The best tips for styling your curtain bangs, so you can look suitably 70s in no time

How to style curtain bangs

Unless you've been living under some sort of COVID-19 bunker, you'll know that curtain bangs were everywhere last year. You couldn't look on your Instagram or Pinterest without being greeted by a flurry of it girls sporting the style. Given how undeniably cool and nonchalant the style is, we see no signs of it going anywhere. On the contrary, the style has gained such momentum that the question lingers in our minds, just exactly how do we style them?

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What tools are best when looking at how to style your curtain bangs?

When it comes to tools, you want to make sure you're getting the right bang for your buck. A big portion of this style is having adequate volume and bounce to the hair. You want to prolong the wearability of the bangs for as long as possible. Along with a rounded brush, investing in a salon quality hairdryer like that of the Dyson Airwrap is a great way to inject that much needed boost to your hair shaft. Alternatively, going old school just as the style lends itself to, a large bodied velcro roller would be ideal. Just roll it up in the hair, add a little texture spray like Sam Mcknight's Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist.



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What about when it comes to styling products?

For those of us who are a little more laissez-faire when it comes to our hair routine, air drying is still very much an option. When the hair is still damp the trick is to spritz a root lifting texturising spray at the root of the bangs. Once the hair begins to dry, pinch the strands that frame the face to give it a natural bend. The shape will take on a much more effortless, cool French girl feel. You can also invest in a fine parting comb to sculpt the hair into perfect place.

Can anyone wear curtain bangs?

The beauty of this style is that anyone can wear it. It's flattering for all face shapes, hair types and lengths. It's a good idea to sit down first with your hairdresser and discuss your specific hair texture and ways you could optimise the look by cutting in specific face framing layers. Because the style of curtain bangs are cut in a way to create dimension, having some length will be important here. that said, shorter hairstyles can get in on the fun too, provided there is enough hair near the sideburn area.

If you're looking at finally taking the part at living your best studio 54 lifestyle, we've taken the liberty of compiling a list of looks for your consideration.



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Got a lot of hair? Follow Matilda's lead with some heavy textured feathered out bangs. The thicker the hair the better for this style to get maximum results.

Bob Curtain Bangs


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Wavy Curtain Bangs

Wolf Cut Curtain Bangs


Want more? Consider looking to our collection of the best curtain bang looks for your salon inspiration.


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