Curtain bangs are increasingly popular among fashion lovers, and there’s a reason why! They are one of the best ways to highlight your beautiful facial features and create a unique look. In fact, this particular type of bangs gained popularity back in the 60s and 70s, but thanks to social media, it is once again trendy and in demand these days. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to style curtain bangs so that you always look as if you have just left the beauty salon! Keep reading!
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What exactly are curtain bangs?
This type of bangs frame the face on both sides. The peculiarity is that the hair is shortened on the inside and gradually lengthened on the outside. Actually, the length can vary, as the bangs can be done in different ways: in a long or short version, thick or thinned, thanks to some techniques. The hair is divided by a parting in the middle and laid on both sides of the face.
The bangs are suitable for all face shapes, no matter if your hair is straight, wavy or curly. If you have a round face, they can give it the appearance of an oval, visually elongating it. Curtain bangs also hide the high forehead, can correct the proportions of the face and emphasize your cheekbones and best features. But you can benefit from all of this only if your bangs are properly styled. That is why now we’ll take a detailed look at some of the best styling methods for curtain bangs!
How to style curtain bangs?
Have you ever been to the hairdresser and had your hair styled in a wonderful way, however, when you come back home and try to do it again, you fail, and the results are not the same? Even if you seem to be using the same tools and hair products! But how do they do it, then? Sure, we can’t rule out the fact that they have a lot of experience, but that doesn’t mean you won’t do well enough after learning a few useful techniques either! And we are here to help you with our curtain bangs styling ideas! Let’s get started!
Brushing the bangs
Perhaps one of the easiest and most popular methods of styling curtain bangs is to slightly curl them to the sides while still damp, using a round brush – the direction should be from the face back. Hold the brush and blow dry. You should then divide the bangs into two parts and use your hands to give the strands the desired direction. If you’re still not quite happy with the result, you can continue to use the brush and blow-dryer, shaping each side of the bangs until you achieve the look you want. Do you have the right tools at home? Then why not give it a try? Don’t give up if the result isn’t perfect on your first try! Check out the video tutorial below to help you even more!
2 easy ways to style curtain bangs using a hair straightener
The next tool you can use to shape your curtain bangs is a hair straightener. Divide your bangs into two sections and get to work shaping each one. For this, we offer you two very easy options that will save you a lot of time and effort once you get the hang of it! In the video we’ve shared below, you’ll see that the first way requires you to create slight volume at the roots and a curve at the end of the bangs. And with the second one, you use the straightener to slightly curl your bangs like you do with the rest of your hair – no different! When you’re done, use a suitable hair spray to enjoy the result for as long as possible!
Styling with hair rollers
There probably isn’t a woman who doesn’t keep hair rollers with other styling tools and hair products. In this case, they are very handy because they can also be used to tame unruly curtain bangs. All you need to do is to use a hair roller to wrap the bangs around it. You can experiment with the direction. Secure the roller with a hair pin if needed and keep it that way for a while, then take it out and comb through. Use your fingers to show the strands what direction they should take.
Styling mousse for curly hair
Those of you who have curly hair probably won’t be able to benefit from most of the styling methods mentioned so far. That’s where the styling mousse for curly hair comes in. Apply a small amount to your bangs – it will help shape the curls and remove unnecessary volume in the front of the face, making your look much more interesting!