How to Style Curtain Bangs: A Step-By-Step Guide for Pinays

What are curtain bangs? Read on to learn more about them, and don't miss the steps on how to style curtain bangs. 

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How to style curtain bangs: Asian woman with long black hair wearing a gray cardigan smiling outdoors

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Although having bangs means adding a few minutes to your styling routine, it is a great way to jazz up any look. Depending on the cut and style, bangs can give you a dramatic, edgy look or can add layers that frame your face in a subtle way, and curtain bangs can do this well. 

Curtain bangs are parted from the middle— just like a curtain— which frame your face on either side. They’re often long and have soft, wispy ends that give off a laidback vibe. This style suits round and square-shaped faces if you want to elongate the appearance of your face. It used to be trendy back in the ’70s but is now going back in style. 

Unlike wispy bangs, which often don’t require maintenance, curtain bangs need a bit of work, especially since the goal is to train your hair to fall in a certain wayBut don’t let that intimidate you! Learning how to style curtain bangs is actually a breeze, and we’re here to show you how. 

5 Steps on How to Style Curtain Bangs


Prep hair

It’s important to keep your hair at its best. We recommend washing it first with Dove Intense Repair Shampoo and Dove Intense Repair Conditioner. These products help repair the damage your hair has endured and to keep it moisturized and soft. 


Asian woman with long black hair wearing a gray cardigan and white dress


Add texture to your hair with a spray! Spritz TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your palms or fingers. Dab the product on your hair or to make styling easier. You can also scruch your hair to make sure that the spray gets applied especially on your bangs.

Asian woman applying hair product on her bangs

Part your hair and clip it

Comb your hair backbangs included. Using the comb, gauge where the middle of your hairline is, then part your hair there. Make your bangs a little curved by clipping them to the side using alligator clips. 

How to style curtain bangs: Asian woman clipping portions of her long hair

Divide into sections and twist

Take one section of your hair and twist it loosely to style it. Repeat this to all sections of your hair but twist them toward different directions to give your hair some variety. 

Twisting your hair loosely gives it a relaxed look. Secure them all with alligator clips. 

#HairHackBlowdry your hair to speed up the styling process. 

How to style curtain bangs: Asian woman twisting and clipping sections of her long hair

Tease your hair and fix your bangs

You’re almost finished! Remove all the hair clips, then tease your hair using your thumb and forefinger. For the finishing touches, tidy up your bangs using a tail comb. 

How to style curtain bangs: Asian woman with long hair fixing her bangs


With your curtain bangs styled, your fringe won’t be an unruly mess as you go about your day. It frames your face nicely and somehow helps soften your features. After styling your curtain bangs, you can either leave the rest of your hair down or put it up especially on a hot day. 


How style curtain bangs: Asian woman with long black hair wearing a gray cardigan and white dress outdoors

Other Ways to Wear Bangs

Lovin’ your fringe? Here are other ways to style and flaunt your bangs.

1. Full Blunt Bangs

Asian woman with long hair and blunt bangs wearing an orange top
Turn heads with straight blunt bangs and long hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Nail a polished and put-together look by ironing your blunt bangs and your long hair straight. With full, blunt bangs, you instant look high-fashion even without trying to.

2. See-through Bangs

Asian woman with short hair and bangs wearing a denim jacket and smiling outdoors
Trendy and chic, the see-through bangs can give your look a fresh twist. Credit: Hariono Halim

With the K-Waves comes this hair trend: see-through bangs. Since this type of fringe doesn’t cover your entire forehead, it is perfect if you have a petite face and want to have bangs.

3. Wispy Bangs

Asian woman with long hair and bangs in a dancing pose
Wispy bangs can make you look extra chic on casual, lazy days. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you want a more laidback look, go for wispy bangs. It’s like a messy-but-not-really way of wearing your fringe, which can lend a soft touch to your overall look.

And you’re done! Now that you know how to style curtain bangs, you can go for a tousled but lovely woke-up-like-this look. And if you get bored with that, have fun experimenting with other ways of wearing your bangs! 


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