The curtain bangs are to the hairstyle what the little black dress is to fashion: a real timeless one! On all fronts for years, its popularity has not waned. But how to adapt it with style and panache? Here is everything you need to know about curtain bangs.
Of all the fringes that exist, it is certainly the curtain fringe that wins all our favors. Its popularity is no longer to be proven, particularly in vogue in the 1970s, it continues to appear on everyone's heads with style and elegance. From Brigitte Bardot to Jennifer Lopez, many are the stars who have passed through the curtain fringe box. And we understand why! Easy to wear and maintain, it also knows how to adapt perfectly to all face shapes. It is for this reason that it is intended to be much easier to adopt than straight bangs or short bangs.
The curtain fringe differs from all its cousins, playing the card of length and thickness. The idea is more to come and create two locks at the front of the head, which will easily blend with the rest of the hair. What to bring more dimension and structure to a hairstyle, without all the disadvantages of a classic fringe. A comb is enough to fold the locks on the sides and find a clear forehead.
To adopt this cut, the ideal is to let a hairdressing professional take care of it. So put away your kitchen scissors and make an appointment with the hairdresser so you don't do anything stupid you might regret. If the most classic method will consist of cutting the bangs using a comb and a chisel using the gradient technique, some pros sometimes use a razor to obtain a less linear and more melted result...
Unlike straight bangs which always need to be impeccably smooth, curtain bangs can be worn more casually, styled and disheveled. However, for the result to be really pretty, it is still preferable to have the hair flexible and sufficiently thick. If your hair is very smooth and very fine, or on the contrary very curly or frizzy, go your way. On the other hand, if they are naturally wavy, curly, or very flexible, do not hesitate a second, the curtain bangs are made for you!
As curtain bangs have the advantage of softening features, they are more than recommended for those with square faces, although they work equally well on round and oval faces.
Another positive point, the curtain fringe requires very little maintenance. Thanks to its degraded shape, you will therefore not need to go regularly to the hairdresser to have it cut. When you are fed up, you simply let it grow back, pulling it back on both sides of the face. If, on the contrary, you want to keep the same effect, you should provide a little refreshment every 4 or even every 6 weeks.
For everyday looks, we focus on an ultra-natural blur effect, styling your locks only with a texturizing spray. For a more glamorous result, work the bangs with a round brush and a hairdryer or with a straightening iron to create movement.