Bangs can have a huge impact on women’s hairstyles. When done right, they enhance a style; when done badly or the wrong type of bangs is chosen, it can be very bad.
If you’re getting a cut with bangs, you’d be well served to become knowledgeable about the different types of bangs and also figure out which type is a good fit for your face shape, hair type, and length.
We can help. Below is access to our gallery featuring many hairstyles with bangs. Be sure to drill down with other search features. Below is our gallery, we set out many types of bangs.
Thick eyelash-skimming bangs are Zoey Deschanel’s signature look. The beautiful actress has been rocking the look since “New Girl” began and since then, she is hardly seen without her iconic hairstyle.
Heidi Klum looked stunning in a red dress along with a soft curl and eye-skimming bangs. This was at the World premiere of Disney’s ‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ on September 30, 2019.
Her chin-length bob cut and a straight fringe gave Katie Holmes a fresh, new look. Make sure your hair is frizz-free and glossy to pull off this wonderful hairstyle.
Side-swept bangs are all the rage, these days. Not only can they be styled in several different ways — they can be pulled back, combed down or swept down the sides — they are also extremely elegant and chic and are great for both formal and casual looks.
Mariah Carey Side-Swept Bangs
The singer had a lovely hairstyle of bouncy curls and side-swept bangs to complement her shiny white outfit at the 2010 People’s Choice Awards.
During the GQ Man of the Year Awards at Sunset Tower Hotel on November 29, 2006, sweet Panettiere exhibited a charismatic look with a blue turtleneck dress and her short blonde hair arranged in a neat bun with side-swept bangs.
Emilia Clarke Blonde Bangs
You can barely recognize Khaleesi with a fringe. The actress pulled her hair up in a messy updo which put all the emphasis on her long blonde side-swept bangs. The added bangs give her an elegant look.
This look is great for those who have super-straight long hair but adventurous people can try it with their short hair as well. The eyebrow-touching bangs are cut in straight jags and then separated. The straight cut brings out more focus to the eyes and cheekbones.
Full Feather Bangs
Jane Fonda has sported this super-cool vintage look since the 1960s. It still works for her. To give this look a bit of a modern update, go for a side part and sweep the hair gently to the side.
Zendaya is a major revolutionary in Hollywood when it comes to hairstyles. People with curly hair, take note: You can have crimps and fringe at the same time. Just follow Zendaya’s example.
Keep your hair longer in the front if you want to have some cool-looking bangs. Ruby Rose’s pixie cut is super short from the sides and the back but has lots of length and volume in the front. Style the top and front part of your hair in ruffled feathery bangs. Add some highlights to make your hair the star of the show.
Baby Bird Bangs
Keep things cool and casual with short baby bird bangs like Anne Hathaway. The great thing about this hairstyle is that it needs minimum maintenance and styling. So if you are a no-fuss kind of girl, this is the perfect hairstyle for you.
Curtain Bardot Bangs
The style was first iconized by Brigitte Bardot. Not surprisingly, it is still a huge fashion trend these days. Ask your stylist to give you some medium length layered bangs that you can part from the middle. The bangs will frame your face like a curtain.
Vanessa Hudgens’ Textured Bangs
This is a really great volumizing look and is perfect for hair with some texture. Make some messy waves and casually sweep your hair to the side. Spray on some product to make it stay in place.
Updo With Blown-out Bangs
To add some drama to your classic bangs, blow them out and frame them with some errant wisps of longer hair, just like Felicity Jones. To bring focus to your bangs, pull your hair back in an updo.
Sweeping, Spiky Bangs
Another great style with a pixie cut, this requires long locks in the front, while keeping the sides and back short in a classic pixie. Sweep your hair to the side and use pomade to add some texture and create soft, natural-looking spikes from your bangs.
Choppy, Edgy Bangs
Uneven and choppy bangs are very trendy these days. Ask your stylist to give your hair an edgy, choppy cut with medium length and long layers on the front and side, respectively. Tie your hair back in a cool ponytail like Kerry Washington for an effortless look.
