32 Ways to Pair Wavy Hair with Bangs for a Super-Flattering Look

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Trendy wavy hair with bangs makes a stylish, voluminous style perfect for all events! It looks casual and effortless when tousled while sophisticated when kept sleek.

Nadine Cabins, a hairstylist from Mount Baldy, CA, says, “It works wonders on women with wavy or curly tresses who aren’t shy about maintaining and styling this cut. Women with pin-straight hair can pull it off only if they’re ready for constant styling.”

Cabins points out that most women assume that bangs and wavy hair have low upkeep, but they don’t. “You will have to style and maintain it every day to keep the bangs style and look of the cut going,” she explains.

On the topic of hair upkeep, Cabins highlights the essence of proper hair care. “Moisture balms and curl-enhancing creams can keep the waves looking soft and nourished.”

Hair trims depend on your hair length, hair growth, and the shape of the cut you’ve chosen. Short to medium chops demand trims every 4-6 weeks. Longer cuts need trimming every 6-10 weeks to prevent split ends.

Browse through these popular images of wavy hair with bangs. They’ll keep you looking on-trend!

Sexy Thick Curly Waves with Highlights and Bangs
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#1: Thick Curly Waves with Highlights

If you have thick curly waves with highlights, add bangs to create dimension to your look. One of the best ways to showcase your curls is by adding a full head of highlights. This look is best suited for women with natural curls and who likes a low-maintenance style.

Light Brown Undone Waves with Thin Bangs
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#2: Light Brown Undone Waves with Thin Bangs

A stunning face frame on light brown undone waves with thin bangs is beautiful on a round face shape. Ask for styling tips for this style. Or, start by taking your 1-1/4 inch curling iron and start in the back of the head, switching directions of each curl. Gently glide the iron through your bangs. Use your Designme texturizing spray, flip your head and spray your hair, then flip back. Don’t forget to tell your stylist any styling challenges you have if this is your first time with bangs. They will guide you through your new hairstyle.

Natural Waves with See-Through Bangs
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#3: Natural Waves with See-Through Bangs

A slight shag shape can be the perfect style for natural waves with see-through bangs. If you can, add slightly disconnected shaggy layers on top for extra volume. Ask for seamless layering and wispy bangs.

Lived-In Brunette Waves with Short Bangs
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#4: Lived-In Brunette Waves with Short Bangs

If your hair is wavy and you don’t mind styling it, add a shorter wispy bang with your layered wavy hair. It’s the best way to give your trendy cut a chic, edgy look. This will also shorten a longer forehead. Giving you a more French-styled bang.

Golden Brown Mid-Length Wavy Hair with Thin Bangs
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#5: Golden Brown Mid-Length Hair with Thin Bangs

Golden brown mid-length hair with thin bangs is classic, modern, timeless, and stunning. Light, long layers over a blunt perimeter keep the shape looking full and thick. Point cutting is one of the easiest ways to cut those layers and keep them blended. Remember to point cut your fringe while over-directing to the opposite side to keep them softer and blended into the style.

Chic Blonde Waves with Fringe
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#6: Chic Blonde Waves with Fringe

Trying rocking blonde beachy hair with waves and a fringe. Wrapping hair around the curling iron with the ends left out gives your hair the perfect wave. Blonde hair is always in style, but it’s high-maintenance and expensive, so be prepared to spend time and money at the salon.

Wavy Blonde Shag with Curtain Bangs
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#7: Wavy Blonde Shag with Curtain Bangs

Try a wavy blonde shag with curtain bangs if you want a stylish transformation. Curtain bangs for wavy hair add instant volume and texture. Look like a rockstar with your new look! Finish your hair off with a dry texturizing spray for that messy tousled look.

Soft Wavy Hairstyle with Blunt Bangs
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#8: Soft Wavy Hair with Blunt Bangs

Try a haircut with blunt bangs if you have fine to medium hair. Bangs work well when trying to give the illusion of more hair, especially if you have thinner hair upfront. Use a heat protectant before curling hair for soft waves and finish with a dry texture spray.

#9: Wavy Hair with Bangs for Women Over 40

Try wavy hair with bangs for women over 40. As we age, and our hair changes, it’s important to talk with your stylist about options that are best for your type of hair. Switching up your style can be as easy as adding some bouncy waves, or spicing up your color. Check out the super textured piecey bangs for a fun change.

