Curve Bangs Are The Jaw-Cupping Haircut That Offer Pretty Face-Framing
Curtain bangs have been the undisputed Queen Bee of fringes for the longest time, but there’s another chop that’s competing to take the crown. Curve bangs are cool, cute, collected and majorly sweeping our social feeds.
It makes sense since the “Curve cut” hit the ground running at the start of the year thanks to its soft “C”-shaped layers and rounded, balanced shape. “It’s like the revival of The Rachel, but much more soft,” celebrity hairstylist and ColorWow international creative director, Dom Seeley told GLAMOUR – and it’s quickly become one of the most sought-after cuts of 2023.
Blending two headlining chops, curve bangs are basically a mashup of the curve cut and the curtain fringe, but instead of flicking outwards like a trad ‘70s flicky curtain bang, it has more of a sleek ’90s influence and curves inwards to cup the jaw and chin. The benefit is it offers some seriously stunning face-framing action, helping to define features and add structure.
The soft tuck toward the chin feels a little more modern and offers up a pretty alternative to curtain bangs, although the two have a lot in common. Both work with a longer length (anywhere between the jaw and the collarbone) which makes them more versatile for styling as you can tie them back. And both are low-maintenance in terms of regrowth as they’ll disappear seamlessly into longer face-framing layers.
A lot of the difference comes in the styling. You’re gonna want a round brush for this one, to really accentuate the curved “C” shape, but you want to tuck it under and in, towards the face rather than flicking out to get that jaw-hugging shape. Another bonus? It works beautifully with the updos that are currently trending.
Interested? Here’s 17 ways to wear curve bangs…
Kim Kardashian’s chunky curve bangs
Jaw-length curve bangs
Wispy curve bangs
Relaxed curve bangs
Wavy curve bangs
Staggered curve bangs
Peroxide curve bangs
Curve bang tendrils
JLo’s caramel curve bangs
Lobe length curve bangs
Romantic curve bangs
Waved curve bangs
Outgrown curve bangs
Chin length curve bangs
Collarbone curve bangs
Soft ‘C’ curve bangs
Madelyn Clyne’s Pammy curve bangs
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