Bangs are a timeless hairstyle. They never go out of fashion and can be styled in so many ways. But recently, a classic form of wearing bangs is taking hair and beauty by storm. Curtain bangs are really popular right now, and we can totally see why!
This hairstyle is flattering on so many people and frames the face beautifully. They are a versatile haircut and suit so many styles and trends. So, let’s look at our favorite ways of styling curtain bangs for all types of hair.
Curtain Bangs for Every Hairstyle
People always worry about getting bangs. Will they suit my face shape? Will I regret them? Thankfully, curtain bangs solve all these problems. They can be long, short, curly, straight, swept to the side… Honestly, the possibilities are endless!
So, what are our picks for the cutest and coolest looks that rock curtain bangs?
Curtain Bangs for Long Hair
Curtain bangs look amazing with long hair. It means that you can change up your look without having to sacrifice any of the lengths!
Subtle Curtain Bangs
We really love the sparse, subtle look that these curtain bangs give off. It is a really sophisticated look and you can pull it off effortlessly. Simply adding a few bangs will frame your face and be incredibly low maintenance.
Shaggy Curtain Bangs
This look is really giving us rock and roll vibes, and we love it! It looks totally effortless and the shaggy, rough look is very cool. Pair these curtain bangs with dark eyeliner and a bit of blush and you are ready to party all night!
Striaght Curtain Bangs
We really like the cute haircut and the relaxed vibes of the fringe. You can definitely style this cut in so many different ways, depending on how you are feeling!
Curtain Bangs for Medium Hair
Putting a curtain fringe in medium hair means that you can open up so many different styling opportunities. It adds texture to your look, giving you that little bit of oompf!
Updo Curtain Bangs
Curtain bangs mean that you can wear your hair up, but still frame your face nicely. This look has a range of layers and it really feels reminiscent of the noughties era. Super cute!
Sparse Curtain Bangs
This fabulous look doesn’t go too hard on the bangs, keeping it natural and light. It adds a little bit of something extra to the hairstyle and means you can wear your hair in a cute updo. Whispy and delicate, but absolutely stunning!
Curtain Bangs with a Bob
Adding curtain bangs to a bob exudes sophistication and style. We really love the versatility of this look and think you can style it in so many different ways.
Curtain Bangs for Short Hair
Of course, curtain bangs are for everyone and look fabulous with short hair! A fringe on short hair can really feel whimsical and echo retro pixie cuts.
Tousled Curtain Bangs
This messy, textured look is ridiculously stylish. This kind of cut is definitely for those of us who like the fashionable and effortless rock and roll look, and so many people can pull it off well!
Bowl-Cut Curtain Bangs
The bowl-cut is a striking, low-maintenance haircut and can be matched perfectly with a curtain fringe. We really like this modern look and think that it feels elegantly effortless!
Alternative Curtain Bangs
This look definitely takes the curtain bang to the extreme, but this is why we love it! It is an alternative, trendy hairstyle and the two tones really enhance the fringe. Matching the haircut with a bold eyeshadow perfects the style.
Curtain Bangs with Curly Hair
When it comes to curly hair, people often think that bangs are off-limits. But, this is just wrong! There are so many different ways to style curly hair, and adding curtain bangs is a great way to change things up and add a new layer to your look.
Tight Curls Curtain Bangs
The structure of tightly curled hair is always so unique and different, and this means that adding bangs looks super cool on this hairstyle! There is something really awesome about this look and it is bang on style.
70s Curtain Bangs
This retro look is effortlessly cool and the texture is amazing. Perfect for parties, dates, and days out.
Loose Curls Curtain Bangs
This is a wonderfully glamourous look that really shows the versatility of curtain fringes. Adding loose curls into your hair means that you can find volume and style, with your bangs framing your face! This look is perfect for oval face shapes.
Curtain Bangs with Wavy Hair
If you have wavy hair, you might sometimes hesitate when thinking about adding bangs. You probably worry that you won’t be able to control your bangs! But, adding a curtain fringe is a nice way to allow your waves to fall naturally and frame the face.
Blonde Curtain Bangs
This fanning fringe really enhances the hairstyle, adding a touch of sophistication. It makes the hair look super soft and fluffy!
Beach Chic Curtain Bangs
This look is really giving us surfer, beach vibes and we properly adore it! It is super casual and laid back, but effortlessly fashionable, too.
Messy Curtain Bangs
This look shows us that it doesn’t matter how messy your hair is, a curtain fringe will always add to your style! We love the highlights in this haircut, too.
Curtain Bangs with Layers
Adding layers into your hair alongside a curtain fringe means that you get a voluminous and stylish look all day, every day!
Relaxed Curtain Bangs
This haircut feels really retro and shows that bangs can be worn on so many different hair types and styles. The outgrown style can be fun and fashionable!
Voluminous Curtain Bangs
We love the glamourous vibe of this hair cut and the added layers really give the hair texture and volume. Chic and fabulous!
The different layers and colors in this haircut look amazing. The curtain fringe blends in really well with the other layers and adds volume and style.
