Give Long Bangs a Try: 14 Ideas to Get You Started

Bangs are an awesome way to change up your hairstyle without chopping off length. If you haven’t had bangs before, long bangs are a great way to start. Take a glance through ten amazing examples of hairdos with long bangs to get a feel for what might be best for you!

70s Flare

70s Flare hairstyle Instagram @stylistsophie

Q&A with style creator, Sophie Kulyk
Executive Stylist @ Maxx Hair Studio in St Ives, Australia

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I’d describe this look as if classic 70s flare and modern relaxed beachy waves had a baby. My favorite kinds of looks are relaxed and new with a reference from the past, in a completely wearable manner!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used a cocktail of products for this look. I started with a sea salt spray (Beachwaves Loreal) for some root lift and texture for the style, and I used the Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum spray for shine and to smooth out the hair.

After blow drying smooth, I went in with a Cloud Nine medium iron, curled the front away from the face and the back in alternate directions and let cool. I soften the waves with a wide tooth comb and finished off with Matrix Texture Builder, fluffing up the waves and piecing out the fringe.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

In regard to texture, this style is perfect for medium and thick hair. This style needs a bit of weight to it, so I’m afraid this isn’t for my fine-haired beauties. The fringe needs weight to it to have that mod/flare look and not that mumzy fringe look.

It is the perfect cut and style for the lazy beachy girls with natural wave in their hair!

Soft Feminine Pieces

Soft Feminine Pieces hairstyleInstagram @stylebymebella

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Mayer
Hairstylist @ Obadiah Salon in Bellevue and Kirkland, WA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would call this an effortless style that’s a fun way to change up your usual haircut. My favorite thing about it is the soft feminine pieces around the face. Most bangs also draw attention to people’s eyes and they are a fun way of creating a focal point when looking at someone.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I like using Oribe’s Foundation Mist because it wets the bangs so you can style them with a heat protectant which also has a subtle hold to it. Another bonus to this product is it has protein in it so it’s really helpful for fine or brittle hair to reinforce the strength of the hair. It is perfect for bangs of any texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Bangs are extremely versatile.They don’t always need to be straight across, and most can wear bangs of varying degrees. If someone has major cowlicks in their hairline and isn’t wanting any type of maintenence, bangs might not be for them. Texture shouldn’t be feared with bangs either sometimes adding bangs on someone who has curly hair can give it a really fun shape.

The type of client would be one who is willing to style and maintain their bangs and the length of their bangs.

Front Graduation

Q&A with style creator, Ryan Pettitt
Top Stylist @ Coast Hairdressing in Bournemouth, Dorset


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is an evolved version of the original Jennifer Aniston front graduation that we all know and love.

We love this look because it’s timeless, it adds volume when down, and it gives a little something to frame the face when wearing hair up on those mornings when the alarm didn’t go off!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Product recommendations are very hair type dependent. This client has very thick and coarse hair that works really well with Evo Easy Tiger, a coconut oil-infused straightening balm. For those with finer hair, I recommend Evo Root Canal and most importantly Evo Body Giving Juice to plump the hair up a bit.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

All face shapes and hair types can wear this look. That’s the beauty of it! Just alter the length of the bang according to the face shape and hair thickness you are working with.

Statement Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Alissa Baker
Hairstylist @ Pin-Up Curls in Fort Wayne, IN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This client loves her long hair but was ready for a change. We had done face framing previous to cutting bangs, but she wanted more. I love that the bangs completely change her look. Something so simple can make an amazing difference!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I have worked with Eufora products since I’ve started my career. To recreate this look, I love using their Full Effect dry texture spray to add some movement. Besides that, a good blowout and large round brush are my go-tos!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I tell my clients who want bangs that they have to be ready to style them daily. Bangs do require work, but adding a softer swept bang or a full across bang can make a haircut! It’s something fun to try and I would recommend it to anyone who is ready for a change.

Sweeping Sophistication

These long bangs fall well past the cheekbone. They are at a length that makes them very versatile for styling. Longer bangs lend themselves to be parted differently with ease. We love this deep part that falls over the eye beautifully.

