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TwoMoonsTwoMoons Posts: 754Registered Users
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.
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  • Eilis19Eilis19 Posts: 44Registered Users
    TwoMoons wrote: »
    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.


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  • ReddishRocksReddishRocks Posts: 779Registered Users
    I LOVE steampunk and its Victorian influence. I'd go that direction myself (if I wasn't an elementary school teacher, that is... ;) ). I know that's slightly off from what you originally asked for, but if you stalk those folks for awhile, I bet you'd come up with something.

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  • HropkeyHropkey Posts: 572Registered Users
    I think curly hair is honestly the best for lolita- and by that I mean any type of lolita. And cute curls with a headband and bows would would be adorable for decora. Don't follow the rules; make your own.
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  • ~GypsyCurls~~GypsyCurls~ Posts: 351Registered Users
    You don't have to have any specific hairstyle to be goth! I find that curls go very well with victorian, lolita, and romantic styles. My style is romantic/dark hippie/gypsyish and I think my long, burgundy hair fits it very well.

    I would actually like to find more curly hairstyles in general, though. I only wear it down, in a simple bun, or a high ponytail. The half up half down look is cute too, and just add nice gothy hair accessories-just look at various stores and see what catches your eye! I have a couple silver barrettes/clips, some elastics with velvet/stone embellishments, and a few hair sticks. Claire's and Icing usually have sales on the hair stuff so that's a good place to go. I know it's not the most quality but you can find good stuff if you look.

    It sucks that you don't see curly hair very often in, say, Gothic Beauty magazine! :(
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  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    You don't have to have any specific hairstyle to be goth! I find that curls go very well with victorian, lolita, and romantic styles. My style is romantic/dark hippie/gypsyish and I think my long, burgundy hair fits it very well.

    I would actually like to find more curly hairstyles in general, though. I only wear it down, in a simple bun, or a high ponytail. The half up half down look is cute too, and just add nice gothy hair accessories-just look at various stores and see what catches your eye! I have a couple silver barrettes/clips, some elastics with velvet/stone embellishments, and a few hair sticks. Claire's and Icing usually have sales on the hair stuff so that's a good place to go. I know it's not the most quality but you can find good stuff if you look.

    It sucks that you don't see curly hair very often in, say, Gothic Beauty magazine! :(

    I agree that the right accessories can totally pull it together.
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  • LouisianaLeighLouisianaLeigh Posts: 211Registered Users
    I LOVE steampunk and its Victorian influence. I'd go that direction myself (if I wasn't an elementary school teacher, that is... ;) ). I know that's slightly off from what you originally asked for, but if you stalk those folks for awhile, I bet you'd come up with something.

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  • hadtochangemynamehadtochangemyname Posts: 628Registered Users
    TwoMoons wrote: »
    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.

    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...
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  • TwoMoonsTwoMoons Posts: 754Registered Users
    TwoMoons wrote: »
    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.

    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...

    I don't want to copy. I just want ideas and I don't shop at hot topic. I see where you're coming from and you do have a point. I'm just going to make up my own styles.

    Thank you ladies for the pics and ideas.
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  • Alice_42 Alice_42 Posts: 791Registered Users
    You may have some trouble finding curly hair in visual kei since it was started by naturally straight haired folk. But a few band members have sported curls before! Shinya from Dir en grey (/home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fyamikira.files.wordpress.com%2F2008%2F03%2Fdir_en_grey_shinya.jpg" class="Popup) is the first to come in mind and Mana has already been mentioned. Punk lolita has some curls too (/home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avantgauche.co.uk%2Fglb10%2F16.jpg" class="Popup, /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avantgauche.co.uk%2Fglb6%2F20.jpg" class="Popup and /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.avantgauche.co.uk%2Fglb13%2F6.jpg" class="Popup)
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  • goldencurls8goldencurls8 Posts: 115Registered Users
    Aw, I feel your pain! I was kind of Goth-y as a teen, really into the Cure and The Smiths, definitely the only option is the Victorian/Romantic type goth! I went for frilly romantic blouse-y things, lots of skirts/dresses. It must be hard in this day and age though as Emo seems to have taken over Goth and it is a much more stereotypical look imho! The tomboy new wave thing in my opinion is sort of bland, embrace your curls! I always liked a braided Maid Marian thing on top - just something a bit different to play with. I know even now I find fashion-wise curls make certain looks hard to pull off. Like I sometimes like floral pretty things but have to watch it as don't want to look ott girly girl - yet at the same time my curls counteract tomboy looks like checked shirts -I dunno maybe I am just nuts?! :jocolor:
  • ~GypsyCurls~~GypsyCurls~ Posts: 351Registered Users
    TwoMoons wrote: »
    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.

    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...

