6 different types of bangs you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2018, plus how to style them

Amra | 07 February 2018

There are many different types of bangs dominating the mane scene, but which one will you go for?


If there’s anything we’re learning from 2018, it’s that bangs hairstyles are having a major revival. And, whether you’re questioning if you should get them or are wondering which types of bangs are the best to covet, we’re here to help.

Ahead, we’ve rounded-up 6 Insta-approved fringe hairstyles that are all the buzz RN, plus which face types they suit best and how to style them, too! Yep, these Insta-babes are about to show you how to rock a seriously bangin’ hairstyle…


Types of bangs: 6 gorgeous styles everyone’s talking about


close up shot of woman long split bangs, wearing floral top and posing
You won’t want to split up with these bangs! Credit: Instagram.com/montanalower

1. Bardot bangs

Why everyone is talking about them: 

Two words: Brigitte Bardot! In the ’60s, the French actress/singer/model took the world by storm and gave everyone major bang envy. How? By showing us how romantic long bangs can look when loosely split in half.

Best for:

This French girl-approved fringe style is flattering on all face shapes (and suitable for all ages), plus you don’t need to have thick locks to pull of this look, as a wispy finish is key. Credit: @montanalower

VO5 Dry Texturising Spray
VO5 Dry Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: Wispy types of bangs, like this one, require a texturising spray to give it that beautifully nonchalant vibe. So, we suggest you give the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray a go!

Not only is this fringe-helper great for giving your mane a messy effect, but it can also help with the longevity of your style, since it provides your mane with grip.

close up shot of woman with birkin inspired bangs hairstyle, wearing black dress and touching her hair
Get into the groove with these Birkin-approved bangs! Credit: Instagram.com/rayanaragan

2. Birkin bangs

Why everyone is talking about them:

Ever since the Victoria’s Secret angels entered the fringe frenzy by all getting Jane Birkin-inspired bangs (these French icons sure do love a fringe!), Birkin bangs have been thrust into the spotlight.

Unlike Bardot bangs, these long bangs are left straight and layered, giving them an authentic ’70s cool-girl feel. And seeing how the above Insta-babe slays them, they’re sure to get you into the groove.

Best for:

While you may not be able to get your hands on a Birkin Bag, those with square or long face shapes can count on this eye-grazing style to add softness and create width, rather than elongating your look further. Credit: @rayanaragan

close up shot of woman with side swept bangs hairstyle, posing outside and in the sunshine
Though they are many types of bangs, these side ones never stray too far from the red carpet. Credit: Instagram.com/ohlydiagraham

3. Side bangs

Why everyone is talking about them:

Though there are many different types of bangs being talked about at the moment, we always go back to the OG of bang hairstyles: side-swept bangs.

Side bangs work well on both long and short haircuts, providing the hair with more shape and definition. It’s also the one fringe hairstyle that requires least commitment, too!

Best for:

Again, this fringe hairstyle works a treat on all face shapes. Though, we have to say, it’s especially effective for those with round faces. Why? Because it’ll help counteract the circular look of a round face, drawing attention to all the right angles. Credit: @ohlydiagraham

types of bangs: close up shot of woman with blunt straight bangs hairstyle
If it’s good enough for Cleopatra, it’s good enough for you! Credit: Instagram.com/selena.vaughan

4. Blunt bangs

Why everyone is talking about them:

Because Anna Wintour and Cardi B approve of them, of course! And, if you want to give off high-fashion vibes, this polished and pristine fringe style is all you need. Anyone else getting #girlbossvibes?

Best for:

These blunt and bold bangs are not made for the faint hearted! With that in mind, we do think it’s a mesmerising style that can work for ladies with oval face shapes, who are able and lucky enough to pull off anything. Credit: @selena.vaughan

TONI&GUY Flawless Sleek Creation Hairspray
TONI&GUY Flawless Sleek Creation Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Straight types of bangs, like this one, need the TONI&GUY Flawless Sleek Creation Hairspray to get them rightThis hairspray is idea for creating and finishing your look, all while leaving your locks sparkling.

close up shot of woman with micro fringe hairstyle, wearing nude top and touching her hair
Though it may be micro, this bang type packs a mega style punch! Credit:Instagram.com/brennerjulia

5. Micro bangs

Why everyone is talking about them:

2018 is all about experimenting with daring and dramatic looks! The best way to start? By getting micro bangs (AKA baby bangs), which celebrities like Emma Watson and Bella Hadid have all been flaunting.

Best for:

Since micro bangs can be rocked wispy, choppy or blunt, they can be tailored to suit all face shapes. However, it is particularly flattering on those with heart-shaped faces, as it has a balancing effect that draws attention down and towards the eyes. Credit: @brennerjulia

types of bangs: close up shot of woman with curly bangs hairstyle, wearing denim jacket and posing
Where are our curls at? Credit: Instagram.com/brittsully

6. Curly bangs

Why everyone is talking about them:

Curls of all shapes and sizes are being celebrated (as they should be!), so it makes sense for curly bangs to take centre stage, too. Need more convincing? Check out this Insta-babe’s gorgeously feminine fringe + curls combo.

Best for:

Again, like micro bangs, these types of bangs can be tailored to match any face shape, but it also depends on what sort of finish you’re aiming for.

If you’re still struggling to figure it out, finding a stylist who understands how to cut and style curly hair will help you out. Credit: @brittsully

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil

Editor’s tip: These types of bangs need a smoothing oil, like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil, to help keep them intact.

So, if you want tame any loose flyaways or make your hair look shinier, a few drops of this miracle oil will help keep frizz at bay, allowing you to make the most out of your curly mane.


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