Dreaming of cute layered bangs, but don't know how to style this haircut? Everything you need to make up your mind is in this article.
Depending on the seasons, years, and eras, bangs are not always worn the same way. Like all hairstyles and haircuts worthy of the name, it differs according to the fashion that punctuates our daily life. In the 1920s, the fringe was worn very straight, resolutely shorter ten years later, long and rolled in the 1950s, much thinner and more natural twenty years later... In 2021, the fringe continues to reinvent itself, although strongly influenced by past trends. Yes: in style too, we are talking about an eternal restart!
Here, we decipher the big trend of the moment in terms of bangs, the degraded bangs. Bonus: we unearthed 35 photos of this hairstyle for you on Pinterest so that you can be inspired. Go in search of the perfect model!
There are so many kinds of different fringes that it is sometimes very difficult to differentiate them. As much when it comes to long bangs, short bangs, side bangs ... we still manage to follow. But as soon as it concerns more "specific" terms - like layered bangs, tapered bangs, or even curtain bangs - it is immediately much more complicated! Luckily, we're here to help you differentiate each of these haircuts better, so we know what to talk about.
Let's come back to the degraded bangs. In fact, they are just banging with longer strands of hair emerging.
Know that the gradient can be declined on long bangs, as short, as well as on straight bangs, as on the side. Regardless of the shape of the bangs, generally speaking, the longer strands of hair dotted around the layered bangs delicately frame the face until they gradually blend into the rest of the length. So this is how we distinguish this hairstyle called degraded bangs, from another type of bang!
Directly inspired by the 70s, the long curtain fringe is undoubtedly the most trendy layered fringe of the moment! His particularity? It is in fact a long and layered fringe, pulled back on both sides of the face, revealing a pretty part of hair well centered and straight. If it is very popular lately, this fringe has always been a great hairstyle classic. Indeed, before curtain bangs became the ultra-trendy haircut it is today, this iconic haircut was already Brigitte Bardot's hair signature.
You could not miss it: after making its comeback, curtain bangs are now worn on all heads, regardless of style, and on all occasions! This year, we like it particularly long, frankly degraded, both voluminous and light. Retro chic look guaranteed!
Able to change any look and enhance all hairstyles, layered bangs are the harmonious touch that makes all the difference. While this haircut adapts to any type of face, the layered bangs can also be worn on thick hair as well as thin hair, straight hair as well as curly hair. It's secret: it is easy to cut and style this fringe according to the specificities of each one. Whether you prefer it short, long, clear on each side of the face, straight or on the side… It doesn't matter: the layered bangs have it all.
And with regard to the current trend, the curtain bangs, it is the same. While this haircut is particularly popular with the round faces it elongates, as well as the square faces that this hairstyle brings softness to, curtain bangs are known to look great on any face shape!
Of course, we will always advise you to rely on your hairdresser, rather than attempting any hair modification at home. All you have to do is present a model (why not even a Pinterest photo of this article?) To this hairdressing professional, to find yourself a few moments later with the haircut you have always dreamed of!
However, if you decide to take care of your hair on your own, here are some tips to consider before grabbing a pair of scissors:
Already, you need to make sure you are using quality equipment. You won't need much other than a comb and scissors, but deciding to use the ones in the back of a bathroom drawer is bound to be a bad idea. Indeed, you'd be much better off opting for a pair of professional hairdressing scissors, and while you're at it, why not take the opportunity to get a pair of notched scissors as well? Know that this is an essential tool for achieving a layered style the way you like it!
Once you have the right equipment at your disposal, all you have to do is cut your hair ... But be careful, not anyhow! What we recommend you first of all is to carry out your cut on dry hair, for two reasons: already, this will allow you to view the final result live and thus to make some small modifications in the process. if necessary, then cutting bangs on wet hair is very risky: when drying, the hair comes up and the length is not the same. So if you want to avoid the unpleasant surprise of ending up with too short bangs, you know what you have to do.
Finally, don't forget to take it to step by step. Tie up all of your hair first, leaving only the locks that will become your bangs. Then start by cutting this large wick thus obtained in the middle, by pinching your hair between your index and middle fingers. In order to achieve successful bangs, we recommend the "picketing" method, scissors vertically straight lengthwise.
Be careful, don't cut too short! It is best to start slowly, even if you have to start over several times. Once the middle of your lock is cut (at the level of your forehead, therefore), all you have to do is gradually and diagonally shorten the locks of hair on the side (s) of your face. so as to create the gradient along the length.
Are you new to home haircuts? Serrated scissors are your best friends. Indeed, they will allow you not to degrade your bangs too sharply and to obtain with style a nice blurred effect, ideal for a successful layering.
We told you a little above, if the degraded bangs have the ability to adapt to any face, any haircut, it is in particular because it is possible to style it in such a way. to showcase themselves according to their own specificities.
In general, the best way to style layered bangs is still to dry them with a round brush and a hairdryer, so that they are naturally rounded. On the other hand, it is not recommended to use a hair straightener. Indeed, with this styling device, the "baguette-effect fringe" result will be anything but natural. Another tip: don't skimp on the dry shampoo either, which will add substance to your bangs while preventing them from greasing too quickly.
If your hair is rather thin and/or very straight, then you can style your layered bangs very well by giving them more volume. To do this, do not hesitate to slightly backcomb your bangs, as well as use a texturizing spray that will give your outfit and the desired shape.
If your hair, on the contrary, is thick and/or curly, you can style your hair using a styling cream or wax in order to better control the material, to give your degraded bangs the shape you want. best, and finally to avoid the appearance of frizz in your hair.
The good news is that maintaining degraded bangs is far from taxing. Indeed, one of the big advantages of this haircut is that its degraded shape allows to space the appointments in a hairdressing salon or the sessions of homemade haircut (a light cut every three to four weeks is largely sufficient). And if its regrowth is not restrictive, know that the degraded fringe - in particular in its curtain version - is also easily concealed using a few barrettes to be placed at the front of the hair (in addition, the hair accessories are particularly fashionable at the moment). If you are bored of it, you will also have the option of converting this hairstyle into straight bangs, or side strands. To do this, all you have to do is shorten the longest locks dotting your layered bangs with a few scissors, and voila!
Here! Now that you know all about layered bangs, all you have to do is succumb to this haircut like no other... But before that, get inspired by the 35 photos unearthed on Pinterest here gathered for you. Who knows, maybe one of them will serve as a model for you when you cut yourself or have your hairstylist cut your layered bangs?
Get inspired by the 35 photos unearthed on Pinterest.