Woman with long wavy hair with bangs

23 New Ways to Sport Bangs When You Have Wavy Hair

Get inspired by these stylish fringe ideas.

Whether your waves are natural or carefully styled, it’s fair to say that wavy hair lends itself to so many unique haircuts and styles. Sitting somewhere between straight and curly hair, this hair pattern doesn’t usually start right at the root of the hair. Instead, wavy hair is often thinner until mid-shaft, where it starts to curl into a loose pattern.

Wavy hair with bangs has been one of the most popular styles this year, and for good reason. There are so many distinctive ways you can wear wavy hair with bangs — from wispy curtain bangs paired with long loose waves to an edgy micro fringe with a cropped bob, and everything in between.

We’ve rounded up a variety of wavy hair with bangs hairstyles that you can easily recreate, complete with styling tips and product recommendations. Enjoy!

Wavy Hair with Bangs Style Inspiration

1. Short Wavy Hair with Bangs

Woman with a wavy bob and curtain bangs
Photo by Bertrand-Hillion Marie-Paola/ABACA/Shutterstock

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect short wavy hairstyle with bangs, look no further than the classic bob. We’re obsessed with the natural effect of this wavy hair bob. Creating loose waves is a great way to add a bit of texture, without worrying about creating perfect curls. And curtain bangs are the perfect addition to this chic and effortless final look.

2. Wavy Bangs

Woman with blonde face framing bangs on wavy hair
Photo by Monica Farber/Shutterstock

If you want to go full-on with the waves, add it to your fringe, too! Creating waves like this in your bangs can be especially helpful if you’re bangs are on the longer side or you’re in the process of growing them out. But t

The added texture will help add more grip to the style, making them blend in easier with the rest of your wavy strands.

3. Side-Swept Bangs

Woman with side bangs with wavy hair
Sideswept bangs are stunning on short wavy hair; Photo credit: Shutterstock

Turn waves from a playful to a more sophisticated look with side-swept bangs. We love how polished this side-swept look is, and it even pairs well when wearing your hair up. Plus, side bangs with wavy hair is a fool-proof option for those that may have overgrown fringe or want to grow their bangs out. Maybe you just aren’t feeling the blunt straight across bangs? Side-swept looks never disappointed.

4. Curtain Bangs with Waves

Woman with long wavy hair with bangs
Photo credit: Shutterstock

It’s no secret that curtain bangs are the absolute “it” bangs style right now. Separate your bangs down the center to create this modern take on the curtain bangs style. This trick is especially useful if you have bangs that are on the longer side.

5. The Shag

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Shag haircut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Looking for something in style at the moment? Opt for the fun shag haircut. This cut is especially flattering on people with natural waves or texture to the hair, but if your hair is on the straighter side, feel free to had in waves with a curling iron.

6. Wolf Cut with Face Framing Bangs on Wavy Hair

Woman with a wavy wolfcut with bangs
Photo credit: Shutterstock

Another edgy hairstyle with bangs that’s perfect for anyone with natural waves is the wolf cut — a haircut that’s part mullet and part shag. The face framing bangs look stunning on wavy hair.

7. Shoulder Length Wavy Hair with Bangs

Woman with shoulder length wavy hair and a full fringe
Photo by Photoeventshd/Shutterstock

We love a shoulder-skimming length for all hair types, but shoulder length wavy hair with bangs is an especially flattering cut on all face shapes. Opt for a choppy fringe that emphasizes your wave pattern.

8. French Bob with Straight Bangs on Wavy Hair

Woman with a wavy French bob
Photo by Mauro Del Signor/Shutterstock

Want a super cropped, super stylish bob with a fringe? The French bob may be just want you were looking for. Let your bangs be ruffled or lightly go over them with a flat iron for more straight bangs with your wavy hair.

9. Side-Swept Wavy Bangs

wavy hair with bangs: undone waves
The messier, the better. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The messier the hair, the harder they stare—with good reason, of course! Go for this effortlessly undone hairstyle to match your laid-back look. Add some texture to dirty hair and give it a refresh by spraying the roots with the Dove Refresh+Care Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo.

