Choppy Bangs: Expert Styling Tips And 10 Looks You Need To Try

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Choppy Bangs: Expert Styling Tips And 10 Must-Try Looks

24 October 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor,

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Before joining the team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

If you’re not afraid to experiment with different hairstyles, it’s safe to say at one point or another you considered cutting bangs. Whether you weren’t ready for the commitment that comes with bangs or worried you couldn’t pull them off, we’re here to get you to reconsider. Bangs are the perfect way to upgrade any style, whether it be an androgynous haircut or long layers. If you’re not sure which bangs are right for you, allow us to make a case for choppy bangs.

Unlike blunt bangs, which cover your forehead with a thick blanket of hair, choppy bangs are all about movement. They add killer texture to any haircut and are a breeze to style. Continue reading for expert styling tips and 10 looks we’re sure you'll want to recreate.

How To Maintain Choppy Bangs

We know what you’re thinking: They’re bangs, how hard could they be to maintain? The answer is not hard at all, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to make a few changes to your styling and hair care routine.

Get comfortable at your hair salon if you want your bangs to look flawless every day. Unlike the ends of your hair, which don’t need to be cut until they begin to split, bangs require you to head to the salon every two to four weeks to maintain the perfect fringe length. Because bangs mean more frequent trips to the salon, many salons offer discount pricing for fringe touchups.

Whether you decide to maintain a strict trim schedule or let your bangs grow out, everyone with choppy bangs should invest in styling pomade. The tacky formula is one the best ways to style your bangs and create the most texture possible. Continue reading to learn about some of our favorites.

Choppy Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are one of the most significant hair trends of the year and for a good reason—they look great on everyone. If you ever feel like ditching your fringe for the day, part them down the middle and sweep them to either side of your face. They’ll seamlessly blend into layered hair for a face-framing effect.

Bed Head Choppy Bangs

The best thing about choppy bangs is that they’re meant to look unpolished. If you want to want to replicate this laidback, just-got-out-of-bed vibe, emulsify a pomade like Shu Uemura’s Clay Definer Hair Pomade in your hands and gently rake it through your bangs until you achieve your desired look. The pomade helps to define strands, creating workable hold and building texture while still leaving the hair with a silky matte finish.

Wispy Choppy Bangs

Ladies with thin hair often worry that their strands aren’t thick enough to pull off a fringe. Think again! If you have fine hair and want to give bangs a try, consider wispy choppy bangs.

Curly Choppy Bangs

Who said curly girls couldn't pull off bangs? Blunt bangs may be a little tricky for ladies with curly strands to pull off, but choppy bangs were made for curly hair. Your textured fringe will perfectly frame your face and made your hair appear bigger (and better) than ever.

Subtle Choppy Bangs

If you have blunt bangs but have always wondered if you can pull off a more choppy style, start with a subtly textured fringe. Instead of cutting straight across, your stylist will trim the ends of your fringe vertically to create texture and movement.

Micro Choppy Bangs

If you have super short hair, cutting bangs is usually one of the ways you can hold on to some length. If it’s just killer bangs you’re after, not length, consider micro choppy bangs. These low maintenance bangs add an edgy touch to any pixie cut.

Bowl Cut Choppy Bangs

Believe it or not, bowl cuts are back. The modern bowl cut is all about incorporating texture into the round haircut we all remember from elementary school. Adding a choppy bang is one of the easiest ways to update your bowl cut.

If you want to create allover texture, spray L’Oréal Professionnel’s Next Day Hair Hairspray throughout your strands. The micro-propelled dry finishing spray transforms hair into next day, disheveled looks with a discrete and natural touch.

Spiky Choppy Bangs

If you feel like you’ve run out of fringe styling options, try styling your bangs away from your face—literally. Work a strong hold formula like Shu Uemura’s Master Wax Hair Wax through your bangs, styling them up and away from your face. The cream-to-wax formula offers powerful high hold styling with a high shine finish.

Edgy Choppy Bangs

Textured bangs are a great way to add some edge to everyday ‘dos, but why stop at bangs? If you want an allover bad girl look, pair your choppy bangs with an equally textured haircut.

Bob Choppy Bangs

If you’re looking to add some much-needed movement to your bob haircut, look no further than choppy bangs. Your new fringe will perfectly complement your chin-length haircut for a look you won’t be able to get enough of.

Interested in advice about the perfect bangs for you? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.

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