If you’re wary of getting full bangs or cutting your hair short but still want to change up your look, then curtain bangs are a pretty great option. The face-framing cut is undeniably flattering for a number of face shapes because it helps sculpt your cheekbones and jaw. Have we mentioned that it’s also very flattering?
Curtain bangs also come in a myriad of styles and lengths, and the perfect cut to get is dependent on your face shape. But to play it safe, a wispy fringe is the way to go. Something subtle actually amounts to a lot when you’re talking about hair. Soft layers here and there could transform your tresses and make it look healthier, thicker, or even more textured. The beauty also of wispy curtain bangs is that you can easily tuck it away behind your ear or sweep it to the side if you’re not in the mood. Talk about versatile!
To jump start your search for pegs, we’ve rounded up some of the prettiest cuts with curtain bangs you can start saving for your next salon visit!
10 Flattering Long Haircuts with Wispy Curtain Bangs
1. Lob with Brow-Length Curtain bangs
If you’re sporting a lob and want more a face-framing style, opt for curtain bangs that you can style over your forehead or on the side! This is the perfect ‘do if you’ve got a long face or prominent forehead.
2. Wavy Chest-Length Hair with Curtain Bangs
Curtain bangs that fall by your cheek create an instantly sculpted look. The length helps slim down your jawline for a more diamond-like face shape.
3. Chest Length Hair with Jaw-Length Curtain Bangs
This is the perfect style to get if you’re the type to tie your hair up in a bun but would like some strands hanging loose. Again, this type of fringe really helps make your cheeks appear smaller and more chiseled if they’re naturally round. We advise you to get this cut if you’re not ready to commit to obvious bangs.
4. Lob with Cheek-Length Curtain Bangs
This style maybe one of the subtlest fringes you can get! If you’d like to keep your blunt lob but are open for a slight change to update your look, opt for wispy fringes that fall on the sides of your cheek. This will frame your features better without needing to cut too many layers off your tresses.
5. Chest Length Hair with Chin-Length Curtain Bangs
They’re still considered curtain bangs despite it being lengthy! Girls with wide faces should definitely try this style to soften prominent cheeks or jawline. This is also a cut that looks great when blow-dried with volume and with a subtle curl. It’s definitely reminiscent of the ‘70s too, if you’re eyeing a look that’s a little retro.
6. Soft-Layered Hair with Jaw-Length Curtain Bangs
Keep your hair long and sleek with light layers. You’d only want the edges of your ‘do to have texture and not your full head. The curtain bangs then open up your facial features for a cool but feminine look.
7. Curly Chest-Length Hair with Cheek-Length Curtain Bangs
Planning to get a perm? Then have your stylist snip a pair of wispy bangs, too! This is a great way to enhance your look so you can style your new wavy locks even when tied into a ponytail or bun. Pull out your bangs whenever you have your hair up for some dainty texture!
8. Textured Layers with Brow-Length Curtain Bangs
If you’d like a cut that will enhance your hair volume, a beautifully layered hairstyle will give you the texture your hair needs. Consider this if you have thin or limp hair since it’ll make your tresses look healthy and thick. Add a subtle fringe that you can style over your forehead or to the side for a more youthful look.
9. Waist-Length Layered Hair with Cheek-Length Curtain Bangs
So you want to keep your hair long; then may we suggest some subtle layers to spruce up your ‘do? You can always add a bit of light texture to your hair—in this case, a very airy fringe that only slightly touches your cheek! The effect is very feminine and oh-so delicate.
10. Waist-Length Soft Layers with Chin-Length Curtain Bangs
Prefer your hair to look sleek rather than volumized? This cut is a great option that still features a bit of layers! The curtain bangs are also really subtle and could very well be tied back if needed! The fringe length is strategically meant to hide your jaw if you find it too wide. It’ll also help create more of a sculpted face shape if you have round cheeks, too!