Fringe Benefits: Bangs Styles for Everyone and (Almost) Anyone

Bangs aren’t for everyone. That is unless you have the right stylist, and style and are ready for maintenance. They can be incredibly flattering for those seeking a face framing look and now even curly and wavy bangs are trending. If you are looking for an easy way to add a dash of flair to your hairstyle, bangs or a fringe are a fantastic way to transform your look without committing to a full-on haircut. Whether you're contemplating a fresh change or just curious, read on to discover the fringe that might be your next style statement.

1. The Classic Straight Across Bangs

Who It Suits: The classic straight-across bangs, often known as "baby bangs" or "blunt bangs," have a timeless appeal. They work perfectly for those with oval or heart-shaped faces to balance out features. They are also versatile enough to complement other face shapes. 

Styling Tips: Keep them trimmed just above the eyebrows for a neat look, and use a straightening iron for that sleek finish. Trim them regularly to maintain the clean line.

Celeb Inspiration: Zooey Deschanel is renowned for her classic blunt bangs.

Product Staple: AG Hair - Set it Straight, Straightening Lotion 

  1. Side-Swept Bangs

Who It Suits: Side-swept bangs are incredibly versatile and work well with nearly all face shapes. They are particularly flattering for those with round faces as they add angles and create an illusion of length.

Styling Tips: Create a dramatic side part and sweep the bangs to one side for a chic look. A little texturizing spray can add a playful bounce.

Celeb Inspiration: Emma Stone's side-swept bangs effortlessly enhance her features.

Product Staple: AG Hair - Tousled Texture Body & Shine Styling Spray 

  1. Wispy Bangs

Who It Suits: Wispy bangs are perfect for those with long faces, as they add softness and balance. They can also complement square faces by softening angular features.

Styling Tips: Wispy bangs are all about that natural, effortless look. Lightly tousle them with a bit of styling product for a carefree vibe.

Celeb Inspiration: Alexa Chung's wispy bangs give a carefree vibe.

Product Staple: Joico - Humidity Blocker

  1. Curtain Bangs

Who It Suits: Curtain bangs, also known as '70s bangs, are making a big comeback. They're great for heart-shaped and oval faces, as they frame the face beautifully.

Styling Tips: Create a center part and let the bangs fall naturally to either side of your face. A little volumizing spray can give them that coveted bounce.

Celeb Inspiration: Dakota Johnson's curtain bangs frame her face beautifully.

Product Staple: Kevin Murphy - Spray Body, Soft Hold Volumizer 

  1. Textured Bangs

Who It Suits: Textured bangs are perfect for adding an edgy, modern vibe to your look. They suit round faces by adding angles and work well for oval faces too.

Styling Tips: Textured bangs are all about embracing your natural texture. Use a matte texturizing product to create definition and depth.

Celeb Inspiration: Taylor Swift often rocks textured bangs, adding a playful twist to her style.

Product Staple: AG Hair - Sea Spray Beachy Wave Finish 


Maintaining your bangs is essential to keep them looking fresh. Regular trims, typically every four to six weeks, will prevent them from becoming unruly. Additionally, it is best to invest in high-quality hair products that suit your hair type to keep your bangs looking their best. While we love all of the products listed, your unique hair type might require a different product than these mainstream must-haves. Ask your Manzer stylist to help you choose the right product for your bangs. 

The beauty of bangs is that there's a style for everyone, regardless of your face shape or hair type. Whether you're leaning towards a classic look or craving a bit of adventure, consult your stylist and embark on your fringe journey.

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