Revitalize Your Look With Short Bangs

Ready for a new look, but don’t want to touch your length or change your hair color? Bangs may just be a little part of a hairstyle, but they definitely make a noticeable change! You can break yourself in by getting long bangs that could be mistaken for short layers, but why not dive in and get short bangs? Here are 11 chic hairstyles with short bangs for inspiration!

Round Shaped Bob

Round Shaped Bob hairstyle Instagram @sjun.p

Q&A with style creator, Jun Park
Stylist @ Sassoon Toronto in Toronto, Ont, Canada

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

This haircut is round shaped bob that is shorter in the front, longer in the back, has a reverse internal graduation shape, as well as a micro fringe

My favorite thing about this haircut is that although the round shape bob can easily look bowl-like, the short fringe and reverse internal shape give shaggier, edgier look.

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

I recommend Texture Spray from Unite or Moroccanoil to achieve shaggier, textured finish. You can also use a little bit of cream or matte type wax to give sharper fringe look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut would be best suited for someone who has straight/slightly wavy hair with a medium to thinner texture.

The rounder bob shape is very unique, however it is relatively hard to pull off. I would recommend this haircut to someone with prominent cheekbones and pointy chin.

A choppy fringe beautifully opens up the face and gives freer and edgier look. if you are tired of long fringes that bother your eyes, a micro fringe will ease your mind!

Straight Across Blunt Bob

Straight Across Blunt Bob hairstyle Instagram @becky_boo_hair

Q&A with style creator, Becky Cole
Hairdresser @ ESHK Hair in London, UK


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

I would call this look a straight across blunt bob with a convex micro fringe. This is where the fringe is rounded, and comes up higher at the temples.

My favorite thing about this style is the statement it makes with its sharp lines, but it also has a vintage glam feel with the rounded short fringe.

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

A professional range shampoo and conditioner is always a must. I also recommend a shine serum for condition and a hairspray to keep everything in place. This look requires regular haircuts every six to seven weeks to keep the lines of the cut sharp.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for the client who wants something different and a little edgy, but not totally out there. Fine hair types do work best with this cut as the hair is smoother and easier to manage. Thick or curly hair would need a lot of work to maintain and would need straightening every day.

Shorter fringes can be done on most face shapes because the length can just be adjusted to suit.

Vintage Shag

Vintage Shag hairstyle Instagram @thehairbutcher

Q&A with style creator, Mary Rose Mindock
Hairstylist @ Model Citizen Salon in Athens, GA


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

I would describe this look as a vintage shag with a modern twist. My favorite thing about this look is the combination of textures and angles and how the fringe ties it all together.

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

I am a huge fan of R+Co products. I recommend using the Cactus texturizing shampoo with no conditioner for extra volume and Badlands dry shampoo paste for the flawless texture and shape.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style to any client that desires a low maintenance, chic vintage look. This look pairs extremely well with a badass leather jacket and shades.

Sleek and Straight

This sleek and straight style features bangs that are full, blunt, and slightly curved.

Sleek and Straight Look with Short Bangs

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.

2. Blow dry the hair straight with a paddle brush.

3. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with any hair type can wear this style.

Recommended Products:

Protect the hair from heat by using Hot Off The Press by Paul Mitchell. Spray it on hair right before you use an iron.

Half Up and Teased

This style features bouncy curls, a half updo that is teased, and shorter side-swept bangs.

Half Up and Teased Bouncy Curls Half Up and Teased Bouncy Curls Side View

How To Style:

1. Apply thermal protection.

2. Curl sections of hair in different directions.

3. Tease all hair above the occipital bone and above the head backwards except for the fringe area.

4. Gather the teasing into a half ponytail and secure with an elastic band.

5. Smooth the fringe area with a flat iron.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can easily pull off this ‘do.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is great at holding up teasing!

Teased Bob

This a-line bob gives the illusion of having a steeper angle with the inclusion of a teased crown and shorter side bangs.

Teased Bob A-Line Look Teased Bob A-Line Look Side View

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.

2. Blow dry the hair smooth with a styling brush.

3. Apply thermal protection.

4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.

5. Tease the hair in the crown area.

6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium in texture and density can rock this bob.

Recommended Products:

Hot Off The Press protects the hair from the heat of the iron and helps the style last longer.

Princess Ponytail

This curled ponytail features wispy short bangs, a braid, and a teased crown area.

