Shadow Bangs or The Hair Trend That Is Taking Fall 2023 by Force
When we talk about hairstyles and trends, we can safely say that bangs have their own category, and this fall it will be joined by a new player – Shadow Bangs!
Aside from the fact that bangs – and especially shadow bangs – have taken New York Fashion Week by storm, lucky for us, they are also the perfect hairstyle for fall-winter 2023/2024, as the cool weather ensures that they will remain beautiful and fresh for longer. So, with just one visit to the hairdresser, you can get not only a fashionable hairstyle but also a practical one. In this article, you will find out what the new bangs trend is all about, who it is suitable for, and how you can style it!
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What Are Shadow Bangs?
Shadow bangs feel modern and new, but they’re actually just a refreshed version of the combination between the fuzziness of wispy bangs, the length of curtain bangs, and the shape of blunt-cut bangs. To see these bangs in action, check out Rihanna and Billie Eilish, who have both rocked this look.
Shadow bangs are also ideal for entering the world of hairstyles with bangs, as they are always a little longer. Instead of thick, short bangs, shadow bangs focus on eyebrow-grazing length, sheer strands, and lots of shape and movement.
Longer bangs are on the rise in fall and winter 2023/2024. Not only because they’re easier to style – and grow out – but also because they’re more versatile than short baby bangs. You can wear your bangs in a full look or pull them back to create a completely different hairstyle.
Also read: 13 Ways to Style Shoulder Length Hair with Bangs in Fall 2023
How to Get This Bangs Hairstyle?
To get these type of bangs at the hairdresser, ask your stylist for long bangs that brush your eyebrows and taper at the ends. The bangs should be straggly and cut so that you can see your forehead through the hair.
Because these bangs are so long to begin with, they tend to grow out quickly and hang in front of your eyes, which is why it’s best to trim them regularly. According to stylists, you know your shadow bangs need a refresh if they’re difficult to style or have lost their shape.
Who Do Shadow Bangs Suit?
Shadow bangs not only offer numerous styling options, but also have the great advantage of being able to adapt to any face shape. This makes them a suitable choice for any lady who has decided to enhance her appearance with these elegant and trendy bangs.
If you want to make your round face look slimmer or your elongated face look fuller, you should pay attention to the following details when cutting:
- For people with a rounder face, leave the sides of your bangs longer to frame your features and emphasize your cheekbones. If your face is more angular, leave the ends of the bangs a little longer to give your look more movement.
As for the texture or length of your hair – don’t worry! Shadow bangs are a wonderful addition to straight and curly hair – no matter the length!
Also read: Which Are the Perfect Bangs for Your Face Shape? An Expert’s Guide
Styling Tips on How to Wear the Trendy Bangs
For the perfect shadow bangs look, blow-dry your hair upwards at the roots with a round brush and then blow-dry it straight down. This technique smooths your strands so that your bangs rest directly above your eyebrows, while also adding movement to your hair.
Hairstyles That Look Amazing With Shadow Bangs
Messy bun: If you are between hair washes, this could be an excellent hairstyle for you. Use a dry shampoo to quickly refresh your hair. Style your bangs as described above and put the rest of your hair into a messy bun. Keep the bun low or high, it’s entirely up to you. Your bangs will beautifully frame your face and draw attention to it. Take your look to the next level by adding some hair accessories like beautiful hair clips.
Half up, half down: The half up, half down hairstyle is extremely charming and when combined with shadow bangs, it exudes girlish coquetry and effortless chic at the same time. It is also suitable for both curly and straight hair.
Pair shadow bangs with braids: We love pairing beautiful bangs with a braid, and a tousled braid gives long bangs a casual vibe. Don’t worry about your braid having to be perfect. The wavier it looks, the more casual it appears.