Ladies, we’ve all been there. You look in the mirror at your tired strands and think “Damn, I need to shake up my 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!
The Best Hairstyles with 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 complimentary. Here are some inspirational images to help you along the way.
#1: Dirty Blonde Curtain Fringe
Long, outgrown-looking fringe is one of the sharpest trends of the current season. This type of bangs would require some effort to maintain, so be prepared for regular salon appointments as well as spending some time to style it every morning.
#2: Soft Wispy Fringe
Shaggy layers and wispy bangs are everything you need to look feminine and delicate. A perfect shape for finer hair, this hairstyle would draw attention to your eyes and suit most of the face shapes.
#3: Medium Length Hair with Curtain Bangs
Wispy bangs are a great way to elevate your hairstyle without making a drastic change. Stick with your regular cut leaving the rest of your hair long and add some face framing with textured curtain bangs. Use a round brush and a hairdryer to blow dry your hair. Add some waves with a wide curling tong.
#4: Long Wavy Hair and Full Wispy Bangs
We know that a full fringe can look way too heavy and overwhelming. If you fancy cutting bangs, start with a finer, wispier layer of hair. Go for a more lightweight, textured shape for a modern, sassy look.
#5: Bob with Wispy Bangs
Long and heavily textured, these bangs are a fantastic detail accentuating the blunt blonde lob. Part your hair in the middle for a curtain bang look or sweep the fringe on one side. Use straighteners on the middle heat to create this immaculately sleek finish.
#6: See Through Wispy Bangs
Subtle, see-through bangs look edgy and give you a serious 90s’ vibe. This side-swept fringe shape gives your face some framing without visually chopping off the top part of your face. If you have a round face and it puts you off from having a fringe, try out this look.
#7: Blunt Bob and Textured Bangs
We are totally in love with this look. The cool combo of the heavy, blunt lines of the bob haircut and the airiness of the fringe is all about the contrast. Slightly shorter in the middle, those wispy bangs will make you look cute and innocent.
#8: Afro Wispy Bangs
Flaunt your naturally curly hair texture with a soft, wispy fringe look. Wavy and curly bangs are high on trend and it’s just the right time to get those now.
#9: 90’s Pixie Cut with Long Feathered Bangs
Slightly non-conformist, yet feminine and beautiful, this look oozes the 90’s mood. The middle part and long wispy fringe will give your face some framing and emphasize your cheekbones. This look is perfect for oval and round faces.
#10: Shag with Wispy Fringe
Ask your stylist to blend your full fringe with the rest of the hair by adding some layers. As a result, you’ll get a modern textured shag cut boasting plenty of body and movement. Add some waves for a going out look.
#11: Cool Wispy Bangs and Layered Cut
Be careful! Everything about this look can make you want to cut your hair like this. The combination of cool platinum tone, a shag haircut, and those A-line wispy bangs is totally dazzling.
#12: Long Bob with Blunt Wispy Bangs
This modern take on a classic, Vidal Sassoon inspired bob is an ultimate head-turner. Apparently, blunt fringe doesn’t have to be heavy. Go for medium density for a slightly see-through, soft bangs look.
#13: Long Hair and Wispy Bangs
Would you like to spice up your long hairstyle without making a dramatic change? Opt for soft bangs while keeping the same length. If even this subtle tweak is too risky for you, try a clip-in fringe – an easy, hassle-free option that doesn’t require any commitment.
#14: Delicate Wispy Bangs Look
Textured wispy bangs soften facial features and make an accent on the eyes. This versatile style suits most of the hair types and face shapes, it’s also the best bet for thin hair. Wear it natural or add some textured waves for a night out.
#15: Tassel Cut Bob and Wispy Bangs
A tassel bob is one of the sharpest trends of the current season. It features bluntly cut hair with slightly flipping out ends. Combine this cut with a thin, wispy fringe to freshen up your look.
#16: Block Color Wispy Bang Hair Idea
Soft, deeply textured bangs work as the finest accent to this combination of wine red and black colors. Would you be brave enough to rock this look?
#17: Wispy Full Fringe and Messy Waves
Everything in this hairstyle is about the effortlessness and subtle rebellion. Style the fringe using a round brush and a hairdryer, then plait the rest of your hair while it’s slightly wet – this will help to create those tousled waves.
#18: Mid Length Hair and Round Wispy Bangs
Whilst shoulder-length hair can seem boring, it’s a staple for many girls. Elevate your look with a round-shaped fringe. To style your bangs, use a large round brush and lift it up while drying; finish with a cool air blast to keep the right shape.
#19: Wispy Curtain Fringe
Wispy fringe and face-framing layers are certainly made to be worn together. Ask your stylist for a shag haircut to make an ultimate top look. Surprisingly, it won’t require too much effort to style, however, regular salon appointments are a must (please, never ever cut your own bangs!)
#20: Eye-Grazing Wispy Fringe
Though eye-grazing fringe is not the most practical style of bangs, it looks so chic and flattering that you know it’s worth the bother. Wear it with a side part and C-curled ends to finish off the look. Also, use some hairspray to keep all the strands in place.
#21: 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.
#22: 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.
#23: 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.
#24: 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.
#25: 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.
#26: 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!
#27: 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.
#28: 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.
#29: 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.
#30: 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.
#31: 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.
#32: 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.
#33: 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.
#34: 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.
#35: 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.
#36: 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!
#37: 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.
#38: 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.
#39: 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!
#40: 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.
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!