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15 Different Types Of Bangs For Every Face Shape—And How To Style Them

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Every woman contemplates getting bangs at least once in their life. Whether you’re looking to edge into a drastically new style or appear younger instantly, fringe is always a good idea. If you’re seriously considering bangs, however, your face shape can play a huge part in what fringe style looks best on you. 

Ready to find out which bangs are best for your face shape? Whether you have dark brown hair or ash blonde locks, keep scrolling for everything you need to know. 

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The Best Types Of Bangs For Heart-Shaped Faces

Curly Bangs

Curly bangs can help conceal your forehead while showing off your natural texture. Be sure to use Mizani True Textures Twist & Coil Jelly to enhance and define your ringlets. 

Piece-y Bangs

If you have a heart-shaped face, avoid blunt bangs that can make your forehead and cheekbones appear wider. Instead, ask your stylist for piece-y bangs with layers that can help to soften your features. 

Side-Swept Bangs

If you’re not ready to commit to a full-on fringe, don’t worry! That’s what side bangs are for. Side-swept bangs can softly frame your heart-shaped face and take the focus off of your forehead. 

Side-Swept Pixie Bangs

Your high cheekbones are your most defining feature, and a pixie cut is the perfect way to show them off! A pixie cut with a soft side-swept fringe can delicately frame your best features and help to make your forehead appear more narrow. 

The Best Types Of Bangs For Round-Shaped Faces

Barely-There Pixie Bangs

Pixie cuts are perfect if you’re comfortable showing off your round face—and why shouldn’t you be? If you want to make your face appear more angular, however, pair your pixie cut with subtle micro fringe. 

Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are one of the few looks that flatter all face shapes—but we especially love how they frame and accentuate the soft features of round faces! 

Micro Bangs

Talk about a serious dose of nostalgia! If you’re ready to take on a more dramatic fringe look, micro bangs are perfect for you. Pair micro bangs with a bright hair color to give this ‘90s-inspired fringe new life. 

Two-Toned Bangs

Looking to give your fringe a bit of edge? There’s no better time to experiment with color! Opt for a half-and-half hair color for a look that’s truly eye-catching. If you commit to a bold new hue, be sure to use a shampoo and conditioner formulated for high-maintenance hair color like the Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid system

The Best Types Of Bangs For Square-Shaped Faces

Uneven Bangs

These asymmetrical bangs not only make a striking visual impact, but they also create the illusion of a softer face. 

Textured Bangs

Can’t get enough of texture? Neither can we! Textured, full bangs can even out a long face shape, making it appear shorter. Amp up your texture with a texturizing spray like Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray. This aerosol dry texturizing spray provides hair with airy volume and beachy texture. 

Tousled Bangs

If you’re looking to soften the edges of your sharp jawline, you can’t go wrong with soft, tousled bangs. The best part? Tousled bangs require little styling commitment! 

The Best Types Of Bangs For Long Faces

Long Blended Bangs

If you want all the perks of having bangs without the constant styling, opt for long, blended bangs that fall to one side of your face. 

Bowl Cut Bangs

Bowl cuts might sound scary, but hear us out! This mushroom-inspired chop with straight, full bangs is a modern take on the ‘80s throwback cut (and can seriously accentuate your long face shape). 

Thick Bangs

If you’re hoping to create the illusion of a shorter face while accentuating your cheekbones, thick blunt bangs will do the trick. 

Flipped Out Bangs

We’ve been loving flipped out ends, and we’re even more obsessed with flippy bangs! Grab a round brush, a blowdryer, and an anti-frizz spray like Kérastase Fluidissime Anti Frizz Spray to achieve flippy bangs with a sleek, polished finish. 

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