Of all the different colors you could rock for an emo -- or "emotional" -- hairstyle, bleach-blond is easily one of the best for this look, a mix between punk and princess. The color is so light and dramatic -- especially if you have a different color underneath the blond -- such as a hot pink or black, as per the typical emo-style; it just pops out and gives you that bold, exaggerated style that is emo. Now you just have to figure out how you want to style your pretty hair to look authentically emo.
The signature emo hairstyle is super-long and voluminous, with big hair all around the crown and smooth, straight ends. Work a large dollop of volumizing mousse through your hair while it's still damp, then blow-dry to get it completely dry. Lift your hair up around the roots as you dry it to get maximum lift. Part your hair to one side. If you don't have a dramatic sideswept fringe, create one by sweeping the front hair across your forehead to the other side and pinning it in place. Tease, tease, then tease some more around the crown of your head. Straighten over the ends of your hair and finish with some lightweight hairspray.
If your hair is shorter, a softly-spiked style is the best option for you to get an authentically emo look. Make a deep side part, sweeping your hair across your forehead to the other side. Blow-dry the hair on top to smooth it, and then use a bit of pomade around the back of your hair to create soft spikes. This style works best on a pixie-style cut, where the hair is longer on top and around the sides, with a tapered back.
A side pony is one of the few ways you can put your blond hair into an updo and still keep it emo-style. The key is keeping your pony big and voluminous, not sleek and polished. With your hair parted to the side, tease around the crown and gather your hair into a low side ponytail and secure it with an elastic. Use the end of a fine-toothed comb to pull out the hair above the elastic to loosen it up and create some volume around your head. Flat-iron over the ends of the ponytail hair to smooth it.
Your hair doesn't have to be completely harsh and dramatic to give you an emo style. Soft waves look just as hot in your bleach-blond hair. Part your hair far to one side so that you still get an edgy look, instead of an overly feminine one. Use a large-barrel curling iron to create large, loose curls around the ends of your hair, and break them up a bit with your fingers to get a sexier, less-polished look.
Don't forget to add a fun hair accessory to finish off your emo style. From glittery, sparkly headbands to adorable little hair bow clips, it's all about sticking with a glam, girly style. Even huge, oversized accessories like bows and clips work here, because they're proportionate with your voluminous hair.