20 Wispy Bangs to Completely Revamp Any Hairstyle

Ladies, we’ve all been there. You look in the mirror at your tired strands and think “Damn, I need to shake up my worn out hairstyle somehow!” Luckily for us all, there is a simple way to give yourself a new style without having to get a completely new cut. Wispy bangs aren’t a huge commitment but they will help you with a mini makeover. And, let’s be honest, sometimes, that’s all you need!

How to Choose the Right Wispy Bangs

Despite what you may have heard, there are types of wispy bangs that suit pretty much any person out there. Whether you have strong, bold facial features or even an angelic appearance, you can certainly find a fringe that is complementary. Here are some inspirational images to help you along the way.

#1: Ultra Short Baby Bangs

When you hear ‘a wispy fringe’, what comes to mind? You might think of an ultra feminine look with cascading hair and flicks. Think again. Cutting in short jagged bangs that sit straight across create a cool punky vibe.

#2: Sweeping Side Bangs

Long wispy side bangs frame smaller features perfectly, and so they may be the way forward for you. The type of fringe pictured here is actually perfect for heart shaped faces as it creates a cute, pixie like feel. Remember to feather the hair too.

Choppy Bob With Side Bangs

Instagram / @iamjaelroumain

#3: Long Curtains

If you have a big forehead, you could find that these bangs will fit you the most. Sweeping downward, the fringe is messy and doesn’t part evenly, but it’s even prettier like this. That means you get cool 90s grunge aesthetic with ease.

Medium Shag With Wispy Bangs

Instagram / @naturally_curla

#4: Good Girl’s Wispy Bangs

For those of you out there with thinner hair, the idea of a blunt fringe may be tempting. However, since you don’t have thick hair, you may struggle. Instead, a slightly parted thin and wispy fringe style will definitely work.

Medium Cut With Eye-Brow-Skimming

Instagram / @niani_b

#5: Edgy Asymmetrical Fringe

The straight wispy bangs trend has been in for quite some time, and we love it because it builds a dynamic look. It takes expressive features to pull this one off. Try chopping into the bangs a tad for a funky finish.

#6: Long and Choppy

A shag is a style that will never go out of fashion. There’s just no knocking it, but what fringe works here? Long wispy bangs to cover a big forehead and draw attention to the eyes!

Mid-Length Black Shag With Bangs

Instagram / @kiitana

#7: Chopped Pointed Bangs

When you choose a short haircut, you might think that your bang styles are limited, but that’s not so. Why not opt for some equally ‘out there’ short and choppy bangs? It’s a bold move, but the textured hair looks awesome.

Platinum Pixie With Short Bangs

Instagram / @yeyebynature

#8: Long Hair with Piecey Bangs

Thinking of rocking long layered hair? Complete with cropped jagged bangs. It’s a cool, contrasting look that you may enhance by ombre. Even if the color change is subtle, your hairstyle will look way more interesting than a solid color.

Long Hair With Short Choppy Bangs

Instagram / @misskenk

#9: Point Cut Arched Bangs

For a heart shaped face, you will want to go for a medium or even short haircut. Remember, you can pair the style with some cute bangs. A short, disconnected fringe with point cut ends can look simply wonderful.

#10: Light Eyebrow-Skimming Bangs

One of the major problems that many women have when they first get bangs is the fact that they can seem limp. Blowdry with a round brush to gain the volume you need and the right shape in an instant. It is a classic, office-ready hairstyle.

Mid-Length Layered Cut With Wispy Bangs

Instagram / @beautybysheri

#11: Long Thin Fringe

Here’s a lesson in how you can get front wispy bangs ever-so-right. In keeping your fringe quite long, you can afford for it not to be particularly full either. A casual style is ideal for pretty much any scenario as long as you keep it slick and styled.

Long Hair With Straight Bangs

Instagram / @ashleighgisele

#12: Delicate Wisps

Fancy adopting a more feminine vibe? Try some thin wisps that simply fall lightly over the forehead. Getting a wispy fringe right depends entirely on your face shape and its length. For long faces, this kind of bangs can be utterly flattering.

Medium To Long Cut With A Fringe

Instagram / @lachelletrends

#13: Uneven Arched Bangs

Long wavy hair is very in right now, and you can totally see why. It’s essentially a throwback to the 90s and will be best complemented by some straight bangs. To prevent the haircut from appearing too predictable, though, you should chop into the fringe and give it some edge.

Long Hair With Choppy Bangs

Instagram / @youngmedusas_

#14: Classic Swept Fringe

The wispy bangs round face trend won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. So, it might be time to get on board. Pairing such a fringe with a graduated bob cut or even a lob will work wonders. A truly powerful fringe – you can add some feathers to feminize it.

Bronde Balayage Bob With Bangs

Instagram / @iam.nubian

#15: Asymmetrical Chopped Fringe

Short hairstyles, such as the new-wave undercut pixie, are a good base for an asymmetrical style of bangs. Remember, everything about the haircut has to work in sync. Adding volume with textured pieces to the fringe means that you will have a striking look in no time.

Women's Short Undercut Haircut

Instagram / @naturalstylist_

#16: Crisp Straight Fringe

A light fringe is equally flattering for a square face and for an oval face. The key to rocking the trend is keeping the bangs in check and making the hair seem smooth and sleek. Define the ends of your V-cut layers with a light hold product. Snazzy!

Black Shag With A Wispy Fringe

Instagram / @hair_be_poppin

#17: Flat and Straight

In modern hairstyles straight wispy bangs can be paired with wavy or curly hair, since blending textures, lengths and colors is very popular right now. When you opt for textured wavy hair as a key style, you should complete it with something different, likes these straight bangs, to make it really stand out.

Long Wavy Hairstyle With Straight Bangs

Instagram / @iamkingtee

#18: Shattered Wispy Fringe

Here’s a fringe that takes little to no maintenance, which may well work for you. The side-swept style means that all you need to do is blow-dry the hair over to make a stylish trendy appearance. It works for straight choppy or curly hair. Don’t fret if the bangs part a little — that’s all part of the style.

Long Brown Balayage Hair With Bangs

Instagram / @shasadujour

#19: Chopped Baby Bangs

Baby bangs have been kind of a big deal for quite some time now. What you want to do here is keep them as wispy as possible, but don’t over-straighten it either. Any lady can pair it with a bob cut or even something longer with layers. It complements both!

Red Choppy Bob With Short Bangs

Instagram / @fauxlocsatlanta

#20: Peek-a-Boo Fringe

Thought extra long bangs had gone out of fashion? They are back! The sweeping side fringe fad is so good for long faces with high foreheads. Unlike wispy short bangs, you want the hair to go straight across the brow, even covering the eye.

Long Side Swept Bangs With Long Hair

Instagram / @melforddivashair

As you’ve seen in the images above, wispy bangs are a seriously versatile trend that can suit every lady. It’s all about figuring out what works best for you. Once you’ve found the wispy, choppy bangs that flatter you, you’ll love them. We promise!