Bangs are always in style. They enhance your preexisting features even more and add more dimension to your face and overall look. However you should know the difference between various types of bangs to understand how each of them can have a unique affect on your appearance. And before you get the cut, you must consider you face shape to find out which kind of bangs are good for you.
- Round Face: Curtain Bangs, Side Swept Bangs
- Oval Face: Blunt Bangs with customized thickness
- Square Face: Wispy Bangs or Feathered Bangs
- Heart Face: Curtain Bangs, Bette Bangs
- Diamond Face: Long Side Swept Bangs
- Rectangular Face: Light Feathered Bangs
- Triangular Face: Layered Bangs
1. Blunt Bangs
Blunt bangs are exactly what the name suggests, blunt. There isn’t much dimension in the cut and was very popular in the 20s.
2. Curtain Bangs
Curtain bangs are thriving in 2023. They look extremely delicate and dreamy. And these bangs also have many layers which makes the hair look bouncy. Remember when Billie Eilish broke the internet after posting her blonde curtain bangs on Instagram?
3. Layered Bangs
Layered bangs are very similar to curtain bangs, starting from the eyebrow region, framing your face. they usually grow out very quick and require constant trimming and grooming.
4. Bottleneck Bangs
5. Side Swept Bangs
Side swept bangs are very popular in some cultures and styles. The Emo style or the Gothic style has a long liking for side swept bangs.
6. Chopped Bangs
Chopped bangs are called this name because, similar to blunt bangs, these ones don’t have much layers either. They look like they have simply been chopped out using one of those viral Instagram knives. This kind of bangs are paired with the hime cut, which is a Japanese hairstyle.
7. Curly Bangs
Curls are adorable and when added to bangs, they get even better. These are good for almost every type of face structure and even for people of every age.
8. Light Wispy Bangs
These are some of the most common bangs that exist. The wispy bangs are light, with eyebrows peeking from underneath.
9. Micro Bangs
Micro bangs are less conventional kind of bangs but are a huge part of Gothic hairstyles and metal heads. These bangs are bold and edgy, honestly, not everyone’s cup of tea. But they are really cool none the less.
10. Bette Bangs
Bette bangs are inspired by Better Page and these also a major element of Gothic hairstyles. It’s been also seen as a part of Viking hairstyling as well, both of which styles are very bold.
11. Shaggy Bangs
Shaggy bangs are very popular as many teenage Disney actors used to have these back in the days. These bangs look very effortless and cover most of your face.
12. Korean Bangs
The Korean style is taking over the world. From outfits to makeup and now even hairstyles. Koreans know how to trend. These bangs are similar to layered bangs and curtain bangs but they are less voluminous and more delicate looking.
13. Long Bangs
Some people don not consider the long bangs to be bangs at all. But for those who do, this style is very subtle. If it’s your first time getting bangs, then this is the right choice that you can go with.
14. Asymmetrical Bangs
Asymmetrical bangs carry a punk rock vibe. This hairstyle is a statement piece. Similar to better bangs and micro bangs, this is bold and edgy which might not be the first choice of many people.
15. Feathered Bangs
Feathered bangs are Hollywood’s favorite. These are very elegant looking outwards blown bangs that provide a ton volume and dimension to the face and overall hairstyle.
16. Cybergirl Bangs
The key element of cybergirl hairstyle is the abrupted ends and lack of symmetry. The ends are never equal and has a futuristic touch to it.
17. Braided Bangs
18. Widow Bangs
Widow bangs form a V shape on the forehead which could also be compared to cat woman’s mask. It’s a part of Gothic hair-styling and looks very sensual.
Which face shape is good for bangs?
Wispy bangs for heart or square faces, Side swept bangs for round faces and Blunt bangs suits the oval ones.
Should bangs cover the eyebrows?
The goal of any hairstyle is tho enhance your facial features better. Depending on the type of bang that you are picking, your eyebrow may or may not get partially covered.
Will my nose look bigger after getting bangs?
Different bangs have different affect on your facial features. Longer bangs make your nose look delicate while shorter ones make the nose look slightly bigger.
Are Bangs permanent?
Not really, like any hair, bangs grow longer with time and you can choose to grow them out to blend with the rest of your hair.
Are bangs good for kids?
Bangs can look good on anyone and everyone.