mall bangs

10 Stylish Ways to Wear the Nostalgic Mall Bangs Trend

A retro-edgy style to welcome the new year!

Although the beauty world is consistently evolving, trends from the past often come to light over and over again with their own fresh twists and perspectives. For instance, mall bangs. They are a type of fringe that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s and are characterized by being short and wispy. In the past, they were heavily styled with hairspray. This iconic hairstyle has made a chic comeback, seamlessly blending vintage charm with modern-day flair. Celebrate this modern look by making it your own! Here are ten ways you can wear mall bangs: 

10 Stylish Ways to Wear the Nostalgic Mall Bangs Trend

1. Long Mall Bangs 

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Define long hair with mall bangs. Photo by Julia Butsykina

Spice up long, straight strands with a gorgeous set of modern-day mall bangs. Embrace a healthy hair look and feel while wearing this style with a leave-in conditioner such as Nexxus Scalp Inergy Paraben Free Leave-In Conditioner. 

2. Ombre Hair Mall Bangs 

Give grown-out roots new momentum. Photo by Laura D Vargas

Looking for a way to style grown-out roots? Try wearing mall bangs in a curtain bang format to accentuate your face while also giving your grown roots a fresh new purpose and look.

3. Top Knotted Mall Bangs 

90s top knot bun.
It gives major 90s nostalgia vibes. Photo by Andrea Esme

Create the ultimate 90s-inspired look with this chic top-knotted look to accompany your mall bangs. Style this look with Love Beauty and Planet Light Hold & Frizz Control Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Hair Spray for a smooth-finished hairstyle that lasts all day. 

4. Short Blunt Bangs

short blunt mall bangs
Keep it blunt. Keep it Short! Photo by Vladislav Filippov

Step out of your comfort zone and put your own extra twist on these modern-day mall bangs with short, blunt-cut bangs that stop a few inches above your forehead. Plus, as your hair grows out, your bangs will still be maintainable and wearable with the rest of your look. 

5. Rounded Bob 

Frame your face with this cute and classic bob. Photo by Tyler Sakil

A bob is always a beautiful way to draw attention to your face frame. Not to mention, it’s a sleek, gorgeous-looking, yet low-maintenance look. Further, elevate your bob by pairing it with a stunning mall bang fringe. 

6. Curly Mall Bangs 

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Curly hair have entered the chat. Photo by Matthew Reyes

Hello, volume! Curls are a gorgeous way to wear the mall bangs look with some oomph! Keep your curls looking nourished and hydrated while wearing this style with SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Defining Styling Gel

7. Side Swept Bangs 

side swept bangs
The 90s and 2010s intertwined into one look. Photo by Ayush Kumar

Although mall bangs are typically known to be a full-on fringe across the forehead, if you find more comfort in side bangs, this is a way to test mall bangs without leaving your comfort zone fully. The key to achieving this look (the mall bangs way) is to allow your bangs a little bit of wispiness when styling and cutting your hair. 

8. Duo Pony with Mall Bangs

pigtails with bangs
What’s not to love about these chic pigtails? Photo by J Meza Photography

Make your new bangs pop with a style allowing it to be your frame’s center. Rock this style with a cute ponytail or, better yet, with two ponytails for the cutest everyday look! There are so many ponytail styles that will look great with these bangs! 

9. Colorful Mall Bangs 

colorful mall bangs
Marry this hair trend with a splash of color. Photo by Erik Torres.

If experimenting with hair color is your thing, try going bold with your mall bangs look by adding a bright splash of color. Keep your stunning hue vibrant over time and through every wash with Love Beauty and Planet Blooming Color Murumuru Butter & Rose Sulfate-Free Shampoo.

10. Medium Fringe Bangs 

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Wispy and lightweight. Photo by Xu Duo

Are you growing out of your hair and not fully ready to commit to the mall bangs style? Perhaps you just want to test out the look on your face frame. Then this wispy bangs style is a great look to try out until you fully commit to the fringe. 

Which variation of this modern trend will you be trying as your next hairstyle? Show us your look by tagging us @AllThingsHairUS. Also, for more hairstyle inspiration, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter below. 

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