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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!

  • 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!