7 looks that prove emo bangs are still wearable and totally scene-worthy

These emo bangs are the definition of #hairgoals!

Have you been keeping up with all of the bangs trends from Instagram lately? If yes, you’ll have seen wispy, swoop and even long fringes are on the rise but the fringe trend that’s stealing our hearts? It’s emo bangs.

Intrigued? Just scroll through our gallery to see this somewhat unexpected trend in action; it’s full of updated, 2018-approved looks that the emo-babes of Insta are slaying, right now.

Instagram close up shot of woman with short pixie and side swept emo bangs hairstyle, wearing grey tank top and posing
Have you got a pixie cut? Here is how you can get on this trend. Credit: Instagram.com/evaleenage

 1. Side-swept emo bangs + pixie haircut

Take your signature long, emo side fringe to modern heights by working it with a neat pixie cut and a dreamy denim shade. We’re 100 percent here for this look, are you? Credit: @evaleenage

Editor’s tip: Create movement with barely-there waves, and use the VO5 Wave Creation Hairspray and a curling wand for lovely loose, root-to-tip waves.

Instagram close up shot of woman with neon green hair, side-swept emo fringe, wearing all black
These OG emo bangs have been given a modern update. Credit: Instagram.com/pierced.and.dyed

2. Wavy bangs

Not all emo hairstyles have to be straight and choppy. Just take a leaf out of this mega-babe’s look, who is living proof that wavy bangs work a treat for the style conscious emo. FYI: neon hue, optional. Credit: @pierced.and.dyed

Next read: 7 wavy hair with bangs hairstyles from the red carpet to copy.

Instagram close up shot of woman with silver blonde hair and sleek emo bangs, wearing black and posing
Go sleek to really make your bangs stand out. Credit: Instagram.com/katiesnooks

3. Sleek emo hair

Instead of wearing your emo hair with bedhead textures all the time, why not give this sleek and sophisticated style a go?

Not only will this gorgeous style combo help you exude tonnes of high-fashion vibes, but it will also make your mane occasion-ready. So, where will you flaunt this ‘do? Credit: @katiesnooks

Instagram close up of woman with purple bangs and bun updo hairstyle, wearing all black and necklace, posing outside
Purple emo bangs? Yes, please! Credit: Instagram.com/feetaye

4. Purple wispy bangs

If you’re looking for an emo-approved way to wear ultra-violet hair (AKA Pantone’s colour of the year) with bangs, look no further.

This Instagram beauty has paired her fresh hue with wispy bangs for a softer finish. And trust us, you can’t go wrong if you do the same. Credit: @feetaye

Editor’s tip: If you do decide to go purple, maintaining vibrancy will no doubt be at the top of your agenda. And with its Vibrant Colour Lock technology, the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner will help keep your mane in tip-top shape.

close up shot of woman with full, blunt emo bangs, wearing all white and posing on Instagram
Full emo bangs are hot-to-trot! Credit: Instagram.com/deaddsouls

5. Full emo bangs

Our emo bangs list wouldn’t be complete without this long, blunt cut fringe. And we’re pretty sure you’ll want join the blunt bangs brigade after seeing this It-girl-worthy example. Credit: @deaddsouls

Next read: These 13 celebrities prove that blunt bangs can suit anyone (so, what are you waiting for?).

Instagram close up shot of woman with red short shag hairstyle, wearing black hat and dark lipstick, with blank tank top
This baby shag hairstyle is giving us serious rocker-babe vibes. Credit: Instagram.com/miss.sugar.peach

6. Shaggy bangs

If you’re dreaming of giving your emo style a rocker edge, opting for shaggy layers + shaggy bangs is all you need to make you feel like a whole new person. Just don’t forget to accessorise with a hat, okay? Credit: @miss.sugar.peach

Editor’s tip: Make the most out of this shaggy cut by stocking up on the VO5 Dry Texturising Spraywhich will help define your layers, amp up the texture and leave your mane looking party-ready.

Instagram close up shot og woman with short bob with micro choppy bangs, wearing black and posing in a hair salon
Though micro, these bangs do make a big fashion statement. Credit: Instagram.com/reallydesiree

7.  Micro fringe

Are you ready to make a statement with your emo bangs choice? Then this edgy micro fringe could be destined for your mane.

We love this fierce bangs + chin-length bob hairstyle, it’s super on-trend and made to really showcase your wonderful facial features. Credit: @reallydesiree


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