There comes the point in every woman's life where she asks herself, should I get curtain bangs? Would I look good? And we’re here to tell you, the answer is, ‘yeah, baby!’ Unlike micro fringes or super-heavy bangs, pretty much anyone can pull off this hairstyle – and it’s an easy way to switch up your look without losing all your length.
A signature style of the 70s, curtain bangs are back in a big way. Cute, versatile and just the right amount of flirty, they’re perfect for all face shapes and sizes. From Zooey Deschanel's signature look to Camila Cabello's wispy side bangs, the celebrity bang-spiration is everywhere, and we can't help but be obsessed!
So, if you’re after some fringe benefits, read on. We’ll explain all the dos and don’ts of this hot hairstyle to ensure your new bangs are always, well, bangin’.
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What are Curtain Bangs?
Made famous by iconic actresses like Farrah Fawcett and Goldie Hawn, curtain bangs stepped into the spotlight in the 60s and 70s. Getting their cute name because they basically act like curtains around your face.
They frame the face on both sides in an inverted "V" shape, like a curtain to a window. To achieve curtain bangs, a hairstylist gradually cuts with scissors angled down, leaving the hair closer to the cheekbone longer.
Who Should Wear Curtain Bangs?
Everyone! Whether you have straight, wavy, curly, long, or short hair, curtain bangs look the business on everyone. And if you have a love-hate relationship with your forehead or hairline, curtain bangs are a perfect solution. While covering up your hairline, the soft, swoopy style also helps elongate your facial features.
Has looking at your favourite celebrities and influencers rocking their curtain bangs made you decide to take the plunge? We hope so!
You’ll be pleased to know that once you’ve tousled with the scissors, this fringe is fairly easy-peasy to maintain. But you do still need a few tricks up your sleeve. So keep reading for a definitive list of the dos and don’ts of curtain bangs!
Curtain Bang Dos
- Ask your stylist which style and length of curtain bang best suits your face and hair type before cutting them.
- Know that bangs always look better when they’re healthy and glossy. To avoid breakage and damage, use products like our Super Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner or Silky Hair Set to strengthen those hair fibres.
- As every bang-owner knows, these babies grow fast. So you’ll need to trim as often as every five to six weeks to keep them looking their best.
- Style them however you like, but you may have to re-train your hair to fall exactly where you want. Blowdrying to the side and curling the ends helps!
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Curtain Bang Don’ts
- Don’t DIY your curtain bangs – trust us, your hairdresser has your back!
- Don’t be scared of the round brush as it’ll be your BFF while blowdrying your new bangs. Use it vertically to wrap hair away from your face as you dry.
- We know it’s tempting, but avoid styling with heated tools every day. Your bangs are a small part of your hair that will fry easier, so steer clear of flat irons now and then.
- Don’t get curtain bangs if you’re not prepared for a little daily upkeep. (But we promise they’ll be worth the extra five minutes in your morning routine!)
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Bangs are back and bigger than ever. So quit bookmarking banging posts on Instagram and go for it! When you finally make that leap, be sure to make an appointment with your stylist, who will happily walk you through the process.
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Edited by: Pip Jarvis and Iris