How to Choose the Right Types of Bangs for Your Face Shape

Find out what type of bangs flatter your face shape with this guide.

Bangs can be a bit tricky to pull off for some people, but don’t worry! It’s all about finding the type of bangs that are flattering for the shape of your face. This means that it’s possible for anyone to wear bangs, as long as you choose the type that gives your face balance and the one that helps highlight your best facial features.

You may have seen your favorite celebrity rocking trendy see-through bangs, or your best friend cutting her own blunt fringe. You may have been inspired by their new looks, but the question is, do these bangs look great on your face shape? We help you find out through this guide. 

1. Side-Swept Bangs

Asian woman with long cinnamon brown hair with side-swept bangs
Let your side-swept bangs frame your face in a chic way. Credit: Michelle Pedron

Side-swept bangs help create definition and add the illusion of angles to your rounded facial features. Pair it with a side part to create a chic, asymmetrical look. You can wear your hair down or up, long or short. 

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2. Messy Layered Bangs

Asian woman with messy layered bangs wearing a white top
Wear a messy fringe together with a messy hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

Let these shattered or messy bangs overlap with your eyebrows, so they can better frame your face. The layered, uneven tips of the bangs add a messy-chic vibe to your whole look. This type of bangs would look amazing when you put your hair up in a messy bun or a messy ponytail.

3. Blunt Bangs

Asian woman with a chin-length bob and blunt bangs wearing a sleeveless white top
Channel a kawaii vibe with blunt bangs and a chin-length bob. Credit: Dennie Ramon

This type of bangs is flattering for a round face shape when cut at eyebrow level. You can complement it with a short haircut, like a bob, and the result will be a Korean-inspired short hairstyle.

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1. Heavy Fringe

Asian woman with long hair and blunt bangs wearing an orange blouse
Got an elongated face? A heavy fringe can help offset the length of your face shape. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you have a long face, getting bangs is actually a good idea. A long, heavy fringe that hits the eyebrows balances out the length of your face. It makes your face appear shorter and more balanced. Complement it with long hair or a shoulder-length haircut

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2. Angled Side Bangs

Asian woman with long hair and side-swept bangs wearing a beret
Angled-side swept bangs are easy to maintain. Credit: Shutterstock

If you’re not too keen on having a heavy and full fringe, then you can go for angled side-swept bangs instead. This creates an interesting frame for your long face without being bothersome since the angled style won’t have the bangs hitting your eyes constantly.

3. Center-Parted Curtain Bangs

Asian woman with long hair and curtain bangs wearing a gray cardigan
Curtain bangs parted at the center creates symmetry while offsetting a long face shape. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Another style that would effortlessly frame a long face is by having the bangs parted at the center. Given that you have a long, full fringe, all you’ll need to do is literally part your hair and subsequently, your bangs, at the dead center. 

4. See-Through Bangs

Asian woman with long hair and see through bangs smiling
This trendy type of bangs looks chic and relaxed. Credit: Dennie Ramon

You can see this type of bangs on a lot of your favorite Korean stars. See-through bangs look fresh and light because they don’t cover your forehead entirely. However, it does the job of framing and giving balance to your face shape just as well as a full fringe.

1. Long Choppy Fringe

types of bangs for heart-shaped face: choppy
The right types of bangs for a heart-shaped face: Long and choppy.

Go for long, choppy fringe if you have a heart-shaped face. This type of bangs would balance out your wide-forehead-pointy-chin combination. Experiment with different looks. Be careful with bangs that are too short or too heavy, as they may not give your heart-shaped face the right balance that it needs.

2. Layered, Wispy Bangs

Asian woman with long black hair and wispy bangs
Wispy bangs give your wide forehead some coverage without looking too heavy. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Keep it light with wispy and layered bangs. This type of bangs makes for a great “off-duty” look and doesn’t require much maintenance. Just make sure that the length slightly overlaps with your brows and eyes and give it a tousle every once in a while using your hands.

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3. Tapered Bangs

Asian woman with tapered bangs and a messy bun wearing a black top
You can easily incorporate taper bangs into a messy hairstyle. Credit: Yindee Phuttasirayakorn

Tapered bangs have longer sides that gradually go shorter and they appear like blunt bangs. You can wear this fringe together with a messy bun or top knot and create a messy-chic look.

1. Long A-Shaped Bangs

Asian woman with long hair wearing a red shirt
Complement your A-shaped bangs with a long haircut. Credit: Jisa Atrero

Veiled or A-shaped bangs help soften your angular features. It also helps add the illusion of length, as it shows the center of your forehead and proceeds to frame your face at the sides.

