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7 Ways to Wear Bangs and Rock Your Next Hairstyle!

Having bangs can be a great way to add an edgy look to your style.

Bangs come in all different shapes and sizes from fringed to feathered. Are you running out of ideas on how to style bangs? Are those bangs continually getting in your way? Do you know how to make them last Well, I can tell you now that having the perfect bang doesn’t have to be as tedious as it seems.

One day while I was doing my hair, I wondered how can I maintain my bangs? What different ways could I wear the style? So, I have decided to compile together an impressive list that will hopefully bring some inspiration on how to style bangs. I’ll also teach you how to keep them fresh, voluminous, and looking brand new!

This information will be fun and helpful, so make sure to take plenty of notes!

Different Styles Of Bangs

There are so many different bang styles that you can rock! Straight bangs are one of the most popular bang styles, so I’ll go into how to make those first.

Straight Bang

Now wearing your bangs straight is the most common way to style it. This can be a super cute and a simple look. It is also a fashion trend that is sweeping the world away. What’s so great about straightening your bangs is how quick and easy it is to achieve this hairstyle.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

How to Get Straight Bangs

    1. Grab your flat iron and make sure to set the temperature to between 300 or 350 degrees.
    2. Once you have straightened your hair into the appropriate position, use a little hairspray to keep everything in place.

TIP: If you’re going to be straightening your natural hair make sure you put some hair foam or water on your bang beforehand.  you do not want to burn or dry out your real hair.

rihanna bob with bangs

Braided Bang

Another cute way to style your bangs is to have them braided. This hairstyle can be great for those of you who are trying to grow out your bangs. Dealing with excessively long bang styles can be annoying, so instead of using constant hair clips to hide them away give this look a try!

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Bobby pins
  • Brush/ Comb

How To Get A Braided Bang

  1. You want to make sure that you comb out your bang first before you start to braid it. Combing your bang will help prevent your hair from tangling or knotting up. Try not to put too much hair product on your bang when you braid it because this can make the hair slippery and cause the braid to fall apart throughout the day.
  2. After you detangle your bang, it’s time to start the braiding process. Don’t feel discouraged if you do not know how to braid your hair just yet. You can wear this style in a two-strand twist as well. If you need extra help try watching YouTube videos, this was very helpful for me.
  3. Once the bang is braided or twisted pin it to the side of your hair and secure with bobby pins. If the braid is long enough, you can also just tuck it behind your ears. This style is a super cute look for a Sunday brunch or a lovely picnic with friends and loved ones. It also feels good to give your forehead a break from the constant hair being in the way.
braided bang

Swoop Bang

If you want to go for a more elegant look, you can try swooping your bang to either side of your face. A lot of celebrities like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, even Emma Stone have been known for slaying this look. This style is also helpful for those who are trying to grow out their bangs.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Blow Dryer
  • Round Bristle Brush

How To Get Swoop Bangs

  1. To achieve this look make sure your hair is a little damp, then part the front of your bang to the side you would like the swoop to be on.
  2. Now take your round brush and place it underneath your bang. As you pull the brush down in front of you begin to blow dry the top of the bang and continue until you have brushed it all the way through.
  3. So basically you want to make sure your blow drying as your rolling the hair with the brush, see picture for details.
  4. Now your bang should be fully set to the side, use hairspray on the swoop for a longer lasting look. You can leave your hair as is, or you can try pinning the swoop into a back bun.
  5. If you are trying this method with the blow dryer and it does not seem to be working, try putting hair foam on the bang and using a flat iron to stretch the hair in a swooping motion. Now brush it to the side and use a little hairspray to maintain the swoop in place.
  6. Pull the rest of your hair into a back bun and put a headband on your swoop bang for about 15 to 20 minutes. After time has passed, you can remove the headband and put extra bobby pins if needed to keep swoop in its shape.
  7. Now you are ready for a gorgeous night out on the town.
swoop bang

Pull Back or Bumped up Bang

A bumped up or pulled back bang is a very familiar style to wear. It gives an illusion of a mini mohawk. I am sure we all had those moments where we are dreadfully tired of having those bangs hanging in our face. This hairstyle gives your face a total break.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Bobby Pins
  • Holding Spray

How To Get Pull Back or Bumped Up Bangs

  1. The first thing is to choose where you want the hair bump to be on your head. Some people may like it on the crown of their head and low, or high and more towards the front of their hair. It all depends on how you want it, and how long your hair is. The shorter the bang the closer the bump will be to the front of your hair.
  2. Once you find what looks useful to you, you can begin teasing your bang to create a fuller bump. To tease your hairdo, use your comb and go in a downward motion from the tip of the hair to the scalp, do this about three to four times. Then, slightly pinch the bang where you want the back of the bump to be and push it forward.
  3. Add bobby pins or hair clips to keep the style in place.
  4. If your natural hair is already pretty thick, there is no need for you to tease it, and you can proceed with the steps that follow.
    This hairstyle is very long lasting. Make sure to bring extra bobby pins if needed throughout the day to hold your bump in the same position.
bangs-pinned-back

