No Gothic Curly Hairstyles

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ahh you ladies are killing me!! now i want to dye my hair

have you ever looked at tribal belly dance pics? they do some awesome stuff with their hair.

http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload...2-b9ec714ad6ce

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2211/...b3bf1ab2_o.jpg

http://c2.api.ning.com/files/fX6A4k2...helbrice2a.jpg


i would also take my hair and encourage it to be huge and messy - esp when it was dyed black.

and one of my favorite ladies:
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to me - its more about having messy hair - instead of getting every curl perfect
I've always just played with color more than a cut when going out there with my hair.. Big chunks of purple starting with the big chunks of the under layer of hair behind my ears cascading down. Or picking two bigger matching curls just behind the temples and bleaching them out almost platnium/white blonde or if you are lighter colored to begin with sub blonde for black.

Or making my entire head Manic Panic vampire red with a big chunk of bangs in the platnium white blond.. For this though you have to really know your curls otherwise the blonde can get lost if your curls don't always come back together. Then take the idea above and just sub the platnium white blonde for black..

You just have to be a bit more creative when try things with curls you want to keep.. And once you think you got the colors right = just rock it..
Well to be honest I'm not so knowledgeable about this subject, but I do think big hair is definitely edgy, and if you don't feel like getting layers than clip and bobby pin your hair in an elaborate fashion that will make it look uneven but in a flattering way. 'Tis what my broke self does to make my hair look like it has more layers than it does, and makes it look a bit edgier...but this is probably common sense ha

Also, not to be nosy or anything... but how do you achieve Victorian and Renaissance-esque hair? That just sounds so cool, but I am immensely clueless.
In a hairstyle magazine a few years ago, there was a photo of a woman with just-below-shoulder-length big 3A curls (probably done with an iron, but whatever), which is what first caught my eye in the photo. Her hair was a rich chocolate brown color, and 7 or 8 individual curls beneath the canopy had been bleached and dyed electric purple, so that little flashes and streaks of color peaked out in between the rest of the hair. I thought it looked incredibly cool! I'm too mainstream to pull that off, but I can imagine something like that would look good in any color combination.
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Dgaf if this is an old thread. Bumping it anyway.

Mary's Insatiable Fable: Gothic Curls

ETA: 'put sum heat protectant spray on it and straiten it every day in 3 months it should kinda always stay like that ' I don't think this girl realizes that when curly hair that has been flat ironed a lot starts staying straight on its own after awhile, it is suffering from permanent heat damage. I hope the girl whose question she was answering didn't take the advice, cuz that's gonna kill her hair. (My bangs don't curl like they used to because of heat damage.) Sorry for going off topic, but it's always struck me as odd that scene kids are styling enthusiasts but don't know how to properly care for hair.....
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Last edited by RobotQT1; 05-04-2013 at 05:35 PM. Reason: ETA
I have a hard time with curly hairstyles too. I dress kind of alternative/indie (skinny jeans, hoodies, spaghetti straps, lots of gray/black/white) and find a hard time figuring out how to make curls go with my style. they honestly just don't. if I could find a curly style I was comfortable with I would stop frying my hair with an iron. I'm just not comfortable with the "cuteness" of curls.

oo, this thread inspired me to Google image search some compatable styles, found this: I dig it. my curls are much tighter but I could probably at least use my flat iron on a lower setting to get the looser curls.

Last edited by penguinfluff; 07-25-2013 at 12:53 AM.
Ya most have their bangs straight at least


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I don't always style my hair gothic, but when I do, I love adding random braids that mix in with my hair(kinda on the underside ya know?) it's more of a bohemian style but it adds interest. I also like to(this may sound scary or insane) frizz out my hair a bit, not too much but enough to noticeably intentional. To me it's all about texture and with the right clothing it will be grungy and gothic.
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Back in my day, when you could only find black lipstick the month before Halloween and we walked our pointy boots to school uphill both ways... Wait, no, wrong anecdote.

