24 Hairstyles That Will Make You Want Short Hair With Bangs

Take your short hairstyle to the next level with statement-making bangs. Choose a full fringe, side-swept bangs or go bold with a trendy micro-fringe. Here are 20 ideas for short hair with bangs to inspire your next chop!

Timeless Bob With Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Janelle
Master Stylist @ Just Janelle Hair Design in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

Timeless! A classic bob and bangs never goes out of style. Not to mention a few loose curls can do wonders for a different or more formal style.

For women who don’t wear a far side part to offset any harshness, the right bangs for the face shape add a nice softness to the overall look.

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

I recommned a good styling cream/volumizer. My two favorites are Bumble and bumble Styling Cream and Kevin Murphy Anti.Gravity before blow drying on wash days, paired with a multi-purpose shine/anti-frizz spray. Morroccan Oil Glimmer Spray and Kevin Murphy Shimmer.Shine have my heart!

A light finishing hairspray at the end will set the style and a good flat iron definitely helps!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

In the last 15 years, the two biggest game-changers for women who could previously not wear short hair or bangs are flat irons and texturizing techniques. When I started hairdressing, flat irons weren’t something we even HAD at the shop, let alone our clients had at home! So in that respect, ANYONE could wear this look.

In terms of the length of the bob, I always gauge that by face shape. The rounder the face, the longer the front length should be to create a slimming sillouhette (think a couple of inches below the chin). A side bang will definitely add to that effect. Smaller, “pointier” chins can pretty well pull off any style of bob and bangs, even as short as a 20s-style bob.

As for lifestyle, no, you may not be able to throw your hair up in a topknot for yoga or your run, but a headband will keep your hair out of your face and works just as well. I’m such a huge fan of short haircuts and bangs on my ladies. It’s a chic look that can’t be beat!

Side-Swept Bangs

Side-Swept Bangs hairstyleInstagram @hairbyjennaek

Q&A with style creator, Jennae Kunsman
Stylist @ Autumn Houston The Salon & Sunshine Salon in San Diego, CA


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

This is a mid-length haircut with layers and a side-swept bang. I love this look because it is extremely versatile and can be styled to look good on most anyone.

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

My favorite product to use on a look like this one is Sleek and Swing by Loreal Professional. This awesome duo is lightweight and doesn’t feel sticky in the hair, but allows for a great hold and helps eliminate frizz for a smooth and polished finish. Style with a blow dryer and a round brush for volume and to accentuate the layers.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This haircut can be great choice for young and old alike, but I think it most suits the busy mom who wants a low maintenance, shorter hairstyle with movement, but still wants to be able to pull it back when on the go. T

he bangs and face framing layers make this haircut look great dressed up or down. This look best compliments an oval face shape and can be used to help reduce the appearance of a predominant forehead.

Hairline Fringe

Hairline Fringe hairstyleInstagram @jax_hair

Q&A with style creator, Tabitha
Full Time Senior Stylist / Salon Manager @ Jax Hairstylists in Beccles, Suffolk, UK


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

I would describe this look as a textured crop with a graduated, asymmetric hairline fringe, complete with a color pop!

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

Maintaining this type of look greatly depends on hair texture. This client has fine hair with a tendancy to go flat, so a texturizing and bodifying styling product is key. I chose Redken Thickening Lotion 06 for all over body and texture. This worked great at not making the hair too sticky and starchy as it was slightly razored. I used a texturizer to finish. We used Redken Powder Grip (dust) and peppered it in at the root before massaging through slightly, but a sea spray or spray wax (mattifying) would work just as well if applied to the hair with a hair dryer. Just be sure to blow it into the root so as not to weigh down the ends. Finish with a little spray of Redken Pure Force (non aerosol spray), fingering slightly to define even more as it dries in the hair. This is also a great technique for curly hair!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Wavy hair would look great, but wouldn’t look the same unless you really wanted to put the work into it. A fringe this short requires a nice and flat hairline. Any little jumps just mean you’re checking your fringe is still in place at every mirror and shop window!

We try to discourage high maintenance hair. Effortless and undone hair shouldn’t take hours in the morning. Work with your hair in its natural state and you and your hair will be much happier for it. A good stylist should always be happy to work with your hair to create your own version of this (or any other) look. Listen to what they say and work through the kinks together.