Center Part Braided Bangs

A fascinating look you can do with your bangs is part it down the middle and make two twists or braids to the side. This style has been going on for years now. You probably thought this hairstyle was more for children, but no honey plenty of women, including celebrities, have been seen rocking this timeless look.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Comb
  • Rubber bands/ bobby pins

How To Get Center Part Braided Bangs

  1. To accomplish this look, grab a comb and make a middle part from the start of the bang to the crown of your head. Make sure you take the time to comb out the bang of any knots or tangles before braiding.
  2. Now proceed to two strand twist or braid both sides of the bang. Again, make sure there is not too much product on your hair, for this makes the braid fall or break apart throughout the day. Once you have finished braiding or twisting both sections, grab bobby pins to secure the ends to the side of your hair.
  3. If your hair is thin and braids are known for falling apart on its own, try using a rubber band at the end of the twists to hold them in place.
center part braided bangs

Curly or Wavy Bangs

Another way to style those bangs is to curl them up. Many of you who have naturally curly hair may think this process is complicated, but I assure you it is not, whether you have straight or wavy hair check out these steps on how to slay curly bangs.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Curl Definers
  • Bobby Pins
  • Curling wand (optional)

How To Get Curly or Wavy Bangs

  1. First, make sure your hair is a little damp, this makes it easier to style. A method to maintain the perfect wavy bang without heat is using a good curl definer; these curl definers help your hair remain fresh and less oily than if you were to overuse a ton of hair care products.
  2. If you haven’t tried curl definers researching different brands, and testing out what will work best for your curl pattern would be a great idea.
  3. Now take a small amount of curl definer and place it on your bangs and gently twist your hair while applying it, after a while curls should begin to form and use more only if necessary.
  4. This method is suitable for my natural curly sues out there; it helps you have more control over your curl pattern without it being too wild and free.
  5. You can also use a curling wand to curl your bangs. Add a little bit of heat protectant so you won’t damage your hair too much. Once you have set your curls, make sure to comb through them with your fingers for a loose wave texture. You can now leave your bang as is or secure them to the side of your hair with bobby pins or hair clips.
curly bangs

Cut Bangs

Yes! The ultimate way to give your bangs a dramatic look is to cut them. I know cutting may seem extreme, but to get out of your old hairstyle ways a nice trim can be a significant step.

When you cut your bangs, it helps them grow and adds dimension to your face. Also trimming your hair adds layers, and this can also be helpful when it comes down to styling your hair quickly and efficiently. You don’t have to be afraid for I have listed some useful steps to help with the process.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

    • Scissors
  • Small tooth comb
  • Tiny Brush

How to Get Cut Bangs

So, if you don’t trust yourself I would suggest going to a hair specialist for trimming, but for those of you who are a pro with a pair of scissors, this is what you will need to do.

  1. Place your hair in a ponytail and proceed with combing your bang to the front, make sure they lay as flat as possible. Make sure your hair is dry. I repeat, do not cut your hair when its wet you may end up cutting your bang shorter than you want.
  2. Next, place your comb underneath your bang and move it down to where you want them to hit on your forehead.
  3. Now you want to take your scissors, most people will try to cut horizontally but its best to hold the scissors vertically and make small cuts right below the comb.
  4. Check to make sure the hair is even by using your fingertips to tassel and move the bang around.
  5. Once everything seems to be in order, use a brush to get rid of any tiny hairs that could have been left over by cutting the bang. Congrats, you have done it, and now your bang should have a little more style and dimension!
cut bangs

Seven Tips To Maintain Your Bang

Now that you’ve gotten some inspiration for ways to style your bangs let’s give you some tips on how to keep them healthy and beautiful as well.

Invest in a Mini Flat Iron

If you want your bangs to be banging, you must invest in the proper tools. Investing in a smaller flat iron is better than a larger one. Smaller flat irons can get a better grip on the shortest parts of your bang. This hair tool will be beneficial and will save a lot of time when it comes down to styling your hair in the morning.

While you are straightening, make sure to start at the root of your hair. When you come to an end do a slight bump to keep volume in the bang.

The reason why mini flat irons are so fantastic is that it leaves your bang with a smooth finished look rather. This will prevent you having crimps or wrinkles in it.

Even though buying a smaller flat iron would be easier a regular sized one can do the job as well. Try to find time to save money so you can purchase the best hair tools for your bang.

flat iron

Blow Dry Bang In Opposite Direction

Blow drying your bang in the opposite direction may sound weird, but trust me it will give it a lot more volume.

