Ways You've Never Thought Of To Wear Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are having a serious moment and the trend is continuing way into 2021, so and if you're considering getting them but need more convincing, you've come to the right place. One of the biggest worries that comes with getting curtain bangs is that they won't be flattering. But, that's not true. 

As Emily Heser, a stylist at Cutler Salon in New York City, told Glamour, "Curtain bangs are the gateway to bangs, because they're super versatile." She explained, "They're long enough to grow out or pin back if you want, but they can also be cut into a shorter look." Yep, curtain bangs can actually be worn in a variety of different ways, meaning they really are perfect for everyone – even those who prefer a minimalist hair maintenance routine. And you only need to look at Dakota Johnson, arguably the queen of curtain bangs, for a little inspiration. Here are 3 ways you've never thought of to wear curtain bangs.

Try out a side part

As Craig Taylor, Creative Director of Hari's Hair Salon in London explained to Get The Gloss, in general, "A curtain fringe is a fringe cut in an inverted 'V' shape, the shortest part of the cut is where you would wear the parting in the fringe." He continued, "When being cut from the shortest point, the shape of the cut is angled down gradually, and hair is left longer towards the top of the cheek bones." But this doesn't mean you always need to wear it this way. "It can work perfectly well from the side," he added, explaining you can even get it cut with a side part if that's your preferred look.

The 80s-style look

Curtains bangs have been popular over many decades, and while 70s curtain bangs seem to be all the rage (à la Farrah Fawcett in Charlie's Angels), it's worth trying out 80s-style curtain bangs, too. According to Tarryn Cherniayeff, Hair Director and co-founder of Sydney's MOB HAIR, it's an easy look to achieve with your hairdryer. "First blow-dry and roll your fringe forward and under. Then, once dry, roll it around the brush backwards – away from your face – and let it set and cool down on the brush," she told Beauty Crew.

Hide them with some fashionable accessories

While most people assume that hiding your bangs means you're trying to grow them out, it's actually just a really easy and chic look to try when you're in the mood to mix things up. "You can also use accessories to hide the bang, such as headbands or clips," master stylist Vickie Vidov told Real Simple. "Take advantage of this year's trends with various hair accessories," she suggested, "Use bedazzled hair pins and clips."