    Ah yes, it was so annoying when people asked me if I "shopped at Hot Topic" years ago when they saw me. I would either be dressed in very simple black, not really goth at all (due to the dress code at my job then) or a very expensive ensemble that I put together by myself using things from different stores, that looked nothing like the things HT sold lol. Fortunately, for those that are still into goth, Hot Topic is definitely emo and goths are kinda forced to go back to the DIY aesthetic. I still occasionally go there but don't usually find anything except for the occasional accessory/belt/tights, but I shop in other mall stores such as Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe. My favorite is still thrift stores, since I don't care at all about brands but I do care about quality. You can always find designer/department store stuff for very cheap.

    I feel like curls can fit well into the "rocker" type goth, though. They can be very "bad girl" :P
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  • MomocurlsMomocurls Posts: 4Registered Users
    So I'm not the only one who's been frustrated with this! I know, since all the cool Japanese styles are from... well, Japan, the majority of the people wearing them have naturally straight hair.

    In my opinion, the best resource for curly edgy styles is KERA magazine. At least partially curly. Google it and you'll come up with alot of covers with curly haired models on them.

    For example I want to point this punky decora out on the cover of KERA magazine. All but her bangs are curled.

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    If you count lolita as visual kei, here's my input; Alot of the lolita styles I see on the streets are people with iron-curled hair, however, in the Baby the Stars Shine Bright and Angelic Pretty ads you can find some models with natural-looking curly hair, like this for example:

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    I think no matter what, the bangs will look best straight, but hey, it's all about being different, right?

    For a gothy look, Short (to the neck) curly cinnamon colored hair w/straight bangs would look good as long as it's supplemented with a tasteful wardrobe.

    And as Eilis19 said, Mana has sported curls before too.

    -Momo
  • j-jill. j-jill. Posts: 147Registered Users
    Hm.. if it were me, I would get a really long STRAIGHT side bang, and then maybe some nice ringlets in the back. I could imagine that..
    But really, when you think of curly hair you think of a firey, outgoing, exciting personality.
    And when you think of straight hair, you think kind of.. lifeless if you will.
    So maybe that's why straight hair is mainstream for the "goth" style.

    Not a big fan of the goth style myself, but I hope I helped.
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  • nanachannanachan Posts: 110Registered Users
    for some time i was really into the emo/ scene look, but again, they were all sickly straight, but when i was getting ready to go to my class, i took my layered 3a shoulder length hair and did two low braids. the result impressed even me! the result was like this: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fi53.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fg44%2Fhmsxoxhick%2Fhair%2Fshortlayers.jpg" class="Popup
    only it was curly, and i have to say, much more original and healthy looking...(no offence to the young lady in the picture...)

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  • Curly-NymphCurly-Nymph Posts: 11Registered Users
    I like the goth sub-culture but I agree, there are nary a few curlies in it as far representation goes.

    I personally just try new, sometimes victorian-esque, ways of doing my hair without straightening it.

    Like most have said already, make it your own! Being gothic is cheifly about being unique, and standing out.

    And no goth is going to stand out more than you if you brandish your curls. Good luck!

    EDIT: Also, what style of goth are you into? That might help pin-point things.
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  • TwoMoonsTwoMoons Posts: 754Registered Users
    My style is lolita/visual kei/cyber goth. I usually can't do just one thing. That's boring. I am also really fascinated by the victorian era.

    You ladies have been a HUGE help and I don't think I can thank you guys enough!
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  • wild_sasparillawild_sasparilla Posts: 4,306Registered Users
    TwoMoons wrote: »
    My style is lolita/visual kei/cyber goth. I usually can't do just one thing. That's boring. I am also really fascinated by the victorian era.

    You ladies have been a HUGE help and I don't think I can thank you guys enough!

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  • teche547teche547 Posts: 3Registered Users
    TwoMoons wrote: »
    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.

    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...



    exactly.

    make your own. that's what being punk's all about
  • riotkittyriotkitty Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    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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  • stormstorm Posts: 204Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    TwoMoons wrote: »
    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.

    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...

    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 .
  • Eilis19Eilis19 Posts: 44Registered Users
    storm wrote: »
    TwoMoons wrote: »
    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.

    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...

    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 .

    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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  • lorrnaelorrnae Posts: 134Registered Users
    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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  • MikelMikel Posts: 26Registered Users
    At The Drive-In was an amazing punk/post-hardcore band, and both the singer and lead guitarist sported Hispanic Afros. :afro:

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  • TK*TK* Posts: 885Registered Users
    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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  • StormVixenStormVixen Posts: 14Registered Users
    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...
  • CurlyMummyCurlyMummy Posts: 29Registered Users
    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.
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  • 3eyedfish3eyedfish Posts: 23Registered Users
    storm wrote: »

    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...

    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 .

    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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