Are you stuck in a beauty rut? Have you been trying to find inspiration for edgy haircuts that not only make you look great but make you feel great as well? Well, we’ve got you covered.
Say goodbye to boring straight hair. In today’s day and age, hair is all about experimenting and being fashion-forward. Today, more than ever (okay, maybe not as much as the ‘80’s), your haircut and hairstyle are as much as an accessory to your outfit as your clothes are.
In an era of astonishing, floor-length extensions, stunning undercuts, and asymmetrical beauties it’s hard to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top ten fun and edgy haircuts for women. Keep reading below to find a style that’s totally you.
Why Go Edgy?
Not sure if fun or edgy haircuts are right for you? As the seasons change, you may begin to feel that itch to make a change in your personal style. There’s no easier and more striking way to make a change than to get a haircut.
Edgy haircuts are most commonly characterized by their shaggier and rougher appearance. Instead of sleek, flowing lines, edgy haircuts have rough edges and encourage dimension. Think messy or bedhead style hair; edgy hair gives the air of effortless fun that’s contagious.
What’s great about edgy styles is there’s always a way to make them appropriate for any occasion. Adding accessories, curling, straightening, or styling can easily transform a look. The best part is, hair can always grow back!
How We Reviewed the Top 10 Most Fun and Edgy Haircuts for Women
Our list of the top ten most fun and edgy haircuts for women was extensively researched across a wide range of platforms. Fun and edgy hair inspiration can be easy to find; however, it’s more difficult to find versatile and classic edgy haircuts that can truly stand the test of time.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list based on answering the following criteria:
It’s important to note that when selecting a haircut inspiration that you take into account your own hair texture and personal styling abilities. If you select a haircut recommended for thick hair, when you have thin hair, you will not garner the same results. It’s also imperative to note the difference between cut and styling. Some cuts may be recommended for your face shape or hair texture, however, the amount of daily styling required may not be something applicable to your daily life.
Another thing to note when reviewing haircuts is how versatile is the cut itself. Although a haircut may be considered “edgy” it may not be considered socially appropriate for all social events and gatherings. Additionally, it may be difficult for some styles to appear more formal in nature.
What We Reviewed
Messy and Edgy Lob
Looking to take your grown out bob to the next level? Consider the messy and edgy lob. This is one of the edgy haircuts and hairstyles that is perfectly versatile for any occasion.
A lob, or long bob, sits right around the shoulders and just below the chin. Using a rougher method of cutting the ends, achieves this messy and edgy style. Keep it wavy for a more casual look or style it straight for a sleek and piecey feel.
What’s great about the messy and edgy lob is that it’s a style that with a little bit of added texture goes a long way. Use a touch of salt spray or texturizing spray to add grittiness. You can also use a curling wand for that fashionable mix of bedhead and perfection!
Side-Parted Waves with Bangs and Spiral Ends
Believe it or not, edgy and fun doesn’t have to mean short. Side-parted waves with bangs and spiral ends are one of the best edgy haircuts for long hair. This is a wonderfully classic style that has remained fashion-forward for years.
To achieve this popular hairstyle, part your hair to one side (the deeper the side part, the more volume you can maintain). Then add volume to the top of your head and use a curling wand to make spiral curls at the end of each of your layers. Make sure that the spirals are neat and not messy.
What adds to this haircut is the sweeping bangs although any style of bang can work with this timeless style. Keeping the bangs long and side-swept gives this edgy look a more romantic feel. You can spice up and personalize this look with added hair accessories or flowers!
Short Edgy Stacked Bob
Having edgy haircuts doesn’t require you to have edgy hair colors. You can easily rock a funky hairdo without having to change your natural hair color at all. With the short edgy stacked bob, you can have the best of both worlds!
This haircut has some serious attitude, and we are loving it. Start with a stacked bob. A stacked bob, or graduated bob, is a style of bob haircut that works to give the hair a full-bodied shape. To achieve this more rounded shape, layers are cut and rounded for a defined effect.
In the short edgy stacked bob style, ends are kept more choppy and rough to achieve the piecey appearance. Adding a heavy side bang makes this edgy look that much more fun and sexy! Don’t be afraid of a lot of stacking in the back that’s what makes this look one of the best edgy haircuts on the list.
Hair-Wrapped Braided Pony with Puff and Bangs
Are you looking for edgy haircuts that are not only stylish but that are incredibly easy to do? Look no further; we’ve found one of the most perfect edgy haircuts for the hair challenged, the hair-wrapped braided pony with puff and bangs. This is a perfectly versatile look that can take you from work to after-dinner drinks.
