Bangs & Fringes

Versatile Bangs: Style Ideas and Tips for the Warmer Seasons

How to make bangs work for you and not against you during the warmer seasons. 

What do you think about bangs for the spring and summer time? This question is at the top of discussion every week at the All Things Hair office. We each have a love-hate relationship with bangs during the warmer seasons, which inspired the hunt for versatile bangs.

Versatile bangs, do they exist? Yes, bangs that look good no matter which way you style them based on the occasion and, well, the weather. Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite versatile fringe styles and how to care for the look during the spring and summer seasons.

Versatile Bangs: Style and Tips for The Warmer Seasons

Tips on Caring for Versatile Bangs

When it comes to keeping your fringe fresh, it doesn’t matter what type of bangs you have. Using a hair care product, like dry shampoo, to help refresh your style and soak up any grease is a universal must-have.

If you’re going to be wearing a fringe during the warmer seasons, we suggest using your dry shampoo before you actually need it. In other words, when styling your hair in the morning, spritz a bit of dry shampoo onto the roots to help prevent the oily and greasy feel and look that comes with hot and hazy spring and summer days. Our current go-to for this is the Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo. It smells amazing, works to refresh your hair and leaves no residue behind!

On the flip side, if oil and grease aren’t issues that you have to deal with, look for products that’ll keep your bangs from frizzing up in extremely humid conditions. Our current favorite product is the TRESemmé Climate Protection Finishing Spray. Spray this onto your entire head after styling to defy all of the weather conditions that are out to cramp your style.

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Wear them open or closed. Curtain bangs offer you the ability to switch up your style. Photo credit:

Versatile Fringe Styles for Spring and Summer

1. Curtain Bangs

What makes these bangs so versatile? You can wear them opened or closed. To get a fringe like this, ask your stylist for a bang that’s long enough to be split down the center and worn with a middle part. When the weather gets hot and you want some air in your hair, use your fingers to separate your bangs to create this curtain effect.

versatile bangs: woman with deep side part bang
No need to forgo your favorite deep side part when it comes to bangs. Opt for a style that matches your signature look.

2. Side-Swept Bangs

If you’re a gal that loves a side part but also wants to try your hand at a fresh fringe for the summer, side-swept bangs might be the look for you. This style can be paired with a long flowy curly style or you can pull it up into a chic top knot when you’re out and about on the weekends.

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Freestyle your bangs for the warmer seasons. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

3. Curly/Wavy Bangs

For women with naturally curly and wavy hair types, the warmer months call for embracing their natural texture. Less fuss straightening and more time out having fun. In terms of versatility with this style, you can switch up the look by playing with different curl or wave options. One day you may want a tight curl or wave and one day you may opt for a looser version. For a tighter curl, use some gel, like TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gelto style your hair but skip the stretching method. Smooth the product throughout your hair and allow your curls to dry naturally.

Versatile bangs: woman with fake bangs style
Now you see it, now you don’t! Fake bangs are super easy and a stylish option for the warmer seasons. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Fake Bangs

When all else fails, a temporary fix always comes to the rescue. This is especially great if you’re not sure about getting bangs for the warmer months. For this look, opt for clip-on or a fake bang DIY if you really want a truly versatile ’do. When you’re in the mood for a fringe, clip em’ on or try your hand at our easy faux bang tutorial.

Which of these versatile bang styles are you feeling for the warmer season? For more fringe ideas, head over to our Bangs & Fringes page!

Alyssa François
Your Mane Attraction, Alyssa
18 April 2017