Wondering How to Style Curtain Bangs? You’ve come to the right place.
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What are Curtain Bangs?
Curtain bangs are face framing layers that were popular in the 70’s. They have been coming back strong the past few months, with photos all over Pinterest and Instagram. For more summer trends check out my June Favorite Products
Curtain bangs are the perfect way to change up your hairstyle without committing to an awkward grow out phase. The layers add bouncy volume and look so cute for the summer. They are easy to hide and you can get them at any length to change the look.
How do you Style Curtain Bangs?
When I left the salon, my curtain bangs were styled perfectly. I was a bit discouraged when I woke up the next morning with crazy bed head that I couldn’t fix with just brushing. My hair is very low maintenance and I wasn’t used to needing to properly style it. After a little practice, I can fix my curtain bangs in a few minutes or less.
1. Hair Products
High quality hair products are so important to ensure that you don’t damage your new layers. I love Olaplex Shampoo & Conditioner along with their hair oil. I also use Bumble & Bumble Heat protectant to protect against UV rays or hot tools. It makes my hair a lot more manageable and keeps it healthy.
2. Hot tools
I purchased a hot round brush from Target and it works wonders! Using it when my hair is damp or dry smooths out my hair and adds volume. I like to take my front pieces and roll them backwards around the brush at the top pf my head so they turn out. You can also get this style using a flat iron, curler, or hot rolls, but I think the heated round brush is the most user friendly.
3. Silk Pillow Case
Having a silk pillow case reduces friction on your hair at night, resulting in less bead head (and wrinkles!!). Without a silk pillowcase, I wake up with sharp turns in my hair from being bunched up all night and my curtain bangs would stick out at crazy angles. Since switching over to my new pillowcase, my hair is a lot easier to work with in the mornings.
How to Ask your Stylist?
I always create a Pinterest board with what I like, broken down into sections for Color, Cut, and Style. My stylist goes through them and talks about the level of up keep/styling needed for each look. I usually just let her do whatever she thinks would be best for my hair type etc and always love how it turns out.