Freehanded Texture

Freehanded Texture hairstyleInstagram @jasonjamiel

Q&A with style creator, Jason Jamiel
Master Stylist @ HOTBOX Salon in Las Vegas, NV


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

I would describe this look as a layered bob with lots of freehanded texture. What I love most about this cut is the amount of movement created by the texturizing. The cut has more of a lived-in look that allows the client to wear it numerous ways. The texture was further brought out by lightening the hair and then hand painting in a turquoise through the midshaft to ends.

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

To create this look, I began at the shampoo bowl by using Neuma NeuMoisture Shampoo and Conditioner. Hair this lightened will need extra attention when it comes to keeping it hydrated and feeling smooth. I kept the water temperature on the cooler side to prevent the turquoise color from spreading onto the blonde hairs.

I towel dried the hair and applied Davines All In One Milk for further moisture and repair, followed by Neuma NeuStyling Gelee for volume. I finished the look using Fatboy Sea Salt Pommade to bring out the texture of the cut.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This type of cut is great for someone who likes adventure, but still has a love for the classics. Fine haired clients may benefit from a little less texture, while coarse haired clients will benefit from more texture. The baseline will be determined by the client’s face shape. Round and square shaped faces will require the baseline to either sit above or below the jawline. A solid fringe will work better on longer faces and a textured or longer fringe to the side will help open up shorter faces.

The color can be adjusted by using tones that are more natural or closer together on the color spectrum. This look requires minimal styling time!

Heavy Fringe

Heavy Fringe hairstyleInstagram @lindsayroarty

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay Roarty
Artistic Director @ Douglas Carroll Salon in Raleigh, NC


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

This is a strong, heavy fringe with a soft-textured, modern shag.

I love that the bangs and haircut are so simple and natural. The bangs draw attention to someone’s eyes and the loose shag is a soft look for most anyone.

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

Gel Défrisant (straightening gel) by René Furterer was used on her hair wet. It smoothed and straightened her fringe and diffused in her mid shaft and ends to create a soft wavy texture.

Once her hair was dry, I used Texture Wave by Shu Uemera to give her a lived-in look. It’s a great finishing product for texture and waves.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look for the low maintenance client that is looking for a trendy new style. This shape could work at most lengths from a short bob at the chin to long past the shoulders. I would recommend it on someone with thicker, medium texture hair.

The fringe would look great on just about any face shape such as oval, square, rectangular or heart shaped. It will soften and draw attention to the cheekbones and eyes.

I did this look on a new mom who was looking for a new, stylish and easy haircut. We both thought it was fun that it was a bit retro!

Modern Versatility

Modern Versatility hairstyleInstagram @kelsey.withthegoodhair

Q&A with style creator, Kelsey Wickersham
Hairstylist / Hairdresser @ Tarver Hill Salon in Austin, TX


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

I would describe this look as very modern and fun. It’s sassy and can be styled to look more professional, or messy and beachy. It’s good look for multiple personalities!

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

For this look, I would use a Babyliss or Hot Tools 1/2 to 1-inch curling iron. Once you’ve created the curls, spray Oribe Texture Spray to separate and give texture to the curls. Run your fingers through the curls to break them up, and finish off with some Oribe Workable Hairspray and Oribe Anti-Humidity Spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style for more of the 20-30 age frame, but really anyone can pull it off if they can work with it. It’s a good loook for any personality because you can do tighter curls, flat iron it for a more professional look, or keep it messy and beachy for a younger fun look.

For wash and go people, this style will work best if you don’t get the bangs and have natural wavy or straight hair. It’s best for people who have finer hair. If you aren’t against styling your hair every day, then you can really have any texture and it work well with hot tools you put on it.

It’s a good look for anyone with a thinner face structure considering it is a shorter, above the shoulder cut. Really anyone that is willing to style and work with the cut is welcome to get this style.

Tapered Pixie Cut

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay Racca
Hair Artist / Owner @ Vivid Studio in Baton Rouge, LA


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

I would describe this as a platinum blonde tapered pixie cut.

