38 Examples of Long Hair With Bangs That’ll Flatter Anyone

Long hair with bangs

Long hair with bangs is a quick and easy way to completely change the vibe of your hairstyle without sacrificing the length. Long locks can be amazingly beautiful, but oh-so-boring if you don’t ever do anything with it. It’s time to mix things up just a bit by adding bangs! Here are some photos of this year’s most popular hairstyles for long hair with bangs!

Tips for how to style long hairstyles with bangs

Start by blow-drying your bangs about halfway dry to get them going in the right direction, letting whatever natural texture you have taken over. Do this by focusing the blow dryer at the roots pointing the airflow forward into your face while pulling the hair side to side, repeating until the roots are dry, and you’ve controlled or at least softened the cowlicks that almost everyone has around their hairline.

For day two bangs, use a dry shampoo to spray in at the roots to help soak up oils and refresh the fullness. One of my cheap and easy favorites is called Psst! and can be found at most beauty supply stores or drugstores for under $10. R+Co has a great dry shampoo styling paste called Badlands that soaks up oils and helps to hold everything in place at the same time. You can also tie the rest of your hair up and shampoo just your bangs in the morning if they’re super greasy, but you don’t need to wash the rest of your hair yet.

Long Blonde Hair with Bangs and Short Layers

Q&A with style creator, Brit Wright
Owner @ Bella Salon and Boutique in Chipley, FL

How would you describe this look?

Natural and soft are on-trend, and this look conveys both with ease. The color and cut are done to blend and not look choppy. It falls naturally around the frame of the face. The curls are a messy effortless look. It can be worn dressed up or more casual. My favorite thing about this look is how well it goes with any style I am trying to achieve.

Any advice for someone considering it?

When someone considers this look, they need to be sure this is something they want to do. Bangs are a lot of work and a big commitment. You always want to start longer and go shorter. A round brush is helpful is blow drying them out. When considering face shape with this cut, it varies. She has an oval face shape, and it complements it. While another client of mine has a round face shape, and it completely changed the look of her face. Covering the forehead and framing the cheeks to give the appearance of a slimmer face.

Light Brown to Golden Blonde Ombre with Fringe

Q&A with style creator, Magdalena
Artist / Advanced Cosmetologist / Independent Contractor @ Connyx Salon and Spa in Akron, OH


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as fearless boho, yet urban chic. This is a perfect summer hair color blend of natural root to light honey hues. My favorite thing about this look is how it transforms her fine yet dense natural blonde hair into a style that’s versatile and low maintenance.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The main products I would recommend to recreate this look are Thermafuse Dry Oil as a detangler/heat protectant/blowdry prep, and Thermafuse Uphold Hairspray as finishing spray and heat protector/detailer for the ends when using a flat iron. And finally, Design.Me Puff Me texture powder as a finisher to give that hair some extra volume and texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This particular hairstyle works well with any hair type as long as the attention in dry detail cutting is there. This wispy haircut is ideal for long face shapes. The fringe will shorten the length of the face and soften strong cheekbones. The gradation of blonde just gracing cheekbones adds a balanced structure to a slender jaw.

Long Straight Hair with Blunt Bangs

Fantastically Long Straight Hair with Bangs
Instagram @atelier_hair

Q&A with style creator, Manon
Stylist @ Atelier Hair in Remuera, Auckland


How would you describe this look?

The best part of this sleek and straight cut is the blunt bangs! This long straight hair is all about the bangs and the golden blonde hue it radiates.

My client’s hair naturally has curls throughout it but prefers straight and blunt, so flat ironing is always required with her hair. Without the color, she feels like her natural hair is dull, so we like to brighten it up.

I believe this look creates a strong vibe but also shows off softness with the color I’ve introduced. She’s able to keep her long locks but still have a fashionable edge.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Hair type and unruly growth patterns play a significant role in getting bangs to sit well, so be mindful of these, as they will require more styling more often to get the look and keep it this way. Any type of bangs will require some sort of styling each day, i.e. blow drying, flat ironing. A blunt fringe can change your look dramatically, so take your face shape into account.

If you have a high forehead, strong, blunt fringe could work, but if you have quite small features, you might want to think about doing a textured/sweepy fringe, which still changes your look, but you won’t get lost behind your bangs!

I’ve had many clients opt out of bangs because they think they’re too much work and won’t fit in with their lifestyle. Sometimes this may be true, but I always encourage them to be different and try new styles. Guess what? Hair grows whether you like your bangs or not, so give it a go!

Perfectly Long Hair with Side Bangs and Layers

Perfectly long hair with bangs and layers
Instagram @sonjaella_hair

Q&A with style creator, Sonja Connor
Stylist @ Cream Melbourne in Fitzroy, Victoria


How would you describe this look?

