39 Best Curtain Bangs for All Hair Types & Lengths

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve almost definitely heard all the buzz about curtain bangs. Curtain fringes are 100% customizable for absolutely any face shape. It’s no wonder lots of celebrities are rocking these trendy bangs. But before you try out this super-flattering option, several factors are worth considering. That’s why I put together this ultimate guide to curtain bangs—including a gallery full of gorgeous options at the end. Keep reading to learn everything you need to pick the right length and style easily and minimize upkeep and join the “curtain” craze!

What Are Curtain Bangs?

Curtain bangs are parted in the middle to frame your face. The hair lengths cascade down your cheekbones and jawline, accentuating these features. They gained initial popularity in the 1970s and became popular again in the early 2020s. In the ’70s, many actresses wore their fringe this way. Farrah Fawcett, Goldie Hawn, Diana Ross, and Brigitte Bardot are the most famous examples. (Source) But celebrities today have brought the trend back in a big way! Zooey Deschanel, Hilary Duff, Halle Berry, and Selena Gomez are a few of the many women wearing curtain bangs these days.

Should You Get Curtain Bangs? Here’s How to Tell

70s style curtain bangs on long hair
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I spoke with hairstylist Brandi Rose of Canada to find out how she helps her clients decide. She said curtain bangs work well for many people because “as they get longer, you can more easily tuck them behind your ears or push them to the side.”

And I agree! One of my favorite things about curtain bangs is how adaptable they are. Curtain bangs look amazing with long hair, paired with any type of shag, shoulder-length hair, and even short hair. But how do you know if they’re right for you? Consider how much time you have to style daily, how often you’re willing to get bang trims and your lifestyle.

First, let’s talk about styling. When curtain bangs are cut well, they’ll naturally have the “curtain” shaping—to an extent. I find that I can get away with not blow-drying mine. But if I don’t, I 100% need to spend a few minutes with the flat iron once they’re dry. And sometimes I wash my hair at night. Whether I blow-dry or not, I always need to do touch-ups with a flat iron every morning.

If you don’t have 5-10 minutes each morning for this step, curtain bangs might not be a good choice.

As for bang trims, your stylist can help you set realistic expectations. Discuss how often you’re able to get bang trims. If you want your bangs to always skim your eyebrows, that’ll require visits every month or two, but if you’re happy to wear your bangs grown out, you can get trims every 2-4 months. I know how much your lifestyle might impact your ability to style daily or get trims. Start with longer curtain bangs if you’re a busy mom or professional. These are a little faster to style and need trims less often. But if you’re retired (or have a flexible schedule), you can go for a shorter version. All types of curtain bangs need a bit of daily upkeep and occasional trims. So, talk with your hairstylist about your schedule. They can customize your fringe to fit nicely into your routine.

The Pros of Getting Curtain Bangs

Example of curtain bangs on mid-length hair
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  • Chic appearance. You can style curtain bangs in a few different ways. But no matter which you choose, you’ll look effortlessly chic.
  • Less commitment. Curtain bangs gradually get longer through the sides, unlike other types of fringe. This makes them very easy to grow out and less of a commitment than other bangs.
  • Look youthful. This curtain option is excellent because your forehead is mostly covered, hiding any fine lines. But curtain bangs are versatile enough that you won’t look like you’re trying to hide your age.
  • Customizable. Most types of bangs are best suited to a specific face shape, but curtain bangs can be customized endlessly, meaning any face shape can rock them.

The Cons of Getting Curtain Bangs

Short bixie haircut with curtain bangs
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Every hairstyle will have a few potential downsides, including curtain bangs. Here’s what you should be aware of:

  • Hair lies on your forehead. You may get breakouts or feel like your forehead is extra oily because your bangs cover it all day. Carry oil-blotting wipes if you’re set on curtain bangs but worried about this. The curtain effect will also bring less attention to bigger foreheads.
  • Different effect on curls. Your stylist can give you curtain bangs even if you have curly or coily hair. But the effect doesn’t happen on these hair types. You’d have to either blow-dry your bangs daily or accept that your curtain bangs will frame your face differently.
  • Weather can be annoying. You’re likely to notice your forehead sweating on bright, sunny days. And on windy days, the breeze will dishevel your style. A good hairspray can help with the latter, though.