Sweeping Sophistication Long Bangs Style Sweeping Sophistication Long Bangs Style Back View

How to Style:

  1. Style your hair as usual whether you flat iron, curl, diffuse, etc.
  2. Use a large or medium-sized round brush to blow dry the bang section forward towards your face.
  3. Soften and smooth bangs even more with a flat iron.
  4. Push bangs to the side and spray with a light hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Double Force Hairspray from Kerastase. This light holding spray gives nutrients to the hair and helps it stay strong.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

These long, angular bangs are great for square or oval shaped faces. Any hair texture that can be flat ironed easily will be able to style these bangs as shown.

Tip(s):

Longer bangs are a great choice to start with if you are plunging in and getting bangs for the first time. They are great for ladies who like to tuck their bangs behind their ears, too!

Let’s Be Blunt

These killer long bangs graze the top of the eyelids creating a super sexy and mysterious result. Bangs are thick and cut bluntly for a straight edge that screams rock star status.

Lets Be Blunt Long Straight Look with Bangs

How to Style:

  1. Blow out your hair as straight as possible.
  2. Blow the bangs forward and down so they lay flat against your forehead.
  3. When hair is completely dry, go through strands section by section with a flat iron for ultimate sleekness.

Recommended Products:

Chi 1” Ceramic Plate Flat Iron. Use this amazing hot tool for sleek strands, every time.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer rectangular or oval shaped faces will be balanced out with these face-framing bangs. Thick amounts of hair that is on the straighter side is best.

Tip(s):

If you shower before going to bed, style your bangs before falling asleep. If you go to bed with them wet you will wake up with crazy bedhead bangs in the morning that will be very difficult to tame!

Shine On

These long blunt bangs are right at the eye line and make a dramatic statement!

Shine On Medium Length Style with Bangs

How to Style:

  1. Add a protective serum to hair strands.
  2. Blow out your hair as straight as possible. Use a round brush to roll ends under.
  3. Blow the bangs forward and down so they lay flat against your forehead.
  4. When hair is completely dry, go through strands section by section with a flat iron for ultimate sleekness.

Recommended Products:

Oleo Relax Serum from Kerastase. This hair serum protects hair from heat, adds hydration, and also gives locks an incredible shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer faces or ladies with longer foreheads will be complemented with these forward facing bangs. Thick hair that is on the straighter side is best.

Tip(s):

Longer bangs can tend to be more maintenance because they grow quickly and cover your eyes. Ask your stylist if they do complementary bang trims in between appointments so you won’t have to trim them yourself at home.

Perfect Part

These longer bangs sweep to the side and are angled for a softer finish. The shortest pieces start right at the eye and angle down towards the ear lobe. Bangs are ironed straight, but the rest of her hair is curled for a fun contrast that totally works!

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How to Style:

  1. Style your hair with a curling iron and leave the bangs out to do last.
  2. Pull hair half up and secure with pins.
  3. Go in with a flat iron and smooth out the bangs so they lay nicely to the side.

Recommended Products:

Prive Shine Spray!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces would look pretty with these side bangs. Thin to thick amounts of hair that is either curly or straight would work for this look.

Tip(s):

Bangs are a great way to frame your face, even when you have hair pulled back.

The Softer Side

A deep part and bangs cut at eye length help add framing to this hairstyle. The bangs are on the thinner side, but they add just enough of an angle to help balance out a longer face shape and add interest.

The Softer Side Cut with Bangs

How to Style:

  1. Apply your favorite smoothing products to damp hair.
  2. Use a round brush while you blow out your hair.
  3. Bevel bangs forward and to the side for a sleek finish.

Recommended Products:

Redken’s Smooth Down line. Try the whole product series for a sleek and hydrated result.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, square, or oval shaped faces would be flattered by these almost wispy bangs. Thin to medium amounts of hair that is wavy to straight texture is ideal.

Tip(s):

Try parting your hair deeply to one side and see how your hair lays. Then, do the same thing on the opposite side to see which side works best for your hair. Some ladies have cowlicks on one side or the other, so determining which side your bangs lay best will save you from fighting your strands.