This is my interpretation of a modern “Beatnik” look with long, loose waves. In creating this look, I wanted to focus on keeping something authentic from the era but with a look that has a modern twist. This look exudes both fun and elegance but with a touch of a hipster at the same time.

I love versatility, as there are so much movement and flexibility in the style and side bangs. It can be adapted in so many ways to suit any kind of hair texture, length, and color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Enjoy the look! It is very non-committal, so it’s easy to grow out but can also be something that you can enhance and get more and more into the look. It can be done to suit each individual, and the use of color will completely change the look, depending on your needs.

You do not need to invest in a lot of products for this look. It’s an easy wash-and-wear, but some products I like to use to enhance the look are Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity Spray for wet to dry styling. I completed the style by blow-drying the hair in all directions and round brushing. You could also use a large GHD curling tong. Finally, I polished the look with Kevin Murphy Doo Over and Powderpuff.

Shaggy Long Bob with Curtain Bangs

Shaggy Long Bob with Curtain Bangs
Instagram @ravenandblonde

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Doss
Hairdresser / Makeup Artist / Owner @ Raven and Blonde in Milwaukee, WI


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look like a shaggy long bob with curtain bangs.

I love that it allows for a lot of texture and movement, and the fringe adds a level of sexiness that looks touchable and lived-in.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is one of my favorite looks because it can be styled with very minimal effort. It’s still long enough to be put up, but not so long that it will drag you down.

If you have a natural wave to your hair, add a little salt spray when your hair is damp, then loosely curl a few pieces here and there once it’s dry. If your hair is naturally straight, you can curl with a 1 1/4-inch or a 1 1/2-inch curling iron, varying the size of each curling section and the direction of each piece to achieve a soft, beachy wave like this one.

Keep in mind that everyone is different. If you have a ton of hair, you might want to keep it a bit longer, so it doesn’t become too wide. If your hair is finer, you might want to go a little shorter, so the layers don’t thin out the bottom edge too much.

For the fringe, use your bone structure as your guide! Do you have great cheekbones? Then keep the fringe right at the cheekbones to show them off. Hate your eyebrows? Leave the fringe a little longer and hide them. Love your eye color? Keep your fringe just above your eyes, then start angling them down toward your face at the outer corner of your eyes so your eyes will be the first thing people see.

Feathered Bangs for Long, Thin Hair

Q&A with style creator, Jess Ganley
Hairstylist @ Oscar & Co. in Takapuna, Auckland


How would you describe this look?

This look can be described as effortless and beautiful. I love the richness of the chocolate hues and how it makes her eyes pop. When paired with the long bangs, it takes it from a simple cut and color to a sexy look that can be easily dressed up or down for any occasion.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Anyone can rock a look like this, and it just depends on where on the face you would like the bangs to start and how prepared each person is for styling them. For someone like my client, it’s perfect for her busy lifestyle of work and socializing because she can switch things up to suit any occasion.

Having the bangs a little longer allows her not to have to worry as much about maintenance. I do, however, recommend a tidy up at least every 12 weeks. I recommend products such as Redken Glowdry pre-shampoo glossing scrub and shine spray to finish. These products ensure you’ll keep the richness and shine in the hair and keep it looking healthy, lush, and beautiful!

Textured Center Bangs for Fine Hair

Textured Center Bangs
Instagram @silcity_hair

Q&A with style creator, Silva
Professional Hairstylist @ Envy Salon and Spa in Sherman Oaks, CA


How would you describe this look?

This a long textured haircut with center bangs. It could pass for a long bob with a textured fringe that can be styled a couple of different ways.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This cut and style will look good on anyone because of the mid-length. It can be cut for thin or thicker hair, as well. This texture can be done on thick hair, but not so much on thin hair. I did not use any product in her hair other than a little bit of hairspray at the end. I simply gave her a little bit of a wave and finished it with hairspray!

I do not recommend getting a fringe if you are low maintenance and don’t usually style your hair. A fringe has to be styled daily for a specific look.

Undone Wavy Bangs with Auburn Highlights

Q&A with style creator, Madalena Perillo
Junior Stylist @ David J Witchell in Newtown, PA


How would you describe this look?

This look is effortless and soft. I love how the layers create some movement, and the bangs frame your face perfectly. It’s a great haircut for older women to give an illusion of lifted cheekbones.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend a texture spray when styling this look, and it pairs perfectly with some beachy waves. The “undone” look is a great match for these bangs.

Any hair texture and type will work well with this cut, but curly-haired girls will have to put more effort into styling the bangs. This cut is really easy to grow out and is perfect for clients who rarely come into the salon.

