How to Pull Off Long Hair Bangs in Five Ways

What awkward phase?

Bangs may give your look some extra oomph but they can be somewhat tricky to style, especially when on the longer side and you really don’t have time for that trim. To keep your style looking fresh in between salon appointments, check out our fave ways to successfully pull off long hair bangs, to get you skipping that awkward growing-out stage entirely:

5 Ways to Successfully Pull Off Long Hair Bangs

long hair bangs can be worn off to the side.
Long bangs look chic when styled off to the side. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Side-Swept

Long and sleek bangs look super sexy when swept off to one side, so don’t be afraid to try out this mod look if your bangs are longer. To get this come-hither vibe, start by applying a styling wax, like S Factor by TIGI Creamy Molding Wax, onto your bangs to help them stay in place. Then, begin to gently brush out your bangs with a fine-toothed comb, and pin off to the side with some classic bobby pins.

long hair bangs can be worn curly
Curly bangs look full and voluminous. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Curled

Curling long bangs also helps them look prim and polished, especially if you want them to appear a bit shorter than they already are. To give your bangs some curl and extra volume, use TREsemme Beauty-Full Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse before styling to give your bangs a necessary pick-up. Then, take a 1/2-inch curling iron and proceed to curl your bangs around the barrel. To give your bangs a curly-wave effect, take a paddle brush and gently brush your curls out. 

long hair bangs can be parted in the center.
Part your long bangs in the center. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Middle-Parted

Parting your bangs in the center also gives them a sleek and sophisticated appearance. A look that feels both ’70s boho and runway-inspired, achieving this style doesn’t take up too much of your time. To get this simple look, start by applying a dime-sized amount of TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel onto clean hair. Then use a fine-toothed comb to brush both sides of your bangs off to the side, keeping the emphasis on the middle part.

long hair bangs can be worn fringed
Long fringe bangs are always sexy. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Long and Fringed

We won’t deny that wearing your bangs long and fringed always makes for a fashion-forward style. However, If you find that your bangs are getting super oily too fast, using some dry shampoo as you style helps keep any greasiness at bay. The key to using dry shampoo correctly is not overdoing it on your bangs. Too much product will weight them down, making them look limp and lifeless. We love the instant refresh we get from Nexxus Keraphix Dry Shampoo.

long hair bangs look amazing colored
The right color can help accentuate your long bangs. Photo credit: Dvora

5. Streaked

Playing around with some color is another way to show off your longer bangs, especially if you want a look that really turns heads. For a dramatic twist, try highlighting your fringe with a bold color, or experiment with color-blocking (we’re talking thick platinum bangs!) to give your ‘do an eye-catching finish.

Looking for more info on long hair bangs? Here is how to style straight hair with bangs.