Images of hairstyles with bangs
There's no better way to freshen up a boring hairstyle or take five years off your face than with bangs, and these hairstyles featuring bangs will make you want some. The right bangs on your face shape will make your eyes pop, show off your amazing cheekbones or help hide a high forehead (my problem). Today's freshest looks show off many different types of bangs: Side-swept bangs, 70s fringe (seen here on a model from the fantastic denim shop, Mother), brow-skimming heavy bangs and even short bangs.
Once you get the perfect cut, you need to make sure you properly know how to blow dry your bangs. Many, many women suffer from "Bubble Bangs" a bang syndrome that could be avoided if only they put down the round brush and blew their hair dry with a flat or paddle brush.Naomi Campbell. Rabbani and Solimene // Getty
This look works best on straight hair. If you have super thick, wavy hair or curly hair, bangs are simply not your best option. They'll tend to frizz up on when you blow dry them straight and while flat-ironing may work, the minute any moisture hits the air, your fabulous fringe will frizz up on you making you appear dated.
Great Bangs for a Pixie HaircutActress Ginnifer Goodwin. Getty Images left by Michael Buckner, right by Frederick M. Brown
These thick, sideswept bangs are great for a pixie haircut. Sometimes pixie cuts can be too boyish and unoriginal almost as if a woman went to a barber and asked him to make her look like a guy, but great bangs can make or break a pixie hairstyle. These rock 'n roll bangs on Ginnifer Goodwin are proof that even short hair can be extremely sexy.Agyness Deyn. Jamie McCarthy // Getty
Long, side-swept bangs are by far the easiest bangs to get because they are less of a commitment than blunt bangs and they flatter every, single face shape.
These bangs on Agyness are a great example of side-swept bangs that are super long. You can either go in for trims every couple weeks or just let them grow out with your haircut. They should look great up until about three months. Seriously.Julie Benz. Frazer Harrison // Getty Images
Side-swept bangs look good with your hair back. Basically, you still have something going on in the front even when most of your hair is hiding away in the back. Bangs are especially great for women with high hairlines.Erin O'Connor. Dave M. Benett // Getty Images
This is the ultimate chic look. However, you'll have to get your bangs trimmed every few weeks to keep up this look.Viola Davis. Frazer Harrison // Getty Images
This is a super cool look on Viola Davis, even though it seems as if it might drive you crazy having bangs in your eyes all day. The nice thing about side-swept bangs such as these is you can push them off to the side when they bother you and they still look great.
Blunt Bangs Paired With Long HairActress Beth Behrs. Alberto E. Rodriguez for Getty
This style is very chic and makes boring long hair fresh. You can ask for blunt bangs and the great thing is they grow out nicely into side-swept bangs.Florence Welch. Ian Gavan // Getty Images
Cool red hairstyle on Florence Welch. These are blunt bangs that have grown out into sideswept bangs. When you get your hair cut, it's important your bangs match the rest of your hairstyle. Here, Welch's does this beautifully. Her hair is thick and her bangs are, too. You don't want soft, wispy bangs paired with long, thick hair or your look will be dated.
To get this look, ask your stylist to cut your bangs thickly. The middle part of the blunt bang should fall at your brow or just below it (remember, hair cut wet will dry shorter, so make sure your stylist doesn't cut too much when hair is wet) and the sides of the blunt bangs should be longer, forming an upside down "uU" Face-framing bangs are super trendy at the moment and very flattering. They also tend to grow out better than the blunt bang.
Brow-Skimming Bangs With a PonytailSharni Vinson. Frazer Harrison Ireland Baldwin shows off her blunt bangs. Ireland Baldwin // Instagram
This look on Ireland Baldwin is stylish and chic while still maintaining length. Lovely gorgeous blonde color.Actress Taraji Henson attends the 59th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 15, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Bangs are great for bringing attention to your eyes, according to stylist Tommy Buckett in Glamour magazine. "They're a quick change without a full-on cut, " he says. Love this look on actress Taraji Henson.Reese Witherspoon. Frederick M. Brown // Getty Images Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour. Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
A great look on Nicole Richie. Note the flip in her bangs.
Brigitte Nielsen's Pompadour BangsBrigitte Nielsen. Andreas Rentz
Many pompadour hairstyles are on the streets of New York these days. And they all seem to be platinum blonde, like Brigitte Nielsen's here. It's funky, edgy, rock 'n' roll all rolled up in one simple hairstyle that's been sprayed all up and at 'em. Simply gorgeous!Paris Hilton. Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IMG
Here's a great short-short look for bangs. Love this with the longer hair. Gorgeous and fresh.Kate Moss. Getty Images