French bangs, known for their timeless elegance and versatility, have become popular among individuals seeking to transform their hairstyle. To delve deeper into the topic, we spoke with Christian Domingos, an esteemed expert in hair care and styling. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Domingos shares valuable insights and tips on achieving the perfect French fringe for different hair textures, face shapes, and lifestyles.
Meet The Expert
Christian is a hairstylist with over 7 years of experience.
You can find him at Sincerely, Rose Hair Salon in New Bedford, MA.
Embracing Natural Texture
Domingos recommends individuals to embrace the natural texture of their hair. By working with the hair’s innate qualities, the bangs can naturally fall into place, enhancing the overall look. Whether you have fine/thin hair, thick hair, aging hair, naturally curly/coily, wavy, or straight hair, Domingos encourages you to celebrate your unique hair texture.
Domingos states, “The advice I can give someone regarding texture is to embrace the natural texture of your hair that will encourage your hair to fall into the perfect French bang!”
Complementing Your Face Shape
Domingos suggests highlighting your favorite facial feature to ensure the bangs beautifully complement that area. Whether you have a round face, square face, long face, oval face, heart-shaped face, or any other face shape, Domingos emphasizes the importance of selecting a style that enhances your natural beauty.
Domingos explains, “As far as face shape goes, I always like to highlight your favorite feature of the face, so the bangs compliment that area.”
Styling Tips and Product Recommendations
Styling French bangs can be a breeze with the right techniques and products. Domingos shares valuable tips and tricks to help you achieve the desired look. He suggests allowing the hair to dry naturally for those who prefer air drying, as this method brings out the best in the bangs. Light cream on slightly dirty hair can also help add texture and hold.
When it comes to blow drying, Domingos advises ditching the round brush and opting for a diffuser. This allows the bangs to dry naturally, resulting in a softer and more effortless look. By adopting these styling methods, individuals can maintain their bangs’ charm throughout the day.
For those leading different lifestyles, such as working professionals, busy moms, active individuals, or retirees, Domingos recommends choosing hair care products that suit their specific needs. While personal preferences and hair conditions may vary, selecting lightweight and versatile products can accommodate various lifestyles and ensure effortless styling.
Photos of the Most Amazing French Bangs
#1: Center-Parted Bangs on Layered Shag
Ask about a center-parted bang on a layered shag. Tendrils around the face are the essence of a shag. A soft razor-cut bang that blends into the hair creates a French-inspired cut. The bangs are shorter through the center and blend out into layers. Style with Hairstory Undressed for a soft textured wash-and-go style.
#2: Soft Shag
Here’s a soft shag with classic French bangs. Ask for a disconnected soft shag if you want fewer layers in the crown and sides. A typical shag will have much more layers to it.
#3: Brunette Wavy Layers and Shaggy Fringe
Consider changing your brunette hair into wavy layers and a shaggy fringe. If you have a longer face shape, the shaggy fringe is the perfect compliment to balance things out. To achieve the full fringe, you’ll want a thick section used when cutting it. The length should have medium layers added to help promote the wavy shape. If you want the perfect wave, try curling each section with a 3/4 iron, and use some hair spray.
#4: Cute Short Bob
A short bob with French bangs is a hot style. You’ll feel stylish when you chop off that length and add a cute bang. You’ll want a blunt-cut bob with point cutting in the ends for texture. Ask your stylist for a soft curtain bang that curves around the cheekbones. Try leaving the ends out when you curl your hair with a large 1.25 iron for a modern finish.
Related: Best French bob hairstyles.
#5: French Angled Bangs and Medium Waves
Try French-angled bangs if you’re looking into adding bangs to your style. This style of bangs helps frame the face and bring more attention to the eyes. Go for a length around the eyebrows and pair it with medium waves in the rest of the hair for a relaxed, beachy look.
#6: Brown Wavy Hair with Choppy Layers and Bangs
When deciding to get French bangs, try them with choppy layers to create a modern shaggy look. This look is perfect for the relaxed beauty looking for a low-maintenance look. Style with loose, tousled waves using a 1.5-inch curling iron and IGK’s Beach Club Texture Spray.
#7: Long Blonde Hair with Grown Out Bangs
Try long blonde hair with grown-out bangs if you want a super soft style. A longer bang is the perfect compliment to your lengthy hair, giving it a balanced shape. Bangs are also a great way to change your style and highlight your features. Add those blonde highlights, and you’ll be ready for anything.
#8: Rooted Red Shag with Piece-y Bangs
You’ll catch everyone’s eye with a rooted red shag with piece-y bangs. While the awesome color makes this cut stand out, it will take money and time to lighten the hair. The cut will work great on straighter hair. You’ll want feathery layers around the cheekbones. Ensure the sides move away from the face, and you’ll be super stylish.
#9: Curled Layers and Arched Bangs
Curled layers and arched bangs create a captivating and dynamic hairstyle. The layers add depth and movement to the hair. And the curtain bangs frame the face with soft, face-framing tendrils. This mix of curled layers and curtain bangs adds a touch of romance and versatility. They allow for various styling options and a modern and charming look.
#10: Soft Brown Waves with Razored Bangs
Soft brown waves with razored bangs create a blend of sophistication and edge. The waves add gentle texture and volume to the hair. They enhance its natural beauty, while the razored bangs are stylish and edgy. This mix of waves and razored bangs create a chic hairstyle that exudes confidence.
