Everything You Need to Know About Curtain Bangs and How to Do It Yourself

This fringe looks good on everyone, I promise!
by Ira Nopuente for Cosmo.ph   |  Jan 21, 2021
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Hello there! It's 2021 and I would like to suggest that you try this ~*trending*~ hairstyle before everyone else does: Curtain bangs. This fringe style frames the face and blend with the rest of the hair. Curtain bangs don't need regular trims, and they can be easily "hidden" when you're not in the mood for a fringe. Lastly, curtain bangs are gorgeous and look good on everyone.

Are you kind of convinced? Well, I'm here to give you a little nudge because curtain bangs are the prettiest thing you'll do to your hair! Read on to know more about it.

What are curtain bangs?

The bangs we commonly know of—the one we got when we were kids—is cut straight across. Curtain bangs are shorter in the center and longer on the sides. Hairstylists usually snip the hair in a crescent-shape for a flattering look.

Its grown-out style adds to its appeal: It appears effortless and sexy at the same time.

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Can I cut curtain bangs myself?

You can cut your own bangs as long as you do it carefully. There is a certain way to hold your shears so you can get the perfect shape and texture. Plus, you should know how to section your hair so you can get the right thickness and volume for your curtain bangs. Here are detailed videos that show how it is done:

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If you've got thick hair:

If you have fine hair:

What should I say to my hairstylist if I want curtain bangs?

For a super sexy Bridget Bardot-style of curtain bangs, ask your hairstylist to have the longest section stop at the tip of your nose. This way, you can easily tuck them away when you don't feel like having bangs. Request for front face-framing layers if you want to downplay plump cheeks or a strong jawline. (READ: Ask for layers if you have a round or square face shape.)

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Are curtain bangs high maintenance?

Not gonna lie, when the weather is hot and humid, you will have to deal with lagkit! Your bangs will inevitably stick together. You'll have to apply dry shampoo (the powder kind) to prevent this from happening.

If you've got super straight hair, you'll need heat-styling tools or rollers to add volume. Here are some videos to guide you:

With a blow-dryer:

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With rollers:

With a straightener:

Eager to try curtain bangs right now? Check out these hairstyle ideas:

Pretty Hairstyles with Curtain Bangs to Try in 2021

  1. Curtain bangs with soft wavy lob

  2. Bridget Bardot-style curtain bangs

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  3. Medium-length ombré hair with curtain bangs

  4. Blunt bob with curtain bangs

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  5. Long curtain bangs

  6. Messy ponytail with curtain bangs

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  7. Long voluminous wavy hair with curtain bangs

  8. Lob with curtain bangs and undone waves

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