40 Trendy Ways to Get Bottleneck Bangs Right Now

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Bottleneck bangs are a soft, textured fringe with face-framing layers. You can part them in the middle, creating a curtain bang effect but in a little modernized version. If there’s a part of your face that you feel uncomfortable exposing, opt for this chop. Chubby cheeks, prominent forehead, asymmetrical features, and so on—these bangs can hide them.

Stylist Ginga Kawa of Newport Beach, CA suggests, “Ask if these bangs suit your face shape. Understand your hair growth pattern or cowlicks to see if the cut is really doable.”

Starting off with thinner sections is recommended. You can always adjust the thickness in case you don’t like the result. The same thing goes with the length. Choose longer bangs first, then chop them off little by little until you’re satisfied.

These bangs may take some time to grow back, so you must ensure that this is the style you’ll love. What we want to avoid is “to be stuck with the same look for some time, and going through a weird length,” Kawa explains.

Keep in mind that bangs require styling. Consult your stylist on how much time you need to spend preppin’ your locks every day. Know what products and tools are best for your hair type, too.

This might be the change you didn’t know you needed. Scan through these images to see the trendiest ways to wear bottleneck bangs!

Sexy Auburn Bottleneck Fringe
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#1: Stunning Auburn Fringe

One of the best styles to grow out your curtain bangs too, is the bottleneck fringe. As styles evolve you will need to see which variation works for you. A gorgeous auburn color, this season’s trend color, would be a color alternative to switching up the look.

Brunette Bottleneck Fringe on Medium-Length Hair
Instagram @studio_mostton

#2: Fringe on Medium-Length Hair

A brunette fringe looks good on medium-length hair. Bangs suit many shapes and sizes. They go well with various hair textures and thicknesses. You can customize them by going longer or shorter. If you have a long face shape, a bang that grazes below the brows will suit you well.

Blonde Bottleneck Fringe
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#3: Blonde Fringe

If you like hair around your face but dislike a fringe that grows into your eyes quickly, the on-trend fringe is ideal. This fringe style sits closer together at the parting and then opens to frame the eye sockets. In regard to styling, always ensure the bangs are dried away from your face. Maintaining this fringe requires liberal use of hair spray.

Bottleneck Bangs with Chocolate Highlights
Instagram @megumicolor

#4: Bottleneck Bangs with Chocolate Highlights

Bangs styled like a bottleneck, having a chocolate color, pair well with layers of textured hair. If you desire this hairstyle, request light and delicate highlights or a hair color resembling a lit candle in the salon.

Bottleneck Barely Bangs for ladies with a chic style
Instagram @salsalhair

#5: Barely Bangs

If you are on the fence about adding bangs, try these barely bangs! You can wear them as a fringe or push them off to the side. Ask for a good styling cream to keep them controlled and smooth.

Face-Framing Bottleneck Fringe for Thick Hair
Instagram @victoria.hairart

#6: Face-Framing Fringe for Thick Hair

Take a look at this face-framing fringe for short hair. A transformation that you can achieve, too! One of the many reasons this haircut has been so popular over the last year is its versatility. You can ask your stylist about creating a custom version that works for you. I suggest rebooking a bang trim every 6 weeks for maintenance. Keep your hair hydrated with a shampoo and conditioner set combined with a leave-in. Try ELEVEN Miracle Hair Treatment. Then, you can receive a full trim every 3-4 months.

Bottleneck Fringe on an Above-the-Shoulder Cut with layers and lived-in texture
Instagram @hirohair

#7: Bottleneck Fringe on an Above-the-Shoulder Cut

Give your hair a fresh update with a bottleneck fringe on an above-the-shoulder cut. This style works best on medium to thick, straight hair types and will flatter most face shapes. Avoid adding too much product, as this could weigh down the shape of the fringe. To get a piecey and shaggy look, try using a sea salt spray for added texture before styling. I recommend trying Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Sprayfor extra hold and definition. Finish off this trendy hairstyle with light hairspray. Try Oribe Superfine Hair Spray to keep your bottleneck bangs looking sleek all day long!

