15 Types Of Bangs

By on August 6, 2018

At one point or another we have all made that grueling fashion decision. The one that plants like a seed in our minds until it finally takes over and we can’t wait any longer. What decision is that? To get bangs! Most women will, at some point, test out bangs on themselves. Some end up loving them, while others only keep them around for a short period of time. 

If you haven’t experienced what bangs would look like on yourself, we suggest trying it out AT LEAST once! You may just fall in love with them. 

And the best part?! You don’t have to get the same type of bangs as your best friend or the random walking down the street. There are several different options to choose from when it comes to styles of bangs. 

We have 15 of the best types of bangs there are out there to help you choose which would be a perfect fit for you!

By the end of this article you will not only be yearning to chop those locks, but you’ll know exactly how you want them chopped!


Long Side Swept Bangs

Side swept bangs became pretty popular during the 1980s and 1990s, but they really never lost their wow factor over time. They are still an extremely popular type of bang that many people choose to wear still today. Side swept bangs are just cut in an angled, layered fashion. They complement most facial types, but especially go well with those who have larger foreheads that they wish to conceal better. 

Short Side Swept Bangs

There are longer side swept bangs, which will cover more of your forehead and then there are shorter side swept bangs. These are perfect if you don’t want to cover all of your forehead and you are really just sporting them simply for the style. If you would like shorter over longer, just ask your stylist to cut the length starting from above the eyebrow and go down from there. 

Face Framing Bangs

Do you feel like you have a wider set face? Maybe you feel like your cheeks are too chubby. While we have no way to see if that’s true or not, we can suggest that you try out face framing bangs. Some bangs stop by the ear and stay short across.  However, this type of bang is short in the middle, but stays long around the side and is cut in an angled fashion which will frame your face. This can make your face appear smaller and skinnier!

See Through Bangs

See through bangs are long, wispy type bangs that half hang over your eyes. Yet they are thinned out enough where you can see through them. Hence where the name came from. This is a huge trend in Korea thanks to K-Pop stars, but the trend is hitting hard all around the globe. They are a very 90s fashion type of bang, but they are certainly making a great comeback!

Angled Bangs

Angled bangs are another type of bangs that help to frame your face. Except this type is a little shorter than the last type of face framing bang that we showed you. This is typically done by starting at a high point and working at an angle downwards on each side to create this beautiful, edgy look. 

Asymmetrical Bangs


Are you looking for something chic, modern and edgy all at once? We got’chu covered! Asymmetrical bangs might be just what you are looking for. They are short on one side and long on the other, but neither have a corresponding side. We think they are a great look for 2018!

Long Fringe Bangs

You might be wondering, ‘What’s a fringe?‘ Well, just take a look at the photo above to get the idea right! A fringe is a choppy cut that can be applied to bangs or the hair overall. Fringe bangs are cut with a technique that makes them appear uneven and messy. But they’re purposely supposed to look that way! A long fringe is great for people who want to cover up their forehead or just want bangs around their eyebrow level.

Short Fringe Bangs

And if you are not really too concerned about concealing your face, you might opt for a short styled fringe instead. There are many different types of bangs, but we definitely love the short fringe more than most! It’s a very sophisticated and model chic look. 

Short Middle Part Bangs


Oh yes, the middle part is coming in hot this year! For a long time we sort of left it behind, but nowadays it’s making it’s comeback. And it looks fiercer than ever! You can choose to keep the bangs short and it will turn out like how it did on the model shown above! We adore it. 

Long Middle Part Bangs

Just like you can opt for short middle part styled bangs, you can also go for longer middle part styled bangs. Or you can let your short middle part bangs grow out and they will turn out like shown above. Bangs don’t have to be straight or across or altogether. You can really choose whatever type you like.

Wispy Bangs

Wispy bangs are a great starter when it comes to trying out bangs. They are simple and they pretty much look good on anybody! Wispy bangs are just bangs that have been extra thinned out to create a wispier look. It’s great if you don’t like the feeling of too much hair in your face.

Blunt Bangs

Now, fair warning when it comes to blunt bangs: They don’t work on just anyone. If you have a heavier set face or a super round one, blunt bangs will only accentuate them. So it’s best to find a different type of bang if you don’t want that to happen. However, if you have a more angular, skinnier face they will definitely complement you.

Razor Cut Bangs

Razor cut bangs are making their rounds once again. It was a very common style seen back in the early 2000s. This was time when the ‘scene’ and ’emo’ styles were prevelant in fashion. But we say it’s best to never let a good thing die out for good. So we want to bring them back! Razor cut bangs are bangs cut by a razor, but it’s best to have a professional do it with the proper tool. 

Long Pixie Bangs

Pixies are beautiful on their own, but why not add the right type of bangs for you. If you have a pixie, you can keep your bangs a little longer to create a softer style. What’s not to love about them? They’re totally adorble!

Short Pixie Bangs

And just like there are long bangs for a pixie cut, there are also short bangs for a pixie cut. This is a great option if you don’t want your look to appear too soft. You can keep your look much edgier with this type of bang. 

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