Are you thinking about getting curtain bangs? You’re not alone. My daughter recently decides to try this hairdo, like new mom Gigi Hadid. She got more than 3.6 million comments on her curtain bangs to look in the first several hours of posting the selfie. Ariana Grande also style curtain bangs in her music video, made it look way covetable.
In today’s guide, we are not only going to look at some of the 50 best curtain bangs hairstyles, but we are also going to look at a few directions, including what Curtain bangs are, how to style, and how to maintain them.
Without further ado, let’s jump into it.
What is Curtain Bangs?
Well, it’s pretty literal. Picture two different curtains pulled back on either side of a stage or window. That’s basically what curtain bang hairstyles look like.
Unlike the classic fringe hairstyles, which lay straight across one’s forehead and hit at the brow, curtain bangs are gently parted in the center, with the hair strands are shortest at the middle but gradually getting longer as they approach the sides to frame your face.
With this detailed explanation in mind, you will get a perfect idea of what Curtain bangs should look like when we start looking at the list.
How to Style Curtain Bangs
How you style your curtain bangs will depend on a few things. First of all, would you like your bangs angled or chopped? If you’d like them chopped, then the bangs should be blunt compared to the rest of your hair strands. If you’d like them angled, then your hair should naturally fringe up on the sides and meet the bangs. The resulting looks for both variations should be great.
Second of all, you will need to decide how short or long you would like your curtain bangs to be relative to the rest of your hair. The length you finally settle on will depend on the current length of your hair and how intense or extreme you’d like your bangs to look.
The last thing you’ll need to figure out is how you’d like to part your hair. Most curtain bang hairstyles boast middle parts, but you could feel free to include a side part. We’ll take a look at a few examples of that in the list below.
What Face Shape Looks Good With Curtain Bangs
Curtain bangs are essentially universally flattering and will be suitable for all face shapes. They will even add a face slimming effect regardless of your face shape, helping you open up the eye area as the curtain bangs hug your cheekbones.
That said, as you will notice today, Curtain bangs come in a whole lot of different variations, and not all of them will perfectly fit your face shape. The good news is that I’ve included various kinds of hairstyles, and you can rest assured that finding one that’ll match your face shape won’t be an issue.
How to Maintain Curtain Bangs
If you’ve ever styled a variation of bangs before but hated the upkeep requirements, then these curtain bangs are just the thing for you.
Unlike your typical bangs, curtain bangs do not need to get trimmed every week or two. You can even go as long as six weeks with these, and that’s not even the best part.
The part that impressed me the most is that if they get a little too long in between your trim sessions or in case you opt to grow them out to their full length, they will easily blend into the rest of your hair and become perfect face-framing layers.
Now comes the exciting part.
50 Inspiring Curtain Bangs For Every Hair Type
The Curtain Bob
This curtain bob looks like it was inspired by the 80’s curtain bangs coupled with a short bob haircut. As evident from the haircut’s image above, it looks more modern, contemporary, and exceedingly feminine. All the layering and slicing should enhance natural texture.
Face Framing Curtain Bangs
Just like the curtain bob we just looked at, this face-framing curtain bang is feminine and inspired by an 80s hairstyle (the inspired fringe that has been parted in the center.) The hairstyle is best for ladies who have long hair and would like to change their hairstyle without losing the length.
These curtain fringes are one of the most complimenting bangs for individuals with diamond-shaped faces. The hairstyle is quite versatile and can frame one’s cheekbones and the eye line without a hassle. Better yet, these curtain bangs work for all hair types and will require quick styling.
Curtain Bangs for Square Face Shapes
Do you have a square-shaped face and look for curtain bangs that will perfectly highlight your jawline and cheeks? If yes, then this variation of the hairstyle was designed with just your needs in mind. Add to that the fact that the hairstyle requires a trim every 5-6 weeks regarding maintenance.
70s Curtain Bangs
This curtain bangs variation from the past is classic yet trendy and will be super easy to maintain. If you pick the hairstyle and your strands get a little longer, feel free to either tuck them behind your ears or pin them to the sides. Another thing I love about these retro curtain bangs is that they’ll suit any wavy hairstyle.
Cute Fringe for Short Hair
If you have short hair, a cute fringe like the one in the image above should award you a hard-to-beat face-framing effect. As you’ll notice after styling the cut, these curtain bangs will be easy to grow out of and will boast a natural movement that works excellent on a shag cut.
Curtain Bangs for Long Face Shapes
Regardless of your hair’s length, adding width to your cheeks is never a bad idea if you have a long face. That’s what makes these curtain bangs so perfect. They boast the ability to sweep both outer areas of your head to open up your cheekbones and add fullness.
To top off the hairstyle, feel free to add layers that sit around your shoulder area to elevate the overall effect.
Long Curtain Bangs
Adding long curtain bangs to your hairstyle permits you to toy around with a subtle shape that’ll boost your style. With this style, hair does not need to get overly layered, which is excellent news for individuals with finer hair.
Curtain Bangs for Wavy Hair
Curtain Bangs coupled with wavy hair, as showcased in the image above, oozes chic appeal. The cut’s eye framing shape will gorgeously sweep your face and fall perfectly into your hair wave to deliver a modern Bardot feel.
Curtain Bangs for Medium Length Hair
Would you like to get everyone you meet to lust after your locks with an attractive fringe? If you’d love that, then this is the curtain bangs hairstyle variation for you. Adding curtain bangs to your mid-length hair will also break up the length, and no one will notice that you’re in the in-between stage of growing out your hair.
Layers on a Curtain Bang
Why not try out adding layers to your curtain bangs to add life to your dull hair? Having flowing layers from the Curtain bangs that blend around your face should add a textured and soft movement.