#8: Apricot-Inspired Long Hair

Ah, a vibrant peach color and curtain bang. It’s a gorgeous look that will draw attention! To try this style, you should first need the right cut. Your hairdresser should make the fringe longer and the texture wispy at the ends. This way, it looks like a “bottleneck.” The loose waves should have long layers to show off the natural movement. When it comes to styling, remember to use a heat protectant before blow-drying your hair.

Fresh Blonde Long Bob with Bottleneck Fringe
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#9: Fresh Blonde Long Bob with Fringe

In my experience, the long bob with fringe is a stylish look that can take you from day to night. If you can, I suggest cutting it with layers to add texture and movement for a more dynamic look. To ensure your style stays put all day long, use a bit of shine serum or spray wax for added hold. Finally, finish off with hairspray for maximum longevity – no matter how active your day may be!

Bottleneck Fringe on a Mid-Length Fuller Shag
Instagram @hirohair

#10: Bottleneck Fringe on a Mid-Length Fuller Shag

Instead of the classic full fringe, try a trendy bottleneck fringe on a mid-length fuller shag. This look is great for those who want to keep their hair length. All while adding some edge and dimension without the maintenance of long bangs. If you want to, I suggest communicating your desired outcome to your hairstylist. That way they can create this fresh style with precision. To complete the look try adding an effortless wave or curl for a subtle texture. It will make you stand out even more!

Platinum Short Shag with Bottleneck Bangs
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#11: Platinum Short Shag

If you’re looking for a classic haircut that’s trending and not going away anytime soon, ask for a short shag. This style has been around since the 70s and has come back with a bang! It’s the perfect cut if you’re wanting body, volume, shape, and layers. The best way for you to achieve maximum body is by using a round brush and a curling iron. Ask your stylist to show you how to use these tools at home!

Razored Bottleneck Fringe
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#12: Razored Fringe

The feathered style is evolving with fringe. Which is great when you consider the density of fine hair. When you try to texturize hair, the framea can look hollow. But, a fringe like this has face-framing layers. And those have the same style while having your density.

Extra Long Hair with Bottleneck Bangs
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#13: Extra Long Hair

Long hair can get limp and lifeless. Try a haircut that compliments your face. Extra long hair paired with bottleneck bangs is the shape for that. You will always want volume and lift. Bangs can provide the best volume. Consider a straight razor haircut for extra movement.

#14: Dimensional Copper Blonde

I love this cut and color combination. It’s for someone that wants a little bolder but still low-maintenance cut! To maintain the vibrancy of the copper color, invest in a safe shampoo and conditioner. For extra color time between appointments, I would use a copper color-depositing conditioner. It will keep your bangs bright!

Long Brunette Hair with Bottleneck Bangs
Instagram @dmitrovahair

#15: Long Brunette Hair

Try the newest hair trend with long brunette hair with bangs. Bottleneck bangs are a twist on traditional bangs. And they are easier to manage. They are light and flippy, which is beneficial for soft growth. This is a great way to ease into trying bangs for the first time.

Medium Shag with a Soft Bottleneck Curtain Fringe
Instagram @hairbykarafina

#16: Medium Shag with a Soft Curtain Fringe

Try a medium shag with curtain fringe if you’re looking to add shape and texture to your current hairstyle. The key to this hairstyle is to brush the hair forward towards your face and part in the middle. You can style using a round brush to help add volume and a nice curve inward or outward. Use a sea salt spray when damp and use a texture spray when dry to amplify this textured hairstyle.

Related: Best curtain bangs styles for medium-length hair.

Short Blonde Shag with Bottleneck Fringe
Instagram @joannydoeshair

#17: Short Blonde Shag with Fringe

Update your look with a short shag with bangs. A shag with bangs will give lots of movement and texture with its flippy ends. You will want to make your style look undone to keep the cut looking updated and on-trend. According to shaggy blondes, they do have more fun.

Flippy Bottleneck Fringe
Instagram @victoria.hairart

#18: Flippy Bottleneck Fringe

Styling after trends like a flippy fringe, it’s helpful to go with a length that frames your features. And, you want a style that is manageable. Be sure to consider if “on or off” your face would cause an issue. Also, this is a trim that could be achieved on your own in between salon visits.

