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All About Bangs! The 6 Bang Styles, Explained

Bangs are back and more versatile than ever! And that means there is a style that suits everyone, no matter your hair’s  length or texture. But, we know it can get confusing quickly when looking at all the different styles to choose from. We’re here to make it easier – simply check out these inspiration photos to show to your stylist at your next haircut appointment.

haircutBlunt

This is the traditional and classic hairstyle that birthed the bang trend! Blunt bangs are an exciting way to spruce up a classic hairstyle, such as a short bob. You can even cut

short hair

Cut by Mirian Lima (SoHo salon)

these bangs with some face framing layers if you have longer hair to give a doll appearance. 

Wispy

Wispy bangs are pretty much the straight-up opposite of traditional blunt bangs – and because they are less of an in-your-face statement, they are a great option if you’ve never had bangs before and are just looking to try them out. They’re on the longer and thinner side, so if you decide you don’t want to style the bangs one day, you can push them to the side and they will blend effortlessly with the rest of your hair because not as much of your hair is cut to form the bangs. 

curtain bangs

Cut by Irina Barskaya (Brooklyn Heights salon)

Curtain

The show must go on, and the Curtain Bangs hairstyle, which made its debut in late 2021 is far from being washed up! This relaxed hairstyle is parted in the middle and then drapes your face as a way to naturally compliment it. The hair is shortest on the inner part towards your forehead, and waterfalls longer to blend into your natural hair length. 

Baby

Baby bangs originated in the alternative scene, but have made their way into mainstream culture because they are  flattering and easy to style. Not to mention, baby bangs are practical, because, hence the name, their short length prevents any blocking of  your eyesight like longer bangs may do. If you like edgier hairstyles and want to accentuate your eyes, baby bangs should definitely be on your agenda!

side part

Cut by Fabio (SoHo salon)

Side

Another classic bang style, that has been around for ages, is a side-swept bang. These bangs are longer pieces–created where you part your hair deep on the side that areparted to go across your forehead to the other side. The good news is that this haircut suits almost all hair lengths and textures, so you don’t have to worry about the logistics of it all (leave that to your hairstylist!). 

Curly

curly bangs

Cut by Nordia McIntosh (SoHo salon)

Curly hair is beautiful; why not accentuate it with having some curls in the front to frame your face? Chopping some wavy or curly bangs can often give the appearance of a shag, which is perfect because that ’80s laid-back look is all the rage! 

Hopefully these inspirational images, along with a description of what each style of bangs looks like, will help you make an easier bangs choice the next time you’re in the salon. Our professional hairstylists at Fabio Scalia Salon will always take your face shape and personal style into consideration when cutting your bangs, so even though you have a point of reference from these images, it’s always a great idea to be open to having your own version of bangs to suit you the best.


You can book your next hair transformation online by clicking here or call one of our salons: Brooklyn Heights 718-855-5777 or Soho 212-343-0523.

We can’t wait to see all of you with your new rockin’ bangs!