Curtain Bangs: The Timeless Hair Trend That Looks Great on Everyone

Curtain Bangs: The Timeless Hair Trend That Looks Great on Everyone
Curtain bangs: the big hair trend in 2021 that looks good on everyone

What Are Curtain Bangs

“Curtain” bangs get their name from the wispy-style, face-framing fringe that the “It Girls” like Brigitte Bardot and Goldie Hawn famously wore in the ’60s and ’70s. Contemporary It Girls such as Gigi Hadid, Emma Roberts, and Jennifer Lopez have worn them styled for both nighttime glam or as a casual chic daytime look.

Curtain bangs  work on everyone, from all face shapes to curls to straight hair. Additionally, they are lower maintenance compared to other bang styles, making them a practical and stylish choice.

Brigitte and Emma

(Left) THEN Brigitte Bardot (Right) NOW Emma Roberts

Why Do Curtain Bangs Look Good on Everyone?

Curtain bang hairstyles have soared in popularity, becoming a go-to for anyone looking to add a touch of effortless chic. These bangs aren't just about style; they're a masterclass in flattering versatility. Thanks to the magic of curtain bangs, face shape doesn't matter. This style has a soft, face-framing quality that delicately balances any facial features, bringing a symmetry that enhances natural beauty. They fall gracefully, just above the cheeks, subtly highlighting the cheekbones and drawing attention upward to brighten the eyes—perfect for that selfie moment. This gentle cascade of hair works means anyone can rock this look confidently, whether you have a round, oval, square, or heart-shaped face.

The allure of curtain bangs is its throwback to the iconic looks of the '60s and '70s. They transform plain haircuts into stunning, eye-catching statements by adding movement and a hint of vintage glamor. Whether worn swept to the sides for a casual daytime flair or styled sharp and sleek for evening sophistication, they adapt to any setting. Their versatility and ease of styling make them a universal recommendation among professional stylists and fashion aficionados alike.

Embrace This Timeless Trend With a Curtain Bang Wig

Curtain Bangs Without the Commitment

Curtain bangs are a popular trend, but you might be wondering how to do curtain bangs without the commitment of cutting your hair. Milano’s U-Clip-On Bangs offer a perfect solution. These easy-to-blend, low-maintenance bangs are available in many styles and colors, allowing you to achieve a glam or casual chic look effortlessly.

Part of the U-Dream Collection, Milano’s U-Clip-On Bangs are made from real human hair, seamlessly blending with your natural bio-hair. The sturdy clips secure the bangs to your real hair, wig, or topper in seconds. The “U” shaped contour allows easy blending with your own hair once fastened in place. These bangs can be styled any way you desire—from curtain to wispy, long or short sides, cut-in textures, or fringe.

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Achieve a Modern Mullet or Shag Look

More hairstyles that offer versatility this spring are the mullet and shag. Iconically popularized in the ‘70s by celebs like Jane Fonda, these styles immediately make a fashion statement. Celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Scarlett Johansson have taken the retro look and added a contemporary twist.

(Left) THEN Jane Fonda (Right) NOW Scarlett Johansson

Milano Collection Lace Front Wig

Our Milano Collection Lace Front Wig is ideal for achieving a mullet or shag style. It’s versatile, offering a variety of lengths and colors to suit your personal style.

Enhance Your Wig with the iBand Grip

The iBand Grip is the perfect addition to a wig you already have. It features a lace front similar to our Lace Front Wig, achieving a natural-looking front hairline when worn with your wig. The iBand Grip features a reinforced zigzag edge that allows you to style your hair back or part your front hairline, whichever you prefer. The iBand Grip is available in a variety of colors, too!

How to Style Curtain Bang Wigs

Whether aiming for a soft, romantic look or a bold, vintage vibe, curtain bangs can dramatically transform your appearance. Here’s how to style curtain bangs so you can achieve a salon-quality look at home.

