25 Wispy Bangs Styles That’ll Revamp Your Look

Are you keeping an eye on wispy bangs? If not, you're seriously missing out!  

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

Woman with barely there wispy bangs with long ash blonde hair
Credit: Instagram.com/alexrychk

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

close up shot of woman with short pixie with side-swept bangs, wearing black top and posing with micro sunglasses
Swoop into the wispy bangs trend with this cool style. Credit: Instagram.com/micahgianneli

Here, this beauty has paired her wavy hairstyle + bangs with some on-trend micro sunglasses — and you should totally do the same! Credit: @micahgianneli

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

close up shot of woman with wispy bardot bangs, wearing black top and posing on the street
Tinkerbell, is that you? Credit: Instagram.com/macara__

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

close up shot of woman with wispy bangs, with ombre hair, posing outside
We can’t stop staring! Credit: Instagram.com/fatherkels

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

Woman with wispy front
Credit: Instagram.com/lexylu

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

Woman with long brown balayage
Credit: Instagram.com/rockybarnes

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

Woman with medium length hair and wispy fringe
Credit: Instagram.com/may_lestrange

If you’ve got medium-length hair, look to this wispy look for guidance.
Credit: @may_lestrange

Wispy Bangs on Short Hair

Woman with chestnut brown bob with wispy bangs
Credit: Instagram.com/maneaddicts

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

Woman with blonde bob with wispy side bangs
Credit: Instagram.com/rambutseries

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

close up shot of woman with wispy layers and bangs, wearing white spaghetti top and posing for photo
All wispy everything! Credit: Instagram.com/brendakamt

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.

Wispy layers are perfect for creating the illusion of fuller and more voluminous locks in fine hair, so if that’s you, you know what to do — copy this Insta-babe, stat! Credit: @brendakamt

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.

Wispy Ends

close up shot of woman with straight bangs with wispy ends, wearing glasses and holding flower
If you look closely, you can the wispy ends! Credit: Instagram.com/nyane

Not sure if this cool-girl trend will work for you? To test the waters, why not get wispy ends cut in, instead?

Here, this beauty has softened out her blunt fringe with romantic wisps, and we honestly can’t stop staring. How about you? Credit: @nyane

Wispy Shag

Woman with short brown wispy shag haircut with wispy fringe
Credit: Instagram.com/johannelandbo

This beauty’s air-dried shag and bangs proves that you don’t need a blow dryer and round brush to make bangs look good. Credit: @johannelandbo

See-Through Bob

Woman with honey blonde short bob with dark brown bangs
Credit: Instagram.com/paygepriscilla

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

E-girl Bangs

woman with dyed purple e-girl wispy bangs
Credit: Instagram.com/cosmo_by_julia

The best trend to come out of 2020? E-girl hair, of course. And, this is what happens when you give your wispy fringe an e-girl update! Credit: @cosmo_by_julia

Rock Chick Bangs

Woman with pink ombre hair and straight wispy bangs
Credit: Instagram.com/hotonbeauty

Give your look a little edge and channel your inner rock chick by keeping your fringe super sleek and straight. Credit: @hotonbeauty

Woman with blow-dried bangs, wearing a red heabd
Credit: Instagram.com/paris.mydear

If you don’t want your locks to be sleek against your forehead, then reach for a large barrel brush and blow-dry your fringe until you have a smooth, voluminous finish. Credit: @paris.mydear

Bangs with Beret

Woman with white blonde hair with wispy bangs and beret
Credit: Instagram.com/allyrupard

Channel French-girl vibes with your bangs in a flash with the help of a beret.Credit: @allyrupard

Ponytail Bangs

Woman with hair styled into a ponytail with wispy hair bangs
Credit: Instagram.com/monbog

This is how you wear a ponytail with wispy bangs. Credit: @monbog

Curly Shag

Woman with curly shag haircut with wispy bangs
Credit: indigitalimages.com

This interpretation of the trend is a mainstay of French-girl style.

Wavy Lob and Bangs

Woman with wavy long bob with grunge wispy bangs cut
Credit: indigitalimages.com

A shorter, wavier, slightly shaggier length lends a rocker-chic vibe to wispy bangs.

Long and Piecey

Woman on the runway with auburn long hair with wispy fringe haircut
Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

Straight Lob

Woman with straight hair and subtle wispy fringe haircut
Credit: indigitalimages.com

A similar length but in a straighter texture showcases the versatility of this light fringe.

Thick Hair Curtains

Woman with thick curtain style bangs
Credit: indigitalimages.com

Make a slight middle parting and you lend a bit of a retro touch to your fringe.

’90s Wisps

Model on the runway with wispy, '90s style bangs
Credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

’70s Bangs

Woman on the runway with strawberry blonde '70s-inspired wispy fringe style
Credit: indigitalimages.com

Play up another big wispy bangs decade—this time, the rock ’n roll-heavy 1970s—with a higher-starting fringe and a razored edge.)


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