Blunt bangs may not be a new hair trend, but they certainly haven’t lost their top spot as one of the most fashionable haircuts. If you’re looking for a hairstyle that will make a statement, blunt bangs may just be the best option for you. With a cut so sharp, however, you’ll have to master a few styling techniques—and make a few tweaks to your hair care routine.
What Are Blunt Bangs?
Before we talk maintenance, let’s cover what blunt bangs are and what type of face they look best on. Blunt bangs are bangs that have a sharp, fluid cut. This means no wispy or feathered ends. They fall straight across your forehead.
As far as hair types go, a blunt fringe works best with hair that is naturally straight or thick. But what about face shape? If you have an oval face, you’re in luck—blunt bangs will look amazing on you! Those with round faces can also look great with a blunt fringe, but instead of opting for a straight-across cut, have your stylist create an arch—aka make your bangs curve upward slightly in the middle—to create the illusion of an elongated face.
How To Style Blunt Bangs?
Now that you know whether a haircut with blunt bangs is for you, let’s talk about how to style them. Of course, blunt bangs look amazing worn straight, but that isn’t the only option! Sleek and straight, natural and wavy and textured and messy – these are the most popular ways to style such bangs.
How To Maintain Blunt Bangs?
Aside from styling blunt bangs, it’s important to know how to take care of them. As far as bangs go, blunt bangs aren’t exactly the most low-maintenance option. Since this cut is sharp and precise, you’ll want to schedule regular haircuts at the salon to ensure you blunt bangs stay, well, blunt. When it comes to how often you should cut your hair, aim for about every three weeks, even if it’s just an appointment for your bangs!
Bangs also may start to look greasier faster than the rest of your hair. You can combat this with dry shampoo—a total lifesaver—or clip the rest of your hair up and carefully wash just your bangs when needed.