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Blunt bangs may not be a new hair trend, but they certainly haven’t lost their top spot as one of the most fashionable haircuts. They’re super attractive and totally in style for 2020. If you’re looking for a hairstyle that will make a statement, blunt bangs may just be the best option for you. With a cut so sharp, however, you’ll have to master a few styling techniques—and make a few tweaks to your hair care routine. Want to learn more? Below, get the 4-1-1 on blunt bangs.
Before we talk maintenance, let’s cover what blunt bangs are and what type of face they look best on. Blunt bangs are bangs that have a sharp, fluid cut. This means no wispy or feathered ends. They fall straight across your forehead.
As far as hair types go, a blunt fringe works best with hair that is naturally straight or thick. But what about face shape? If you have an oval face, you’re in luck—blunt bangs will look amazing on you! Those with round faces can also look great with a blunt fringe, but instead of opting for a straight-across cut, have your stylist create an arch—aka make your bangs curve upward slightly in the middle—to create the illusion of an elongated face.
Now that you know whether a haircut with blunt bangs is for you, let’s talk about how to style them. Of course, blunt bangs look amazing worn straight, but that isn’t the only option! Here are a few of our favorite ways to style your bangs.
First up: classic straight bangs. If you want to amp up the edgy aesthetic of your blunt bangs, this is the style for you.
What you’ll need:
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray
Mini flat iron
Get the look:
Before styling, it’s important to spritz a heat protectant onto your bangs (and the rest of your hair).
Using a round brush, blow-dry your bangs. Place the brush under your bangs while you blow-dry to create lift and volume.
You’ll want to use a flat iron to complete this look. A mini straightener is useful for ensuring every strand of your fringe is straight. If you don’t have one on hand, a thin straightener will do the job, just be careful not to burn your forehead!
Prefer heat-free styling? Not a problem. Embrace your natural texture with wavy blunt bangs.
What you’ll need:
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse
Apply a dollop of curl mousse to damp bangs.
Use your hands to scrunch your bangs. Then, allow them to air-dry. That’s it!
Another heatless bangs hairstyle is this textured, messy look. This is the perfect “I woke up like this” style, and you can bet we can’t get enough of it.
L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty
Take a dime-size amount of hair pomade and rub it between your palms.
Apply the hair pomade to dry bangs, scrunching as you go to create the messy, textured fringe you’re after.
Aside from styling blunt bangs, it’s important to know how to take care of them. As far as bangs go, blunt bangs aren’t exactly the most low-maintenance option. Since this cut is sharp and precise, you’ll want to schedule regular haircuts at the salon to ensure you blunt bangs stay, well, blunt. When it comes to how often you should cut your hair, aim for about every three weeks, even if it’s just an appointment for your bangs!
Bangs also may start to look greasier faster than the rest of your hair. You can combat this with dry shampoo—a total lifesaver—or clip the rest of your hair up and carefully wash just your bangs when needed.
Next up: Not sure you’re ready to commit to the chop? Here’s How to Make Fake Bangs with Your Own Hair—no cutting required.
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