Indie rock is as much a lifestyle as it is a genre of music. Looking the part is important for your Indie Rock style, and hair is just one of the components to getting your indie rock on. How you cut, style, wash and maintain that style contributes to the overall look.
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The Shag haircut is a classic example of an indie rock hairstyle, and is hardly a style at all. By keeping the hair long and floppy, with the fringe pushed out of the eyes, the shag appears planned and unkempt at the same time. This look is best shown on such indie rock luminaries as Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, or Win Butler of The Arcade Fire.
The Edward Scissorhands
The Edward Scissorhands is a very messy, stringy look best exemplified by indie rocker Jack White, or Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. Appearing very dirty, this hairstyle is categorised by very choppy layers and a blow dried bottom with a stringy, just-rolled-out-of-bed look.
The Indie Mullet
The Mullet, while typically considered a hairstyle most popular in the 1980s, has made a comeback in the indie and punk rock worlds. Typically characterised by a short, angular top and long back, with hair falling along the neck line, this hairstyle is distinct and eye-catching. This style is best exemplified by Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill.
The Pompadour is the most timeless and classic of all indie rock hairstyles. Varying the height and thickness of the Pompadour is up to the individual. This style is best known on the likes of Johnny Cash, but has been worn effectively in recent years by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional.
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