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3 Things You Need to Know About Curtain Bangs

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(2021’s Latest Hair Trend)

So you’ve seen all the cute Instagram photos of girls showing off their new curtain bangs, rocking that middle part, and parting ways with their side part hair. You love it, you want it, but everyone knows that bangs are a commitment! We are here to tell you everything you need to know about curtain bangs, their level of maintenance, which face shapes work best for it, and how to style them.

1. Curtain bangs enhance your best features:

This trend was originally made famous in the ’60s and ’70s by big actresses like Brigette Bardot and Farrah Fawcett. They are designed to enhance your best features and with a few modifications, curtain bangs can suit any face shape! For example, if you have a broader face, longer sweeping bangs can help create more of a diamond shape. Shorter bangs that pinch in at the temples can contour and create more defined cheekbones. Round faces are a little bit trickier because bangs emphasize roundness, but it does not mean it can’t be done.

2. Curtain bangs are pretty low maintenance:

This is probably one of the best features of curtain bangs. Because of their already effortless look, curtain bangs can be pretty low maintenance. You can let them get a little bit longer in between trims and they will still look fabulous. However, if you want them to be absolutely perfect, then we recommend you get them trimmed every 5-6 weeks.

3. The easiest way to style curtain bangs:

Like any other type of bang, curtain bangs require some effort, definitely not as much as others, but you still need to style them so they can look their best.

If you are using a hairdryer:

Part your hair down the middle and take about a 1-inch section close to your temples and use a 1-inch round brush. Blow-dry your bangs to the side to create that sweeping effect. If you blow-dry your bangs toward the front or straight, they’ll turn out puffy, and that’s not what you want.

If you are air-drying:

If you prefer to not use any heat, then it’s even easier! Part your hair down the middle, place your bangs as you want them and use a few creaseless clips to hold each side in place until they’re dry.

I hope these tips have helped you learn more about the latest hair trend this year and If you’ve been thinking about curtain bangs and are still not sure or if you have any questions, we invite you to come in for a consultation at our salon. We take the time to speak to our clients and recommend the best styles to fit not just their faces, but also their lifestyle. Particularly when it comes to bangs, don’t just go to anyone, because the style of a great cut can be hard to imitate.

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