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Curtain Bangs: Are They Right for You?

Curtain Bangs: Are They Right for You?
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What are curtain bangs, and why are they making a major comeback? And are they right for you?

In this article, we shall take a look at this sudden trend for curtain fringe, as well as some tips on how to best style curtain bangs. If you have toyed with the idea of getting bangs, then this article is for you!

What Are Curtain Bangs?

Bangs, or fringe, seem to go in and out of style over the years. For a time, they are viewed as taboo, and other times, they are all the rage. And curtain bangs are no exception. 

Originating in the 60s and 70s, this style of fringe was made popular by celebrities such as Goldie Hawn, Bridgette Bardot, Jane Birkin, and of course, Farah Fawcett! Basically, they are longer bangs that are typically parted in the middle or swept to the side. They are styled to frame your face perfectly, like a curtain (hence the term, curtain bangs!)

This sultry style of fringe is making a huge comeback. It is ideal as it works with almost every texture and style of hair. According to LoveHairStyles, whether you are sporting a high ponytail, tousled waves, a messy shag, or a sleek blowout style, you can totally rock curtain fringe!

Some Pros of Curtain Bangs

If you are torn about whether you should get curtain bangs, here are some pros to sway you in the right direction.

They Are Super Low-Maintenance

Normally, fringe requires a trim when it gets too long. This can be every four or so weeks, depending on how your hair grows. If you have a short style and need it trimmed regularly, this isn’t an issue. However, if you have longer locks or are growing out your hair, you don’t want to run to the salon just to get your bangs trimmed. Unless you are skilled at trimming your own bangs, you will have to see your stylist frequently to maintain the proper length for your fringe.

However, with curtain bangs, you can go longer between trims, as they are typically longer than most fringe styles. You can probably go as long as 6 to ten weeks. 

They Are Easy to Style

One of the best things about curtain fringe is that it is super easy to style. You can clip them to one side or if they are long enough, pull them up in a ponytail or updo if you don’t feel like having them down at the moment. 

They Help Enhance Your Best Features

Shorter curtain bangs can help define your cheekbones, while longer curtain fringe can help make your face look more narrow. If you have a round face, it is best to ask for a thicker fringe.

They Can Help Hide Imperfections

Curtain-style bangs are a great way to help cover wrinkles and fine lines. As well, they are ideal for camouflaging an uneven hairline.

They Compliment Any Face Shape

One of the best things about curtain bangs is that they are well-suited for every face shape. They are extremely versatile and can work on any length or hair texture. While they look best on longer hair, they also look great on shorter bobs and medium hairstyles. 

They’re Sexy

There’s a reason curtain bangs were a hit in the 60s and 70s. And it’s the same reason they are so popular right now. Curtain bangs are sexy. There is something about the way they playfully and seductively frame your face. 

Styling Tips for Curtain Bangs

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  • Make a middle part. Next, using a round brush, blow them dry away from your face. Twist the brush all the way through your bangs until it reaches the end, making it feather out. 
  • Use a texturizing spray to add volume and texture to your curtain bangs. This works well with updos or shaggy haircuts.
  • Style your longer curtain bangs to one side for a flirty look.
  • For curly curtain fringe, air dry your hair and make finger curls.
  • Use sea salt spray and let your hair dry naturally for wavy fringe. 
  • Use a flat iron for sleek and sexy curtain bangs.
  • Use clips, hairpins, and other accessories to dress up your curtain fringe.

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