Bottleneck Bangs and Crown Layers
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#19: Bangs and Crown Layers

Be on trend with crown layers. Bottleneck bangs and fun and flippy and will update your locks. These bangs are my favorite type of bangs. They’re easy to wear style and have a soft grow out. For example, normal bangs are high maintenance and require much more upkeep.

Medium Dark Red Hair with Yellow Peekaboo Highlights and Bottleneck Bangs
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#20: Medium Dark Red Hair with Yellow Peekaboo Highlights

If you’re looking to take a leap into the dark side don’t be afraid to try a warmer color. Warmer tones will be softer and more forgiving than stark ash on lighter skin tones. Your best bet is to stay away from permanent color unless you are fully committed to red. For colors like yellow and orange, use custom-colored extensions.

Wispy Bottleneck Bangs with Long Beach Waves
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#21: Wispy Bangs with Long Beach Waves

Wispy bangs with waves look great on any face shape. Styles with bangs can be cut differently to suit each face shape. Long beach waves can be done by air drying wavy hair with a texture cream. Add more waves with a curling wand if needed and finish with a texture spray.

#22: Short French Bob

A French bob with bangs is a modern take on a classic hairstyle. It gives major Winona Ryder vibes and is very feminine. You will want to brush your hair forward in the front when it is still damp so that it lays nicely once it’s dry. Use a round brush technique on the ends of your hair while blow-drying to create the flip underneath to style this short French bob.

Middle-Parted Bottleneck Bangs on Mid-Length Hair
Instagram @maren.stylist

#23: Middle-Parted Bangs on Mid-Length Hair

Update regular bangs by trying middle-parted bangs on mid-length hair. The bottleneck bang gives a modern twist without the upkeep of traditional bangs with a softer grow-out. The mid-length cut gives your locks a youthful appearance when curled with soft waves. Use a texture paste to define and hold the curl.

Shoulder-Length Hair with Bottleneck Bangs
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#24: Shoulder-Length Hair

Choosing shoulder-length hair with bottleneck bangs is a go-to easy maintenance cut that is universally flattering on most hair types and face shapes. Make sure the length is either right below or above the shoulders so it’s not at an awkward length causing the hair to flip outward when styling. When having thicker hair, thinning out the hair might be necessary for it to sit correctly for easier styling.

Face-Framing Layers with Long Bottleneck Bangs
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#25: Face-Framing Layers with Long Bangs

Face-framing layers with long bangs are the ultimate rockstar haircut. It’s messy, easy to style, and gives you that perfect lived-in feel and appearance. The thicker your hair is, the more hair there is to play with, and really have fun with lots of different lengths and textures. It’s not necessary, especially if you have a natural wave or curl to your hair already, but a texture spray would be a great product to add to your shelf if you have straight hair or just want ultimate volume and texture.

#26: Soft Shag Cut with Face-Framing Layers and Bangs

A soft shag cut with face-framing layers and bangs works for any age. A soft shag will always be in style, creating a custom cut with movement that works for any face shape. Curling away from the face will accentuate the cheekbones. Finish the style with a volumizing texture spray.

#27: Bottleneck Bangs for Square Faces

Bottleneck bangs work well for square faces. Your stylist will be able to sculpt the bangs and face-framing to work with your face shape. Cuts are low maintenance, but you will likely need to trim the bangs every 4 to 6 weeks to keep the shape. The bangs grow out very easily as they become part of the face-framing.

#28: Long Textured Layers with a Face Frame

Try long textured layers with a face frame when you want movement around the face but don’t want to sacrifice length. Face-framing layers are a great way to connect bangs to the rest of the layers throughout your hair. Long layers are an easy wash-and-wear style if you have a natural wave or curl, but can require some styling if you have stick-straight hair.

Heavy Bottleneck Fringe on a Messy Bob
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#29: Heavy Fringe on a Messy Bob

A heavy fringe on a bob creates a beautiful frame that is on-trend with bottleneck bangs haircuts. A messy bob is a great way to create a wash-and-wear hairstyle that works well with a lived-in color.

