If you’re on the fence about getting bangs, allow us to be the ones to convince you to do it. You may be hesitant about your decision to get bangs because you don’t think you’ll be able to style them without the help of a pro stylist, but what you may not know is that there are plenty of gorgeous hairstyles with bangs that are a lot simpler to create than you would think. So, we’re sharing step-by-step instructions for creating more than a handful of hairstyles—25 to be exact—that you can easily incorporate into your everyday routine. Whether you want to rock a classic blowout or a crown braid, below we share all the products and accessories you’ll need to bring your bang-lovin’ look to life.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #1: CLASSIC BLOWOUT
There’s just something so satisfying about a good blowout. Before reaching for your blow-dryer, apply a mousse, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse to damp hair, then style as usual. Use a round brush to smooth your bangs as you blow-dry them.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #2: TOP KNOT WITH BANGS
In a rush? A top knot is a super quick and super cute hairstyle to wear with bangs. Simply leave your bangs out and throw your hair into a messy or perfectly-done top knot bun! If you need some style inspiration, head over to our article, 7 Top Knots for Every Day of the Week.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #3: EDGY SIDE BRAIDS WITH FRINGE
Going out with the girls? Or maybe you’re prepping for your next festival? Either way, this edgy braid hairstyle is sure to turn heads. All you have to do is blow-dry your bangs forward and the hair at the crown of your head backward. (Just remember to spritz on a heat protectant first.) Next, part your hair (not including your bangs) down the middle and Dutch braid a section of hair extending from the apex of your bangs down to the top of your ear on each side of your head. Once you reach your ears, finish your braids using a traditional three-strand weave. Secure each braid with a mini clear elastic and you’re ready to rock the night away! The braided sections will give a pulled-back appearance without taking away from your overall length or style—not to mention it lets your bangs stand center stage.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #4: LIVED-IN UPDO
Hair looking less than perfect? No worries, you can hide your imperfect tresses with this lived-in updo. Simply run a boar bristle brush through dry hair before spritzing it with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo. Proceed to knead your tresses with your fingers before twisting it into a messy bun. Instead of securing your hairstyle with a hair tie, allow it to look a little more undone with just a few bobby pins holding it in place. To finish off this hairstyle, brush your bangs forward and piece them apart in the middle.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #5: MESSY BED HEAD
Another lived-in hairstyle, this look can be achieved on clean or second-day hair. Simply use a hair texturizing pomade, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty, to create a piecey, messy look throughout your mane. Start with a little bit of product and add more as desired. Don’t forget to add some texture to your bangs as well! You can sweep them to the side or leave them hanging across your forehead.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #6: HIGH PONYTAIL WITH BANGS
A high ponytail can be worn to the gym or the bar—and it looks particularly stunning when accompanied by bangs. Simply throw your hair into a high pony and leave your bangs out to create this hairstyle.
Editor’s tip: Need help pulling your strands into a truly flawless ponytail? Here’s How to Create the Perfect Ponytail.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #7: SUPER-SLEEK PINNED BACK BANGS
You’ve seen them on the hippest models and the most stylish girls walking down the street. These sleek, pinned back bangs are all about playing up the accessories you use as opposed to your actual bangs. To get the look, apply a dollop of hair cream to damp hair before letting it air dry. Once it’s dry, create a side part and smooth your bangs down before securing them in place with the accessories of your choice. We’re particularly in love with the way barrettes and rose gold bobby pins tie this look together—but in the end, the choice is yours. Remember that the key to this hairstyle is not to brush your bangs back like they’re going behind your ear but straight down, as they would normally lay if parted to the side regularly. The accessories will keep them pinned together so your killer hairstyle doesn’t piece apart throughout the day.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #8: CURLY BANGS
Curly hair, don’t care! If you have naturally curly hair, let your mane—bangs included—show off your gorgeous texture. Get the most out of your curls by applying the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Curve It Curl Taming Cream.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #9: SLEEK AND STRAIGHT
Transform your hair by giving yourself pin-straight locks. This hairstyle will highlight your haircut—especially your bangs! Get the blunt look with a little help from our article, Super-Straight Strands Are In: Here's How to Get the Look.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #10: PIECEY PIXIE WITH BANGS
Bangs paired with a pixie cut may be one of our favorite short hairstyles. Consider this the short hair alternative to a messy bed head hairstyle! Head over to our article, Short Hairstyle Tutorial: How to Get a Piecey Pixie Haircut, to get the look.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #11: BRAIDED CROWN WITH BANGS
