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How to Style Bangs

Face fringes are cute and fashionable but need extra attention to keep them looking fresh.


  • Step 1: Wash bangs Wash your bangs before styling. If you’re tight on time, tie the rest of your hair back with an elastic band and scrub your bangs or use a dry shampoo. Gently squeeze away excess water, but don’t towel dry.
  • Step 2: Blow dry Blow-dry sopping wet bangs by holding sections between your fingers and blasting the roots. Finish damp ends using a paddle brush for straight, smooth bangs or a round brush if you prefer a fuller look.
  • TIP: For longer, layered bangs with a natural beachy look, use a texturizing spray before blow-drying and use fingers instead of a brush.
  • Step 3: Use a straightening iron Use a straightening iron to control cowlicks, tame fly-aways, and flatten kinks.
  • Step 4: Apply styling cream Apply a styling cream to the ends of dry bangs. It will help keep them in place and adds extra oomph to all bang styles.
  • Step 5: Finish your style Finish with a spritz of hairspray for a glamorous straight or blunt look. Sweep to one side and spray in place for casual, versatile, side-swept bangs. If you’re growing them out or just want a funky look, twist them back from your face and secure them with two criss-crossed bobby pins.
  • FACT: Did you know? Bangs is a city in Brown County, Texas, with a population of 1,620.

You Will Need

  • An elastic hair band
  • Shampoo
  • A blow dryer
  • A paddle brush or round brush
  • A straightening iron
  • Styling cream
  • Hairspray
  • Texturizing cream or spray (optional)
  • Bobby pins (optional)

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