Thick and Straight Fringe
There is nothing quite as appealing as Jessica Biel’s thick fringe and long, straight hair framing her perfectly oval face. The actress loves to trim her caramel-colored bangs to her eyebrows so that her light eyes can pop out more.
The great thing about the shaggy look is that it provides a lot of volumes, even with thin hair. The shag look is achieved by giving lots of layers to the hair. You can also give yourself a thick, full, feathery fringe that frames your eyes, just like Taylor Swift did.
Super Straight Blunt Bangs
Super straight, blunt bangs can look like a dream with layered hair. Take a look at Taylor Swift’s style that features eyebrow-skimming fringe that transition to longer bangs near her cheekbones. Her hair also has shoulder-length layers that gradually became longer to reach her back.
For a super classy and formal look, curls your hair back to the side, as Laura Dern did. The elegant actress gave her hair a dark gold color and gave it some glossy curls. To get the look, blow-dry your curled hair to the side and hold it with some spray.
Wispy Angled Bangs
One of the best ways to play with your naturally curly, tousled hair is to give them some fabulous bangs. To add some more oomph, give the bangs an angled cut. This look is great on shoulder-length hair like this model is sporting.
Grown-out Pixie Bangs
Want a pixie hair cut but love bangs too? You can have both. Just ask your stylist to let the front of your hair grow out, but keep the hair on the sides and the back short. You can even ask them to give your bangs a jagged cut. Pull the bangs down and ruffle them up for a natural, casual look.
Airy Separated Bangs
Thin down your fringe to get airy- separated bangs like Rashida Jones. You can ask your stylist to keep them a little shorter if you like, but having longer eye-skimming bangs means that you can play with them. Sweep them to the side if you like or pin them up if you think they are being pesky.
This trend-setter actress wore a gorgeous green dress during the premiere of “Machine Gun Preacher” last September 21, 2011. She had her bangs paired with a slightly messy updo.
Half Updo Elegant Side Fringe
The beauty icon, Angelina Jolie, always hit the red carpet dressed to stun. To get her to look, pull your hair back in a subtle bouffant and tie it in a half-bun. Ask your stylist to give you feathery, angled bangs and then sweep them to the side of the forehead, like Jolie, for a truly elegant look.
Airy Fringe With Curls
Jennifer Lopez has one of the most versatile faces in the industry. The actress looks great in whatever she wears, hairstyle no exception. To copy the look, keep your front bangs light, airy and straight. Style your locks into long, flowing beachy waves.
Rock you pixie haircut like Miley Cyrus. Shave your sides to a buzz cut, while keeping your back, top and front hair longer. Ask your stylist to give you wispy irregular bangs. Adding some highlight to your hair will also give it some added dimensions.
Choppy Lob With Bangs
A choppy lob results in a great and effortless hairstyle. Tell your hairstylist to keep your bangs medium-length so that they don’t get into your eyes. Cut your hair an inch or two above your shoulders and give it some choppy, uneven layers.
Straight and Sleek Thin Bangs
If you have long, straight and sleek hair, this is the look to go for. Style your hair with some thin and long bangs that reach your eyelashes. Give your hair an asymmetrical part and keep it straight and sleek with minimal use of the product.
If you want this type of super-dramatic hair, be ready for frequent trims and lots of maintenance. The great thing about the blunt bang style is that they stop well above the eyes and are perfect for hiding a large forehead.
Curled Back Bangs
The ever-elegant former first lady shows you how to keep your bangs curled back and elegant. Get your stylist to give your hair some loose curls, like Michelle. Make a deep side part and curls the hair to the side with a curling comb.
Thick Bangs With Shaved Sides
Keke Palmer is known for pulling off risqué looks. Her cool new hairstyle is achieved by shaving the sides of her head. The top and back part of the hair is pulled into a tight ballerina bun but the front part of her hair comprises thick and pointed-cut bangs.
Vintage Updo with Short Bangs
Freida Pinto’s raven hair was styled into this classic vintage look with the ends rolled inward at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27, 2013.
