63 Best Medium-Length Hair with Bangs for An Instant Makeover

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Adding bangs to medium-length hair is like adding a cherry to the top of an ice cream sundae — it finishes your look. Whether you have curly hair, straight hair, or something in between, here are the cutest ways to get shoulder-length hair with bangs!

Mid-Length Chic Copper Straight Hairstyle with Bangs
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#1: Chic Copper Straight Hairstyle

Are you hunting for a youthful and flattering look? Think about a mid-length, chic, straight copper hairstyle with a heavy bangs style. This transformation is good for those wanting a polished, put-together appearance. To keep this look, using heat-protectant products to prevent damage is vital.

Tousled Mid-Length Cut with Subtly Swept Bangs for women with fine hair
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#2: Tousled Mid-Length Cut with Subtly Swept Bangs

Here’s a tousled cut with subtly side-swept bangs. Medium-length cuts for fine hair give you a longer style while maintaining fullness. Try the soft bang hairstyles if you have a wider forehead or longer face shape. It’s best to break up the shape of your face and accentuate your features, like your eyes and cheekbones.

Medium-Length Copperish Bronze Ringlets with Fringe
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#3: Bronze Ringlets

Give your curls life with bronze ringlets and a curly bang. Adding layers to your coils enhances the shape and definition, which is great for any curl pattern. Ringlets can also be worn with a bang to add framing around the face.

Cool Mid-Length Razor Shag with Choppy Fringe
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#4: Cool Razor Shag with Choppy Fringe

Get a cool razor shag and a choppy fringe if wanting to try fun shoulder-length haircuts with bangs. You can add texture to your hair using a variety of techniques. Use a razor cut to achieve soft textured ends and enhance hair movement. To add texture to your bangs, follow the contour of your favorite face shape and eyebrows. This will create a more defined texture and frame your eyes better.

Sexy Copper Medium Hair with Waterfall Bangs
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#5: Copper with Waterfall Bangs

Have you noticed this copper with waterfall bangs hairstyle? This shoulder-length layered hair with bangs incorporates a copper color that suits a cool skin tone and dark eye color. One benefit of this copper color is its vibrancy. It can be maintained at home with a color conditioner in your wash routine. The conditioner deposits color pigments into your hair, producing shiny and vibrant hair. Combined with a 10-12 week trim, root retouch, and gloss, your hair will look great daily.

Stick-Straight Medium Hairstyle with Fringe and choppy ends
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#6: Layered Wavy Brown Hair with Middle-Part Bangs

Add edginess to your look with choppy ends. Tell your stylist to keep the length around your chin and add a few layers to create a modern, face-framing look. Ask for long, sweeping bangs and choppy ends for an on-trend style with many personalities. Try using a styling cream for light hold and movement to keep the style looking its best!

#7: Gorgeous Curls with Short Sweeping Bangs

Soft tousled curly hairstyles with bangs give you the perfect balance of texture and volume! Try these gorgeous medium curls with short sweeping bangs to accentuate your prominent cheekbones. With this style, I recommend using a lightweight mousse or cream for your hair. This way, you can keep your curls bouncy and healthy. To keep your curls looking fresh, avoid any heat-styling tools. Instead, opt for protective styling like braids or buns.

Sleek Straight Bangs for Medium-Length Thick Hair
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#8: Sleek Straight Bangs for Thick Hair

What I love about this look is the entire 60’s vibe of the straight fringe and blonde hair. This length of hair is fairly low maintenance. It doesn’t have a lot of layers, so it’s perfect if you have fine hair and want to create an appearance of fullness. Start your styling with a heat-protecting product, like the Nioxin Therm Activ spray, and blow-dry smooth with a brush or blow-dry and flat iron. The fringe will require styling with a round or flat paddle brush and blow dryer. It is very quick and convenient if you wear your hair up a lot or are busy and on the go!

Shoulder-grazing Balanced Curls with Wispy Curly Fringe for heart face shapes
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#9: Balanced Curls with Wispy Curly Fringe

For heart face shapes, shoulder-grazing curls with face-framing are what you need. Try to keep your curls light and soft. Your layers add some tightness to the shape around the jawline. You’ll want to ask for a dry cut to get this look. Using minimal to zero tension. When you’re done applying the product, defuse your hair upside down if you can. Then, scrunch it after it has created a fully dry shell.

Medium-Length Stunning Face-Framing Bangs
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#10: Stunning Face-Framing Bangs

This style is very on-trend at the moment. It’s great if you want a textured style with soft curtain bangs to change your look! The best thing about this style is the face-framing. It gives you a pop of lightness with very little maintenance.

