49 Very Edgy Hairstyles to Copy in 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Edgy hairstyles are all about sharp lines, undercuts, and bold colors. If you want to bring out your edgy side, then these hairstyles and colors are just for you!

Edgy Color Blocked Long Hairstyle
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#1: Edgy Color Blocked Long Hair

The balance between length and layers in this long hairstyle creates stunning dimension and movement. By incorporating longer lengths, this style allows for natural texture and bounce, making it perfect for women with wavy or curly hair.

Edgy Modern Mohawk with Shaved Sides Hairstyle
Instagram @titan_barber

#2: Modern Mohawk with Shaved Sides

A Mohawk hairstyle with shaved sides gives an edgy, artistic touch. If you decide on this hairstyle, remember to schedule regular salon visits to maintain its neat look.

#3: Black Hair with Red and Orange Money Pieces

Mixing black hair with red and orange highlights will add a bold touch to any hairstyle. The facial sections of the bright color make a stunning contrast with the dark hair, giving it a unique look. The highlighted black hairstyle suits women who want to make a fashion statement. By adding these bold highlights, your hair will gain depth and produce a dynamic style. Remember to use color-safe products and avoid over-styling with heat to maintain color intensity. Additionally, you may need regular coloring to keep the highlights fresh and bright.

Edgy Piecey Shag Mullet with an Orange Skunk Stripe
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#4: Piecey Shag Mullet with an Orange Skunk Stripe

The piecey shag mullet with an orange skunk stripe is a unique hairstyle. It has textured layers that add movement and volume to your hair. The layers are designed to create volume and enhance your hair’s natural texture, making it more dynamic and exciting. The striking orange stripe in this hairstyle is bold and edgy. This hairstyle is great for those with fine or thin hair because it gives the illusion of thicker strands. To style it, begin with damp hair and apply a volumizing mousse for added body and definition. Use a blow dryer with a diffuser attachment to boost your hair’s natural texture while maintaining its shape. Finish by gently tousling your hair with your fingers for a piecey and effortless effect.

#5: Super Edgy Mid-Length Undercut

Ask for a super edgy mid-length undercut. A trendy two-tone color on a super textured lob will help you achieve a modern style. This cut is perfect if you have thick hair. I do not suggest an undercut for those with thin hair desiring a longer bob. The ends may have a ragged look. However, for short bobs, an undercut could be beneficial.

#6: Creative Asymmetric Cut

Try an asymmetrical haircut if you like to wear your hair edgy while still keeping some length. Try to avoid over-styling this look, as you want to keep it super lived-in and not overdone.

#7: Undercut with Shaved Sides for Long Hair

Try an undercut with shaved sides for long hair if you want something edgy. I suggest this for people with a lot of hair because they usually don’t miss what’s gone. If you shave any part of your head, expect a 3-6 week touch-up to keep it clean.

Edgy Punk Rock Platinum Mullet
Instagram @anhcotran

#8: Punk Rock Platinum Mullet

If a fashion-forward cut is what you’re looking for, try a platinum mullet. This look makes you stand out in a crowd. Styling a mullet is best with lots of texture paste and your fingers. When styling, have fun and mess up those locks.

Edgy Bright Yellow Mohawk for Women
Instagram @titan_barber

#9: Bright Yellow Mohawk

A bright yellow mohawk isn’t for the faint of heart, it’s for ladies who want to embrace their edgy, rocker personality. Dyeing your hair a bright yellow is a bold move and will brighten up your entire appearance. Remember, colors like this require a bit of upkeep, so be sure you have the budget and time to maintain this hair color and style. Make sure you go to a stylist or barber that is experienced in doing a tapered, disconnected mohawk.

Edgy Tie Dye Hairstyle
Instagram @msnataliejean

#10: Tie Dye Hairstyle

Check out this trendy tie-dye hairstyle! To keep your hair looking vibrant, avoid washing your fashion-colored hair in hot water. It will prevent your color from prematurely fading.

Jaw-Length Edgy Choppy Bob
Instagram @katiepdxhair

#11: Jaw-Length Edgy Choppy Bob

A jaw-length choppy bob is best paired with a balayage to add dimension.