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

I always love texture in my pixies! Puff.Me is one of my favorites for that messy texture. I also have all of my platinum blonde clients use Kevin Murphy Blonde.Angel to keep their hair healthy and brass-free.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I feel like this cut could be for someone at any age with any hair type who is looking for something more low maintenance. You can flat iron it, curl it, pin it, or just let it go natural, depending on the desired look and the specific lifestyle of the client.

The color is high maintenance though and requires a root touch up every five weeks, as does the cut about every five to six weeks.

Sassy Bob

Sassy Bob hairstyleInstagram @scissor_society

Q&A with style creator, Jenna Herbert
Independent Stylist @ Filomena Salon and Spa in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada


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

I would describe this look as a ‘lil bit of sass! It’s a great look for people who aren’t super edgy, but are tired of their boring old cut. It can be styled smooth and sleek when you want to look more polished, but also styled with mega texture to create a more fun, lived-in style.

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

I would definitely recommend using a volumizer like Unite Boosta spray. It is lightweight so it can be used on all hair textures. I also recommend finishing dry hair with Unit Texturiza spray. It’s a dry texture spray that adds volume, pieceyness and texture to all hair types. It’s a must!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look to all clients except maybe those with super curly hair. They can wear this style, but must be committed to putting in the work to blow it out and flat iron it section by section every day.

The length and angle can be altered to suite any face shape. It lends length and more volume in the sides for long faces and more length with less volume through the sides for rounder faces.

Deep Set Bangs

Deep Set Bangs hairstyleInstagram @peachpaintshair

Q&A with style creator, Georgia Reed
Stylist / Balayage Artist @ Stellar Salon in Sterling, IL


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

This is a soft but sassy look with lived-in texture. My favorite thing about this look is the blend from the soft brown to the beigy blonde that gives an organic, sunkissed vibe.

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

To recreate this style, I recommend a 1-inch curling iron/wand, Colorproof Crazy Smooth Oil to work through the curl for definition and shine, and Puff Me hair powder for the base of the hair to add grip and volume. You can also finish with Colorproof Texture Charge Spray for added texture throughout.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for any age. It is perfect for anyone looking for a more soft, but deeper set bang. This cut also works well with anyone with medium texture hair. Rounder face shapes work well with this cut because of the diagonal forward lines that hit right under the chin. This helps give the appearance of an elongated shape.

Creative Bob

Creative Bob hairstyleInstagram @ahlee.kweli

Q&A with style creator, Ahlee Kweli
Hairstylist @ Juju Salon & Organics in Philadelphia, PA


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

This cut was designed for a creative professional. She wanted a refined style with a bit of edge that wasn’t a “run of the mill” bob. I’m a huge fan of asymmetry, and that element combined with the textured microfringe sparks a fire in my hairstylist heart!

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

Because this is a precision cut on fine, straight hair, most of the work was done on my part. I cut the shape specifically to compliment my guest’s head shape, with cowlicks and “problem” areas in mind so that styling can be rather simple.

Productwise, I used Neuma Blow Dry Lotion cocktailed with Neuma Aragon Oil and flap wrap styled the hair with a sculpting brush.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style for quests who have straight, fine hair. As mentioned, it is a precision cut and in my experience, that style seems to grow in and maintain the shape in which it was intended to be in the weeks following.

Because of the asymmetry, this cut is more forgiving than conventional “bobs”. That being said, it’s a style that would translate well on round and oval face shapes, and even oblong and square shapes depending on the length of the longer portion.

Box Bob With Microfringe

Q&A with style creator, Hannah Mole
Hairstylist @ Bad Apple Hair Salon in Birmingham, UK


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

I would describe this look as an edgy and textured box bob. My favorite thing about this look is the microfringe. It takes a classic cut and gives it a modern twist. The fringe is a focal point and is a great way to make a statement and stand out.

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

I would recomend Bed Head’s Queen For a Day for volume, hold and texture, cocktailed with a bit of Ego Boost for the ends. I would finish off with a spritz of Masterpiece hairspray for shine, hold and texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is quite a versatile style and could be adapted to your client. You simply decide on how severe or soft you go with the fringe. Full fringes typically suit people with more oval or longer faces. The microfringe adds an element of edginess to someone’s style, so it would suit people who like to stand out and make a statement.

This style is best suited for straighter, sleek hair as it shows off the style best. However, it would still be possible to achieve on other hair types, but some would need to put more effort into styling it. .

