First of all, a pony requires commitment. Because once you cut the threads on your eyebrows, there’s no going back. However, they are ideal to change your look with just a small change.
Although bangs are super versatile, they are mostly considered suitable for large foreheads. That’s not the case, to be honest. A narrow forehead also needs considerable shaping, which can be tricky at times.
Don’t worry, all you need is to find the right kind of bangs that balance your face proportions and that’s why we’ve come up with the 23 best ways to style bangs on a small forehead.
Bangs for small foreheads
The right kind of pony will do your thing forehead Looks bigger and better.
1. Curly side movements
Side swept bangs are ideal for covering both large and small foreheads. Trim the strands a little longer, if you’re a fan of curls, so once the hair is heat styled, the pieces fall just above your eyebrows.
A deep side part with swept back sides will look best.
2. Short and truncated
Cutting the edges vertically helps achieve an edgy texture that won’t be overlooked.
3. Thick Blunt Bangs with Bob
Blunt bangs for small foreheads have two main advantages; The straight cut creates the illusion of thick hair as well as a larger forehead as the strands sweep forward from the middle of the head.
Now that you’ve decided to buy a bob-like fringe, pair it with a classic bob and you’ll love it!
4. Pixie Spiky, Piece-y Fringe
A short forehead should not be completely hidden. Part strands that are swept to one side of the face are perfect for achieving fashionable appeal.
Experiment with a short, spiky pixie with jagged layers on top, parted on the side and brushed forward to add some style to the face.
5. Bangs with a part in the middle
Nothing can go wrong with a medium parted fringe as it suits all face shapes. Choose blunt or slightly arched bangs and part them in the middle to get an inverted V-shaped space that will make your short forehead look much longer.
Apply a few layers at the ends for a feather-light look.
6. Unfocused soft margins
If you’re still unsure about getting bangs, consider a medium to long side fringe that can be pinned or tucked behind the ear whenever you want.
Soften your look further with a slightly off-center part that can balance out any disproportionality of the face.
7. Wispy Bangs
Nasty ponies are the best example of how small changes make a big difference. They are a must try for women who want to avoid a stuffy look when getting a fringe.
The strands are light and thin towards the eyes and reveal just enough of the forehead.
8. Angular fringe with Mixie Cut
Express your wild side with a funky mix cut featuring a textured pixie on top with a long ponytail at the back just like a mullet.
To frame the face, get a long angled fringe that will look super flattering on a short forehead. Don’t forget the pointy wigs.
9. Jagged micro bangs
It may not seem right at first, but micro bangs can do wonders for a small forehead. The space that remains empty between the hair and the eyebrows creates the illusion of a much larger forehead.
Add dimension to your look by getting jagged bangs instead of the usual straight ones.
10. Uneven arched bangs
Break up the bluntness of straight bangs by cutting them into a crescent shape. Spice it up even more by chopping short sections unevenly and bring all the attention to your eyes.
Hiding the top will prevent your chin from looking too pointed in the case of an elongated face.
11. Side swept layers
Layered bangs that sweep the forehead are a classic hairstyle that never gets old. The flying fringe is just what you need to soften the harsh angles of a square face.
Wear them with a high ponytail, a loose bun or a messy braid. Your call!
12. Curly Bardot Fringe
Bardot bangs start short in the middle and lengthen to the sides while hugging the face. If you have natural curls, adjust the strands in the front so that they fall in the middle of the small forehead as full coverage is not necessary.
Get extra bounce by layering the remaining mane.
13. Bangs Mall 80s
Although the ’80s mall pony featured a teasing mound of hair at the front, here’s a sleeker version featuring short layered strands from ear to ear with longer tresses at the back.
The raised top, again, makes a short forehead look much bigger.
14. Faux Bangs using Halo Braid
Rock fake bangs before cutting the strands permanently with this hairstyle. Instead of wearing your crown/halo braid closer to the hairline, push it further towards the center of the head.
Pull the lattice down a bit to sit on your little forehead like a micro and Hawaiian fringe!
15. Textured crown with shaved fringes
Asian women with tiny facial features can consider getting shaved bangs for a small forehead.
Try them with a textured pixie that includes a voluminous crown to add cuteness to your face while balancing out that narrow pointy chin. Lift those layered strands by wrapping them with your fingers.
16. Classic curtains
The fringes are angled starting short in the middle and lengthening towards the ears to eventually blend in with the rest of the hair. They can be short, medium or long and look delicate on a small forehead.
If you are not a middle parting person then these curtains are not for you!
17. Emo’s bangs cover eyes
Who would notice a short forehead with one eye mysteriously covered? Emo ponies have their own fan base. They are cut at a beveled angle with a deep side parting.
Pin your strands together for a while to help them settle into place.
18. Coily Bangs
Given their unruly texture, Afro fringes may need some time before they begin to sit properly on the forehead. A headband can be helpful in this regard.
You can also try a fake bangs style by gathering the coils plus a pineapple to fall forward on the face.
19. Heavy Angled Fringe with Bixie
Although small foreheads don’t need full coverage, you can still hide the entire upper part of your face with a heavy angled fringe alongside a layered bixie cut.
The resulting sparkly top is perfect to balance out small faces.
20. Color Blocked V Bangs
This color blocked hairstyle is sure to drop some jaws! Ask your hairstylist for a pixie cut with cropped sides and a long, rounded cut off top that ends in an off-center V at the front.
Pick two very unrelated hair colors and try them out!
21. Traditional full fringe with bun
Traditional bangs feature more or less straight strands across the brow line with long side bangs and are worth a try regardless of the side of your forehead.
Keep all the focus on your fringe by gathering the remaining hair in a classic high bun.
22. Deep side bangs
Stick to the basics, hide your narrow brow area with simple side bangs. The strands should come out from a deeper point on the opposite side and glide across the forehead making your eyes really pop.
These short platinum bangs with long layers are to die for!
23. Wolf Cut with dyed baby bungees
Finally, a wolf cut and tousled baby bangs are a sure shot for small foreheads. This is a shaggy mullet with cropped layers on top that lengthen and thin down towards the ends.
Dip the ends of your strands in an unusual color like midnight blue for a groovy appeal.
Considering the list above, all types of bangs work with a small forehead as long as they are styled and maintained properly according to your face shape and hair texture. Cover the entire forehead or leave a few portions uncovered according to your taste. However, regular trimming and washing is a must!