Curtain fringes are an absolutely popular and, above all, trendy fringe variation. We explain what curtain bangs are and who this beauty trend suits when it comes to hairstyling. This much we can reveal: This look is a true all-rounder!
What are Curtain Bangs?
The term Curtain Bangs means something like "curtain fringes". In other words, a fringe that is long and parted in the middle like a curtain. This extremely feminine form of the pony suits almost every woman.
Style icon Brigitte Bardot wore the fringe, which is still trendy today, back in the 70s. No wonder the look is so incredibly sexy! If you keep an eye out on Instagram for the latest fringe trends, you'll quickly come across this variation. Because it's just as hot in 2022 as it has been in recent years!
How do you style curtain bangs?
When styling curtain bangs, it's all about a beautiful fall. Because that's the only way they achieve their effect and give the face a great frame.
The dilemma: Curtain bangs usually only look really great when you walk straight out of the hair salon. But after the first wash, you wonder how you can get the style back. You can't do it without a hairdryer and a round brush. Alternatively, you can use a hairdryer brush. Hairdryer brushes are generally one of the greatest inventions when it comes to hair styling tools. They make styling so much easier.
- After washing your hair, it's best to blow-dry yourfringes separately. First dry the rest of the hair and then apply the fringe styling. If the fringe is already dry, you can simply wet it again.
- From the bottom up, wrap the hair around the brush and blow-dry.
- Then blow-dry the strands the other way round, from top to bottom.
- Finally, blow-dry the fringes again from the bottom upwards over the round brush. This is the only way to give the fringes the right curl and prevent them from hanging flat. It is important that the fringes are really dry. Finally, you can trim the hair in the front and shape it with hairspray.
Who does Curtain Bangs suit?
A long fringe like this suits almost every face shape. It doesn't matter whether the face is oval or round. This is probably the reason why curtain bangs are so popular.
A round face looks narrower with long fringes. However, on rather full faces, a stretching side parting tends to look narrower than a centre parting, which is simply part of Curtain Bangs.
The Curtain Bangs style is always cut with a centre parting. However, you can also wear your hair parted on the side. Curtain bangs with a side parting look a little more fringy. The reason for this is that the steps that give the fringes their curl become more visible. Curtain bangs with a side parting also give the hair more volume.
Narrow face shape
A rather narrow face shape in combination with Curtain Bangs creates play and movement. The face looks more feminine.
Square faces love curtain bangs because they visually balance out the rather hard shape of the chin. And a high forehead can be hidden just as well with curtain bangs.
This look looks perfect with long, straight or slightly wavy hair. A long bob also benefits from curtain bangs. With very short hair, you have to see if a long fringe like this harmonises with the look.
Who made curtain bangs fashionable again?
Curtain bangs have not just been in vogue since yesterday. They are an evergreen among hair styles. From time to time, this trendy hairstyle gets a push and is once again in the focus of stylistas.
Kendall Jenner graced the cover of Spanish Vogue in mid-2021 with Curtain Bangs Hair, breaking away along with many other stars like Lady Gaga. She showed up with plantin blonde hair and Curtain Bangs. Twilight star and Princess Diana actress Kristen Steward seems to love the long centre parting fringes just as much as top model Gigi Hadid. So if you're going for curtain bangs, you're in good company!
Can I cut Curtain Bangs myself?
The subject of "cutting your own hair" is always one of those things. If you don't have a hairdresser as a partner, you should go to a hairdresser even for a seemingly banal fringe.
Because it starts with the right scissors! Nail scissors for cutting hair are not recommended. Even worse is the use of classic paper scissors. The cut is not right to cut a really good fringe. Then there is the geometry. Nothing is worse than a crooked fringe, even if it is long! The biggest faux pas: cutting a fringe yourself when it's wet. Because then, in no time at all, planned curtain fringes turn into fringes that are far too short.
But if you still can't do without it: Here are the do-it-yourself instructions:
- Draw an exact centre parting
- Separate a triangle at the crown and front of the head with a section comb.
- Clip the rest of the hair back with section clips
- Determine thelength of the curtain bangs
- Cut off strand of hair with a good pair of hair scissors
- Open the rest of the hair and blow-dry the fringes to shape