Hair Type Considerations

Long curtain bangs on long wavy hair
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As I mentioned, curtain bangs can look very different if you have curls, but that’s not the only hair type consideration to make. Below are the most important things to remember for each hair type. If your hair type isn’t listed below, you won’t have extra factors to consider. All you need to remember is your face shape and your desired level of upkeep.

Straight, Fine, or Thin Hair

Curtain bangs can be great for naturally straight, fine, or thin hair. They add a lot of volume and movement. But unlike blunt or swoopy fringes, you won’t need to give up a huge section of hair on top to get these effects. And as they grow out, curtain bangs look more like face-framing layers. This also creates a lot of texture and the illusion of thicker hair. So even if you’re past due for a bang trim, your hair will still look naturally voluminous. The one thing to keep in mind is that you’ll need daily styling to get maximum volume in this type of fringe. You can mist them down with a bit of water and blow-dry, or use a flat iron to give them a lift. If your hair is pin-straight, you may also want a volumizing hairspray to hold the shape.

Curly or Coily Hair

Curtain bangs lay differently on curly and coily hair types. Usually, your hair won’t have the typical “curtain” parting. It’s more likely that your entire forehead will be covered or very little will be. It all depends on your unique curls or coils, but that’s not to say curtain bangs would look bad on you! If you have a big forehead, the curtain look is great at reducing this. They can be the easiest to style when you have coils or curls since you have to scrunch and/or diffuse. The best tip I can give you is this: find a picture (or pictures) of curtain bangs on a texture that closely matches yours. This will give you a very realistic idea of what to expect from yours. You may also want to see a stylist specializing in your hair type. I say this because curls and coils shrink when dry versus wet. An inexperienced stylist may cut them too short. When you book your appointment, ask if anyone there is a specialist or even certified to cut curls.

Thick or Coarse Hair

With thick and coarse hair, it can be hard to create natural-looking movement. If you have this hair type, your curtain bangs will need a lot of layering and texturizing. Luckily, there are many ways to achieve this. Razor-cut curtain bangs will offer that chic feeling. They’ll also remove lots of weight and bulk. Asking for layers in your curtain bangs and/or point cutting through the ends can make a big difference too. If yours end up too heavy, you’ll struggle to style them. You’ll also feel like you already need a bang trim. Feel free to specifically ask for layered, texturized, or wispy curtain bangs to ensure you get a good result.

Customizing Curtain Bangs for Your Face Shape

Curtain bangs on long layered straight hair
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A curtain fringe can suit any face shape with some customization by your hairstylist. Be sure to determine your face shape and consider my tips below. Bonus pro tip: ask your stylist to confirm your face shape during the consultation!

  • Diamond face shapes are a perfect match for curtain bangs. Slightly shorter lengths will balance your features the best. Avoid longer options that hit your cheekbones. Any length between touching your brows to skimming your eyelashes will look gorgeous.
  • Heart-Shaped faces should avoid blunt curtain bangs, which can make your chin look too narrow. So instead, try a swoopy curtain bang that barely covers your eyebrows. This creates the illusion of an oval face shape.
  • Oval face shapes can wear any type of bangs. If you’ve never had fringe, start with a less dramatic wispy version. Try heavy curtain bangs that skim the tops of your eyebrows for maximum drama.
  • Round face shapes look best with textured, wispy curtain bangs. This will help elongate your face and reduce any unwanted fullness in your cheeks.
  • Square face shapes enjoy added softness and femininity with shorter curtain bangs. Short, wispy ends that barely skim the top of your eyebrow will be ideal.
  • Rectangle face shapes look most balanced with longer curtain bangs. Too short will make your face look disproportionately long. So, the shortest pieces should graze your cheekbones and blend into longer face-framing layers.

How to Cut Curtain Bangs at Home: Step-By-Step

As a hairdresser, cutting your own bangs isn’t easy—not even for me! If I insist on doing mine at home, I have to make tweaks and cut more for the next few days. So, you’ll get the best curtain bangs by visiting a salon. But if you have to do it yourself for one reason or another, I can tell you how.

