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21 Impossibly Chic Ways to Wear Curly Hair with Bangs

Calling all naturally curly-haired girls—this one’s for you! Curly hair with bangs has become one of the most sought after beauty looks as of late, and for good reason. There’s just something about bangs combined with textured spirals that promote instant heart-eyes. If you’re looking to add bangs to your own curly mane—or already have them and are in need of some hairstyle inspiration—you’ve come to the right place. Read on for 21 impossibly chic ways to wear curly hair with bangs, including options for short curly hair with bangs and curly hair with straight bangs!

HAIRSTYLE #1: CURLY LOB

If you want to take part in the bob haircut trend but you’d like a little more length, consider a lob haircut. The lob is the epitome of cool-girl haircuts, and the good news is, it looks amazing on curly hair! A lob is typically cut near the shoulders (either right above, just at, or right below) and is slightly longer in the front than the back. To enhance your curly hair, apply a hair gel, like the L’Oréal Paris EverCurl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel, to clean, towel-dried hair, then blow-dry with a diffuser or let hair air dry.

HAIRSTYLE #2: MESSY BUN

Pull your curly hair into a carefree, messy bun at the top of your head—but make sure to leave your curly bangs hanging free! When paired with bangs, this quick and easy updo will give you to perfect balance of effortless and elegance.

HAIRSTYLE #3: STRAIGHT BANGS

Who said you had to leave your entire mane curly? For a contrast in texture, consider rocking curly hair with straight bangs. Use a round brush and blow-dryer to straighten your curly bangs post-shower, then embrace your curly texture when it comes to the rest of your mane.

HAIRSTYLE #4: MIDDLE PART

You don’t have to wear bangs straight across your forehead. In fact, long bangs on curly hair look oh-so-trendy with a middle part. This will create a face-framing effect that’s extra flattering on those with oval face shapes.

HAIRSTYLE #5: SPACE BUNS

Reflect your fun and quirky personality with a hairstyle that’s just as jovial! Space buns are gorgeous on curly hair as it is, but when paired with bangs, they deserve a whole other round of appreciation.

HAIRSTYLE #6: SHAGGY BOB

The shaggy bob is the perfect mix between two always-popular haircuts: the shag and the bob. This is a great option for curly hair as it features layers that’ll help prevent your curly hair from getting weighed down too much. This curly haircut looks great when paired with straight bangs. Play up your natural curly texture by applying a curl-enhancing hair cream, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Curl Taming Cream, to damp hair from roots to ends, distributing evenly. Then, blow-dry your hair with a diffuser, but use a small round brush to dry your bangs straight.

HAIRSTYLE #7: WISPY BANGS

Not sure if bangs are your thing? Give wispy bangs a try, which will leave a few short curls dangling across your forehead. No harsh lines or full commitment necessary, as wispy bangs can easily be pushed to the side or pinned back in a pinch.

HAIRSTYLE #8: HIGH PONYTAIL

Want to get your hair off of your neck? Gather your curly locks in a high, bouncy ponytail—sans bangs, of course. Give your pony a little extra kick by gently tugging at its base for added lift.

HAIRSTYLE #9: HALF-UP TOP KNOT

Half-up buns have been an ongoing trend in recent years, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Part your hair from ear to ear, then twist the top section you just created into a top knot, leaving your bangs free. How stylish!

HAIRSTYLE #10: LONG LAYERS

When you have curly hair, the last thing you want to do is opt for a haircut that is one length, since this can lead to major poof. A haircut with long layers (and bangs!) will allow for more movement on curly hair.

HAIRSTYLE #11: SLICKED-DOWN SIDE

Curly hair is known for having more volume and body than other hair types. For a contrasted look, slick one side of your hair back and clip into place with a trendy barrette or two. Leave the rest of your curly hair to do its thing.

HAIRSTYLE #12: LONG BANGS

As a general rule of thumb, those with curly hair look best with long bangs. Opt for an eyebrow-grazing length or slightly longer, as your spirals will shorten their appearance.

HAIRSTYLE #13: CURLY PIXIE

Want to give short curly hair with bangs a try? Go all-in with a pixie haircut. We’re seriously obsessed with this look, and we’re sure you will be too! A curly pixie paired with micro bangs happens to be one of our favorite ways to try the style.

HAIRSTYLE #14: LOW BUN

For a professional, polished look, bring your curly hair into a low bun. This hairstyle will let your curly bangs be front and center.

HAIRSTYLE #15: HAIR SCARF

An accessory can instantly take your hairstyle from plain to chic! We love the look of a hair scarf when paired with curly locks and bangs. Place the scarf behind your ears so your bangs are left as the center of your look—consider it a divider between your bangs and your length.

HAIRSTYLE #16: LOW PONYTAIL

Another low ‘do, try wearing your curly hair in a low ponytail. Let your bangs hang across your forehead. Bonus points if you combine this style with a hair scarf!

HAIRSTYLE #17: BLUNT BANGS

Ready to fully embrace the look of curly hair with bangs? Blunt bangs are the way to go. Have them graze the tops of your eyebrows for a defined set of spirals.

HAIRSTYLE #18: PARTY PONY

Who doesn’t love a half-up hairstyle? Part your hair from ear to ear, then bring the top section of hair you just created into a small, perky ponytail. Leave your bangs and the remainder of your hair hanging free. How fun!

HAIRSTYLE #19: PIGTAILS

Take cues from your childhood by pairing your curly bangs with pigtails. You know what to do—split your hair in two and create two low ponytails on either side of your head. When paired with curly bangs, this nostalgia-inducing hairstyle gets an on-trend makeover.

HAIRSTYLE #20: SIDE SWEPT

You don’t have to sport traditional, straight-across bangs if you don’t want to! If you’d rather ease into the idea of curly bangs, consider a side-swept alternative. 

HAIRSTYLE #21: LOW SPACE BUNS

Space buns a little too fun? If you still love the look, consider their more casual alternative: Low space buns. Part your hair down the middle, then create two small buns on either side of your head at the nape of your neck. Since this hairstyle is parted down the middle to begin with, it’s particularly flattering to rock middle-parted curly bangs with it.

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