Bottleneck Bangs and Internal Layers for Fine Hair
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#30: Bangs and Internal Layers for Fine Hair

Go for bangs and internal layers if you have fine hair. Haircuts with bottleneck bangs can work well for fine hair, creating shape and movement for otherwise limp and thin hair. Blow-dry with mousse and a round brush for added volume. You can curl the hair by twirling the hair around the round brush or using a wand/curling iron.

#31: Choppy Disheveled Shag with Bangs for Round Faces

A choppy disheveled shag with bangs will complement your round facial structure and features. A shag haircut primarily consists of feathered layers on both the top of your head and sides, mostly in front of the ears. This creates the illusion of fullness and volume at the crown with thinner, messy ends. This haircut is best styled with a wave to the hair and a texture spray.

Related: See more hairstyles with bangs for round faces.

#32: Undone Layered Shag with Curtain Bangs

If you’re going to consider bangs, try curtain bangs with an undone layered shag. For instant cheekbones, bottleneck shape bangs are a go-to. Point cutting the layers when dry will give the shag cut more of that undone feel. Use a curling iron and piece out the hair with some texture cream and your fingers.

#33: Textured Cut with Wispy Bangs for Thin Hair

A textured cut with wispy bangs can be cut with hidden layering to not take away thickness while adding shape. Blow-dry with a round brush to add volume to thin hair, then follow up with a wand to give a natural wave while leaving the ends straight. Finish with a volumizing texture spray and hair spray.

#34: Octopus Haircut with Bangs

An octopus haircut with bangs is a unique hairstyle that can be very versatile when it comes to styling. It looks great on women with round and square face shapes. Hairstyles with a fringe typically pair well with any variation of the shag haircut, just like this octopus haircut.

Tousled Shaggy Layers and Bottleneck Bangs
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#35: Tousled Shaggy Layers and Bangs

Tousled shaggy layers and bangs are a great way to freshen up your hairstyle without doing too much. This hairstyle can be very versatile in the ways you can style it: curly, wavy, straight, up in a ponytail… You name it! The shag and shaggy layers are making a comeback and are one of the hair trends to follow if you’re looking for the next latest hairstyle to try and rock.

Short Hair with Layered Bottleneck Bangs
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#36: Short Hair with Layered Bottleneck Bangs

Short hair with layered bottleneck bangs is great for women who don’t have a lot of styling time and are low-maintenance with their hair. This hairstyle is fashionable, trendy, and messy, making it perfect for women who desire natural shape and texture.

#37: Long Wavy Hair with Feathered Bangs

Consider feathered bangs when having long thick wavy hair. Styles with a middle part are a more fashion-forward choice and edgier than a traditional straight-across bang. Thicker hair should be thinned out with thinning shears to lay correctly and be styled more easily. Blow-dry with a big round brush to give the cut a smooth finish.

#38: Soft Waves and Face-Framing Bangs for Long Hair

Go for soft waves and face-framing bangs if you have long hair that is medium to thick in density. When weight is taken out of the face-framing layers they will fall softly and style with ease. Point-cutting the bangs will give more movement and texture. Style with a curling iron and texture hairspray.

#39: Bottleneck Bangs on Wavy, Thick Hair

Bottleneck bangs on wavy, thick hair make a fun, bold statement. It’s a messy and dramatic hairstyle that doesn’t require too much work to style. The thicker the hair, the more hair there is to thin out, layer, and texturize, and this will help create maximum volume and texture for your new hairstyle. Comb out your curls for a more lived-in wave style and finish with a texture spray.

Wispy Shag Cut with a Face-Framing Bottleneck Fringe
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#40: Wispy Shag Cut with a Face-Framing Fringe

A wispy shag cut with a face-framing fringe can be a great option for women over 40. The shag is cut to frame your face and show off your best assets. Razor cutting can help push the hair in the direction you’d like it to style. Curl in a shape making the hair bow away from the cheeks to show off the cheekbones.