40 Methods to Put on Wispy Bangs



Bangs will be an intimidating new fashion to attempt the primary time round, however that does not must be the case. Fact be instructed, bangs have a ton of versatility. The varied lengths and shapes depart room for them to flatter all hair sorts and face shapes, and lightweight, wispy bangs, specifically, are the right instance of a one-size-fits-all bang.

Gentle, wispy bangs will be worn on thicker, textured hair to interrupt up the hair’s density across the face, or they are often worn on thinner hair to assist effortlessly add form to the general haircut. Aspect bangs, blunt bangs, micro bangs, curtain bangs—they will all be lower to accommodate a lighter, wispier really feel. “If you’d like one thing enjoyable that’ll incorporate new types into your common hair routine, wispy bangs could be a easy method to do exactly that,” says hair knowledgeable Megan Giaimo. We tapped Giaimo and Gregga Prothero to get their enter on what to think about as you method what could also be uncharted territory.


Beneath, discover 40 of our favourite methods celebrities are carrying the sunshine, wispy bang development.

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Lengthy, Piecey Curls

Zazie Beetz

We love the way in which Zazie Beetz sports activities a lightweight, wispy bang in her naturally curly texture, which can require an array of instruments to realize, in line with Giaimo. “Common shears can present that baseline form,” she says, “however sharpening the look off with a razor will assist give that texture and motion to mix into the remainder of the hair.”

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Uneven Cascade

Selena Gomez

Wispy bangs are sometimes lower with a feather razor on thicker hair to offer it that ethereal, edgy look. Right here, Selena Gomez wears her razor-cut wisps at uneven lengths across the eye line and is not afraid to rock these chops in a cascading face body in opposition to her longer strands.

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Delicate as a Feather

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson’s finer hair is not falling flat and lifeless thanks to those feathery tender bangs and face-framing wisps. Retaining a straight edge lower above the forehead line will assist give the phantasm of fullness. “Additionally if in case you have pure curly to wavy hair, put together to straighten your bangs to realize this look,” notes Prothero.

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Bits ‘n Bobs

Rashida Jones

Gentle, wispy bangs are one of the best little bits to accompany your bob. Giaimo notes that this fashion can carry the hair numerous quantity across the face with out numerous each day effort required, particularly on finer hair sorts.

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Overgrown Curtain

Hailey Baldwin

One in every of our favourite hair muses, Hailey Bieber wears her hair up whereas letting her bangs body her face. “Wispy bangs are the softer feathery model of the blunt straight throughout bangs. They differ from curtain bangs in that curtain bangs are parted down the center, and are lower longer to border your face on each side,” explains Prothero. If you cannot determine between the 2, go for Bieber’s model, which is one thing of a wispy curtain bang mash-up.

You probably have grown-out curtain bangs and wish to attempt on one thing just a little gutsier, ask your stylist to take a feather razor to your middle items for a straightforward trim. This easy detailing will take you from curtain bangs to a wispy, feathered fringe—you will be out and in of the salon in a couple of minutes with a really completely different look.


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Brief Aspect Bangs

Olivia Wilde

Bangs do not must be gentle and wispy throughout to suit the factors. These aspect bangs are an ideal instance of how one can steadily work your approach right into a fuller bang from the extra approachable wispy look.

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Face-Framing Fringe

Kerry Washington

“The excellent news about wispy bangs is it really works nicely with all hair sorts and textures and it’s simple to tug off,” Prothero tells us. This face-framing fringe is significantly cool, and the sunshine, wispy texture has all the pieces to do with it. Plus, we love the way in which any updo can spotlight the bangs as such a powerful assertion.

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Delicate, Wispy Layers

Kirsten Dunst

Delicate, wispy layers pair nicely with tender, wispy bangs. This notice is particularly directed to all our skinny and straight-haired mates. Including layers with a feather razor can carry numerous that fascinating texture into the hair, and produce these bangs right into a cohesively cool look.

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Lash-Grazing Lengths

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

We love the way in which these lash grazing bangs tie in with Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s longer layers. “Whereas wispy bangs are recent and trendy, they do require common shaping upkeep and each day styling efforts,” Giaimo notes. The perk is that you just look effortlessly edgy between trims.

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Sweeping Fringe

Suki Waterhouse

“Cowlicks are one other issue to take into accounts,” says Giaimo. “Relying on the place the cowlick is, wispy bangs might not lay correctly on their very own.” Prothero agrees: “What this coiffure actually is dependent upon is the density of hair and if the hair has any cowlicks or quirks in texture on the entrance hairline. These will consider most in figuring out the size and the quantity of thickness that’s lower for the bangs,” she says. Except your cowlick is immediately close to the entrance of the hairline, try to be good to go. Even a smaller off-center cowlick, with just a little each day styling, can provide a piecey, sweeping fringe.

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Textured Wisps


Typically a haircut says all of it, like this layered mid-length look on Zendaya, which options wispy, textured bangs. Working together with your texture to offer a form it might fall into naturally will be the make-or-break deal behind sporting your curls.

