The term “edgy hair” means different things to different people. If you’ve grown up in a religious family, it could mean something different if rock stars raised you.
What does edgy mean when considering short haircuts? What’s considered wacky to us could be completely normal to you. Johnny down the street thinks that rainbow colored hair’s the funniest thing he’s ever heard of. Meanwhile, Jane from work has worn her’s like that for years.
One of the scariest things a woman can do to her hair is shaving. It can work and lots of people have reason or cause. They may shave to donate a cancer wig or general fundraiser, or they’re helping a friend who’s lost their hair during chemotherapy feel more normal again.
Don’t feel like shaving all your hair off? Shave the sides; making sassy results. You’ll look like a girl who doesn’t take flack or anything else from anyone. It’s cool, but it can be hard to get a professional job with hair like that, that’s what makes it so darn edgy.
Buzzcut all over is still edgy territory but can represent a compromise, especially above the ear on one side (blonde picture).
A neat idea is having feet in both camps and go faux-edgy. A mohawk has shaved sides to form a crescent shape with the spikes. A fauxhawk is the same but sleeked back instead of shaved. Undercuts and faux undercuts follow the same principal so if you go for the faux derivative you can pull back to a more conservative style if the occasion demands.
Mullets always existed without ever being over popular, that’s exactly why they’re edgy. We’re not talking Billy Ray Cyrus’ tastes but if your hair looks nice shaggy, it might amaze you to discover how pretty a mullet derivative turns out. Check this out, the mullet is on the comeback. Upon further research for this article, we found ourselves envying the girls who pull them off. Another thing that makes mullets so edgy is they don’t work for everyone.
Punk subculture first adopted spikes during the seventies when there were limits to options and imagination. Technological advances have paved the path to more varied, versatile designs. Punks often kept spikes in place with glue, nowadays styling products are more sophisticated allowing the wearer to flip from edgy to presentable. That’s the ultimate ideal, it turns out, edginess on tap, and the option to reverse when events and situations dictate.
Finally, sometimes bangs make a haircut. When you cover up a large portion of your face, you’re bound to look angry. This doesn’t mean you have to be an angry person, but it’s the effect you get. This look is frequently used by teenagers, which is why it’s so edgy on adults. Forever young? Bangs might be an idea.