Naturally Curly Bangs Hairstyle
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#11: Naturally Curly Bangs

If you have curly hair, go for naturally curl bangs! You can embrace your natural curls and show them off in a fun way. For being so effortless, they make a big statement. Ask your stylist to cut your bangs on the long side because we all know how much curly hair bounces. Also, styling product is key. It would be best to have a good curl cream that will de-frizz your hair while holding your curls in place. It should look soft to the touch and not crunchy.

Modern Mid-Length Bangs Hairstyles For Oval Faces
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#12: Modern Bangs For Oval Faces

Try a modern take on a classic cut. The extra-long lob has been my favorite cut for a while due to its versatility. This cut works best on medium-thick, straight-wavy hair. If you have curly hair and don’t want to blow it out, I wouldn’t recommend this cut. You must have a texture product to achieve this look. I used R+Co Sail. When blown out, spray on your dry hair and let it go. Otherwise, spray on your damp hair and let it air dry.

Related: Medium layered hairstyles with bangs.

#13: Gorgeous Naturally Curly Bangs for Black Hair

Add eyebrow-grazing bangs to a long curly bob and you’ll really draw attention to your gorgeous eyes and cheekbones. To prep your curls for a frizz-free look, try Aveda’s Be Curly shampoo and conditioner.

Medium Chocolate Hair with Long Choppy Fringe
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#14: Chocolate Hair with Long Choppy Fringe

Color your hair chocolate and add a long, choppy fringe for texture around your face. One of the best ways to style your hair is with a large barrel curing iron. This look is best suited for women who like to wear their hair in more of a natural texture.

#15: Dark Copper Lived-In Cut

If you’ve got the urge to change your hair color, the dark copper palette has its place for you. Remember to compliment the new hue with a new hairdo. A lived-in cut is one with long layers yet a clean perimeter. Fresh accent pieces can range from fringe to face framers. It just depends on what you and your stylist find fits you best.

Mid-Length Cohesive Curls and Piecey Bangs
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#16: Cohesive Curls and Piecey Bangs

Create a cohesive style by adding texture to your bangs when wearing a curled hairstyle. Try Hanz De Fuko’s Quicksand for weightless volume with tons of definition.

Flattering Shoulder-Length Hair with Bangs
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#17: Flattering Shoulder-Length Hair with Bangs

Go for a style that is very trendy for women and girls of all ages. If you are looking for this style, there are some things to consider. It could take up to 12 to 16 hours of salon time to get you from a dark brown to blonde, with a bleach service from scalp to ends. You will have routine maintenance and need salon-quality shampoo, conditioner, and styling products to maintain your look. If you want to have some fun, go out and ask your stylist to make you trendy!

#18: Shoulder-Length Brunette Ringlets with Bangs

Shoulder-length brunette ringlets with bangs are a modern nod to the 80s. It is a perfect shape for height and lift while allowing length on your ends. If you’re curious about a shag, but your hair type won’t support the shape, try adding heavy bangs. Then, add some crown layering for the same effect. If your hair has lots of volume naturally, do longer layers overall with a slight curtain bang instead.

#19: Elegant Updo with Bangs

Give an exquisite, elegant updo a modern take by putting on a layered fringe with a face-framing effect. This tousled loose braided updo would be perfect for any night you want to wear a glamorous dress.

#20: Heavy Side-Swept Fringe on a Messy Cut

Side bangs can soften angular jawlines and strong bone structures in your face. These attractive bangs are also versatile to style, so you can let them down freely or hide them with a pin whenever you want.

Trendy Medium Bob With Bangs
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#21: Trendy Medium Bob With Bangs

Extra layered hair looks extra haute if you pair it with a long layered fringe.

Dramatic layered medium length hair with bangs
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#22: Dramatic Layered with Bangs

Go for a more dramatic version of a modern shag. If your hair color is natural, ask your stylist to push your haircut’s shape further. This will allow your stylist to create enough shape and movement with a razor, so hand-styling with a diffuser and a weighty cream is very simple. The cut is heavily layered around your face, opening up your cheekbones, and the bangs frame your eyes nicely. It’s a super low-maintenance haircut that can air dry on its own or be quickly hand-styled by squeezing a cream into your hair to bring out a natural wave pattern while diffusing at low speed.

#23: Super-Sweet Wispy Bangs

Try a really fun and easy summery look. It has long layers that blend in well, and the bangs are an eye-catching piece to your face and draw attention to your eyes at that length. For bangs, especially if it’s your first time having them, I suggest combing down and styling them before you style the rest of your hair.

