Unlike other types of bangs, long curtain bangs are a middle-parted fringe that grazes the cheekbones. They frame the face and give any haircut show-stopping softness. Ariana Grande, Alexa Chung, and Zooey Deschanel prove how chic and trendy this 70s cut is!
A hairstylist from Illinois, Sammi Wuske has a lot of tips to share about this cut. Her number one rule? Start with long hair versus short hair. “That way, the stylist can establish the best length for your face shape. This length can complement and highlight your features,” she explains.
According to Wuske, what you’ll love most about these bangs is their non-commitment. She adds that they’re “easy to grow out into a face-frame. If cut long, they’ll transition into a soft face-frame within two months.”
While this fringe is low-maintenance, it does need time styling. “What I suggest is for all the hair in front of the ear, to always be styled away from the face,” says Wuske.
When asked about her favorite product, she suggests Kérastase Laque Couture hairspray. “This offers a medium hold that lasts while maintaining the integrity of the cuticle of the hair. It’s for smooth, frizz-free bangs all day long.”
Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of long curtain bangs.
#1: Bronde Layered Curtain Fringe
Curtain fringe is one of the most versatile styles that exists currently, not only in the sense of color but for cuts as well. A curtain bang is best for ladies trying to soften their rectangular faces because a curtain bang is designed to be longer. It can also work as a great transition from a fringe, into a heavily layered haircut. This cut is so beautifully paired with a bronde color, to create a very fresh, sun-kissed look!
#2: Long Curled Curtain Fringe
A long curled curtain fringe exudes sophistication. One of the best ways to add some excitement to your haircut is by adding a bang. I like my clients to tip toe into bangs with a long curtain fringe or a side bang. The curtain fringe will add shape and show off cheekbones and eyes. Be prepared to style your bangs every day. You’ll want to have your stylist do a run-through with you before leaving the salon. I like to use a medium-sized round brush and blow dry them all in one section towards the face and under, this will give the volume. Then, I flip the round brush to the top and dry it back away from the face for a nice swoop.
#3: Long Curtain Bangs with Layers
Try long curtain bangs combined with layers for a laid-back, effortless style. If you can add soft curls or waves, it will bring out body and texture within your haircut. When it comes to curtain bangs, ask your stylist if they offer bang trims to keep those pieces looking fresh without getting a full haircut.
#4: Long Curtain Bangs on Long Hair
Long curtain bangs pair well with long hair when using a razor to create texture.
Babylights add the perfect amount of dimension to break up the dark base while keeping it all looking natural.
#5: Long Curtain Bangs on Mid-Length Hair
The long curtain bangs sit beautifully on mid-length hair bringing that 70s vibe. Reaching the cheekbones and softly curving out the long curtain bangs suit every face. If the hair is very soft and sleek put texturizing powder to style and then spray with hairspray.
#6: Sweeping Long Feathered Curtain Bangs
Long feathered curtain bangs are a gorgeous and unique addition to any haircut. Curtain fringe is very universal, low-maintenance, and suit any face shape while enhancing your best features. Longer, sweeping bangs can narrow a broad face shape.
#7: Long Shag Cut with Curtain Bangs and Highlights
Try a long shag cut with curtain bangs if you are looking to modernize your long hair. Blow-dry the curtain bangs backward with a round brush for a pretty brushed-back finish. Don’t have boring long hair, a shag with curtain bangs will work on any hair type and bring in that extra style.
#8: Shoulder-Grazing Long Shaggy Curtain Bangs
Long shaggy curtain bangs are a great choice to soften any face shape. They can be cut from nose to lip as a starting point, and look great styled slightly away from the face. Another advantage of curtain bangs is the soft tendrils they create around the face when the hair is put up.
#9: Long Hair with a Middle Part and Curtain Bangs
Long hair with a middle part and curtain bangs are well-suited on women who already have long hair. It makes a full transformation without having to commit to shorter hair and a long-term commitment to maintaining the bangs.
When styling, use low heat on your blow dryer and a smaller round brush angling it vertically for a soft draped appearance. Or if you’re on the go, curl your long curtain fringe, then throw your hair into a ponytail or messy bun.
#10: Longer Curtain Bangs for Women Over 50
Longer curtain bangs for women over 50 really highlight your best facial features. With the deep inverted V bangs in the center, the sides kick out around the eyes and cheekbones. Use a 1/2 – 1 inch round brush rolling back to get the feathering sweep lifting away from the face to open it up.
#11: Curtain Fringe on a Long Bob
Curtain fringe on a long bob allows for a softer look. It can vary in length. Shorter bangs in the center with long, tapered, and wispy ends can create a flawless blend.