The best things about bangs are that they come in a multitude of styles. So, it is almost impossible not to find at least one style that will flatter your face shape.
Bangs never go out of style. Whether you sport a trimmed pixie look or have beautiful locks flowing down your back, bangs never fail to add a graceful and elegant touch to your overall appearance. If this sounds too good to be true, scroll down to browse through some of the most stunning long, medium, and short hairstyles with bangs.
This hairstyle is the perfect example of long side bangs. Noomi Rapace looks absolutely stunning with her long hair sporting soft lose curls gathered at one side, with bangs completing the look.
She can never go wrong with bangs. Here, Zooey sports a lovely, refreshing look with bangs and two ponytails. While the bangs bring focus to her eyes, the ponytails add a charming touch.
This hairstyle combines long and short bangs. The hairstyle features long hair, tucked behind the ear on one side and sprawling down the front on the other. The duo of long and short bangs completes the beautiful look.
Bella Thorne could not look anymore lovelier than this! She is sporting long hair tied in a pony and heavy front bangs parted in the middle. While the short bangs cover most of the forehead, her face is framed by the chin-length layers. To complete the look, the ponytail is casually thrown to the front on one side.
Australian model Miranda Kerr exhibited a charming look with her tousled brown tresses incorporated with long curtain bangs. She completed it with a floral halter dress that was worn during the RESCUE DAWN Premiere on June 25, 2007.
Don’t confuse this look for short hair! Dianna Agron looks absolutely lovely with her long hair tied at the back in a stylish bun while her bangs cover the forehead. While most other hairstyles involve messy buns, this one keeps all your hair wrapped and nicely tucked in the bun!
Sleek long hair with sleek front bangs is an instant hit. Taylor Swift modeled this hairstyle. Note how it draws immediate attention to her eyes! The beauty of this hairstyle lies in its simplicity.
Sarah Rafferty sports this amazing no-hassle look. The hairstyle features long hair tied in a bun at the back and long chin-length bangs in the front on one side. Even when slightly tousled, this hairstyle can look absolutely stunning!
Taylor Swift knows her bangs! Her hairstyle for long hair with full front bangs is not only ultra-stylish but also easy to set. The hairstyle features full front bangs, covering the forehead and a good old ponytail. if you have these bangs, all you need to do is tie a ponytail and you are good to go. Don’t forget to let loose a few strands of hair!
This hairstyle is not about your normal bangs. Karina Smirnoff modeled these short bangs on long hair. Notice how you can clearly see the forehead in between the bangs. Also, the lower part of the long lustrous locks is curled and lay disheveled on the side.
Zooey Deschanel is a true advocate of bangs. The hairstyle features bangs with medium-length hair that slightly curve toward the ends. This hairstyle perfectly frames the face and adds a soft touch to the overall look.
This one is a classic! Sarah Lancaster dawns a beautiful look with straight medium-length hair and full side bangs. Resulting in an absolutely lovely look, the voluminous hair frames her face perfectly.
Feels like tying up your medium-length locks? This is the perfect hairstyle for you! Jen Lilly sports this lovely hairstyle with bangs. While most of her medium-length hair is tied in a nice bun at the back, a few strands along with the side bangs loosely hang in the front, allowing her face to pop.
The actress slayed the ELLE Women in Hollywood on October 14, 2019, with a classic updo incorporated with eye-skimming bangs and curly tendrils on the sides.
You just can’t go wrong with shiny shoulder-length sleek hair with short-cropped front bangs. Modeled by Krysten Ritter, the hairstyle features short bangs that cover only half of the forehead, giving you the liberty to showcase your eyes and eyebrows. To amp things up, the sleek look adds a chic modern touch
Just because you have bangs does not mean that you are destined to be wiping hair out of your face and eyes. Modeled by Shirley Manson, this hairstyle features chin-length bangs securely pinned at the side. The end result, as you can see, is adorable. This hairstyle is perfect for everyday routine. It is not only functional and easy to carry but it also takes only a few minutes to attain this lovely look!
