is an abbreviation of the word 'emotional' which in turn is an off shoot of the 1980's punk movement or of 'emotive hardcore' punk music. All hairstyles that display bold individualism might be described as emo hairstyles although some people today try to impose very rigid standards as to what emo styles actually are.
Emo hairstyles are extremely varied and may look very different from one wearer to the other. There are however a few characteristics that typical emo styles have in common. For example, most emo hairstyles have fringes or bangs. Some fringes are grown quite long, covering the eyes or may be swept to one side. Others are shorter and are sometimes cut into precise shapes.