Ready to decide? 26 Curtain Bang Ideas – From Cuts to Styles

Ready to decide? 26 Curtain Bang Ideas – From Cuts to Styles

The truth is, curtain bangs can look good on anyone, it just depends on how they’re styled. These timeless bangs made a huge comeback in 2021 when it seemed like everyone was trying to follow DIY bangs tutorials at home, but they’ve been gracing salons since the 1960s. The biggest reason curtain bangs have stood the test of time – versatility.

The best thing about curtain bangs is that they can be styled for virtually any length, texture and face shape. So there’s literally a curtain bang for everyone. Below, we’ve rounded up 27 different curtain bang cuts and styles to help you discover your next cut, along with tips on how to ask for the perfect cut at the salon and how to style it at home. The biggest question now is… to cut or not to cut?

What to Ask for at the Salon If You Want Curtain Bangs

When you ask for curtain bangs at the salon, it can be a daunting task to explain your ideal hairstyle from memory. To make sure you and your hairdresser are on the same page and you get the look you want, be sure to take screenshots of the hairstyles you like best. Let your hairdresser know your hair type and how much effort you’re willing to put into your morning routine with bangs. They may be able to recommend an even better style for your hair texture. If you don’t like big bangs, start with a longer curtain bang and see how you feel before opting for a shorter one. Most importantly, don’t forget that bangs are fun and versatile, meaning they can be customized to suit your style. Have fun with your hairdresser and do what gives you confidence!

Ready to decide? 26 Curtain Bang Ideas – From Cuts to Styles

What Face Shapes Suit Curtain Bangs Best

I’m serious when I say curtain bangs are versatile, so don’t let these tips stop you from getting the curtain bangs of your dreams. However, certain types of curtain bangs suit certain face shapes. For example, if someone has a heart-shaped face with a slightly wider forehead and a pointed chin, long curtain bangs cut from the cheeks or below will add width to the narrower part of the face. The same goes for those with round and rectangular faces, for whom long, thin bangs work best. On the other hand, those with more diamond-shaped, square, or long faces are better served with short, denser bangs. Those with oval face shapes are lucky because oval faces can wear virtually any style of curtain bangs.

How to Style Curtain Bangs at Home

I can’t be the only one who used to think that my hair looked completely different when I styled it at the salon than when I did it myself at home. Until I perfected my at-home hair routine, I was convinced that was the truth. Mastering bangs at home can be intimidating, but after lots of product testing and talking to my stylist, I’ve learned that hair routines can be as robust or simple as you want, even with bangs. I prefer a routine with more than three steps, but one that doesn’t take too long to get the style I want. For anyone looking to achieve the effortless look of curtain bangs with natural texture, air-dry products, lightweight hair gel, and Curly Mouse are the basic products for wavy to curly hair. If you want a more uniform look, Dyson Air Wrap, volumizing spray, and curlers are a great place to start. Below are some products to help you get started with your curtain bangs hair routine.

The long Airwrap barrel that comes with the Dyson Multi-Styler is the perfect pick-me-up for curtain bangs when they’re getting a little limp. With this tool, you can literally jazz them up in less than a minute and get them into perfect shape in no time.

Ditch the blow dryer and round brush to style your curtain bangs and opt for one tool that does it all. This round brush from Drybar is easy to use and will add beautiful volume to your bangs.

Not only does this compact diffuser and hair dryer work on the go, but it’s also the perfect size for focusing on a smaller section of hair (like your bangs) on a daily basis.

One of the best ways to add effortless bounce to curtain bangs is to put them on a curler while you’re getting ready. Simply place it at the base of your bangs, roll it up, pin it back, and blow dry for extra strong hold.

If you have curly hair, you probably know the wonders a curl shaping brush can do. Use the curtain bangs brush the same way you would style the rest of your hair. This smaller brush is easy to use and does wonders to make your natural curls shine.

This curl foam styles, conditions and detangles your curls so you can have bouncy, frizz-free curls all day long. Not only is it a great product for your hair, but it also makes your curtain bangs look great.

Are your curtain bangs too flat? That’s where this thickening texture spray comes in. Spray at the root of your bangs as you style to give them more volume and movement without any crunch.

Spraying a blowout spray into your hair before styling will help your blowout last. This spray from Living Proof is ideal for any hair texture and has a fresh scent too.