Certain things you should know, like if you want your bangs to lay on your forehead blow dry them upward. If you want them to stay more to the left blow dry to the right and vice versa.

I promise this will leave your bang looking voluminous and bouncy.

Blow Dry Hair Quickly

You want to make sure you blow dry your hair as soon as possible. The dryer or less moisturized your hair is, the harder it is to style. So, try wetting your bangs and then blow drying them. It will be easier to place into a style, and you will always have a clean look.

woman blowdrying hair

Try Using Less Product

If you use too much product, you are making your heavier and this, in turn, will weigh down your bang.

Dry shampoo is an excellent alternative to thick hair care products. A small spritz of hairspray can do the job as well. If more is needed, then definitely apply just make sure it is in low doses.

spraying hair

Wash Bangs Regularly

Since your bangs are shorter than rest of your hair, you want to make sure you wash them regularly. By regularly I mean you’ll probably have to clean them at least every other day.

Bangs sit on top of your forehead, and unbelievably our skin can generate a lot of natural oils. To make sure your hair does not become too oily or greasy its best to keep them clean. Dry shampoo helps with the cleanliness. All of this hard work will be worth it when you have the hottest bangs in town.

washing hair

Invest in a Bristle Brush

Invest in a small bristle brush. This is crucial if you plan to wear bangs for a while. These brushes will be your best friend. They are not costly and they help grab every inch of hair.

Once you purchase this brush, it will be easier to blow dry every inch of your bangs.

Brushing Weave

Find a Good Salon

Lastly, find a good salon! I know life can be hectic, and we can have a million and one things on our plate. But we must take time out of our day to go to a hairdresser.

Cutting and trimming our hair is vital to refrain from having split ends and to have healthy hair. If your hair is healthy more than likely, your bangs are going to grow at a faster rate. To keep your hair in good standing, make sure to visit your local hair salon at least 2 to 3 times a month.

salon hair

I hope these amazing ways on how to style bangs inspired you to try a new look this week! Even if you don’t get the chance to try out any of these styles at least you will have some tips on how to make your bangs last. You’ve also learned how to style bangs more efficiently.

The good thing is you don’t have to break the bank to attain any of these looks. Conquer your day, give it a try, and most importantly get more bang for your buck! Tell us which bang was your favorite and which do you plan on trying?

About Symphony Clarke

"My name is Symphony Clarke, I am a young entrepreneur who owns an online thrift store. I love blogging about hair, fashion, and lifestyles. I never pass up the opportunity to discuss the latest fashion and hair trends. Most of my time is invested in blogging, and making my online business the best of the best! My goal in life is to inspire anyone I come in contact with to be the greatest, and most creative person they can be."

22 thoughts on “7 Ways to Wear Bangs and Rock Your Next Hairstyle!

  1. Slaygoddess says:

    I love this article. My go-to look is the braided bang because you can rock it in so many ways! You can rock it in a high ponytail, braid it into a crown, it can even be rocked for a wedding look! Also if you do not want to cut your hair to make any bangs you can add clip-in or tape-in extensions (Private Label Extensions are the best by the way!!!!) and nobody will ever know because it blends in with your real hair. This article helps you by giving you step-by-step in detail to help you achieve these looks.

    1. Symphony Clarke says:

      Yasss! I love doing braided bangs, especially when I did sports! I would hate having that extra hair on my way so I would braid the bang and tuck it behind my ear with bobby pins. So Glad this post was inspiring to you!!

  2. Shonte Perry says:

    Well, me personally I prefer a pullback bang. I have sensitive skin and can not deal with the aftermath. However, I love seeing the different creative go-to styles that can be achieved with a bang. My fav is the pull back and you pin the hair down and shape the pins in the form of an X for an added little neat design. My second fav is the blunt cut bang that covers the eye, with a cute bun and some shimmering lip gloss and You’re ready..lol

    1. Symphony Clarke says:

      I totally understand why you would prefer the pullback bang. I rarely get the chance to style my hair like that, because I’m normally wearing my bangs in a wig hairstyle. But I loved the way you described the blunt bang with a bun!! cause I love lipgloss and I know that hairstyle it would be a cute combination!

  3. Denise Cruickshank says:

    I love this article, I have always had a go-to bang wig especially on bad hair days, I love my bang full with my forehead fully covered. This article is very informative, I will try the other styles also

    1. Symphony Clarke says:

      That’s so crazy cause so do I! Whenever I didn’t feel like doing my hair or styling my other wigs I made sure to have a go-to bang wig that would just cover my whole forehead. Then I actually started to love the look, so yes if you get the chance really try some of the other bang styles. So glad you enjoyed this article!