Curtain Bangs for Straight hair
Would you like a “straight out of the 60s” vibe? This is the style for you. While straight hair does tend to fall flat, combining it with curtain bangs will add interest to your face. In my experience, this curtain bangs variation works greater with longer face shapes, as it will add width to the cheekbones.
Stunning Curly Curtain bangs for Curly Hair
No one should ever shy away from a stunning curly fringe. Note, though, that finding a perfect curly hair and curtain bangs combo can be a daunting task. My suggestion is always to start small with a small amount of hair, and if you end up enjoying the shape, you can ask your hairstylist to cut the Curtain bangs wider.
The Curtain Lob
If you’re a thicker-haired lady, the curtain lob is totally attainable for you as well. Regardless of your hair density, the hairstyle’s length sitting below your shoulder should allow the weight to hold down the shape.
Curtain French Bob
This curtain French bob is, without a doubt, the epitome of all bobs that brings bangs back to the trending list. The hairstyle boasts a seductive layered shape that’ll enhance width and volume to the final look.
Bardot Curtain Bangs
I’m confident that we have all lusted over Bardot bangs that soften a haircut and frame the face at some point in our lives. With the texture being the focus, the subtle flick and soft cut on the bangs should grace anyone’s face perfectly.
Curtain Bangs for Round Faces
What is super flattering for round face shapes is a curtain bang that accentuates one’s cheekbones. Breaking up your face at the cheeks’ width will shape and slim the area beautifully. Also, ensure you keep the length a bit longer as it will be more suitable if you have a round face shape.
Curtain Bangs with the Shag
When you couple a shag hairstyle with a curtain fringe, the resulting look is one that ladies with fine, thin hair will undoubtedly love. The movement and body that the messy chops offer creates a full-bodied look.
Wispy Curtain Bangs
Here comes a curtain bangs variation that will work for all face shapes and enhance your cheekbones and eyes. If you pick the hairstyle, feel free to request that your hairstylist texturizes for movement as well.
Flattering Curtain Bangs
If you have long hair and would like to keep it that way, then I bet you’ll be pleased to know that nothing will be more flattering when coupled with your long hair than curtain bangs that contour and frame your face.
Curtain Bangs for Oval Shaped Faces
The image above is a great example of how slightly tweaking your curtain bangs to fit your oval-shaped face can end up framing the face and adding softness to the overall style.
Shaggy Curtain Bangs
This variation is great if you’d like to add body to your naturally straight and fine hair. The textured style amalgamates curtain bangs and the shag cut to create this trendy look.
The bob trend is undoubtedly not going anywhere. So, whether you are thinking of taking the plunge or have already been rocking one for ages, I think you should consider adding curtain bangs to the trend.
Long Straight Curtain Bangs
The great thing about curtain bangs is that you do not need to commit all at the same time. If you are apprehensive, ask your hairstylist to cut the bangs to jaw length and start with that. If you love the look, you can then go short during your next appointment.
Soft Curtain Bangs with Layered Bob
If your hair boasts natural waves, then this hairstyle is the perfect option for you.
Unlike blunt, straight across fringes or baby bangs, this curtain bang isn’t as high maintenance, and you can essentially let it grow out on its own.
Curtain Bangs for Asian Ladies
If you’re Asian, why not complement your everyday look with some chic curtains that look great both dressed down and dressed up?
Blown Out Curtain Bangs
Do you have a big event or date coming up in your diary? If yes, then look no further than these blown-out curtain bangs.
Auburn Curtain Bangs
Are you tired of your long hair looking weighed down because the stands are naturally straight? Let curtain bangs help add body and texture to the top of your hair.
Lob with Curtain Bangs
Bobs will always be in trend. However, if you’re bored by yours, you can feel free to switch it up with this set of sweeping curtain bangs.
Choppy Curtain bangs
This is a perfect exhibit that curtain bangs do not always need to be extra-long in length.
Baby Blonde Curtain Bangs
Pairing your baby blonde curls with a curtain fringe should help blend your bangs in with the rest of your hair for some seamless finish.
Curtain Bangs with Brunette Balayage
I do not need to spend a lot of time on this curtain bangs variation. Mid-length waves are already a tried and tested combination that works wonders all the time.
Sweeping Brunette Curtain Bangs
This brunette lob coupled with curtain bangs gives the lady in the image a modern and refreshing update.
50’s Curtain Bangs
Every era had its own variation of curtain bangs, and this was the one that rocked the 50s. Looks cute.
Curtain Bangs on Dark Blonde Hair
This eyebrow skimming cut is perfect for you if you’re a first-timer when it comes to curtain bangs.
Long Feathered Curtain Bangs
These long feathered curtain bangs are a unique and gorgeous addition to any hairstyle.
Long Thin Curtain Bangs
As you may have noted, I’ve decided to end the guide on a high note with a few variations of long curtain bangs. These long thin curtain bangs will perfectly frame your face and even look fabulous for your cheekbones.
Curtain Bangs for Shoulder Length Hair
This variation of curtain bangs was executed using a circular perimeter around the lady’s hairline. As you can see, the resulting look created a movement, which framed the face. Opt for this hairstyle if you have experienced breakage in the past.
Balayage with Long Curtain Bangs
These long curtain bangs with a balayage allow for a ton of movement and that picturesque ponytail fringe that is very on-trend.
Long Layers with Curtain Bangs
These curtain bangs coupled with long layers are a perfect option for ladies who would like to add lots of movement throughout their hair.
42. Curtain Bangs with a Center Part
43. Long Bob with Curtain Bangs
44. Mess Curtain Bangs
45. Short Curtain Bangs
46. Curtain Bangs for Thin Hair
47. Long Waves with Curtain Bangs
48. Casual Curtain Bangs
49. Curtain Bangs for Medium Hair
50. Curtain Bangs for Thick Hair