Long curtain bangs on straight hair are parted in the middle to create a face-framing effect. The fringe provides a soft movement and complements the sleek finish of the hair texture.
Australia-based hairdresser Tash agrees that curtain bangs look great in any face shape. “The style always appears so flattering. It enhances the cheekbones, framing the face beautifully,” she states.
Before making the decision to opt for bangs, think about your lifestyle.
How often do you tie your hair up or wear it away from your face? Are you willing to style the fringe every day?
Unfortunately, a curtain bangs style doesn’t always sit full and voluminous. You’ll definitely have to put in the work to achieve the exact look you got in the salon.
Tash explains, “You can seek some tips and tricks from your stylist on excellent ways to prep the bangs. Ask for product recommendations to keep the style last longer.”
As for Tash, she suggests investing in hair rollers and round brushes.
A curtain fringe grows out quickly. Therefore, a regular trim is recommended to maintain its shape.
This trendy look is best for showing off your charm and individuality. Read on to see images of the most popular styles for long curtain bangs on straight hair!
#1: Stunning Soft Bob with Long Curtain Fringe
Not all hairstyles have to be complicated or time-consuming. The stunning soft straight bob with a long curtain fringe is a great example. It’s an effortlessly chic look that can take you from day to night in minutes. If you can, avoid too much layering and keep the sides of your hair neat for the best results. To achieve this look, tell your stylist “long curtain bangs” – they will know exactly what you mean! Keep your locks sleek and shiny by using light oil to hydrate.
#2: Wispy Straight Hair with Curtain Bangs
Consider a style with wispy straight hair and curtain bangs. With straight hair, aim to add movement and dimension. Adding a longer curtain bang will create waves in the hair. This style shapes and balances face shapes and creates an effortlessly flowy look.
#3: Shoulder-Length Straight Cut
If you are uneasy about going straight for a drastic cut, the best way is to gradually go shorter. One option is a mid-shoulder-length blunt cut, which is still long enough to put up but short enough to feel like a whole new look. I suggest keeping the haircut simple with very few layers, adding just a long curtain fringe. This kind of hairstyle takes less time to style.
#4: Chocolate Brown Long Straight Curtain Bangs
Chocolate brown long straight curtain bangs are a hairstyle that can suit any face shape. The rich, warm color adds dimension and depth. The straight curtain bangs frame the face and draw attention to the eyes. This look works well when you want a sleek and polished appearance. It’s important to keep the length, enhancing the shine and keeping the hair healthy.
#5: Long Curtain Bangs on a Bob for Thick Hair
If you have thick hair, try long curtain bangs on a bob. Use a light-volume mousse to keep the body and volume in your hair.
#6: Perfectly Placed Long Curtain Fringe
A perfectly placed long curtain fringe can completely change a face shape of a person. If you have round cheeks or a long face, this is a great way to add a slimming shape to your bone structure. The best way to decide where you want the curtain bang to fall is to place the weight on your cheekbone. First, I suggest going a bit longer than you initially think. You can always take extra length after you dry.
#7: Long Curtain Fringe for Long Faces
Long curtain fringe for long faces can be a great way to soften long silhouettes. On long faces, the extra length helps to create more balance and lifts natural features. Those with mid-length straight hair should opt for face-framing layers. This will add weight in the proper areas of the face and overall movement of the shape. A hairstylist can help you determine the exact cut that works best for your face shape. To keep your look polished, use a lightweight hairspray or gel. Try Kérastase L’Incroyable Blowdry Serum for hold without the stickiness.
#8: Middle Part Bangs on Mid Back-Length Hair
Try middle-part bangs on mid-back-length hair if you want to fully transform your appearance. Switching up where you part your hair and going for a middle part will give your straight haircut a completely new outlook. It may feel or look strange at first, but trust us, it’s a classic hairstyle that has come back and is sticking around for a while. This hairstyle will help bring out and highlight your best facial features that you couldn’t see before, giving you a new gracious glow.
#9: Curtain Fringe and Money Pieces on Long Straight Hair
A curtain fringe combined with a money piece on long hair is the perfect way to transform your hairstyle. Adding a money piece is super trendy. It’s a fairly low-maintenance way of making a bold statement that highlights your entire face and hairstyle. A long curtain fringe on straight hair will help soften the hair around your face, compliment your face shape and facial features, and pair perfectly with your trendy new money piece.
#10: Layered Straight Hair with Curtain Bangs
Be on trend with curtain bangs and layered hair. Having layers is one of the best things you can do for your straight locks. Layers will bring movement and body to your hanging strands. Adding a curtain bang will give your face a lift and instant cheekbones.
#11: Long Layers with Soft Curtain Bangs
Long layers paired with soft curtain bangs is a haircut you need to try if you have thick hair and love a low-maintenance hairstyle. Although this hairstyle can appear stunning on women with all hair types, it’s best with thicker hair because you have much more hair to work with when adding the long layers with curtain bangs. Styling can be almost effortless if you own a round brush and a blow dryer. With the right hair products, you can make sure your hairstyle stays bouncy and beautiful all day long.
