Bangs & Fringes

How to Style Straight Hair With Bangs

Curated By
Miriam Herst

Classically chic with a modern twist. 

Straight hair with bangs is one of the most chameleon-like hairstyles out there 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.

How to Style Straight Hair With Bangs

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One of the most versatile hairstyles out there.

Step 1: Wash and condition.

Use the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo and the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner to wash and condition your hair. This product combination will 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 the Nexxus New York Salon Care 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 the 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.

Looking for more hairstyles with bangs? Learn how to transition from full bangs to side bangs

Miriam Herst
Yours in hair obsession, Miriam
19 January 2017