Are you looking for Wispy Bangs? Wispy bangs are a great way to add volume and texture to your hair, and they’re perfect for all sorts of occasions.
Bangs are treated with a lot of second thoughts and ‘what-ifs’, but what people fail to acknowledge is how versatile they can be.
Sporting bangs is one of the few hairstyles that can accommodate any and all hair texture, length, and even facial structure, and all you need to do is choose the right pattern for yourself.
Wispy bangs move away from the traditional pattern and require only a handful of strands to be trimmed. Here are some styles you can consider if you are planning to get wispy bangs.
Different Wispy Bangs
Colored Wispy Bangs
Color just the front part of your hair to frame your face an leave the rest of the hair your natural color to get this style. Or you can choose two contrasting colors and color the bangs with a lighter color and the rest of the hair with the darker one. This will frame your face well and give you a unique look.
Side Swept Bangs
Style your bangs so that they fall to the side. Side-swept bangs look great on round faces. The angle of the bangs gives the illusion of a longer face and makes it appear more oval.
If you have medium-length thin hair, you can go for softer bangs to add texture to your overall hairdo and maybe even add a middle partition to enhance your look, if it suits you.
If you have soft waves, it will enhance your face shape, and the longer strands can have curlier edges. Maintaining it may be tricky, but the look makes it worth the effort!
If you are looking to have a sultry vibe with your straight medium (or even long) length hair, you can opt for this look. For wavy hair, you might have to straighten it temporarily for the desired look.
The wisps are crisp and stretch up to your temples on either side. It has a two-layered cut apart from the bangs and it would suit well with a balayage-colored hairdo as well. You can opt for this style irrespective of your hair color.
For someone who likes to take efforts to look effortless, this style serves the purpose. Since ‘messy’ is perceived as another aesthetic at the present, you can attain this look in no time! The wispy bangs add to the flakiness.
To create that messy effect, you can select certain strands and back brush it (motion from the edges towards the roots). Having a layered cut can also help make the messy effect prominent.
White blonde hair has a separate fan base, and mixing it up with wispy bangs can never go wrong! Many people also go for this hairstyle since it gives a ‘Taylor Swift’ hair effect with its medium-length hair and soft waves.
The shorter hair strands are straightened for a sleek look. Start styling with partly damp hair to get the desired shape and some hairspray to retain it.
Does having a bob haircut limit your possibilities of styling it with wispy bangs? Absolutely not. If you have straight healthy hair, you can definitely go for this look and it barely requires any maintenance.
To make sure your hair strands remain settled in their position, you may apply some pomade while your hair is still damp and comb it accordingly.
You may also add more layers if you want the hair to appear more voluminous.
If you have dual-toned hair and you often color your hair, having a hairstyle like this may add more depth to your look.
While the bangs can remain straight as a needle, you can go for a tousled effect with the rest of your hair. This works for long hair, and if you have a broad forehead, this helps cover that up too, if you would like to.
Revive your ‘back to school’ avatar by going for this classic look that many categorize as the grunge aesthetic. It is a simple look with medium-length brunette hair and works best if you have naturally wavy hair.
The bangs have a middle partition that is not completely similar to curtain bangs, but the strands may align in different directions.
You do not need to add layers to the rest of your hair, and if you have voluminous strands, that’s a bonus! Adding blonde, or pastel-colored streaks may also amp up the look.
If you want a textured look for your short hair, this is a unique take on wispy bangs. Thinner hair tends to look flat and underwhelming at times, and this look solves the issue.
The wispy bangs help drive the attention away from the forehead shape, and the wavy layers bring out a lush look.
It may require you to spend more time styling, as you would have to use a hair curler and pomade to get the desired effect.
This style is an edgy take on bangs as it couples the wispy stands with a mullet hairstyle. This works on shorter hair, where you may have dense hair around your crown and thinner layers towards the edges.
The strands around the crown may have differing hair lengths to add texture. If you have shaded hair with two colors, it may enhance the look.
Do not opt for this look if your hair is too curly, because it may appear disorganized, not in a messy, cool way, but in a disheveled, poorly dressed way.
Sporting your wispy hair with a sleek ponytail is an enticing choice. This look acts as an accessory to oval-shaped faces. Ask your hairstylist to layer the wispy bangs in a manner that frames your face perfectly.
Partition the layered portion and bring them forwards. Sweep back the rest of your hair, and secure it in a heightened ponytail.
You can take a strand of your long hair and circle it around the elastic for an enhanced effect. You can apply gel to secure the sleek look, and the hairspray can be applied later on to retain it for a longer time.
If your ideal visual involves running off into the sunset, this is the hairstyle that suits the purpose. This edgy look with wispy bangs adds a softer touch that can be coupled with both casual day-out, and evening looks.
The bangs are shaped in a rectangular manner followed by two longer strands along the temples that fall beside the cheekbones. It is followed by two more layers for more texture.
The essence of the look remains in the shaded color, starting with a darker shade along the roots that get lighter as they shift below.
If you have long voluminous hair and want to break away from the monotonous dimensions, adding light wispy bangs may define your look even more.
While your hair may have a uniform length throughout, these bangs may be styled separately, it helps frame the face in a desirable manner.
This is suitable for all hair colors and the manually styled waves make the style look more professional.
For thin hair that does not hold much volume, you can go for these chopped bangs that are tilted towards the same side.
You can style your hair the same way, and if you are not too keen on its maintenance, hair extensions with the same shape are also readily available.
It complements straight hair, and do not wash your hair too many times to secure the shape for a longer time.
Your layered hair can be amplified by going for feathery bangs coupled with scrunched-up wavy hair. The bangs need to be regularly styled and trimmed to retain their shape.
To create messy hair in the rest of the hair, you can add pomade while your hair is partially wet to start the process.
Then use your hands to scrunch up the strands manually and let them air dry. The blonde streaks that are added along the inner strands enhance the effect.
This pattern also extends to curtain bangs that are just a slightly grown version of the usual wispy pattern. If bangs are a risky choice for you to make, you can opt for this pattern that helps with face-framing.
The balayage style merged with this look creates wonders. Adding stylized curls in the bottom half may make the hair more defined.
Adding wispy bangs to heavily curled hair adds a refreshing twist to the face. It requires zero effort and the strands appear distanced from one another and create a defined effect.
To maintain this style, make sure to keep your hair hydrated with hair moisturizing products and prevent it from going out of shape. You may trim the hair regularly to style it for a longer time.
Face Framing Bangs
If you want a hairstyle that gives out a messy vibe and yet can be tamed during outdoor visits, this is the look for you! The layered bangs define the shape of the face.
You can tie the back portion of your hair into a half knot and let the rest of your hair as it is. Just secure the knot with an elastic and you are good to go. If you have naturally wavy hair, most of the work is done.
Sometimes it gets too tiring to go for regular trimming sessions once you have gotten the bangs.
But what if we tell you that having overgrown bangs is an aesthetic style and you can sustain your hairstyle for much longer that way? If you have global hair color, this would look edgy and chic.
Blow dry your hair after every wash and use a curling brush to retain the effect.
Hey there! I’m Joanne. I’m a hair stylist by the day and a beauty blogger by the night. My hairstyling journey leaped when I started writing blogs on different topics related to the same.