How to Hide Bangs in Style: 10 Easy Ways to Deal with Unruly Fringe

These simple tips on how to hide bangs will keep unruly ones off your face.

There are times when you wonder how to hide bangs. Either you’re growing out your fringe, or you’re having a bad fringe day. Whatever the case, knowing how to hide bangs is useful. You can even look good while doing so. Here are easy hair hacks to do this.

1. Wear a headband to hide bangs.

Asian woman with short hair wearing a wide headband to hide bangs
A wide headband helps hide unruly fringe. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Consider this your instant solution whenever you’re having a bad fringe day. Simply comb your bangs back and hold them down with a few spritzes of hairspray. You can also let your bangs follow your hair part; instead of combing them back, comb them to the side and keep them in place using hairspray. Then, put on your headband or headscarf, with its edge located a few millimeters in front of your hairline, and voila! No more messy fringe!

Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your bangs to keep them in place when you put on your headband. 

2. Clip back your bangs.

Clip it back: One way on how to hide bangs
Clipped back bangs. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This is a quick and easy way to get bangs off your face when they’re starting to grow. First, gather your bangs on the crown of your head and secure with a clip or bobby pins.  Add hairspray to hold it in place. For the rest of your hair, you can make beach waves using a curling iron, or keep your locks straight and polished using a blow dryer or hair straightening iron.

3. Sweep your bangs to one side.

Asian woman with side bangs smiling
Sweep your long bangs to the side for chic look. Credit: Dennie Ramon

If your bangs are already poking your eyes, create a deep side part, then brush your fringe towards the opposite side. Then, spritz hairspray on your side fringe to maintain the look. Styling side bangs is also a clever hair hack to make your hair look thicker.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair soft and bouncy by washing it with Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner. This duo nourishes your hair and enhances its natural volume by up to 95 percent. 

3. Clip your long bangs on one side.

Asian woman wearing a hair clip on her medium-length hair
Wear a hair clip to accessorize your ‘do and keep long bangs off your face. Credit: Jisa Atrero

You may have worn this hairstyle to school when you were a kid, but this look is made a bit sophisticated. First, part your hair on one side and gather your bangs. Then, clip your bangs using bobby pins, a small bow if you’re feeling quirky, or hair clips with small studs if you’re dressed for a date. Then, make some waves using a curling iron. Now, no one will notice your bad bangs.

4. Pin your fringe.

Asian woman with short hair and pinned bangs
Even short bangs can be hidden using bobby pins. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Got a center part? Section your bangs into two, twist them, and pin each section to the left and right side of your head. Easy, right?

5. Put your long bangs in a side braid.

Asian woman with a side braid to hide bangs smiling
A side braid disguises long, unruly fringe. Credit: Dennie Ramon

This hairstyle is similar to No. 3 but it is given a bit more oomph. And just like No. 3, begin by parting your hair on one side. But instead of gathering your bangs in a clip, braid them first and tie an elastic band at the end. Then, secure with bobby pins. This hairstyle suits daytime occasions like morning weddings or special lunches.

6. Wear a hat.

Asian woman with long hair wearing a hat and eyeglasses
Wear a bucket hat to cover unruly fringe. Credit: Michelle Pedron

If you’re simply running out of time and must head out the door stat, just grab a hat to hide your bad bangs and go. You’ll be protecting your hair and face from the sun, too.

Editor’s tip: If your scalp is prone to the buildup of oil, sweat, and dead skin cells, wash your hair with CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.

7. Put your hair in a half-up top knot.

Asian woman with long hair with a half-up top knot
Hide long bangs in a half-up top knot. Credit: Hariono Halim

This quick, bad-hair-day hack also works when you want to hide bangs. You can even leave your hair messy! This is perfect when your bangs already reach past your eyes because they’re already long enough to be tied along with the top section of your hair.

8. Go for a ponytail with bobby pins.

Asian woman with long hair in a ponytail wearing a white jacket
Use gold bobby pins to secure your fringe in style. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Not only does this trick keep your longs bangs in place, but it also makes you look chic even on a casual day. To create this hairstyle, part your hair on one side, tie your hair into a low ponytail, and secure your fringe on the side using bobby pins.

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9. Add bobby pins to your braided hairstyle.

Asian woman with a twin braid hairstyle
Bobby pins also go well with a twin braid hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Whether you create one or two braids, bobby pins will do their job of hiding your long bangs. Place them in a criss-cross fashion on your hair to make your ‘do more interesting.

Editor’s tip: Wash your hair with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo to make it soft, smooth, and easy to style. This shampoo also has five flower essences that keep your hair fresh and fragrant. 

10. Go for a wet look.

Asian woman with a wet look hairstyle
Brush your bangs back and spray on it to create a wet look hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This sleek and sexy hairstyle works on both long and short hair. It even makes for a sleek and smart work-from-home ‘do. Just brush your hair back and seal the look with a generous amount of hairspray. Make sure to hold the bottle of hairspray around 10cm away from your hair as you spray so the mist gets evenly distributed.

Editor’s tip: Nail the wet look with the help of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Hairspray. Its lightweight and humidity-resistant formula keeps your hair smooth and in place for hours. 

These are just a few tips on how to hide bangs that you can follow daily. All it takes is the help of a few hair accessories and reliable styling products. These should keep you gorgeous while in this awkward phase until your next haircut or until your fringe grows out.

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