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7 Alternative Takes on the Curtain Bangs Trend

From TikTokers to Hollywood darlings, the freshest faces in the beauty sphere are ditching their long layers for the ultra-flattering curtain bang fad. And it’s not hard to see why. This retro fringe fad is understated but ultra-flattering. While we’re always here for a little feathered face-framing, some stylists have been taking this cut to edgier heights. With razor-sharp edges, curved-in ends, and micro-middles, curtain bang alternatives are making a splash this season. Check out seven styles like the trend below!

1. Micro-Middle Fringe

The curtain bang but make it micro. Going super short in the center of your strands exaggerates the curtain bang gradient in a super chic way.

2. Blunt Curtain Bangs

In the midst of a blunt bang grow out? A simple split down the middle takes your eyebrow-skimming fringe to a fabulous face-framing place.


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3. Curved-In Curtain Bangs

Courtney Trop is always one step ahead of the rest of us. Her chin-length fringe looks too cool with this ever-so-subtle kicked-in curl.


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4. ’90s Volume

Think curtain bangs are just a ’70s aesthetic? Think again. A little bit of added volume (easily achieved with a set of old school curlers) takes this fluffy fringe into an entirely different decade.


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5. Faux Face Framing

Curtain bangs without the commitment. With some strategic waving you can totally recreate this trend sans trim.


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6. Razor Sharp Bangs

Super sharp edges aren’t just for super short bangs. This straight-cut, cheekbone-length fringe is edgy in all of the right ways.


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7. Bottleneck Bangs

Bottleneck bangs are sort of like the curtain bang trend’s cousin. Taking their name from the curve of the bottle, they are easily able to flatter every face shape and hair type.

Another curtain bang alternative we love is baby curtain bangs. Learn all about them HERE!

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