Edgy Amazing Colored Mid-Length Hair
Instagram @john.n1115

#12: Amazing Colored Mid-Length Hair

If you’re edgy and always on top of the trends, try getting a dual color. This is not for a client who is not willing to be in the salon regularly. Don’t forget to ask for the at-home products that are needed to keep this color vibrant!

Edgy Medium-Length Rainbow Hair with Shaved Designs
Instagram @hairgod_zito

#13: Medium-Length Rainbow Hair with Shaved Designs

If you are searching for unusual, try a medium-length rainbow hairstyle with shaved designs. You’ll definitely want to find a hair artist that specializes in these trendy styles because they can be difficult to achieve. Also, keep in mind the bright colors wash out quickly and can be high maintenance. So do your homework and find the right stylist to help you on this journey.

#14: Get-Noticed Fauxhawk

Let your creativity go wild and turn it into reality like this super awesome fohawk! It’s one of the edgiest haircuts you’ll see here! An eye-catching piece of art that only suits those who are brave and confident to rock this one-of-a-kind hairstyle.

Aquamarine Edgy Cut
Instagram @john.n1115

#15: Aquamarine Edgy Cut

Edgy cuts have endless possibilities. Your stylist must be extremely precise to achieve such an asymmetrical and geometrical cut. Aquamarine coloring completes the look.

Super Short Bobs
Instagram @gbhdesign

#16: Super Short Bob

You’ll love the sleek style of a super short bob. The elevated back will give your bob a modern shape and add a long side bang for an extra punch. You’ll want to ask for seamless layers that blow out smoothly and shine. A short bob will suit most face shapes, and you can always add more volume for width if you have long features. Your blowout will be simple with a smoothing serum and a large round brush.

Super Dark Hair with Fishtail Braids
Instagram @glamwithdenise

#17: Super Dark Hair with Fishtail Braids

Anyone can surely recreate this chic festive style! Cute loosely braided pigtails like this go beautifully with even the simplest black hair and still provides edge and interest to the whole look.

High Bun with a Twist
Instagram @freshlengths

#18: High Bun with a Twist

Braids on a top knot is an exciting style to create for every occasion. It shows off your stunning facial features and brightens your face, giving you a feminine and fresh look.

Head-Turning Updo
Instagram @iulianurlan

#19: Head-Turning Updo

It might seem hard to execute this gorgeous top bun, but in reality anyone can do it! A do that is great on long hair and perfect if you’re wanting to have beautiful volume.

Super Short Undercut Bob
Instagram @noralanaca

#20: Super Short Undercut Bob

A smart way to handle high upkeep colors is to paint them on shorter hair! This particular cut requires less time of styling yet leaves you looking trendy and on-point all the time.

#21: Pompadour with Shaved Sides

The easiest and coolest way to get hair out of your face – this super stylish short cut is for the brave and modern women who want to look classy yet fun and edgy.

Very Deep Side Part
Instagram @igobygina

#22: Very Deep Side Part

Ideal for round or oval faces, this parting style easily gives the illusion of length and symmetry. You can also show off your layered cut and the dimensions of your new fashion color by doing this look.

Unicorn Braids
Instagram @katkolors

#23: Unicorn Braids

Ponytail braids are mainstream but when you paint them with these rainbow pastels, you’ll definitely have an edgy hairstyle that’s gonna be envied by all!

Edgy Long Hair with a Braided Ponytail
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#24: Edgy Long Hair with a Braided Ponytail

Another easy to create look, this style can be obtained just by doing a loose fishtail and keeping your long flirty side fringe loose. It works beautifully with long balayaged hair that can give contrast to the pieces.

#25: Long Messy Beachy Hair

I really love this look just for the pure fact that it was so bold yet looked so natural. I decided to do part balayage and part foliage. I toned it with the Shades EQ line. Now, cut-wise, we didn’t do much because she likes her hair long so I just trimmed up her ends and did layers, nothing fancy.