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Forehead Graze

Jessica Biel

A standard size for gentle, wispy bangs is to allow them to graze proper on the forehead line, parting their approach round with ease. The stark distinction in opposition to longer lengths makes for a terrific assertion bang. “This fashion works nicely with all face shapes. Nonetheless, in case you have a tendency to interrupt out simply and have a really oily t-zone or are susceptible to sweating, this could make the bangs very greasy and look stringy,” feedback Prothero. To fight greasy bangs, she recommends Davines It is a Texturizing Mud ($29).

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Curtain Bangs

Halle Berry

These curtain bangs are longer and wispier than the norm, however they’re an effective way to interrupt issues up and may ease into tender, face-framing layers effortlessly. “Any kind of wispy bang,” Giaimo says, “can gown up a easy ponytail or bun, making a a lot softer look.”

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Piecey and Face-Framing

Bella Hadid

These lengthy, piecey bits body Bella Hadid’s face form effortlessly. Face form is one other vital consideration for any kind of bangs, says Giaimo. “Coronary heart and oval face shapes are glorious candidates for wispy bangs, for my part.”

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Heart Half


Even with a cussed middle parting that will not budge, wispy bangs are confirmed to look flattering. Rihanna enhances her bang’s light-weight motion with piecey, textured waves throughout.

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Coarser Cuts

Penelope Cruz

You probably have numerous hair that is thicker in density, ask your stylist to take away a few of the weight out of your bangs by slicing immediately into them for that lighter, wispier look. This fashion, the bangs can get pushed round casually and you will have the peace of mind that they are not sitting too cumbersome throughout.

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Overdirected Aspect Bangs

Taraji P. Henson

You probably have dedication phobia, don’t fret, we get it. As an alternative of slicing size to get this look, attempt overdirecting a couple of longer strands beside your aspect bangs to offer your ‘do a wispier, fashion-forward look.

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Totally different Textures

Tyra Banks

Gentle, wispy bangs have a softer really feel to them than most of the heavier fringe choices on the market. One of many perks to this lighter look is how seamlessly completely different textures work collectively.

If you wish to put on your pure waves throughout however need to easy out your bangs, use a vented brush to push the hair from proper to left on the roots whereas blow drying. Be sure to inform your stylist how you intend to put on your bangs from everyday to allow them to lower together with your wants in thoughts and provide any particular styling suggestions that’ll profit your required consequence.


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Prolonged Lifespan

Elizabeth Olsen

In case your wispy bangs are overdue for a trim, give them just a little increase of quantity to maintain them lifted out of your eyes whereas nonetheless sporting that rock and roll vibe. Spritz a few of Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray ($49) on the roots earlier than blow drying, and use a small spherical brush or Mason Pearson to assist morph them to your required form.

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Gentle Micro Bangs

Laura Harrier

Even micro lengths can have that ethereal high quality that qualifies them as lighter, wispier bangs. For thicker fringe, like Laura Harrier’s (fake) bangs, ask your stylist to lighten issues up on the middle of your bangs. This enables you each to collaborate and work your approach out till you discover a degree of wispiness that most closely fits you.

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Moist and Wavy

Sienna Miller wet and wavy bob with wispy bangs

Wispy bands get a aspect of edge à la textured bob. You probably have thick tresses, going shorter will assist to take away a few of your hair’s weight and lend motion; nevertheless, it is vital to include lengthy layers to assist outline your lower’s form. Moist look styling will even preserve hair from trying too “poufy.”

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Bouncy Curls

Nathalie Emmanuel natural curly wispy bangs

Nathalie Emmanuel’s curls lend texture and curiosity to her fringe, and he or she appears to be like darling. To get her bouncy bangs, it is vital to maintain curls moisturized. Strive a styling product like Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Styling Pudding ($10).

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Zooey Deschanel wispy bangs and medium-length hair

The lovable Zooey Deschanel is just about the poster woman for bangs, and these wispy ones are on the prime of our checklist. To maintain thick hair from feeling too heavy, break up your bangs like Deschanel by separating strands post-blowout utilizing a lightweight styling cream.

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Lengthy and Straight

Heidi Klum long and straight wispy bangs

Lengthy, straight hair pairs nicely with bangs of the identical selection. To tug off wispy bangs, “At all times have your bangs styled; which means, this look isn’t a wash and go,” emphasizes Prothero. “You’ll have to a minimum of make certain the form of the wispy bangs is to your liking by way of blow drying and styling. It doesn’t take very lengthy to do however is a needed step in sustaining the look,” she says. Heidi Klum makes it work.

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Mussy Curls

Sandra Oh curly wispy bangs updo

Neglect the messy bun (okay, perhaps not completely), Sandra Oh makes a powerful case for the messy ponytail. Her curly bangs and pulled-out face-framing tendrils are what make this look visually easy. The perfect half? It does not must look good; the messier, the higher.

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Brief and Uneven

Kat Graham short wispy bangs and braid

Wispy bangs do not must be lengthy, simply have a look at Kat Graham as proof. She turned heads when she debuted this have a look at Cannes. With a glossy braid and uneven bangs, it is Sporty Spice meets modern-day Caesar.

