There are some common themes in the style of emo, and this can be a good place to start planning your own emo look from.
Emo hair is a big part of the style, and for girls this is a chance to get really inventive.
Emo hair is always in good condition, with razor sharp choppy layers, so make sure you get a good professional cut before you start styling at home.
The fringe is normally long, so it frames and drapes over the face, but you can do anything you like with the layers, and create interesting textures having a mixture of long and short layers.
Emo hair is normally very straight and glossy, but if you have a longer style you can jazz this up a bit with curly, crimped or combed back sections, and tie up pieces with funky clips and hair grips.
Straight braids and ponytails are not normally a feature of emo styles, but they can be combined as small parts of an overall style.
Spiky hair is also common in emo hair, but these should be smooth and sleek, rather that the messy spikes of the punk style.
In terms of colour the basic tone of emo style is jet black, but this is normally brightened up with lots of highlights or lowlights in a variety of funky colours including electric blue or green, neon pink and white blond.