An Easy Hairstyle with a Heavy Fringe

Q&A with style creator, Scott Bignell
Hairstylist & Colorist @ Salon Panache in Montreal, QC


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look like a long bob with a long, heavy fringe and blended highlights. I like how a heavier bang and a bit of color can add some drama to a very simple look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Depending on the hair texture, the bangs will most likely require some styling and product with a little bit of hold.

Even with styling, the bangs will likely fall into the face sometimes. Because they may not reach a simple ponytail, pins or clips may be required when tying up the hair.

Depending on the length, a longer bang will often highlight the cheekbone or mouth area, so it may not be ideal for people with prominent cheekbones or chins. A long bang also shortens the face and may not be flattering on rounder face shapes.

A longer bang will be easier to grow out than short bangs. Bangs are the perfect way to experiment with face-framing. Special attention should be paid to cowlicks, which may limit the way the bangs can be styled and worn.

70s Shag with Extra Long Bangs

70s Long Shag with Extra Long Bangs
Instagram @stylistsophie

Q&A with style creator, Sophie Kulyk
Executive Stylist @ Maxx Hair Studio in St Ives, Australia


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I’d describe this look as if classic 70s flare and modern relaxed beachy waves had a baby. My favorite kinds of looks are relaxed and new with a reference from the past, in a completely wearable manner!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used a cocktail of products for this look. I started with a sea salt spray (Beach waves Loreal) for some root lift and texture for the style, and I used the Pureology Perfect 4 Platinum spray for shine and to smooth out the hair.

After blow-drying smooth, I went in with a Cloud Nine medium iron, curled the front away from the face and the back in alternate directions, and let cool. I softened the waves with a wide-tooth comb and finished off with Matrix Texture Builder, fluffing up the waves and piecing out the fringe.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Regarding texture, this style is perfect for medium and thick hair. This style needs a bit of weight to it, so I’m afraid this isn’t for my fine-haired beauties. The fringe needs weight to it to have that mod/flare look and not that mom fringe look.

It is the perfect cut and style for the lazy beachy girls with a natural wave in their hair!

Long Back Hair with Wispy Bangs

Long jet black hair with wispy bangs
Instagram @stylebymebella

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Mayer
Hairstylist @ Obadiah Salon in Bellevue and Kirkland, WA


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would call this an effortless style that’s a fun way to change up your usual haircut. My favorite thing about it is the soft feminine pieces around the face. Most bangs also draw attention to people’s eyes, and they are a fun way of creating a focal point when looking at someone.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I like using Oribe’s Foundation Mist because it wets the bangs so you can style them with a heat protectant, which also has a subtle hold to it. Another bonus to this product is it has protein in it, so it’s really helpful for fine or brittle hair to reinforce the strength of the hair. It is perfect for bangs of any texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Bangs are extremely versatile. They don’t always need to be straight across, and most can wear bangs of varying degrees. If someone has major cowlicks in their hairline and isn’t wanting any type of maintenance, bangs might not be for them. The texture shouldn’t be feared with bangs either; sometimes, adding bangs on someone who has curly hair can give it a really fun shape.

The type of client would be one who is willing to style and maintain their bangs and the length of their bangs.

Side Bangs with Long Hair

Q&A with style creator, Ryan Pettitt
Top Stylist @ Coast Hairdressing in Bournemouth, Dorset


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is an evolved version of the original Jennifer Aniston front graduation that we all know and love.

We love this look because it’s timeless, it adds volume when down, and it gives a little something to frame the face when wearing hair up on those mornings when the alarm didn’t go off!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Product recommendations are very hair type dependent. This client has very thick and coarse hair that works well with Evo Easy Tiger, a coconut oil-infused straightening balm. For those with finer hair, I recommend Evo Root Canal and, most importantly, Evo Body Giving Juice to plump the hair up a bit.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

All face shapes, and hair types can wear this look. That’s the beauty of it! Just alter the length of the bang according to the face shape and hair thickness you are working with.

Golden Blonde Long Hair with Bangs

Golden Blonde Long Hair with Bangs
Instagram @alissabaker.pinupcurls

Q&A with style creator, Alissa Baker
Hairstylist @ Pin-Up Curls in Fort Wayne, IN


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

This client loves her lengthy hair but was ready for a change. We had done face-framing previous to cutting bangs, but she wanted more. I love that the bangs completely change her look. Something so simple can make an amazing difference!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I have worked with Eufora products since I’ve started my career. To recreate this look, I love using their Full Effect dry texture spray to add some movement. Besides that, a good blowout and large round brush are my go-to’s!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I tell my clients who want bangs that they have to be ready to style them daily. Bangs do require work, but adding a softer swept bang or a full across bang can make a haircut! It’s something fun to try, and I would recommend it to anyone who is ready for a change.

