No Gothic Curly Hairstyles

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I know the "make your own" mantra is important, but hairstyling, like all other art forms, often needs some kind of inspiration. My friend who is a stylist gets her inspiration from John Waters films. Look around you for your inspiration. Look at your favorite movies and shows, even Anime ones, look at your favorite musicians. Look at images in magazines and comic books. Even look at art. If theres one thing I learned in art school its that everything is derived from something. To me what art is is taking those images around you and tweaking them to make them yours. You can do that with your hair.

One way I'm noticing that that curly styles are "edged up" is by adding bangs/fringe. I've had a fringe on and off for years and they are usually what made my hair stand out. You can do so much with them. I used to to rock an short Bettie Page fringe with the rest of my hair long. Sometimes I trimmed it so that the fringe was shorter on the sides and longer in the middle, almost like an inverted triangle. Hair was dyed black, of course, but I love this look blonde ala Traci Lords in Crybaby. It works in bright colors like pink and blue too.

I grew the fringe long and then then texturized with with scissors to make it seem more spiky. If it gets really long it can be swept to the side and look kinda emo. Right now I'm sporting a very heavy hipsterish finge thats just past my eyebrows.

Color is another way to make your hair look cool. Streaks are fun and don't fry you hair too bad, but full color jobs are neat too. Just remember bleach might cause some frizz issues.

Your overall cut can make a huge difference as well. While it seems like everyone on here is trying to tame their curly hair, i think letting it be wild and free and huge really shows a unique style. A little frizz can actually be your friend here. My hair is only 2b-3a, so I get it cut in layers and then have it texturized so that it has more body to it, and actually I find that it helps the layers looked more blended and not stacked. I call it my "controlled mess".
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I can't find any goth/emo/visual kei/punk curly hairstyles. They're ALL friggin straight! If you do find any goth/emo/visual kei/punk hairstyles please post pics!

I'm beginning to think I'll have to make up my own hairstyles. The closest thing I've come up with is victorian and renaissance hair dos.
Originally Posted by TwoMoons
Wow, I feel so old school. When I was 'goth' the whole point was to NOT look like other people. Copying a hairstyle was very uncool. The idea was to be unique.

My how times change once there is a Hot Topic in every mall...
Originally Posted by hadtochangemyname
ITA.That was the 80s or 90s when being Goth was new and it wasnt really accepted..It became more trendy after the millenium and black was in .
I can't find any goth/emo/visual kei/punk curly hairstyles. They're ALL friggin straight! If you do find any goth/emo/visual kei/punk hairstyles please post pics!

I'm beginning to think I'll have to make up my own hairstyles. The closest thing I've come up with is victorian and renaissance hair dos.
Originally Posted by TwoMoons
Wow, I feel so old school. When I was 'goth' the whole point was to NOT look like other people. Copying a hairstyle was very uncool. The idea was to be unique.

My how times change once there is a Hot Topic in every mall...
Originally Posted by hadtochangemyname
ITA.That was the 80s or 90s when being Goth was new and it wasnt really accepted..It became more trendy after the millenium and black was in .
Originally Posted by storm
Yeah, I remember shopping at HotTopic when it was just a web site and carried actual things and not directed at the pop-sub-culture

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There are a ton of pics for the gothic style.

Kat from LA INK is a perfect example.

http://www.laink.us/wallpaper5_1024a.jpg

http://images.starpulse.com/Photos/P...-ink-tv-12.jpg

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http://www.the-gothic-shop.co.uk/ima...um/curlybb.jpg

http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squ..._a_box_wig.jpg
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I've seen girls pin up their curly hair for lolita, and it looks really cute. You can also make pigtails.
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At The Drive-In was an amazing punk/post-hardcore band, and both the singer and lead guitarist sported Hispanic Afros.

Heh, I used to sport a TWA in my hardcore goth/lolita days. Hair doesn't mean anything--it's the accessories that pull of the look.

I'm not into the goth culture as much anymore...but I can still pull off the look just by sporting the right shirt and jewelry! I love Hot Topic...before it was popular. Now it's just a place for metal heads and gamers. I miss the days they catered to the otakus! *tear*

If you're into the costume-y lolita-style, wear a lot of ribbons or bonnets or something. Lolita is easier to pull off with curly hair anyways!
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At The Drive-In was an amazing punk/post-hardcore band, and both the singer and lead guitarist sported Hispanic Afros.

