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.
Types of Bangs for Round Face Shape
1. Side-Swept Bangs
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
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
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Types of Bangs for Long Face Shape
1. Heavy Fringe
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
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
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
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.
Types of Bangs for Heart-Shaped Faces
1. Long Choppy Fringe
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
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
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.
Types of Bangs for Square Faces
1. Long A-Shaped Bangs
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
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.
Types of Bangs for Oval Faces
1. Full, Blunt Bangs
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.
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2. Side-Swept Bangs
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
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
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.
Types of Bangs for Rectangle Face Shapes
1. Rounded and Wispy
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
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.
Types of Bangs of Diamond Face Shapes
1. Angled Side-Swept Bangs
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
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
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
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.