#12: Long Blowout Hairstyle with Curtain Bangs
Try a long blowout hairstyle paired with curtain bangs for a bouncy, voluminous look. Long straight hair with layers and curtain bangs is the go-to style for medium to thick hair. Try styling your blowout with a blow dry brush or a traditional round brush.
#13: Long Bardot Bangs on Mid-Length Hair
Consider long Bardot bangs if you have mid-length hair and are wanting your next cut! Great for women over 40, Bardot bangs are fun, stylish, and easy to manage. A usual straight style can be taken up a notch by adding layers that add movement and texture to your hair.
#14: Long Bob with Curtain Bangs for Square Faces
Try a long bob with curtain bangs if you have a square face. Finding a hairstyle to compliment and accentuate your face shape is key when picking the right hairstyle. These long curtain bangs appear soft and wispy and can be styled with a round brush while blow-drying to keep your bangs out of your face. Make sure to brush the top of your hair forward while drying to create the “curtain” effect.
#15: Curtain Bangs with Razor Cut Layers
Try curtain bangs with razor cut layers if you have very thick hair. Long curtain bangs may take some time to train if you haven’t been parting your hair in a middle part, but can easily be trained by brushing your hair forward and only curling the ends back and away from your face. A straight cut on thick hair can sometimes lack texture and softness around your face. Ask your stylist to cut with a razor and/or thinning shears to really take out that extra weight and bulk to make your hair come back to life.
#16: Wispy Curtain Bangs with Long Feathered Layers
Wispy curtain bangs paired with long feathered layers will make your hair appear softer in all the right places. Long straight hair with curtain bangs can be easily styled by using a round brush when blow-drying your hair or by using a curling iron once your hair has completely dried. You can opt to push your bangs out of your face because they are so light and airy, which is great if you live an active lifestyle. If you want to wear them down for a more flirty style, make sure to finish them off with hairspray so they hold their shape and style.
#17: Soft Shaggy Bob with a Face Frame
Turn your lifeless hair around with a soft shaggy bob with a face frame. Bobs are one of the most versatile hair cuts that can be customized specifically for you. Soft face-framing layers will give your straight hair movement and body. Avoid cutting too many layers because the ends can start looking sparse and thin.
#18: Medium-Length Shag with Layered Bangs
A medium-length shag with layered bangs is the perfect haircut if you are looking for a hairstyle that will give you volume, shape, and natural texture. Long curtain bangs should be styled with a round brush when blow-drying to make sure your hair is laying in the direction you want it to stay in until the next time you shampoo. Make sure you are directing your layered bangs forward, straight down in front of your face, and then curve outward with the round brush when your hair is almost dry. Styling while blow-drying decreases your overall styling time and keeps this straight hairstyle easy to manage.
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#19: Layered Cut with Side Curtain Bangs for Thick Hair
A layered cut with side curtain bangs is exceptionally great if you have thick hair. Ask your stylist to give your hair lots of face-framing layers as this will make it much easier to style this haircut with a round brush when finalizing your hairdo. If you have a lot of thickness and bulk, thinning and texturizing your hair will create softer, lighter ends. If you can spend the extra time in the day to blow-dry your hair with a round brush, this hairstyle is simple to achieve.
#20: Short Hair with Cheek-Length Curtain Bangs
Be fun and flirty with your short hair by combining it with cheek-length curtain bangs. Curtain bangs that hit right at the cheekbones are great if you want an instant facelift and slimmer appearance. A short length will keep your dead ends gone for more manageable locks. Show your stylist some short hair idea pictures that you may have to find the perfect cut for you.
#21: Shoulder-Length Textured Cut with Long Bangs
A shoulder-length textured cut with long bangs is an effortless hairstyle that requires little-to-no style time if you have naturally straight hair. Ask your hairstylist to give you over-directed, shattered layers and to finish off the ends of your layers with a razor or thinning shears to soften up your ends to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your hair. Long curtain bangs for straight hair always look amazing and are one of the easiest hairstyles to maintain. You can spray a texture spray if you want more texture and volume in your hair OR a shine spray if you’re looking for something more sleek and shiny.
#22: Curtain Bangs and Choppy Ends for Thin Hair
If you have thin hair, consider adding curtain bangs and choppy ends to your current hairstyle. Curtain bangs on long straight hair add so much shape to your hair and accentuate your facial features. This hairstyle requires minimal effort. So it’s an easy change to make to transform your appearance and get the most bang for your buck, literally!
#23: Messy Layered Bob with Face-Framing Bangs
A messy layered bob combined with face-framing bangs is one of the best styles to flatter any face shape. Excellent for wider foreheads, framing bangs add coverage while messy layers give texture and style.
#24: Face-Framing Layers and Bangs for Fine Hair
If you’re looking to add shape to your flat hair try some face-framing curtain bangs on your straight hair. You can easily use a round brush or big barrel curling iron to create a bend that flatter your cheekbones. If you have finer hair, you will need to add more hair to your bangs for fullness.