These are The 15 Cutest Curly Bangs You Should Consider Trying

Best curly bangs hairstyles this year

Curly bangs is a hairstyle where the bangs are curled from the hair’s naturally curly texture. Everyone always thought bangs are owned by people with straight hair, but modern women, with their fast-paced lifestyles, are gravitating to their hair’s natural pattern. And we’re loving the results!

Good news – everyone can rock curly bangs no matter your face shape or hair texture! It’s all about how you style and work with it, and to know how, a thorough consultation with your hairstylist is needed.

Also, ask about which hair routine and products to use because these are what can make or break this style for you. Bangs need maintenance, especially curls, but considering the superb volume and movement you’ll get, it will be worth the work.

Top celebrities who are making an appearance in the bangs with curly hair movement are Zendaya, Rihanna, and Sandra Oh. Denver hairstylist Becky Borman, who advocates for natural textures, proves on her feed that you can pair curly hair with bangs with any style and length of hair – shags, bobs, pixies, and long hair.

Convinced? Keep on scrolling for this season’s trendiest curly bangs hairstyles!

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Long Curly Hair with Long Curly Bangs

Long hair with curly bangs
Instagram @motherofcurls

Looking at this, curls all around doesn’t seem to be a bad idea!

Beautiful Curly Bangs with a Ponytail

Curly ponytail with bangs
Instagram @_alyssa.ashley

We adore curly hair! And adding curly bangs and wearing it on a high ponytail is the style we love to try for ourselves.

Hot Curly Weave

Hot curly weave with curly bangs
Instagram @weavehairwright

No one knows that you’ve got on some fake hair with how this weave was put on. Plus, you can enjoy curls without damaging much of your hair.

Attractive Medium Length Curls

Medium length hair with curly bangs
Instagram @theashleyj_

Curly-haired gals can wear bangs too! Look at this explosion of prowess. And all that in a medium cut as well. Way to go girl!

Trendsetting Curly Bob with Bangs

Curly bob with bangs
Instagram @erickinvisible

A whip of that classic French girl look. This Amelie-inspired cut definitely brings back years, all the while giving you the delicate touch of beauty.

Prettiest Pixie Cut with Curly Bangs

Prettiest Pixie Cut with Curly Bangs
Instagram @nicolerogersbeauty

High-fashion is right at your fingertips. Grab some mousse and your favorite blower to get this extravagant curly hair with bangs.

Loveliest Naturally Curly Hair with Bangs and Layers

Loveliest Naturally Curly Hair with Bangs and Layers
Instagram @dazy_lynstudio

Natural is in season. No heavy styling required for these bountiful locks.

Flattering Curly Bangs for a Round Face

Bangs for curly hair and round face
Instagram @hqmobilesalon

Only a few look good with a curly bangs haircut. Luckily, round faces have it easy as the textures help diffuse the broadness of their faces.

Pretty Curly Hair with Straight Bangs

Pretty Curly Hair with Straight Bangs
Instagram @shelleyshellll

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Petronaci
Stylist @ Headdress Hair Salon in New York, NY

How would you describe this look?

This look is a curly 70s shag with a touch of a 20s (the bang is what makes it 20s). My favorite thing about this look is the way it frames and shapes her face. There are so many different variations of a shag, and by just looking at your clients face shape, head shape, and hair texture, you can really create a cool shape. I focused on the space between her temple and cheekbone and carved out her curls to expose her eyes. This opens her face up enough and allowed her curls to sit right at her cheekbones to exaggerate these features.

Any advice for someone considering it?

In terms of lifestyle, this haircut was cut to have longevity. The combination of the short bangs and shorter layers allows the haircut to grow out for a while.

During the consultation with my client, we talked about doing something different but still wanted to keep her hair long. She felt as if she was hiding behind her hair, that her curls were just laying on top of each other. That’s why we decided to shorten her bang and carve the front bits out to open up her face. I think it’s really just a matter of how comfortable a client is with you that allows them to trust you to give them something that will look good on them.

I always tell curly haired clients that product is what makes their curls work. One of my favorite products is Hair Balm by Hairstory. It’s perfect to let air into the hair and works for mostly all curly haired people.

Chic Curly Short Hair with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Schyler Janner
Stylist @ Bona Terra Salon in Kansas City, MO

How would you describe this look?

