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.

If you’re getting a cut with bangs, you’d be well served to become knowledge 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 our gallery we set out many types of bangs.

Dark and wavy hair with flattering layers and blunt bangs. The waves create a subtle volume, the layers provide a soft yet powerful texture while the blunt bangs effectively frame the face.


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An everyday and casual look deserves less maintenance. This straight bob with blunt bangs is effortless yet it has this simple and stylish finish.

This gothic hairstyle is created by shaving the sides of a black bob with blunt bangs. Setting sprays are used to achieve this extra shiny finish.

Light peach hair with short, blunt bangs looking very edgy and playful at the same time. Bleached hair appears to be thinner and less voluminous than the normal but giving it a slight toss will fix the problem.

💎Ashy and edgy💎 . . Color and cut by me✌🏼

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This sleek and straight bob in an ashy shade is incoporated with blunt bangs in a darker shade. This hairstyle is high-maintenance yet its uniqueness is definitely worth the effort.

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Long and straight, emerald green hair with blunt bangs arranged into this creative hairstyle with twin buns.

This straight bob cut with blunt bangs is one great work/office hairstyle for it achieves that corporate aura with a decent finish.

A center-parted style with thin, blunt bangs on a long, black hair. This one achieves he iconic, old school look.

A mid-length cut on a platinum blonde hair, incorporated with blunt bangs for added style.

Long, copper hair with blunt bangs arranged into a classic pinned-up updo. The hairstyle is then secured and embellished with a black headscarf.

If you are aiming for a sweet and soft look yet oozing with creativity, then this hairstyle might be the answer. This pink bob with blunt bangs looks extra feminine yet playful.

Dark bob with subtle balayage highlights and blunt bangs. This youthful hairstyle is easy to maintain yet it offers a nice and stylish look for everyday.

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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.

Example of long bangs

Long bangs parted in the center. Technically called curtain bangs but good example of long bangs.

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.

Example of woman with short bangs

Example of a woman with short bangs.

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.

Example of a woman with straight bangs

4. Blunt bangs

These are bangs cut in a straight, horizontal line.  See our full blunt bangs gallery here.

Example of woman with blunt bangs

Good example of a woman with blunt bangs.

5. Parted bangs

Parted bangs are usually parted in the center, but can be asymetrically parted which is a side part.

Example of middle parted bangs and side parted bangs.

The woman on the left has side-parted bangs and the woman on the right has middle parted bangs.

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.

Example of woman with side-swept bangs.

Example of woman with side-swept bangs.

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.

Example of woman with feathered bangs.

Example of woman with feathered bangs.

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.

Example of woman with wispy bangs.

Example of woman with wispy bangs.

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).

Fringe!! Bangs!! Whatever you call it, it's freaking rad❤️

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10. Layered bangs

This is when bangs layers are cut different lengths for texture over the forehead.

Example of woman with layered bangs.

Example of woman with layered bangs.

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.

Example of woman with long side bangs.

Example of woman with long side bangs.

12. Curtain bangs

Curtain bangs are longer and part in the center each side sweeping to the left or right.

Example of woman with curtain bangs.

Example of woman with curtain bangs.


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