Framing the face with proper bangs is a must when getting a classic bob haircut. And while there are so many fringe styles, curtain bangs have left all other types far behind.
These bangs fall on both sides of the face just like curtains on a window. They are long and tapered, blending seamlessly with the rest of the hair. So if you’re thinking of refreshing your look nothing can be better than combining a timeless short haircut with retro-chic fringes.
Although all of the following styles include a bob with curtain bangs, each of them is unique in its own way.
Bob with curtain bangs
The key to achieving the perfect look is balancing the lengths of your bangs and bob while accentuating your best facial features.
1. Silver bob with a medium part
Straight bobs parted in the middle looks flattering without a doubt. Still, in case you get bored, break up the obtuseness by framing the face with a soft fringe of a curtain. Platinum silver hair color with pastel green roots is a must try for those who love a milky look.
2. Blunt cut with Natural Ombre
Say no to layers if you’re blessed with silky straight shirts. Cut the strands evenly at chin length and balance them with layered bangs that fall at cheek level. The key to achieving a smooth brown to blonde gradient lies in blending the colors perfectly together for a natural appeal.
3. Completely feathered
The volumizing feathered layers of the 70s have made a strong comeback this year and it would be unfair not to try them when you get a bob with curtain bangs. This look is ideal for older women featuring short layers and frayed edges. A good attack is all you need after that.
4. Curly curtain bangs
A curly bob is no longer surprising but curly curtain bangs definitely are! Opt for soft layers with brow-length coils in the front and let your curls bounce freely. Take it a step further and lighten your mane to a warm blonde shade with shadowy roots. You won’t regret it!
5. Soft French bob
A French bob is a cropped version of a classic bob with the hair falling anywhere between the chin and jawline. Consider getting sparse bangs to avoid a stuffy look. The short strands bend around the face naturally and require no styling at all. Just brush your mane and you’re good to go!
6. Flip-Worthy Sides
Short strands that extend outward resulting in feathered sides are the best part of fringe bangs. Add them to a chin-length blunt bob with soft texture to flaunt your best facial features. Flip the ends towards the back using a barrel brush when drying the hair.
7. Flawless Swoops
Make your middle fringe look like literal curtains from a window by sweeping the strands over your brows. Set them in place with some gel to keep the remaining hair perfectly straight. Platinum blonde hair color takes the look to a whole other level.
8. Short curtains
A bob with bangs is an ideal age-defying hairstyle for women starting out in recent years. Instead of going for a straight fringe, cut the strands slightly at an angle to frame the face while hiding forehead wrinkles. Experiment with a stacked bob for a super trendy look.
9. Fine definition
Asian women can take a break from their dark, thick tresses with a neck-length crop. Achieve soft definition with subtle textured layers and barely-there bangs. Tuck the shirts behind your ears and save on the fronts to frame your face flawlessly while hiding your chubby cheeks for an instantly smart look.
10. Sharp disconnection
A bob with curtain bangs can blend together seamlessly or stand out on its own depending on the length you choose. To achieve a sharp cut, choose a shoulder-length bob, commonly known as a lob, with angled bangs that fall just above the eyes. The longer the bangs, the softer the look.
11. Half up bun + Balayage
Balayage has left the usual highlights and ombres far behind and for all good reasons. Ask for hand-painted milky blonde streaks that center to the ends and let those dark roots pop out without fear. Show off your new look with a cute half up bun hairstyle. Simply amazing!
12. Bob Choppy is relaxed
Choppy bobs are a statement look for those who want to give off some strong ‘short hair, don’t care’ vibes. The mane is broken up into chunky sections with uneven layers that produce an edgy texture. Get your favorite brown shades and blend them together to get the perfect ombre effect.
13. Bardot style
Brigitte Bardot is the real icon who brought curtain bangs into the trend and that’s why they are also known as Bardot bangs. Here’s a curly version of the fringe with the shortest pieces falling at eye level and extending from the face. Complete the look with some bouncy shoulder-length layers.
14. Two-tone beauty
Brighten up your face by pairing a classic bob with curtain bangs with a not-so-classic hair color. The bangs end between the eyebrows and eyes with a blunt lob that hangs over the shoulders. Lighten the hair midway to the ends just to create a two-toned mane that can’t be ignored.
15. Medium length fringe
Instead of dragging your elongated face further with long dresses, balance them with a medium length bob. When trying curtain hems for the first time, cut them to a medium length to stay on the safer side. You can always trim them further or grow them in a shorter period.
16. Wispy layers
Wispy layers are suitable for removing excess volume in the case of thick tresses that make them look light and airy. Cut the strands at an angle to achieve feathery ends with dramatic bangs in the front parted slightly in the middle. Finish with soft waves.
17. Messy razor cut
Get a rock ‘n’ roll look with a shaved bob rather than a regular scissor cut for jagged edges and smart cuts. Also, instead of a straight bob, consider getting an angled one with a short back and long front. Throw in some beachy waves and twirl them for a messy yet sexy finish.
18. Color splitting
Looking for something funkier? Here is a look that is definitely not for the faint of heart. After getting a blunt bob with fringed bangs, ask your hairstylist for a color-blocked mane by highlighting the entire front using the brightest shades available, including the eye-popping yellow with a hint of orange at the roots.
19. Bold Bottleneck Bob
A bottle neck bob is the perfect name for a bob with curtain bangs. The strands are short and thin in the middle, like the neck of a bottle, and are layered to spread further around the face, the body of the bottle, to gradually blend into a bob instead of a sharp transition. Throw in some gray babylights and you’re done!
20. Perfect angle
An angled bob is defined by a short back, with or without layers, that extends towards the front. The finish can be subtle or steep and although such cuts look best without bangs, cutting the front strands at a similar angle can result in a completely new hairstyle.
21. Finishing the facade
Want movement around the face without losing extra length? Part a larger section of hair in the front and instead of cutting the strands at nose height, continue cutting at an angle all the way to the end to achieve curtain bangs with front layers in no time.
22. Hardly-there bangs
As mentioned earlier, the longer your fringe bangs are, the less noticeable they become making them a safe bet for women who are hesitant to enter the pony world. Soften the look even more by cutting the hair at a smaller angle.
23. Unsettled texture
Women with slightly wavy or curly hair patterns can maintain a lively look with subtle texture achieved by gently cutting ends instead of opting for full layers. Apply texture spray and scrub the hair with your fingers. A little mess is the ultimate goal here.
24. Shaggy curtains
Turn your bob with curtain bangs into a super sexy shay with multiple layers and blunt ends all over your head. Flip the fringe that separates it just above the eyebrows for an iconic Brigitte Bardot look and add curls to the remaining mane.
25. Dip dyed bob with curtain bangs
A bob is a lifesaver for women with skimpy tops. Make yours one-of-a-kind by experimenting with the trendy dip dye technique that involves dyeing just the ends of the hair for a funky two-tone look.
Both bob bangs and curtains are said to be low maintenance, but still require a considerable amount of styling to bring out their true beauty. Get a look that matches your natural hair texture to minimize the use of heat tools. You have countless options to choose from so what are you waiting for?