Types of Bangs – 46 Beautiful Photo Examples

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If you are looking for types of bangs or types of fringe you have arrived! Find definitions of each bang type as well as photo examples of each.

What is the difference between bangs and fringe?

Bangs are simply the American word for fringe whereas fringe is the European word for bangs. Think of the American word cookie versus biscuit or French fries versus crisps. Bangs and fringe are the same things.

In other words, all of the styles of bangs on this page are also styles of fringe depending on what country you are from.

Types of Bangs


Straight Across Bangs

Types of Bangs - Straight Across Bangs

Straight across bangs are exactly as they sound, bangs that are cut straight across the forehead above the eyes.

Celebrity Examples of Straight Across Bangs

Linda Cardellini - Types of Bangs - Straight Across Bangs

Linda Cardellini with a long layered hairstyle with straight across bangs.

Noomi Rapace - Types of Bangs - Straight Across Bangs

Noomi Rapace

Coco Rocha - types of Bangs - Straight Across Bangs

Coco Rocha


Blunt Bangs

Types of Bangs - Blunt Bangs

Blunt bangs is a term sometimes used for straight across bangs that are substantially thicker.

Celebrity Examples of Blunt Bangs

Taylor Swift -Types of Bangs - Blunt Bangs

Taylor Swift with a medium-length beach waves hairstyle with blunt cut bangs.

Rachel McAdams - Types of Bangs - Blunt Bangs

Rachel McAdams

Bryce Dallas Howard - Types of Bangs - Blunt Bangs

Bryce Dallas Howard


Wispy Bangs

Types of Bangs - Wispy Bangs

Wispy bangs are straight across bangs that have substantially less hair cut into them creating a see-through look.

Celebrity Examples of Wispy Bangs

Gigi Hadid - Types of Bangs - Wispy Bangs

Gigi Hadid with a long layered hairstyle with wispy bangs

Jennifer Lopez - Types of Bangs - Wispy Bangs

Jennifer Lopez


Side Sweeping Bangs

Short Sassy Haircuts - Model 6 Types of Bangs - Side Sweeping Bangs

Side sweeping bangs are longer than straight across bangs and are swept to one side to avoid them covering the eyes.

Celebrity Examples of Side Sweeping Bangs

Kris Jenner - Types of Bangs - Side Sweeping Bangs

Kris Jenner with a very short hairstyle with side sweeping bangs.

Rita Ora - Types of Bangs - Side Sweeping Bangs

Rita Ora

Rose Byrne - Types of Bangs - Side Sweeping Bangs

Rose Byrne


Curtain Bangs

Halle Berry - Types of Bangs - Curtain Bangs
Halle Berry with curtain bangs

Again, as the name suggests, curtain bangs are parted down the middle and swept to each side framing the face in the same fashion that a set of curtains frames a window.

Celebrity Examples of Curtain Bangs

Victoria Justice - Types of Bangs - Curtain Bangs

Victoria Justice with a long curled hairstyle with curtain bangs.

More Examples of Curtain Bangs

Angelina Jolie - Types of Bangs - Curtain Bangs

Angelina Jolie

Goldie Hawn - Types of Bangs - Curtain Bangs

Goldie Hawn


Baby Bangs

Types of Bangs - Baby Bangs

Baby bangs are super short bangs that are cut very high across the forehead.

Celebrity Examples of Baby Bangs

Emma Roberts - Types of Bangs - Baby Bangs

Emma Roberts with a medium-length straight hairstyle with baby bangs.

Charlize Theron - Ponytail/Baby Bangs - 20190430
Charlize Theron – Ponytail/Baby Bangs

Charlize Theron

Mia Wasikowska - Types of Bangs - Baby Bangs

Mia Wasikowska


Arch Bangs

Types of Bangs - Arch Bangs

Arch or rounded bangs are just that – arched or rounded. Rather than cut straight across, these bangs create an arch on the forehead with the highest point in the middle of the forehead while the two sides are the longest sections.

Celebrity Examples of Arch Bangs

Ciara - Types of Bangs - Arch Bangs

Ciara with a long straight ponytail with arch bangs.

Paris Jackson - Types of Bangs - Arch Bangs

Paris Jackson


Curly Bangs

Types of Bangs - Curly Bangs

Curly bangs are simply bangs that are cut from naturally curly hair.

Celebrity Examples of Curly Bangs

ZendayaZendaya - Types of Bangs - Curly Bangs

Zendaya with a long curly hairstyle with curly bangs.

Yara Shahidi - Curly Updos - Types of Bangs - Curly Bangs

Yara Shahidi

Malin Akerman - Types of Bangs - Curly Bangs

Malin Akerman


Asymmetrical Bangs

Types of Bangs - Asymmetrical Bangs

Asymmetrical bangs are cut at an angle.

Celebrity Examples of Asymmetrical Bangs

Cush Jumbo - Types of Bangs - Asymmetrical Bangs

Cush Jumbo with asymmetrical baby bangs.

Lauren Holly - Short Layered Hairstyle - 20070519

Lauren Holly


Spiky Bangs

Types of Bangs - Spiky Bangs

Spiky bangs start as straight across bangs then tiny sections are scissor-cut at an angle to create subtle spikes.

Celebrity Examples of Spiky Bangs

Jennifer Garner - Types of Bangs - Spiky Bangs

Jennifer Garner with a long wavy hairstyle with spiky bangs

More Examples of Spiky Bangs

Dakota Johnson - Types of Bangs - Spiky Bangs

Dakota Johnson

Naomi Campbell - Short Haircuts for Women Over 50

Naomi Campbell


Bumper Bangs

Types of Bangs - Bumper Bangs

Popularized in the 1940s when the victory roll was in style, bumper bangs are tightly curled into one big barrel curl across the forehead.

More Examples of Bumper Bangs

Types of Bangs - Bumper Bangs

Peek-a-Boo Bangs

Types of Bangs - Peek-a-Boo Bangs

Peek-a-Boo Bangs also known as brow skimming bangs are straight across bangs that fall well over the brow and spill right above the line of vision.

Celebrity Examples of Peek-a-Boo Bangs

Taylor Swift - Types of Bangs - Peek-a-Boo Bangs

Taylor Swift with a long straight hairstyle with peek-a-boo-bangs

More Examples of Peek-a-Boo Bangs

Sarah Hyland - Types of Bangs - Peek-a-Boo Bangs

Sarah Hyland

Combos – Arch Baby Bangs

Types of Bangs - Baby Bangs

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