How would I look wearing fringe ? Would it fit me? It is the question that we have all asked ourselves at least once while we look in the mirror on the visit to the salon looking for a change. The answer is a resounding yes. And we don’t just mean side bangs . Today, bangs come in all shapes and sizes. There is a type for every hair texture, even curly.


The fringe is a haircut style that has been popular for decades. However, just because it’s been around for a long time, this doesn’t mean it’s an outdated look. In fact, there are so many different types of bangs and different ways to wear it depending on your hair that, you can keep changing the haircut and still remain as current and relevant. Every year, a new trend in fringe hits the scene, and women immediately adopt the look.

20 types of fringe to use in your hairstyles

Looking for inspiration on how to wear your bangs? Looking for ideas for a new hairstyle? If so, you have come to the right place! Here are fifteen different styles of fringe for you to get ideas and embrace the change.

1. Side swept bangs


The side swept bangs are by far the most popular type of bangs, probably because they are so versatile and will suit almost any face shape. Plus, if you wear them long enough, they can often be pulled into your ponytail, which is an added bonus. This style, while it looks good on every face guy, is perfect for those of you with an oval face.

2. Short blunt bangs


If you want to be a bit more daring, then why not try wearing short, blunt bangs? This look is not for everyone, but if you can do it, you are sure that you will make a difference. This look can be used if you have long or short hair, although with long hair you make a good contrast. Check out Katy Perry’s short bangs with her Bob cut. This is one of her best fringed styles.

3. Horizontal fringe


Generally speaking, horizontal bangs are not the best option for round faces, but if you balance them with longer strands on the sides and don’t make them heavy, you can achieve the effect. However, for elongated and oval faces this type of fringe works very well, in this example it goes further by integrating the sides and sideburns with the horizontal cut of the fringe. This is an example that looks for two types of cuts in one.

4. Blunt bangs


The hair is cut straight across the forehead in a blunt manner. Similar to straight bangs, but thicker and sometimes heavier. The style is achieved by trimming thin layers of hair with thinning scissors or a razor and longer side locks can be left behind. To get this look, ask your stylist to cut your fringe when it’s dry. If you cut the fringe when it is wet, you risk making it too short because the hair tends to shrink as it dries.

5. Curtain bangs


This type of fringe is one of the most fashionable at the moment and it is an open, long and pointed fringe. All influencers on social networks today love this look of ‘bangs’ and although it is not new, it is very in trend. Brigitte Bardote wore this type of fringe iconically in the 60’s and it drove practically all men crazy.

6. Long curtain bangs


This look is great for adding a bit of mystery to your style. Long curtain bangs like these work best with long hair, however some wear them with a pixie cut and they still look great so be as creative as you dare.

7. Pixie style fringe


This is a very cute pixie cut with asymmetrical and faded bangs or bangs. Being super short usually makes the bangs the star of the show, so why not go for a partial asymmetry? Texturing cream is your best friend when styling super short bangs for round faces.

8. Arched fringe


This is a risky choice of bangs for a round face because it can highlight the shape more, it goes better with thin hair so as not to increase as much volume. If you have thick hair you will need equally full bangs to match it, otherwise your hairstyle will appear unbalanced. This is perfect for young ladies who need a quick but stylish look to wear to college.

9. Colored fringe


You don’t always have to use angled cuts to create length in your style with round bangs. Sometimes strategic color placement will work just as well. By lightening just the bangs and the ends of the hair, you will create vertical lines for the eye to slide up and down, which is a famous trick that works for lengthening.

10. Flap degrafilado


Choppy or cropped bangs are often paired with pixie or pixie cuts, but they also look great with other styles, including Bob’s. They are great for making short foreheads appear longer, and round faces look slimmer. While most stylists advise against cutting your fringe at home, choppy bangs are an exception. Their texture and layers make them very forgiving.

11. Open or parted fringe


Although this fringe resembles a curtain or ‘Bardot’ fringe, it is distinguished by being a longer and more open fringe and is commonly straight. Although it is long, it still gives the impression that there is a fringe there. It is for very straight hair and those who like to have it that way to eventually fix it to their liking.

12. Layered slicked back fringe


This hairstyle has a lot of movement and is ideal for a girl who constantly runs her fingers through her hair and moves it from side to side. It’s the “I don’t need a section” type. The bangs add to the fun and carefree essence of this style.

13. Asymmetrical fringe


The asymmetrical bangs are really phenomenal. This is a fringe style that everyone should try once, as most people adapt to this look in one variation or another. This is a great look no matter the shape of your face or the length of your hair, you can wear it in a Bob cut like this and look great, why not give it a try?

14. Very short bangs


Many women believe that bangs of all kinds should be medium or long, especially with round faces. But, if you go beyond that, upwards, you can create an instant and creative look that is perfect for young women who want a hipster girl look. If you have a round face, brush your cropped bangs to the side and combine it with long strands along the face. You can pick it up too and leave a few highlights sticking out to the side.

15. Futurist Fleco


Just because you have a wide face doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with how you look. The key to creative bangs for round faces is to use angles to lengthen and provide height. By slightly curling the ends up and blending them into the elongated, angled front pieces, you will create all the right lines to elongate your face flat.

16. U-shaped bangs


If you like the shape of your round face and don’t think it is necessary to correct it, you may even have blunt bangs. Top it off with angled front pieces that can be asymmetrical for additional points of interest. To maximize the style, pair it with arched brows and subtle winged eyeliner.

17. Long side bangs


The same philosophy that you apply to creating a great outfit can also work to create a stunning hairstyle. Sometimes it’s the little details that make the biggest impact. From the long bangs and gray highlights to the sunglasses and red lips, this look is the winner.

18. Curly or curly bangs


The fringe is one of those beauty themes that can be a real bet. Especially for curly haired girls. But, if you have curly hair and have never considered bangs, now is the time to change your mind. Curls are easy to wear, and with the curly styles of different hair updos, they are more versatile than you might think.

19. Asymmetrical rainbow fringes


This stunning look was created by someone trained in color theory. Wispy bangs and soft curls give the fairytale colors an extra element of whimsy. This ‘bang’ style is a great addition to ponytails and half up and high hairstyles as well. Updating the colors would definitely be high maintenance, but this everyday style is a lot of fun when you wear bangs.

20. Blunt fringe in bob cut


Anyone with straight hair should try this look at least once. A layered A-line bob is made even more adorable by the straight bangs. What would be a lot of maintenance for a curly girl, is more of an easy style for someone with naturally straight hair. Blunt or heavy bangs don’t always work for round faces, but with a style like this, they can.

You can find out about other interesting haircut options that are classic but are still a trend.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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