Seriously, though, when I was in high school (early-to-mid 90's), chin-length, slightly mussed black and/or red curls was one of the standard goth styles, and there are a ton of curly/wavy goth style possibilities:
  • Long curls and waves, either loose or in a half-up, are a romantic/medieval goth staple.
  • Heavily-gelled short-ish curls pulled back on one side is common for cabaret goth looks
  • I've seen Victorian goths in updos with curls hanging loose (either strands around the face, or falling loose from a pony-bun-type style).
  • Dreads, both real and falls, are pretty much the cyber-goth style.
  • Curly pigtails work for perky-goth and goth-loli looks.
  • For something closer to a classic Robert Smith or Souixsie Souix look, finger-combing or even brushing (yes, yes, I know!) curls can get you some of that poof without having to back-comb like a straightie would, and using pomade or styling wax to texture ends adds to the look.
  • Do the same with colored pomade for more of a deathrocker/gutter goth kind of look.
Honestly, I'd say hair is one of the most versatile aspects of goth fashion.
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Curly pigtails or loose curls/waves are what I usually go with. Occasionally a high-ish ponytail with little tendrils around my face. Color streaks are more fun for me with my hair curly than when it was straight. Black hair with a purple curl peeking out here and there is just one of my favorite things ever.

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Back in my day, when you could only find black lipstick the month before Halloween and we walked our pointy boots to school uphill both ways... Wait, no, wrong anecdote.

Seriously, though, when I was in high school (early-to-mid 90's), chin-length, slightly mussed black and/or red curls was one of the standard goth styles, and there are a ton of curly/wavy goth style possibilities:
  • Long curls and waves, either loose or in a half-up, are a romantic/medieval goth staple.
  • Heavily-gelled short-ish curls pulled back on one side is common for cabaret goth looks
  • I've seen Victorian goths in updos with curls hanging loose (either strands around the face, or falling loose from a pony-bun-type style).
  • Dreads, both real and falls, are pretty much the cyber-goth style.
  • Curly pigtails work for perky-goth and goth-loli looks.
  • For something closer to a classic Robert Smith or Souixsie Souix look, finger-combing or even brushing (yes, yes, I know!) curls can get you some of that poof without having to back-comb like a straightie would, and using pomade or styling wax to texture ends adds to the look.
  • Do the same with colored pomade for more of a deathrocker/gutter goth kind of look.
Honestly, I'd say hair is one of the most versatile aspects of goth fashion.
Originally Posted by rhosyn_du
Absolute truth!

The true 80's Gothic (which was a rather poetic and romantic movement. not they're goth/going to kill someone as revamped by the nightly news in the 2000's) was full of curls and waves. Same with punk (which was all about social justice/injustice in many cases) and same in the 90's. One wouldn't have been able to easily find those styles in the early to mid 2000's because it's all been cookie cutter straight, for far too long! I have seen some pic's of goth curly (and regular curly) styles lately, so it's making a comeback.

I refuse to acknowledge the word Emo. Nothing new there.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 09-12-2013 at 09:17 PM.
I think if you want to look "gothic" you should really pave your own way with hair style instead of just trying to copy what amy lee looks like. for inspiration look at your own hair and see what works best to make it look flattering and attention grabbing (or subtly, if you're trying to blend in). In high school whenever my hair wasn't doing something I wanted it to do I just thought of how Helena Bonham Carter looks and suddenly I didn't feel like a stuck out like such a sore thumb. while I do think labels and general are very juvenile I guess to be gothic isn't what you wear it's how you present yourself, it's you personality or your outlook on whats going on in life.
I would do, if your hair is long enough, either the messy teased pig tails (streaks of color always help) or maybe the fake Mohawk pony tail (YouTube it). Also a side part would help, with the fringe bangs. I used to try styles for that when I was in high school, but half the time the make up and clothes speak for themselves.
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 oreosmakemehappy


exactly.

make your own. that's what being punk's all about
Originally Posted by teche547
Exactly. Be you and express yourself through your look.

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