Tools Required:

  • Comb
  • Hair scissors
  • Hair razor
  • Hair clips
  • Curling iron
  • Lace front wig (preferably a pre-plucked, knots bleached wig for easier styling)

Steps for Styling Curtain Bangs on a Wig:

  1. Prepare Your Wig: Begin by gently combing out your wig to remove any tangles. Working with a smooth, tangle-free wig is crucial for precise cuts and styles.
  2. Create a Middle Part: Using a tail comb, create a clean and straight middle part. This will be the foundation for symmetrical and even bangs.
  3. Section Your Bangs: Measure about 2-3 inches back from the hairline and use the arch of your eyebrows as a guide to section off the hair into a triangular shape on both sides of the part. Ensure the sections are even to maintain the balance of the bangs.
  4. Cutting the Bangs: Pull the triangular section forward over your forehead. Decide on the length of your bangs—whether you want them above the eyebrows, at the cheekbones, or any length that suits your style. Clip back the rest of the hair to focus on cutting the bangs. Hold each section between your fingers and cut at a slight angle for a feathered look.
  5. Styling the Rest of the Wig: Curl the rest of the wig before styling the bangs. Start from the back and work your way to the sides, curling the hair away from the face to add volume and movement. For the bangs, use a smaller barrel curling iron to curl them outward for that signature 'curtain' reveal of the face.
  6. Finishing Touches: For a polished look, use a hair razor or scissors to add texture to the bangs and layers to the sides. This will help the bangs blend seamlessly with the rest of the hair. Finally, style your bangs by brushing them to each side and set them with a light hairspray or styling cream.

Styling Curtain Bangs for Different Hair Types

While curtain bangs can go great with any face type, do you have to style curtain bangs for different hair types? Yes, depending on your desired appearance! Here are some tips that you can use to get the most out of your look:

For Short Hair Wigs:

When styling short hair with curtain bangs, create a polished look by parting the bangs in the center and sweeping each half to its respective side. Secure them with a wig styling cream or a light hairspray for a sleek finish. Curtain bangs with short hair go great with an updo style like high ponytails or messy buns, which keep your style functional and beautifully accentuated, as it enhances facial structures, like your cheekbones. For an edgy yet easy-to-maintain option, think about a straight bob with light, short curtain bangs, which softens the classic blunt bob and is great for straight, short hair.

For Long Hair Wigs:

Curtain bangs with long hair offer numerous styling possibilities. Start by using a round brush and blow dryer on a low setting to smooth and volumize your hair. Apply a volumizing or texturizing spray to add life and movement. For finishing, a flexible-hold hairspray will maintain the style's natural flow. Long curtain bangs can add significant texture and volume for those with straight, fine hair. Styles like a curtain fringe are perfect for thin hair, creating a fuller appearance around the face without over-accentuating the forehead.

For Curly Hair Wigs:

Curly hair wigs benefit immensely from curtain bangs' voluminous and playful nature. To style curtain bangs, curly hair guys and girlies should use a curl-defining cream or gel on the bangs to enhance and define their shape. Gently scrunch with your fingers or a wide-tooth comb, and dry using a diffuser to avoid frizz while maintaining the curls' integrity. A light-hold hairspray will help preserve the curtain bangs and curly hair throughout the day. This style works particularly well with a longer, flowy curtain bang that adds a casual flair.

For Wavy Hair Wigs:

Style wavy hair wigs by curling them away from the face to open up and frame your features with bangs. To style curtain bangs, wavy hair beauties should use a texturizing spray to enhance the natural waves and add hold. This relaxed, effortless style is complemented by mid-length, face-framing curtain bangs, which lay beautifully, add layers, and provide a soft, shaggy look. Curtain bangs with wavy hair are particularly stunning on heart-shaped faces, providing the illusion of a longer face shape.

How to Maintain Curtain Bangs

If you're looking for a style that is low maintenance, curtain bangs are the way to go. Here's how to maintain curtain bangs and keep them looking salon-fresh:

  • Hydrate and Shine: Start with a wig-specific hydrating conditioner to boost smoothness and shine. A well-conditioned wig is the secret to banishing frizz and keeping those bangs sleek.
  • Cool Styling is Key: Ditch the heat. Excessive heat styling can rough up your wig's fibers, creating a frizzy mess. Opt for cool air settings when blow-drying and style with a diffuser to gently coax your bangs into place. Use a soft-bristle brush for a gentle touch, sweeping from the center outward to distribute any natural oils and prevent tangles evenly.
  • Trim and Tame: Regular trims, which can be done at home or by a pro, keep those edges crisp. Finish off your style with a spritz of light-hold hairspray to lock everything in place without the weight, ensuring your bangs stay voluminous and light all day.

For more information on wig maintenance, check out our blog on how to take care of your wig.

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