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The Perfect Curtain Bangs for Every Face Shape

Looking to swap your summer strands for a fall-centric new ‘do? Allow me to introduce you to curtain bangs. These ultra-wispy, super-retro face framing layers are fall’s flirtiest fringe. Not only are curtain bangs low maintenance and high impact, they also happen to suit every face shape. Don’t believe us? We rounded up the ideal curtain bangs for every face shape, so read on to find out how you can rock this season’s best in bangs.


Oval faces can pull off just about any bang, so we say go all in on the drama. The heavier the better. For an oval shaped face, it’s important to tailor the fringe length to your forehead length. Longer layers can help balance a longer forehead, while a shorter crop can elongate a shorter forehead. Either way, this retro trend is definitely for you.


Selena Gomez’s curtain bangs are the ideal fringe for a round face. Thin, wispy, and textured, these curtain bangs elongate round faces and add some artificial angularity. Texturizing sprays and dry shampoos will be your go to for rocking these choppy layers– the “lived in” look brings balance to softer features.

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For a heart shaped face, the key to curtain bangs is balancing a thinner jawline with a wider forehead. You’ll want to avoid anything too blunt. Instead, opt for center-parted, smooth and swoopy fringe cut just below the brow line. To achieve the ideal look, apply a bit of styling cream to your bangs before blowing them dry with a round brush, rotating the barrel under and to the side to give the fringe a nice, sleek appearance.


For a rectangular face, stray away from strands that are too choppy or rigid. Longer curtain bangs will be the most complimentary for this shape. You want the shortest pieces to hit just at or below your cheekbones. This balances and softens a longer, more angular face shape. Using a flat iron or a curling iron, gently blend the bangs into your mane for a softer, romantic aesthetic.

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A square shaped face benefits from short and sweet curtain bangs. Square faced babes tend to have strong jawlines and high cheekbones. You’ll want your curtain bangs to balance these angles and elongate your face. Opt for a deep center part and short wispy fringe to achieve this look.

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