28 Cutest Ways to Pair Straight Hair With Bangs

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Straight hair with bangs makes simple yet sleek and gorgeous hairstyles. It’s a practical look for women who value convenience. The fringe serves to frame the face and add shape to the hairstyle as a whole.

Keep these pointers from UK-based hairstylist and color technician Kelly Townsend in mind if you’re considering trying out this style.

💡 Key Things to Know First

  • Start with longer bangs and then go shorter. You can always go shorter, but you can’t put it back on.
  • Don’t go too short. The sweet spot is around nose length for “style-ability.”
  • Consult an expert and ask these; “How do I style this? Will my bangs sit right?”
  • Bangs are not for everyone. This look is not the right choice if:
    • You’re a very active person.
    • You’re not willing to do the minimum it takes to style them.
    • You have a hairline with “personality,” like calf licks, widow peaks, etc.

Go ahead and check out these images of stunning and trendy ideas for straight hair with bangs before you visit your go-to salon.

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Soft Bangs and Straight Long Layers
Instagram @jaiden.hairstylist

#1: Soft Bangs and Straight Long Layers

Try a flattering look with soft bangs and straight long layers. When you cut long layers into your hair you will make your long strands more manageable. You will also have weightless movement. The best way to frame your face and complete your look is to add bangs and some soft face-framing layers. Ask your stylist for a balayage on your straight hair to really glow up.

#2: Long Black Hair with a Wispy Fringe

#3: Curtain Bangs on Mid-Length Brunette Hair

Give your straight locks some life with curtain bangs on mid-length brunette hair. A medium-length cut is perfect for your sleek locks to keep them thicker and healthier. Curtain bangs are the perfect alternative to the traditional bang. They will instantly frame your face for a more youthful appearance.

Medium-Length Straight Hair with Long Layers and Bangs
Instagram @mk_hair_

#4: Medium-Length Hair with Long Layers and Bangs

Are you looking for a bold new haircut without taking too much length off? Ask your stylist if bangs would be suitable for your face shape. Straight-across bangs that are texturized will give you a look that is both bold and soft at the same time. Pair it with some face-framing layers to bring this stunning look together.

Sleek Straight Shoulder-Length Cut with See-Through Bangs
Instagram @adrianavigolo

#5: Sleek Shoulder-Length Cut with See-Through Bangs

See-through bangs are all the rage at the moment. The bang trend is always around in some form or another. If this is something you’re interested in, be very specific with your stylist. Everyone’s interpretation of this can be different. I have found that this particular bang trend does look best on ladies with fine-medium hair.

Straight Long Razor Cut Layers and Bangs
Instagram @thebangsbabe

#6: Long Razor Cut Layers and Bangs

As a stylist, one of my favorite things to do is break out my razor for a haircut. Cutting hair with a razor can give more of a textured, feathered look such as in the photo above. Be aware though, not every client is the right candidate for a razor cut. So speak with your stylist to see if this is right for you.

Sleek Straight Fringe on Long Hair
Instagram @alban.gram

#7: Sleek Straight Fringe on Long Hair

Sleek straight fringe on long hair highlights the eyes and frames the face. The bangs add a playful touch if you’re someone who likes to pull their hair up. This makes you look put-together on days you only have a few minutes to style your hair in the morning. Bangs need a 4-6 week touch-up to keep them out of your eyes.

#8: Long Side Bangs with Front Layers for Round Faces

Long side bangs with front layers are a fabulous hairstyle for round faces. This is because it creates an illusion of a narrower face. Also, the soft framing layers are a good idea to shape round faces. Style using a round brush and give it a little flick-in rather than out.

Summer Blonde Hair with Side-Swept Bangs
Instagram @theroslyn_hair

#9: Summer Blonde Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

You’ll want summer blonde hair with side-swept bangs, no matter the season. You’ll always be in style with slightly layered and highlighted blonde locks. Add the long bangs, which can be cut to whatever length you desire. Cheek-length, nose-length, or chin-length all work to accent your long straight hair with bangs. Try a side-swept face frame and create interest in your cut.

#10: Straight Shaggy Hair with Long Bangs

There are variations of the straight shaggy hair that can be adapted to your texture and density. If you have overly straight fine hair, face-framing will give you similar results while retaining natural density.

Straight Mid-Length Bob with Micro Bangs
Instagram @rebeccakarpus

#11: Mid-Length Bob with Micro Bangs

Micro bangs are a bold new trend that is exploding! If you aren’t afraid to try something new and stand out, this look is for you. These types of bangs would pair great with any length of hair. However, a mid-length angled bob would add to the boldness of the bangs.

Straight Black Bob with a Fringe
Instagram @hairbyjstark

#12: Straight Black Bob with a Fringe

Go for a flattering hairstyle with a straight black bob with a fringe. A bob complements all different hair types and face shapes. Short straight hair with bangs will be easy to style taking minimal effort. The bangs will need the most styling and upkeep.

#13: Blunt Bob and Bangs with Tousled Texture

Go for an eye-catching cut with a blunt bob and bangs with a tousled texture. If you have fine straight locks cutting the ends blunt will make your ends seem denser. This will give you a fuller appearance. Shoulder-length straight hair with bangs is easy to style. But, the bangs do require some upkeep. Getting frequent trims will keep your hair looking healthy and your haircut in shape.

Related: Best short straight bob haircuts.

