Sporting short haircuts with bangs is the perfect new-season look.
If you’re in a season of experimenting with your style 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. Short bangs maintain a chunky, edgy feel at first, and can grow into something more softer over time. But it’s also important to note that they grow out fairly quickly, so 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 18 inspiration styles definitely will:
How to Wear to Short Bangs: 18 Looks to Try
1. Wavy Brunette
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 bangs straight, and finish off the look with an mist of Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray for a long-lasting style.
2. Cropped All Around
Consider an ultra short style to go with your ultra short bangs for an overall cropped look that makes a bold statement.
3. Thick Brown Bob
Cut your thick hair into a collar bone-grazing straight-edged bob and pair it with a thick set of straight edged bangs to match.
4. Teased Volume
Work some texture in to your bangs and your hair in general by spraying your strands with Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray and letting them air-dry. Use a fine-toothed comb to backcomb your bangs for an extra touch of volume.
5. Straight Across
Consider a classic set of straight-across bangs that will frame your face beautifully.
6. Soft Texture
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.
7. Sleek Bob
Consider pairing a sleek bob with a full set of edgy bangs. Combing a dime-sized amount of Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum through your bob with give it an added dose of shine.
8. Swept to the Side
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
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
These super bold eyebrow grazing bangs are the ultimate example of blunt-edged bangs.
11. Long and Straight
Play with drastically different lengths by cutting short bangs into your classic long, straight style.
12. A Colorless Statement
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.
13. Highlighted Layers
Pairing a choppy layered lob with a set of bangs and adding all-over light blonde highlights is the recipe for a beautifully cohesive look.
14. Subtle Side Bangs
Make a subtle statement by letting your short side bangs peek out of your winter hat.
Go all in with the micro bang. This is one of our favorite examples short bangs and we love when it’s paired with longer contrasting styles.
16. Blown Out
If you decide to pair your short bangs with a short haircut, then you’ll want to learn the art of the at-home blowout. You’ll be amazed by how quickly you can dry your hair when it’s on the shorter side, and you’ll fall in love with the results.
17. Bleached Blunt Bangs
Consider asking your stylist to incorporate just a bit more hair than is usually included into your bangs. This extra-thick set of bangs is an eye-catching way to make a chic statement.
18. Angled Bangs
Cut your bangs into an angled style for an unexpectedly cool and bold style.
Looking for more ways to style your bangs? Check out 22 easy ways to style wavy hair with bangs.