Princess Ponytail Cute Updo Princess Ponytail Cute Updo Back View

How To Style:

1. Braid the hair on top of the head from one side to another and secure with an elastic band.

2. Tease the hair above the occipital bone and set with a firm finishing spray.

3. Gather all the hair, including the braided piece, into a ponytail.

4. Apply thermal protection to the ponytail.

5. Curl sections of the ponytail with a curling iron.

6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium to thick in density and medium in texture can pull off this pony style.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is great at holding up updos!

Side and Low

This pretty look shows off a low side ponytail and wispy short bags that are curved ever so slightly.

Side and Low Medium Style with Bangs Side and Low Medium Style with Bangs Side View

How To Style:

1. Pull all hair back into a ponytail.

2. Curl sections of hair in the ponytail with a curling iron.

3. Set with a finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium to high in density and medium in texture can wear this hairstyle.

Recommended Products:

Extra-Body Finishing Spray is great at holding updos like this.

Chic Chignon

This chignon features bangs that start out short and blunt, then get wispy and longer, blending into the rest of the hair pulled back into the always classy chignon.

Chignon Cute Style with Bangs Chignon Cute Style with Bangs Back View

How To Style:

1. Apply a shine serum on dry hair.

2. Pull hair back into a ponytail.

3.Roll the ponytail down and secure with bobby pins.

4. Set with a finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium to high in density with any texture can wear this chic look.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops will add luminous shine and give a frizz-free finish to your tresses.

Curved and Curly

This hairstyle has a dramatically curved wispy short fringe and beautiful ringlets.

Curved and Curly Medium Look with Bangs Curved and Curly Medium Look with Bangs Side View

How To Style:

1. Apply thermal protection to hair.

2. Curl sections of hair in random directions using a medium barrel iron.

3. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with sharp features and any hair type will suit this hairstyle.

Recommended Products:

To add more definition to your curls, mist Spray Wax on your hair and scrunch it with your hands.

Teased Ponytail

This ponytail features curls and teasing down on top of the head, really showing off the shorter bangs.

Teased Ponytail with Full Bangs Teased Ponytail with Full Bangs Back View

How To Style:

1. Tease hair on top of the head.

2. Gather the hair into a ponytail.

3. Spray thermal protection on the ponytail.

4. Curl sections of the ponytail in different directions.

5. Set with a finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider face shapes with hair that is medium to high in density and medium in texture can rock this curled look.

Recommended Products: 

Super Clean Spray is a flexible hold spray that not only gives you long lasting hold, but also adds serious texture to your style.

Swoopy Bangs

The short bangs on this bob bend and swoop to one side, giving the overall style a super sassy finish.

Swoopy Bangs Long Fringe Swoopy Bangs Long Fringe Back View

How To Style:

1. Apply a styling product to dry hair.

2. Flat wrap by blow drying the hair flat against the head in one direction using a styling brush.

3. Blow dry the hair to the other direction using a styling brush.

4. Go back and forth blow drying until the hair is dry.

5. Further smooth the hair using a flat iron.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture can pull off this sassy style.

Recommended Products:

Fast Form is a cream gel that controls the hair and is perfect for flat wrapping!

Curl Bundles

The curls on this look are merged into one big curl on each side. The short bangs on this look are straight across and nearly full, giving gorgeous contrast to the oversized curls.

Curl Bundles Long Look with Bangs

How To Style:

1. Apply thermal protection to hair.

2. Curl sections of hair towards the face.

3. Apply a serum to hands and twirl the hair on one side, encouraging the curls to form into one curl.

4. Repeat on the other side.

5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture can pull off this gorgeous look.

Recommended Products:

Gloss Drops is a shine serum that controls frizz and adds luminous shine to the hair.

Make Waves

This soft and feminine look features easy waves and a short fringe that falls somewhere in between full and wispy.

Waves Pretty Feminine Look

How To Style:

1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.

2. Curls sections of hair to one direction using a large barrel iron.

3. Set the style with a flexible hold spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium in density and texture can wear this feminine look.

Recommended Products:

Hold Me Tight is a flexible hold spray that gives long lasting hold without the crunchiness.

There are so many different shapes and densities of short bangs that could be combined with any number of styles! These are just a handful of options — the possibilities are endless. Have fun mixing, matching, and creating your own look!