Not quite as daring or high-maintenance as other bang styles, wispy bangs are soft bangs that are gently feathered towards the end, making them appear piecey, see-through. While these French girl-approved bangs are universally flattering, they work best on those with longer face types.
Not only do they work amazingly on all hair types (especially on fine hair!), they are perfect for fringe newbies who don’t want to commit to thick, full fringes. Intrigued? These #Instababes, below, will inspire you to take the plunge.
Waves and Wisps
Often trimmed dry and vertically, a wispy bang style like this one would suit anyone and allow you to make a small, stylish change to your look. Credit: @alexrychk
Wispy Swoop Bangs on Short Hair
Editor’s tip: Bangs like this call for a hairspray. Our fave? The VO5 Flexible Hold Hairspray! This is perfect for styling bangs as it offers a flexible hold while keeping your bangs frizz-free.
Wispy Bardot Bangs
You’ve heard of Bardot bangs, but have you heard of wispy Bardot bangs? If not, this beauty is here to provide you with a stunning example of what they look like.
If you love rocking a ponytail (erm, who doesn’t?), then this is the look for you. Not only will it allow you to show off your gorgeous bangs, but it will also make you feel like an off-duty model. Yes, please! Credit: @macara__
Wispy Long Bangs
If anyone is going to show you how to rock wispy bangs, it’s this beauty. Her chocolate caramel ombre hairstyle proves that long, lash grazing bangs look ultra-romantic with piecey wisps cut into them. Credit: @fatherkels
Extra Long Wispy Fringe
If you want to go extra long with your wispy fringe, this look is all you need to refer to. Credit: @lexylu
Wispy Bangs on Long Hair
Add an edge to extra-long hair by teaming it with wispy bangs. As this beauty demonstrates, it’s a look that will give your hair effortless cool-girl vibes. Credit: @rocky_barnes
Wispy Fringe on Medium Hair
Wispy Bangs on Short Hair
This trendsetter keeps her feathered, wispy bangs at the brow to complement her gorgeous bob. Since micro bangs and grey hair are also trending RN, you can easily take this pretty ‘do to edgier heights by combining the two trends. Credit: @maneaddicts
Editor’s tip: Want to make your wispy bangs look extra textured? All you have to do is spritz the
Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo on them, before ruffling your fringe and styling it into place.
Wispy Side Bangs
Get your flirt on with some modern, wispy side-swept bangs! Whether your hair is cropped and cute or long and lush, this face-flattering haircut will help draw attention to all the right angles. Now, you can’t argue with that!
Wispy Bangs on Fine Hair
All wispy everything! If you’re loving this dreamy hair trend as much as we are, the fun doesn’t have to stop here! Working in wispy layers into your mane (as well as rocking a killer wispy fringe!) is just what you need to make your hair feel fresh again.
Editor’s tip: Want to revive fine hair? Give it a major texture boost while also refreshing it, with the help of the TRESemmé Day 2 Wave Enhancer.
Not sure if this cool-girl trend will work for you? To test the waters, why not get wispy ends cut in, instead?
What’s not to love about this short bob with bangs hairstyle? This see-through look is sure to gain you extra style points. Credit: @paygepriscilla
Rock Chick Bangs
Give your look a little edge and channel your inner rock chick by keeping your fringe super sleek and straight. Credit: @hotonbeauty
Bangs with Beret
This interpretation of the trend is a mainstay of French-girl style.
Wavy Lob and Bangs
A shorter, wavier, slightly shaggier length lends a rocker-chic vibe to wispy bangs.
Long and Piecey
One of the most straightforward ways to wear the cut is to leave the lengths long and keep the fringe stripey and hitting at the brow.
A similar length but in a straighter texture showcases the versatility of this light fringe.
Thick Hair Curtains
Make a slight middle parting and you lend a bit of a retro touch to your fringe.
Work the grungy inspo to the hilt with this cool look.
Editor’s tip: Spray a bit of the VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray, to create a bit of damp and wet-look finish.
Play up another big wispy bangs decade—this time, the rock ’n roll-heavy 1970s—with a higher-starting fringe and a razored edge.)