#12: Long Curtain Bangs for Older Women
Long curtain bangs for older women are a smart choice. They tend to add a youthful look by making your face appear slimmer. Long curtain fringe has face-framing layers that look lovely styled curly or straight and have easy hair growth maintenance.
#13: Long Layered Hair with a Long Bottleneck Fringe
Long layered hair with curtain bangs offers a soft-looking style, especially with waves. It’s the best choice to soften a square face shape. The style gives the tresses more movement and body. Women with thin locks are sure to love it!
#14: Curtain Bangs with Long Hair and Beach Waves
When you pair light curtain bangs with long hair, it easily adds volume around the face. For longer faces, ask for lighter curtain bangs with long hair to get instant movement. Women don’t always have to cut all their hair off to add volume. Curtain fringe is a great option to give you a different style without committing to too much change.
#15: Trendy Long Wavy Hair with Cheek-Grazing Fringe
Trendy long wavy hair looks suitable for any face shape—thanks to the face-framing fringe. These curtain bangs on long wavy hair are the perfect way to change a hairstyle. They’re fully customizable and can change your look dramatically. Surprisingly, they’re low-maintenance, too! Spritz a little bit of sea salt spray like Sachajuan Ocean Mist Spray for styling to create texture and volume.
#16: Copper Red Long Layers with Curtain Bangs
Long layers with curtain bangs are a great option for women wanting to add lots of movement throughout their hair. The long curtain bangs add layers and face-framing. They draw attention and interest towards the face while being able to keep the longer length. Opt for a copper hair color for maximum chicness.
#17: Curtain Fringe on Very Long Hair
A curtain fringe on very long hair is a great soft look for women. This helps add volume and sometimes adds more fullness in front of the face, creating an instant facelift. To style your bangs, clip them together and spray with Evo’s She-Bang-A-Bang. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before removing the clip.
#18: Long Coily Bangs for Curly Hair
Long curtain bangs are absolutely stunning on curly hair. Creating tendrils that fall around the upper face are enough to add balance to curly hair, that flows with the layers. Ask your stylist to dry cut your bangs because the amount of bounce your curl will jump could be too much.
#19: Long Curtain Fringe Before and After Makeover
Long curtain bangs are sure to create a stunning before and after makeover. This doesn’t need to be a drastic change. It just needs an adjustment to the length and shape with the help of curtain bangs, which will add some much-needed life to your hair.
#20: Face-Framing Wispy Curtain Bangs
Wispy bangs are versatile, and they suit any length and style. They accentuate eyes and cheekbones, too. These wispy curtain bangs with long hair frame a square face shape.
#21: Gorgeous Fringe on Long Straight Hair
A gorgeous curtain fringe on long straight hair adds movement and extra drama to the style. It’s fun to wear and easy to grow out! These curtain bangs with long straight hair can frame the face. They accentuate the cheekbones, giving the face a softer result.
#22: Gorgeous Curtain Fringe with Straight Hair
A gorgeous curtain fringe with straight hair creates an easy-to-style trend. One lady who wears it can play with some waves and curls to amp it up. For those who have a sharp jawline, this is a must-try. The long length covers the jaw area, while the bangs soften the face shape.
#23: Long Curtain Fringe with a Balayage
The long curtain fringe with a balayage is great in framing most face shapes. Its cut allows for a ton of movement and that picturesque “ponytail” fringe that’s very on-trend.
To cut the bangs, Florida-based stylist Chloe Anan used a technique inspired by Goldwell educator Tony Cola. She explains, “I took a small triangle where the inner eyebrows begin to create the perimeter using a feather razor. I pulled everything to that, established a guideline, and built the remaining cut from there.”
#24: Long Curtain Bangs on Shoulder-Length Hair
Long curtain bangs for shoulder-length hair make a lived-in, shaggy style for ladies. Cut by stylist Natalie Jean of California, it’s perfect on a naturally curly or wavy texture.
“This haircut was done by using a circular perimeter around the hairline. It created the movement, which framed the face. Opt for longer curtain bangs if you’ve had previous breakage. Ask your stylist to utilize the length of that and add the curtain bangs.” she explains.
#25: Long and Thin Curtain Bangs
Long thin curtain bangs are great for framing the face. They even look amazing for the cheekbones!
Hairstylist Skye from London, UK shares a styling tip when wearing such a fringe. “Don’t use too much product in the fringe area as it’s the part of the hair that gets oily first. A little while after drying it, it will soften naturally with texture,” says Skye.
#26: Long Chocolate Brown Hair with Curtain Fringe
Long chocolate brown hair with curtain fringe gives locs a level of definition no matter how the person chooses to wear it. Hairstyles with long curtain bangs are very versatile. From half up, to fully draped, or twist up off the neckline – this style breathes a sultry air of effortless beauty.