Everything You Need to Know About Curtain Bangs

Thanks to TikTok, another classic hair trend is having a comeback. Meet the curtain bangs – the hairstyle your mum was probably rocking in the 60s and 70s. This style has had a resurgence during the pandemic, and it’s one of our favorites at 212 Salon and Day Spa. It’s universally flattering and low maintenance, making them perfect for when you want to change up your look. Our Instagram feed has been full of photos of everyone experimenting with the classic style, proof that it’s a rare hairstyle that works for everyone. We’re going to tell you everything you need to know about this hair trend and how you can style your curtain bangs at home.

What are Curtain Bangs?

Beauty trends are infamous for looking to the past for inspiration – and curtain bangs are no exception. Amongst the return of hair scrunchies and tie-dye, the casual and wispy curtain bangs making a comeback. This look first hit the scene in the 60s and 70s, becoming synonymous with celebrities like Brigette Bardot and Goldie Hawn. They frame your face without obstructing the view of your eyes, adding a feminine feel to your look.

Curtain bangs can vary from person to person, but most have a shorter cut in the center with a middle parting and longer strands at the side, while the ends blend with the rest of your hair. Longer curtain bangs can be pinned back into a ponytail or slipped behind your ears to keep them out of your face.

The popularity of this haircut is tied to its versatility – it works for everyone. Whether you have a bob or Rapunzel-length hair, you can frame your fair with curtain bangs. The style works with straight or wavy hair, with little to no maintenance. Unlike other bang styles, you don’t have to worry about hair growth and having to trim your bangs every few weeks.

We’re seeing the hairstyle on everyone from Kacey Musgraves to Gigi Hadid and social media influencers. The trend was brought back to life over the summer thanks to several viral TikTok videos with Millennials and Generation Z discovering the style for the first time.

Curtain Bangs Are a Must-Try

Deciding to take the plunge and add bangs can be daunting. After all, they can make or break your look. Curtain bangs are the perfect style to choose if you’re experimenting with a fringe for the first time. You can style your hair to emphasizes the curtain bangs or hide them amongst the rest of your hair. If you’re not sure about the look, you can have your curtain bangs cut slightly longer to let them blend into your hair. If your curtain bangs don’t work out for you, you can let them grow out and become layers around your face. Either way, it’s a win-win!

Part of the popularity around curtain bangs comes from the world we live in, where face masks have become the norm. With makeup trends pointing towards the idea of natural beauty, curtain bands follow a similar aesthetic of accentuating your features. Bangs can change up your look without having to dye your hair or go for a drastic cut.

You can use this style to hide imperfections on your face, like breakouts around your forehead or even an uneven hairline. Unlike other haircuts, curtain bangs are flattering at any age and can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead.

Curtain bangs work for everyone – and we mean, everyone. The trick is to find the length and thickness that works for you. When you visit us at 212 Salon and Day Spa, we’ll work with you to choose the style that best flatters your features and hair texture. Curtain bangs work for every face shape and hairstyle, whether you have a pixie or mid-length hair.

This trend shows no sign of slowing down, and as a vintage style, it has a timeless feel that works for any aesthetic. Whether your curtain bangs are freshly cut or grown out, they’ll frame your face and give you a feminine look.

Curtain Bangs are Easy to Maintain

One reason why people are put off bangs is because of the care involved. Styling them can become a daily chore, and regrowth means you could be cutting your bangs every few weeks. Curtain bangs are one of the easiest to look after, and they’re easy to style. You can get the signature ‘70s look with a round hairbrush and a hairdryer to give them a bouncy wave. Don’t forget to add hairspray to help maintain the shape of your bangs. You can even air dry them for a natural look.

The secret to achieving the perfect curtain bangs is to make them look as effortless as possible – you want them to frame your face the same way curtains sit around a window. You can update the style and give it a contemporary feel by adding texture to your curtain bangs with messy waves or beachy curls. For a modern look, keep your bangs on the shorter side, just grazing along your cheekbones.

No two sets of curtain bangs will look the same. You can make them look your own and tailor them to blend seamlessly with the rest of your hair. The style works for every season, whether you want to hide from the cold of winter or embrace your natural hair texture in the summer. You can style your curtain bangs for any occasion with a high ponytail or a casual up-do.

If you’re thinking of changing up your look and want a style that’s easy to look after, the curtain bangs are right on-trend. You can channel your inner vintage bombshell with this glamorous look that frames your features and accentuates your natural appearance. At 212 Salon and Day Spa, we can help you create the perfect curtain bangs that give you a classic look with a contemporary twist.