Curtain Bangs for Side Parts
If you have a natural side parting, you may have always been a bit hesitant to try out new hairstyles, especially if they involve bangs! But these curtain bangs for side parts really show the versatility of the haircut and the different things that you can do with your hair.
Side Swept Curtain Bangs
This hairstyle is perfect for people with thick hair who might not feel comfortable with a full fringe. Sweeping your bangs to the side takes the weight off your forehead and looks really cute, too!
Long Curtain Bangs
In this haircut, the side-swept bangs fall effortlessly in line with the rest of the hair, framing the face and giving volume. This style would look great both relaxed and messy, or tamed and sophisticated!
One Sided Curtain Bangs
This look is really chic and we love how subtle the bangs are. Definitely one to try if you are not wanting to go full-on curtain bangs!
How to Cut Curtain Bangs
We hope that you have found some inspiration in these hairstyles and are now wanting to try out curtain bangs! Of course, going to the hairdressers to get your bangs cut in at first is advisory, but you may wish to cut and trim your fringe to keep it in shape.
So, what are the steps you need to know when wanting to cut your own curtain bangs?
1 – Find The Right Scissors
People will often underestimate the importance of buying hairdressing scissors when wanting to cut their own hair. However, if you use craft scissors or kitchen scissors you will probably get dead ends really quickly!
Purchasing hairdressing scissors is a must when wanting to style at home, as they are designed specifically for the task and are the right sharpness. Thankfully, we have made shopping for hairdressing scissors easy with our handy guide you can find here.
2 – Know What Style You Are Going For
Before making any cuts to your hair, make sure you know exactly what style you are going for. This is pretty easy if you have already had your curtain bangs cut in by a professional, as you just need to match what they have done.
However, if you are putting them in yourself, you need to look at a lot of pictures and think about what style and vibe you are after!
3 – Dry and Brush Your Hair
Even though you probably get your hair cut wet at the hairdressers, it is really useful to cut your bangs in dry hair. This is because you will be able to work with the waves, textures, and patterns of your natural hair.
Brush your hair before you cut it to make sure there are no knots or tangles that could mess up the cut!
4 – Section Your Hair
Take the front section of your hair that you are wishing to cut and push it forward. It should be a triangle-shaped patch of hair, even on both sides and stopping where your head goes flat at the top.
It might be useful to pin or tie the rest of your hair back so you don’t accidentally cut too much.
5 – Cut Your Bangs At the Chin
It is super important to always start longer than you are wanting the bangs. This means that you are less likely to make mistakes and you can go slowly and safely.
6 – Cut Each Side
After you have taken your bangs to your chin, it is time to part them and start cutting them at an angle. Take off little bits on each side and keep checking what they look like.
Cut downwards away from your face as this is the angle that you want the bangs to fall. When you are happy with the length of your bangs, cut vertically to feather out the hair.
How to Style Curtain Bangs
One reason why curtain bangs are super popular right now is that they are super easy to style. They are suitable for curly, wavy, and straight hair and can be worn in a range of ways.
Here are our favorite ways of styling curtain bangs that look fresh, cute, and modern!
Blow Drying Curtain Bangs
One of the best ways of styling curtain bangs is with a blow dryer. When your hair is wet, part your bangs down the middle. Then get your dryer and blow dry your bangs away from your face.
You may also want to use a wrap-around brush when doing this to make the bangs look fluffy and voluminous.
You can also style your curtain bangs with a hair straightener. Simply running the straightener through the bangs a few times will allow them to fall in place and look neat and stylish.
Okay, this one may not be for everyone, but the versatility of curtain bangs means that you can let your hair do its thing and still look great.
If you have curly hair, allow the curls to go wild on the bangs, giving you a daring and super cool look! Similarly, if you have wavy hair, see what happens when you let your hair dry and fall naturally. It may be the best thing you did for your bangs!
Curtain Bangs Before and After Pictures
Still hesitant on getting curtain bangs? Are you not sure it is for you? Well, let’s look at some fabulous before and after pictures that will definitely persuade you!
Who doesn’t love a before and after section to seal the deal for a new look?
The addition of these long bangs really frames the face. We love the curls that she has put in, too.
The addition of the bangs frames this woman’s face beautifully and gives her a retro, tussled look.
This transformation really shows us that a little goes a long way. The curtain fringe here is so subtle but adds volume and texture to the hair.
Bang Into Next Year With Curtain Bangs
We hope that this article has helped you find the right curtain bangs for you! There are so many different ways to style this haircut, and it’s suitable for everyone, no matter their hair type. Plus, these kinds of bangs are so low-maintenance, you really have nothing to lose!
Raissa Diaz started out as a hairstylist for a long time before she started this blog. Her fascination for hair and braids started when she was only 4 years old, in a salon just around the corner on top of where they lived. She first started braiding away at her six sisters at home and soon she was asked to start helping in the salon. Now, she is here to share the knowledge that she gained over the past 20 years with you, through Beautified Designs!