Who says bangs look great only when your hair is down? Virginia Williams modeled this hairstyle that features a bun and full front bangs. Her medium-length hair is tied secured at the back in a massive bun while her forehead is covered with full heavy bangs.
Here’s another hairstyle for medium-length curly hair. If you love your curls, let them hang loosely down your shoulders while a long side bang completes your look! Modeled by Jessica Collins, this hairstyle is a quick fix for medium-length curly hair. If your hair is naturally curly, it won’t take more than a few minutes to set this hairstyle!
This hairstyle features long bangs parted in the middle to frame both sides of the face. Modeled by Jenna Elfman, this hairstyle is perfect for women with naturally wavy hair or hair sporting large loose curls. You can let your hair loose or tuck them behind your ear to show off your earrings!
Check out these distinctive looking bangs sported by April Sutton. Unlike most other hairstyles with short bangs, this one does not cover most of the forehead. Instead, the bangs are curved and set on the side of the forehead. Want to show off your eyebrows? Opt for this hairstyle!
All you need to balance your short-cropped hair is full front bangs. Check out the stunning Kelly Rowland with her short hair and bangs, completing the look with large earrings.
Hollywood’s sweetheart, Emma Watson looks stunning sporting short-length hair with side bangs. The hairstyle features short-hair set outwards and side bangs covering half the forehead. Note how the subtle play of color adds that X-factor!
With this chic look, the fashionista, Miley Cyrus redefines short hairstyles with bangs. The hairstyle features short hair with one side of the head covered with heavy bangs. Without a doubt, this is one of the best ways to add elegance to short hairstyles.
Click here for Miley Cyrus’ hairstyles over the years Want to take it a step further? Shave one side of the head to sport short cropped hair and balance it off with elegant bangs covering your forehead. Miley truly pulls off this hairstyle!
During the premiere of Long Shot at AMC Lincoln Center Theater on April 30, 2019, Charlize Theron flaunted a neat updo with short blunt bangs. She finished the look with a black suit and red lipstick.
Charlize Theron wore a button-down polo and eye-catching red lipstick at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘The Addams Family’ held on October 6, 2019. She paired it with thin, airy bangs that are highlighted to give it some dimensions.
Jennifer Lawrence was at the Hunger Games premiere on March 16, 2012, in Berlin, Germany. She wore a fashionable red dress that she paired with an elegant upstyle highlighted hair with loose tendrils and bangs with curls at the tips.
Can’t find the time to spend a good 30 minutes in front of the mirror every morning? No problem – this messy and casual, yet extremely stylish hairstyle has got your back! Modeled by Kate Capshaw, the hairstyle is fairly simple. It features chin-length wavy hair and tousled bangs covering the forehead. The hairstyle aims to achieve sophistication through a messy, disheveled look.
Bangs and bob is a match in heaven. Check out Angell Conwell sporting a stylish straight bob with side bangs. Go for this hairstyle when you want to bring out your facial features!
This out-of-the-bed messy look was brought to the limelight by Kim Basinger. It features tousled layers and loose bangs hanging around the face. The volume that comes with this hairstyle is incredible. This bouncy hairstyle will give you the perfect disheveled look for any event!
Feeling nostalgic for the 90s? This short-hair style can give you the 90s feels while enabling you to sport a modern, stylish look at the same time!
Ellen Degeneres is the ultimate star when it comes to short hair. Modeled by the iconic Ellen, this hairstyle with bangs for hair features a feathered hairstyle with side bangs. The layers are set outwards to add texture and volume. To complement the feathered look, her short side bangs cover one side of the forehead, subtly merging in with the layers.
Malin Akerman arrived for the ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ World Premiere last June 26, 2019, in Hollywood with her wispy bangs and loose tousled hair.
Jessie J wore a sophisticated and slick high ponytail with eye-skimmer bangs at the Grammy Awards 2012 last February 12, 2012, in Los Angeles.
Jessie J wore a white trench coat over her romper at the BBC Radio One in London last March 14, 2013, in London. It goes perfectly with her Cleopatra-style shoulder-length straight hair with bangs.
