Wispy Bangs Have Been All Over Our Feeds, and We’re Obsessed

Eunice Lucero | 02 March 2019
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If you’re in any way obsessed, or at the very least, mildly curious about the latest Asian beauty trends (and you should, btw, as they’ve been completely revolutionizing our beauty industries), you’ve most likely come across the peculiar look of wispy bangs. You know what we’re talking about: that piecey, see-through fringe that somehow looks a just few hours away from a much-needed wash. Packaged, of course, as part of a charming, ’90s-inspired look, and it’s less stringy and more It girl cool, affording its wearer a quirky sex appeal that’s leagues above your basic one-length.

If this look seems weirdly familiar, it’s because it is; in fact, you’ve most probably had a go at it the first time it made the rounds back in the day—as nearly everyone else did as well—when it wasn’t even niche enough to be called a trend (and all of the yearbooks can attest!). And though they do fall under the grunge spectrum, they’re not quite as angst-ridden. On the contrary, they’re actually kind of the opposite: romantic, semi-bookish, sweet and as you’ll see in our faves below, all sorts of enviable. Scroll on:



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1. Blown Out

blown out wispy bangs
Use a smaller round brush to create the undercurl. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

Teamed with softly curled ends, a blowout gets more personality with a piecey fringe.

2. Wet Bob

wet bob wispy bangs
Create a bit of a disheveled feel by finger-styling the bangs and rumpling the crown with your palm. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Spritz hair with a leave-in conditioning spray, like TRESemmé Moisture Rich Nourishing Detangling Spray, to create a bit of a damp and detangled finish. Proceed to rumple your bangs for a tousled look.

TRESemmé MOISTURE RICH NOURISHING DETANGLING SPRAY

3. Asymmetrical

asymmetrical wispy bangs
Tuck the minor side behind your ear to emphasize your longer front layers.

Combine two trends in one by having your stylist cut in some slightly uneven front layers as well.

4. See-Through, Long

see-through long wispy bangs
Have the bangs hit right at the brow/eyeline if you want a flirtier look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

One of the most straightforward ways to wear the cut is to leave the lengths long and keep the fringe stripey and hitting at the brow.

5. Wavy Lob

wavy lob wispy bangs
The perfect length for fall! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A shorter, wavier, slightly shaggier length lends a rocker-chic vibe to wispy bangs.

6. Straight Lob

straight lob wispy bang
A versatile cut that can be played up with a full fringe, or side-swept as desired. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

A similar length but in a straighter texture showcases the versatility of this light fringe.

7. Curly Shag

curly shag wispy bangs
Keep the ends a bit stringy for a more modern effect. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

This totally Left Bank interpretation of the trend is a mainstay of French-girl style.

8. Curtains

curtails wispy bangs
Splitting the fringe down the center gives a denser look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Make a slight middle parting and you lend a bit of a retro touch to your fringe.

9. Air-Dried

air-dried wispy bangs
A diffused, semi-bendy texture is the hallmark of French hairstyles. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Another French staple, an air-dried texture gives piecey bangs a natural, diffused part. Reinforce this chic nonchalance with a texturizing balm rubbed on your lengths, like Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Matte Cream

BED HEAD BY TIGI MANIPULATOR MATTE CREAM

10. Bumpy

bumpy wispy bangs
Lush, shiny and popular during the mid-Noughties, this look is still a wearable classic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Roll your fringe over a round brush to smoothen and infuse it with a bit of body. Maintain the body of this style throughout the week by using TRESemmé Between Washes Volumizing Dry Shampoo when needed.

TRESemmé BETWEEN WASHES VOLUMIZING DRY SHAMPOO

11. See-Through, Bob

see-through bob wispy bangs
A bit grown-up, but also rife with a directional sex appeal. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Wavy and curly textures have it easiest when styling an airy, blunt bob.

12. ’90s

'90s wispy bang
Nail this ubiquitous look with the right texturizer. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Work the grungy inspo to the hilt with a bit of texturizing product, such as Nexxus Exxxpand Volumizing Whip, raked lightly through the front and sides.

NEXXUS EXXPAND+ VOLUMIZING WHIP

13. ’70s

70s wispy bangs
Longer at the temples, shorter in the middle. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Play up another big wispy bangs decade—this time, the rock ’n roll-heavy 1970s—with a higher-starting fringe and a razored edge (Tip: Ask your stylist for longer hair at the temples.).

14. Flippy

flippy wispy bangs
Create a center part behind your fringe for a groomed look.

One of the sweetest, crispest iterations of the trend includes a neatly cut bang and a lob that features some subtle layering.

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