The curtain bangs have made a strong comeback and are well done this season. They are cut in the middle and lengthen outwards to frame the face just like curtains on a window, hence the name.
These medium bangs are versatile, easy to style and grow beautifully, making them ideal for experimenting with all hair lengths and textures. And while they pair ideally with straight bangs, curtain bangs look especially flattering with wavy hair.
Take a few minutes to check out the following inspirations that we’ve collected after extensive research and we guarantee you’ll be making a salon appointment soon after.
Curtain bangs for wavy hair
If you want your curtain bangs and wavy locks to play nicely while accentuating your best facial features then the following hairstyles are just what you need.
1. Feather curtains
Both curtain bangs and feathered layers remained quite popular throughout the 1970s. Combine them together and you end up with a long fringe with tassels that look extraordinary with some loose waves. Use a round brush to smooth the ends while drying the mane. Throw in some highlights and we’re done!
2. Short and choppy
Women who don’t like long fringes can keep bangs short to focus all the attention on the eyes. A short cut is ideal because it continues to look good as the hair grows over time. Finish with an off-center parting and some cute braids to create a doll-like appeal.
3. Perfect swoops
These curtain bangs with wavy hair are all about styling your hair the right way. Add layers in the front and bring them under the spotlight with silver pieces that contrast sharply against the remaining black mane. Create perfect movements with a barrel brush and hair dryer and set them in place with hair spray.
4. Curly fringe
Black beauties can also take part in the curtain pony trend by wearing their waves in a high ponytail, saving their front strands. Part them in the middle and curl the ends drawing all the attention from an elongated face or a broad forehead.
5. Vibes of the 70s
Be the star of a retro themed party by rocking a beehive ponytail. The crown area is combed back to create a perfect dome shape saving the curtain fringe to frame the face in the front. The strands are directed back where the remaining waves are neatly put together.
6. Hardly-there bangs
Still hesitant to get curtain bangs? Keep it light by pairing a cropped bob with a soft finish in the front that looks more like face-framing layers than bangs. Tease and twist the waves with some styling product on your fingers to achieve a messy but sexy finish.
7. Chopped fringe with split color
Make your micro ponies look more like tiny curtains by cutting them at an angle on either side of the face. Skip the usual middle part and replace it with a funky color split that includes a bright nuance like this neon green that pops against the natural hair tone. Paint an eyebrow too!
8. Wispy curtains
Wispy curtains are perfect for women who find thick bangs suffocating as well as for those with a sparse mane. This fringe creates a light airy appeal with individual short tendrils falling over the forehead. Spice up the look with blush chic and some beachy waves.
9. Flawless frame
Another illustration of how impeccably framed the face is when curtain bangs are paired with short wavy hair. Make thin dresses look thicker by cutting them into a blunt bob with a few uneven layers. Soft waves add extra volume while bangs hide a receding hairline perfectly.
10. Color Block + Wavy Wolf Cut
If you don’t have the patience to wait for blunt bangs to grow out, cut them into a slightly arched shape with the longest strands ending near the eyes. Add a modern touch to your hairstyle by cutting a wavy wolf with a brown and orange color block.
11. Silver pieces in two shades
Young girls can make their fresh curtains stand out more by dyeing them any bright shade of their choice. Separate the strands along the hairline moving on the back of their ears. Add purple on one side with pink on the other resulting in two tone pieces of silver that won’t be overlooked.
12. Roar sexy
Buying a bob is the perfect way to make curtain bangs work with wavy hair. Ask the hairstylist for fringed bangs and tight layers focusing on adding volume on top of the head. Take it a step further and get a wavy curl too. You won’t regret it!
13. Sharp disconnection
Although a soft graduation is preferred when going for a bardot fringe, a sharp cut is ideal for funky women who are not afraid to make bold choices. Keep the front strands strikingly short with a mane of more or less one length. The red silver pieces are another story!
14. Curtains of medium length with a lower color
When you can’t decide on the length of your bangs it’s best to keep them medium length. You can always cut your hair shorter or grow it out in less time. Set your wavy hairstyle on fire with a playful green bottom color that pops out as the dresses swirl in the front.
15. Red Bardo Bangs
Bardot bangs are shorter than conventional curtain bangs but are used in the same sense and are named after Brigitte Bardot, the icon who made them really popular. Dip the shirts in a vibrant red color saving those black roots for a great ombre effect.
16. Soft ending
Mature women can maintain elegance by getting frontal layers to accentuate their face. The strands are cut in a diagonal direction starting from the eyebrows and ending at the ends that blend the curtain bangs perfectly with wavy hair. Rock them with a ponytail or bun for youthful appeal.
17. Wavy curtain bangs
Asian girls who are bored with their smooth and slick blouses can give themselves a hair makeover by trying thick layers, fringed bangs and beachy wavy curls to get rid of the everyday brown style. Add some caramel highlights and make sure your bangs have some wave too.
18. Contrasting textures
Make your eyes pop by dyeing your mane the brightest shade of yellow available. For the hair texture, keep the bangs perfectly straight to counter those wavy ends. However, this style is high maintenance that requires regular touch-ups whether talking about the hair color or the hairstyle.
19. Beautiful layers
Put some life into long, boring wavy tresses by getting perfectly layered fringe bangs while adding some texture to the remaining length. Take things up a notch by getting a lavender hair color with shadowy roots that turns lilac near the ends. Jaw dropping!
20. Color pop
Look like a rock star by choosing your favorite colors and smoothing them through your hair. You can combine pastel, light and dark shades together without fear. Use a curling iron to add loose waves and also to curl the bangs away from the face. Walla!
21. Bold front
Bangs and curtains with wavy hair make even imperfect styles look perfect. Instead of highlighting the front evenly, lighten one side more than the other for an asymmetrical hairstyle that can’t be ignored. A part outside the center won’t hurt either.
22. Purple game
Peekaboo highlights and undertones give women the advantage of sporting the brightest hair colors without the full commitment. Color the bottom of this pony purple or any other shade as you move towards the back. Flaunt the color by swirling your hair in the front or keep it hidden with your natural layers on top.
23. Long and thick
Fringe bangs work wonders with thick hair while removing excess volume when combined with layers. The hairstylist will create some shape and body around the face with a V cut at the back. Get some chunky burgundy highlights and you’re going to love them!
Considering the hairstyles mentioned above, it is quite clear that curtain bangs with wavy hair are quite flexible and ideal for those who want to change their style while staying on the safe side. Pair your new haircut with a fresh hair color to completely change your look.