Though I'm not sure where this supposed beauty rule originated, there seems to be a general consensus that you can't or shouldn't have bangs if you don't have straight hair. But like most rules, this one is definitely meant to be broken. But if you made the leap to getting fringe, you might suddenly be wondering if there are multiple ways to style bangs if you have curly or wavy hair.
Fear not. People with non-straight tresses can breathe a sigh of relief because there are many different ways you can do your fringe. Want to know what the bonus is? Well, if you're a self-proclaimed lazy girl, you'll be happy to know that styling wavy or curly bangs doesn't mean you're going to spending a ridiculous amount of time and effort on them.
From YouTube tutorials to celebrity stylists and hair experts, there is a whole world of options that require minimal time and won't greatly alter your morning routine. Whether you're looking for a quick styling solution so you can run out the door to work or you want something a little bit more sophisticated for a night out on the town, check out these ways to style your curly or wavy bangs, and you'll be ready in no time.
1. Go Retro With Smooth Style
The Bettie Page-inspired look has made a comeback in a big way, most notably on young celebs like Amandla Stenberg. The juxtaposition of sleek bangs with springy curls is a fun way for anyone to wear their hair. "Start with damp hair, sectioning off bangs before styling your curls as you usually would," stylist Jennifer Yepez told Allure. "Then, coat bangs with a smoothing cream."
2. Select Spin Pins
The half-up style is definitely having its moment right now, and thankfully you don't have to have straight strands to do it. Yet if you have curly or wavy tresses, hair elastics can be rough on your mane. As celebrity hairstylist Annastasia Konidaris told Elle you should, "choose spin pins over hair elastics for a more seamless-looking, but equally sturdy, half-knot." What's even better is that they're kinder on your curls than traditional hair ties.
3. Sweep 'Em To The Side
Whether your hair is wavy or curly, a super easy way to style your fringe in is to do a simple side sweep. If you've struggled with how to get them to blend in, don't fret. Celebrity hairstylist Jessica Liparoto's YouTube tutorial for how to style bangs for curly hair shows that all you need is a flat iron and a little patience.
4. Rock Your Bed-Head
Although some people brag on Instagram that they wake up flawless, not all are blessed with such perfectly coiffed curls first thing in the morning. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. "Let them dry naturally and shaggy," Tommy Buckett, a celeb hairstylist, told Refinery29. "Use curl cream to make them piece-y and not frizzy, then scrunch or shake them out."
5. Embrace Braids
Natural, curly, and wavy hair have straight strands beat when it comes to braids. For those without a little spring in their tresses, braided styles can fall flat or look loose and unkempt by the end of the day. "Braid bangs wet," style expert Thaïs Cuffy told Today. That way it will look neat, and there's less pulling and tugging on delicate strands.”
6. Pump Them Up
If you're tired of your bangs sticking to your forehead or the weather is just playing games with your fringe, try pinning them back. An added perk is that your naturally curly hair will add instant volume to your spin on the classic pompadour. "As soon as you get out of the shower, mist it with salt spray," hairstylist Jeffrey Martinez told Total Beauty. "Dry your hair with a diffuser, then create a small pouf with your bangs and pin them in place." The salt spray will give your curls additional texture and staying power to combat heat and humidity.
7. Play With Accessories
Flower crowns, headbands, and halo-style headpieces, trends that have their roots in the music festival scene, are perfect for wavy fringe. Twisting your bangs into accessories adds instant glam. Konidaris told Elle that looping your fringe around a headband is an easy way to transform and tame your tresses. It's also great that you can get extra mileage out of your accessories with this wrapping style.
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