Blunt bangs: Styling tips and looks to try

All Things Hair Team | 10 February 2019

Perfect the blunt bangs look with these tips!

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.

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How to style blunt bangs

Styling blunt bangs: Asian woman with black hair blow drying her bangs
Blow dry your bangs down and straight to keep them in good shape.

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!

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray

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.

Oily hair: Asian woman spraying dry shampoo on her long black hair
If you have oily hair, dry shampoo is your best friend.

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.

TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo

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!

girl with black hair and blunt bangs
You won’t go unnoticed with blunt bangs like this! Credit:

4. Don’t leave the house without a 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 back into place is the easiest blunt bangs hairstyle fix.

Styling blunt bangs: Closeup shot of a woman getting a bangs trim at a salon
Regular trims keep your blunt bangs banging. Credit: Shutterstock

5. Trim your bangs regularly

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!

Try blunt bangs with these 5 chic looks

Styling blunt bangs: Closeup shot of a Russian woman with short black hair with baby bangs standing in the woods
Pair baby bangs with a blunt bob or lob to create an edgy look. Credit: Shutterstock

1. 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.

Styling blunt bangs: Closeup shot of a woman with long dark hair with bangs wearing eyeglasses
Blunt bangs add character to your look, especially if you wear eyeglasses. Credit: Shutterstock

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.

Styling blunt bangs: Closeup shot of a woman with long red hair in a ponytail and blunt bangs wearing a yellow top
Put your hair up and let your blunt bangs be the focus. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Ponytail with blunt bangs

Got a busy day ahead? Put your hair in a ponytail, and let your bangs speak about your sense of style. You can loosen up a few strands of hair at the sides to frame your face for a chic, messy look.

Styling blunt bangs: Closeup shot of a woman with black hair and blunt bangs wearing a mustard-colored headband
A headband can be your instant fix when having a bad hair day, so always bring one when you travel. Credit: Shutterstock

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.

Styling blunt bangs: Closeup shot of a woman with short black hair with blunt bangs wearing a white top outdoors
Regularly trimming your bob can help get rid of split ends. Credit: Shutterstock

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.

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!

Next read: Bangs can spice up any haircut, including layered ones. For your next makeover, why don’t you try layered haircuts with bangs? Here are some ideas to inspire you. 

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