Originally Posted by Mikel
ATDI!!! One Arm Scissor=Greatest song in the world!!!

Anyhoo, here are some images of curly "scene" hair. Not sure how curly your hair is but I hope these help.


http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/f.../CurlsAndPROM/

http://s175.photobucket.com/albums/w...bunnies/CURLY/

http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/e...CurlsandWaves/

http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ks/HAIR/CURLY/
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at my local Goth club i get endless complements for my hair... which is styled the same every day... or should i say not styled... i jus leave it to dry naturally and let it do its own thing!

i couldnt comment on Emo or Punk oppinions because the club is little known and purely Goth...

i think the main thing is to do what you feel comfortable with... when i was younger i had short stratened blue-black hair... just to try to "fit in" with the Goth scene and so people who wernt Goths would identify me as a goth...
I've never heard of Lolita Fashion before until I stumbled upon this thread so I googled it. Oh my gosh it's SO gorgeous! I love it it's such a pretty look.

Wow, I feel so old school. When I was 'goth' the whole point was to NOT look like other people. Copying a hairstyle was very uncool. The idea was to be unique.

My how times change once there is a Hot Topic in every mall...
Originally Posted by hadtochangemyname
ITA.That was the 80s or 90s when being Goth was new and it wasnt really accepted..It became more trendy after the millenium and black was in .
Originally Posted by storm
LOL, yup how times have changed! Back in the day it was all about NOT acting/thinking like everyone else, and we wouldn't have been caught dead shopping at stores like hot topic. :P

When a sub-culture becomes 'trendy' it's because people see something admirable about it and want to emulate, with a hope that by presenting an outward expression of what they want to be they will cause an inner transformation. It's been like that will all counter cultures - goth, punk, grunge, hippie, etc.

So IMO, to find your right hair style you've got to ask yourself: are you a part of the culture, or are you experimenting with your identity?

If you are experimenting then by all means, search the pictures, find things you like, and have fun with it! The true you will work it's way out and there is absolutely no reason to rush it.

If you are a part of the sub-culture, then start from the inside. Invest your time in living the culture and the look will come as a natural, unique expression of your individuality.

This is coming from a post-grunge anticonformist chick who went shopping at Wal-mart over the weekend...so take with a grain of salt, haha.
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hey, I went through this phase but didn't consider myself as a goth but I use to take my hair and in the front I would pull up,twist it and have it in all sorts of directions. I would use hair pins to hold them in place and I always got compliments.
At The Drive-In was an amazing punk/post-hardcore band, and both the singer and lead guitarist sported Hispanic Afros.

Originally Posted by Mikel
ATDI!!! One Arm Scissor=Greatest song in the world!!!

Anyhoo, here are some images of curly "scene" hair. Not sure how curly your hair is but I hope these help.


http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/f.../CurlsAndPROM/

http://s175.photobucket.com/albums/w...bunnies/CURLY/

http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/e...CurlsandWaves/

http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ks/HAIR/CURLY/
Originally Posted by Stephanie198907
I wish I was older, so I could have enjoyed ATDI in their heyday! But I love The Mars Volta now, they are amazing.

Thanks for those pictures; my hair kind of looks like an afro from far away, but up close, it's just a mix of 3a and 3b, with some annoying 2c stuck in there, and it's REALLY thick, so it poofs up, and surrounds my head.

I seem to have quite a large & voluminous blend of 2C, 3A and 3B hair.
At The Drive-In was an amazing punk/post-hardcore band, and both the singer and lead guitarist sported Hispanic Afros.

Originally Posted by Mikel
ATDI!!! One Arm Scissor=Greatest song in the world!!!

Anyhoo, here are some images of curly "scene" hair. Not sure how curly your hair is but I hope these help.


http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/f.../CurlsAndPROM/

http://s175.photobucket.com/albums/w...bunnies/CURLY/

http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/e...CurlsandWaves/

http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ks/HAIR/CURLY/
Originally Posted by Stephanie198907
I wish I was older, so I could have enjoyed ATDI in their heyday! But I love The Mars Volta now, they are amazing.