  4. Rashida Gray says:

    Love this article! When adding bangs it changes this whole style. From a high ponytail to just adding clips when your hair is just pulled back! I love a messy bun with the big Chinese bang!

    1. Symphony Clarke says:

      Oh, my goodness yes how could I forget the Chinese bang!! That’s super cute with a big messy bun! So happy you enjoyed these different bang hairstyles love!

  5. Jasmine peoples says:

    I really love this article the best thing that I love is a side swoop bang, honey!!! I get so excited when a client comes in and wants an install and she wants a side part heavy swoop bang ….because I know when she walks out….she’s going to look so fabulous and fierce. I also love a good bang that is Razor. I don’t like straight across cut bangs…but bangs that have been cut with a razor gives that nice fringed and edgy type of a look… it looks effortless and it makes you feel like a diva when you have the perfect Bang it adds that extra bit of confidence boost!!!

    1. Symphony Clarke says:

      I’m so happy that you loved this article. The Side swoop bang is one of my personal favorites as well because it can frame your face so well. When I get my bangs cut they Usually use scissors so I will definitely try to tell them to use razors next time! Thanks for that awesome tip! Cause I’m all for looking and feeling like a diva! and you couldn’t be more right the perfect bang will have your confidence through the roof! So thank you so much again for reading this article and relating to it so much!

  6. Jasmine says:

    I have natural hair. And I love the way I look when I wear bangs, which is like 99% of the time. I mostly wear my bangs in their natural state (curly/coily). Whether stretched, tucked, and twisted/plaited, swooped and many more styles. In my younger days, I would straighten and “bump” my bangs. I was an off and on a relaxed girl by choice because I wanted to fit in but hated the burns. I finally went totally natural when I was around 16 years old. And never gone back never will.

  7. Jasmine says:

    I am natural. And I love the way I look with bangs. I wear them in their natural state (curly/coily) in many styles but not limited too twisted/plated, tucked, and swooped. I have been natural since about 15 years old. Before then I was an off and on a relaxed girl because I wanted to fit in but hated the burns. And back in the 90s-early 2000s, it was popular to style bangs with extensions (glued) and”bump” their bangs. But, I am so glad I ditched relaxers and went natural. My bangs have grown so much longer, healthier, and thicker since then. Thank You for this article! It was a great read.

    1. Symphony Clarke says:

      I’m so happy you fount this article helpful. I too am recently coming out of my relaxed hair journey and ever since I’ve started the natural hair path my hair has been growing more and more. Curly bangs are one of my favorites too! It was so nice hearing all about your journey with your natural hair and bangs, I look forward to you reading and enjoying the rest of the blogs Private Label Extensions has to offer!

  8. Sheena Goodman says:

    This is the article written, signed, sealed and delivered to me. I am all about a good bang to cover up this over-sized forehead if mine. While I do wear the bumped and swoop bang every now and then, I am all about the straight, wavy and cut bangs. I need serious coverage most of the time. On a serious note, I love those more because I am into the every day look. I tend to like the swoop and bumped bands for special occasions.

    1. Symphony Clarke says:

      Yay! Im so glad you loved it! This makes me so happy. Ive never really tried the bump bang, but im going to a wedding later this month and that is def one of the styles ive been thinking of trying. Im pretty sure you slay every bang hairstyle! so keep it up. thank you again for enjoying this read,

  9. Sulan Alexander says:

    I love these different types of bang styles. My favourites are the Straight bang which can be worn anytime, anywhere, centre part braided which are great for daytime errands or casual dates and night outs and my ultimate favourite The Swoop, for when you want to unleash and channel your inner Beyonce, this bang is so glamorous and full anyone can become an instant celebrity. It would be great to add this to the article or another, hairstyles and the different events or occasions they can rock em at, that would be awesome!

    1. Symphony Clarke says:

      Yes that would be such a great idea! Like different events and places you can wear the certain bang or hairstyles too! I love all of your thoughts and feedback! thank you again I am so happy that you enjoyed reading this blog.

  10. Raquellwashington says:

    I loved all the styles of bangs that were shown. I haven’t had bangs for some time but when I did I cut them so perfectly people kept thinking I had a wig on. LOL

    1. Symphony Clarke says:

      Yasss! I definitely wrote this blog to inspire those of you who haven’t tried bangs in a while or had a bad experience with the hairstyle. before. but now you got me wanting to try some cut bangs! Im so glad you enjoyed this blog !

  11. Pamela Parker says:

    I live for a swoop bang, it can completely change any look. I created a bang with clips to add to my ponytail or parted style to give options. I definitely will try the tip for using a mini flat iron

    1. Symphony Clarke says:

      Yassss the swoop bang can really change up your whole look. Yes, I promise, using a mini flat iron really helps you get more control and can also help with styling that swoop bang!

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