Bangs are a great way to spice up your look, adding more shape and dimension to your hairstyle. There are so many chic ways to style your hair when you have bangs, whether you leave it down, pull it into a half up hairstyle, or have it all the way up. If you’re thinking of cutting bangs, or already have fringe and are wondering how to style it, we’ve rounded up 12 bang hairstyles for every hair length.
5 Popular Types of Bangs
1. Curtain Bangs
Curtain bangs appear to open in the middle of the face and frame it like a curtain. Framing the face on both sides, they’re cut shorter on the inside and become gradually longer, with the sides being the longest points.
2. Blunt Bangs
Blunt bangs are cut straight across your forehead and don’t have any layers. They just barely skim your brows and are ideal for those with thick hair.
3. Wispy Bangs
Wispy bangs are soft, feathery, and super low maintenance. They’re essentially a softer, thinner version of blunt bangs with lots of piecey movement.
4. Bottleneck Bangs
Move over curtain bangs, bottleneck bangs have arrived. A new take on the popular curtain style, bottleneck bangs start shorter and fuller in the centre and evolve into longer pieces that curve around the eye and cheek line.
5. Baby/Micro Bangs
Baby bangs (also known as micro bangs) are super short bangs that reach only an inch or two down your forehead. They’re not for everyone, but they’re undeniably bold and work with a number of hair lengths, textures, and styles.
3 Bang Hairstyles for Short Hair
1. Top Knot Curtain Bangs
If you have short, chin-length hair, curtain bangs will look amazing on you. They’re effortlessly chic and do a great job framing your face. For an easy, on-the-go hairstyle, pull the top section of your hair into a top knot. Use a hair dryer and round brush to blow dry your curtain bangs away from your face and backwards. Once they’re dry, take some pomade and pinch them into the right place.
2. How I Style My Bangs & Short Hair | Chloe Hayward
This short, curly hairstyle with sweepy bangs is oh, so cute. She takes you through the steps she takes and products she uses to get the gorgeous look. She shows you how she curls her hair with a flat iron and then goes into styling her bangs. She recommends products like dry shampoo, a round brush, and no-crease hair clips.
3. French Lob with Bangs
The french lob (long bob) is a chic haircut that’s paired with full bangs. This hairstyle tends to look best when messy and tousled, so air-dry your hair and embrace its natural texture. Apply an air-dry product like the Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Air Dry Creme throughout your hair. If air-drying doesn’t work for you, you can use a curling iron or straightener to create tousled waves and set it with a texture spray.
6 Bang Hairstyles for Medium Length Hair
1. Loose Curls with Full Bangs
This medium length hairstyle is super pretty and easy to do. Use a curling iron to create soft, loose waves in your hair and blow dry your bangs forward with a round brush, so they curve slightly in towards your face. Make sure to use a heat protectant before going in with the curling iron and spritz your hair with a light hairspray after for hold.
2. High Pony with Blunt Bangs
We love a good high pony and this one is gorgeous. We also love it paired with these blunt bangs straight across the forehead. You’ll want to make sure they lay flat and smooth, so use a frizz control product like the Briogeo Farewell Frizz to keep flyaways at bay. Leave out two longer pieces on either side of your face and pull the rest of your hair into a high ponytail, wrapping a piece of hair around your elastic and securing it with a bobby pin.
3. 4 Ways to Style Your Curtain Bangs | Tina Engeo
If you have medium length hair and curtain bangs, watch this tutorial for 4 different ways to style your bangs. She offers her best techniques for working with your bangs to get your desired look. You’ll need tools and products like a straightener, fine toothed comb, hair tie, and bobby pins.
3 Bang Hairstyles for Long Hair
1. Half Up Wispy Bangs
If you have long hair with wispy bangs, try a half up hairstyle like this one. Wispy bangs are light and fine, with feathering on the ends, and are ideal for anyone who appreciates low maintenance. To style your bangs, use a detangling comb and dry your bangs flat with a blow dryer using low heat and low airflow. Finish with a dry shampoo to keep your bangs from sticking to your skin throughout the day as your body heat rises.
2. Wavy Bottleneck Bangs
Bottleneck bangs are essentially the new curtain bangs- they’re shaped in a bottleneck curve that’s cut shorter at the top and cascades to longer pieces that skim around the eye and cheek line. They transition seamlessly into loose waves like we see here. To style bottleneck bangs, dry your fringe away from your face at a 90 degree angle using a round brush, until dry and smooth. Use a cool shot on your dyer to finish and set the shape.
3. At Home Blowout with Rollers, Big & Bouncy | Samantha Nicole
There’s nothing better than a big, bouncy 90s blowout, especially if you have long hair and bangs that need styling. To get the look, she uses velcro rollers, which she’s found to be the easiest and quickest way to get a salon-like blowout at home! Along with the rollers, she uses products including a heat protectant spray, finishing spray, and detangler brush.
If you’re wondering how to style your hair with bangs, we hope this post gave you lots of inspiration, no matter your hair length!
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