Curtain Bangs: Everything You Need to Know About This Stylish Hair Trend

It’s no secret that curtain bangs are having a huge moment right now. From celebrities, influencers, and even your best friends- it seems like everyone is itching to rock these face-framing strands. Are you considering going for the chop yourself? Here’s everything you should know about this stylish trend.


1. Curtain bangs first entered the scene in the 60s and 70s

That’s right, curtain bangs have vintage roots! This style was first made famous in the 1960s and 70s by Hollywood’s hottest celebs (We’re looking at you, Farrah Fawcett). From there, women everywhere fell in love with this style’s soft, feminine, and feathery look.


2. They’re super flattering

There’s a reason why this iconic hairstyle is so popular- they’re suitable for everyone! That’s because these bangs can be cut and styled to complement all sorts of face shapes, hair textures, and hair lengths. Just make sure you find a Bay Area stylist who really knows how to create a look that is balanced and brings out your best features, and you’re all set!


3. Maintenance is pretty easy

We all know doing our hair every day can be a hassle, especially on early mornings when you just want to hit snooze an extra time or two. Luckily, curtain bangs have you covered- this style is relatively low maintenance, so you’ll never have to put too much effort into styling them if you don't want to. Just spritz some Bb. Thickening Spray on your damp bangs and blow dry them out for a glamorously voluminous and lifted look.


As far as trimming them, these bangs are a walk in the park. It’s no secret that traditional bangs require frequent trips to the salon for trims or else you’re left to deal with awkward grow out, but that’s not the case with curtain bangs! If you’re looking to maintain the length of your curtain bangs, you only really need to get them trimmed every four to six weeks, which is pretty manageable in comparison to other bang styles, like micro-bangs or blunt bangs. Or in the case that you decide to skip a trim, the great news is that it’s easy to blend curtain bangs back into your hair so you can avoid dealing with the dreaded grow-out phase.


4. You can pair them with any hairstyle for a chic look

Curtain bangs are versatile! They pair well with any hairstyle for an extra boost of face-framing action. From pixie cuts, slick ponytails, braids, messy buns, and more, curtain bangs can work with anything. The trick is to know how to style them according to your look. Play around with them by parting your bangs in different ways in order to find a style that best works for you.


5. They’re a great baby-step for blunt bangs

Are you bored with your look but unsure if blunt bangs are the way to go? Curtain bangs may just be the perfect compromise you’re looking for. That way, you can decide if the bang look truly is for you without committing to something way more dramatic and shorter. Decide that you don’t like them? No worries! After a few weeks without trims, your curtain bangs will grow out to be regular face-framing layers that you can easily blend away for a no-bang look.


If you’ve been thinking about getting some curtain bangs- what are you waiting for!? Take this as your sign and contact Salon V.I., your local Bay Area hair salon, to make an appointment with one of our skilled stylists today.