Baby Bangs: What Are They And How To Wear Them In 2019
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Baby Bangs: How To Try 2019's Choppiest Trend

02 January 2019
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Jessie Amato

Junior Beauty Editor

It’s the start of a brand new year—which means it’s time to shake things up a bit. If you’ve already planned out your 2019 beauty resolutions, a hairstyle revamp might be at the top of your list. Instead of asking your stylist for long layers or a deep side part, why not opt for a more drastic change? In case you haven’t heard, 2019 is the year of the baby bangs!

If you’ve never heard of baby bangs before, you’ve come to the right place because you’re about to start seeing them everywhere in 2019. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about baby bangs before committing to the super short fringe trend.


What exactly are baby bangs?

Unlike traditional fringe that falls just above your eyebrows, baby bangs are much shorter. They typically end about an inch from the front of your hairline. While the length of baby bangs is generally always the same, there are tons of ways to customize your look. Whether you want blunt, layered, or asymmetrical baby bangs, your stylist will be able to determine which cut is best for you.


What is the maintenance like for baby bangs?

If you’ve had fringe before, you probably already know that they require regular maintenance and styling to look their absolute best—and baby bangs are no different. For low maintenance gals, the bold bangs will require a serious update to your daily styling routine. Since baby bangs are even shorter than traditional bangs, they don’t naturally frame your face and will need to be styled each day. For everyday styling, consider picking up a mini flat iron.

Interested in baby bangs but not quite ready for such a radical change? Ask your stylist for a fringe with a bit more length. Starting with a longer style can help you get a feel for having bangs before opting for microbangs.

Ready to try baby bangs for yourself? These stunning looks are some of our favorites for this year.

Vibrant Baby Bangs

If you’re thinking about giving baby bangs a go, chances are good you aren’t afraid of making a big change. Why not take your hair makeover a step further? Pair your fresh cut with a bold new hue. If you do try a vibrant hair color, be sure to invest in a shampoo and conditioner system formulated for color-treated hair. We recommend the Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner.

Curly Baby Bangs

Curly baby bangs are perfect for anyone looking to make a bold statement with their natural texture. Be sure to use a hair gel like the Redken Curvaceous Spiral Lock High-Hold Gel for perfect, kink-free spirals.

Blunt Baby Bangs

Traditional blunt bangs are a staple for anyone looking for to add instant edge to their ‘do. Take your blunt bangs to the next level with this cropped variation.

Bob With Baby Bangs

Bobs with full blunt fringe were huge last year, but we’re loving an updated bob with baby bangs for 2019!

Choppy Baby Bangs

This cut is all about layers, layers, and more layers! Ask your stylist for various lengths throughout your bangs to create instant texture.

If you want to create even more texture, apply a few spritzes of the L’Oreal Professionnel Techni.Art Wild Stylers Next Day Hair Hairspray. The micro-propelled dry finishing spray transforms hair into next day, disheveled looks with a discrete and natural touch.

Looking for more expert hair advice? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

You might also like: From Micro To Curtain: The 11 Best Hairstyles With Bangs

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