Bangs are an awesome hairstyle idea that allow you to switch up your look without going for a drastic chop! However, as in with all hairstyles, getting hair bangs can be tricky, especially if you want straight bangs. While not necessarily an issue for those with straight hair, those without it will have to deal with some styling and blow-drying on the daily. If you’re game for that, we are totally behind you! The main thing is to know exactly what you want so that you can easily describe and show your stylist. To help you out with the research, we’ve compiled a collection of straight bangs hairstyles and cuts to inspire your new straight style bangs.
27 Straight Bangs Hairstyles and Cuts to Inspire You
Whether you’re opting for micro bangs or want full on, thick fringe, there are so many ways you can try out straight bangs.
1. Thin Micro Bangs
Looking for a way to wear straight across bangs with a twist? Have your stylist cut a super thin layer of hair into micro bangs for an edgy version of this classic style.
2. Bleach Blonde Bangs
Pair straight cut bangs with a brand new pop of color this summer. Bleach blonde strands make a major statement that pairs gorgeous with bangs.
3. Thin Bangs
A lighter layer of bangs that easily blend into the layers of your haircut is great if you’re a little worried about committing to a full set of fringe.
4. Classic Bangs
We consider this the most classic option when it comes to straight hair bangs. Some haircuts will involve blending your bangs into the rest of the style but this standalone option makes a major statement, in a good way.
5. Rooted Cropped Bangs
Go short all over and pair cropped bangs with a messy layered pixie.
6. Thick Silver Bangs
Believe it or not, those of us with thick hair sometimes have a hard time dealing with all that hair. Opting for a set of thick bangs takes some of the thickness off the rest of your hair, making it much easier to deal with.
To make sure your hair stays vibrant for as long as possible between color sessions, use a purple shampoo. We love Nexxus Purple Assure Shampoo and Conditioner because it uses Keratin protein and violet pigments to keep hair healthy and eliminate brassy tones.
7. Straight Red Bangs
Frame your face with a vibrant shade of red paired with straight fringe for added boldness.
8. Thick Blunt Bangs
Opt for a set of straight across bangs with a super blunt edge. This gives an added dose of personality to a classic bob.
9. Curved Straight Bangs
If you’re not completely sold on full bangs yet, consider a more flattering curved option. These bangs seamlessly blend into the rest of your hair for a flattering and easy transition.
10. Short Bangs
Don’t want to lose your super strong eyebrow game in this haircut? We don’t blame you. Opt for shorter bangs so that you can still show off your perfectly groomed brows.
11. Curved Bangs
This style will require a little blow dryer training as it’s best executed when you curve your bangs under a bit. Simply let them air dry until they’re 60% dry and use a round brush to blow dry them under until they’re 100% dry.
12. Feathered Bangs
Feathered edges soften a set of full bangs and make them accessible to virtually everyone.
13. Messy Long Bangs
Start off with bangs that appear to be just a bit overgrown and a little longer on the sides. This style looks great with any updo style including a super messy bun.
14. Micro Bangs
We can’t get enough of this edgy trend and the way it gives you a full set of bangs without hiding your face. This is a rare example of a style that does it all and it’s one of our favorites.
15. Blown Out Bangs
This is a prime example of a way to wear your bangs if you ever find yourself tiring of a full set. Create a center part on damp hair, then blow-dry them to the sides for a totally different look.
When blow-drying your hair, make sure to apply a heat protectant beforehand so your hair stays damage-free. We love TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray because it protects your hair when styling with heat up to 450 degrees, and it doesn’t leave any residue on your strands.
16. Soft Side Bangs
Side bangs are known to be a softer bang option if you aren’t ready to commit to full bangs. This is a prime example of how side bangs work with lightly curled shoulder-length hair and we love the results.
17. Wavy Layered Bangs
The secret to completely blending your bangs into the rest of your style is opting for layers that line up. Blend the loose wavy texture of the rest of your strands into your fringe by letting your bangs maintain a bit of a natural wave.
18. Micro Bangs and a Ponytail
We love the way different styles take on a whole new life when paired with bangs. A thick set of micro bangs takes a simple ponytail to the next level.
19. Bangs and a Messy Bun
We’re big proponents of anything that streamlines our beauty routines while still allowing us to look put together. A full set of fringe takes a messy bun from casual to chic in no time at all.
20. Bangs and a Three-Strand Braid
If you haven’t yet mastered the intricate braids you’ve been lusting after, a full set of fringe is the best way to take a basic three-strand braid to the next level by adding some extra visual interest.
21. Bangs and a Beanie
Accessorize your side bangs by wearing a beanie and letting them peek out from underneath.
22. Center Parted Bangs
This style is one of the best ways to add some volume to straight hair. These straight bangs will act as a shorter layer that won’t get weighed down with the rest of your hair and will add instant volume to the top layer of your strands.
23. Side-Parted Bangs
A full set of straight bangs gets a second life when you simply brush them to the side for a set of pseudo-side bangs.
24. Thick Versatile Bangs
Thick bangs with feathered ends are perhaps the most versatile option when it comes to bangs. You can wear them down and full, swept to the side, or combed all the way over as side bangs.
25. Cropped Bangs + Ombre
Pair slightly cropped bangs with a subtle ombre and nail two of this season’s trends in one.
26. Wispy Bangs
Wispy bangs are a lighter approach to a full set of fringe. They won’t look too heavy on your face and they’re a more universally flattering option.
27. Short Side Swept Bangs
Pair two of the earlier trends we mentioned together for a totally different look. We just love how side swept cropped bangs perfectly frames the face.
Looking for more bangs hairstyles to inspire your new look? Check out our ultimate guide to bangs.