20 Ways to Style Curtain Bangs for a Trendy Look

Curtain bangs are going to be the most sought-after trend of 2021. Not only do they frame the face, enhancing eyes and cheekbones, but they are also super easy to maintain.

In times when getting a trim may suddenly become a challenge, this benefit is sure heating women’s love for the hairstyle. Shall you cut some window bangs too? After you see 20 ideas on how to style curtain bangs for all hair lengths and types, you might want to.

How to Cut Curtain Bangs?

Let us first recall the distinctive features of the fringe. Curtain bangs are angled to the sides and part in the middle (think of curtains that are fastened to the sides).

To cut your own curtain bangs at home, take some hair from the crown, part it in the middle, and cut each side at a small diagonal angle. To rest on the safe side when getting DIY curtain bangs, first cut it longer than intended and gradually trim a bit more hair to reach the desired lengths.

Once you have given yourself curtain bangs, you can get down to its styling. It doesn’t demand much effort, but the result is going to surpass your expectations.

Curtain Bangs Before and After

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Styling Curtain Bangs

According to TikTok hair trends, the best way to style curtain bangs is with a round brush and a hair dryer. Put the brush on top and dry your bangs backward before letting it fall in place.


Another technique may be to use a flat iron. For this, you will need to take one side of your window bangs and use a flat iron to twist it away from your face. Another step may be just to enjoy the look. Of course, if you have wavy and curly hair type, you may simply push your curls to the sides to open up your forehead.

Check out 20 diverse hairstyles with curtain bangs for more ideas and inspiration.

#1: Curtain Bangs with Flipped Ends

A straight middle parting and longer flipped ends make this fringe an iconic sample of curtain bangs styling. Note what focus on the eyes it has managed to create!

Brown Curly Hair with a Fringe

Instagram / @swankyhairdesign

#2: Curtain Bangs on Straight Hair

Straight hair is quite low-maintenance, and you can grow it long and strong. The main disadvantage of straight hair is its monotonous look. For a change, add some beach waves and window bangs with curled edges.

Long Blonde Hairstyle with Beach Waves and Bangs

Instagram / @msnataliejean

#3: Window Bangs on Short Hair

Some short cuts look gorgeous with window bangs, especially if you add some unexpected color to your hair. How about cranberry bob with stylish bangs?

Pink Hair with Trendy Bangs

Instagram / @bescene

#4: Lob with a Curtain Fringe

Have you got a lob? Feel free to combine the cut with the framing bangs for a stunning look. Wash and go hairstyle has never looked more attractive.

Curly Lob with Bangs Parted in the Middle

Instagram / @fryeandthehair

#5: Curtain Bangs for Long Face

Some hairdressers believe that curtain fringes are meant for round faces and do not suit long-faced women. But look at this Instagram photo, and you will see how easily rules are broken! Highlights on the fringe draw attention away from the prolonged face.


#6: Wispy Curtain Bangs

Thin hair is not the reason to say no to curtain bangs. Some hairdressers use this kind of fringe to make thin hair look thicker, as the volume of the window bangs can give texture to your wispy strands. You don’t believe in it, do you? Then look at this example of hairdressers’ mastership.

#7: Long Curtain Bangs

How to change your hairstyle without cutting your long hair short? Cut long curtain bangs. Such a fringe changes the image dramatically with almost no commitment, as you can grab it into a ponytail or a messy bun if you want to.

Long Bangs and Balayage

Instagram / @hairby_belinda

#8: Curtain Bangs on Wavy Hair

Wavy hair lets you create a fresh-looking retro image that will still look ultra-modern thanks to curtain bangs.

Short Window Bands on Curly Hair

Instagram / @waxxamsterdam

#9: Long Pixie with Window Bangs

Short and long pixies speak of style; why not complement the cut with trendy bangs that gives fresh vibes to the ‘do?

Shaggy Pixie with Curtain Bangs

Instagram / @tashdollars

#10: Curtain Bangs for Round Face

Curtain bangs can work like magic, elongating a round face. For a head-turning image, add color to your strands. You can be creative and use the multicolor effect as it has been done here:

#11: Bangs That Frame the Face

Fringe with a pointed center that further frames the face at the sides looks extremely cute and sets the scene for the most beautiful facial features.

Wavy Hair with Bangs

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#12: The 70’s Bangs

The 70’s bangs look daring and free. But hairdressers worldwide choose this appealing retro style not only due to its teasy look. Curtain fringe of the 70’s matches most women, so you can rarely get it wrong.

Red Hair and Curtain Fringe

Instagram / @bescene

#13: Pixie Cut with Curtain Bangs

No matter how short your pixie is, there is always a place for trendy bangs matching the cut. Using products to define the edges makes the bangs even more beautiful.

Short Hairstyle with Bangs

Instagram / @carlycutsmyhair

#14: Soft Curtain Bangs

Wispy bangs look light and demand minimum maintenance. Curtain styling does away with the excessive softness of the look, making it more trendy too.

#15: Curtain Bangs with a Ponytail

Women love curtain bangs because they can hide some nasty baby hairs and can be styled as hair pieces with a high ponytail or a messy bun. A good hairstyle to wear, isn’t it?

Ponytail and Long Curtain Bangs

Instagram / @blondeyaegerbomb

#16: Hiding Protruding Cheekbones

Curtain haircut with feathered bangs not only looks feminine but also helps to improve some aspects of appearance, such as protruding cheekbones.

Hairstyle with Middle Parting and Long Bangs

Instagram / @salsalhair

#17: Curtain Bangs with a Side Part

As a rule, curtain bangs are divided strictly in the middle, but you can also modify it for a side parting. Here is an example:

Side Parting in Curtain Bangs

Instagram / @beautybymiabella

#18: Full Bangs Framed with Lowlights

The long perfectly-styled edges of the bangs make it stand out, and lowlights next to it create even more definition. An exquisite ‘do you will never miss in a crowd.


#19: Bardot Curtain Bangs

Today, the fashion of the ‘60s is extremely popular. Hair has been affected too, as curtain bangs trend is a comeback of the prominent Bardot bangs. Just see what the modern Bridget Bardot looks like.

Bangs Like Bridget Bardot Had

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#20: Short Curtain Bangs

There is no strict rule about how long or how short your curtain bangs should be. Pay attention to your features and face shape to highlight and conceal what you want. For example, cutting shorter bangs might help you hide a small forehead.

Curtain fringes are very attractive and low maintenance. There are lots of diverse variants how to style it, though. We hope we have managed to help you settle on your preferred one.

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