25 Ways to Wear Wispy Bangs for a Stylish Hair Update

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, and 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
Effortlessly chic. 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.

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!

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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!

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 ombré hairstyle proves that long, lash-grazing bangs look ultra-romantic with piecey wisps cut into them. Want to achieve soft and silky hair like this? Try Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner, whose formula works on all hair type for long lasting soft and tangle free strands.

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Extra Long Wispy Fringe

Woman with wispy front
The perfect ‘do for a selfie. Credit: Instagram.com/lexylu

If you want to go extra long with your wispy fringe, this look is all you need to refer to. Styling with a straightener? Protect your bangs from high temperatures with

Wispy Bangs on Long Hair

Woman with long brown balayage
Bangs on long hair are absolute goals. 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.

Wispy Fringe on Medium Hair

Woman with medium length hair and wispy fringe
Let your fringe take centre-stage. Credit: Instagram.com/may_lestrange

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

Wispy Bangs on Short Hair

Woman with chestnut brown bob with wispy bangs
Bob + bangs = perfection. 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.

Wispy Side Bangs

Woman with blonde bob with wispy side bangs
Side bangs for life. 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 hair (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!

Wispy Ends

close up shot of woman with straight bangs with wispy ends, wearing glasses and holding flower
If you look closely, you can see 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?

Wispy Shag

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

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

See-Through Bob

Woman with honey blonde short bob with dark brown bangs
Don’t you just love the honey blonde hue? 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.

E-girl Bangs

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

The best trend to come out of 2020, and still at the top of our list today? E-girl hair, of course. And, this is what happens when you give your wispy fringe an e-girl update!

Rock Chick Bangs

Woman with pink ombre hair and straight wispy bangs
Do like this rock chick. Credit: Instagram.com/hotonbeauty

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

Smooth and Voluminous Wispy Bangs

Woman with blow-dried bangs, wearing a red heaband
This headband completes the look. 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. Add a headband for a country-chic finishing touch.

Bangs with Beret

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

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

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.

Curly Shag

Woman with curly shag haircut with wispy bangs
This look gets a thumbs up from us. 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
Wavy strands elevate any look. 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
Get the catwalk look. 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
This ‘do slays. 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
Dare to go thick with your 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
This ’90s look is everything. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Work the grungy inspo to the hilt with this cool look.

’70s Bangs

Woman on the runway with strawberry blonde '70s-inspired wispy fringe style
A super sweet wispy fringe. 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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