Bangin’ Updo

We love this elegant and chic hairstyle! Strands are pulled back into a messy side updo while the long bangs are left out in front for a beautiful soft result. Some pieces of the bangs are waved slightly for added interest and softness.

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How to Style:

  1. Section out the front bang area and keep it out of the way while you style the back of your hair.
  2. When your updo is secure, remove the bangs section and let it hang down around your face.
  3. Part it deeply to one side and flat iron for smoothness.
  4. Grab a few strands from the bangs and use a large curling iron to add some waves.
  5. Spray to hold.

Recommended Products:

L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspay. If it’s good enough for the stars, it’s good enough for you!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or heart shaped faces would look great with this formal hairstyle, especially those girls with lots of wavy hair.

Tip(s):

Don’t forget the details! A flower or a glittery hair accessory always elevates the look even more.

Sweet Style

These longer, forward facing bangs are styled with a twist! Instead of flat ironing strands straight down, they are flicked up and over to the side for a fun whimsical result.

Sweet Style Forward Facing Bangs Sweet Style Forward Facing Bangs Stacked Back

How to Style:

  1. Style your hair as desired.
  2. Use a 1-inch or larger sized barrel curling iron to flip strands up and over to one side.
  3. Use your fingers to break up the iron work and help bangs lay down like shown in the picture.

Recommended Products:

Babyliss PRO Curling Iron or Nano Titanium Spring Hot Tools. Using the right iron will make your styling life SO much easier!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes would be ideal for this type of flipped out bang. Medium to thick amounts of hair that is on the straighter side is ideal.

Tip(s):

Don’t hold the iron on your strands very long. You just want a subtle flip, so you don’t need to keep the iron on your bangs for more than two seconds.

Cute Crop

Pairing long bangs with short hair is a winning combination. The bangs add a fun and dramatic element that help take a more whimsical/little girl-type hairstyle to a sophisticated woman.

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How to Style:

  1. Style hair as desired.
  2. Flat iron bangs to the side and spray to hold.

Recommended Products:

Pureology Glossing Mist!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or square shaped faces would look adorable with this hairstyle. Thin to medium amounts of hair with curly texture is best.

Tip(s):

Pin bangs back and secure with a bobby pin if you need a change. Longer bangs are very easy to pull back when you want them out of your eyes.

Beautiful Bump

Soft, straight-cut bangs are bumped slightly for a cute pop. These long bangs are also rounded out around the corners to help frame the face and keep the look more soft and feminine.

Beautiful Bump Cute Bangs with a Pop

How to Style:

  1. Curl your entire head of hair with a large-sized curling iron.
  2. Make sure bangs were dried facing forward and use your iron to quickly bump them under for softness.

Recommended Products:

Bangs always look best when they are sleek and shiny. Try BioSilk Finish Shine On Spray for a beautiful shiny finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or round shaped faces on ladies with larger foreheads would be balanced out well with these bangs. Thin to medium amounts of hair is great with a wavy to straight texture.

Tip(s):

Let your stylist know that you want to bump your bangs under so she will compensate and cut them slightly longer. Remember that when you bump the bangs the length will shrink up a bit.

Bleached Bangs

These pale blonde locks are fun and curly. The long bangs are parted deeply to one side, cut at the cheekbone and angle down longer from there. The tips of the bangs are rounded back to blend them into the curls. Super cute!

Bleached Bangs Long Wavy Look

How to Style:

  1. Curl your entire head of hair with a 1¼-inch curling iron.
  2. Use a flat iron to smooth bangs to the side and bevel the ends into the curls for a blended result.

Recommended Products:

Pure Platinum line from Pureology. Their high end formula is ideal for blondes who want to take care of their hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces with thick curly hair is ideal.

Tip(s):

Always use a heat-protecting product before using any hot tools. Blonde hair is especially fragile and needs all the TLC it can get!

Now that you’ve seen how versatile long bangs can be, why not schedule your next appointment at the salon? Bangs go great with curly, straight, short, long, dark, or light hairstyles. The possibilities are truly endless!