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 15 of our favorite variations and prepare to fall in love with some unexpected styles.
1. Two-Toned Emo Bangs
Why pick one color when you can choose two? This style is the best of both worlds when it comes to making a statement with color. It combines black inky hair with bleached blonde tones that makes a major style statement.
2. Classic Angled Bangs
This is one of our favorite options for someone who wants to embrace a subtle variation on emo bangs. Hold bangs in place with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Texture Hold Level 1. This spray will hold your bangs in place while not weighing them down and still allowing movement.
3. Inky Black Strands
Consider doubling up on your hair trends by combining inky black strands with micro bangs.
4. Side Swept and Classic
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.
5. Blunt Bleach Blonde Bangs
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.
6. Mermaid Blue-Green
Another hybrid of two of our favorite trends, these mermaid blue-green bangs are a more playful way to embrace an emo style.
7. Wispy Red Bangs
Consider these wispy red bangs a universally flattering emo bangs option.
8. Feathered Bleached 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 Shampoo. This will make your color last through washes and maintain its health.
9. Black & Red
Amp up the drama with a short set of side-swept bangs with two-toned darker colors.
10. Asymmetrical and Short
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.
11. Classy Micro Bangs
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.
12. Half & Half
Thin side bangs are definitely a more subtle option as far as bangs go. Pair it with a half and half style that includes hot pink and inky black hair and you take it to newer and bolder emo levels.
13. Purple Bob + Micro Bangs
Make double the statement with a purple-pink bob paired with a thin set of micro bangs.
14. Air Dried and Teased
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 Bed Head by TIGI Queen Bee Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray.
15. Thick Straight Full Bangs
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.