5 reasons why we think that straight bangs are the best thing since, well, ever

Find out why straight across bangs are the hair world's best kept secret.  

If you’ve stumbled across this page, you’re probably considering getting straight bangs cut in, right? You’ve seen them on your favourite celebs and now you’re thinking about getting them yourself, but you’re still not completely convinced…

Below, we’ve listed 5 of the reasons that we love the look of straight across bangs. And with advantages ranging from boosting youthfulness to the way they can totally transform your face shape, by the time we’re through, you’ll be begging your stylist to squeeze you in.

dakota johnson with long straight hair with straight across bangs
Fifty shades star Dakota is a popular source of fringe-spo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. They make even simple straight hair look 100x more chic

Have naturally straight hair? Bangs have this weird magical skill of making even a basic straight style look way more ‘done’ and glamorous, without you actually having to do anything! So if you want a style that’ll have you hopping out of bed looking fire, this it it.

Editor’s tip: To keep your fringe looking perfectly polished, you want to avoid greasy roots creeping in between washes, as they could flatten your fringe.

Use a dry shampoo (like the TONI&GUY Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo) to soak up any excess oils or dirt and you’ll fool people into thinking you’ve got freshly washed tresses at all times.

cardi b with a bob and straight bangs
Cardi B compared her straight across bangs and bob combo to Edna Mode from The Incredibles. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. They balance out your face shape

Face shape should always be considered when choosing a new cut. Straight cut bangs are especially suited to those with heart shaped faces, as they work to balance out angular chins and avert people’s gaze up to your eyes instead.

Square faced? You can also rock straight bangs, just ask your stylist to feather your ends for a softer, wispy look rather than a harsh, blunt line as this will be more flattering for you.

jessica biel with straight bangs and curled long hair
Straight bangs and curly ends make a fab pairing. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. They’re basically an instant facelift

Worried about the signs of ageing? You don’t need to splash out on botox to turn back the clock, girls, just get a fringe!

The right fringe can act as a total facelift, helping you out in a number of ways, from actually covering up forehead wrinkles to giving a more youthful and stylish appearance.

new girl star hannah simone with straight dark hair with a full fringe
How many of the benefits of fringes did you know about already? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. They draw attention to your best features

Straight bangs act as a border to your face, concealing your forehead while playing up your best features at the same time. You can even use them to cover up your brows if they’re overdue a threading session!

kerry washington with a bob with bangs
Make the most of your fave features with a little help from bangs. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. They’re drastic — but not that drastic

We all have those wild moments where we want to go crazy and do something different with our hair, but we also don’t want you to do something we’ll regret.

Luckily, while fringes can totally transform your look, getting one cut in won’t affect the length of the rest of your hair. Plus, if you hate it, you can always clip it back, which helps eliminate some of the fear factor.