Asymmetrical Fringe

Q&A with style creator, Nikki Dee
Stylist @ Tiger Eye Hair in San Diego, CA


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

I would describe this look as a versatile and hip. The model has a natural wave in her texture, so she can go smooth or a little wild. My favorite part is the fringe. She has a very symmetrical face, so I wanted to play with an asymmetrical fringe to really open up her beautiful eyes!

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

To achieve this color I used Wella Innocence 55/66 with 20 vol as the base, then I color melted over prelightened mids and ends with Pulp riot Jam and Lilac. Regarding color upkeep between salon visits, I absolutely love the Viral Color Wash Shampoos because you can customize colors for your client.

For styling, I recommend R+Co products. They are my absolute favorite and each product stands up to expectations! When styling this look, I started with the One Prep Spray which provides amazing heat protection, then I cocktailed a little High Dive and Tinsel to give ultimate moisture and shine. I finished the look with a flat wrap blow dry and polished with my Bioionic iron. Keeping a strong weight line through the whole perimeter of this cut is what makes it such a versatile style.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look to an array of clients. I see this cut and color as being cross generational. It’s all about finding that client that is open to the adventure of style. I’m fortunate enough to have found my home in a salon that attracts all walks of life and culture!

Soft Rounded Fringe

Soft Rounded Fringe hairstyleInstagram @breedoeshair

Q&A with style creator, Bree Maglinao
@ Sassoon Salon in Costa Mesa, CA


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

This is an A-line bob with a soft rounded fringe. I really like the fringe we chose to do. I think it lends a nice contrast to the strength of the line, and adds a bit more of an edgy feel to the classic shape.

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

Product selection should be determined by the hair type and the desired style. For this look, I used a light oil and a leave-in conditioner with thermal protection in damp hair. I wrap dried with a Vess brush and flat ironed to finish.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I think this look can be suitable for almost anyone with any hair type whether it’s straight, wavy or curly. I would recommend it for anyone looking to add fullness to their hair. I think a fringe is fun, and you can combine pretty much any kind of fringe with a bob.

This is also a look that has some versatility for different lifestyles. There is enough length to work with for it to be straightened, curled, waved or tied back (mostly).

Blunt Bob with Heavy Bangs

Blunt Bob with Heavy Bangs hairstyleInstagram @carlihairington

Q&A with style creator, Carli Scroggins
Hairstylist @ Salon 5014 in Dallas, TX


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

THis is a classic, one-length blunt bob with heavy blunt bangs.

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

R+Co’s Park Ave is perfect to style out this cut. It’s gives hair just enough grip to pull it taught with the Olivia Garden oval brush to get that really straight and smooth look without using a flat iron, and without making the hair feel dry, stiff or too oily.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is good for a client with straight, fine hair that wants a bold but classic look. It works well on a long face shape due to the bangs and will always look best on people with long necks. I would not recommend this for people who like a lot of volume and/or movement. It is a fairly flat and static style.

Also, people with a difficult hairline at the nape may ask their stylist for an undercut to ensure that it lays nice and straight in the back. On the right hair type, this look is easy to style and will grow out nicely. It’s important for a client to know she will need a bang trim every three to four weeks.

Feminine Edge

Feminine Edge hairstyleInstagram @hairgarbage

Q&A with style creator, Ashly O’Neil
Stylist / Color Specialist @ Twig Hair Salon in Boulder, CO


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

This look is very modern and feminine with a bit of edge. I love its structural precision with the softness of the round lines.

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

For this look, I suggest using a product with a bit of hold and volume such as R+Co Park Ave before blow drying with a flat brush. I like to finish it out with a shine spray with minimal to no hold such as Unite 7 Second Glossing Spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is ideal for a client who wants to be ultra modern and on top of trends. This shape is bold and makes a statement, so it’s not for the shy. People will be turning heads and complimenting this cut consistently!

I think any face shape can wear this cut as long as it’s detailed to meet your needs, being careful not to accentuate a round face.

Modern Joan Jett

Modern Joan Jett hairstyleInstagram @ml_styling

Q&A with style creator, Michael Lucero
Aveda Senior Stylist @ Scott J Salon in New York, NY


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

I would describe this look as the modern Joan Jett. I gave this client short and choppy layers, partnered with a soft wispy bang. Bangs are on trend and these bangs are my favorite thing about this cut.