1. If you already have bangs, carefully section them out from the rest of your hair. If you don’t, use a comb to section out a rainbow-shaped section of hair in front. The arch of the rainbow should only extend about 1 to 1.5 inches back from your hairline.

2. Clip the rest of your hair back or put it in a tight, low ponytail. It’s important to ensure this hair stays out of your way and can’t be cut accidentally.

3. Decide how long you want them to be. Always err on the side of caution—it is so easy to cut too short. Hold the section flat against your nose between your index and middle finger. Cut below your fingers in a straight line.

4. Use your fingers to measure the hair at both “ends” of your rainbow section. They need to be the same length.

5. Part your fringe section down the middle. You should now have two sections that are triangle shaped.5. Grab one of your triangles and pinch the hair between your middle and index fingers. Over-direct this hair to the opposite side of your face with it still in your fingers. The angle of your fingers should be parallel to the angle of your jawline on the side you’ve over-directed to.

6. You should now see part of this section is longer while the part is shorter. Be sure not to cut the shortest part any shorter, and trim the rest of this section to match that length.

7. Repeat on the other side.

8. Blow-dry and check out your handiwork! Try to check your bangs in the mirror over the next few days for any long spots or spots that aren’t falling the right way. Carefully point-cut these when you find them; your curtain bangs should be perfect in no time.

How to Perfectly Style Your Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs almost always need a bit of daily styling. But with the right products and techniques, you can get them looking great in about 5 minutes or so. And the more experienced you get with styling your fringe, the faster it’ll be each day!

My Favorite Hair Products for Curtain Bangs

Finding the right products for styling bangs can be a little frustrating. You want something that creates an all-day hold, but you don’t want a greasy or crunchy texture. I’ve found a couple of products that achieve this perfect balance!

Amika plus size perfect body mousse for curtain bangs

My top pick is Amika Plus Size Perfect Body Mousse. It’s a great product because it adds volume and fullness without the typical downsides of mousse. I use this not just on my bangs but my entire head of hair. Dispense into your hands and work through your hair from roots to ends.

Paul. mitchelle extra body sculpting foam for curtain bangs

For a more budget-friendly option, I also love Paul Mitchell Extra Body Sculpting Foam. You apply this one the same way as the Amika mousse. The only thing with this one is that it’s possible to use too much, which could be more volumizing. So, start with a small amount first and style as desired. Then you can fine-tune the right amount without risking a day of crunchy hair.

Styling Techniques

First, I asked Rose for a basic explanation of how to style curtain bangs. She told me, “When styling your curtain bangs, blow-dry your hair around a brush, swoop down in the front of your face, then out towards your ear to shape it.”And this method will work for any variety or length of curtain bangs. It’s easiest to do this with a round brush, but you can get by with a paddle brush too.

Blow Drying – You should also check your blow-dryer for a “cool” option. If yours has this feature, first blow-dry them on regular heat. Then spend a minute doing the same motions Rose mentioned with cool air. Cooling down your warm hair helps lock in the style and movement all day.

Flat iron styling – Blow-drying may be enough to make your bangs look great. But if not—or you aren’t washing your hair this morning—feel free to flat iron. The easiest way is by parting your bangs down the middle first. You’ll do one half at a time. Lift half your bangs straight up from your head, and start flat ironing at the roots. As you do so, draw an arch shape with your hand (and the flat iron). The arching movement will add a slightly swoopy curtain effect.

You can also mist them with a hint of hairspray after flat ironing to help hold the volume in place.

What to Expect for Curtain Bangs Maintenance

Long grey hair with curtain bangs for older women
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Maintenance for curtain bangs can fall anywhere on a wide spectrum. Some women like to get them trimmed up once a month like clockwork. You’ll need to do so if you want the curtain look to stay a specific length. But if you don’t mind wearing your bangs a bit longer, you can space out your bang trims more. You can usually go for about three months before they start to lose shape. They look more like long side bangs or face-framing layers at that point. For maximum impact, curtain bangs need daily styling. When I first tried this style, it took me about 10 minutes to perfect them each morning. (I’m a major perfectionist, so it might not take you as long.) Now, I hit them with some dry shampoo and brush that through. Then I spend 2 minutes flat ironing them, and I’m ready. Just know that styling curtain bangs can be a learning curve. But no matter how fast you get, you’ll need to spend at least a few minutes on them each morning. Feel free to ask your stylist to demonstrate how you can recreate the look at home.

