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22 Rad And Bold Curly Hairstyles With Bangs
Curly hair doesn’t mean you can’t wear bangs. In fact, there are so many different ways to wear bangs with curly hair, and all of them are absolutely pretty and cool. Think Stevie Nicks, Dilone, and Georgia May Jagger. But the cut will change your styling process. So in order to understand everything you need to know post-chop, we’ve gathered some expert-approved styles of curly hair with bangs and some tips to wear curly bangs.
Bangs Are Transformative
By nature, bangs have a dramatic impact on your facial features and proportions. It’s only natural that a fringe haircut would have transformative effects. Depending on where you cut fringe, you can use bangs to accentuate or draw attention to your desired features or make your look stronger or softer. There are many different types of bangs and shapes, and you are sure to find something proper.
a close-cropped pixie cut with short, curly bangs that cascade across the forehead in layers from shortest to longest looks so flirty and youthful
a mid-length shag is ideal for a curly texture with slightly longer bangs that graze the eyebrows
a super short pixie with piece-y spiral fringe is edgy and fun - you will have to schedule your trim every four to six weeks
Alia Shawkat's Betty Boop bangs require minimal styling and look so cute with a simple oversized bow tied around the crown
Channel the early '00s with a more modern take on straight bangs paired with a curly base
Extra Volume And Texture Are A Given
From topknots to pigtail braids, extra “bits,” the layers around the face, are a game changer for updos. The extra volume and texture go a long way—especially for curls—and just make everything look more interesting. Another bonus: it almost has a facelift-like effect.
Janelle Monae's fluffy waves have a vintage pin curl effect, there are soft waves rippling over her forehead, and the round, cloud-like shape the hair takes as it moves out from her head.
Juno Temple's full head of curls with choppy bangs has loads of texture, use a curl refreshing spray to keep your bangs in shape between washes
Kat Graham's cute, razored fringe with long ombré waves is a fun, modern take on the straight bangs, curly body contrast
Kerry Washington's micro-curls look so good with bangs, this is a wild and natural hairstyle to rock
Lily Collins' windswept bangs almost seem like a fruitful style accident, but truthfully a lot of effort likely went into getting them to look that way
A Fringe Is A Ready-Made Style Statement
Much like bleaching your hair platinum blonde or dyeing it a neon fantasy color, a fringe, whether blunt or a bit softer, is a style statement in and of itself. As long as you’re taking proper care of your bangs, they’re enhancing your overall look and making you appear more put together. Whether it’s short bangs, long bangs, curved bangs, rounded bangs, or layered bangs, it’s all about finding what works for you.
Natasha Lyonne is pretty much always sporting signature big curls and wavy fringe, with a defined curl pattern that isn't too heavy for the face
Rihanna's wet-look bob features a few shorter pieces that hit around the apples of her cheeks, adding dimension to a mostly single-length cut
Rita Ora's lifted roots and dramatically curled side bangs have an old Hollywood starlet vibe
short, choppy layers like Sarah Hyland has here can create the illusion of a side-bang, without the effort involved in styling
side-swept bangs, like Sandra Oh is rocking here, are a bit easier to manage than the kind that cuts straight across
High Maintenance, High Reward
Due to absorbing more oil and sweat from the face, bangs get greasier faster, which means that you have to shampoo and reset more often—especially if you have curlier hair. And of course, you have to commit to regular bang trims every couple of weeks. But in the end it’s worth it because as long as you put in the work to keep your bangs on point, your style is paying dividends. These are all the tips we wanted to share, and we hope that if you are a happy owner of naturally curly hair, you will find your inspiration here!
Storm Reid's curly faux-hawk is such a unique way to style medium-length or long curls, the choppy fringed pieces at the front create a longer bang that falls just past her eyebrows
the center part is trending, for good reason and, as Tessa Thompson shows us, it can absolutely work for curly hair as well as straight
these bangs have a slight wave to them that mirrors the loose curls cascading past her shoulders, and sun-kissed balayage adds even more vacation vibes
wispy blonde ringlets and lifted roots give Jasmine Sanders a cool, choppy appearance, add some grit to your curls with a texturing spray
wispy little curls frame the very top of her forehead while the rest of her curls are piled up in a choppy updo
Yara Shahidi's baby bangs and curly lob are so trendy, yet timeless, be prepared to finesse such bangs
Zendaya's full head of spiraling ringlets is accented with equally curly bangs, you may always cut them a little shorter