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!
#1: 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.
#2: Medium Dark Red Hair with Yellow Peekaboo Highlights
#3: Wispy Bottleneck Bangs with Long Beach Waves
Wispy bottleneck bangs with waves look great on any face shape. Styles with bottleneck 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.
#4: Short French Bob with Bottleneck Bangs
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.
#5: Middle-Parted Bottleneck Bangs on Mid-Length Hair
Update regular bangs by trying middle-parted bottleneck 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.
#6: Shoulder-Length Hair with Bottleneck Bangs
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.
#7: 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.
#8: 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.
#9: 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 with bottleneck bangs are low maintenance, but will likely need to trim the bangs every 4 to 6 weeks to keep the shape. The bottleneck bangs are grown out very easily as the bangs just become part of the face-framing.
#10: 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 bottleneck bangs’ hairstyles 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.
#11: 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.
#12: Bottleneck Bangs and Internal Layers for Fine Hair
Go for bottleneck 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.
#13: 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.
#14: 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.
#15: 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. Hairstyles with bottleneck bangs will always be in, and they can be tailored to frame your face. 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.
#16: Octopus Haircut with Bottleneck Bangs
An octopus haircut with bottleneck 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 bottleneck fringe typically pair well with any variation of the shag haircut, just like this octopus haircut.
#17: 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.
#18: 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 that desire natural shape and texture.
Make sure to comb all the front of your hair forward while it’s still damp so that it dries and sets in the direction you like. Your bangs laying forward will cover the majority of your forehead, which is great for women who feel insecure about showing too much face.
#19: Long Wavy Hair with Feathered Bangs
Consider feathered bangs when having long thick wavy hair. Styles with bottleneck fringe 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.
#20: 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. Haircuts with bottleneck fringe are an updated look on the traditional bang. Point cutting the bangs will give more movement and texture. Style with a curling iron and texture hairspray.
#21: 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.
#22: 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.