Look absolutely royal with this super-simple hairstyle. All you have to do is part your hair down the middle behind your bangs and create a Dutch braid on each side, starting at your part and moving toward your ear. Once you reach just behind your ear, stop incorporating new strands of hair and continue each braid down to the ends. From there, pull the braid up over your head and pin one behind the other, making sure to conceal the ends for a totally put-together style. Finish with a spritz of hairspray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray, and your crown will sit beautifully atop your head all day long.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #12: VOLUMINOUS CURLS WITH BANGS
There’s no denying that voluminous curls are one of the most sought-after hairstyles when it comes to special occasions. This classic hairstyle happens to look equally gorgeous when bangs are added to the picture. You can sweep your bangs to the side or allow them to wisp over your forehead to amp up the romantic vibes of your ‘do.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #13: BLUNT BOB WITH BANGS
You’ve likely seen picture after picture of a blunt bob with bangs—and there’s a reason for it! This popular haircut practically feels incomplete without blunt bangs to go with it and add to its edgy, chic aura.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #14: WAVES WITH SIDE-SWEPT BANGS
Feeling beachy? Use the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray to add loose, effortless waves into your mane. Brush your bangs to the side to complete the look.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #15: MIDDLE PART SHAGGY BANGS
Shaggy hairstyles are seriously in! Whether you have shaggy layers or decide to add some texture to your hair for a faux shag is up to you—just part your hair in the middle for a soft face-framing effect and make sure to keep your bangs messy.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #16: CHIC PIGTAILS WITH BANGS
Who said pigtails could only be worn when you were young? Believe it or not, pigtails are making a serious comeback in the beauty world. Leave your bangs out (consider parting them in the middle to complement the symmetrical look of this hairstyle) and get some pigtail inspo from our article, How to Make Pigtails Look Chic.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #17: SIDE-SWEPT BRAID
Another romantic hairstyle with bangs is a side-swept braid. You can create a French, Dutch, or traditional braid, then pull your bangs to the same side as your plait to finish your ‘do.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #18: PARTY PONY WITH BANGS
This half-up hairstyle is totally on-trend. Section your hair from ear to ear, starting just above your ear. Put the top section into a mini ponytail that sits high on your head, making sure to let your bangs hang free. With this pulled-back look, your bangs will be the star of your style.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #19: MID-LENGTH BANGS
Mid-length bangs are one of the most popular styles of bangs, and with good reason—they complement almost any hairstyle! Head over to our article, How to Cut and Style the Perfect Mid-Length Bangs, to get inspired.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #20: LOW BUN WITH BANGS
A low bun with bangs is a quick and easy way to style your hair. Need ideas for how to best secure your strands at the nape of your neck? Here are 4 Low Bun Hairstyles That'll Save You Time in the Morning.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #21: HAIR EXTENSIONS WITH BANGS
Long, luscious locks will always be in—but it can take a lot of time and effort to grow your mane out. Instead, opt for hair extensions for instant length. Trust us, your super lengthy tresses will create a beautiful contrast with the short strands across your forehead.
Editor’s note: New to hair extensions? You can find some tips and tricks in our article, 5 Tips for Styling Hair Extensions.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #22: DEEP SIDE-SWEPT HAIR
This hairstyle is just what you’re likely imagining. Part your hair, including your bangs, with a deep side part. Then, sweep the lengths of your hair to the side to complete the look.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #23: MICRO BANGS
Feeling daring? Micro bangs may be the bang hairstyle for you. Beware: These bangs are quite short compared to what you may be used to, so make sure you read our article, How to Style Micro Bangs, before chopping your fringe.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #24: CURTAIN BANGS
Another popular bang style? Curtain bangs! If you’re new to bangs, curtain bangs are a great way to start your bangin’ journey. Find everything you need to know in our article, Hairstyle Trend Alert: Curtain Bangs.
BANGS HAIRSTYLE #25: COLORFUL BANGS
Who doesn’t love a little color? Adding temporary color into your mane with a wash out hair color is a bang styling option that’s bold and fun. You can have your pick from the colors in the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray and the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup 1-Day Color lines. Both products wash out in just one shampoo, so there’s no commitment necessary.
Believe it or not, bangs can actually affect your skin care routine! Make sure you're prepared to revamp your routine to suit your new 'do with help from our article, The Skin Care Routine to Follow When You Have Bangs.