Emo Bangs: 10 Ways to Rock this Edgy Fringe

This gallery might have you seriously considering an emo style for the first time. 

While hairstyles that incorporate emo bangs may feel a little too 2006 for your taste, this gallery is proof that there are trendy and relevant incarnations of this bold style. To inspire you to try them out, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to wear emo bangs featuring super subtle versions to modern variations to classic emo styles and more! The two defining qualities that separate emo bangs from other bang styles are straight hair and subtle volume. Keep reading to check out 10 of our favorite variations and prepare to fall in love with some unexpected styles.

10 Emo Bangs Styles to Try

Want to try out emo fringe? From two-toned looks to blunt side-swept bangs, check out the variety of styles you can try to sport this look.

1. Side Swept and Classic

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Take emo bangs to a classic level.

We like to call this the grown-up version of emo bangs. A side-swept style paired with long straight strands makes this style accessible while still maintaining a statement. The feathered finish offers a grown-up alternative to a teen-friendly emo style.

2. Blunt Bleach Blonde Bangs

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Highlight some of your best features.

By cutting your bangs a little wider than you usually would, you let your cheekbones do all the talking under a set of strong and blunt bleach blonde bangs. When taking care of bleached hair, use a purple shampoo like Nexxus Blonde Assure Purple Shampoo and Conditioner. We love this set because is has keratin proteins in it to help smooth and strengthen your hair while the violet pigments help prevent brassiness.

3. Feathered Bleached Bangs

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A barely longer micro bob pairs nicely with these bleach blonde feathered bangs.

If you’re really feeling bold and looking for a way to streamline your hair care routine then pair a short bob with a pair of super blunt bleach blonde fringe. Maintain your bleached color with Love Beauty and Planet Blooming Color Murumuru Butter and Rose 2X Concentrated Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner. This will make your color last through washes and maintain its health.

4. Asymmetrical and Short

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This is one of our favorite ‘air dry and go’ styles.

This style is proof that hairstyles that include bangs aren’t all high maintenance. An asymmetrical style like this is a great way to air-dry and go. Not for the faint of heart, this length is definitely a commitment, so make sure you’re ready to make the cut!

5. Classy Micro Bangs

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This style is both sweet and sassy.

If you’ve been rocking rooted blonde hair, you might be looking for some ways to mix this look up a bit! Why not add some dimension to your face with some micro bangs. We love the way this hair color contrasts with darker brows.

6. Purple Bob + Micro Bangs

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A great option for women with thinner hair.

Make double the statement with a purple-pink bob paired with a thin set of micro bangs. This is perfect for anyone who wants fringe, but doesn’t want to commit to a very blunt style.

7. Air Dried and Teased

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It doesn’t get any easier than this.

Let your thick strands air dry and tease the front to achieve this beautiful statement style. Add more texture and enhance your air-dried look with Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray.

8. Thick Straight Full Bangs

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Pair thick bangs with straight hair for an edgy and streamlined look.

Hair that’s both thick and straight can be really difficult to deal with. Lessen the load by opting for a set of thick full bangs that are a great mix of classic and emo. Allow your makeup and clothes to dictate if your style is more emo or classic depending on the day and your mood.

9. Face-Framing Layered Emo Bangs

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Face-framing layers soften emo bangs.

Soften the transition into emo bangs by opting for face-framing layers. Wear your hair up or down, and let your emo bangs take center stage. The blunt eyebrow brushing cut and length keep this look firmly in emo territory.

10. A Pop of Pink

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Add a pop of pink.

Does anything scream emo more than a pop of pink highlights? This blonde-gray base pairs perfectly with pink highlights. This pastel pink hue is subtle yet noticeable nod to the emo trend.

Ready to try this style out for yourself? Share your emo bangs style with us on Instagram @AllThingsHairUS!

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