18 Trendy Short Bangs for Women in 2020

Sporting short haircuts with bangs is the perfect new-season look.

Many people have been in a season of experimenting with their style while spending time at home. If this sounds like you and you’re considering trying something new, then you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re making a case for short bangs. This fresh new take on a fringe makes for a bold and edgy look that will help you make a major statement with your strands.

One of our favorite parts about short bangs hairstyles is that they’re relatively low impact in terms of commitment. Sure, they’re a bold and edgy look, but before you know it they’ll grow out into a longer set of full bangs and if you’re so inclined, you can then start growing them out for good. Also, this fringe maintains a chunky, edgy feel at first, and can grow into something softer over time. Most noteworthy is the fact that they grow out fairly quickly, so if you’re liking your style, regular maintenance is definitely necessary.

If the low-commitment nature of this style coupled with our general excitement both haven’t convinced you to give short hair bangs a try, then one of these inspiration styles definitely will:

1. Wavy Brunette

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One of our favorite ways to wear wavy hair with a fringe.

Almost all short styles are complemented by a wavy texture. Use a 1-inch curling wand to create small waves all throughout your hair. The key to nailing this look is leaving the last half-inch of each strand off of the wand to maintain the straight edge. Leave your fringe straight in contrast, and finish off the look with a mist of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Extend Hold Level 4 for a long-lasting style.

2. Wispy Fringe

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Take your bangs up a notch.

Consider an ultra-short style to go with a wispy fringe for an overall delicate look.

3. Thick Brown Bob

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A solution for thick-haired girls.

Cut your thick hair into a collarbone-grazing straight-edged bob and pair it with a thick set of straight-edged fringe to match.

4. Teased Volume

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Keep up with major volume.

Work some texture into your fringe and your hair in general by spraying your strands with Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Salt Spritz Texture Spray and letting them air-dry. Use a fine-toothed comb to backcomb your fringe for an extra touch of volume.

5. Straight Across

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We love a pixie that incorporates bangs!

Consider a classic set of straight-across bangs that will frame your face beautifully.

6. Soft Texture

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Soft and romantic waves.

Soften your look with easy and romantic waves. Not all short bangs are edgy and bold: Some are soft and feathered for a super feminine and laid-back look. We love how this soft texture looks in contrast with edgier bangs.

7. Sleek Bob

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Play with different angles.

Consider pairing a sleek bob with a full set of edgy bangs. Combing a dime-sized amount of SuaveProfessionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Hair Serum through your bob will give it an added dose of shine and softness.

8. Swept to the Side

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Choose a side to pin your bangs for a side-swept effect.

Sweep a set of thin side bangs to the side for a more low-key way to give this look a try.

9. Relaxed and Straight

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Try pairing bangs with your relaxed hair.

Consider asking your stylist to cut a set of short feathered bangs into your relaxed hair to take your style to the next level.

10. Blunt Edges

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These super bold eyebrow-grazing bangs are the ultimate example of blunt-edged bangs.

11. Long and Straight

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Try for some length.

Play with drastically different lengths by cutting short fringe into your classic long, straight style.

12. A Colorless Statement

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Go for bold bangs if you’re preserving your hair color.

If you’re determined to maintain your status as a color virgin but still want to find a way to make a statement, then this is the look for you. A thick set of full bangs will give you a bold edge without forcing you to dip into bleached hair territory. Maintain the health of your virgin hair by using Dove Nutritive Solutions Clarify & Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner.

13. Highlighted Layers

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Opt for side bangs that flow into a layered look.

Pairing a choppy layered lob with a set of wispy bangs and adding all-over light blonde highlights is the ideal recipe for a beautifully cohesive look. We love the way these highlights look in contrast with a dark base.

14. Subtle Side Bangs

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A thin layer of side bangs make a subtle statement.

Make a subtle statement by letting your short side bangs peek out of your winter hat.

15. Cropped

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Go for the micro bang.

Go all-in with the micro bang. This is one of our favorite examples of short bangs and we love when it’s paired with longer contrasting styles.

16. Curly BangsCropped Curly Bangs

Go try bangs! Don’t let your curly strands deter you from trying out bangs. Opt for short bangs for face-framing curls.

17. Bleached Baby Bangs

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Long hair with baby fringe. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Want to go all-in? Consider these ultra-short baby bangs.

18. Angled Bangs

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An unexpected and bold face-framing style.

Finally, consider cutting your fringe into an angled style for an unexpectedly cool and bold style.

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