Wavy Asymmetrical Cut with Wispy Bangs
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#10: Wavy Asymmetrical Cut with Wispy Bangs

Try a wavy asymmetrical cut with wispy bangs if you’re looking to rock a completely new and unique short ‘do for your wavy hair. This short-to-long cut should have lots of piecey texture, so make sure to communicate this to your stylist. Wispy bangs for wavy hairstyles are very versatile and can be worn with texture or straight. For a straight look, try Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother, blow-drying the fringe to the round of the head to smooth and give body.

#11: Wavy with Bangs for Women Over 70 with Glasses

When you’re ready for change, think about a cut for women over 70 with glasses. Bangs cut and styled right above the eyeglasses bring attention to your hairstyle, but also draw the eye to great frames. For naturally wavy hair, apply a curl-defining cream and gently diffuse about 50% dry. Air-dry the rest and finish with hair spray for hold.

#12: Wavy Short Hair with Fringe for Older Women

Wavy short hair with fringe for older women compliments many different types of hair. This style can give a fresh, updated look if you haven’t changed your hairstyle in a while. If your hair is naturally straight, using hot rollers is another option for using a curling iron. Finish with a light hairspray for a gentle hold.

#13: Wavy Pixie Cut with Long Bangs for Women Over 60

Check out this wavy pixie cut with long bangs for women over 60! If you’ve been hanging on to your hair, now’s the time to consider a chop. Long grey hair can weigh you down but updating the style with something shorter can make you look 10 years younger. Talk to your stylist about options depending on your hair thickness.

Related: Best hairstyles for ladies aged 60.

#14: Shaggy Cut with Wavy Fringe for Women Over 50

A shaggy cut with wavy fringe for women over 50 is something to think about if your hair is fine. Thinning hair can be made to look more full when pulled forward from the crown. Notice the curls look bouncy and full in front. Diffuse hair after using a curl cream and then finish with a light paste to place curls where you want them.

Chin-Length Cut with Fringe for Women Over 30
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#15: Red Chin-Length Cut with Fringe for Women Over 30

For thick, naturally wavy hair, try a chin-length cut with fringe for women over 30. A shaggy bob is a great way to show off the fun texture and pattern of curly hair. If you have thick hair, ask your stylist to texturize the ends of your hair so curls can go a bit piecey around the perimeter. Style with curl-defining cream and let it get wild.

#16: Cute Wavy Shag with Middle-Part Bangs

Nothing says the 70s like a wavy shag haircut with middle-part bangs. Cutting lots of face-framing layers starting below the eye makes for great feathering. Bangs can be worn all different lengths and can be blended into layers. Curl your hair with a large barrel curling iron making sure to curl away from your face.

Amazing Finger Waves with Bangs for Black Women
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#17: Amazing Finger Waves with Bangs for Black Women

Finger waves with bangs for black women are such a sophisticated style. These styles can be worn with super-short hair. The platinum color sets these finger waves apart as you can see all the detail. Finger wave styles scream for a night on the town!

Edgy Pixie Bob with Fringe and Waves
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#18: Edgy Pixie Bob with Fringe

An edgy pixie bob with fringe will really turn some heads! Lots of layers and a perimeter cut about an inch or so from your hairline gives wavy hair and bangs a fresh look and brings focus to facial features. Keep enough length in the back to show off naturally curly hair.

Low-Maintenance Tousled Haircut with Bangs
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#19: Low-Maintenance Tousled Haircut with Bangs

On the go and easy is key to a low-maintenance tousled haircut with bangs. Bangs and wavy hair go hand in hand with a cute curly pixie. Style by lightly diffusing to bring out the natural curl and use a pomade to keep the curls in place. 5 minutes of work and you’re out the door!

#20: Modern Long Bob

Consider a long bob with waves for thicker hair. Notice there is plenty of texture with layers around the head. Bangs on wavy hair can be styled straight for the look of a heavier fringe or wavy to blend in with the cut. Blow hair forward from the crown and curl with a large barrel iron.

Trendy Wavy Shag with Feathered Bangs
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#21: Trendy Wavy Shag with Feathered Bangs

A wavy shag with feathered bangs is a great on-the-go style for women with a natural curl. Longer styles with bangs and wavy hair are pretty low-maintenance when using a good curl cream and a touch of sea salt spray for a lived-in, beachy vibe. After applying the curl product, diffuse gently until about 50% dry and let the rest air dry for the natural curl pattern.

