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5 Trending Curtain Bangs Hairstyles For All Hair Types To Try in 2021

5 Trending Curtain Bangs Hairstyles For All Hair Types To Try in 2021

Just like fashion trends go in and out every season, so do hairstyles! For spring 2021, the biggest trending hairstyle is curtain bangs. Long, short, soft, or severe, curtain bangs are making a huge splash in the beauty world right now, and will continue to trend into the summer season! 

Taking the plunge to ask for bangs at your next haircut can seem a little scary, but there are at least cute curtain bangs hairstyles that will encourage make you want to make this style your go-to! Whether you have curly hair, straight hair, short hair, or long hair there’s a curtain bangs hairstyle for you. 

Here are the 5 curtain bangs hairstyles to inspire you, plus instructions and tips on styling your curtain bangs for a trendy hairstyle you’ll want to rock all spring and summer! 


barely there curtain bangs

If you’ve never experimented with bangs before, or you’re just a little nervous to try out curtain bangs for the first time, this curtain bangs hairstyle is for you. Barely there curtain bangs are just what they sound like—subtle bangs with just a few strands on each side! This is more a minimalist look, but still sticks with the curtain bangs trend. Ask your hair stylist for minimal, subtle bangs, and be sure to get some styling tips from them while you’re there (they are the experts, after all)!  

Styling Tip: Use a small amount of lightweight product with this curtain bangs hairstyle. Using too much product will make your curtain bangs look greasy and heavy. 


Curly Curtain Bangs

As a curly girl myself, I can tell you that getting bangs can be a very scary thing. It’s very hit-or-miss with curly hair, but I promise it’s still possible! When getting your curtain bangs haircut, be sure to arrive with your natural curls intact. This will help the hairstylist cut your bangs in a way that will flatter your natural curls. You’ll want your curtain bangs cut longer than you think, as curly hair will dry a lot shorter than when your hair is wet. The key to styling curtain bangs with curls is scrunching, scrunching, scrunching!  

Styling Tip: Lean your head forward as you are scrunching your curly curtain bangs up towards your head. Use a little product, and for optimal results, use a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer for curls that will frame your face!


dramatic curtain bangs

If you want to go all-in on long curtain bangs with a super dramatic look, this one is for you. The key to a dramatic curtain bangs hairstyle is volume. You want your bangs to look like huge, billowy curtains for your face. Especially if you have naturally thin or flat hair, you’ll want to use a blow dryer and dry away from your face to create a dramatic, voluminous look that will frame your face.  

Styling Tip: Hairspray! After styling your dramatic curtain bangs, use a lightweight hairspray to keep that drama locked in all day. 


Disheveled curtain bangs

Picture an 80’s rockstar who just woke up after a night of partying after a show (except maybe a bit less dirty). Disheveled, long curtain bangs are meant to look messy, but there is a specific technique in mastering this “I woke up like this” look. While styling curtain bangs to look disheveled, the texture is key! Use a product like a texturizing spray and don’t be too deliberate with the blow dryer. 

Styling TipIt’ll be a fine line between frizzy and messy but pretty, so it may take a few tries to master this one! 


neat curtain bangs

This one is just the opposite of the disheveled curtain bangs look. For a neat curtain bangs hairstyle, you’ll want to be very particular and deliberate with your product and hairdryerWhile styling curtain bangs neatly, Using a product is important to tame any frizz and flyaways for a neat, put together look. For this look, you’ll want to choose your part and stick to it. 

Styling Tip: Use a medium or small round brush while blow drying to style this curtain bangs look. Hold the blow dryer close to the hair in your brush for smooth look that will stay! 

No matter your hair type, there is a trendy curtain bands hairstyle out there for you! 

About The Author

Kari Emerson

Kari Emerson is a NYC-based blogger and model. She is the writer and creator of The Important Things Blog, chronicling her experiences navigating life as a 20-something in New York City. Her goal is to help her readers attack “adulting” in a stylish and resourceful way.

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