This look is a short/pixie style with a lot of freedom and movement. My favorite thing about it is that it has a Louise Brooks attitude with a 70’s influence. The cut is fairly technical but looks effortless and very modern.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you have curly/wavy hair, you need to master your styling routine with the right products (I used Aveda’s Be Curly Curl Enhancer cream and Confixor which is a soft hold liquid gel) and drying method (diffuser and blow dryer on high heat, low speed).

This curly short hair with bangs cut grew out really well for my client, but I recommend she stops in for nape trims in between cuts to keep the base of the shape carved out.

Head-turning Short Curly Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Delilah
Owner @ Delilah Hair Studio in Brunswick East, Melbourne

How would you describe this look?

I love curl, and I especially love care-free curl, making the most of what my clients produce naturally without any fuss or over-styling. This look is a modern shag-cut with a fantastic heavy fringe brought to life with our in-house Delilah peppermint cream.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Honey, less is more! Get ready to save time while attracting 100% more attention! Who wouldn’t want that, right?! A shag cut is definitely for the modern person who wants to look striking and dramatic without spending time on styling. Our Delilah styling range compliments this philosophy perfectly!

Fantastic Side Swept Curly Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Ann Van Weaver
Hairstylist / Owner @ Palace Flophouse Salon in Grand Rapids, MI

How would you describe this look?

Working with curly hair is one of my favorite things to do behind the chair. My inspirational drive has been and will always be vintage bombshells – the ladies and men of the ’60-’70s and icons like Jim Morrison, Brigitte Bardot, Robert Plant, Britt Ekland, and Jimmy Page. It’s the best and those curly bangs though!? So good.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I have my clients come in with dry styled hair. This allows me to see how it looks 99% of the time (the 1% is what it looks like when a stylist does it). When I cut and styled this look on my client, I was cutting the hair with form in mind. This is all done on dry hair. I do believe all clients can pull off some form of bangs. The bangs you see in this photo were cut after I styled them, so I could see how they sprung up.

A few pro tips for styling curl is if you must comb hair before you get in the shower (never after), put products in when hair is dripping wet. Start at the bottom of the curl, rock the hair back and forth all the way to the scalp, hard scrunch the hair with hangs, then repeat this with a dry towel to ring out the excess water. Let air dry/defuse. Don’t touch the curl until 100% dry. Then, and only then, use your hands to scrunch hair to break apart the product and manipulate the shape. Live in and love this curl 3-5 days, and repeat.

Stylish Curly Side Bangs

Stylish Curly Side Bangs
Instagram @taiibeauty

Q&A with style creator, Taisha Ortiz
Licensed Cosmetologist @ Flawless Beauty Salon in Fairview Park, OH

How would you describe this look?

Who doesn’t love a curly bang? I personally wear a heavy bang and I love it! I would describe this style as a bold look with versatility, and that is a plus! Cutting bangs at the right length can be parted towards the front and to either side! If one doesn’t suit you, it’s okay! You can switch it up easily. Just like that!

My favorite thing about this look is the versatility it has with different curly styles. Half up looks, ponytails, or buns can make you look 10x more fun with curly bangs. As a stylist, to be able to switch it up every time is one of the best things about them. If no one has tried them yet I would definitely recommend getting curly bangs! I personally feel that they give more bounce, volume, and shape to the hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Curly bangs are so fun! But there are a few things to take into consideration before deciding to get them. First, I always like to ask my clients if it bothers them to have hair touching their face! Curly bangs are not recommended to anyone that is always pushing their hair back, pinning them to the side or always blowing them away. If it bothers you, do not get them. It will only be harder to pull them out of the way.

Second, face shape and confidence are important as well. I have an oval-shaped face, and it works very well! This helps create width and volume where they are needed. The great thing about bangs is that not only could they be worn to the front but it can also be worn to either side so this will benefit anyone that has a certain face shape to achieve a great bang. I also say confidence because your hair does not wear you. You wear your hair. So for me personally, if you get a curly bang and you are 100% confident that you look great, you can rock anything!

The last and most important is the product! For bangs you want them to look as soft and full as possible depending on your curl type. I really have been loving the Deva Curl B’Leave-in and styling cream to style my client’s textured hair. One pump of each goes a very long way and the results are amazing! The product I wouldn’t recommend using too much of is gel. This product is great for extra hold but be careful, applying too much can make the hair clump together and create a hard cast as well. It will only weigh it down and make your hair look thin and flat. It should be applied lightly at the end to coat the hair for extra hold.

