Long bangs for 2018: Ways you can play around with the grown-out fringe trend

Beth | 24 January 2018

Full, piecey or Bardot, will you be trying the long bangs trend this season?


Big things are happening in the world of fringes right now. On one hand, we’ve got stars like Bella Thorne flying the flag for short, edgy micro bangs; while on the other end of the spectrum, long bangs are also really starting to take off in a big way.

With Camila Cabello and Taylor Hill both fans of the style, we’re seeing a variety of different ways to channel the look. That being said, these long fringe bangs all have one major plus point in common – they look totally effortless!


From full to split, here are 8 ways to wear long bangs without looking like you need a haircut


singer camila cabello with long dark brunette hair and grown out bangs
Growing out your bangs doesn’t have to be a painful process. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Camila Cabello’s grown-out bangs

Make like Camila Cabello with long bangs for long hair and let your fringe grow out that little bit extra for eyebrow-skimming bangs. Half of her heart may be in Havana-na-na-na, but we’ve fallen wholeheartedly for her signature style!

Here’s why you’ll be seeing long layered hair with bangs everywhere this year.

hailey baldwin with long blonde curly hair and 70s long bangs
Hailey’s doing her best Farrah Fawcett impression. Credit: Rex by Shuttersock

2. Hailey Baldwin’s Farrah Fawcett fringe

Hailey Baldwin’s feathered long fringe bangs adds an undeniably retro feel to her big, beautiful waves. Keeping her fringe straight against her curled locks, the layered bangs are the mane event here.

TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse

Editor’s tip: To copy Hailey’s look, scrunch a handful of mousse (such as the TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse) through your hair while damp. Then blowdry and it’ll help set your curls for an ultra voluminous look.

jennifer lopez with long parted bardot bangs
This look is often called Bardot bangs after the iconic French actress. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. J Lo’s split bangs

Bardot bangs, parted bangs, split bangs, whatever you want to call them, they’re everywhere right now!

Got a long face? Curl your bangs away from the face, as this will balance out your features by adding body and width at the sides.

lily james with a full fringe and updo hairstyle
The perfect full fringe inspo, courtesy of Lily James. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Lily James’ full fringe

With all of these trendy new fringe styles floating around it’s easy to overlook the most classic fringe of all! Take it back to basics like Lily James with a chic full fringe and you can rest assured that it won’t ever date or go out of season.

singer rita ora with sweeping side long bangs and a top knot
This Tinkerbell inspired style is too cute! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Rita Ora’s sweeping side fringe

Clinging on to your long fringe? A trim isn’t the only option, you could try combing your bangs over to one side for a side-swept look. Take Rita Ora‘s full and sweeping style for example: it’s soft and feminine, and adds a girly touch to her top knot.

Seriously sassy ways to wear side bangs!

model taylor hill with long wavy bangs and a ponytail
Texture can totally transform the look of your fringe. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Taylor Hill’s wavy look

Don’t have naturally straight hair? It’s 2018, people, we’re all about being inclusive and long fringe bangs can work with all hair types – so if your hair’s got a natural wave to it, all the better. After all: if Taylor Hill says it works, it works, okay?!

Girls who are killing the wave game RN.

zendaya with shoulder length natural hair with long curly bangs
Zendaya knows that bangs aren’t just for straight hair. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Zendaya’s natural hair with bangs

You can always count on Zendaya to provide us with natural hair inspiration and she’s given us all the advice we need on what to do with long bangs on curly hair. Keep them soft for a look that fits seamlessly into the rest of your hair, giving an effortlessly natural finish.

nina dobrev with a dark brunette bob with piecey bangs
Nina Dobrev’s piecey bangs are everything. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

8. Nina Dobrev’s piecey bangs

Stop stressing about your fringe going gappy girls, because turns out we’re all about the intentional piecey-ness these days. However long your hair, it adds that IDC vibe that we all aspire to.

TONI&GUY Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Gappy we want, greasy we don’t. To save yourself having to rewash your whole hair, you can use the TONI&GUY Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo to revive your fringe between hair washing days.



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