Talking with Your Stylist About Curtain Bangs

Talking with your stylist about curtain bangs
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As you know, curtain bangs can be extremely flattering on any face shape. And while there will always be some degree of maintenance, certain customizations can considerably reduce the upkeep. The secret to both is having a good consultation with your stylist. That’s why next, I’m sharing topics to cover before making the chop.

Have You Ever Had Bangs Before?

This is by far the biggest thing you should mention to your hairdresser when it comes to curtain bangs. Like any new hairstyle, they can radically change your appearance—for the better! At the right length, this fringe can accentuate your favorite features and hide things you don’t love. But if you’ve never had bangs before, you may be in for a shock. Psychology teaches us that our hair plays a vital role in our self-esteem. (Source) And curtain bangs can indeed highlight your best features. But they’re still a new look that you’ll need to adjust. If you’ve had bangs before, you already know how they can affect your appearance. Whether your bangs have completely grown out or you’re shifting your fringe to curtain bangs, you can accurately envision the outcome. But if you’ve never had bangs before, it’s a big change. Covering your forehead and framing your face will make you look different. And even if you look great, it takes time to adjust to the change. I’m sharing all this info to illustrate the importance of telling your stylist either way. Especially if you’re a regular client of the stylist cutting your bangs, they know how much you do (or don’t) change up your style from time to time. They can suggest easing into it or starting with a longer version to keep you from being shocked.

Desired Effect vs. Upkeep

Balancing the desired effect with upkeep can be tricky. For example, if you always want your curtain bangs to hit at about your eyebrow, you’ll need trims every month or two. And visiting the salon that often may or may not work for you. Talk with your stylist about the benefits you most want from your curtain bangs. But it would be best to discuss how much upkeep you can realistically do. As hairdressers, we’re trained to use this info to cut your hair just right. I have clients who want their curtain bangs shorter but only have time for trims a few times a year. Most prefer that I cut their bangs a little short, giving them more time before they fully grow out. I’m not saying this is the only solution, of course. It’s one example of how your hairdresser can customize your curtain bangs.

The Best Ways to Wear Curtain Bangs

Would you have guessed there was so much to know about curtain bangs? We’ve covered a lot of information today! But now you know everything worth considering before you get curtain bangs. Check out the gallery below for some of the best ways to get curtain bangs. Save your favorite photo (or photos) to show your hairstylist and enjoy your new look!

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Thick Long Curtain Bangs on Medium-Length Wavy Hair with Blonde Balayage
Instagram @se_augusto

#1: Thick Long Curtain Bangs

Can you see yourself with thick, long 70’s curtain bangs and medium-length wavy hair? I recommend you should try it! Wearing this style will instantly make you look more glamorous. It compliments all face shapes depending on where your layers start around the face. To nail the look, I suggest using a flat iron to create soft waves with the ends of your hair. For extra shine, use a serum or glossing spray throughout your lengths for a desirable finish. This style is excellent for women who have thicker hair. It can help to keep their locks soft and light, with lots of movement.

Soft Curtain Fringe for Natural Red Hair
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#2: Soft Curtain Fringe for Natural Red Hair

The soft curtain fringe for natural red hair offers a great haircut option for ladies with natural red hair. This haircut comes with a fringe that arches lightly. This fringe frames the face and adds depth and dimension to hair of any length. The fringe’s soft touch gives off a feminine and romantic vibe. The natural red hair color warms up the look and provides vibrancy. If you want to highlight your natural red hair and add a fun and refined element, this haircut is your best choice. To style it, first put on a heat-proof spray on your wet hair. After this, use a round brush and blow-dry for a smooth, sleek finish.

Dark Red Mid-Length Chop with Peek-a-Boo Curtain Bangs
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#3: Dark Red Mid-Length Chop with Peek-a-Boo Curtain Bangs

Try dark red mid-length chop with peek-a-boo curtain bangs and layers at your next appointment. Hairstyles with curtain bangs are great for women who wear their hair up or down. It will give you a definition around your face for either look. Adding peekaboo highlights will add brightness and enhance the color that you have. And if you need to, the highlights can be easily changed if you like to keep your look evolving.

#4: Soft Curtain Bangs

Soft curtain bangs can be cut to suit almost any hair type. They’re great for creating density if you have thinner hair and adding lift and shape around your face. Proper consultation with your stylist before your appointment is key to ensuring this hair trend is right for you!

#5: Thick Curtain Fringe

Thick curtain fringe bangs are making their way into every stylist’s chair. And the best part is that it can be very personalized per guest. I suggest you bring some photos to help your stylist understand your desired style. If you need to elevate your look, consider getting some inspiration like this! If this wavy hair with curtain bangs is your desired look, dark copper hair is a popular shade this season.

#6: Flattering Curtain Bangs for Women Over 60

If you’re a woman over 60, curtain bangs will give your hair the texture and volume it needs and eliminate any thin, scraggly dead ends. A curtain bang is a great length if you want to avoid committing to a full fringe. Bangs are a great way to soften and hide your forehead wrinkles. Make sure to brush your hair forward to create the “curtain” effect and set your style in place with a volumizing hairspray.

#7: Lived-In Curtain Bangs for Curly Hair

Try curtain bangs if you can let your curls live out loud! Curly curtain fringe bangs are great for naturally curly hair types and can be modified to different lengths to suit your face best and curl type. For extra lift and to diminish unwanted frizz, try styling with a large round brush and finishing with your favorite curl-defining cream.

Long Blonde Feathered Curtain Bangs
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#8: Feathered Curtain Bangs

Long curtain bangs are great for medium to thick hair densities and a great way to change your look without sacrificing the overall length of your hair. Creating the curtain appearance can take some practice but can be achieved using a round brush and blow dryer technique or a large barrel curling iron. Ask your stylist to point cut or texture the ends, and add framing around your face. Cutting curtain bangs and layers like this creates a fuller, feathered look.

#9: Classic Curtain Bangs for Long Straight Hair

Longer curtain bangs on long straight tresses add a ton of visual dimension and texture. This hairstyle with curtain bangs is relatively easy to maintain but does require styling to get the most out of this curtain hairstyle. Please ask your stylist to help you understand styling tricks, techniques, and the right products to take your style to the next level.

Trendy Shaggy Bob with Curtain Bangs
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#10: Trendy Shaggy Bob with Curtain Bangs

Consider a shaggy bob with curtain bangs if you want to change your style. A haircut with curtain bangs like this is perfect for you if your hair is medium to thick in density because the soft layering will remove excess bulk from your hair while adding movement. This style is fairly low-maintenance, so you only need a trim every eight weeks with a bang trim in between.

Long hair with Charming Short Curtain Bangs on round face and overweight
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#11: Short Curtain Bangs

Opt for short curtain bangs to modify your fringe or a dramatic change with a significant shape around your face. Short layered curtain bangs have an almost 80’s vibe that is modern, refined, and best suited to medium and thick hair densities. Added texture using a razor or point cutting create a soft edge that can blend with any hair style.

Prettiest Dark Shoulder-Length Hair with Curtain Bangs
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#12: Shoulder-Length Hair with Curtain Bangs

Shoulder-length hair with curtain bangs is ideally suited to most hair types and is a more low-maintenance style. These hair bangs are totally in trend and a great option without commitment. Keeping the length at the shoulders creates density in finer hair and is refined for an on-the-go lifestyle.

Blonde Long Layered Hair with Eye-Catching Curtain Bangs on an oval face
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#13: Long Layered Hair with Curtain Bangs

Long layered hair paired with a curtain bang creates a lot of movement and shape around your face, perfect for thicker hair densities and hair needing some oomph. Ask your stylist about ways to add texture without removing the density and fullness if you want extra softness or volume.

#14: Long Shag with Bright Blonde Curtain Bangs

The long shag with curtain bangs is all the hype this year. Another look brought back from the 70s is a sexy haircut with curtain bangs that will turn heads wherever you go.

Related: Best long shag haircuts with curtain bangs.

#15: Beach-Ready Curtain Bangs for Thin Hair

I often recommend to my clients to try curtain bangs if they have thin hair to give the appearance of fullness. They will help you shape your hair and enhance your facial features.

#16: Mid-Length Cut with Full Curtain Bangs

A mid-length cut with full bangs is a beautiful layered haircut. Perfect for any hair texture, thick hair can most certainly feel less weight while having fun bangs around your face.

Low-Maintenance 70s Curtain Bangs Hairstyle
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#17: Low-Maintenance 70s Curtain Bangs

70s trendy curtain bangs are classic and easy to maintain. Feel free to pin them to the sides or tuck them behind your ears if they get a bit longer. One of the best things about this curtain effect is it suist any wavy haircut, either long or short.

Curtain bangs for oval face shapes
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#18: Flattering Curtain Bangs for Oval Face Shapes

Here’s a stunning example of how curtain bangs for oval face shapes can frame your face and add softness to your curtain bang haircut. This fringe also helps add width to your cheekbones and creates movement around your face. Use a ¼ inch barrel flat iron for styling and finish, then use R+CO flexible hold hairspray.

#19: Flattering Curtain Fringe for Long Hair

What’s very flattering for long hair are curtain bangs that frame and contour your face. Often, women can get drowned out by a lot of tresses. Thus, allowing curtain bangs with long hair gives it more movement and draws attention toward your face. Wearing these bangs is always a fun, new option flattering for any face shape.

Fashion-Forward Wispy Curtain Bangs
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#20: Fashion-Forward Wispy Curtain Bangs

Wispy bangs are perfect for all face shapes. It enhances your eyes and cheekbones. Feel free to ask your stylist to texturize for movement, too. The best way to create the curtain look is by using a round brush and a blow dryer with a low heat setting. Keep blow-drying from left to right until these perfect selfie bangs are fully dry.

The Shag with Popular Curtain Bangs
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#21: The Shag with Curtain Bangs

A shag with a curtain fringe is a haircut that ladies with thin, fine hair will enjoy. This messy chop’s body and movement create a full curtain fringe look. When styling, you should use Hairstory’s hair balm. It makes the perfect shaggy waves!

#22: Flattering Curtain Bangs for Round Face Shapes

Curtain bangs are perfect for accentuating your cheekbones if you have a round face. Breaking your face up at the width of the cheeks will slim and shape this area beautifully. Keeping the length slightly longer is more suitable for bangs for a round face shape. Check out more curtain bangs for round faces hairstyle ideas!

Classic Bardot Curtain Bangs
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#23: Classic Bardot Bangs

We’ve all lusted over Bardot bangs that frame the face and soften a curtain bangs haircut. With your hair texture being the focus, the soft cut and subtle flick to the bangs grace your face perfectly.

Romantic French bob with curtain bangs hairstyle
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#24: Curtain Bangs on a French Bob

The curtain French bob is the epitome of all bobs, bringing bangs up to date. This cut has a seductive layered shape to enhance volume and width with elegant curtain bangs to embrace the movement. Keep in mind that some styling will be required. Use a brush to maintain the flicky curtain French bob.

Elegant lob haircut with curtain bangs haircut
Instagram @tonykazzazz

#25: Curtain Bangs for a Lob Cut

The curtain lob is attainable for thicker-haired women. There’s no need to shy away from long bob haircuts with curtain bangs just because of your hair density. The length sitting below the shoulder allows the weight to hold the shape down. It even keeps your bangs slightly longer than eye length, as curtain bangs with layers soften the shape and highlight a prominent cheekbone.

Curtain bangs for curly hair hairstyle
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#26: Stunning Curly Fringe for Curly Hair

A stunning curly fringe for curly hair should never be shied away from. But you should know that curly hair and curtain bangs are a combo that can be difficult to work with. However, allowing a smaller section of hair to sit on either side of your face opens your eyes to the most striking area. You can always start small with the amount of hair, and if you enjoy the shape, ask your stylist to cut the fringe wider.

#27: 70s-Inspired Curtain Bangs for Straight Hair

Add a ’70s vibe with cute curtain bangs for straight hair to enhance your shape. Straighter hair tends to fall flat. Combining curtain bangs with straight hair adds interest to your face.

Related: Best ways to pair all bangs with straight hair.