Textured hair is beautiful and I’m so glad that curly hair is evolving and motivating people like me to take our textured hair to the next level. Curly bangs overall are fun, and it definitely puts a fierce modern take on anyone’s style.

Stunning Curly Bun

Stunning Curly Bun
Instagram @curlsbybebonia

Q&A with style creator, Soleil Guerrero
Founder @ Bebonia in New York, NY

How would you describe this look?

This is a super simple, elegant, messy bun. My favorite thing about it is how easy it was to put together! We used only 3 pieces of our curly clip-in hair extensions ( to add bangs, volume, and highlights. Therefore, it gave me the ability to rock a totally different look with very little effort.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re considering this look and feel as though your curls are not long or voluminous enough, try clipping on some Bebonia curly clip-in hair extensions. Style your natural hair with curly girl-friendly products, put it in a ponytail, wrap a few pieces of our hair extensions around it, then pop in some pins. Easy peasy!

Stellar Curly Hair with Curly Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Abbey Rose
Owner / Stylist @ Abelia Salon in Newport, OR

How would you describe this look?

This cut is a modern shag on naturally curly hair with a rooted redhead highlight and tone. We cut first, adding layers from her eyes down. DevaCurl has some great tips and tricks for shaping curls. This cut is actually pretty straight forward, leave a little weight line at the bottom so the bottom doesn’t look thin and shorten the layers dramatically from the eyes down. The extra weight from the top helps to add the fullness on the sides. Her hair is naturally a level 5 brown, and she wanted to go all over red for the summer.

There are so many technical choices on how to get her there. After finding out she only wanted to get her color done every few months and still wanted a level 8 all over red, I opted to do a wet on wet hand painted highlight technique that lightened the majority of her hair for that ginger pop and kept the base highlights staggered and soft. Her tone was a color melt of two different reds, and I think the dimension it left in her hair is what I love most. Had we colored her all over the same color it wouldn’t have been as interesting. That carefree gypsy rocker look is on fire.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Shags are one of the easiest styles to play with when it is cut to your curl (important). If you have fine wavy/straight hair, it can help add volume and style with little to no effort. Although the finer the hair the better to leave the layers a little longer so the length of the top layers helps to fill out the sides (so don’t go higher than the cheekbones fine haired gals or you’ll have a see-through bottom/flat sides).

Feel free to explore lengths of the fringe area! This is where fine hair can get the most lift. Curly leave the bangs a little longer than eye level. For thicker/straighter hair or shorter foreheads that don’t work with bangs, skip going short and look up curtain bangs!

If your hair is denser or coarse, you have a lot more freedom in how short the shag layers go on the back top (apex for stylist terms), however, I usually try to go with a more French gypsy vibe with all shags which requires layers that are at least 5 inches for texturizing, a lot of it, on the bottom third of the layers. The textured layers (use texture shears, slicing, or my fave, a razor) will wave and curl up even on gals that “never have curl” if it’s cut right, so research your stylists and find someone who can coax some wave out of your hair.

Curly girls skip the texture shears and razor. They’re better suited for fine and straight textures, and slicing and deep notch cutting will free up the curls best. Fine limp hair – I do the whole cut with a razor and texture shears, as blunt cut ends will go flat and not wave. Dense hair can require all of the above, I pull out every trick in the book to get the right shape.

Research your stylist! Shags are an art! Some are left blunt, some texturized, it’s all about the final shape and what you have to do to get it! This includes cut and products!

Your products matter! Shampoo and conditioner can make your hair fuller, slimmer, curlier, straighter, frizzy or sleek. Your stylist’s recommendation is everything in this matter. As a rule of thumb: moisture reduces volume as well as a lower pH. Most of my shag queens use the DevaCurl Delight shampoo and conditioner. It encourages curl and volume. For my fine haired girls, I may switch the shampoo to Paul Mitchells Frizz Free Shampoo, and with almost everyone we play with Olaplex shampoo, it strengthens the hair and this includes the curl pattern. Aquage Curl defining cream, DevaCurl wavemaker, and Paul Mitchell hydrocream whip are the easiest products to use to get that big touchable lions mane. Top fave hairspray for big volume and curl scrunching is DevaCurl’s, hands down.