There are so many fringe styles to choose from, but we’ve always had a special place in our hearts for wispy bangs. Super-flattering and chic, it’s no surprise that this look continues to get major attention in the beauty world. While these bangs are seriously stylish, finding the right hairstyle to pair with them can be a bit tricky. Whether you want to embrace your edgy side or keep things practical, there is a hairstyle with wispy bangs calling your name. Follow along as we share the 15 wispy bang hairstyle ideas and explore who should rock this hairstyle trend.
SHOULD I GET WISPY BANGS?
First things first, it’s time to share who should rock wispy bangs! Are you on the fence about trying out this hairstyle and have found yourself asking Google, “Should I get wispy bangs?” The good news is, wispy bangs look amazing on everyone, no matter your hair type! See, wispy bangs are a softer variation of blunt bangs, which makes them easier to pull off. Wipsy bangs flaunt a mixture of short and long feathered strands that lay across your forehead, giving your strands a stylish flair. This style is a great way to step into the world of bangs.
HOW TO GET WISPY BANGS
Like we mentioned, wispy bangs are much softer than blunt bangs. More specifically, wispy bangs feature alternating shorter and longer pieces to achieve that wispy appearance we all love so much. When it comes to asking your stylist for wispy bangs, be sure to bring plenty of inspiration photos. Seriously, the more, the better! Explain that you want feathered, textured bangs that fall just past your eyebrows. Don’t worry—since they’re wispy, they won’t appear as if there’s a heavy curtain covering your brows!
HOW TO STYLE WISPY BANGS
Now it’s time for styling! While it’s easy to think that wispy bangs naturally call for tons of styling pointers, this ‘do is actually a laidback option that goes hand in hand with low maintenance hairstyles. That’s right! You can totally rock your wispy bangs as they are, or you can switch things up with a hair styling product or two. Keep reading to learn how to style your wispy bangs!
If you want texture…reach for the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Thickening Medium Hold Cream Paste. This hair pomade enhances your natural texture and provides a workable hold, all with a matte finish. Simply rub a dime-sized amount between your hands and work through your bangs.
If you want volume…reach for the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray. Designed to lift and give your hair a fuller appearance instantly, you’ll sport seriously stunning body with a few sprays. Simply spray your hair for all-over fullness. To amp up the volume, tease your strands with a rattail comb, and you’ll be all set.
12 HAIRSTYLES TO PAIR WITH WISPY BANGS
Ready to really show off the full effect of your wispy bangs? Below, we’re sharing 12 hairstyles that pair perfectly with wispy bangs for a stunning look.
1. HIGH PONYTAIL
Fancy a practical hairstyle that can take you from day to night with ease? The high ponytail will not disappoint. Simply gather your strands toward the center of your head and secure with a hair elastic. Fluff up your wispy bangs a bit, and you’re ready to take on your day.
2. LOOSE WAVES
Loose waves are already chic, and pairing them with wispy bangs will instantly take your style up a few notches. All you need is a touch of curl mousse, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse, to bring this look to life. Start by adding an egg-sized amount of mousse to damp hair, scrunch, and let air dry. Once fully dry, finger-comb your hair and add a touch of hair pomade to your bangs. Voila!
3. SUPER SLEEK
Can’t get enough of sleek, pin-straight strands? We don’t blame you! An excellent way to rock a sophisticated yet stylish look, this style reigns supreme for a good reason. Start by spritzing a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, all over your strands. Part your hair in inch-wide sections and flat iron your hair, then use volume spray on your bangs for a balanced look.
4. SIDE DUTCH BRAID
Nothing says classic styling like a side Dutch braid. Great for those who love to add a little weaving action into the mix, this braid style is perfect for days when you’re running errands or just looking to keep your strands off of your face. Not too skilled in the art of braiding? Head on over to our article, How to Dutch Braid Your Hair, for all the deets.
5. CLASSIC BOB
If you’re in the mood for a short hairstyle, feast your eyes on the classic bob. This style works wonders to frame your face and highlight your features for a stunning result. Not to mention, bobs look great styled straight or wavy, so the choice is yours!
6. ASYMMETRICAL BOB
Go bold with an asymmetrical bob with wispy bangs. Featuring longer length on one side, this style helps give your strands tons of body and movement, plus a touch of edge. Style your bangs with a slightly tousled effect to really knock this look out of the park.
Want to add a subtle change to your medium-length strands? You can call on the timeless lob hairstyle to fulfill your needs. A popular style among A-listers, this hairstyle boasts strands that barely graze your shoulders for a fresh and fun vibe. Keep your bangs nice and sleek for a refined finish.
8. SHAG CUT
If you love to turn heads with retro-inspired looks, the shag cut will surely rise to the occasion. With gorgeous messy layers and feathered detailing, this look complements wispy bangs perfectly. Get started by applying a small amount of hair putty, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty to your strands. Work it through your hair to enhance your layers. Feel free to add a dab to your bangs for a streamlined look.
9. MESSY TOP KNOT
Prefer to keep your strands stylishly tucked away? You can’t go wrong with giving the messy top knot a try. Start by gathering your strands into a ponytail. Divide the length of your ponytail into two sections and wrap each section around its base in opposite directions. Secure your strands with a few bobby pins, and leave your flyaways in place. Remember, the messier, the better! Let your wispy bangs do their thing, and you’re good to go.
10. HIGH BUN
Speaking of keeping your strands off of your face, the high bun is one of our favorite styles. Not to mention, it looks exceptionally beautiful when complemented by wispy bangs. Gather your strands, sans your bangs, toward the top of your head, and form a ponytail as you usually would. Wrap the length around the base of the ponytail to create a bun and secure with bobby pins.
11. FACE-FRAMING LAYERS
Layered hair, don’t care! Whether you’re working with short, medium, or long hair, face-framing layers will do your strands justice. Another style that looks gorgeous on everyone, this look is a great way to get a flirty and playful look. Simply add a healthy amount of curl mousse to your strands to highlight your layers. As for your bangs, keep them sleek for an eye-catching look.
12. TOUSLED HAIR
For anyone looking to spice up their mane with a sultry style, tousled hair checks all of the boxes. Best of all, it’s perfect if you only have a few minutes to style your hair. To get the look, spritz damp hair with a wave spray, then scrunch and let your hair air dry. Once dry, take a small amount of hair putty and work it through your mane, making sure to shape your strands in different directions. Feel free to add a bit of putty to your bangs too, for a tinge of edge. Finish up with a touch of hairspray, like the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Stain Hairspray, to perfect your hairstyle.
13. MESSY PONYTAIL
Want to wear your hair up? Smooth your locks into a messy ponytail—leaving your bangs hanging free, of course. Don’t worry about your pony being perfect, as a messy style will add all the more personality to your overall look. Need a step-by-step tutorial? Here’s How to Achieve an Effortless Messy Ponytail.
14. FISHTAIL BRAID
Perhaps you want to get a little more intricate with your hairstyle. Not a problem, a fishtail braid is another style that pairs beautifully with wispy bangs. Weave your strands, leaving your bangs out, and get ready for endless compliments!
15. HALF-UP TOP KNOT
If you want your hair partially out of your face, consider pulling it into a half-up hairstyle. Part your hair from ear to ear, and pull the section you just created into a top knot, then secure with a clear elastic. Easy, right?
Next up: Now that you know how to rock wispy bangs like a pro, why not conquer another trendy look? Head on over to our article, How to Style Micro Bangs, to bring this A-lister favorite to life.
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