Curtain bangs are totally trending right now! Here, I’ll help you find the best pair of curtain bangs that will work with your hair type and face shape. The good news is that pretty much any woman can wear this chic haircut. Curtain bangs hairstyles are customizable so that they can suit any face shape. They can also go off-center, creating an illusion of a side part style.
Unlike regular bangs, curtain bangs, or Bardot bangs, are a ’70s-inspired fringe, parted in the middle to frame the face. The hair lengths cascade down the cheekbones and jawline, accentuating these features. They are not high maintenance and versatile.
A Bardot fringe is a lot easier to grow out and maintain than regular ones. Stylist Brandi Rose of Canada says, “You can easily tuck them behind your ears or push them to the side.”
When styling, Rose shares an easy step. “Blow-dry the hair around a brush, swoop down in the front of the face, then out towards the ear to shape it.”
For the fluffier and textured finish, she uses either a light hold hairspray or texture paste. “Kevin Murphy Session Spray Flex or R&Co Sand Castle are my current faves,” says Rose.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of the most popular haircuts with curtain bangs!
#1: Curly Curtain Bangs
Try curtain bangs if you’re ready to let your curls live out loud! Curly curtain fringe is great for naturally curly hair types and can be modified to different lengths to best suit your face, 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.
#2: Long Feathered Curtain Bangs
Long curtain bangs are great for medium to thick hair densities and are a great way to change up your look without sacrificing the overall length of the hair. Styling curtain bangs can take some practice but can be achieved using a round brush and blow dryer technique, or a large barrel curling iron. Be sure to ask your stylist to point cut or texture the ends, and add framing around the face for a fuller, feathered look.
#3: Soft Curtain Bangs
Soft curtain bangs can be cut to suit almost any hair type. Curtain bangs can be great for creating density in thinner hair lines, as well as adding lift and shape around the face. Proper consultation with your stylist before your appointment is key to ensuring this hair trend is right for you!
#4: Curtain Bangs on Long Straight Hair
Curtain bangs on long straight tresses can really add a ton of visual dimension and texture. A curtain bangs hairstyle is relatively easy to maintain, but does require styling to get the most out of this look. Be sure to ask your stylist to educate you on styling tricks, techniques, and of course, the right products to use to take your style to the next level.
#5: Short Curtain Bangs
Opt for short bangs if you’re looking to modify your existing fringe, or just want a dramatic change with a major shape around the face. Short curtain bangs have an almost 80’s vibe, that is modern and 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.
#6: Shoulder-Length Hair with Curtain Bangs
Shoulder-length hair with curtain bangs is perfectly suited to most hair types, and is a more low-maintenance style. Curtain bangs are totally in trend, and a great option if you’re looking to try out bangs without the commitment. Keeping the length at the shoulders creates density in finer hair, and is refined for an on-the-go lifestyle.
#7: Long Layered Hair with Curtain Bangs
Long layered hair paired with a curtain bang creates a lot of movement and shape around the face, perfect for thicker hair densities, as well as hair needing some oomph. Ask your stylist about ways to add texture without taking away the density and fullness if you’re looking to add extra softness or volume.
#8: Long Shag with Curtain Bangs
The long shag with curtain bangs is all the hype this year. Another look brought back from the 70s, it’s a sexy haircut that is sure to turn heads.
#9: Curtain Bangs for Thin Hair
Try curtain bangs for thin hair to give the appearance of fullness. Curtain bangs help shape hair and enhance facial features.
#10: Mid-Length Cut with Full Curtain Bangs
A mid-length cut with full curtain bangs is a beautiful layered haircut. Perfect for any hair texture, thick hair can most certainly feel less weight while having fun curtain bangs around the face.
#11: 70s Curtain Bangs
70s curtain bangs are classic yet trendy and are easy to maintain. If they get a bit longer, feel free to pin them to the sides or tuck them behind the ears. One of the best things about curtain bangs is they suit any wavy haircuts, either long or short.
#12: Example of Curtain Bangs for Oval Face Shapes
A stunning example of how curtain bangs for oval face shapes can frame the face and add softness to a haircut. This fringe helps in adding width to the cheekbones, too, and creates movement around the face. Use a ¼ inch barrel flat iron for styling and finish, then use R+CO flexible hold hairspray.
#13: Flattering for Long Hair
What’s very flattering for long hair are curtain bangs that frame and contour the face. A lot of times, women can get drowned out by a lot of tresses. Thus, allowing curtain bangs for long hair gives it more movement and draws attention toward the face. Wearing curtain bangs is always a fun, new option that’s flattering for any face shape.
#14: Wispy Curtain Bangs
Wispy curtain bangs are perfect for all face shapes. It enhances eyes and cheekbones. Feel free to ask your stylist to texturize for movement, too. The best way to style curtain bangs 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 selfies bangs are fully dry.
