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Making the decision to get bangs isn’t easy—after all, they can add a few minutes (or more!) to your hairstyling routine every morning. But the latest trending version of bangs—known as curtain bangs—is so pretty that you might just want to consider chopping your hair and rocking this celeb-inspired look. Keep reading to learn exactly what curtain bangs are, how to style them with hair spray and hair serum, and more. The good news is, curtain bangs work well with straight hair, wavy hair, and curly hair. Just keep in mind that in addition to your texture, curtain bangs work best on medium to thick hair. Below, your guide to curtain bangs.
Curtain bangs are bangs that are parted down the middle, framing your face on each side. They’re usually on the longer side and have wispy ends, giving them a laidback, cool-girl vibe. Curtain bangs used to be super-popular back in the 1970s and are now on-trend once again. It makes sense—curtain bangs look super-pretty! It’s no surprise that some of our favorite celebrities have been seen sporting curtain bangs recently.
Let’s be real, one scroll through your social media feeds and you’re likely to see a few images of curtain bangs. While we’re firm believers that everyone should try whatever hairstyle their heart desires, certain hairstyles often pair better with certain face shapes than others. Curtain bangs look particularly beautiful on round faces and square faces. That’s because they can help to elongate the appearance of your face. (Here are 5 Hairstyles with Bangs to Update Your Look.)
While blunt bangs and wispy bangs can work with just about zero styling, think of curtain bangs as their high maintenance cousin. Since curtain bangs are parted in the middle, you will need to train your hair to maintain that shape. This means you’ll need to get comfortable with heat styling and products to help give them body and bounce.
To style your curtain bangs, get them wet, towel-dry them, and spritz with a leave-in conditioner or a tiny amount of hair serum. From there, use a round brush to blow-dry your bangs up and out from your face. Drying them this way will help give your curtain bangs some bounce. Once your curtain bangs are completely dry, part them down the middle or off to the side and spritz them with a hair spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray, to help keep them in place.
If you haven’t been convinced just yet to get curtain bangs, allow us to elaborate further on a few reasons why you might want to hop on the curtain bangs bandwagon.
Curtain bangs benefit #1: They can help disguise an uneven hairline. If your hairline isn’t straight across, a nice set of curtain bangs can hide that from view for a seriously stylish hairstyle.
Curtain bangs benefit #2: They can help make you look younger. Think about it: Bangs hide your forehead, so if you have any fine lines and wrinkles there that you’d like to hide, curtain bangs might be a great choice.
Curtain bangs benefit #3: They can help hide imperfections. The same way curtain bangs can help disguise fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead, they can also help conceal other skin imperfections on your forehead, like dark spots.
Now that you know all about curtain bangs, we’ve got a few more articles on bangs to share with you. Check out How to Style (and Trim Your Own Bangs), How to Style Micro Bangs, and The Skin Care Routine to Follow When You Have Bangs.