#24: Romantic Layered Haircut with Side Bangs

Still trying to decide what haircut to try? Go for a medium-layered haircut with side bangs! This universally flattering crop looks great on any face shape, hair color, or texture.

Classic Medium A-Line Bob with Bangs for Thin Hair
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#25: Classic A-Line Bob with Bangs for Thin Hair

Sleek bobs with heavy bangs will always be in fashion. The cut by itself is low-maintenance, but the thick, blunt bangs may need trims once in a while.

#26: Stylish and Sultry Long Bangs

Are you having a hard time committing to bangs? Try long bangs paired with a trendy medium-length layered hairstyle.

Medium Choppy Bangs
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#27: Timeless Medium Choppy Bangs

If you have shoulder-length hair, you can wear timeless straight bangs. If you don’t know which style to pair with it, a messy, choppy cut is always a safe choice.

#28: Versatile Angled Side Bangs

Lengthy side-swept straight bangs are the most versatile choice for any medium-length haircut. Either let them down to create a flirty effect or brush and pin them on the side to keep them out of your face.

Sassy & Cute Baby Bangs for Medium-Length Hair
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#29: Sassy & Cute Baby Bangs

These cute bangs make your look. It’s also the type of bangs that you’d want to get if you’re not up for the maintenance regular bangs require.

Radiant medium length hair with bangs
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#30: Radiant Hair with Bangs

Framing your face with subtle waves and pretty side-swept bangs can effectively balance the fullness of your round or heart-shaped face. The golden blonde color is also perfect for making you look radiant and bright.

Classy Blonde Medium-Length Hair With Bangs
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#31: Classy Blonde Hair With Bangs

Come out looking sweet and flirty with this girl-next-door look! Those solid blonde color evens the volume throughout your hair and allows you to style your ends with subtle beach waves.

Popular Bangs For a Round Face
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#32: Popular Bangs For a Round Face

If you want an easy, low-maintenance hairstyle, a messy shoulder-length cut is a refreshing look. Also, straight curtain bangs can open up and lengthen your round face.

Messy Medium-length wavy hair with bangs
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#33: Messy Wavy Hair with Bangs

Thick, layered waves look perfect on oblong faces as they add width to your head. The bangs also help hide some length from your face and emphasize your stunning eyes and facial features.

Low-Maintenance Curly Hair with Bangs
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#34: Low-Maintenance Curly Hair with Bangs

Try a bold, curly shag if you want something that feels rock-n-roll but also soft and feminine. The curly bangs are versatile, and the overall look is low-maintenance. The grow-out is great and can even be pushed longer with bang trims. Easy to style by pushing all of your hair forward, pushing the curl in, adding a styling cream (Hairstory Hair Balm is a go-to), and either air-drying or drying with a diffuser for more curl and volume.

#35: Fashion-Forward Angled Bangs With Layers

Opt for a chic long bob with bangs. Ask your stylist to slide cut a long “V” for your fringe, then blow-dried your fringe forward and to the side to define the side-swept. It requires blow-drying, curling the hair, and going to the salon for maintenance every 5-7 weeks.

Medium Angled Bob with Bangs for Fine Hairstyle
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#36: Bold Angled Bob with Bangs for Fine Hair

Opt for a long angled bob with a sleek style. This look is good if you know a fringe’s upkeep. Typically, bangs need a trim every 4 weeks. If you live an active lifestyle, this cut is great because it’s a sassy shape, but the length is still there to put your hair in a low to mid ponytail if needed! It’s great if you have fine, flat hair that needs some volume and texture!

#37: Vintage Choppy Bob Cut with Bangs

Check out this twist on a classic medium-length bob! The bangs are too cute as well! Don’t forget all the texture, making this chop perfect for the summer beach look that’s so on-trend! Invest in your favorite volumizer and sea salt spray for easy everyday styling!

#38: Fresh Inverted Bob with Bangs and Highlights

Ask your stylist to use a razor to achieve an effortlessly sleek haircut that is easy for you to style independently. This style can work with most hair types. If you have thicker hair, you will need more styling time. However, if you have finer hair and cut it right, this can be effortless. While using your blow dryer, a little hand-over direction will have this cut falling right into place.

Lovely Long Bangs for Medium Hair
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#39: Lovely Long Bangs

Try a medium-length cut with long layers and long curtain bangs. I love the ease of this cut. You can wear it straight or curled; the color will require minimal maintenance! This cut is great if you have fine hair. The longer bangs are a nice length if you need movement around your face but still want a carefree look.