Layered Long Black Hair with Straight Bangs

Layered Long Black Hair with Straight Bangs
Instagram @hair_wick

Q&A with style creator, Torrie Armstrong
Stylist @ Self Salon Bushwick in Brooklyn, NY


How would you describe this look?

We did a rich, deep brown glaze for the color on long soft layers with short straight bangs, cut across.

A glaze is my favorite way to add tone and shine to the hair without compromising your natural hair color molecules. This means it’s less damaging, it makes the hair feel better because it coats the outside of the strand and smooths down the cuticle, and it fades beautifully, giving you a soft and easy grow out that doesn’t require a touch-up every six weeks.

For the cut, I love layered hair and will never get tired of classic long layered haircuts, even if I could do it in my sleep. It’s flattering on almost everyone and is usually low maintenance. My favorite part is the bangs because they add the illusion of volume to the top of the hair and are a great way to revamp your style without having to chop all of your hair off.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I always say that it is best to work with your tresses rather than against it. If your hair is wavy, let your bangs have a little bend in them. If it’s super curly, rock the curly bangs! There are no rules anymore about how bangs should look, and that makes me so happy.

Platinum Blonde Tapered Bangs

Platinum Blonde Tapered Bangs
Instagram @kaitlinatmoxie

Q&A with style creator, Kaitlin Nelms
Stylist @ Moxie for Hair in Portland, OR


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as soft yet edgy. I love how the longer wispy bangs add a frame for the creamy and subtle silver color around her bright eyes. Her bangs will also give her a nice frame for her face, especially because she wears her hair up often. This keeps her style looking polished and interesting.

My favorite thing about this look is how big of a change it was for my client and how happy she was with the result. The effect that the creamy silver-tone had on her skin and eyes is so alluring, and I think the addition of bangs offered that element of edge to the style that she was looking for.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Some advice I would offer to clients considering bangs is to take into account how often you visit the salon. If you are someone who goes a longer duration between haircuts, I will opt for a fringe that will grow out easier, often something with a softer texture. Bang trims in-between haircuts also help to keep the whole style looking fresh and intentional.

When a client has longer hair, face-framing layers can help to blend bangs into a long layered haircut and add movement and texture around the face. When considering which style of bangs would be best for a client, I always take into consideration the natural texture of their hair. Generally speaking, hair that has more curl or body will require more styling from day to day, so it’s always good to think about how much time you are willing to spend on your hair each morning.

I recommend blow-drying a lightweight product with a little hold into the bangs for styling to get the most longevity and control. I also recommend using a product like a dry shampoo for clients that go longer between washes to help absorb excess oil and give their bangs a fresh look every day.

Gradual Face Framing Bangs

Gradual Face Framing Bangs
Instagram @christine_lgh

Q&A with style creator, Christine Mitchell
Stylist / Cosmetologist @ Lets Go Hair Salon in Pasadena, CA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe the look as a mid-level maintenance style. It has a long wispy fringe with gradual face-framing.

My favorite thing about it is its versatility. You’re able to wear your hair up, down, in a messy bun, or even in a ponytail, but you still look like you put in some effort.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For someone looking to cut bangs, I make sure to let them know they do require some maintenance, and at times, training of their strands. Initially, they will need to either round brush/blow dry them to give them direction and volume, and/or straighten them. It would be best to invest in a heat protectant, and regular bang trims if they want to maintain their fringe.

My philosophy as a stylist is different from most. If a client is willing to put in the work with styling and wants a certain look, then they can have it regardless of face shape or hair type. Of course, I fully explain what it will take or look like when it’s not styled so that there are no surprises once they are on their own.

If the client feels comfortable wearing it, then their confidence will show through, and they will look great! If the client feels awkward or not confident, it’s going to show on their face, and they won’t look their best.

Parted Bangs on Long Hair

Q&A with style creator, Vanessa Leone
Hairstylist @ Versai Salon and Spa in Toronto, ON


How would you describe this look?

As her consultation, this client told me she wasn’t a fan of layers. I didn’t recommend feathery layers either because she has very thick hair on top, and it starts to thin out on the ends. If we added layers, it would just make her ends look thinner.

The solution was adding heavier, long side bangs for a nice statement piece to frame her face, as well as layers just around the face to give her body and movement. My favorite thing about this look is the beautiful simplicity it has and the statement it makes.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Some advice I would give to someone interested in this look is definitely to examine your hair. If you have the same problem as my client where all the thickness is by the root and thins out closer to the ends, this look would be great. It is the ideal style if you want a layered look without thinning out your ends more. This look is also great if you have a very busy lifestyle because it’s still long enough to tie it up, and pieces won’t be falling out.

