How to choose the right types of bangs for your face shape

Mitch | 03 October 2017

There’s a perfect fringe for every face shape, and if you haven’t found the right type of bangs for yours, we’re here to help!

While bangs can be a bit tricky to pull off for some people, there’s a tried-and-tested formula to rocking the perfect fringe, making it possible for everyone to nail this stylish hairstyle. It’s got a lot to do with shapes and symmetry (how were you at geometry class?). Basically, it’s how the shape of the bangs flatter the shape of your faceLucky for you, you don’t have to be a geometry wiz to figure out which types of bangs will work for you—that’s what we’re here for! No, we’re not geometry geniuses either, but we do know a lot about hair; and we’re happy to share with you what we know!

How to choose the right types of bangs for your face shape

types of bangs for face shapes - side-swept bangs for round face
The right types of bangs for round face: thick and side-swept. Credit: indigitalimages


If your face is round, go for thicker, side-swept bangs. This would create definition and add the illusion of angles to your rounded facial features. Never go for blunt bangs as this would emphasize the fullness of your cheeks and would make your face look even shorter.

types of bangs for long face
The right types of bangs for elongated face: long and heavy. Credit:


If you have a long face, getting bangs is actually good idea. Long, heavy fringe that hits the eyebrows balances out the length of your face. It makes your face appear shorter by covering your forehead. Just remember: micro bangs is not your friend, so stay away!

TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Your bangs can get greasy easily because it absorbs the oil and sweat on your forehead. To keep it looking fresh throughout the day, spritz your fringe with TONI&GUY Matte Texture Dry Shampoo. It will keep your bangs from clumping together in weird, greasy chunks.

types of bangs for heart-shaped face: choppy
The right types of bangs for 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—wispy bangs, with the shortest strands hitting the brow bone and the longest ones touching your cheek bones, provides a flattering effect. Be careful with bangs that are too short or too heavy.

types of bangs for square-shaped face
The right types of bangs for square-shaped face: heavy and rounded. Credit:


If you have a strong jawline, opt for a fringe that is longer, heavier and more rounded, to soften up your angular features. Now if you really want to go for blunt bangs, which would emphasize the prominent angles of your face, make sure to add in some subtle layers and make it a little rounded for a “softer” look.

Cream Silk Standout Straight Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Nothing ruins a good hairstyle like frizzy strands. Unless you’re going for a messy look, you want even your bangs to look soft, smooth, and perfect. To get rid of frizz, use conditioner that’s designed to make your keep frizz at bay, like Cream Silk Standout Straight Conditioner. It has Frizz Defense Complex which is specially designed to make unruly and frizzy hair straighter, smoother, more beautiful.

types of bangs - micro for oval face shape
Oval-shaped faces can pull of different types of bangs, including a stylish and edgy micro fringe!


Girl, you are absolutely lucky! Oval is the most balanced, most versatile face type, and it allows you to pull off practically every hairstyle. Take advantage of your asset and don’t be afraid to try edgy, dramatic looks like blunt bangs or a stylish micro fringe.

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 a guide to getting the right type of bangs for your face shape, we’re pretty sure you’ll get it right! So go ahead and schedule an appointment with your stylist, asap!