Curtain bangs are totally trending right now! The good news is that almost any woman can pull of these bangs. Here, I’ll help you find the best ones that will work with your hair type, and face shape and share my best tips.
Key Things to Know First
- Curtain bangs are a type of bangs that are parted in the middle to frame the face. The hair lengths cascade down the cheekbones and jawline, accentuating these features. They gained initial popularity in the 1970’s and became popular again in the early 2020’s.
- A curtain fringe is customizable so that they can suit any face shape. So don’t be afraid to talk with your hairstylist.
- These bangs are a lot easier to grow out and maintain than regular ones. According to hairstylist Brandi Rose of Canada, “You can easily tuck them behind your ears or push them to the side.”
- “When styling, blow-dry your hair around a brush, swoop down in the front of your face, then out towards your ear to shape it,” says Rose.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of the most popular haircuts with curtain bangs!
#1: Soft & Stunning 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, as well as 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!
#2: Dark Copper Thick Curtain Fringe
Thick curtain fringe is making its way into every stylist’s chair. And the best part is that it can be very personalized per guest. My advice is to bring some photos to help your stylist understand what style you want. If you need to elevate your look, consider bringing some inspo like this! If this is a look that you want, dark copper hair color is a popular shade this season.
#3: Soft 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, as well as get rid of any thin, scraggly dead ends. If you don’t want to commit to a full fringe, a curtain bang is a great length to start at. Bangs are a great way to soften and hide your forehead wrinkles. Make sure to brush your hair forward to create the “curtain” effect of your bangs and set your style in place with a volumizing hairspray.
#4: Lived-In 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.
#5: Long Blonde 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 your hair. Styling 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 your face for a fuller, feathered look.
#6: Classic Curtain Bangs on Long Straight Hair
Longer curtain bangs on long straight tresses can really add a ton of visual dimension and texture. A this 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.
#7: Trendy Shaggy Bob with Curtain Bangs
Consider a shaggy bob with bangs if you want to change up your style. A haircut 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 would only need a trim every eight weeks with a bang trim in between.
#8: Charming 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 your 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.
#9: Prettiest Dark 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. These 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.
#10: Long Layered Hair with Eye-Catching 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, 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.
#11: Sexy 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, it’s a sexy haircut that is sure to turn heads wherever you go.
#12: 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 your shape your hair and enhance your facial features.
#13: Beautiful 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.
#14: Low-Maintenance 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 your ears. One of the best things about these bangs is they suit any wavy haircuts, either long or short.
#15: Example of 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 haircut. This fringe helps in adding width to your cheekbones, too, and creates movement around your face. Use a ¼ inch barrel flat iron for styling and finish, then use R+CO flexible hold hairspray.
#16: Flattering Curtain Fringe for Long Hair
What’s very flattering for long hair are curtain bangs that frame and contour your face. A lot of times, women can get drowned out by a lot of tresses. Thus, allowing bangs for long hair gives it more movement and draws attention toward your face. Wearing these bangs is always a fun, new option that’s flattering for any face shape.
#17: 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 style these 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.
#18: The Shag with Popular Curtain Bangs
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 fringe look. When styling, you should use Hairstory’s hair balm. It creates the perfect shaggy waves!
#19: On-Trend & Flattering 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 is going to slim and shape this area beautifully. Keeping the length slightly longer is more suitable for bangs for a round face shape.
#20: Classic Bardot Bangs
Sure, 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.
#21: The Romantic 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.
#22: The Elegant Curtain Lob
The curtain lob is totally attainable for thicker-haired women. There’s no need to shy away from lob haircuts with 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 your bangs a little longer than eye length with some layers to soften the shape and highlight a prominent cheekbone.
#23: 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 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 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.
#24: 70s-Inspired Cute Curtain Bangs for Straight Hair
#25: Sweet Curtain Bangs with Gorgeous Layers
Adding layers to curtain bangs will add life to boring hair. Flowing layers from the fringe that blend around your face will add a textured, yet a soft movement. It creates an effortless bangs style, which won’t lose its bounce.
#26: 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.
#27: 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 feel.
#28: 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.
#29: Flattering & Ideal for Long Face Shapes
Adding width to your cheeks is ideal for long face shapes regardless of the length of your hair. These bangs are flattering for long face shapes. Sweeping both outer areas to open up your cheekbones and add fullness. Having layers that sit around the shoulder area will only elevate this effect.
#30: Cute Face-Framing Fringe on Short Hair
A cute fringe on short hair looks soft and creates a face-framing effect. These bangs on a short haircut are versatile and easy to grow out. They’ll give you natural movement that works with your shag.
#31: Perfect & Effortless for a Square Face Shape
If you have a square face shape, then these bangs are best for highlighting your cheeks and jawline. Haircuts with bangs on square faces need a soft edge to really get that effortless flow. You can achieve this hairstyle by using a round brush to create some volume at the roots and a slight bend on the ends.
#32: Complimenting 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.
#33: Feminine Face-Framing Curtain Bangs
Face-framing curtain bangs are the feminine and ’70s-inspired fringe, parted in the center. This type of bangs is for you if you have long hair and you want a change without losing the length. With styling, less is more. I recommend using a blow dryer to create a softer body on the ends. Dry shampoo is an absolute must, too!
#34: The Modern Curtain Bob
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. I recommend you try using GHD Soft Curl Tong to boost your texture and a JAYE Dry Texture Spray to finish it off.
#35: 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 bangs in place.
#36: Mid-Length Brown Hair with Beautiful 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, the bangs in this particular photo work well with almost every hair type. Keep in mind that curtain are typically cut and styled with a middle part and accentuates your cheekbones.