Bangs are one of the trickiest hairstyles to pull off, and the blunt look will particularly test your patience. You have to be willing to put in the work if you want it to work for you. But getting bangs, especially a heavy, blunt one, is the best way to give your look a major transformation without having to cut an inch from the rest of your mane; so if you think about it, it’s actually worth it.
Now if you already have blunt bangs, it’s important that you know what you’re doing, so you’ll surely find these life-saving tips very useful.
How to Style Blunt Bangs
1. Blow dry immediately
Don’t let your bangs dry on their own after you take a shower. When they start to air dry, they begin to frizz or set into their natural shape, so get that blow dryer stat!
Editor’s tip: Spritz your bangs with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray and blow dry right away for better results.
2. Mind your moisturizer
Skin care products, especially those that are oil-based, will make your bangs look greasy and will make the strands stick together in weird sections. Make sure you keep the product from transferring to your fringe by keeping your bangs away from your forehead until your skin has completely absorbed all the oil and moisture. This usually takes about 10 minutes. You can also blot your forehead with oil blotting paper before you let it touch your bangs, for safety.
3. Get rid of excess oil with dry shampoo
Bangs get real greasy, real fast, and this will put a cramp on your style. A quick solution is dry shampoo. Apply small amounts in between washes, when your fringe begins to get too oily in the middle of the day. Dry shampoo will help get rid of excess oils and keep them looking fresh.
Editor’s tip: Refresh your roots with TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo. This product also gives your hair and bangs a matte texture with an effortless finish. Just give the can a little shake, spray on your bangs, and voila! Greasy bangs no more!
4. Trim your bangs regularly
Regular trims keep your blunt bangs banging. Credit: Shutterstock
Give your bangs a trim every six weeks for the perfect length. You have to keep it in tip-top shape for it to work, and length has a lot to do with how your bangs behave, so don’t skip that salon appointment!
5. Always bring a small comb.
Keep a comb handy for quick touch-ups. Bangs have the tendency to separate into sections, especially when it’s humid or when you start breaking a sweat. Combing the strands neatly into place is the easiest blunt bangs hairstyle fix.
9 Hair Ideas to Help You Rock Blunt Bangs
1. Blunt bob with Baby Bangs
Be on trend and try baby bangs for a change. Having fringe this short may add an extra step to your morning routine, but trust us, the effort is worth it. With straight, blunt baby bangs, you’ll be stepping out of your house looking like a high-fashion model.
Editor’s tip: Don’t let frizz ruin your hairstyle. Apply a drop of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream and make your hair frizz-free and shiny.
2. Blunt Bangs with Eyeglasses
This combo makes for a quirky look that you can definitely rock at school. When you have eyeglasses and you add blunt bangs to the picture, you stand out among a sea of plain faces. Just make sure your bangs fall just at eyebrow level so they won’t get caught in your eyeglasses.
3. Ponytail with Blunt Bangs
4. Headband and Blunt Bangs
Wear this summer look all year long when you’re in a tropical country like the Philippines. A headband can do a lot of things, like disguising a bad hair day, keeping your hair in place on a windy day, and giving your look some oomph. Wear a headband a light-colored headband against your naturally dark tresses (and vice versa) to create a striking contrast.
5. Straight Bob with Blunt bangs
Look sophisticated with a straight, chin-length bob complemented by blunt bangs. Nail this look by making sure that your hair is free from split ends and fly aways. Keep hair sleek and well-moisturized by using a conditioner that can tame frizz and applying hair serum on your hair after styling.
6. Long Wavy Hair with Baby Bangs
Most people think blunt bangs only look good with straight hair. That’s absolutely not true! Bangs can complement any type of hair, including wavy and curly hair. In fact, long waves and curls go well with baby bangs if you want an edgy look for parties and night-outs.
7. Bangs with a Hat
Hats are not just a good accent to your OOTD but it also serves another very important purpose—sun protection! It’s also a quick fix for a bad hair day.
8. Blunt Bangs and Long Straight Hair
If you’re after a sleek and polished look, go for long, straight hair with blunt bangs. Nail it with the help of your trusty straightening iron. If you have layered hair, you can iron the tips inward to help define your layers.
9. Bangs with sunglasses
You can also use your sunglasses as an instant hair accessory. And we’re sure you’ll be doing this more often now that summer is coming up.
10. Shoulder-length Hair with Blunt Bangs
Shoulder-length hair is perfect if you can’t decide whether to keep your hair long or cut it short. This length also goes with blunt bangs, giving you a look that’s equal parts edgy and fresh.
Maintenance is key to getting your blunt bangs to cooperate, so if you’re still in the process of deciding whether or not you should go for this hairstyle, we’ll be honest—it’s won’t always be easy (there’s a chance it’s always going to be difficult!), but we’re not saying you can’t wing it, because you totally can! You just need to be ready for the daily styling grind, and if you have the time and patience, we’re telling you, blunt bangs can be stylishly awesome!