3 CUTE HAIRSTYLES FOR BANGS
Why does it always seem like women are talking about bangs? They’re either thinking about cutting them, just got them, thinking about growing them out, or complaining about the grow out–am I right? And then once you’ve got them, the conversation makes a quick turn on how to style them. What are some cute hairstyles for bangs? Luckily, I’ve got three easy and cute hairstyles for bangs that I know you’re going to love.
I’ll confess, I’m right there too. I have been talking about getting bangs for probably upwards of three years. I know, I’m very indecisive when it comes to my hair… and picking a place to eat. So as the story goes, my sister decided to get bangs and instantly I knew I had to get them too, because I couldn’t let her have the coolest hair cut in the family 🙂 We both see Nick Flores at Sally Hershberger salon and he always does such an amazing job with my hair, and this bang experiment was no exception.
The inspo was a soft, ’70s shag. Something in between Freja Beha Ericsson and Bridget Bardot–effortless and cool. Nick nailed the cut and I love them so much! I’ll be honest, it took me a few weeks to figure out what to do with them. Believe it or not, I’m super low maintenance when it comes to beauty. I have naturally straight hair and I prefer letting it air dry over blowing it out because it changes the texture and makes it feel dry. I initially let the bangs air dry and quickly realized that wasn’t going to work until they grew out a little bit, so I started blowing out just my bangs when I washed my hair.
My favorite part about having bangs is that every hair style looks so much cuter and more French. So, I decided to show you guys three cute hairstyles for bangs.
Style 1: Simple Half Top Knot
The simple half top knot has quickly become one of my go-to hairstyles! And while I wore this look pre-bangs, I think it looks so much better when you have bangs in front to frame your face. It’s almost like a balancing act – it helps counter balance all the hair you have hanging down in back. Here’s how to do it:
- Grab a small section of hair on the top of your head. I like to start about an inch above my ears, and then drag my thumbs from my hair line into a triangular shape with my thumbs meeting 3/4 back on the top of my head.
- Tightly twist small pony tail
- Wrap the pony tail around itself into a little bun
- Secure with safety pins
- Finesse until you are happy with the look and shape
Style 2: Easy Pony
Okay, I know what you’re probably thinking – what’s revolutionary about the pony tail? And honestly, nothing. But I’m sharing it because for such a long time when I didn’t have bangs, I never felt “pulled together” with a regular pony tail. It either had to be super low, or super high, slicked back, parted to one side, cemented to my head… you catch my drift. And there was nothing “easy” about aforementioned pony tail–in fact, it would usually take me longer. But alas, not this one! Bangs instantly make a look feel finished. Here’s how to create this easy pony:
- Start by quickly curling your hair with a 1.5 inch curling iron. They don’t have to be perfect, but you do want to have some movement and dimension with your pony and if you have straight hair like me, you’ve gotta create some bends.
- Loosely gather your hair with your fingers. For this look, imperfection is key. I even like having a few rogue bumps in there for texture.
- The magic is in the placement. You don’t want it too low, or too high. Think of this as extension of your eye. The pony should rest, literally, on the top of your head.
- Secure with a fabric pony, voila!
- Pro tip: spray with texturizing spray for added volume
Style 3: The Top Knot
For the grand finale, my absolute favorite hair style and basically the reason I wanted to get bangs… the top knot! My makeup artist (and good friend) Kasia Bohos had bangs for years–and for years I was so jealous of how cute and effortless her hair looked when she wore it in a bun, especially knowing the fact that she literally rolled out of bed and didn’t try to look cute whatsoever. This is so simple, but I’ll write out the instructions anyways:
- Follow Style 2 instructions for pony tail and placement (above)
- Loosely twist pony tail and wrap around, creating a bun
- Secure with bobby pins
- Finesse and gently massage bun to create the shape you want
- Make sure all bangs are out on both sides and pull out a few more little hairs for extra dramz.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post on my cute hairstyles for bangs! Let me know if you have bangs or if you’ve been wanting to cut them in the comments below! x
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