Curtain fringe bangs, which are usually parted down the middle and swept to each side, first appeared in the '60s and '70s thanks to Brigette Bardot, Goldie Hawn, and other actresses of this generation.
The anomaly of curtain bangs as well as the secret of their popularity is probably that they perfectly frame the face and eyes and work ideally for every hair texture and face shape.
Probably, you’ve already seen a lot of videos and pics on Instagram or TikTok on how to do curtain bangs, and this is why you’re here.
So, let’s figure out:
- What are curtain bangs?
- How to cut curtain bangs?
- How to style curtain bangs?
- Should you try curtain bangs or not?
What are Curtain Bangs?
Curtain bangs are those shaggy, effortless, long bangs that frame the face perfectly like a curtain frames a window. Curtain bangs are cut shorter on the inside and gradually go longer outside.
They are versatile, can easily complement a ponytail, a half-up, loose hair, or any other style. Also, curtain bangs are absolutely low-maintenance, and you can seamlessly braid the bangs to your hair if you want to hide or grow them out.
The Benefits Of Having Curtain Bangs
Actually, there are a lot of them. A face frame haircut perfectly hides big foreheads, narrows a broad face, helps create a more diamond face shape, highlights the defined cheekbones, enhances your best features.
Curtain bangs work for all face shapes… but only if cut right! So, don’t neglect the search for a skilled hairstylist who will choose the bangs that ideally suit you.
Who Can Pull Off Curtain Bangs?
Now, let’s discuss who can pull off curtain bangs.
You’re probably asking yourself what you would look like with bangs and if you would look good with curtain bangs.
So, good news: curtain bangs will look great on just about anyone. However, since curtain bangs help elongate the face, they look especially gorgeous on the square and round faces.
What face shapes look good with curtain bangs?
Any. All you need is to adjust your bangs to your face shape:
- For round face shape, choose thick, side-swept bangs
- For square face shape, pick brow-grazing fringe bangs
- For heart face shape, opt for wispy bangs
- For oblong face shape, try straight heavy bangs
- Oval face shape works perfectly with any kind of bangs
Maintaining Curtain Bangs
Are curtain bangs high maintenance? Quite the opposite. And we’ve already mentioned this amazing quality of fringe bangs.
They flow naturally into your hair. All you need to keep them perfect is to wash them regularly and trim them often.
If you know how to cut your own curtain bangs, you can even slightly trim your bangs between the appointments to keep that effortless French-girl vibe.
Ways To Style Curtain Bangs
How to style curtain bangs? There are an endless amount of options to style curtain bangs. In the gallery below, you’ll find some top examples of curtain fringe bangs for any taste:
Curtain bangs were born in the 60s, so it’s natural that 60s-inspired curtain bangs hairstyles keep coming back in modern interpretations. If you’re looking for a traditional romantic look, try to copy this sweet feminine wavy style.
Half-Up, Half-Down Hairstyle
You can pull the top part of your hair up into a pony, a bun, a braid, or a voluminous bouffant, and the curtain bangs will add some softness to your style. Disconnect the hair a little bit and finish things off with a touch of texture spray.
A high sleek ponytail also works wonders with thick curtain bangs. The fringe brings balance to the whole hairstyle. The only issue is that you’ll have to wash your bangs more often than the rest of the hair.
Wispy Сurtain Bangs
Wispy straight bangs look glamorous and luxurious. With long straight hair or with a pony – wispy bangs add a note of uniqueness. You can clearly see through bangs since they are supposed to be pretty fine, but remember to keep them regularly trimmed.
Curly Curtain Bangs
Curtain bangs on curly hair also make sense. Moreover, this fluffy texture, colored bangs, and curly hair make a stylish combo. This soft messy volume with fun flips and waves requires minimal effort: it can air dry beautifully.
The 70s called and said that curtain bangs are back! If you’re sick and tired of typical hairstyles, here is a trendy, fresh, and neat cut for summer. Part down the curtain bangs in the middle to give your style a laid-back vibe.
Shaggy Curtain Bangs
The mixture of a shaggy chop and a curtain light fringe is a cool way to speak out. Shag styles are getting more and more popular. Cut and carved with a razor, such a shaggy curtain bangs style emphasizes your eyes and cheekbones.
Soft Curtain Bangs
This medium-length blonde chop paired with soft wispy curtain bangs looks delicate and understatedly beautiful. So versatile, this hairstyle will come in handy for any event and will perfectly complement any outfit.
Mid-Length Curtain Bangs
You can play with the length of your curtain bangs: short, long, or somewhere in the middle – whatever you like. But if you choose the medium length, you can handily create a flowing '70s vibe.
Long Curtain Bangs
Long curtain bangs require thorough styling: you’ll surely need a hair dryer or a curling iron for that purpose. Also, it will be a win-in look if you slightly curl the ends of the hair too. Wanna more depth and thickness? Consider getting blonde highlights as well.
Curtain Bangs Side Part
It’s not typical to sweep the curtain bangs to one side, but look how gorgeous they are in a combination with a textured lob. Blonde balayage highlights make the hairstyle so juicy and youthful.
Curtain Bangs on Straight Hair
As we've already said, curtain bangs work with all hair types, including classic long straight hair. Curtain bangs on straight hair soften the image, making the face more feminine and flourishing.
Curtain Bangs on Wavy Hair
We’ve already seen that long locks and curtain bangs make quite the pairing. In this variation, we see how the waves change the rules of the game. Yep, curtain bangs can be a part of a rather effortless fringe style.
Korean Curtain Bangs
Korean and Asian bangs usually feature a shiny and pretty smooth finish, but not this time. In this picture, we can see that Korean hair can be textured and thick too. In this case, it’s a good idea to get ultra-heavy curtain bangs and ease them slightly with bronze highlights.
Curtain Bangs for Thin Hair
Thin bangs and locks need to be layered and textured. So, don’t ignore a texturizing spray, use dry shampoo, and use some coloring techniques for a visually thicker effect.
Long Bob with Curtain Bangs
Lob with curtain bangs is a traditional combination that works well in 100% of cases. Spice up your good old long bob with a fresh curtain fringe – play big.
Curtain Bangs on Medium Hair
Medium-length hairstyles with bangs are a win-win choice for women over 40. Firstly, it’s a versatile style. Secondly, it’s super comfortable too. And last but not least: mid-length hair, blonde highlights, and curtain bangs make a woman blossom and look much younger than her ID says.
Short Curtain Bangs
Short pixie cuts are also often worn with curtain bangs. This is a variation of a casual and calm hairstyle with curtain bangs.
Waterfall Curtain Bangs
The more layers make up his waterfall, the better. If you’re in the right mood, play with the curls and let your hair flow down your shoulders with an alluring effect.
Among different ways to wear curtain bangs, pairing them with a messy bun looks especially hot and sexy.
Ombré Curtain Bangs
Not only do the curtain bangs work with all textures but they also suit all colors too. Middle part bangs, ombre fade, and careless waves – all this image is soaked with freedom.
How to make your updo face-framing and flattering? Syre! Just add curtain bangs. Top knots, buns, and updos always look great, but with a face-framing fringe, this classic style goes up to a completely new level.
Middle part bangs are so typical and traditional that you often ignore asymmetrical hairstyles with side-swept bangs. But maybe today is that special day for you to taste all the joy of the experiment.
Wanna slick back your hairdo? Benefit from accessories. They will not only make your life more comfortable but also serve as a catchy detail of your image.
Allow yourself to be different. Play. Experiment. And remember that curtain bangs suit any outfit and image of yours.