How to Get See-Through Bangs in 5 Easy Steps

What is see-through bangs and what’s all the fuss about it? It’s the cutest way K-drama stars are styling their bangs and it’s BANGin! Find out how to get this look with our step-by-step tutorial video!
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See-through bangs are thin, wispy bangs that show a bit of your forehead. They are often worn a bit longer at the sides to give your fringe a layered shape. Unlike the blunt bangs, see-through bangs work at giving you a softer look because they are less dense. This type of fringe frames your face without covering your forehead entirely, allowing you to “see through” it. It also looks lighter and more laidback.

It is often seen these days on various Korean hairstyles. If you want to ride the K-Wave with your hair, getting see-through bangs is a great idea. Styling it is a total breeze, too. Here are the easy steps to create see-through bangs, ATH style!

Step 1

Start fresh and frizz-free

With this hairstyle, it’s better to work with freshly-washed hair. Remember to choose a shampoo-and-conditioner duo that is specifically formulated to make your hair sleek and frizz-free like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. This system transforms your hair and leaves it gorgeously sleek and manageable.

Step 2

Protect your hair

Mist your hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray—it acts as a barrier between your heat-styling tools and your hair, so you can protect your strands from heat damage.

Step 3

Blow-dry your hair

Use a round brush while blow-drying your hair to give it bounce and volume. Blow-drying also helps get rid of tikwas as you brush the tips of your hair inwards.

Step 4

Roll your bangs

Make your bangs to curl inwards instead of stick straight, so use a small hair roller to give it a bit of a curve.

Step 5

Separate your strands

Gently run your fingers through your see-through bangs to separate the strands and make it wispy. You can also spritz a texturizing spray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold Hairspray on your bangs before separating them to give your fringe a textured look. 

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Step 6

Done with your see-through bangs!

Say hello to your trendy look! Complement your see-through bangs with soft, beach waves to complete your laidback look. It’s perfect even when you just plan to stay home and chill. 

Asian woman with short hair wearing a denim jacket


1. Full, Blunt Bangs

How to style blunt bangs for long hair: Asian woman with long dark hair with bangs wearing an orange blouse
Give your long hair some attitude with straight blunt bangs. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Exude a sophisticated vibe with pin-straight blunt bangs along with long hair. Maintaining blunt bangs takes a bit more effort, but don’t worry, styling this type of fringe is easy. It’s also worth the extra effort because this is a look you can wear from day to night.

2. Side Fringe

Asian woman with long hair with curly side fringe sitting in a restaurant
A bit of wave on your fringe adds flair to your hairstyle.

Got side bangs? Or are you trying to grow out your fringe? One way to style a growing fringe is to put it on the side and curl it. Then, complement your curly side fringe with big waves for a touch of Hollywood glam.

3. Wispy Bangs

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Wispy bangs help give you a relaxed vibe. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If pin-straight blunt bangs seem too uptight or you, go for wispy bangs. It’s similar to see-through bangs, but wispy bangs sport a somewhat unstyled look. Wispy bangs can save your look if you’re having a bad hair day. With this type of fringe’s casual and relaxed appearance, no one will notice if you have misbehaving strands.

4. Baby Bangs

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Want to look edgy? Get baby bangs. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This type of fringe is shorter than your regular full bangs. It falls above your eyebrows and gives you an edgy, high-fashion look. To nail this ‘do, straighten your baby bangs with a flat iron to keep them straight and down.

Which type of bangs is your favorite? Whether you’re wearing see-through bangs every day or styling your fringe a million different ways, don’t forget to prep your hair before styling with heat. Spray heat protectant before reaching for that blow dryer or iron so your hair won’t get damaged. This way, your hair stays beautiful, healthy, and ready for whatever you look you’re planning for the day.

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