As for products, I used a volumizing root boost to give her body while I was blow-drying. After drying, I used a leave-in conditioner on her ends to give her some moisture, as well as a beautiful shine spray to finish off the look!

Swoop Bangs on Long Golden Brown Hair

Swoop Bangs
Instagram @tinamarie_hair

Q&A with style creator, Tinamarie Possidoni
Hairstylist & Licensed Educator @ Tinamarie Hair Salon in Indian Head Park, IL


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this feathered look as being the perfect solution for someone who wants to add interest to long hairstyles. Short, swoopy bangs don’t always have to be on short hair.

I love giving my clients a sassy edge. This is my favorite way to do so without having them lose length. Long-haired clients tend to be attached to their length, so this makes them feel like they have a little more of a style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I don’t like encouraging anyone with extremely curly hair to commit to a shorter bang like this unless they are committed to round brushing and flat ironing it. Someone with a larger forehead is a great candidate for a swoop bang like this because it hides a lot of headspaces. I like styling long hair with shorter side bangs with a root lifter, and then round brushing the bangs to give the swooping effect. Bangs always give a style to any type of haircut. It also looks great on a sassy ponytail, which I am a huge fan of.

Modern Spiky, Short Bangs with Long Hair

Q&A with style creator, Meghan Laura Harrington
Hairstylist in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as modern and versatile. My favorite thing about this fringe is how soft and piecey it is and how easily that grows into a side-swept fringe.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

One of my favorite products for this look is true grip texturizing powder by LOréal Professional for matte texture and control.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I think any face shape can support this look so long as the client wears it with confidence. The great thing about fringes is how fast they grow. Don’t be afraid to go a little shorter than you think. They’ll grow out in two weeks!

Long, Light Brown Hair with Soft Bangs

Long Light Brown Curls with Soft Bangs
Instagram @hairgalkylie

Q&A with style creator, Kylie Wiggins
Hairstylist @ Mode Salon Gainesville in Gainesville, FL


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as very soft, but with a unique twist. My favorite thing about this look is that typically, when someone asks for bangs, and they have lengthy hair, they are asking for the very familiar long, face-framing layers that swoop away from the face.

After consulting with my guest, I was super stoked to hear that she wanted to try hair with full but soft bangs. As much as I enjoy classic styles, I feel that shaking it up is very on-trend and fun for me as the stylist as well.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To create this look, I prepped the hair with Davines Dede Hair Mist. This is a great, all-natural lightweight product that relies on red celery extract to detangle hair that loves to tangle up. It also leaves the hair moisturized and ready to take on the day. I then began the styling process with “This is an Invisible Serum” by Davines. This product was blow-dried into the bang area to give a small amount of hold as well as the soft texture so that the bangs stayed in place. This is especially important for those who have a strong hair pattern at the hairline.

I then used Davines’ award-winning “This is a Sea Salt Spray,” which can be used on wet or dry hair, depending on your lifestyle. This product is awesome because instead of the typical salt sprays that dry out the hair and give you that heavy product feel, it leaves hair moisturized while still allowing the sea salt to create a textured beach-lover look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this cut for anyone looking for low to medium maintenance hair. It requires a bang trim every four weeks and a full haircut every 8-12 weeks. As far as density, this cut works best for people that have medium to thick hair. If you’re looking for an easy but stylish look, this one is for you.

Boho Layers With Bangs

Boho Layers With Bangs
Instagram @sdmattox_

Q&A with style creator, Shannon Kennedy
Hairstylist @ FiveZero Boutique Salon in Greenwood, IN


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as boho layers with bangs for long hair. My favorite thing about it is that it is so versatile! It can be worn in a top knot for a more professional look, it can be in a low pony with some of the framings pulled out, or it can be worn straight or messy and still be so stylish!

Even as the bangs grow out, the look is still boho and cute!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Every style starts with a good shampoo. My favorite right now is New Wash from hairstory.com. It has zero detergents and leaves no build-up on the hair, so volume is super easy to achieve. I typically use some sort of heat protection before blow-drying and finish with my current favorite texture spray from Ecru. It gives the hair an undone look. I will sometimes finish with a flexible hold hairspray instead, and my current favorite is Benefactor.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is for any client that is committed to styling bangs every day! It can be for anyone because the haircut is adjusted for the length, density, and face shape, but the stylist will know how to navigate those waters to achieve the same look.

