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Emo Bangs: 15 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 15 of our favorite variations and prepare to fall in love with some unexpected styles.

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. Two-Toned Emo Bangs

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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 make a major style statement.

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2. Classic Angled Bangs

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Classic angled bangs take on an emo vibe when worn on dark hair.

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

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Make double the statement with a set of inky black micro bangs.

Consider doubling up on your hair trends by combining inky black strands with micro bangs. This looks gives off all of the emo vibes.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Mermaid Blue-Green

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Get in on one of this season’s biggest trends.

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

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Try something softer that’s also face-framing.

Consider these wispy red bangs a universally flattering emo bangs option. This type of fringe is especially trendy right now. We love it because it lets you play around with having bangs, but you can easily push them to the side or grow them out if you’re not feeling the fringe.

8. 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.

9. Black & Red

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A black and red mixed style paired with a thin set of side-swept bangs.

Amp up the drama with a short set of side-swept bangs with two-toned darker colors. Adding highlights of red throughout brunette hair is one of the best ways to brighten up brown hair colors during the fall time.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Half & Half

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Get the best of both worlds.

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

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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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

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

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