Changes help to shake things up and find our iconic looks. Alas, our hair experiments are not always a success and impulsive cutting may end with the long and awkward period of growing out your bangs again.
Whether you want to get a rest from your bangs for a day or two, regret cutting one, or just cannot find time for the much-needed trim, there are 20 hairstyles for growing out bangs that will help you hide your fringe and get it away from your face for a while.
How to Grow Out Bangs
What to do with bangs that are growing out? First of all, don’t forget that your bangs need regular trims – this will make you lose just a bit of length, but your hair will grow faster, speeding up the growing out process.
It is difficult to tell how long it will take to grow out your bangs, as the starting point matters most here. Needless to say, short bangs are the most difficult to grow. On the other hand, curtain bangs, which are all the rage now, look good at every stage of the process and gradually transform into face-framing pieces.
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Either way, you might want to keep your bangs off your face during the transitions. In fact, there are some amazing ways to style bangs in a way no one will ever suspect you have one! Try these ideas to hide the outgrown bangs that have lost their shape and keep your hair away from your eyes until you pass the awkward length. Also, feel free to use the hairstyles to try on a bangs-free look for a change.
#1: Dutch Braid
These cute Dutch braids can start at your hairline and conceal the truth of having bangs. So here is the 1st rule for you: if you dream about hiding your wily fringe, master the art of braiding. Make your braids tight or lush, depending on your mood and outfit.
#2: The Coco Braid
Here’s an ingenious plan to hide the blunt bangs and open your face, imitating a headband. Braid your hair like this, and you’ll fall in love with all the comfort and loveliness. Plus one to the list of your favorite hairstyles, especially if your soul strives for beautiful transformations. Here’s an ingenious plan to hide the bangs and open your face, imitating a headband.
#3: Middle Part and Natural Bouffant
Sometimes you just need to see your boring bangs in a new light to diversify the whole styling routine. Try to divide it in the middle into two sections and make an easy bouffant with the help of a rattail comb. Fix the result using any firm-hold hair spray.
#4: Ear Cuff
Growing out bangs becomes easier when you can already tuck behind the ear. But what if you don’t like having to tuck it again and again? Hide your fringe by imitating an ear cuff – an extra fashionable accessory. Just braid both sections of your bangs and attach them above your ears with some invisible bobby pins. Optionally, you can pierce these braids using special little rings or pendants.
#5: Pin-Up Style
When you grow out bangs, do not ignore the rest of the hair and various hair accessories that can help you to wake up your inner stylist and create such a lovely pin-up hairdo. Pay attention to bright and catchy pieces which are highly popular this season: headbands, clips, etc.
#6: Ninja Bun
Buns can keep your hair together, including those disobedient bangs, on the top of the head. Moreover, such topknots look amazing as casual and evening hairstyles. Add a few artificial strands of any color to create a more futuristic and interesting updo.
#7: Braided Topknot
As we’ve already mentioned, braiding is the best way to hide your bangs, and this cute braided half-up bun is a perfect hairstyle for achieving the bold forehead and a completely new chic look. Look awesome and stop worrying about your growing fringe.
#8: Deep Side Parting
This hairstyle seems to be created especially for you and your annoying bangs. A deep side part allows to connect the fringe with the rest of your hair. Use a round brush to blow dry the bangs and set hair to one side. Such a sexy and classy hairstyle is perfect for parties when you want to try on new hair ideas without worrying about bangs.
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#9: Two Little Buns
A half updo can also hide the fringe and make you look extra stylish and modern. Divide your hair into two sections and make these cute braided buns small, almost childish in size. Little braids will help you hold the bangs more effectively, they’re not necessary though.
#10: Bobby Pins
If you need to get rid of bangs, a simple bobby pin of any color and size can be a solution. Choose accessories paying attention to their functionality: a booby pin should hold on tight without leaving traces. By the way, a bobby pin can do more than you think, and here is proof.
#11: Curly Mohawk
Your bangs can successfully become a part of this cute curly mohawk. Form this hairstyle however you like with the help of bobby pins or a banana clip, modeling paste, and finishing hairspray. Thus, you can blend your bang and leave separate curly strands falling down, without hiding them completely, to look sexy as never.
#12: Halo Braid
This romantic hairstyle can look casual or festive, depending on the outfit of the beauty wearing it. The Halo Braid is popular among the top hair stylists and girls who want to style their growing bangs in the most stylish ways. Actually, you can watch a tutorial and implement this braided halo at home.
#13: Fancy Baby Hairs
The idea of braids and tendrils is quite brave and flashy, which makes it perfect for parties and street fashion experiences. Wear messy braids or another appropriate “background” to complete the cute and bold solution for baby hairs.
Wearing a headband is the most obvious way to hide the bangs, so you should stick to some pieces you really like to make your life easier. Buy a couple of casual basic headbands for everyday use and more festive accessories to wear for special occasions. The best part is that this style works no matter what length of your bangs or the texture of your hair is.
#15: Bangs Up!
If your hair is short, but you still need to open your face and change the hairstyle you got bored with, try to make a brave pompadour using firm-hold hairspray or styling moose. Voluminous bangs look much more interesting and stylish.
#16: Brushed Back Hair
With the help of the right gel and spray, you can secure your bangs straight back and forget about them at least for one night. Moreover, all celebrities have already tried on classy sleek hairstyles. It turns out that high fashion can sometimes be useful and functional!
Also you can lift your bangs and make a little puff that looks very glamorous and chic. Actually, you can wear this hairstyle every day waiting your fringe to grow out again. Use simple clips of the same color as your hair or little hair jewelry pieces.
#18: Head Wrap
Here’s one more cool idea to hide your bangs. You can choose any headpiece you like or even wear different wraps every day to emphasize your creativity and individual sense of style. The success secret here is to pair head wraps with your clothes properly.
#19: Super High Pony
High ponytails also perfectly solve the problem of growing out your bangs. And these little braids can make any simple pony look cuter and more stylish. The hairstyle is suitable for many hair lengths and can be done with extensions, so you should surely keep it in the back pocket.
#20: Messy Twists
If your bangs are long enough for such manipulations, twist them away from your forehead and blend them with side strands to create this perfect messy hairstyle. It looks very romantic and suitable for literally any occasion. Curl your ends to create a more complete image.
The process of growing out your bangs is a tricky business. The longer they grow, the less you know what to do. But this can be turned into motivation to wake up your inner hair stylist. Anyway, stay cool!