I love adding texture and movement around the face, even if it’s not a full-on bangs. Depending on the lifestyle, I may not always make a bang on just anyone. Not because it wouldn’t look good, but because it may be too high maintenance in this season of life for someone (think new moms).

Long Hair With Straight Bangs

Lengthy Hair With Straight Bangs
Instagram @chic_rockin_hair

Q&A with style creator, Nashla Renteria
Owner @ Artiste’ Hair Studio in Chula Vista, CA


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is why I call a fringe bang look. I love this look because it changes your face frame completely, and you get a different look without compromising the length of your hair.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always recommend using a leave-in conditioner right after the shower. One of my favorites is It’s a 10 with Keratin. It is so hydrating and also protects from heat damage and helps with styling.

I don’t recommend using a round brush with the bangs. My advice is to blow them dry downwards using just your fingers, and then if needed, pass the flat iron through to get rid of any frizz.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is awesome for someone ready for a change. This look works well for clients with higher hairlines and straight to wavy hair. I don’t recommend this look for clients with a tight curl.

This is a great look for people with wash and goes hair because it will only take a few minutes to style the bang area, and the rest can just flow.

Full Fringe with Long Layers

Q&A with style creator, Nicole Lemponen
Managing Cosmetologist @ Simplicity Studio in Madison, OH


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as timeless. A full fringe with long layers is something that never goes out of style. My favorite thing about it is that it is a style that feels strong and confident.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend Surface Bliss blow-dry cream, and a light spray of Surface Awaken hairspray. I applied the Bliss blow-dry cream to damp hair and followed with a hairdryer and a paddle brush. I then finished with a flat iron and the Awaken hairspray to set the look. Styling is simple and very achievable by the guest.

Bliss is a lightweight cream that adds shine, softness, and volume while not weighing the hair down. The Awaken spray is a great lightweight hairspray that will not weigh the fringe down. If one needs a little more hold, try the Theory hairspray, which offers a little more hold. Surface products are a great organic line that works and are safe for everyday life. I love them!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for just about everyone. It’s so classic that it fits all ages and hair types. The only guests that might have trouble are the ones with a pesky cowlick at the front forehead area of their hairline for the full fringe. They could still compromise with a heavy side fringe and long layers, depending on the location of the colic.

Choppy Bangs for Long Hair

Choppy bangs for long hair
Instagram @hair.by.ashmichelle

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Barton
Hairstylist @ Hair Klaudt in Charlotte, NC


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe these choppy bangs for long hair as soft yet edgy. My favorite thing about it is the piecey textured bangs that draw more attention to her beautiful freckles and eyes!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a heat protectant before using a curling iron, as well as a flexible hold hairspray. To create a more textured bang, I separated some pieces with a fiber paste!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for anyone who wants to add a little pizzazz to their style! Adding bangs to a haircut can change your whole look. This style is also great for anyone who wants a fresh look without putting too much effort into it.

Copper Shag with Heavy Bangs for Thick Hair

Long Copper Shag with Heavy Bangs
Instagram @brittanyatcharlespenzone

Q&A with style creator, Brittany Bradley
Designer @ Charles Penzone Grand Salon in Gahanna, OH


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would call this look the long shag. It’s all about keeping the length but creating lots of layers in the crown. These are what I call halo layers. These are great for clients that want to preserve length but want a little more than long layers. It’s also all about the heavy full bangs that are perfectly texturized to increase movement in the fringe area.

Honestly, I love this gorgeous, voluminous cut, but I’m also obsessed about the bold color. This look is the perfect marriage of cut and color!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a flat brush for pushing the fringe back and forth to increase movement, as well as a dry texture spray. I love Davines Dry Texture Spray to help lift those layers and add some ooopmf to the hair. I also love Definition Mist by Davines because it is great to increase separation in the hair and allow the layers to stand out.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for any woman that wants a great style/cut but still craves low maintenance. All hair textures can wear this look; they just may need to modify with or without bangs depending on face shape or density.

Modern Long Straight Hair with Light Bangs

Modern Long Straight Hair with Light Bangs
Instagram @hair_artifex

Q&A with style creator, Brooklynn Beatty
Stylist @ Lunatic Fringe Salon in Sugarhouse, UT


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look like a modern-day lazy chic. The cut is perfect for messy beach waves and straight hair alike. Long layers are very suitable for the everyday “I woke up like this” look.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To recreate this effortless look, I recommend using FeatherBalm by Oribe. It is a lightweight oil that, when applied on damp hair, brings shine and vitality back into the hair! I also recommend using the Dry Texture Spray from Oribe to give it that beautiful pieceiness and sexy, tousled waves.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for the effortless woman who loves to throw their hair up to put keep some pieces in the front out. That paired with the bangs can make a girl look put together in a morning rush.

