How to Style Straight Hair With Bangs and 10 Looks to Inspire You

Classically chic with a modern twist. 

Straight hair with bangs is one of the most versatile looks, especially when it comes to age and occasion. The style combines the laid-back ease of undone straight hair with the bold and blunt vibes that bangs bring to the table. Styling straight hair with bangs is a relatively simple process and requires minimal commitment when it comes to time and styling products. The results are incredibly chic while still making a statement and yield a hairstyle you can comfortably and confidently wear. Keep reading for our best product recommendations and a few quick styling tips that’ll help you wear your straight hair and bangs with ease:

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One of the most versatile hairstyles out there.

Step 1: Wash and condition.

Use Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo and Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner to wash and condition your hair. This product combination helps smooth your strands while leaving you with silky soft hair that won’t put up a fight when it comes to straightening.

Step 2: Protect your hair and blow-dry.

Make sure to protect your hair from heat using Nexxus Promend Heat Protecting Mist. Then, use a round brush and blow-dry your hair, focusing on straightening and shaping your bangs. Using a flat brush to blow-dry the rest of your hair and take care to create a smooth style. Work slowly and make sure your hair is thoroughly dried.

Step 3: Use a straightener for touch-ups.

Once all of your hair is dry, use a straightener to streamline any stray hairs that need a little extra coaxing and to create a seamless transition from your bangs into your hair. Holding the straightener on the ends of your hair for a few extra seconds will ensure a sleek and sealed straight edge will give your overall look a much more ‘finished’ look.

Step 4: Seal in your style.

This step is optional, but it will ensure that your style stays locked in no matter what weather conditions you’re up against. Lightly mist Bed Head by TIGI Flexi Head Strong Flexible Hold Hairspray all over your hair. The key to keeping your hair smooth is to go light on the product and spray from a healthy distance. This will keep your hair from becoming crunchy, while ensuring that your style (and hard work) stays put all day.

Are you looking for some inspiration for how to wear straight hair with bangs? We’ve got you covered:

1. Sleek Bob

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We can’t get enough of this sleek style.

One of our favorite straight hair with bangs combinations is a sleek bob that brushes your shoulders. Make the DIY blowout part of your regular routine to achieve this sleek style.

2. Play with Color

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Pair your edgy cut with a fun pop of color.

Take this edgy style up a notch by pairing it with a fun pop of color. This light copper color is ideal for the warmer seasons.

3. Take it Shorter

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Consider micro bangs.

Are you thinking about a bold and edgy look? Consider micro bangs.

4. Long and Cropped

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Play with different lengths.

Balance out your length with a pair of blunt bangs and tap into this high contrast look.

5. A Lightweight Look

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Thin out your strands for a lightweight look.

Sometimes lightweight strands are just easier to deal with. Ask your stylist to thin out your hair and get rid of some of the bulk to achieve this lightweight style.

6. Dimension

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Strategically placed highlights add dimension to any style.

A pop of colorful highlights scattered throughout your hair will add some depth and dimension.

7. Closely Cropped

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Wear it short all around.

Take your hair shorter than you’ve ever gone before with this all-around cropped style.

8. Wear it Choppy

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This style is all about subtle choppy angles.

Double up on choppy trends and pair a short bob with angled bangs.

9. Soft and Feathered

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This style is soft and chic.

Alternatively, you can soften up your style with a chic feathered look.

10. Frame Your Face

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This face-framing style is crazy flattering.

No matter which style you choose, this look is proof that face-framing bangs flatter just about everyone.