To achieve the hair-wrapped braided pony with puff and bangs, start by gathering all of your hair into a medium ponytail (not too low but definitely not a high ponytail). Next, you’ll want to pull out any bangs you may have so that they are loose and away from the rest of the hair. Secure the hair with a hair elastic or tie and braid the ponytail, securing it off with another hair elastic or tie.
From here, you’ll do the simple trick that takes this look to the next level. Take a strand of hair from your braid and wrap it around your hair elastic. Tuck the end of the loose hair under the elastic to secure it in place. Now you have a chic and edgy style you can take anywhere!
Messy Highlighted Curly Bob with Long Side Bang
Ready for a fun way to spice up your do? The messy highlighted curly bob with long side bang is the look for you. We love to see this look on a dark-haired brunette with rich, light brown, highlights.
To achieve the messy highlighted curly bob with long side bang, start by curling your bob or shoulder-length hair. Keep all of the curls at the top of the head and pin up anything that falls along the sides. For this haircut, a long spiral side bang is used for a softer touch.
Asymmetrical Edgy Cut
Like we mentioned previously, edgy haircuts don’t require edgy colors...but they certainly can. An edgy asymmetrical cut is a great way to showcase some creative coloring! The more layers in your cut, the more fun you can have by adding in more and more colors for added dimension.
To achieve the asymmetrical edgy cut style, we suggest working thin, platinum blonde highlights throughout the hair. From here, the world is your oyster. Add in any color or shade that floats your boat.
Short Edgy Fireball
2010 Rihanna will always be in style. Admit it, when you saw that fiery-red, short do, your mind was blown. That’s why the short edgy fireball had to be on our list.
To achieve this striking haircut, you’ll have to be a little daring when it comes to color. Keep the lower, shorter layers black and the top layers fireball red. Don’t forget the choppy, shortcut and you’ll be turning heads for sure!
Low Twisted Bun with Textured Wavy Bang
A low twisted bun with a textured wavy bang is one of the most fun and edgy haircuts you can get. What’s versatile about this look is that its ideal for short, medium, and long length hair. It’s also the perfect hairstyle for formal and casual occasions.
The low twisted bun with a textured wavy bang is a classic style that will look good in any era. Just twist the hair around itself until you’ve formed a small bun at the nape of the neck. From here you can secure your bun with bobby pins or other hair ornaments for added styling.
For the bangs, we recommend a heavy, sweeping to one side, textured bangs. Keep the bangs the same texture as the rest of the hair for a seamless appearance. This style is not recommended for coarse or tightly curled hair textures.
Edgy Choppy Crop
The key to edgy haircuts is in the choppy ends. The edgy choppy crop is no different. This haircut is a funky, yet casual cut, that is versatile for any social gathering or event.
The edgy choppy crop is a short haircut that falls around the jawline and is ideal for wavy hair. If you have wavy hair, simply let your hair air dry for easy texture. The only thing about this edgy look is that due to the fact that the choppy ends are so imperative to creating the overall feel, this will require frequent trips to the salon. We recommend at least once every two months or more!
Jet Black Retro with Textured Curls
When you think of edgy haircuts, does retro come to mind? Well, it should! Edgy and retro can go hand in hand if done right.
Consider a deep black, or jet black, hair color for a striking look. Pair the jet black color with a deep side-part that is curled upwards, creating the retro quaff. Texture the hair with tight or loose curls enhance the retro feel for added fun and edginess.
If you’ve been afraid to change up your look, there has never been a better time to experiment with your haircut than there is now. Today’s fashion and culture is becoming more and more experimental and more and edgier. Taking risks in style has never been more appreciated than it is today.
So, why not try something new with your hair? Fun and edgy haircuts don’t have to mean bright colored pixie cuts. What makes a haircut edgy is in the rough and less sleek cutting style of the ends and layers. Your hair color can stay the same, and you can even achieve an edgy look in the styling after the cut.
Don’t feel boxed into these top ten styles either. Feel free to put your own twist, color, texture, and style to any of these haircuts to make them your own! After all, you’re the one who has to live with it and style it every day.
Whichever haircut or hairstyle you choose to inspire you always remember that hair can grow back. It’s important to select a haircut that not only fits your personal style but that fits your lifestyle as well. Have fun with it and don’t be afraid to take risks. There is a fun and edgy haircut and hairstyle out there right for you!