If you’ve always had long hair, this might be the sign for you to finally give up your waist-length tresses. Remember, your hair will grow back and life’s too short (pun intended) to not try a chin-grazing ‘do that can totally transform your look.
One of the factors that makes most girls hesitant to try a shorter hairstyle is they feel like it reveals more of their face and body. Much like peeling off a comforting veil that used to cover certain features you wanted to be kept hidden. But this is the exact reason why some women opt to add a fringe to their short hair!
The right fringe can accentuate your face shape better, brighten up your look, and add character. But if you think getting bangs means sporting a full blunt fringe, let us broaden your vocabulary of styles. From curtain bangs to the trendy Korean-style snip, here are some of the most flattering cuts to consider if you’re ready to go for a short face-framing hairstyle.
12 Flattering Short Haircuts with Bangs That Will Elevate Your Look
1. Chin-Length Bob with Wispy Bangs
This hairstyle is a favorite among Korean stars because it instantly gives you a more youthful look. The wispy bang is also a great option if you still want your eyebrows to peek through. Overall, you should consider this cut if you want to soften your features!
2. Long Pixie Cut and Curtain Bangs
Want a cut that you can beat the heat in? Consider a long layered pixie but with bangs that fall right by your cheeks. This '90s style haircut works best for girls with prominent cheekbones or a wide face, since curtain bangs automatically makes your face shape look slimmer.
3. Shaggy Bob or Mullet
Coined the “Wolf Cut” thanks to TikTok, the mullet dates back to the 80s and is a fun and funky hairstyle to try if you’re up for a more adventurous and edgy look. Opt for short baby bangs that fall mid forehead to let your features shine.
4. Soft Layered Lob with Wispy Bangs
If you’re not ready for a super short ‘do, a shoulder length lob the perfect compromise! To keep your look soft, go for wispy bangs you can brush to the side or part in the middle depending on your mood.
5. Chin Length Bob with Micro Bangs
If you want to accentuate a sleek and short haircut with an equally stunning color, baby or micro bangs are a great way to instantly look stylish. This fringe is sadly high-maintenance but is totally worth it if you want to level up your overall look. Trust us, you’ll look chic even when you step out in a T-shirt, jeans, and slippers.
6. Shoulder Length Lob with Curtain Bangs
If you’re conscious of your cheeks or jaw, curtain bangs will do the trick. This is the perfect cut to get if you have a round or oval face shape since it draws your jaw into a more v-line silhouette.
7. Soft Layered Bob with Wispy Curtain Bangs
Got a squarish face shape with a prominent jaw? This short layered ‘do will definitely create a softer look for you since the cut frames your face from your forehead down to your chin.
8. Long Pixie Cut with Wispy Bangs
A pixie cut doesn’t need to be daunting. This style is the perfect compromise since it’s short in the back but the fringe provides the coverage you need to frame your brows and forehead.
9. Blunt Bob with Full Bangs
Want to draw attention away from your brows? This classic cut will definitely make people focus on your eyes, nose and mouth, while slimming down and sculpting your face thanks to your hair’s sleek symmetry.
10. Layered Bob with Curtain Bangs
If you’re not ready to commit to setting your bangs every day, curtain bangs are the most flattering type of fringe to get. Other than it being a wash and wear style, this definitely helps sculpt your cheeks and jaw if you’ve got a round or square face shape.
11. Lob with Full Bangs
For girls gifted with thick and voluminous tresses, consider this hairstyle that really puts the spotlight on your facial features. This is best for girl with a round face and a small chin, since your hair will create those flattering angles for you!
12. Pixie Cut with Micro Bangs
Show off your facial features in this revealing cut that does not hold back! The classic short and androgynous pixie cut is perfect for girls who don't want to bother about styling their tresses after getting out of the shower! To show off those layers, be sure to add a bit of hair wax or mousse to define the subtle shag.
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* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.