If you’re on the hunt for a hairstyle that’s both chic and effortless, you’ve come to the right place. Curtain bangs paired with layers are taking the hair world by storm in 2023, and it’s easy to see why. Just take a peek at celebs like Margot Robbie, Zendaya, or Jennifer Lopez who’ve been rocking this look with absolute finesse.
In this style-packed article, we’ve rounded up 32 stunning examples of curtain bangs with layers that are guaranteed to inspire your next salon visit.
Layers make medium-length cuts more dynamic and versatile. Paired with the right bangs, they will enhance your overall look. “You can adapt the style, ‘playing’ with different lengths and placements to enhance your face even more,” explains Marina Costa from Bruno Ribeiro Concept.
Long curtain bangs are designed to frame the face and can create the illusion of volume, especially when they are cut in a way that complements the layers of the rest of the hair. “Our goal was a longer curtain bang with maximum fullness in her layers while still keeping delicate face-framing bits,” says Long Island & New York City haircut specialist Victoria.
For bouncy long layers and curtain bangs, use a round brush while blow-drying. Wrap hair around the brush and gently lift at the roots. Finish with a light hairspray for added volume, resulting in a lively and voluminous style.
Wispy shoulder-length layers, like these ones by Cervando Maldonado from LA salon Sally Hershberger, bring a soft and airy quality to your hair. They create a delicate look that makes your hairstyle appear light and breezy.
Have you ever wondered why stylists adore a combination of face-framing layers and curtain bangs? The answer is simple – they work together harmoniously to enhance your features. Case in point – this charming style by senior stylist Raul Araujo Jr at Privé Salon.
Long layers and curtain bangs are a dynamic duo! Long layers add texture and shape to your hairstyle, while curtain bangs balance your face shape. Together, they create a hairstyle that’s versatile and easy to style.
If you love that gradual color transition from darker roots to lighter ends, ask your colorist for an ombre on your long, layered hair. This technique creates a gorgeous gradient effect that accentuates the layered style beautifully.
If you want as much dimension added to your hairstyle as in this voluminous cut by HIRO OCHI, start with a personalized cut. Nothing plays up your facial features better than a cut that takes into account your face shape, skin tone, hair texture, and, last but not least, your lifestyle.
Tired of the same blunt cut for your straight hair? Ask your stylist for some layers to make it appear more dynamic and modern. And they are easy to style too! Start with a smoothing serum and use a flat iron to straighten your hair, and then finish with a shine serum for a polished, silky finish.
U-shape layers are all about a relaxed and natural vibe. They add softness and movement to your hair. To style, apply a lightweight product for texture, then use a flat iron to gently curl the ends, creating a soft, laid-back look.
Why not add flipped-up ends on a long layered cut for that youthful vibe of your look? They will create a bouncy, carefree feel, making your hair appear full of movement
A neat middle part will enhance the symmetry of your face and complement the curtain bangs’ framing effect. Grab a fine-tooth comb to part your locks right in the center and use a hair serum to smooth down any unwanted flyaways.
If you are after a hairstyle that effortlessly blends elegance with a touch of carefree allure, ask your stylist for this dazzling duo. At Painted Hair Society, they created this perfect example with locks catching the sunlight just right to reveal a sun-kissed balayage and those soft curtain bangs playfully grazing the cheeks.
Babylights on this bright blonde layered hairstyle add a subtle, natural-looking dimension. Gracefully flowing down the curtain bangs and right to the hair tips, they create soft, delicate highlights that boost the overall shine of your locks.
This sweet angelic look by LA-based stylist ryennesnow.hair features wispy layers that add delicate soft texture to your hair. They create a natural, easy-going vibe that’s perfect for a boho-chic or effortless everyday style.
This collarbone-skimming cut features lots of soft layers that add movement to your hairstyle. They can make your hair look fuller and give it a trendy look, creating a flattering frame for your face.
Melissa Conforti from VIVA Hair Studio in Las Vegas crafted these cute soft curtain bangs that beautifully complement seamless layering. They frame the face delicately while maintaining the overall softness and flow of the hairstyle, creating a balanced look.
If you love those soft curls, don’t skimp on a heat protectant. To achieve this look, use a large-barrel curling iron, wrapping sections of hair away from your face. Gently tousle the curls with your fingers for a cascading look.
Want a dose of instant sass and dimension added to your short hair? The internal layers, like the ones created by LA-based stylist HIRO OCHI, add texture, while curtain bangs frame your face beautifully.
This cute fluffy shoulder-length cut is full of airy volume thanks to razored layers. Lightly tease the layers for added texture and seal the deal with a flexible hold hairspray for that poofy finish.
For those of you who want some extra volume added to your long locks without sacrificing the length, we offer this stunning style by HIRO OCHI. With seamless layers and long, blended curtain bangs, it seems full of air and light.
Stylist Kasım Akdağ from Garage Hair Repair Studio managed to create a harmonious blend of feathered layers and curtain bangs in this style. They add an airy feel to the locks and offer a versatile look that’s easy to maintain.
To recreate this perky style, start with a heat protectant spray. Use a round brush while blow-drying for volume, then curl the ends slightly outward for a soft, bouncy finish.
The most flattering coloring technique for layered hair with curtain bangs often involves a combination of balayage and babylights. Balayage adds dimension to the layers, while babylights create soft, natural-looking highlights.
This trendy blonde shag with curtain bangs by YUKI is a total showstopper! The shaggy layers give your hair a textured feel, while those curtain bangs frame your face like a work of art.
This layered haircut is pure hair magic! BOSTANLI Hair Studio added a sombre twist to a rich brown base with some desert sand reflections. It’s like this hairstyle is catching the warmth of a sun-soaked desert day.
If you crave a softer, more natural look, go for rounded layers paired with long curtain bangs. They flatter a variety of face shapes and blend seamlessly, making it easier to style.
Ah, the ’90s layers! Think Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox in “Friends”. To give them a modern twist, opt for softer, face-framing layers instead of the super-defined ones. Add some texture with a texturizing spray and create loose waves to rock the best of both eras!
This doll-like layered hairstyle from Romanian Endorphin Lab features uniform, even-length layers that fall gently around the face. These layers create a sweet and innocent look, reminiscent of a porcelain doll.
A well-cut layered style allows you boundless freedom of styling. “Her desired goal was being able to put her hair up yet allowing her bangs to fall and shape her face a little more,” explained the stylist from a SANDYHALO salon.
Add a playful blend of texture and light to your hairstyle with sunlit blonde highlights and bountiful layers. Highlights create contrast and make the layers more noticeable.
Bright colors like red or copper add vibrancy and drama to layers and curtain bangs on medium hair. They create a striking contrast, making your hairstyle an eye-catching blend of bold and chic.
Curtain bangs with layers offer a blend of sophistication and ease that’s hard to resist. From the red carpet to everyday glam, this versatile trend is here to stay. There’s a curtain bangs and layers combo waiting just for you!
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