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

I recommend layering Aveda’s new Texture Tonic and Light Elements Defining Whip to create this look. Apply the Texture Tonic on damp hair and let it air dry. Finish by separating the layers with the Defining Whip.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look to anyone who has the personality to carry it. This client is energetic and playful, so I knew she would rock it. The layers around her face really bring out her her high cheekbones and the soft bangs frame her gorgeous eyes.

Pixie Shag

Q&A with style creator, Betina Levine-Rivas
Senior Stylist @ Union Beauty Salon in Brooklyn, NY


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

If I were introducing this cut to my client, I would describe it as a longer, shaggier version of a pixie. It’s one way to grow in a very short cut, or to introduce a short look with a little more shape around the hairline.

This look is great because it’s a modern, playful and textured take on a short look. I love it because it carries a lot of style, it’s versatile, and it’s a more feminized version of a traditional pixie. A pixie shag!

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

A texture spray is wonderful for this. I used Eufora Details which is a dry spray wax. I either spray it right on dry hair, or spray it onto my hands to apply for more pieceyness. This is a loose style that you really want to shape by hand.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This shape is great for lots of hair types from straight to curly. What may change is the amount of texture spray that is needed for styling, or you may need to move into a paste like Evo Construction Cream for more hold.

The woman who wears this shape is willing to have fun with her hair. She is stylish and a little relaxed about how it comes out from day to day.

Shoulder Sweeping A-Line

Q&A with style creator, Jonathan Mercer
Hairstylist @ Clementine Hair Studio in Somerville, MA


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

This is a shoulder-sweeping, A-line bob with side bangs. We really love the juxtaposition of a clean, polished cut with such a fun color!

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

To maintain this look, a good haircut is key! Blow dry using a nice shine serum and flat brush for polish.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look works best for clients with naturally straight hair who want to look sophisticated but fun!

Tousled Volume

Q&A with style creator, Mary Palmisano
Hairstylist @ Impressions Salon in Mequon, WI


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

I have been doing this client’s hair for years. I would describe her hair as tousled volume. She has an angled bob with short layers that we like to show off with the way we style her. Her bangs are longer and side-swept, with a short softer fringe laying underneath.

My favorite thing about this is how this haircut and style appears as if she has more hair than she really does.

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

As a professional colorist, I always start my clients off with Pureology shampoo and conditioner. I then prepped this towel dried hair with Pureology’s Root Lift for added height. Through her ends, I used a medium lightweight get. Gold Definer by Pureology is my favorite! I blow dried with a round brush and finished with Pureology’s Supreme Control Hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style to a client that is craving volume. This is a classic look that any face shape can rock. It is easy to style for ladies that have medium texture with a slight wave.

Soft Texture

Soft Texture hairstyleInstagram @hairbyjoenyc

Q&A with style creator, Joe Calcagno
Stylist @ Fringe Salon in New York, NY


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

This is a soft textured bob with a heavy bang. My favorite thing about this haircut is its versatility. It’s easy to wear. I love the “contained mess” aspect of this cut. The classic strong bob shape allows for the interior to be a lot less than perfect.

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

For this look, I used a light mousse (Aircraft from R+Co) and a styling cream (Super Shine Light from Oribe) on damp hair. I dried using a thermal round brush, curling alternate ways and pulling the brush down for a less finished wave. Afterwards, a dry texture spray was used to tousle and set the hair. The dry texture spray I love is Dry Texture Spray from Oribe.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I’d recommend this cut for finer to medium textured hair. This cut can create more width and shorten the face with a heavier bang, so it’s perfect for anyone who wants a cut to do that. However, adjustments can be made to tailor a soft textured bob to anyone or any face shape.

This cut is for someone who doesn’t want to spend lots of time to have a classic and edgy combination hairstyle.

Easy-To-Wear Shag

Easy-To-Wear Shag hairstyleInstagram @nykoko.hair

Q&A with style creator, Nicole Senoran
Hairstylist @ Bigsby House in San Jose, CA


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

This look is a modern medium shag haircut with a heavy fringe. This haircut is meant to have a lot of texture to accentuate the natural wave pattern in the hair. It is also a great solution for women who struggle with handling their “uncontrollable” waves and frizz, transforming it into a manageable and easy-to-wear look.

