Piecey Layered Bangs: Tutorial and 5 Looks to Inspire You

An edgy styling idea for updating your bangs

When you first cut a fringe to update your look, the hairstyle feels so fresh, new and stylish. After a while, styling your hair can feel boring once you’ve run out of hairstyles pairings to match your fringe, leaving you wanting to grow out your bangs. But then you realize that growing out your bangs doesn’t happen overnight. What’s left to do? Try layered bangs!

Go for a bold and trendsetting option to get you through the growing out phase by creating a piecey and layered effect with a hair gel. Layered bangs also help to keep your hair from getting into your eyes during the growing out process since sections of hair is spread apart. Want to get the look? Read on to learn how to create this fun layered bangs hairstyle on your fringe.


Start with clean hair.

Since you’re going to be using gel as a styling product, it’s best to start this hairstyle off with clean hair to prevent unwanted product build-up. Try the Dove Radiant Shine Shampoo and the Dove Radiant Shine Conditioner whose formulas work to clean and condition your hair while also making it nourished and shiny.


Comb through bangs.

Before creating your piecey layered bangs, comb through your bangs to remove tangles.


Apply gel and separate.

Use a gel like the TRESemmé Mega Sculpt Gel to help sculpt hair into the layered shape you want. Add the gel to the tips of your pointer and thumb, then pinch 1-inch subsections of your bangs to separate and create the piecey look.


Dry hair and complete.

To complete the look you can air-dry or use a blowdryer to dry your bangs. Once dry, you can opt for separating your fringe for a fuller finish or leave it as is!

If you’re looking for some inspiration for ways to wear layered bangs, we’ve got you covered:

1. Cropped and Edgy

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Pair your layered bangs with an edgy bob.

Layered bangs pair perfectly well with an edgy bob. This combination is neat and sharp which makes it versatile for everything on your busy schedule!

2. Wispy Bangs

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A slightly more understated version of this look.

If you’re not quite ready for a sharp and edgy look, consider this wispy alternative. Ask your stylist to use a thinner amount of hair when cutting your bangs. This will allow for a wispier and less intense look while still pulling off the layered look.

3. Layered All Around

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Layer it on.

Long layers and layered bangs were a match made in hair heaven!

4. Make It Choppy

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Tiny layers will give you a choppy effect.

Super subtle layers will give your hair a choppy effect. This is a great alternative to blunt bangs that’s more trendy currently and just a bit softer.

5. Layered Pixie

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Add some volume to a classic pixie.

Incorporate your bangs into your tousled pixie for a volumized, layered look.