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How to Style Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs have been a hot trend in the hair fashion world not just now but since the 1960s, offering a chic, versatile look that can complement various face shapes creating a more balanced face.

Whether you’re new to curtain bangs or looking to perfect your styling technique, this guide will provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to achieve stunning looks with your bangs. With just a few cuts, increased texture and volume can be achieved with this hairstyle, showcasing why it’s so popular.

Why Are Curtain Bangs So Popular?

Curtain bangs are a fringe that frames your face perfectly, usually place in the middle parting. Their popularity has surged due to their versatility and ability to enhance all face shapes:

Oval shaped faces: This shape can pull off any curtain bang style due to being so versatile
Round shaped faces: You may opt for longer curtain bangs to elongate the face.
Squared shaped faces: Best suit soft, wispy bangs to soften angular features.
Heart shaped faces: A more balanced wider forehead and narrower chin can be achieved.

Take a moment to figure out what face shape you have to achieve the best look for you!

Curtain bangs are versatile and can be styled to suit any mood, occasion, or face shape, complementing most hair lengths and types, even curly hair curtain bangs can be achieved! Typically worn centre-parted for balance, side-parting curtain bangs are also an option. However, if you prefer not to have hair on your face, this is an important factor to consider before committing to curtain bangs.

If you decide to embrace this trend, there are numerous daily styling options to explore. For instance, you can incorporate curtain bangs into a ponytail for a sleek, polished look that showcases your new hairstyle. Have layers? Combining layered hair with curtain bangs is becoming increasingly chic and popular!

Preparation For Styling Curtain Bangs

Before diving into the styling process, gather the necessary tools and ensure your hair is clean and dry.

Tools Needed for Styling Curtain Bangs:

  • Hairdryer
  • Round brush
  • Flat iron
  • Curling iron
  • Hair clipsStyling products: heat protectant, texturising spray, hair spray

Starting with clean, dry hair is crucial for achieving the best results. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner suitable for your hair type, and let your hair air dry slightly before using heat tools to minimise damage.

Step-by-Step Guide to Basic Styling


Section Your Hair: Use hair clips to section off your bangs from the rest of your hair.
Apply Heat Protectant: Spritz a heat protectant spray to shield your hair from heat damage.

Use a Round Brush: Place the round brush under your bangs and blow-dry, pulling the brush outward and to the sides to create a soft, voluminous curve.

Cool Shot: Finish with a cool shot from the hairdryer to set the shape.

Flat Ironing

Section Your Bangs: Divide your bangs into smaller sections for easier handling.

Straighten Gently: Glide the flat iron through each section, slightly bending the ends to create a natural, sleek look.


Prepare Your Hair: Apply a texturising spray for better hold and texture.

Curl Small Sections: Use a curling iron to curl small sections of your bangs away from your face.

Blend and Set: Gently run your fingers through the curls to blend them and finish with a light hairspray.

Advanced Styling Tips

Vintage-Inspired Waves

Technique: Use a smaller barrel curling iron to create defined waves. Pin each curl in place to cool before brushing out for a vintage finish.

Product: Use a setting spray to hold the waves.

Boho-Chic Curls

Technique: Create loose, effortless curls using a larger barrel curling iron. Alternate the direction of each curl for a more natural look.

Product: Apply a sea salt spray for added texture and a carefree vibe.

Polished Professional Look

Technique: Blow-dry your bangs straight with a slight bend at the ends using a round brush. Finish with a flat iron for extra sleekness.

Product: Use a smoothing serum to tame flyaways and add shine.

Maintaining Volume With Curtain Bangs

Tip: Backcomb the roots slightly and use a volumising spray to keep your bangs lifted throughout the day.
Tip: Using a blow-dry brush can help streamline the process in achieving volume.

  • If your hair is new to falling in the middle parting, consider sleeping with clips in to pin your hair. This will help you train your parting, making the styling process even easier.

Maintenance and Care

Regular Trims: To keep your curtain bangs looking their best, schedule trims every 4-6 weeks. This helps maintain the shape and prevent split ends. Book a haircut and finish with our team at Charlie Brown.

Dry Shampoo: Use dry shampoo to keep bangs fresh and oil-free between washes.

Rinse Your Bangs Daily: If you would rather not use dry shampoo daily, you can always revive you hair with a quick rinse at the front of the scalp with a small amount of shampoo. Due to the bangs collecting more oil and sweat than the rest of your hair, it may not be your designated wash day yet so this option could help solve that issue.

Touch-Up Techniques: A quick pass with a flat iron or curling iron can revive your style.

Quick Fixes: On bad hair days, consider pinning your bangs back with stylish clips or headbands. Dry shampoo and texturising sprays can also help revive limp bangs.

Go Out With A Bang

Curtain bangs offer a versatile and stylish addition to your hairstyle repertoire. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different looks to find what works best for your face shape and personal style. You can always begin with less apparent, longer bangs and build your way up if that feels more comfortable!

Ready to take the leap? Book your appointment with one of our stylists today. And remember, if you don’t love your bangs, they will grow out.

With these tips and techniques, you’ll be able to style your curtain bangs like a pro, adding a touch of glamour to your everyday look. Happy styling!

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