#11: Wavy Gray Hair with French Long Bangs
What better way to spice up wavy, gray hair than with French, long bangs! French bangs are perfect for ladies that want bangs. But they aren’t quite as high maintenance as the blunt bangs. Ask your stylist to blend them into your face-framing for movement around your face.
#12: French Shaggy Bangs and Long Layers
French shaggy bangs are perfectly paired with long layers to give a faux look of the modern shag. Ask your stylist for heavily texture layers to help pull the look together in your hairstyle. Style the layers with waves to give the perfect tousled, messy look.
#13: Bronde Shag with Thick Bangs
Adding thick, French bangs to a shag is great for a face-framing style. Taking the middle of the bangs to your eyebrows and tapering the sides will give it a more blended look without losing length on your sides. This style is best styled with a texturizing spray!
#14: Soft Wavy Lob with Curtain Bangs
Have your hair cut into a soft wavy lob with a curtain bang, and remove those split ends. A lob length will remove any damage you might have and give your hair new life. You’ll want your stylist to add slide-cut layers for invisible soft pieces that will give you a tousled shape. The bangs should be soft and left on the longer side. Try scrunch drying to encourage your natural texture for an easy finish.
#15: Wavy Blonde Hair with Middle-Parted Bangs
Women with oval, round, diamond, or heart-shaped faces should try a middle part with bangs and wavy hair. To style: blow dry with a round brush, then use a 1-inch curling iron to create soft waves. One of the most important tips when styling this hair is to use a heat protectant. Anytime you use heat on your hair, always protect your hair with a hair protectant. It doesn’t matter if it’s a hairdryer, curling iron, or flat iron.
#16: Textured Long Bob
Consider doing a textured long bob if you want a modern new look. Oval or long face shapes look best with French bangs. Talk to your hairstylist before getting bangs to ensure your front hairline will lay properly. When styling this haircut, it’s pretty easy and low-maintenance. Add a few waves with a curling iron, or if you have some natural waves, simply scrunch the hair and use a diffuser to blow dry.
#17: Face-Framing Layered Hair with Bardot Bangs
Ask your stylist for face-framing layered hair with Bardot bangs. But only do this if you want your long hair to look current. You’ll want a soft curtain bang with the part in the middle. Style it backward, laying it on the corners of the forehead. The layers added to the length will give you a shaggy feel. Try blow drying with your hands to encourage your natural texture.
#18: Shoulder-Length Cut with Soft Piece-y Bangs
A shoulder-length cut with piece-y bangs will leave you feeling fantastic. The chin-length angle and light layering are the perfect choices for straight hair. You’ll want the bang left long enough to be blow-dried under, as they are shortened when styled this way. Make sure you use a volume-boosting product and a medium-barreled round brush. Both help to create the correct amount of movement in your style.
#19: Full Bangs with Feathery Ends on Brunette Hair
Try full bangs with feathery ends if you want to look younger. This is a great way to add softness to your facial features and accentuate your eyes. To avoid having too short bangs, tell your hairstylist you want them to hit at or slightly below your eyebrows. When your hairstylist cuts your bangs, ensure your face and eyebrows are relaxed. If they’re not, it could result in shorter bangs than attended. After washing your hair, blow-dry your bangs immediately with a round brush.
#20: Soft Tousled Layers with Voluminous Bangs
Consider the iconic shape of soft tousled layers with voluminous bangs. If you love the French style of a full and winged backed bang, you must create a lift in your fringe. Try blow-drying your fringe upward at the root by holding the nozzle of your dryer right on that spot. Once you have lift, use a medium round brush to blow the fringe backward gently. Use your round brush to create a slight wave at the ends of the long layers, and you’ll love the results.
#21: Beach Blonde Shaggy Hair with Fringe
A blonde shag is the perfect summer hair because it’s low-maintenance. Plus, the color pairs well for those who spend all day in the sun. The cut is very versatile and is great for a fine to medium texture who just wants to blow and go or air dry. Styling is effortless! I recommend using a shampoo for blondes and a texture or beach spray for styling.
#22: Medium Layers and Heavy Fringe
Medium layers and a heavy fringe is a beautiful shape that can transform your long hair. Pair classic medium layers with a heavy face-framing fringe and love the results. The layers will give your long mane bounce and movement, and the fringe highlights your features. Try curling your locks with a 1/2-inch iron for a casual and stunning curl, and don’t forget a soft hairspray to hold the waves in.
#23: Ash Blonde Wavy Hair with Wispy Fringe
Consider an ash blonde, and spice up the color with wispy fringe and waves. Do this if you have fair skin with cool undertones. I recommend doing wispy fringe to add softness if you have a square or heart-shaped face. To style: use a volumizing spray to add lift when blowdrying with a round brush. Then use a one and a quarter inch curling iron to add waves. Finish the look off with some texture spray.
#24: Mid-Length Shaggy Layers with Face-Framing Bangs
Put some shape into your hairstyle with mid-length shaggy layers and face-framing bangs. Bringing your length up and adding layers will make your style look fresh. Soft bangs are a great choice for longer face shapes and will complement your features. To style this chic cut, use a medium round brush to smooth and create flipped ends.
#25: Blonde Wavy Layers with Front Bangs
French bangs are the perfect style of bangs for someone looking for a more modern, relaxed look. If you have blunt bangs, you can transition into these bangs. Just grow them out and have your stylist blend them into the face frame. It’s the perfect look to add for blonde wavy layers.
#26: Long Straight Hair with Full Choppy Bangs
Adding full, choppy bangs is a great way to feature the cheekbones without losing length. Its face-framing adds a very feminine touch to the style.