After contemplating for months and trying every virtual hair app you could find, you’re finally ready to commit to short hair. When it comes time to choose the perfect haircut for every face shape, however, you’ll notice that one trend stands out: short hair with bangs.
While it might seem like a lot to commit to short hair and bangs at the same time, it’s totally worth taking the plunge. Keep scrolling for 15 of our favorite ways to try the look.
Do bangs look good with short hair?
If you already have short hair, bangs are a great way to switch things up and try something new. Adding fringe to short hair can also help accentuate any face shape, highlight your cheekbones, and bring attention to your eyes.
How do you style bangs with short hair?
When it comes to styling bangs with short hair, the opportunities are endless. You can wear your hair sleek and straight for a polished, sophisticated look or textured and effortless with lots of layers, curls, and waves.
If you’re looking for style inspiration, keep scrolling for 25 of our favorite short hair with bangs ideas.
The Best Short Hair With Bangs Ideas To Try Now
Short Shag With Bangs
The shag haircut is one of the trendiest looks to come out of 2020, and one that looks stunning paired with full fringe! Ask your stylist for layered bangs that match with the rest of your chop. When it’s time to style, let your hair air-dry and apply a few spritzes of texturizing spray like Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray.
While we love bell bottom jeans and all-things corduroy, curtain bangs are undoubtedly our favorite ‘70s-inspired trend. To achieve curtain bangs, your stylist will cut the fringe so that it’s parted down the middle and swept to either side of your face, creating a curtain effect.
Long Curtain Bangs
For a more laid back look (and to help cut your styling time in half), opt for a longer variation of curtain bangs that seamlessly blend in with your haircut.
Short Hair With Curly Bangs
If you thought bangs didn’t work on curly hair, think again! We’re obsessed with curly bangs on short hair. Pro tip: To keep your curly fringe bouncy, avoid using heavy styling products that will weigh them down. Use a lightweight hair gel, like Matrix Total Results Curl Please Super Defrizzer Gel, to give your ringlets a lightweight, strong hold and definition with frizz control.
Yes, the modern mullet trend is still going strong—and we’re predicting that it’s here to stay! Give this throwback cut added edge with a vibrant hair color and fringe that falls an inch above your eyebrow.
You can blame wanderlust or popular television shows set in Paris, but the French bob is more popular than ever. If you’re trying short hair with bangs for the first time, this chin-grazing bob with full bangs and effortless texture is a classic.
Textured Bob With Bangs
Trends come and go, but we’ll always be obsessed with lived-in hair. A layered bob with lived-in texture is one of our go-to ways to wear short hair with bangs.
Baby bangs may seem like they’re hard to pull off at first glance, but a chin-length bob helps to balance the look and makes micro fringe appear softer.
Pixie With Barely-There Bangs
If you like to keep your strands as short as possible, you don’t need to commit to a full-on fringe. These barely-there bangs graze the top of your forehead and gently frame your face.
Blunt Bob With Bangs
A chic and timeless blunt bob with bangs is never a bad idea. To achieve the classic, sophisticated appearance of a blunt bob with bangs, we recommend styling your mane sleek and pin-straight. Use a hair oil like Kérastase Elixir Ultime L’Huile Original Hair Oil to complete your style with shine and frizz protection.
Full, straight across bangs look stunning with thick hair. While they may require a little more styling to get them looking just right, the payoff is totally worth it.
Pixie With Shaved Sides
If you want to get experimental with your pixie cut, ask your stylist for shaved sides with extra length on top. Sweep your strands forward to create the look of layered bangs that softly frame your face.
While the thought of mushroom cuts may bring you straight back to grammar school, the modern variation may surprise you. The new-and-improved mushroom cuts are perfectly layered and tapered to flatter your face shape.
Spiked Pixie With Side Bangs
Your fringe may not be the focal point of your look if you spike your hair, but side bangs can help add depth to your style and frame your face.
If you want to keep your fringe light while instantly drawing attention to your eyes, consider short hair with wispy bangs.
Piece-y Curtain Bangs
For those with thick hair, piece-y curtain bangs can make your fringe feel way less heavy and simplify your styling routine.
Lob With Side-Swept Bangs
Long Side-Swept Bangs
Your bangs don’t always have to be the center of attention, as evidenced by these long, side-swept bangs. Ask your stylist to blend your fringe in with the rest of your layers for a low-maintenance look that requires barely any styling effort.
Not every fringe style is created equal—literally. While it takes someone brave to try asymmetrical bangs, they can instantly give your cut an edgy appearance.
Sleek Pixie With Side Bangs
If you want a sleek look that accentuates your jawline, opt for a long pixie with side bangs. Use a hairspray like Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Sheer Lacquer Hairspray to give your style a strong yet flexible hold with humidity resistance.
Front Bangs With Voluminous Waves
Voluminous waves are always a good idea—particularly when they’re paired with front bangs. Use a shampoo and conditioner like Pureology Pure Volume Shampoo and Conditioner to enhance volume and restore movement. Then, after you’ve created your waves, apply a few spritzes of Matrix Total Results High Amplify Hairspray to give your look continuous lift, fullness, and volume.
Long Pixie With Shaggy Bangs
If you love bedhead, opt for a long pixie with shaggy bangs. All you’ll need is a styling product like Pureology Style + Protect Rough It Up Texture Paste to give your strands soft texture and shine in minutes.
Pixie With Deep Side-Parted Bangs
For those seeking a hairstyle that will add instant volume to their ‘do, you can’t go wrong with deep side-parted bangs.
Angled Bob With Bangs
An angled bob is slightly shorter in the back and allows you to leave more length around your face. With full front bangs, this look gets our stamp of approval for every face shape.
Curly Updo With Bangs
Once you have the perfect cut, it’s time to find a style that shows off your bangs. Let your curly bangs be the star of the show, and pull the rest of your hair into an updo. You can even accessorize with an on-trend headband.
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