#15: The Shag with Curtain Fringe
A shag with a curtain fringe is a haircut that ladies with thin, fine hair will enjoy. The body and movement that this messy chop offers, create a full-bodied curtain bangs look. When styling, Hairstory’s hair balm makes a superb choice of product. It creates the perfect shaggy waves!
#16: Flattering for Round Face Shapes
What’s flattering for round face shapes is curtain bangs to accentuate the cheekbones. Breaking the face up at the width of the cheeks is going to slim and shape this area beautifully. Keeping the length slightly longer is more suitable for curtain bangs for a round face shape.
#17: Bardot Bangs
Sure, we’ve all lusted over Bardot bangs that frame the face and soften a curtain bangs haircut. With the hair texture being the focus, the soft cut and subtle flick to the bangs grace the face perfectly.
#18: The Curtain 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 an elegant curtain bangs to embrace the movement. Keep in mind that some styling will be required. Use a brush to maintain the flicky French bob with curtain bangs style.
#19: The Curtain Lob
The curtain lob is totally attainable for thicker-haired women. There’s no need to shy away from lob haircuts with curtain bangs just because of your hair density. The length sitting below the shoulder allows for the weight to still hold the shape down. It even keeps the bangs a little longer than eye length with some layers to soften the shape and highlight a prominent cheekbone.
#20: Stunning Curly Fringe for Curly Hair
Now, a stunning curly fringe for curly hair should never be shied away from. But you should know that a curtain bangs and curly hair combo can be difficult. However, allowing a smaller section of hair to sit on either side of the face opens the eyes in 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.
#21: Cute Curtain Bangs for Straight Hair
Add a 70’s vibe with cute curtain bangs for straight hair to enhance your shape. Straighter hair has a tendency to fall flat, however, combining curtain bangs with straight hair adds interest around the face. This fringe also breaks up the face to length ratio. It works great on longer face shapes, adding width to the cheekbones.
#22: Curtain Bangs with Layers
Try curtain bangs with layers to add life to boring hair. Flowing layers from the fringe that blend around the face will add a textured, yet a soft movement. It creates an effortless curtain bangs style, which won’t lose its bounce.
#23: Beautiful Fringe on Medium-Length Hair
Get everyone to lust after your straight hair with beautiful 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. They also bring the interest back to the face.
#24: Curtain Fringe 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 feel.
#25: 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 the hairline.
#26: Ideal for Long Face Shapes
Adding width to your cheeks is ideal for long face shapes regardless of the length of your hair. Curtain bangs for a long face shape are perfect, sweeping both outer areas to open up the cheekbones and add fullness. Having layers that sit around the shoulder area will only elevate this effect.
#27: Cute Fringe on Short Hair
A cute fringe on short hair looks soft and creates a face-framing effect. These curtain bangs on a short haircut are versatile and easy to grow out. They have a natural movement that works on a shag.
#28: Perfect for Square Face Shape
What’s perfect for a square face shape is curtain bangs that highlights cheeks and jawline. This low-maintenance cut was made by stylist Tom Ross Metcalf from Claremont, WA. It requires a trim every 5-6 weeks for maintenance.
Haircuts with curtain bangs for square faces need “a soft edge to really get that effortless flow,” says Metcalf. “Achieve it using a round brush to create some volume at the roots and a slight bend on the ends.”
#29: Complimenting Bangs for Diamond Face Shapes
The most complimenting bangs for diamond face shapes are the curtain bangs. Australian hairstylist, Shantelle, agrees with the idea as she creates this chop. “This haircut is versatile and can frame the eye line and cheekbones.”
Hairstyles with curtain 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.
Shantelle uses the point-cutting method, so the hair creates a soft, layered-sweeping shape and cheekbone-grazing bangs.
#30: Face-Framing Curtain Bangs
Face-framing curtain bangs are the feminine and ’70s-inspired fringe, parted in the center. This chic style is created by a salon owner and stylist from Australia, Amanda Joy O’Connor.
This type of bangs is for a lady with long hair who wants a change without losing the length.
“With styling, less is more,” says O’Connor. She recommends using a blow dryer to create a softer body on the ends. Dry shampoo is an absolute must, too!
#31: The Curtain Bob
The curtain bob has the ’70s-inspired curtain bangs on a short bob haircut. This chop is a masterpiece by a talented stylist in Australia, Matthew Jones. It looks more contemporary, modern, and very feminine.
“All the slicing and layering enhance natural texture,” he says. “It’ll create something gorgeous heat-free when washed.”
Jones recommends the GHD Soft Curl Tong to boost its texture and a JAYE Dry Texture Spray to finish it off.
#32: Soft Curtain Fringe for Long Hair
A soft curtain fringe for long hair helps to frame the face and draw attention to the 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 keep bangs in place.
#33: Mid-Length Brown Hair with Curtain Fringe
A curtain fringe on mid-length brown hair adds such a soft and beautiful frame to your face. Easy to maintain and style curtain bangs, this particular shape of bangs works well with almost every hair type. Bear in mind that this type of curtain bang is typically cut and styled with a middle part and accentuates your cheekbones.