Long Wavy Hair with Bangs

Cool Long Layers with Long Curtain Bangs
Instagram @hairdaaays

Q&A with style creator, Daisy Ontiveros
Hair Artist @ Ra_Loft Salon in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe these parted bangs with long hair as effortless and cool. They remind me of a hairstyle straight out of the early 2000s Charlie’s Angels movie. It’s a layered look without being overwhelmed or worried that too much length was taken off. The layers are kept long, yet there are enough of them to provide movement.

My favorite part about it is that it’s perfect for someone who is just trying out bangs or for someone who is growing them out. You can part your long bangs any way to achieve different looks, and they are completely versatile. Credit to the colorist @Natalie_raloft.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

My go-to product to achieve this look would be Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Oil. I apply it to the hair wet before I blow dry and finish it off with Shu Uemura Texture Wave Spray.

To recreate this look, blow-dry the hair straight, then heat style with a 1-inch curling iron using the wrap technique. Leave the ends out and pull each wave to loosen the curl and create more of a beachy style — alternate wave direction for a more natural effect. If your fringe isn’t laying the way you want, I recommend a paste or pomade to help it stay in place.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut could work on any one of my clients, and it can work on any texture or length. The underlying shape of the cut helps the hairstyle itself, and adding clean lines to the layers helps the hair fall into place.

A long bang would be ideal for someone who isn’t ready for a full bang but still wants to experiment with the idea of it. They are easy to pin away or push to the side when you don’t want them on your face.

Long Choppy Hair with Short Side Bangs

Long Choppy Hair with Short Side Bangs
Instagram @sara_marie_peridot

When you’re dealing with messy layers, what could go wrong? Style it up any way you want, and you’d still look like a sexy lady with tousled hair and deep, side-part bangs.

Long Brown Hair with Micro Bangs

Long Brown Hair with Micro Bangs
Instagram @hairby_helene

Q&A with style creator, Helene G. Sheptin
Master Hairstylist @ Vicara Aveda Salon and Spa in El Segundo, CA


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as retro chic. I love the drama of the bangs with the versatility of the length. It gives you maximum style with minimal effort.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Before blow-drying, I applied a leave-in conditioner with a heat styling protectant. Once the blow dry was complete, I used a texture cream to bring out the natural movement and add shine to the hair.

This hair can also be styled curly, with beach waves, braided, pulled into a ponytail, or wrapped into a chignon. The possibilities are endless!

The shape of your face determines the width of the bangs. The length can be modified, depending on the thickness and texture of the hair. For example, the thinner the face, the wider the bangs (temple to temple). The fuller the face, the narrower the bangs (mid eyebrow to mid eyebrow).

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

The hair texture and thickness determines the length. The more texture and thicker the hair, the longer the length. The versatility and ease of this haircut make it a great choice for any lifestyle.

Purple Layers and Bangs

Long Layers and Bangs
Instagram @_mclarehair

Q&A with style creator, Mary Clare Hamilton-Brennan
Hairstylist @ Fluid Hair Salon in Edmonton, AB, Canada


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is simple but makes such a strong impact. I love the richness of the color I used and how the long layers and bangs frame her face. She was MADE to have bangs!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Another great way to maintain colored hair is to avoid washing your hair with hot water and not washing it every day.

During a blowout, I always use “Grid” structural setting spray from R+Co. Anytime you’re going to be styling with heat, spray Grid onto the section of hair you’re working with. This product ensures your style will last as long as possible!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Many face shapes can look great with bangs, but if you have a long face shape, bangs will help balance out your features. Lifestyle-wise, this look is pretty laid back! The great thing about long layers and bangs is that if you don’t want to style your hair, you can always throw your hair up and let your bangs have center stage.

Long Sleek Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

Long Sleek Hair with Side-Swept Bangs
Instagram @jackies.beauty.obssesion

To make long hair bouncier, the secret is blow drying. Side-swept bangs styled like this appear so casual yet elegant.

Long Curly Hair with Bangs

Long curly hair with bangs
Instagram @jennpompandproper

Shaggy but not shabby, medium curls and bangs make a soft but perky appearance. More structure is given to the face caused by long hair length and a layered cut.

Dark Long Hair with Cute Hair Bangs

Dark Long Hair with Cute Hair Bangs
Instagram @headdress_hairsalon

The girl-next-door look is one snip away! Get into style with full bangs and layered tresses on long black hair.

