How to Braid Bangs: 2 Tutorials + Inspirational Looks to Update Your Fringe

Learn how to braid bangs and try your hand at these braided bang styles. 

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We’re all about finding the bangs that work best for the cooler seasons and we’re also on the hunt to find all the many ways bangs can be styled. And with braids currently being our most coveted way to wear our hair this season, we decided to show you how to braid bangs.

We’re not just giving you two tutorials, but we’re also providing some foolproof styles that are appropriate for anything on your agenda. Read on to learn how to braid bangs and try your hand at one of the styles below:

Step 1


Apply dry shampoo at the root of your bangs to absorb any excess oil. We love Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist for the job.

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Step 2


Divide the front section of the fringe area into three. Using a French braid stitch, cross the leftmost section across the middle and to the right. Then, repeat these steps with the rightmost section. Repeat this as you move down your hairline, incorporating additional hair into each link.

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Step 3

Secure and pin.

Secure ends with an elastic and pin behind your ear. Pancake the braid if desired.

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Step 4

Set and finish!

Set your style with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1 and your braid will be complete!

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It’s easy to update your look once you’ve learned how to braid bangs.

There are so many ways to answer the ‘how to braid bangs’ question since there tons of different braiding techniques and styles out there. To keep it simple, we’re sticking to the French braid for this mini tutorial.

To begin creating your braid, be sure to detangle your hair first. Starting from the left corner of your hair, take a small subsection and separate into three strands. Cross the center strand of hair over the right, then the new center strand over the left. Continue this process picking up new pieces of hair as you work your way down to the ends.

If you have hair that has too much slip, use a bit of gel, like Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel, to help create grit and hold. Use a hairpin to fasten and you’re done! Once you’ve mastered this, you can try your hand at all these cute braided bang styles below.

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Classic French braid style.

1. French Fringe Braid

Once you’ve tried the mini-tutorial above, you braid should look like this French braid style. Pin it under your hair, accessorize with clips, pretty charms or even try an edgy braid chain style to give the look an edgier feel. In other words: you can dress this hairstyle up or down as your heart desires.

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Fake the look with a twisted bang style. Photo credit: Dvora

2. Twisted Fringe

Ok, this isn’t technically a braid, but, some of us are first-timers! If braiding your hair is challenging, try a twist instead. Using the same technique explained above in the mini-tutorial, cross over two strands of hair instead of three. We love this look on second-day hair a little spritz of Dove Detox and Purify Dry Shampoo will prep your hair for styling sans any hair oils or grease.

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Chic and cute waterfall braid. Photo credit:

3. Fringe Waterfall Braid

This chic waterfall braid is perfect for weddings, festivals and beyond. To recreate this runway look, make sure you extend your braid as you’re braiding as close to the hairline as possible. To add a stylish touch, pull out a few tendrils to frame your face. Be sure to check out our waterfall braid tutorial for additional tips and tricks!

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Infuse the messy hair trend into your braided bang style.

4. Loose Fringe Braid

This loosely braided fringe braid style with its light and airy feel gives us major boho vibes. With any style of braid, whether it’s a Dutch or French braid, create a loose plait first then pull out pieces of hair to create texture.

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Go bold with a chunky braid. Photo credit:

5. Chunky Fringe Braid

If you fancy a plait that stands out, opt for this statement chunky braid style. After creating your waterfall braid on your bangs, pull the edges of the braid to stretch it apart. To set your style, use a firm hold hairspray like TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray.

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