What makes the look so desirable as the new season begins is that it "gives off a vibe of summer simplicity while elevating your entire look," according to Xavier Velasquez, a celebrity hairstylist at the Jenna Perry Hair studio. "Curtain bangs give off a vibe of summer simplicity while elevating your entire look."For the professional who was born and raised in California, a shaggy fringe conjures up images of characters from groovy films directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, while also giving a nod to Jane Birkin on the French Riviera in the summer of 1973. It's true that curtain bangs have clear ties to the "Me Decade," but that doesn't change the fact that this look is perfectly at home in 2022. In the end, they are predicated on one's individuality.

 

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"When they're done right, they're flattering on," insists Mark Townsend, the expert who is responsible for Dakota Johnson's ever-coveted fringe haircut. "When they're done right, they're flattering on.""It's a style that can be worn by people with any face shape and any type of hair texture."And have faith in the fact that they are as adaptable as they are powerful. According to Vernon Francois, "They are a simple way to elegantly frame your face when the rest of the hair is pulled up and elevate loose hairstyles with a cool shape built in." "They are a simple way to frame your face in an elegant manner when the rest of the hair is pulled up."

This article provides a guide to achieving the curtain bangs look, including information on where to get the cut and how to style them at home.

 

What exactly are curtain bangs you ask?

 

1. The effect that a set of artfully draped curtains has on a window is similar to the effect that curtain bangs have on a person's face

2.  They are a softer, more bespoke interpretation of straight-across bangs that are meant to flatter one's bone structure and highlight certain facial features, such as the eyes or cheekbones

3.  These bangs have been around for a long time

4.  Velasquez says that the ideal curtain bangs will create a suppleness and a sense of equilibrium around the face

5. "Whether you choose a longer version with a center part to open up your cheekbones or a more forward and framing the brow line, their purpose is to bring out all of your positive features," says one stylist

6.  "Whether you go with a longer version with a center part to open up your cheekbones or more forward and framing the brow line

 



Should I get some bangs for the curtains?

Even though  are highly sought after for a good reason, you still need to consider whether or not they will be suitable for you in general. Before committing to getting bangs, Francois recommends determining whether or not they will work with your current routine. To begin, there is the physicality of bangs in and of themselves."The sensation of hair on the face can be unsettling for some people, and for day-to-day activities, it may be more convenient to wear one's hair pulled completely back," he explains. There will be an increase in the number of times you go to the barbershop to get your bangs trimmed, and there will also be an increase in the amount of additional maintenance you will need to perform, such as additional cleansing (bangs have a tendency to get greasy because they absorb the oil, sweat, makeup, and SPF from your face), and daily finessing; however, many people consider the latter to be more than worth it. Townsend guarantees success if the client can wait ten minutes before touching up their bangs.

How to cut the bangs for the curtains

Put another way: curtain bangs are best left to the experts. According to Francois, you should always get your bangs cut by a professional hairstylist who will consult with you first, taking into account your face shape, features, and lifestyle. "Always have your bangs cut by a professional," he advises. Doing your own research to figure out what will work best for you is something that Townsend recommends doing before consulting with a professional."When people come to see me for a haircut, they often show me pictures of bangs on a different face shape," explains Townsend. "I try to use those pictures as a reference when I cut their hair.""I've come to realize that a lot of people aren't actually familiar with their own face," I said. To that end, really take the time to understand your face shape, and then from there, he recommends drawing a rough sketch of your face on a piece of paper and shading the corners and/or the top of the head to see what helps give the illusion of an oval shape, which generally tends to be the desired goal for the most flattering results. In conclusion, take the time to really understand your face shape, and then from there, he recommends drawing a rough sketch of your face on a piece of paperIt is an excellent method for preparing for a conversation with a hairstylist and for providing oneself with more reasonable expectations.

How to give your curtain bangs a new look

The process of shaping bangs while the strands of hair are still wet is advantageous when working with straight and wavy hair in particular. After blow drying the hair down with a flat brush, such as the boar-bristle offerings from Mason Pearson and Harry Josh, Townsend recommends using a round brush, held vertically, to "flick" the bangs up."It's a little nod to the late '60s and early '70s, which is what we're seeing right now, just modernized," says Townsend. "It's a little nod to the late '60s and early '70s."The medium to large round brush is Velasquez's go-to tool for creating the longer, cheek-grazing  that are one of her signature looks."Blow the entire section forward to maximize volume, and then blow the ends back and out to sweep the apples of the cheek," he instructs. "This will give the appearance of a fuller face.""Take it one step further and set the section in a velcro for long-lasting volume—think of Claudia Schiffer in the '90s."

You could also go the natural way and go for the au naturale option. Velasquez says, "I'm a big fan of air drying with the right cut and texture," and she adores the Frizz Block Smoothing Spray by Virtue as a lightweight, humidity-fighting veil of moisturizer for lengths. "I'm a big fan of air drying with the right cut and texture," she says. This allows the curtain bangs to move freely and complements your other features in the process. In either case, if cowlicks are a problem, you should think about using flat, creaseless clips at your parting to keep them at bay. Alternatively, you could use Townsend's secret weapon, which is a beard iron, which provides "a little bit of heat" without burning the scalp. According to Francois, one of the easiest and most effective ways to dry bangs for curly hair is to simply let them air dry. But if you want your curls to have a little more definition, "finger coil" them or do two-strand twists on damp hair, then either let them set naturally or use a diffuser on a cool, low speed. Once your hair is completely dry, gently separate the curls from each other. On bangs that have recently been washed, the expert likes to do two-strand twists or bantu knots when working with coily and kinky textures."When they are completely dry, pull them out and shape them with an Afro pick or your fingertips, working a little serum through to amplify the texture," advises Francois. "When they are completely dry, pull them out and shape them."On the other hand, in order to achieve the look of short "pixie bangs," kinky bangs can also be allowed to dry naturally in the air.

How to properly care for curtain bangs

To have curtain bangs means to be aware of the two things that are necessary for them:1) Going to the salon on a regular basis for trims and shape ups, which should happen about once every couple of weeks, and 2) Refreshing them every day is essential for achieving the maximum effect. Dry shampoo is your best ally when it comes to maintaining their appearance of vigor and vitality."Dry shampoos have gotten so user friendly and you don't have to worry about that white powder residue anymore," says Townsend, who uses dry shampoo at every stage, from squeaky clean hair ("it absorbs the sweat!") to a couple days in for a refresh that adds volume and body. "Whether in an aerosol or as loose powder, dry shampoos have gotten so user friendly and you don't have to worry about that white powder residue anymore," says Townsend. Resetting bangs every day or two with water or a spritz of lightweight styling mist like Francois's Mist Nourishing Water will help revive curly, coily, and kinky hair textures.