21 Trendiest Ways to Wear Long Curtain Bangs, According to Stylists

Long curtain bangs hairstyle

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.

Wuske agrees that the curtain bangs trend pairs well with a long modern shag cut. It gives a rocker vibe, which she thinks is what is becoming more trendy.

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 trendy long curtain bangs.

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Long Feathered Curtain Bangs

Long feathered curtain bangs
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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.

Long Shag Cut with Curtain Bangs

Long shag cut with curtain bangs
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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.

Long Shaggy Curtain Bangs

Long shaggy curtain bangs
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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.

Long Hair with a Middle Part and Curtain Bangs

Long hair with a middle part and curtain bangs
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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.

Longer Curtain Bangs for Women Over 50

Longer curtain bangs for women over 50
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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.

Curtain Fringe on a Long Bob

Curtain fringe on a long bob
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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.

Long Curtain Bangs for Older Women

Long curtain bangs for older women
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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 bangs have face-framing layers that look lovely styled curly or straight and have easy hair growth maintenance.

Long Layered Hair

Long layered hair with long curtain bangs
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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!

Curtain Bangs with Long Hair

Long curtain bangs for long hair
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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.

On Trendy Long Wavy Hair

Long curtain bangs on long wavy hair
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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.

Long Layers with Curtain Bangs

Long layers with curtain bangs
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Long layers with curtain bangs are a great option for women wanting to add lots of movement throughout their hair. The 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.

Curtain Fringe on Very Long Hair

long curtain bangs on very long hair
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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.

Stunning On Curly Hair

Long curtain bangs for curly hair
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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.

Stunning Before and After Makeover

Before and after makeover with long curtain bangs
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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.

Wispy Bangs

Long and wispy curtain bangs for long hair
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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.

Gorgeous Fringe on Long Straight Hair

Long curtain bangs on long straight hair
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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.

Gorgeous Curtain Fringe with Straight Hair

Long curtain bangs for straight hair
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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.

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.”

Long Curtain Bangs for Shoulder-Length Hair

Long curtain bangs for shoulder-length hair
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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.

Long Thin Curtain Bangs

Long thin curtain bangs
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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.