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If you’ve ever thought about getting bangs, wispy bangs are probably what you were leaning toward. This light, feathery option is less intimidating than the blunt, straight-across style most people associate with bangs. Wispy bangs are a soft alternative if you’re interested in making the chop. Of course, as with any drastic hair change, you probably want to know about all things wispy bang-related, including how to ask for this haircut so you can get the perfect wispy fringe you’ve been eyeing up on Pinterest. Lucky for you, we have you covered! Below, we’re sharing how to get wispy bangs, as well as six of our favorite hairstyles to pair with them.
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!
Fortunately, wispy bangs aren’t too difficult to style, as they’re meant to have a laidback, carefree appearance. One of our favorite ways to style them is with a bit of hair pomade or paste. Starting with damp hair, blow-dry your bangs in a downward direction. This will ensure they’re smooth and sleek. Then take a small about of the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Thickening Medium Hold Cream Paste, rub it between your palms, and work it through your bangs, gently tousling. This paste will give your bangs natural-looking texture, workable all-day hold, and a matte finish.
It’s safe to say we’re a bit obsessed with wispy bangs, and at this point, you probably are, too! This bang style pairs perfectly with a range of hairstyles, six of which we’re naming below.
Loose, effortless waves paired with carefree wispy bangs? Yes, please! This combo is a match made in hair heaven. Style your bangs as you normally would (circle back to the above) and curl your hair with a wide-barrel curling iron. After your strands are curled, comb through them with your fingers to create voluminous, loose waves.
Want to wear your hair up? Smooth your locks into a messy ponytail—leaving your bangs to hang 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.
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 sans bangs, and get ready for endless compliments!
If you want your hair partially out of your face, consider pulling it into a half-up hairstyle. Leave your wispy bangs hanging free, then part your hair from ear to ear. Bring this top section into a top knot and secure with a clear elastic. Easy, right?
Want a sophisticated, put-together ‘do? Pair your wispy bangs with sleek, straight strands. First, spritz on a heat protectant, then use a flat iron to straighten your hair to perfection. Leave your bangs slightly tousled (with the help of your pomade) to complete the look.
Whether you’re running errands or heading to class, wispy bangs add an extra cute touch to the classic messy bun. You know what to do: Gather your strands, twist them into a bun, and secure with a clear elastic. No need to stress over perfection here—just make sure to leave your wispy bangs hanging front and center!
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