Straight Blowout Style with Bardot Bangs for Oval Faces
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#14: Blowout Style with Bardot Bangs for Oval Faces

Consider a blowout style with Bardot bangs. Oval faces are ideal and your options are endless when it comes to hairstyles. Middle-part bangs are a great introduction to bangs and work on most face shapes. The grow-out is painless and the maintenance is very low. When styling, use a big round brush to get a polished style that will last for days.

Sleek Long Bob Cut with Straight-Across Bangs
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#15: Sleek Long Bob Cut with Straight-Across Bangs

Get a sleek long bob cut with straight-across bangs if you want to be trendy this season. The heavy straight-across bangs will beautifully compliment your shiny lob and give you a bit of a mysterious vibe. Put a few drops of Olaplex 7 bonding oil rub between your palms and then on your hair for extra shine.

#16: Soft Shag with Textured Bangs for Fine Hair

Give your straight hair a feather-light movement with a soft shag with textured bangs for fine hair. If you want to prevent your straight, fine hair from hanging, consider a neck-length cut. Make the style your own by customizing your cut with feathered layers and bangs. This will add body and texture for fuller-looking locks.

Straight Face-Framing Layers and Bangs for Older Women
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#17: Face-Framing Layers and Bangs for Older Women

Consider face-framing layers with bangs if you’re an older woman. Face-framing layers will bring softness to your face. Plus, they can be customized to highlight your best features. When blended with full bangs, your forehead wrinkles will be concealed.

#18: ’90s Neck-Length Haircut with Bangs

This ‘90s neck-length haircut with bangs could be the change you’re looking for. If you’re wanting short hair, but have fine hair, look no further! Styling will be easy with the straight bob with bangs.

Short Mullet Shag with Baby Bangs for Straight Hair
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#19: Short Mullet Shag with Baby Bangs

If you’re a woman who has been wanting a funky new look, consider a mullet with micro bangs. This look is very much in style right now and can easily be finished after air drying with just your hands and some wax. Make sure you have a full consultation with your stylist to determine whether the cut is the right one for you.

#20: Sleek Long Hair with Light Bangs

Sleek long hair with light bangs is a sexy hairstyle. It’s ideal for straight to slightly naturally textured hair, but not very curly hair because the fringe will need to be straightened daily. If it’s humid or your forehead gets sweaty, the straight bangs might frizz up and curl, unless your hair is naturally straight.

Messy Layered Cut with Bangs for Thin Straight Hair
Instagram @stephwilhair

#21: Messy Layered Cut with Bangs for Thin Hair

For women with thin hair try rocking a messy layered cut with bangs. A mid-length cut is a great length for thin hair, making your ends appear fuller and denser. Soft and messy layers are great for thin hair to give body and volume. Be sure to not over-layer or your thin hair will look more sparse. Adding soft bangs is the perfect way to frame your face and update your look.

Pixie Undercut with Piece-y Bangs for Straight Hair
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#22: Pixie Undercut with Piece-y Bangs

Get a pixie undercut with piece-y bangs and rock a short hairstyle. Make sure your stylist layers your top and fringe to achieve a choppy shape. Point cutting can be applied for more texture and can help your hair grow better. The best option is to style your hair more forward for a trendy finish. You’ll definitely want to use a texture paste to bring out the pieciness.

#23: Straight Tousled Hair with Middle Part Bangs

Shoulder-length hair is beautiful. It can be a great way to accentuate certain features, such as your neck or collarbone, the same way bangs can bring attention to certain parts of the face. This is a great cut for women with a bit of a wave in their hair. Be warned: curtain bangs on straight hair do not look like this without being properly styled every day. So talk to your stylist to make sure this look is the right one for you.

#24: Blonde Lob with Straight Bangs

Look sleek and sophisticated with a blonde lob with straight bangs. Make sure your straight lob lands either right above your shoulders or below to avoid an awkward length. For example, if it falls in between it will flip up and will not sit correctly. Chipping into the ends will give your straight hairstyle movement and body. Finish off with a bang to frame your face beautifully.

Short Choppy Bangs on a Straight Vintage Haircut
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#25: Short Choppy Bangs on a Vintage Haircut

Give your straight hair some style with short choppy bangs on a vintage haircut. Choppy bangs are full of texture and movement. Bangs will conceal your forehead and hide unwanted wrinkles and lines. Just be prepared to upkeep your bangs by cutting them every 3-4 weeks. Use a round brush when blow drying to give your straight hair some movement and body.

Straight Voluminous Layered Cut with Bottleneck Bangs
Instagram @thebangsbabe

#26: Straight Voluminous Layered Cut with Bottleneck Bangs

Look totally on trend with a straight voluminous layered cut with bottleneck bangs. Swoop bangs are the new fringe look that will make your hair look flippy and fresh. Shorter in the middle and longer on the sides gives the bottleneck shape and will create a softer grow-out. Give your straight hair life with layers and body for the perfect voluminous style.

Related: Best straight layered hair ideas.

Sleek Side Bangs and Subtle Layers
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#27: Sleek Side Bangs and Subtle Layers

Sleek side bangs and subtle layers are a smart and classy hairstyle perfect for your fine to medium, straight to slightly wavy hair. The side bangs look great if your side part is quite far over. Style using a big round brush and dryer with a nozzle.

#28: Graduated Bixie Cut with Wispy Bangs

If you’re a woman who has always worn her hair in a short cut such as a pixie, but wants to update your look, try a bixie. A bixie is a combination of a bob and a pixie and is one of the hottest trends. As a stylist, I often suggest some wispy bangs to my clients with this to add some interest around the face and keep the overall look very light.




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