Trendy layered hair with curtain bangs brings out a classic, voluminous hairstyle. Added texture, movement, and shape are the creations of a layering cut. It turns a dull, lifeless look into a much more captivating one!
Cosmetologist Kristen Odonnell of Steubenville, OH, is an expert in layers and bangs. She points out how one must have a middle part when opting for a curtain fringe. “If the partition of the hair is on the side, or if you opt for straight bangs, it gives a completely different look,” Odonnell points out.
The best part of having layers is its ability to showcase a new style without losing lots of your hair length. Curtain bangs and face-framing layers create a brand new look without the need for a big chop.
Hair consultation is critical. Be clear in communicating what you want your hair to look like. It’s best to inform your stylist where you want your layers to start and the length you want to go for your fringe.
Odonell shares some tips for this cut. “Cut the hair when wet then, blow-dry to visualize where you want the layers to hit,” she says.
She also points out some downsides when getting this cut. “It’s not ideal for women who wear their hair up or play sports a lot. It’s not ideal if you don’t want any strands hanging down your face.”
She explains, “Because the pieces around the face are shorter, they tend to fall. It can be a good or bad thing. Some people like to have the pieces fall out of their ponytail to frame their faces.”
For your next salon visit, check these images of trendy layered hair with curtain bangs. Share these with your hairstylist to help you choose which haircut suits you best.
#1: Textured Lob with Purple Highlights
If you’re feeling fun, funky, and playful, consider a textured lob with purple highlights. Long, textured layers make this one of the easiest styles to create volume and movement. Shorter strands of hair mixed within longer layers will hold the longer strands away from your head. If you want to try purple highlights, ask your stylist to lift your blonde to a very light shade. It’ll give your purple the most “pop.”
#2: Undone Chocolate Layers and Curtain Bangs
These undone chocolate layers and curtain bangs are the perfect look that requires just a little bit of effort. Keep in mind the texture and amount of hair you have. If you have coarse, thick hair you won’t get the same weightless, wispy look. In my advice, this cut is best for medium to fine hair.
#3: Mid-Length Shag with Thick Bangs
If you have thick hair, consider a mid-length shag with thick bangs and layers. Layering take bulk out of heavy, dense areas to lighten hair and create weightless movement. A thick curtain bang is a perfect way to frame the face with less maintenance of a strait across bang.
#4: Shag with Parted Bangs for Women Over 50
Try a long shag with parted bangs for women over 50 to add some modernity to your longer lengths. Shaping around the eye area softens the entire face. To style your bangs, try flicking by using curling tongs to achieve a 70’s vibe.
#5: Tousled Bob with Longer Bangs
Opt for a tousled bob with longer bangs for women that have a longer face shape. Longer faces and long hair tend to drag the face down even more.
Cutting the hair to chin-length brings width back to the jawline. The extra benefit of adding longer bangs gives a widening feel to the hair, which creates symmetry in your face shape.
#6: Layered Curtain Fringe for Women Over 30
Go for layered curtain fringe if you’re a woman over 30 who wants the extra face-framing shape to your long hair. The curtain fringe gives an effortlessly cool look to longer hair, whether worn up or down.
Depending on your hair growth patterns, this style may require some blowdrying to sit correctly. Once the hair is sitting correctly, spray with Aveda’s Air Control hairspray so the style stays in place all day.
#7: Layered Hairstyle with Curtain Fringe
A layered hairstyle with curtain fringe is perfect in adding some shape to lanky, straight hair. Layered hairstyles entice movement into the hair, adding width to hair that falls flat.
Discuss with your hairstylist if adding a curtain fringe will work with how your parting falls. They work best on center parts for correct symmetry.
#8: Long Wavy Hair with Parted Bangs
Long wavy hair with parted bangs can transform lank hair into a mesmerizing piece of art. You’ll want long soft layers to boost bounce and body.
Ask for nose-length layered bangs and blow-dry the fringe with a medium round brush for a bouncy finish.
Long layered wavy hairstyles create movement and interest to otherwise one-length hair and are complimentary for all facial features.
#9: Soft Curtain Bangs
Add soft curtain bangs to your look for a small switch up for women that don’t want a drastic change.
The soft bangs sweep either side of the cheeks, bringing shape back to the face with long hair. They also look great on bad hair days, tie your hair up and let the bangs frame your face.
#10: Layered Hair with Long Curtain Bangs
Calling all women aspiring to fulfill their lifelong dream of becoming mermaids with this layered hair with long curtain bangs! Haircuts with curtain bangs can set off long hair by adding character around the face.
The longer the hair, the more extreme the angle of layers so you don’t take away the fullness from the bottom of the hair. Adding soft waves shows off the long layers with curtain bangs, as well as the color tones.
#11: Short Bob with Curtain Bangs
If you’ve got medium-textured hair, talk to your stylist about a short bob with curtain bangs. This layered style is adorable on its own or an in-between when growing out a pixie haircut. Add a little root boost to the body.
Style the center part fringe feathering away from the face. Remember to schedule regular trims to keep the shape of this bob.
#12: Middle-Part Bangs for Women Over 60
Middle-part bangs for women over 60 are a good choice for women who don’t want to commit to a full fringe. Ask your stylist to cut your bangs at the level of the nose/cheek. It will create a soft facial frame that does not necessitate high upkeep and styling.
The fringe looks perfect when styled slightly away from the face to create softness. To achieve this, use a blow-dryer and round brush or curling wand. Look 10 years younger with a middle part fringe and breakaway from your one-length hairstyle.
#13: Curtain Fringe for Women Over 40
Consider a curtain fringe for women over 40 to transform your appearance 360-degrees. A fringe cut is a good choice for women with oval face shapes. It smoothes out any facial imperfections, taking ten years off your age!
