Those of us with a fringe or bangs will know the love-hate relationship we have with the locks of hair over our forehead – it looks great on other people, but somehow always ends up being a disaster on us.
The truth is that styling a fringe takes skill, and luckily, it’s not something only reserved for the pros, so long as you know your hair type and have the appropriate tools on hand.
Here are 10 easy ways you can style bangs of different lengths and thicknesses so that everyday is a good hair day:
- 1. Tease your fringe, then pin it to the side
- 2. Twist your fringe
- 3. Pair a center part with two twists
- 4. Braid your fringe
- 5. Pull your fringe to the side, then pin it
- 6. Pull your fringe to the back, then pin it
- 7. Tie up into a half-knot or top-knot
- 8. Use a headband to keep your fringe in place
- 9. Curl or perm your fringe
- 10. Just let it down
1. Tease your fringe, then pin it to the side
If you have a fringe that’s medium-length or longer and find that the top of your head looks a little flat, you can consider creating a little volume with this simple method.
First, separate your bangs from the rest of your hair by making a triangle shape. Put it to the side and pin it down with a hair clip or hairpin, before pulling it out slightly to make it look loose.
2. Twist your fringe
This is a super cute, yet effortless hairstyle that works well on all fringe lengths!
Separate your fringe from the rest of your hair, pull it to the side, and then keep twisting until you reach the end or a suitable length. Secure the twist in place with a hair clip or hairpin, and you’re done!
Tip: Depending on your preference, you can either tighten the twist for a more defined hairstyle or make it loose for a more airy feel.
3. Pair a center part with two twists
If you are going for an elegant look, consider doing twists with your fringe on both sides.
All you have to do is create a centre parting with your fringe, then simply twisting and clipping it up on both sides of your head.
4. Braid your fringe
Braids are a very easy way to up your hair game, and this applies to your bangs as well. Part your fringe into 7:3 or 8:2, then do a simple three-strand braid with your fringe.
Note: For those with thinner, wispier fringes, you may need to pull hair from your crown to tie into the braid in order to make sure that your braid is not too small.
5. Pull your fringe to the side, then pin it
If you’re in a hurry but need to get your fringe out of your eyes fast, simply pull your fringe to the side and pin it down with hair clips or hair pins. You can use just one bobby pin to keep things neat, or make a statement look by using a row of gorgeous hair accessories.
Tip: Pin your fringe right above your ear for a more chic look!
6. Pull your fringe to the back, then pin it
Those with smaller foreheads will find this hairstyle particularly useful, as your fringe tends to cover your eyes after just a short period of time. It also works very well for those who have bangs that are too short for the aforementioned hairstyles.
7. Tie up into a half-knot or top-knot
This is widely acknowledged as the coolest hairdo of the moment, and the best part is that it works very well for getting your bangs out of your eyes.
Tip: Some hairstylists recommend choosing spin pins over hair elastics for a more seamless-looking (but equally sturdy) top-knot.
8. Use a headband to keep your fringe in place
If you have frizzy hair, you’ll find that your bangs are pretty impossible to tame, especially in Singapore’s hot and humid weather.
Instead of using lots of hair gel or hairspray, an easier way to keep your fringe in place is by using a headband to secure it.
9. Curl or perm your fringe
Curly bangs are especially popular in Korea and Japan – not only do they look really cute, but also work well to draw attention away from any flaws on your face, such as zits!
Before committing to a permanently curly fringe, you can try curling it by yourself with a hair curler first and see if it goes well with your face shape or existing hairstyle first.
10. Just let it down
Although it sounds like a very straightforward style, you’ll be surprised to know that this is also the most difficult one on the list!
The key is to make sure that your fringe does not clump together, and this applies no matter whether you’re sporting a blunt and heavy fringe or airy bangs. Blast your wet fringe with a hair dryer pointing downwards, followed by blow drying your bangs all to one side, then to the other, before getting them to rest in the middle of your forehead.