Thanks for those pictures; my hair kind of looks like an afro from far away, but up close, it's just a mix of 3a and 3b, with some annoying 2c stuck in there, and it's REALLY thick, so it poofs up, and surrounds my head.
Originally Posted by Mikel
I actually didn't discover ATDI until a few years after they broke up. One Arm Scissor is actually the only song I like from them, everything else I like is from the Mars Volta and Cryptomnesia. If your hair naturally puffs up around your head and frames your face than I would say its a legit fro! If thats your hair in the avatar than its awesome. I can't wait for mine to get that long. You have the same texture as Cedric and Omar but I think Omar is the only out of the two with type 2 hair thrown in the mix. Cedric is mostly 3a/3b.
Random question...Pridgen or Theodore?
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i totally feel your pain! i've always tended toward things that are a bit different, if you will, but i don't necessarily try to match any particular "scene." that said, most folks can find pics of hair styles they like and can share with a stylist, but i've really never found anything that would work to give my 3b locks the kind of cute, sexy, edgy look i really want. it's not about trying to copy someone else or fit a dress code; it's about finding something you're into that your hair is willing to do and being able to convey that idea to someone who actually knows how to style hair.

best of luck to you! please post pics of what you've done.
these links are great! i actually found a few pics in there that relate to my hair! (that basically never happens.) how did you come across those links?

btw, i too love at the drive in. man, i miss them....

At The Drive-In was an amazing punk/post-hardcore band, and both the singer and lead guitarist sported Hispanic Afros.

Originally Posted by Mikel
ATDI!!! One Arm Scissor=Greatest song in the world!!!

Anyhoo, here are some images of curly "scene" hair. Not sure how curly your hair is but I hope these help.


http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/f.../CurlsAndPROM/

http://s175.photobucket.com/albums/w...bunnies/CURLY/

http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/e...CurlsandWaves/

http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ks/HAIR/CURLY/
Originally Posted by Stephanie198907
Through a myspace group. I can send you more links if you want to see more pictures or just pm me if you want the link to the group.



these links are great! i actually found a few pics in there that relate to my hair! (that basically never happens.) how did you come across those links?

btw, i too love at the drive in. man, i miss them....

At The Drive-In was an amazing punk/post-hardcore band, and both the singer and lead guitarist sported Hispanic Afros.

Originally Posted by Mikel
ATDI!!! One Arm Scissor=Greatest song in the world!!!

Anyhoo, here are some images of curly "scene" hair. Not sure how curly your hair is but I hope these help.


http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/f.../CurlsAndPROM/

http://s175.photobucket.com/albums/w...bunnies/CURLY/

http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/e...CurlsandWaves/

http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ks/HAIR/CURLY/
Originally Posted by Stephanie198907
Originally Posted by dorkotron
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Current length: back at APL
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I'd say I'm more impressed by Pridgen (I got one of his sticks at a show!) but I'm more emotionally enthralled by Jon Theodore. And Cedric's the one with the looser curls, Omar's fro is totally tight 3b-3C

I seem to have quite a large & voluminous blend of 2C, 3A and 3B hair.
Alot of layering and side swept bangs surprisingly gave me an alt hairsytle, which I always thought would look girly. A few things I do to help is tease the crown a bit, add chunks of either blonde or color, and make it look a little messy, and you've got alt hair. A lot of guys seem to like it too, makes me stand out.

Last edited by kahn_artist; 06-18-2009 at 01:06 PM.
I think curls are a GREAT goth look! Personally I think that there is nothing more goth/emo than a nice bright red set of curls. eg:
http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thum...ith-a-rose.jpg
http://www.mooncostumes.com/image/3062
http://www.ahairstyle.com/curly-red-hairstyle.jpg
http://www.littleblackcherry.co.uk/S...-2009-10-w.asp

Or black also works well especially with a few color highlights. eg:
http://www.the-gothic-shop.co.uk/ima...um/curlybb.jpg
http://theblackcatcloset.com/ebay/babbl1.jpg
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