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Thick and Uneven

Ciara thick and choppy wispy bangs

Does Ciara ever have a unhealthy hair day? The reply is a powerful “no.” Simply have a look at the way in which she upgrades the traditional bob with a great deal of texture—bangs included. Not solely does it create some edge, however it additionally frames her heart-shaped face completely. To maintain your fringe trying recent, “Wispy bangs must be maintained by getting them lower each two and a half to 3 weeks,” advises Prothero.

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Shag With Blended Bangs

Hoyeon shag haircut with wispy bangs

In the event you’re into closely layered haircuts, might we introduce: the shag. This lower works finest on medium to thick density hair and almost all textures. And whilst you do not have to have bangs for this lower, only one have a look at actress HoYeon Jung’s ‘do has us saying, “Why not?”

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Curly Tendrils

Rose Bertram curly bob and bangs

Curls simply need to have enjoyable, proper, Rose Bertram? Her lovely blonde ringlets are filled with physique and bounce from root to tip, making this look a must have for curly-haired women. Strive air-drying this fashion or utilizing a diffuser to maintain coils wholesome and outlined.

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Wispy Waves

Winona Ryder wispy bangs and wavy lob

A shoulder-length lower is universally flattering, whether or not you are Winona Ryder—or the remainder of us. And if in case you have skinny or thinning hair, the shorter size and wavy texture of this ‘do is tremendous flattering. Wispy bangs are additionally the best accompaniment since they do not require a lot density like, say, a thick fringe would.

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Blunt and Separated

Minha Kim updo with wispy bangs

Pachinko’s Minha Kim lets her bangs do the speaking with this easy, but statement-making ‘do. To duplicate, fashion hair right into a easy ponytail and pull out a couple of strands at every temple. Then, blow-dry bangs utilizing your fingers to create separation. End with a light-hold hairspray like R+Co Outerspace Versatile Hairspray ($33).

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Maggie Q wispy bangs and messy bun

There’s multiple method to put on a topknot, however we’re loving Maggie Q’s model paired with fringe. Have your stylist lower your shortest layers on the chin after which pull these out after styling your hair right into a excessive bun. The result’s this completely face-framing look.

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Yara Shahidi natural curly hair with wispy bangs

Yara Shahidi’s tender, voluminous curls—together with her barely-there bangs—are the epitome of It-girl cool. Preserve hair hydrated with moisturizing merchandise and amp up fullness with one thing like Horny Hair Large Horny Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray ($20).

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Ella Purnell textured bob with wispy bangs

Ella Purnell’s blunt, textured bob is cool and informal. Use a spherical brush, equivalent to Moroccanoil Ceramic Spherical Brush ($30), when blowdrying bangs to get them straight and volumized. As for the remainder of your mane, spritz on some dry texturizing spray then merely tuck hair behind the ear for a neat end.

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Rowan Blanchard '90s-inspired updo with bangs and double tendrils

From her claw bangs to her double face-framing tendrils, Rowan Blanchard is giving us critical ’90s vibes. To essentially take this look to the following degree, prime it off together with your favourite hair accent: headband, barrettes, or butterfly clips—however provided that you dare.

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Frivolously Layered

Demi Lovato pixie with wispy bangs

Demi Lovato’s daring look attracts consideration to the face, with bangs taking part in a starring function. To fashion, work some pomade via bangs and mussy them up a bit. End by spraying Fekkai Root Carry Volumizing Therapy ($28) on the highest of your head to elongate a spherical face.

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Shiny and Uneven

Lily Collins updo with wispy bangs

Not solely are wispy bangs trendy however they will complement an even bigger brow. Lily Collins’s include uneven ends of various lengths, albeit delicate. Hitting proper at her lashes, they work to attract consideration to her eyes. To fashion, “Go for a lighter product with some maintain, like Davines It is a Texturizing Serum ($26). This creates physique, construction, and form whilst you blow-dry,” explains Prothero. “Keep away from too heavy merchandise which have an excessive amount of oil as a result of it might trigger the bangs to look greasy.”

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Charlotte Gainsbourg

If you have not gotten round to trimming your bangs or are rising them out, do like Charlotte Gainsbourg and let overgrown bangs work to your rock-star stylish aesthetic. To tug off this look, not solely is it about incorporating lengthy layers and texture, but in addition the angle. Put on it with confidence.

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Kaley Cuoco long beachy waves and wispy bangs

Kaley Cuoco might have worn her beachy waves with out bangs however as an alternative, she opts for wispy bangs that add maturity and flexibility to her general look.

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Michelle Monaghan ponytail with wispy bangs

Easy, but beautiful, wispy bangs can gown up even probably the most fundamental of updos. Living proof: Michelle Monaghan’s excessive ponytail. The size, hitting simply at her lashes, brings out her eyes—as would the fitting eyeshadow—however to keep up these bangs, frequent trimmings are a should, simply FYI.


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