2. Wispy Bangs

Woman with burgundy hair and bangs smiling
When putting your hair up, leave some strands loose on the sides to help frame your face. Credit: Mellamed from Pexels

Wispy bangs add a relaxed vibe to your whole look. They help soften the angles of your jawline while adding balance to your whole face shape.

1. Full, Blunt Bangs

Asian woman with short hair and blunt bangs wearing eyeglasses
Blunt bangs look great on you even when you wear eyeglasses. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

You can pull off any type of bangs if you have an oval face shape. If you’ve been wanting to try blunt bangs for so long but you’re not sure if it suits you, here’s a piece of good news: it does. Cut your bangs straight at eyebrow level and make them look neat by combing them down and with a fine-tooth comb.

Editor’s tip: Dry hair won’t make your bangs look good, so keep your hair hydrated by washing it with Sunsilk Naturals Coconut Hydration Shampoo. It has coconut water, vitamins, and minerals in its formula—all helping to keep your hair fresh and moisturized.

2. Side-Swept Bangs

Asian woman with side-swept bangs similing
Keep your bangs and your hairstyle a little messy if you want a casual and chic look. Credit: Shutterstock

Bangs that slightly taper to the side give you a soft, dainty look. This type of bangs is also easier to manage when your fringe starts to grow longer.

3. Wispy bangs

Asian woman with wispy bangs and hair in a ponytail wearing long sleeves
Let wispy bangs frame your perfectly balanced oval face shape. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Similar to having a long face, wispy bangs can also help in framing an oval-shaped face. It’s completely up to you if you have it layered or have it at just one length. The key is to make it look tousled with the length reaching at least your eyebrows.

4. A-Shaped or Veiled bangs

Asian woman with top knot and veiled bangs wearing a jumper dress
Pair a top knot with your veiled bangs for a quirky look. Credit: Natasha Estelle

A-shaped or veiled bangs often touch the eyebrows, eyelashes, and even the cheeks, depending on the length that you want it. It creates a veil-like image with a slight part somewhere in the middle and falling heavier on the sides of your face.

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1. Rounded and Wispy

Asian woman with a lob and wispy bangs
This type of bangs helps balance out the length of your face shape. Credit: Shutterstock

A rectangle face shape combines the length of an oval face shape and the angular features of a square one. The trick here is to help give your face just the right amount of length and width, and this type of bangs does that. To make your bangs rounded, brush the underside of your fringe inwards while blow-drying.

2. Full, Blunt Bangs

types of bangs for face shape: the model is wearing heavy make up and has one hand on the side of her head
Full bangs on medium-length straight hair look fabulous. Credit: Shutterstock

The most no-fail way of having bangs for a rectangular face is having full and heavy bangs with the same length. This would shorten the length of your face, while also becoming the main focus of your features—as opposed to highlighting your jawline.

1. Angled Side-Swept Bangs

Asian woman with layered hair and side-swept bangs wearing a yellow dress
You can complement your side-swept bangs with a layered haircut. Credit: Shutterstock

A side-swept fringe that gradually grows longer at the side helps draw attention to your gorgeous cheekbones and jawline. To keep your bangs in good shape, blow-dry them after washing your hair and style them towards the side using your fingers.

2. Blunt Wispy Bangs

Asian woman with dark shoulder-length hair wearing a red orange dress
Wispy bangs frame your face in a soft and relaxed way. Credit: Shutterstock

Cutting your bangs at eyebrow level also lets you showcase your cheekbones. Make your bangs wispy by styling them with your fingers after blow-drying. The result is a chic and relaxed look that’s perfect for just about anything.

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3. Curtain Bangs

Asian woman with long hair wearing a black shirt
Curtain bangs work well with diamond face shapes, too. Credit: Shutterstock

One way to style your long fringe is by creating a curtain-like effect. You can choose to part it in the middle or somewhere by the side, as long as it shows a bit of your forehead without fully exposing it.

4. Baby Bangs and Long, Curly Hair

types of bangs for face shape: model is wearing a nice red top and her hand is on her chin as she smiles shyly at the camera
Curls and baby bangs look perfect together. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Flaunt that kilay on fleek by going for short bangs. These baby bangs don’t just add oomph to your curly hair but also helps give you a more balanced face shape. It’s the perfect type of bangs for your face shape and the perfect length that doesn’t irritate your eyes.

You’ve probably been itching to get that bangs for a long time now and just doubtful if it will work for you. Well, with this guide to getting the right type of bangs for your face shape, we hope we’ve helped you pick the type that’s right for you and inspired you to try a new look. 

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