The modern goth movement exhibits influence from gothic literature, horror films, rock culture, and pinup fashion. It combines rough edges with romance and macabre for a look that is both pretty and hip. Add gothic influence to your fall style with dark saturated hair colors, sleek texture, and loose waves. Read on for tips on giving your hair vampish appeal. –– Laura Martin
Step: Short, blunt cuts, worn sleek and smooth pair well with leather ensembles and look great in dark colors. Add a square fringe and pair it with defined brows for a subtle touch of vamp. Use defrizz serum and shine spray to get maximum gloss.
Step: For a longer take on the look, play up victorian influence with loose waves. let them hang around your shoulders or pile them high and add dark crystal jewelry. Use styling whip to add bounce and style memory.
Step: Rich, cool colors are essential to gothic chic. Ask your colorist for deep violet, crimson, burgundy, or classic blue black. Add shine and prevent fading with color save shampoo and conditioner.
Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA.