38 Best Curtain Bangs for All Hair Types & Lengths

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. They’re trendy and 100% customizable for absolutely any face shape, hair type and length.

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 curtain fringe bangs this way. These celebrities are well known for wearing these bangs: Farrah Fawcett, Goldie Hawn, Diana Ross, and Brigitte Bardot are the most famous examples. Zooey Deschanel, Hilary Duff, Halle Berry, and Selena Gomez.

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

Beautiful Bangs on Shoulder-Length Hair

Prettiest Dark Shoulder-Length Hair with Curtain Bangs
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Shoulder-length hair with curtain bangs is ideally suited to most hair types and is a more low-maintenance style. Keeping the length at the shoulders creates density in finer hair and is refined for an on-the-go lifestyle.

Gorgeous Swoopy Curtain Bangs with Layers

Sweet Curtain Bangs with Gorgeous Layers Hairstyle
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Adding layers to swoopy bangs can add life to your hair. Layers that blend around your face will add texture and softer movement.

Curtain Bangs on a French Bob

Romantic French bob with curtain bangs hairstyle
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The curtain French bob is the epitome of all bobs, bringing this haircut up to date. This cut has a seductive layered shape to enhance volume and width with elegant curtain bangs to embrace the movement.

Beautiful Curtain Bangs on Medium-Length Hair

Curtain bangs on mid length hair
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Get everyone to lust after your straight hair with a long 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 Bangs for Wavy Hair

Chic Curtain bangs for wavy hair
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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 bangs feel.

Thick Curtain Bangs

These bangs are making their way into every stylist’s chair. If this wavy hair is your desired look, dark copper hair is a popular shade this season.

Ideal for Long Face Shapes

Curtain bangs for long face shapes
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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.

Mid-Length Brown Hair

Mid-Length Brown Hair with Beautiful Curtain Fringe
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A curtain bang 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 these bangs are typically cut and styled with a middle part accentuating your cheekbones.

Long Layered Hair

Blonde Long Layered Hair with Eye-Catching Curtain Bangs on an oval face
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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.

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 haircut with that will turn heads wherever you go.

The Modern Bob

Curtain bangs on a bob haircut

This modern bob with curtain bangs is perfect for those seeking a chic yet effortless look. The bob is cut just above the shoulders, giving it a voluminous appearance, especially suitable for fine to medium hair types. The soft curtain bangs are parted slightly off-center, framing the face beautifully and adding a touch of softness. This style works well for heart and oval face shapes. One unique feature is the seamless blend of layers, providing a natural, tousled texture that’s easy to style and maintain.

Thick and Long Curtain Bangs

Thick Long Curtain Bangs on Medium-Length Wavy Hair with Blonde Balayage
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Can you see yourself with 70’s thick, long curtain bangs and medium-length wavy hair?

Soft Bangs for Natural Red Hair

Soft Curtain Fringe for Natural Red Hair
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The soft curtain fringe for natural red hair offers a great haircut option for ladies with natural red hair. This haircut comes with bangs that arch lightly. The bangs frame 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.

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

Dark Red Mid-Length Chop with Peek-a-Boo Curtain Bangs
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Try dark red mid-length chop with peek-a-boo 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.

Soft Curtain Bangs

Soft curtain bangs can be cut to suit almost any hair type.

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.

Lived-In Curtain Bangs for Curly Hair

Lived-In Curly Curtain Bangs
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Try curtain bangs if you can let your curls live out loud! These bangs are great for naturally curly hair types and can be modified to different lengths to suit your face best and curl type.

Classic Curtain Bangs for Long Straight Hair

Longer curtain bangs on long straight tresses add a ton of visual dimension and texture.

Trendy Shaggy Bob

Trendy Shaggy Bob with Curtain Bangs
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Consider a shaggy bob with curtain bangs if you want to change your style.

Short Curtain Bangs

Long hair with Charming Short Curtain Bangs on round face and overweight
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Opt for short curtain bangs to modify your fringe or a dramatic change with a significant shape around your face. Short layered 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.

Beach-Ready Curtain Bangs on Thin Hair

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.

Mid-Length Cut with Full Curtain Bangs

A mid-length cut with full curtain bangs is a beautiful layered haircut.

Low-Maintenance 70s Curtain Bangs

Low-Maintenance 70s Curtain Bangs Hairstyle
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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.

Flattering for Oval Face Shapes

Curtain bangs for oval face shapes
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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.

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 these bangs with long hair gives it more movement and draws attention toward your face.

Fashion-Forward Wispy Curtain Bangs

Fashion-Forward Wispy Curtain Bangs
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Wispy bangs are perfect for all face shapes. It enhances your eyes and cheekbones.

The Shag

The Shag with Popular Curtain Bangs
Instagram @waxxapeldoorn

A shag with a long 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.

Flattering 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 a round face shape. Check out more curtain bangs for round faces!

Classic Bardot Bangs

Classic Bardot Curtain Bangs
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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.

Curtain Bangs for a Lob Cut

Elegant lob haircut with curtain bangs haircut
Instagram @tonykazzazz

The lob is attainable for thicker-haired women. There’s no need to shy away from long bob haircuts with 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.

Stunning Curly Fringe for Curly Hair

Curtain bangs for curly hair hairstyle
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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.

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 bangs with straight hair adds interest to your face.

Alluring Long Bangs

Alluring long curtain bangs
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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.

Cute Face-Framing 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.

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.

Complimenting Bangs for Diamond Face Shapes

Curtain bangs for diamond face shape
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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 Layered Hair

Feminine Face-Framing Curtain Bangs Hairstyle
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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.

Cheekbone Bangs

soft curtain fringe for long hair
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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 bangs in place.

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