My favorite thing about this haircut is the way the style can be fun and edgy, yet still look completely put together.

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

I recommend a curl cream or pomade on towel dried hair to help tame the frizziness that may accompany some hair types with wavy texture. This will also encourage the curl and bounce in the hair. Finish and dry the hair using a diffuser to have more control of the style.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone with thicker, wavy hair who would love to remove weight and bulk from within. The fringe is awesome for a client who would like to conceal their forehead or is looking to bring out their eyes.

Bangs are excellent for anyone with a triangular or oblong face shape. It is a great way to frame the face and give their softer features a bolder appearance.

China Doll Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Susan Jensen
Hairstylist @ Susan’s Hair Studio in Highland, UT


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

This is a sleek bob with slight layering at the ends and China doll bangs with texturing.

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

I used a product called Potion by Kin. It’s a light holding cream that gives control and smoothness when blow drying.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for medium to slightly thick hair with not too much curl or strong cowlicks. It will work with anything from fine to coarse hair. It’s not difficult to style and can work for busy moms and executives alike. It’s a classic yet very modern look that never seems to go out of style.

It can work on any face shape, but for certain shapes you may want to alter the length. The bang looks better on a forehead that is not high and not low.

Edgy Red Bob

Edgy Red Bob hairstyleInstagram @lovesalondelray

Q&A with style creator, Netie Patricio
Hairstylist/Colorist @ Love Salon in Delray Beach, FL


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

My favorite thing about this kind of look would be a combination of the color and this fabulous edge cut. Red bobs are really eye catching. It’s a very modern and hip look that actually makes it appear as if you have a style compared to having long hair.

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

In order to maintain this look, I would recommend getting a haircut at least every four to six weeks. You don’t realize how fast your hair grows until you cut it!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is best for someone who has finer hair as it can make it look much fuller than it really is. It can also be worn with thick hair by layering underneath to appear much lighter than it is. The fringe or (bangs) are a great way to hide a big forehead or soften up your face. The best face shape for this specific look will be heart or oval.

This is a great look for someone who will take the time in the morning to actually style it. Although it’s short, you still need to style it as you won’t be able to pull it back in a ponytail like you can with longer hair. But all in all, it’s a very fun look. You’ll get lots of compliments because most people are too nervous to cut their hair!

Modern Bowl Cut with Heavy Bangs

Modern Bowl Cut with Heavy Bangs hairstyle Instagram @katekentconfetti

Q&A with style creator, Kate Burden Kent
Indie Hair Artist @ Confetti Studio in Milwaukee, WI


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

I adore this look! I love the heaviness in the bang, which I find to be quite current. I’d describe it as a little bit of a bowl cut and a little bit of a pixie. The pixie shape is all around the sides and back, while the top is left longer and heavy.

The 90s revival we’re seeing right now leads us back to a time when hair was quite easy and messy, although this look is styled less messy in the photo it can be altered to many different looks. This also reminds me of Demi Moore in Ghost. Her hair was cut so blunt, but still felt soft and feminine because it fell perfectly into place. How easy is that?

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

This cut is actually so easy to style. I like to use a pea-sized amount of Dressed Up blowdry cream from Hairstory. Work the product in while the hair is still damp but not dripping, then use your fingers and work the hair back and forth on the top using the higher heat and speed of a blow dryer.

If it’s cut well to the client’s bone structure, it should simply fall into place. For more texture, you can use a little styling paste like R+Co’s Mannequin or a sea salt texture spray like Mare from Reverie. As far as maintenance, I’d recommend every four to six weeks for trims, especially around the ears and the bangs.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this haircut for someone who is comfortable with short hair and is also comfortable not having tons of volume on the top. The goal of this cut is to be smooth and heavy. While there can still be movement, it’s meant to have more swing than bounce.

This look is ideal for someone with very straight hair with not a ton of natural texture. It can be achieved on wavy or curly hair, but then needs more styling time, possibly with a flat iron. This haircut is best suited for someone who has great cheekbones and is comfortable with their chin and jawline because they will be visible.

However, depending on where the weight is, the bang can draw the eye up from the jawline. The bang can also be swept to the side for a softer look when it gets longer, or parted on either side with gel for a sleeker, wet look.