Sweet Curtain Bangs with Gorgeous Layers Hairstyle
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#28: Gorgeous Swoopy Curtain Bangs with Layers

Adding layers to swoopy curtain bangs can add life to your hair. Layers that blend around your face will add texture and softer movement. Talk to your stylist about ways to add texture without removing the density and fullness if you want extra softness or volume. For extra lift and to remove unwanted frizz, style with long hair curtain bangs with a large round brush and finish with your favorite curl-defining cream.

Curtain bangs on mid length hair
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#29: Beautiful Curtain Fringe on Medium-Length Hair

Get everyone to lust after your straight hair with a curtain fringe on medium-length hair. Mid-length hair can feel like you’re in that in-between stage of hair growth, but adding curtain bangs to your mid-length cut breaks up the length.

Chic Curtain bangs for wavy hair
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#30: Chic Curtain Bangs for Wavy Hair

Curtain bangs with wavy hair ooze chic appeal! The eye-framing shape beautifully sweeps the face and falls perfectly into the wavy hair wave for a modern Bardot curtain bangs feel.

Alluring long curtain bangs
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#31: Alluring Long Curtain Bangs

Adding long curtain bangs to your haircut allows you to play with a subtle shape that will boost your style. Hair doesn’t need to be overly layered, which works great for finer hair. Long bangs add shape to weaker areas of your hairline.

Curtain bangs for long face shapes
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#32: Ideal Curtain Bangs for Long Face Shapes

Adding width to your cheeks is ideal for long face shapes regardless of the length of your hair. These curtain bang hairstyles are flattering for long face shapes and sweeping both outer areas to open up your cheekbones and add fullness. Having layers that sit around the shoulder area will only elevate this curtain effect.

#33: Cute Face-Framing Curtain Fringe on Short Hair

A cute fringe on short hair looks soft and creates a face-framing effect. Curtain bangs on a short haircut are versatile and easy to grow out. They’ll give you natural movement that works with your shag.

#34: Flattering Curtain Fringe for a Square Face Shape

If you have a square face shape, these bangs highlight your cheeks and jawline. Haircuts with bangs on square faces need a soft edge for that effortless flow. You can achieve this hairstyle using a round brush to create volume at the roots and a slight bend at the ends.

Curtain bangs for diamond face shape
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#35: Complimenting Curtain Bangs for Diamond Face Shapes

The most complimenting bangs for diamond face shapes are the curtain bangs. Hairstyles with bangs for diamond faces work for all hair types but require quick styling. It’s also great when tresses are either in a ponytail or bun. Ask your hairdresser about using the point-cutting method so your hair creates a soft, layered-sweeping shape and cheekbone-grazing bangs.

Feminine Face-Framing Curtain Bangs Hairstyle
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#36: Feminine Face-Framing Layered Hair with Curtain Bangs

Face-framing layered hair with curtain bangs are the feminine and ’70s-inspired fringe, parted in the center. This type of bang is for you if you have long hair and want a change without losing the length. With styling, less is more. I recommend a blow dryer to create a softer body on the ends. Dry shampoo is an absolute must, too!

#37: The Modern Bob with Curtain Bangs

The curtain bob has the ’70s-inspired bangs on a short bob haircut. This chop is a masterpiece. It looks more contemporary, modern, and very feminine. All the slicing and layering enhance natural texture. It’ll create something gorgeous that’s heat-free when washed. Try using GHD Soft Curl Tong to boost your texture and a JAYE Dry Texture Spray to finish it off. See more bobs with curtain bangs.

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#38: Soft Curtain Bangs for Long Hair

A soft curtain fringe for long hair helps to frame your face and draw attention to your eyes. Cheekbone-grazing bangs and bits are a great way to add points of interest to a long hairstyle without sacrificing length—style with a light wax or pomade to help your curtain bangs in place.

Mid-Length Brown Hair with Beautiful Curtain Fringe
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#39: Mid-Length Brown Hair with Curtain Fringe

A curtain fringe on mid-length brown hair adds a soft and beautiful frame to your face. Easy to maintain and style, this photo’s straight curtain bangs work well with almost every hair type. Remember that curtains are typically cut and styled with a middle part accentuating your cheekbones.

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