The Hollywood star Mila Kunis was lovely in her white dress and messy upstyle hair with side-swept bangs at the Oz The Great and Powerful World Premiere last February 13, 2013.
The stylish actress paired her black outfit with a messy high bun hairstyle with short bangs swept to the side at The British Fashion Awards 2012 last November 27, 2012.
Cameron Diaz was at the Empire Leicester Square for the World Premiere of Gambit last July 11, 2012. She wore an elegant black dress while her hair was in a half-up upstyle with side bangs and highlights.
Cameron Diaz showcased her chic messy ponytail with blond curtain bangs and highlights during the LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala, October 27, 2012.
Gwen Stefani went with blunt curtain bangs with her long blond bob hairstyle at the 34th Annual American Music Awards at Shrine Auditorium last November 21, 2006, in Los Angeles, CA.
Gwen Stefani wore an elegant bun hairstyle with side-swept bangs at the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Mortons, West Hollywood, CA. It went quite well with her black and white sequined dress.
Sandra Bullock was at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards – Press Room at Gibson Amphitheatre last August 20, 2006, in Universal City. Her white sheer outfit was a good pairing for her messy upstyle with bangs.
Sandra Bullock was at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards back on January 16, 2011. She wore a lovely sheer dress with her straight and layered hair complemented by blunt bangs.
Gigi Hadid looked lovely with her long eye-skimmer bangs and layered highlighted sandy hair at the MTV Movie Awards 2016 on April 09, 2016, in Hollywood, CA.
On September 10, 2018, Gigi Hadid walked the runway at the Anna Sui Spring Summer 2019 fashion show during New York Fashion Week. Her hair was styled into a unique half-up hairstyle with a bun at the bangs.
Tyra Banks had a wavy medium-length hair with bangs and a slight tousle at the 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards held at the Palladium Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, United States on August 14, 2011.
On September 8, 2017, Lady Gaga attended the Press Conference for her Netflix documentary “Five Foot Two” at the Toronto Film Festival. She came in an all-black detailed outfit to contrast with her loose tousled blond hairstyle with blunt layered bangs.
Selena Gomez wore a vest over her casual clothes that went well with her long straight and layered hairstyle at the World Premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” held at Disneyland in Anaheim, California on May 19, 2007.
On August 27, 2014, Emma Stone was at the photocall of the film ” Birdman ” during the 71st Venice Film Festival 2014 in Venice, Italy. She paired her simple black outfit with an elegant and stylish low bun hairstyle with side-swept bangs.
Emma Watson went with a simple yet gorgeous look with her black and white dress as well as her highlighted bun hairstyle with side-swept bangs at the gala premiere of her movie “The Bling Ring” at the 66th Festival de Cannes on May 16, 2013.
Kim Kardashian incorporates her long layered locks with eye-skimming bangs during the Tracy Anderson Flagship Studio Opening on April 04, 2013, in Hollywood, CA.
Halle Berry wowed everyone with her fashionable shiny black dress and long layered hairstyle that has blunt bangs and wavy tips at the New York Premiere of “Perfect Stranger” in New York, NY on April 10, 2007.
Halle Berry kept simple with her classy black dress and low ponytail hairstyle that has blunt eye-skimmer bangs at the 2007 Jenesse Center Domestic Violence Intervention Program.
Beyonce in a hot pink outfit at the 2003 Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, CA held on November 20, 2003. She finished the look with her straight layered hair incorporated with eye-skimming bangs.
Rihanna was at the 2008 BET AWARDS held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on June 24, 2008. She paired her sunny yellow dress with some lovely make-up and a short side-swept raven pixie hairstyle.
Actress Angelina Jolie attended the premiere of the movie “Salt” at the Ritz Hotel on July 25, 2010, in Moscow, Russia. She wore a smart casual outfit to match her tousled long brown hair with layers and side-swept bangs.
Kristen Bell incorporates her messy high ponytail with bangs at the 5th Annual Friends of El Faro Benefit to raise funds for the children of Tijuana Casa Hogar Sion Orphanage on August 7, 2008.