#40: 70s-Inspired Bangs and a Middle Part

Try a short, dark brunette textured bob with a soft curtain fringe. The best thing about this cut has to be the fringe. The curtain fringe is a modern homage to 70’s icons like Farrah Fawcett and Stevie Nicks. The length of this cut is very versatile. It gives the illusion of thickness if your hair lacks density. If you have thicker hair, adding short layers can make this length fun while removing weight. The curtain fringe steals the show here because it draws your attention to the eye/cheek area and slightly widens your face, creating a more diamond shape. This cut will work best for round or oval faces but can be tailored to suit other face shapes. The versatility of styling is limitless.

Black medium-length hair perfect with glasses and bangs
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#41: Perfect with Glasses and Bangs

Go for a cut with face-framing layers with longer layers in the back. My favorite thing about this cut is the way the feathered layers can accentuate different features of your face. This cut will hold its shape for a very long time and style itself.

Popular Blonde Lob For Women Over 50
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#42: Popular Blonde Lob For Women Over 50

This is an easy-to-style LOB that’s perfect if you’re a woman over 50. If you want something different and current but want to keep all the length, then the lob is almost always my suggestion. You can almost always make the lob work if you have wavy, thick, fine, coarse, or curly hair. Face shape is important to consider while customizing the lob. It’s about the texturizing to the overall look you are going for. That’s where you create the individual cut.

Trendsetting Mid-Length Bob with Bangs
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#43: Trendsetting Bob with Bangs

Pair your soft bangs with a classic square bob barely sweeping your shoulders. To enhance the transition from the bangs to the bob, bend your hair just at the cheekbone with a flat iron. This look is best suited for straight to wavy hair. If you have cowlicks in the front, blow-dry your bangs from side to side when they are soaking wet to break the wave. If your hair is thick, adding layers will add lightness and texture to your bob. Keeping your hair all one length works with most face shapes, but if your face is round or needs some elongation, ask for your cut to be slightly longer in the front.

#44: Textured Shoulder-Length Shag Cut

I would describe this hairstyle as a textured mid-length shag. My favorite aspect of this cut is most definitely the bangs. They lay so effortlessly and pull the entire style together! This style will complement you if you have medium to finer hair. Use Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Hair to finish off your look. It gives it that lived-in finish, making your hair movable while maintaining separation and texture.

Related: Popular medium shags with bangs.

Sophisticated Straight Hair with Blunt Bangs
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#45: Sophisticated Straight Hair with Blunt Bangs

Try a look that is chic and sophisticated with a little edge. There is a lot to discuss when it comes to bangs and a bob. The first thing to remember when deciding to get bangs or not is your face shape. A bang can help reduce the overall face length when you have a long face. If you have a round face, the perfect bob length would be below the chin, keeping all your hair the same length on the sides to make your eyes and cheekbones pop.

Related: Best ways to pair straight hair with bangs.

#46: Textured Blonde Hair with Curtain Bangs

Longer bangs allow for a bold change if you want a completely different look without losing too much length. Adding texture to your bangs and allowing them to dust your eyebrows makes them flirty and more “grown-up” while drawing attention to your eyes.

Long layers that fall just past your shoulders mixed with a good styling product allow your hair’s natural texture to hold most of the style. I have found curtain bangs on medium-length hair look best when blow-dried without too much fuss. Rough drying them straight down allows them to look smooth while not compromising any cowlicks. This way, they separate easily to frame your eyes.

Effortless Mid-Length Haircut with Bangs
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#47: Effortless Haircut with Bangs

I love how this collarbone-length haircut can elongate your round face to give the illusion of a more oval shape, and I also love how the bangs frame your look. To achieve this style, use the Medium Texture Paste by Davines to prep your hair while wet. Blowdry with a large round brush in large sections to add volume to your roots. Keep your bangs straight, but set the rest of your hair with a 1 1/4-inch barrel curling iron to add waves. Next, lightly spray the curls with Davines Dry Texture Spray to help your fine hair hold the waves without making it sticky. Using a wide-tooth tortoise comb,  gently break up the waves to give them some playfulness and texture. To finish the look, mist your hair with a light, flexible hairspray and shake it out.

Glamorous Medium Hair with Side-Swept Bangs
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#48: Glamorous Medium Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

The brighter bang and face frame add a halo of sass, while the lob gives your hair a thicker appearance. Styling is simpler because this look can be smoothed or curled without wasting time. Lobs are easily pulled back into a ponytail, and they decrease blow dry and styling time. The cut creates fullness without being too heavy, and with the right texturizing products, it can be transformed into a beach wave style. Try Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray!

