Curtain Bangs Are Hot — Here’s How To Get This Style At Home

Bangs. They’re not just a statement, they’re a lifestyle.

Curtain bangs are all the rage. These face-framers give you that “messy but still chic” look with minimal effort. And best of all, you CAN DIY them — just maybe not like Lena Dunham tries to in Girls (but hey, you do you).

If you want to get this hot hairstyle without shelling out the big bucks, we’ll give you step by step tips (plus videos, videos, and more videos) that’ll let you effortlessly copy the look from the comfort of your own home. 

Want the bangs without the commitment? Yeah, same. You can also try out curtain bangs in the ultimate rent to own model — yeah, I’m talking clip-ins. Don’t like the way they look? Fine. Take ‘em off and place ‘em on your dog. Take as many pictures as you like of your banged-up pooch, then upload the evidence … err … snapshots to your social media. Problem solved.

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How To Go Full Bang

Want to go full bang? Here’s how (via WikiHow):

  • Find a style you like on the ‘gram or wherever you get hair inspo.

  • Grab a pair of hair trimming shears and a flat comb.

  • Detangle and dry your hair.

  • Create a center part and section your hair.

  • You’ll want to section far enough back that your comb will lie flat against your head.

  • Then, using the arch of your eyebrows as a guide, start from the flat portion of your head section your hair into a triangle. This is the hair you’ll cut for your bangs.

  • Starting at chin level, cut across your bangs. Always cut a little longer than you think you’ll want!

  • Next, part your bangs in the middle and cut each side at an angle.

  • Make 4-6 tiny vertical cuts to feather your bangs.

For video tutorials, check out Manes By Mell YouTube video where she shows you how to cut your own curtain bangs on curly hair.

Congrats! You just banged yourself!


Straight hair? Ariba Peravaiz will show you how to cut and style curtain bangs like a pro.


Now that you’ve cut ‘em, how the hell do you style em? Brad Mondo will show you 3 ways to style curtain bangs.


Still a little shy about cutting your hair into bangs? Girl, I don’t blame you. Check out Bianca Gover’s tutorial on how to get the look without scissors.


The Best In Curtain Bang Clip-ins

Florcontmory on Etsy: These bangs are available in 3 hair colors and in either a French or airy style. Clip on these little pretties and pretend you are Jane Birkin going undercover at Costco.

SHOP – $29.30


Insert Name Here Hair Zooey Bangs: These sexy-as s bangs come in 13 colors and feature a 6-inch fringe and 14 inches of blendable edges (to make your look as natural as possible).

SHOP – $69


Soraka Hair Clip Bangs on Amazon: The brand offers six different types of hair, with a couple of textured options (something of an anomaly in this space).

SHOP – $9.88


Clip-in Wispy Hair Full Bangs Boots N Bags Heaven: For you modern minxes (and you know who you are) these clip-ins offer the trend at a ‘just try it and see if you like it’ price. Choose between 17 colors, including a few with cool-chick highlights.

SHOP – $21.95


Clip-In Bangs — Pink Clip Hair: Pink is where it’s at, baby. Wear this when you have absolutely no fucks to give and no shits to offer.

SHOP – $65

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Do you want curtain bangs? Do you currently have them? Let us know in the comments what you think about them!


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