Short Orange Voluminous Emo Waves

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Added: 03 May 2012
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This short, orange and voluminous emo hairstyle is appropriate for everyone, especially for those looking for a lot of volume. It comes in different styles and colors to accommodate other people's needs. Mousse and Lacquer can be used for a variety of hairstyles. Here, our model flaunts a short, voluminous style that shows the glossy features of her hair. To achieve these short, orange and voluminous emo waves, you can start by coloring your hair orange. Then, use a volumizing mousse or dry shampoo to add volume to your hair and a curling iron or wand to create waves. To create an emo aesthetic, you can use hair gel or pomade to give your hair a structured, messy look. To create waves in your hair, you can use a curling iron or wand to curl small sections of hair. This emo hairstyle is tapered into the back of the head with layers cut up to the top, which makes it easy to style into soft waves for body and volume. The bangs are blow-waved smooth to frame the top of the face and complete the overall look magnificently. It is suitable for face shapes like round, oval, heart and triangular. This short orange hairstyle is suitable for every occasion.

Regular trims and color toning treatments are needed to keep these orange locks with the gorgeous orange color shiny and healthy. After 4 to 6 weeks, you'll need to trim your hair to maintain this hairstyle, and toning treatments to maintain your orange color if your roots are turning grey.

Hairstyle Type

Hair Color

Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, and Over 60

Forehead Height
Neck Length


30 minutes
Pinch the mid-lengths and ends of your hair with your wax to define the wave.
mousse, wax, hair spray
blow dry, curling iron

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Styling Steps

step 1

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

step 2

A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

step 3

To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

step 4

To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

step 5

A large curling iron is used to create large soft curls and can be used to add body.

step 6

Take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards.

step 7

When blow-drying your bangs forward, clip your hair back leaving only your bangs out. Position your bangs evenly in your brush, taking the hair in a forward direction. Blow-dry from roots to ends, keeping the tension consistent, and evenly distribute heat over the whole section of hair that you are working on. Repeat until the hair is dry. This will stop any frizz that may occur.

step 8

Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips and then lightly piece and pinch the ends of your hair.

step 9

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.

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