To blow-dry, use a medium round brush situating it below, stroking from the center and backward from the corner of the eye. Trims are done every five weeks to maintain the shape.
#14: Curtain Bangs for Long Hair
Curtain bangs for long hair are a must for a modern 70s vibe. This wavy hairstyle with layers and curtain bangs hangs right around the face with the fringe below the brow line.
Curtain bangs that aren’t too thick or too thin show off just the right amount of forehead and keep the bangs from being too heavy. This hairstyle moves from day to night effortlessly.
#15: Long Layered Hair with Bangs
Long layered hair with bangs is a perfect shape for several types of hair. For this style, medium to thick hair with slight waves is ideal. The beauty of a shag haircut is amplified by using simple styling techniques.
Make sure to blow-dry the hair forward from the crown, especially if your hair is a bit thinner, as this adds extra volume to the face-framing fringe. Finish with a medium hold pomade for a piecey bold style.
#16: Curtain Bangs with Layers for Thick Hair
Curtain bangs with layers for long thick hair are a perfect option for every face shape. The fullness of the hair is the focus and, the eyes are drawn right up to the curtain bangs.
Keep in mind that thick curtain bangs must be styled to keep away from the face and eyes. A layered haircut helps debulk thick hair to avoid a pyramid shape.
#17: Longer French Bob with Curtain Fringe
Consider a longer french bob with curtain fringe if your hair has fine to medium texture. Keeping fine hair a bit shorter adds the appearance of fullness.
Hairstyles with curtain bangs and texture around the edges are simple to blow out and easy to curl with a large barrel iron. Blow hair by lifting and overdirecting for more body at the root.
Related: See more French bobs for fine hair.
#18: Face-Framing Layers
Think about face-framing layers if you’re ready to ditch the long, heavy look of one-length hair. A layered cut is much more versatile, worn up or down.
Layers add movement and softness around the face and, when pulled up in a simple ponytail, look carefree with flowing pieces that fall loose.
Ask your stylist for a few styling tips with a round brush and a light hairspray to keep the face-framing fringe in place.
#19: Razored Long Curly Hair
Razored long curly hair is a perfect alternative to heavy, weighed-down hair. Layered styles on curly hair add height on top and shape around the face.
Razored face layers carve out a beautiful shape to accentuate the facial features. Curly bangs can be worn full forward or pulled off slightly to the sides for a lighter fringe look.
#20: Curtain Bangs for Short, Curly Hair
Don’t hesitate to rock curtain bangs for short, curly hair! Even tight curls can benefit from a fun fringe as it brings a ton of carefree character around the face.
Prepare for your eyes to pop as springy curls surround your face. Style with a curl potion and let the curls run wild. Be careful not to over-dry the curls to avoid frizz.
#21: Edgy Layered Shag with Curtain Fringe
Make a statement with an edgy layered shag with curtain fringe. Push the limits and make this shaggy cut even edgier with a splash of vivid color or balayage.
The perimeter of this cut is textured so as not to leave any blunt edges. Style with a round brush and a bit of pomade to bring the ends of the fringe outward.
Related: See more layered hairstyles with bangs.
#22: Long Bob with Layers and Bangs
A long bob with bangs and layers is a perfect option for fine to medium hair. Hairstyles with layers and curtain bangs can give thin hair the appearance of more body, especially when styled with beachy waves. Style with a thickening lotion and heat serum to protect hair when styling with a curling wand.
#23: Layered Curtain Bangs for Round Faces
Consider layered curtain bangs for round faces. A haircut with layers and curtain bangs can be worn close to the face or pulled back with plenty of layers falling freely in the face.
For thick, textured hair, apply a heat serum and blow out smooth. Use a little dry shampoo between washes to make this style last.
Related: See more types of bangs for round faces.
#24: Feathered Curtain Bangs with Layers
Feathered curtain bangs with layers bring a modern twist to a retro vibe. Great for medium to thick hair, the shortest center point of the fringe starts just above the tip of the nose, gradually getting longer around the face. Style your long bangs with a round brush, curling the hair away from the face.
#25: Medium-Length Shaggy Haircut
This medium-length shaggy haircut is chic and sexy! If you’re looking for more texture, layered cuts offer plenty of movement and volume.
Long layers starting just below the cheekbones set off a carefree style. Finish with a texturizing spray to give your wispy hair that second-day vibe.
#26: Layers and Curtain Bangs for Older Women
Choose layers and curtain bangs for older women to make you look half your age. One-length hair drags your face down. Perk it up with some face-framing layers.
Ask your hairstylist for long soft layers to maintain weight at the bottom and to keep the hair looking thick. Curtain bangs soften your face shape and look exceptional on women with long faces.
#27: Layered Hair with Bardot Bangs
Try layered hair with Bardot bangs when creating your new hairstyle. The shaggy retro-style looks great on women in their 20s, 30s, or 40s.
Layered cuts work best on all facial shapes. Curl your hair to achieve this style if your black hair is pin-straight. This style needs trimming every 6-8 weeks.
#28: Low-Maintenance Shag for Women Over 70
Rock a low-maintenance shag for women over 70 who prefer a wash-and-wear style. This haircut is easy breezy when styling and requires low upkeep. It also smoothes out harsh facial lines, making women look half their age.
Related: See more hairstyles for women over 70.
#29: Layered Shag Cut with Middle-Part Bangs
Rock a layered shag cut with middle-part bangs for women over 70 who prefer a wash-and-wear haircut. Low-maintenance layered haircuts get all the movement in the right places.
Wet brush the hair into place and enhance with a scrunch, letting the hair air-dry into place. Discuss with your stylist the perfect length shag depending on your hair type.