Bangs can have a huge impact on a women’s hairstyle. When done right, they enhance a style; when done badly or the wrong type of bangs is chosen, it can be very bad.
We can help. Below is access to our gallery featuring many hairstyles with bangs. Be sure to drill down with other search features. Below our gallery we set out many types of bangs.
Sophia Bush looking like a charming princess with her gorgeous upstyle incorporated with straight bangs. This look was worn at the White House Correspondents Dinner held last April 27, 2013.
Lena Headey is a game-changer indeed. She chose to have a short, wind-swept hair on her detailed gown during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, September 2015.
During the 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala, Felicity Jones attended the in this nicely-done low bun with side-swept bangs.
Lena Headey went a bit carefree with her loose curls and side-bangs. The photo was taken at the 'An Evening with The Game of Thrones' event held last March 19, 2013.
Lena Headey's side-swept curls are styled in an edgy way, with all the thick side bangs and volume. This look was worn last March 18, 2013 at the LA premiere of 'Game Of Thrones Season 3'.
During the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards, Felicity Jones nailed this simple look of a mid-length, straight her incorporated with side-swept bangs.
An incredibly stylish version of Lena Headey with tousled layers and side-swept bangs was seen at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards held last September 2013.
Felicity Jones kept it dark and edgy at the LA premiere of 'The Bling Ring' last June 2013. Her all-black outfit is paired with a medium-length cut with blunt bangs.
This sleek and straight hair with bangs is a total game changer for Felicity Jones who is a messy upstyle kind of person. This photo was captured at the BAFTA Award Season Tea Party 2012.
During the HBO Golden Globe Party 2012, Lena Headey surprised everyone with this straight bob cut with bangs. This one is a typical style but knowing the actress' iconic tousled and wavy look, it is really something new and unique for her.
During the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, Lena Headey showcased her fancy aura with her straightened hair arranged into a fancy updo, incorporated with side bangs.
Lena Headey exhibited her chic side with this tousled bob with side-swept bangs during the Spike TV's 2011 Scream Awards.
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Types of bangs with photo examples and access to galleries
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.