When you want to change your hairstyle without necessarily cutting your hair, bangs can be a great option to get a brand new look! Bangs look super cool and can be trimmed in many ways to suit your face shape and draw attention to your gorgeous facial features. They can make a long face appear less elongated, frame your cheeks to make a round face appear less wider and even make your usual hairstyle look interesting and fun. Most importantly, they takes years off your face and make you look younger!
Let's take a look at some of the most popular hairstyles with bangs that will give you an instant style upgrade and make you look on trend too!
1. Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs
If you have a pixie haircut, you can make it look a little more edgy by styling it with side-swept bangs. The face-framing hair will sweep over your forehead beautifully to create a cool look and help to draw attention to the eyes. This hairstyle is ideal for women with straight to wavy hair and long face shapes. It requires minimum maintenance and can be sported anywhere!
To style your fringe when you have a pixie cut, just take some deconstructing gum on your fingertips and rub it on the wispy hair sections of your bangs, giving them both definition and direction as you go!
2. Blunt Bob with Bangs
While bobs are majorly on trend and almost everyone is sporting them, what can you do to make your hairstyle stand out in the crowd? Wear it with bangs, of course! Pair a blunt bob with blunt bangs and you have a hot new hairstyle!
Remember Uma Thurman's iconic hairstyle in Pulp Fiction? Well, there's no reason why you can't replicate the style too! Blunt bob with bangs work best with straight hair. Before styling your tresses, work in a small quantity of strand-smoother serum spray through your strands to lend them a soft, iridescent polish and extra smooth texture.
Also remember, in order to not just sport but also rock this short hairstyle, your bangs must be pin-straight and look perfect at all times. An easy way to achieve this is to spritz some strong hold hairspray over your fringe after flat-ironing it, so that the forelock stays put throughout the day!
3. Long Bob with Bangs
If you are growing your bob out, a great way prevent it from looking out of style is to pair it with a fringe. Long bobs look quite good with bangs and together frame the face beautifully, which is why this long bob-bangs combo is perfect for round face shapes.
The best thing about this hairstyle is that you need not have poker straight hair to sport it; wear your wavy or curly lob with bangs to look stylish and feel gorgeous.
There are many ways to style your lob. Work in some tousle waves hairspray to define the naturally wavy texture of your hair or make some loose curls to lend your hairstyle some pretty curves. No matter how you wear your long bob with bangs, you're sure to look awesome!
4. Shoulder-length Hairstyle with Middle-Parted Bangs
If you're growing out your long bob and want to look different without sacrificing the length of your hair, bangs would fit your bill perfectly! Go for medium-length bangs or an eyebrow-skimming fringe to break up the visual monotony of your loose hairstyle and give it a quick and stylish upgrade.
Wear your shoulder-length hair brushed back or side-swept; however, to add an interesting touch to your hairstyle, part your bangs in the middle and expose a tiny bit of your forehead; doing this will also make your face look longer by guiding the eyes vertically.
5. Ponytail with Bangs
Ponytails are one of the most versatile hairstyles of all time. They look good on everyone and can be styled in a variety of ways too! Pair a pony with bangs and you've got yourself a sweet, new look!
There are so many types of ponytails that you can pull off with bangs – side-swept ponies, sleek ponies, messy ponies, tousled ponies, high ponies or even half ponies! Depending on the look that you're after, you can flat-iron your bangs, wear them au naturel or sweep them to the side to create a glamorous side-swept style.
6. Tousled Hair with Bangs
One of the easiest ways to make your fine hair look thicker and your mane more voluminous is to go for tousled hair with bangs. The added texture lends dimension and movement to your hair and makes your flat hairstyle bouncy and vivacious! At the same time, a fringe creates a slightly heavier visual impression around your forehead, making it seem that you have a lot of thick hair to play with.
To add a tousled texture to your hair, spritz your tresses with some tousle waves hairspray and scrunch them with your fingers to achieve a ruffled finish. You can use some deconstructing gum on your fringe; the product will not only lend a nice hold to the strands but will also make them easy to style. Don't want your tousled hairstyle to fizzle out? Just mist your hair with some hairspray and set it for longer wear!
7. Updos with Bangs
Asymmetrical bangs or rounded bangs go super well with high and low buns and chignons and add a touch of romance to the updos. Get a thick, choppy fringe that sits boldy on your forehead and creates a dramatic look or opt for a feathery fringe that is light and wispy and amps up your feminine charm. Whichever style of bangs you choose, make sure it goes with your face shape and is easy to manage.
8. Braided Hairstyles with Bangs
Both braided hairstyles and bangs are in vogue this season, as seen during the recent Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016. Braided hairstyles with bangs make for the ultimate cool girl look with a hint of boho chic! The good thing about this combo is that it is super easy to create, adds a little variation to your hair texture and can be sported everywhere – whether to work, a party, the movies or running errands for that matter!
Give your regular braided hairstyle a chic makeover; pair your bangs with a regular braid, a side braid, a sleek power braid, a chunky Fishtail braid, a braided crown or even a headband – there are countless variations to try, depending on your hair length and texture.
9. French Twist with Convertible Bangs
If you are looking for a classic hairstyle that will get you plenty of attention, a French twist with convertible bangs would be right up your alley! The smooth and polished finish of the French twist poses an interesting contrast to the choppy but sculpted texture of the bangs, giving you a hairstyle that oozes glamor and fun.
While wavy and curly bangs are best-suited for this combo, make sure that your fringe has good volume for the textured effect to show. Wear your bangs in a sleek side sweep or roll it up to make a quiff – no matter which style you choose to go with, rest assured that you'll look awesome!
10. Top Knot with Bangs
Take your top knot game to the next level by pairing it with bangs! Curved bangs look awesome with top knots and flatter every face shape. The longer pieces on the sides contour the cheeks beautifully while the curvy wisps lend a soft appeal to the face. Since these bangs are slightly longer, you can also brush them back and convert them into a quiff when you're not in the mood to flaunt a fringe!
Pair your bangs with a messy top knot and you'll make heads turn wherever you go!