Big Bold Afro
Instagram @aggie_hair

#26: Big Bold Afro

This is a huge purple afro hairstyle with messy kinky curls. I wanted it to look like a 5-day old twist out. The best thing about this look is how big, bold, and vibrant it is. I cut and styled it to frame my face and also to bring out my facial features.

Jet Black Retro Curls
Instagram @hairkitty13

#27: Jet Black Retro Curls

This particular style is one of my favorites. It’s a very boho, retro like hair. You can wear it as a casual hairstyle or can team it up with a hair-tie or bandana to give it that extra edgy retro look. It works well with someone who has long hair with medium to a thick density that isn’t too layered. Her hair has a dark tint almost chocolate brown like which goes well with her skin tone. However, lighter hues or highlighted hair work well with this kind of style.

#28: Retro Beehive

I love how dressed up women used to get for everyday life. My goal for this look was to use hair color and wardrobe to modernize a retro shape creating an updated version of that 1950’s everyday glamour. The greatest part of this look is how the vibrant hair color really highlights the bold shape.

#29: Incredibly Shaggy Mid-Length Cut for Older Women

There are so many variations of the shag these days. I cater to a lot of artistic types and hand full of musicians these days. This shag, in particular, that’s on Ame is a disconnected one. Due to the fact that she has finer hair through the sides and back, I can’t take too much length or layers. She’s ever so slightly top heavy.

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#30: Long Asymmetric Cut

I had so much fun doing this cut and color. I love the asymmetrical haircut because it makes it stand out and is different from what’s “normal.” The cut looks super cute both straight and curled!

Long Shag with Micro Bangs
Instagram @margeauxagogo

#31: Long Shag with Micro Bangs

This haircut is a messy lived-in shag. The greatest thing about this cut is that it gives the model a fashionable look without excessive styling.

#32: Modern French Bob

This short haircut is a Mod Bob with a straight across fringe. What I love most about this is that you can make it sleek, mysterious, fun, and playful (like in the photo). This particular client cut off about 8 inches of outgrown color, and with a proper cut, it looks like she just received fresh balayage color.

#33: Messy Pixie with Long Side Bangs

Try an edgy pastel pixie with an undercut. It’s soft and attractive short hair style and perfect for the girl-on-the-go!

#34: Edgy Indie Razor Haircut

This is an edgy, indie, razor haircut with blowout style using a flat iron. The color is a minimal blend ombré with an aquamarine combo. I love that it looks effortless!

#35: Not So Mellow Yellow

This look is fun, edgy, and unique. It’s definitely a “not so mellow yellow” hair color. Not a lot of people can wear yellow hair. Women wanting this color should know that their hair needs to first be lifted to a pale yellow and treated with many different types of reconstructing and conditioning services prior to applying the creative color.

#36: Teal and Black Asymmetrical Cut

I would describe this look as powerful, strong, and fierce, yet still feminine. She came in with one side cut short and the other side longer hitting her shoulder, which I immediately loved. I cleaned up the existing cut and created an angle with graduation for fullness on the longer side. She had the best face shape for it.

Edgy Asymmetrical Pixie Hairstyle
Instagram @dudkazhenya

#37: Edgy Asymmetrical Pixie

I would describe this look as an edgy hairstyle twist on a pixie cut. It’s very versatile as well! In this photo, we have it smoothed out with some texture on top, but you can also add a fun loose wave or even blow it out and comb it back for a fun pompadour! You can change the part or wear it flat and smooth. The looks are endless!

#38: Edgy Asymmetrical Bob

I would describe this look as an edgy asymmetrical bob with a shaved side. The first thing I would tell a guest interested in this haircut is that the haircut is a commitment. Contrary to popular belief, edgy short hairstyles are actually more maintenance than long hair! A client should come in to get edged up every two weeks to keep it looking clean, especially with a shaved side, and come in for regular haircuts every 4 to 6 weeks.