10. Thick Fringe

Model with a straight bangs on wavy hair
We’re obsessed with this look that pairs straight bangs with wavy hair; Photo by Ron Adar/Shutterstock

Go for a full effect by getting a thick fringe. Make sure you balance it off with texture. Add waves to the rest of your hair to create balance.

11. Naturally Thick Hair

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Create a bold statement with this thick and textured look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you’re in the market for a new ‘do and have wavy hair, you can’t go wrong with this wavy hair with bangs combo. A style like this is perfect for an easy wash-and-go look. Add even more volume to your textured strands by washing your hair with Suave Professionals Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. We love how this set adds moisture and hydration to your hair while keeping it bouncy.

12. Micro Bangs

wavy hair with bangs: micro bangs
Itsy-bitsy and chic.

Stand out from the crowd with a micro fringe and take it a notch up with an über messy texture. This combo gives your look an overall more unique twist.

13. Long Wavy Hair with Bangs

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Pair your long waves with a thick fringe. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

This is the perfect long wavy hair with bangs style for special occasions. To achieve waves like this, loosely curl your hair with a 1-inch curling iron and once your hair is cooled, gently brush out the curls to create a soft wave effect.

14. Lob and Wavy Hair with Bangs

Woman outdoors with short wavy hair and bangs
Photo credit: Shutterstock

Update your lob style with waves as you play with the direction of your fringe. A lob is turning into one of those classic styles that trends every season. You can never go wrong with this length. Plus, if your fringe is on the longer side, you’re able to easily blend it into the style especially if you have layers too.

15. Bang and Waves with Layers

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Pile on layers for movement. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Want a cut with lots of movement? Think layers, layers, and more layers. A drastically layered cut like this helps add more volume towards the top and through the mid-lengths of your hair. It almost gives the appearance of a shag haircut but isn’t as drastic.

16. Wavy Hair with Bangs and Highlights

Woman with long wavy hair and bangs with highlights
Add highlights to accentuate your long wavy hair with bangs; Photo by Photoeventshd/Shutterstock

Add a few ribbons of highlights to help add dimension to your waves. Highlights like this add an overall warmth to your look and can even help create the appearance of more shine too.

17. Subtle Waves with Bangs

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Just a hint of waves. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

You don’t have to create a head full of waves to get in on the rich-girl hair trend. Add a couple of hints of waves here and there to recreate this look.

18. Vintage-Inspired

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Vintage waves. Photo credit: Dvora

Turn an old hairstyle into a modern look. This style is inspired by vintage waves, but the messy effect makes it more of-the-moment.

19. Natural Waves

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Embrace your natural texture. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Have naturally wavy hair? Embrace your texture to recreate this wavy bangs style. When caring for naturally wavy hair, we love using TRESemmé Pro Care Curls Shampoo and Conditioner.  This set will help keep waves smooth and frizz-free throughout the day.



20. Mushroom Cut

wavy hair with bangs: mushroom cut
Trendy cut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Whether you call it a mushroom or a bowl cut, besides the shag, this is the cut to have this season. Wear it straight or update it with waves.

21. Undone Bangs

wavy hair with bangs: subtle waves
Complement your bangs with subtle waves.

Going for an undone fringe look? Make sure the rest of your hair matches too. Opt for subtle waves with loads of messy texture. If your hair is naturally wavy, this is a perfect style to go for because it involves minimal styling, however, you’ll still be able to create that effortless look that is completely on-trend.

22. Platinum Blonde

wavy hair with bangs: blonde hair
Platinum and edgy. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Try a super bold platinum hair color to add some edge to your style. When caring for platinum hair, make sure to use a purple shampoo, like Nexxus Color Assure Purple Shampoo and Conditioner. Using a purple shampoo will help keep your hair vibrant and prevent any brassiness.

23. Extra Long Bangs

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Extra-long bangs are the new black. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

What to do with grown-out bangs? Embrace them and add some waves to the rest of your hair to keep the look polished.

Whether you’re going for a lob with side bangs or trying out thick blunt fringe, there’s definitely a wavy hair with bangs look out there for you!

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