Classic Bettie Bangs and Shaggy Layers
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#49: Classic Bettie Bangs and Shaggy Layers

I love the contrast between the Bettie Bang and the shaggy layers in this lob. The bangs are my favorite. Ask your stylist to use neck trimmers to cut them to make them crisp and blunt. This cut is easier to style than you may think. The only part that needs to be blow-dried is the bangs! Air-dry the rest of your hair with something like R+Co’s Wave Spray to encourage beachy texture, then refine a few pieces with a curling iron if you need more separation.

#50: Polished Bronde Shag

Not only is this look timeless (think Brigitte Bardot), but it can be worn straight or wavy. You can rock it in its natural state or give yourself a voluminous blowout. If you are considering bangs, you must know how high-maintenance they can be. I recommend this style for more of an oval-shaped face, but you can adjust it accordingly to suit you better if you have a different face shape.

#51: Edgy Shaggy Cut with Blunt Bangs

This look is everyday edgy. The full bangs add a sense of edge, yet it is wearable for every day. If you are considering this look, find which length of cut and bangs would work best for you. Think of what features you want to draw attention to. Whether you choose a heavy bang or a wispy bang, discuss which shape of bangs would most flatter you with your stylist.

Easy-Maintenance Collarbone-Length Bob with Fringe
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#52: Easy-Maintenance Bob with Fringe

Go for a lob with a blunt, wispy fringe. The haircut is slightly angled from the back to the front, which helps your hair fall well over your shoulders. Add some light layering for movement through your haircut so that it will be easy to style and effortless to wear no matter what look you choose.

Healthy Blowout with Bangs and Layers
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#53: Healthy Blowout with Bangs and Layers

If you don’t know which style to choose next, try a nice, healthy blowout. It’s very effortless and wearable for any occasion, any time of the day. It’s a look you can wear throughout the week, from the office to dinner with some girlfriends. This is also a beautiful cut if you like a lot of layers and volume, and it suits face shapes such as oval, square, round, or heart!

#54: Soft Textured Fringe

Straight-across bangs can look severe if they are cut too bluntly. Have your stylist texturize the ends to create a softer and airier look. To create volume and lift, try Aveda’s Phomoillent.

Classic Blow Dry for Medium-Length Hair with Bangs
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#55: Classic Blow Dry

For a timeless look, try a layered medium-length hairstyle with long bangs paired with face-framing layers. For a flawless blow-dry in half the time, try Aveda’s Style Prep Smoother.

Medium-Length Hair with Heavy Side-Swept Fringe
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#56: Heavy Side-Swept Fringe

A thick side-swept bang paired with a medium-length bob gently contours your cheekbones and adds definition to your jawbone. Try Moroccan Oil’s Original Treatment to add shine and nourish your locks.

Medium Hair with Long Blended Bangs
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#57: Long Blended Bangs

Add drama and flair to your mid-length bob with cheekbone-grazing bangs that blend seamlessly into the rest of your hair. Try Onesta’s Style Prep Smoother for a sleek blow dry. It can also double as a texturizing crème on dry hair.

Messy & Tousled Waves and Bangs for Medium Hair
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#58: Messy & Tousled Waves and Bangs

Sometimes, deciding how to style your bangs can be hard when wearing a tousled, wavy look. The simple solution? Add a little texture and wave to your bangs for a well-blended look. To create a beachy look with natural volume, try Aveda’s Volumizing Tonic.

Medium hairstyle with angled bangs and long layers
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#59: Youthful Angled Bangs With Layers

Frame your face with angled bangs and light long layers. For texture and definition, try Aveda’s Light Elements Defining Whip.

Whimsical Full Fringe Half Updo Medium Hair
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#60: Whimsical Full Fringe Half Updo

Wearing a full waterfall fringe with an upstyle adds a hint of whimsy and framing to your face. Try Aveda’s Air Control for a natural satin finish with light to medium hold.

#61: Cool-Girl Baby Bangs

For a super edgy look, add baby bangs to your medium-length bob. This style will work for oval, triangle, and heart face shapes and if you have a straight to wavy hair type.

#62: Awesome Piecey Layers

Add fullness and volume to your layers by flipping the ends out and creating a defined bang layer. Try Aveda’s Light Elements Defining Whip to create defined ends without weighing your hair down.

Blended Medium haircut with wispy bangs and textured layers
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#63: Blended Wispy Bangs and Textured Layers

Bangs can sometimes be challenging if you have a thinner hair type. Try thin, straight-across bangs paired with well-blended texturized layers for a style with tons of volume. Try cocktailing Aveda’s Confixor Gel with a volume mousse to create a long-lasting lift without the crunchiness.