Vibrant and Fierce Pink Pastel Blunt Cut
Instagram @elgon_bih

#39: Vibrant & Fierce Pink Pastel Pixie

I would describe this look as a very edgy, “be your own style” look. My favorite part about it is how you can’t miss this person when you pass them. It is vibrant and fierce. If you are someone who has flexibility in your hairstyle and you like messy finishes as much as clean, this look could be a good option for you. This cut would be great for straight, wavy, curly, or fine to medium hair types. This style would be great for diamond, heart, oval, round, or square face shapes.

Edgy Undercut Design
Instagram @jane.society

#40: Edgy Undercut Design

This look is bold, edgy, and definitely a head-turner! I love how it gives someone the ability to change up their look by simply throwing their hair up in a bun. You can’t see the design as soon as the hair is taken down!

Fruit Stripe Gum hairstyle
Instagram @lx3zombies

#41: Fruit Stripe Gum

My favorite thing about this color in particular is that it is on a male client of mine. For years the beauty industry has shamed men and women for going out of the box when it comes to hair color. This color has boosted the confidence of this client. To have someone leave who is utterly happy and has the courage to rock a color so bright, warm, and vibrant such as this makes me feel altruistic and accomplished.

Edgy Purple and Green Undercut
Instagram @arienneba

#42: Edgy Purple and Green Undercut

If I had to put a name to this style I would call it “Edgy Elegance”. Even though the colors are a little unorthodox, I believe that if the hair is done well and it’s styled well, there is no reason why having a color in your hair that is not a “natural” hair color should be deemed unprofessional. With the right attire and the right makeup, you can easily take this look from everyday wear to a night out. It’s all about what you pair with it that can give the look its edge or it’s elegance.

Super Short Blonde and Jet Black Pixie
Instagram @artistry_by_gabriel

#43: Super Short Blonde and Jet Black Pixie

I would describe this look as a two-toned, edgy textured pixie cut. My advice for someone considering this look is to be fun and willing to go outside the box. This is a very low-maintenance haircut because you only have to blow it dry, add some texture paste to break it up, then piece it apart. If you like looking different, love texture and want your hair out of your face, then edgy hairstyles like this textured pixie is for you!

Dark Green Edgy Shoulder Length Hair
Instagram @jacoblinden

#44: Dark Green Edgy Shoulder-Length Hair

This is a truly unique, funky look! The radiant vibes leave one contemplating whether to look at the color or the haircut first. The color is mesmerizing in the way that it melts to this multi-dimensional mossy green, which is my favorite part of the whole style.

Anime-Inspired hairstyle
Instagram @karelsilvester

#45: Anime-Inspired

I was inspired by Anime for this look and I think it’s a daring hairstyle. What I love most about this look is that it really provokes people’s mind. Some love it, some hate it, and some grow to love it.

Edgy Platinum Blonde Streaks & Red Tips
Instagram @lizfridaymuah

#46: Edgy Platinum Blonde Streaks & Red Tips

This look is edgy and fashion-forward. It’s all about versatility and texture. My favorite thing about this look is the contrast. It’s smooth and sleek around the face, with lots of layers and textures making up the back. This look is for the edgy client looking for the perfect alternative hairstyle.

two-toned medium-length hair
Instagram @msnataliejean

#47: Two-Toned Medium-Length Hair

Opt for a two-toned medium-length hair style that is sure to turn heads. This high contrast of rich brunette and platinum blonde are a great combo for a high fashion hair color look. Maintenance is pretty high on this, about 4 to 6 weeks, to maintain the super blonde look. At-home care is a purple shampoo to make sure that blonde stays nice and bright before your next salon visit.

#48: The Edgiest Short Crop

A short crop is once of the edgiest styles you can try. You’ll need frequent haircuts but it will all be worth it when you barely have to do anything to your hair every morning. Massage a dime-sized dollop of Redken Aerate allover for volume and texture.

Emerald Green Short Edgy Hairstyle
Instagram @phiasalon

#49: Emerald Green Short Edgy Hairstyle

I would describe this as an emerald green pixie. I love how the green is jewel toned and rich green is definitely one of the harder colors to pull off if you don’t get the vibrancy right. The green is great for someone with a funky style or bold personality. Expect to turn heads and be approached left and right when you are rocking any fun color in your hair!