Rock n’ Roll Long Wavy Hair with Thick Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Jackie Rodriguez
Stylist @ Fringe Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I describe this look as 70s-inspired, somewhere between bohemian and rock ‘n roll hair. It’s styled to look textured and effortless. My favorite part about it is the fringe or the bangs. These are textured and hit right above the brow, slightly longer at the sides and shorter in the middle. They frame the eyes and also grow out well. My salon offers complimentary bang trims between haircuts, so they stay looking fresh.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend either a texturizing or salt spray on damp hair. For texture spray, I like my salon’s brand. It’s called Devoted from Fringe and Friends. For a salt spray, I like Salty Dog from Evo. The hair can be either blow-dried or air-dried. In either case, it makes the hair look like you came home from the beach piecey with lots of texture

I finished with a Dry Texture Spray from Oribe. It’s one of my favorite products, but any kind of texture spray or even a spray dry shampoo would work. If a client is using dry shampoo as a finishing product, I usually warn them that it can look white on the hair sometimes, so it doesn’t use a lot.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This looks works well for fine to medium hair types that are straight to wavy. There is a lot of layering in this haircut, so if the person had a high density of hair and wants it to feel lighter, this look would be great. These bangs look good on pretty much everyone but are especially flattering if someone is trying to cover a long forehead or a square forehead.

It’s a pretty low-maintenance hairstyle, so it works well for people who don’t want to style their hair every day or like to wash-and-go. The person wearing this will probably need a bang trim before they need another haircut, which is a bonus.

Medium-Long Hair with Tousled Bangs

Medium-Long Hair with Tousled Bangs
Instagram @deedamakepretty

If you adore bangs but don’t like how flat they can make your tresses look, try tousled bangs a boost in volume. This will add more personality to your mid-length hair.

High Contrast Melt with Blonde Bangs

High Contrast Melt with Blonde Bangs
Instagram @thehairetic

Q&A with style creator, Jen Ferguson
Hairstylist @ Lunatic Fringe Parleys Way in Salt Lake City, UT


How would you describe this look, and what is your favorite thing about it?

I’d describe this look like a high contrast balayage or high contrast melt. I love that even though the blonde ends are so much brighter than the top, it still feels cohesive. Everything still blends seamlessly.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To create this look, I used Goldwell Silklift lightener with Brazilian Bond Builder to achieve her bright white ends while maintaining the integrity of her hair, and I used 5C and 6B by Colorly to create her beautiful, natural cool brown. I’d recommend washing with the shampoo and conditioner for Beautiful Color by Oribe to keep your hair moisturized and keep your color vibrant for longer. I also recommend styling with Serum Therapiste by Kérastase to keep your blonde ends strong and Imperial Blowout transformative styling cream by Oribe to repair damage while adding body, memory, and heat protection to your hair!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone who has an edgier style but doesn’t mind investing some time into caring for their hair. Those white ends can get brittle very easily, so at-home care and monthly deep conditioning treatments at the salon are a must! The color tones in this can look good on most medium to light complexion skin tones. You would only need to change up the tonality of the brown just a bit to complement dark skin tones. This kind of cut generally compliments rounder or heart-shaped faces. Still, most face shapes can pull it off regardless!

Wavy Long Hair with Baby Bangs

Wavy Long Hair with Baby Bangs
Instagram @clautijeras

Q&A with style creator, Claudia Rodriguez
Hairdresser @ Coco a Gogo HairStudio in Nuevo Leon, Mexico


How would you describe this look?

This long hair with baby bangs is fresh and easy to wear. I love to make texture because it looks natural and gives movement to the hair.

I think my favorite thing for this look is the bang, looks great, and is so different from the old look of my client.

Any advice for someone considering it?

First, you need to talk with your client and considered her lifestyle, face shape, and all the things that she makes in her hair like daily hair care and hairstyling. It’s very important to check the density and the textured hair to create the fringe area for the final result to look more natural.

Long Layered Hair with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Jess Munro
Senior Stylist @ The Natural Hair Salon in Victoria, BC


How would you describe this look?

This cut is a mullet shag hybrid. We wanted to add some volume and texture while keeping her long thick length. I used a razor and scissors to create shorter layers around her face that complemented the short shattered fringe. It would give her an effortlessly undone look regardless if her hair was worn up or down. I love disconnected layers because they give so much versatility to long-haired clients. It can be tailored to suit anyone’s look and lifestyle. This cut works with every hair texture and can be worn with little to no styling.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Go for it! This cut will evolve with you and your style. Having a product on hand like a sea salt spray would be beneficial for everyday use. If you wanted to pump up the volume, dry shampoo in between washes or a texture powder would do the trick. The great thing about this cut is that you can still have a polished look. The layers in this cut as still long enough that she can pull her hair back. The fringe and face-framing layers keep the look stylish and playful!