When you want to change your hairstyle, but don't want to get a radical new cut, long bangs are a great way to create the illusion of a brand new look. A fringe will change the way your existing hairstyle frames your face, showcasing your features in a completely different way. To help you decide which long bangs are right for you, we've handpicked ten gorgeous looks below.
1. Messy middle part
Long bangs can be parted wherever you want, and they look great with a disheveled middle part. If you have thick hair or slightly wavy locks, this kind of fringe is seriously worth considering!
Add texture by tousling your bangs with a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum on your fingertips.
2. Twisted bangs
If you prefer to air dry your hair, twisted bangs are ideal. They have a soft, pretty texture which makes them universally flattering.
After towel drying, apply Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and comb your bangs. Split them in the middle, twist them out to the sides and leave them to dry. Once dried, you can arrange them with your hands.
3. Wavy bangs
Longer bangs work really well for naturally textured hair because there's more room for the waves and curls. They look great with a soft, natural finish or a subtly separated, piecey look.
Apply Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Curl Taming Cream to damp hair before drying. This will eliminate frizz and flyaways while your mane dries.
4. Wavy side parted bangs
Another great option for air drying, this fringe creates a natural finish with plenty of movement. It looks great with a glossy finish, and the bangs are long enough to pin back or to the side whenever you need to.
Add shine and tame flyaways with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray.
5. Peekaboo bangs
For a sultry look, peekaboo bangs are the way to go. They fall right above the eye, creating a cute yet mysterious vibe.
Mist your hair with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray to eliminate frizz and protect your hair from any humidity in the air.
6. Straight, blunt bangs
Blunt bangs are classic at any length. When styled sleek and straight, they look polished and pulled together, whatever the occasion.
Protect your hair with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray before straightening.
7. Piecey bangs
To add texture to straight hair, or to give your style a slight grunge feel, a piecey finish is just what you need. With some deliberate strand separation, these bangs are effortlessly cool.
Create a piecey look by twisting individual pieces of hair with a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum on your fingertips.
8. Sleek side parted bangs
Try smooth side parted bangs for a sleek, angular finish. The clean lines create a defined frame for your face, drawing attention to the eyes and cheekbones.
Tame any flyaways that spring up by spritzing an old toothbrush with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray and running it over the unwanted wisps.
9. Thick, long bangs
A thick fringe that falls slightly below eye level draws attention to the middle of the face, creating a soft, face framing effect. You can air dry it for added texture, or wear it sleek, it's totally up to you!
Get a flyaway-free finish with a blowout by applying Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream to damp hair before styling.
10. Feathery ends
If you like the idea of thick bangs, but aren't so keen on a blunt cut, try feathery ends instead. It's a slightly softer look and it isn't quite as hard to maintain.
When blow-drying, use a round brush to blow your bangs out to one side, then the other, then straight down for a straight finish.