Kristen Bell gathered her blonde tresses in tousled upstyle with side-swept bangs as she attends the HBO Post-Emmy Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center last September 18, 2005.
Nicki Minaj celebrated her 26th Birthday Party at the TAO Nightclub at The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on December 9, 2010. She wore a bejeweled sheer outfit with pearls to pair with her long and straight white hairstyle that has blunt bangs.
On November 22, 2004, actress Natalie Portman was at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie Closer. She came wearing a stunning blue dress and loose, tousled half-up hairstyle with wispy bangs.
Kate Hudson’s stunning strapless dress went quite well with her loose and straight blond layers at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on January 27, 2008.
On August 30, 2015, Nicki Minaj paired her lovely vintage gold dress with a straight and loose raven hairstyle incorporated with blunt bangs when she attended the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater.
The lovely Reese Witherspoon wore a strapless yellow dress that paired quite well with her loose and straight blond hairstyle that has bangs at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2007, in Beverly Hills, CA.
Vanessa Hudgens was at the “IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema” by Cirque du Soleil Premiere at Kodak Theater on September 25, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA. She was lovely in her simple make-up and short, tousled and layered hairstyle.
Demi Lovato flaunted her long and layered blond hairstyle with long side-swept bangs at the Fox All-Star Summer 2013 TCA Party held at the Soho House in West Hollywood, CA on August 1, 2013.
On January 12, 2014, Reese Witherspoon was at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She wore a sexy green dress that she paired quite well with her short asymmetric blond bob hairstyle with wispy bangs.
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Whether you like to keep your hair chopped short or love the long locks, bangs can add an x-factor to every look! Now that you know all these different hairstyles for long, medium, and short hair with bangs, there’s no excuse to not opt for the forever-fashionable bangs. So, which hairstyle are you going to try out first?
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Types of Bangs Chart
Photo Examples of Different Styles of Bangs
There are a lot of different types of bangs. Moreover, there are two ways of categorizing bangs.
First, they can be categorized in relation to the hairstyle, cut, hair type or length. For example, you can have pixie cut with bangs. Or long hair with bangs. While people search for these types of bangs extensively, they don’t really describe the particular type of bangs pertaining to the bangs themselves.
The second way of categorizing bangs pertains the bangs themselves. That’s what we set out below. There are many different options.
1. Long bangs
Long bangs don’t refer to the long hair. It refers to the bangs themselves which are longer than average. These would need to be parted, side-swept, long side bangs or they may be found on the side flowing over the years.
2. Short bangs
Short bangs are dangerous because they can look really odd if cut too short. Bangs must fit with the rest of the hair. Short bangs only really work with certain pixie cuts.
3. Straight bangs
Straight bangs drop straight down to above the eye. They don’t curve, sweep or part. They’re like a hair wall dropping down over the forehead.
4. Blunt bangs
These are bangs cut in a straight, horizontal line. See our full blunt bangs gallery here.
5. Parted bangs
Parted bangs are usually parted in the center, but can be asymetrically parted which is a side part.
6. Side-swept bangs
Side-swept bangs can be longer because they sweep to the right or left away from the eyes. It’s an elegant look. See our side-swept bangs photo gallery here.
7. Feathered bangs
Feathered bangs deploy a cut where the bangs are are different lengths (via layers) so when styled you achieve a feathered look.
8. Wispy bangs
These are achieved by cutting bangs different lengths which when the hair hangs, it appears to be combed to the side but it’s really not because it’s the different lengths giving that appearance. The wispy areas have gaps in the hair giving it a wispy look.
9. Fringe bangs
Deploys a cutting approach to shape the bangs in any number of styles. There are many bangs hairstyles that can be called fringe – it’s essentially a technique shaping the bangs (i.e. hair dropping over forehead).
10. Layered bangs
This is when bangs layers are cut different lengths for texture over the forehead.
11. Long side bangs
Long side bangs are longer strands of hair the drop down on the sides… longer than the rest or the hair You see this with certain pixie cuts.
12. Curtain bangs
Curtain bangs are longer and part in the center each side sweeping to the left or right.