Wavy Shoulder-Length Shaggy Hair with Swoop Bangs
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#22: Wavy Shoulder-Length Shaggy Hair with Swoop Bangs

Wavy shoulder-length shaggy hair with swoop bangs is the cutest! Bangs are feminine and delicate and have an amazing effect on one’s face shape. Try this airy, messy look if you want to turn heads. Apply a quarter-sized dollop of Redken Aerate all over damp hair before blowdrying for touchable volume.

Stylish Long Wavy Hair with Bangs
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#23: Stylish Long Wavy Hair with Bangs

Try long wavy hair with curtain bangs if you have thicker hair. Keeping the perimeter more blunt shows off the length while maintaining its fullness. If you’re thinking of switching to a wavy haircut with bangs, remember you can start with light wispy bangs to see if they’re right for you. Be sure to use a heat protectant when blowing out and curling long hair to maintain healthy ends.

Related: See more hairstyles for long, wavy hair.

#24: Low-Maintenance Wavy Curtain Bangs

Wavy curtain bangs are a great way to try out a fun fringe without the commitment of short, blunt bangs. There are tons of options, as you can experiment with different lengths. This cut and style work for all hair types, in particular hair with a natural wave. Remember that bangs need to be styled daily to keep them in their peak shape.

#25: Sassy Medium-Length Wavy Hair with Bangs

Consider medium-length wavy hair with bangs if you are confident throwing it back to a 70’s-inspired shag. A wavy hairstyle with bangs is easy to style if you’re a woman on the go. Blow-dry your hair forward from the crown and loosely curl large sections. Separate with a soft pomade for a lived-in finish.

Related: See more medium-length hairstyles for wavy hair.

Mid-Length Hair with Naturally Wavy Bangs
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#26: Mid-Length Hair with Naturally Wavy Bangs

Curly girls can’t go wrong with mid-length hair with naturally wavy bangs. For extra thick hair, ask your stylist to remove some of the weight with thinning shears. Style this haircut with a curl cream and an anti-frizz spray to keep the flyaways under control.

#27: Versatile Short Wavy Hair with Bangs

Short wavy hair with bangs suits most face shapes and can make fine hair look fuller. These haircuts accentuate the eyes and frame the face with softness. Style this haircut with a large barrel curling iron, curling away from the face and alternating the direction of the curls around the head. Use a texturizing spray for light hold.

Feminine Wavy Long Curtain Bangs
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#28: Feminine Wavy Long Curtain Bangs

Wavy long curtain bangs are reminiscent of a 70’s shag when blended into face-framing layers. If you want hair that’s wavy with bangs, talk to your stylist about diffusing the natural curl to keep your styling routine simple. Using a curl potion and drying to about 75% will keep the frizzy hair away. When drying curly hair, don’t overhandle as that can cause flyaways.

#29: Easy Wavy Lob with Bangs for Thick Hair

Ask for a wavy lob with bangs for thick hair for an easy, on-the-go style. These cuts can be low-maintenance, as you can go a few days between washes with a bit of dry shampoo. A long fringe below the brow is easily styled by taking a large round brush, and blow-drying the center forward with the sides away from the face.

Natural Wavy Bob with Tousled Bangs
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#30: Natural Wavy Bob with Tousled Bangs

A wavy bob with tousled bangs is calling out all women with thick tresses. Talk to your stylist about carving out layers to emphasize natural waves. Wavy hairstyles with bangs complement a multitude of hair types. Style your hair forward from the crown and piece out the shorter curtain bangs using a molding paste for light hold.

Classic Wavy Bob with Straight Bangs
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#31: Classic Wavy Bob with Straight Bangs

A wavy bob with straight bangs kicks the classic french bob up a notch! Notice how the ends of the bob are blunt, yet the fringe at the browline is textured and playful. Bangs with wavy hair adds softness around the face as the straight lines are broken up. Be sure to schedule regular trims to keep this style fresh.

Related: See more bob with bangs hairstyle ideas.

#32: Wavy Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

Wavy hair with side-swept bangs is a detour from the classic middle partition. Bangs can be styled in several ways, so don’t feel like you have to look like everyone else. Experiment by blow-drying the bangs over to the side and keeping the layers choppy. Don’t hesitate to wear this style a little more on the wild side, especially if you have a round face!