Curtain bangs have taken the world by storm. And seeing them sported by the likes of Ariana Grande, Dakota Johnson, and a handful of other celebrities has likely left you wondering if you should try the trend on for size.
The answer is yes, though don’t reach for the scissors just yet. Rather than using a TikTok tutorial to cut your very own curtain bangs, it’s best you try on some fake curtain bangs for size.
Keep scrolling for three tutorials that will teach you how to fake curtain bangs!
How to Fake Curtain Bangs With Face-Framing Pieces
Already have face-framing layers? This is the perfect faux curtain bang tutorial for you. Bianca Gover details how to turn your layers into curtain bangs in her YouTube tutorial below:
If you’d prefer to read through the steps, follow them here:
- Section your face-framing layers into a triangle section.
- Gather strands together and run a 1-inch barrel curling iron a few inches below your scalp. Be sure to not run the iron along your scalp.
- Spray the strands with texturizing spray.
- Part the hair where it normally wants to part, but keep the strands forward.
- Wrap the strand around the curling iron, leaving an inch at the end, then pull it straight down. Repeat this with the other strand.
- Give the strands a few minutes to cool.
- Gently run your fingers through the strands and touchup with a curling iron where needed.
- Spritz with hairspray to hold.
How to Create No-Cut Curtain Bangs
Not all of us have face-framing layers to work with and that’s perfectly fine. With a little help from NYC-based hairstylist Matt Newman‘s curtain bang tutorial, you can effortlessly achieve the look. Watch his TikTok below:
Or, follow the step-by-step instructions here:
- Create a triangle section at the front of your hair.
- Blow dry those pieces forward using a round brush. The key is to blow dry forward, not upward.
- Separate the section into a defined part.
- Curl the hair away from the face, making sure to get the root.
- Set it with dry shampoo or hairspray.
- Finesse and pinch the roots. As Matt notes, “That pinch is important.”
How to Achieve Faux Fringe
This tutorial on how to fake curtain bangs come to us from none other than L’Oréal Paris. And this one doesn’t require as many hot tools.
Here are the instructions:
- Start with towel-dried hair.
- Apply a small amount of hair gel into the roots and lengths.
- Sweep the front section of your hair forward and part it down the middle.
- Blow dry this parting to create a gentle C curve to create the curtain bangs effect.
- Next, you’ll want to “twist and tuck the lengths of hair on either side of your faux fringe behind each ear and lightly pull the sides out a little bit, so the fringe stays loose rather than slicked to your head.”
- Secure the hair at the C curve with a clip while you blow dry the rest of the hair.
- L’Oréal notes, “You can secure your hair lightly with a bobby pin behind each ear if need be, but the strength of the product and blow wave should be enough to hold the hair in place.”
- To finish the look, remove the clips on the C curves and set with hairspray.