Typical gothic hairstyles model themselves, among others after the new wave and punk sub cultures of the 80s. Goths are well known for the fact that they have stayed true to their style over many years. This style is not limited to hair as the appropriate dress code, and makeup is traditionally worn the same from adolescence to adulthood.
A crucial faux pas is to mistake or liken a goth for an emo. Goth subculture was never exposed to the same hype as emos in today’s age. Also in 2011 goth hairstyles will not become an avant-garde global trend in hairstyles. Goths will probably never be pleased to admit this fact, but shed no tears over their lack of popularity either way.