Check out any YouTube video tutorial on curtain bangs styling and you’ll soon notice a common theme in the comments. Lots of us have no idea how to style them.
“I got curtain bangs but I couldn’t style them.”
“Just got my curtain fringe yesterday and before watching this video had no idea how to style it.”
“I cut them myself but cannot style them to save my life.”
Cutting Bardot bangs is one thing. But before you jump in with both feet you need to have a plan for how you’re going to style them after you do.
Because the last thing you need is to be looking at freshly washed hair asking yourself “Now what?”
To answer that we’ve got four videos to show you four different ways to do them up right. Using various techniques and tools.
Those videos are also the perfect complement to the article on our site covering how to do curtain bangs from three stylists’ point of view of cutting them.
Ready to kick things off?
Curtain Bangs Styling Tips, Tools and Tutorials
- Classic Round Brush and Blow Dryer Technique
- Blow Drying Brush
- Snap On Hair Roller
- Short Thick Hair Styled With Round Brush and Dryer
VIDEO #1: Styling With A Round Brush, Blow Dryer Finished With A Flat Iron
Here’s a quick video demonstration of styling your Bardots with a round brush and hair dryer. Then finishing them off with a flat iron.
Interesting she admitted to hating hers at first. Then she learned to style them.
So if you’re ready to go from hating your curtain bangs to being in love with them here’s what it takes.
This video has two must see clips.
So I’ve teed them both up rather than having you wade through more than 13 minutes of video for four minutes of the vital bang styling stuff.
The first clip shows her round brush technique which she uses to achieve her modern vintage look.
The second shows how she uses her flat iron to create the flip some seek. Perfect if haven’t figured out how to get them to stay swooping out and not curling in.
Oh and before you hit play a word about the nemesis of bangs lovers everywhere.
Pesky cowlicks in the wrong place doesn’t have to mean you can’t curtain bang it. So should they inhabit your world you’ll need to know how to manage them. As our “You Can Get Perfect Curtain Bangs Even With A Cowlick” look at handling those little devils proves.
Here’s how to blow dry your curtain bang like a pro for a perfect face framing fringe every time!
Featured Tools: Ceramic round brush and blow dryer
Tip: Always blow dry your fringe first. That keeps them from air drying in some wonky shape requiring you rewet them to properly shape them.
- Middle part your hair
- Separate out your fringe
- Rewet as needed
- Round brush while blow drying – redirecting the hair back to create volume
Key Takeaway: Master her round brushing technique stat!
Roll the fringe on the brush almost like a Velcro roller – then continuously rotate the brush back and away from your face while blasting with blow dryer until it’s 100% dry. This gives your bangs both volume and a bend.
Now if that two-minute clip has you curious to know more we’ve got a great beginners guide for blow drying.
It reveals the deets on how to blow dry curtain bangs to near perfection every time. Using nothing more than a blow dryer and a round brush.
This method is different than most. In that she flat irons away without splitting the fringe in two. So thought it was worth a look.
Featured Tool: 1 Inch Flat Iron
- Separate out your fringe
- Maybe hit with a spritz of heat protectant
- Flat iron
- Position using your fingers as needed
Key Takeaway: Get your brain around her flat ironing technique.
- Lift the bangs straight up
- Clamp them just off the scalp with the flat iron.
- Twist the tool 90 degrees or a quarter of a turn twisting away from your face.
- Then pull the tool straight up through your hair.
Bonus: She shows how to recover should you mess up. Spoiler Alert: Just straighten and try again.
Also don’t forget to spritz on your heat protectant. It’s important.
Yeah I know this look may not be loved by everyone. The extra swoopiness may be more than you prefer.
But it is another way to style them. One that gets them to flick out more like Farrah Fawcett’s iconic style.
Of course if you want the full blown styling curtain bangs guide you’ll want to check out what we got at the other end of that link.
VIDEO #2: Styling With A Blow Dryer Brush and Foam Velcro Rollers?
But what if you have a blow dryer brush and don’t want to go back to a round brush?
No worries. Here’s how to use that insanely popular tool along with Velcro rollers to create curtain bangs to die for.
Okay so with this tutorial she prefers to use her Revlon One Step Air brush on wet bangs rather than a round brush. Although she quickly shows the round brush technique too.
Not that different really. But this legendary tool lets her effortlessly creating salon-level volume without hardly trying.
- Blow dryer brush
- Sponge foam rollers
- Dry shampoo
Featured Tool: Blow Dryer Brush
- Spritz bangs with water
- Work the blow dryer brush
- Roll up onto the foam roller for 10 minutes or until cool to the touch
- Optional: Spray the roots along the hairline with dry shampoo.
Tip: Why the dry shampoo? It keeps your bangs from getting super oily, a common problem given they live off your forehead. When they get oily they tend to go all flat and volumeless. This keeps that from happening.
Key Takeaway: She explains how to use to this tool to redirect your hair building in crazy volume.
So after the reveal what did you think of these bangs styling tips?
Now girls with curls need their own styling tricks. Because your success going with the curly version of the Goldie Hawn look depends more on technique than tools. Still we’re certain curtain bangs do work with natural curly hair if you know how.
Should you wish to know how to flaunt these look-at-me bangs you just click the link.
VIDEO #3: Using Nothing More Than An Ordinary Snap On Hair Roller
This a super simple styling tutorial using a snap on roller combined with the heat from a pass over the fringe with a flat iron.
While most of this video isn’t about styling the bangs it’s only three minutes.
However there’s no need to watch it all unless you want to.
She puts the roller in around timestamp: 0:20
Then takes it out and finishes styling around 2:30
Note that this is done on dry hair. Given that you will need to leave the roller in a while. She suggested leaving it in for at least an hour.
Featured Tool: Snap on hair roller like these
- Separate out the bangs
- Straighten with flat iron
- Roll the hair on the roller with it under the bangs – if that makes sense
- Leave in for an hour or more
Key Takeaway: The longer you leave the roller in the more volume you’ll end up with.
I’d be tempted to put the roller into slightly damp hair and see what happens. Bangs dry quick. As well as see what applying light weight volumizing styling products might do.
VIDEO #4: Short Thick Hair Styled With Round Brush and Dryer
Curtain bangs are rumored to look best on girls with long hair. Wanted to dispel that with a video of styling them on thick shoulder grazing tresses that look just ah-some.
- Round brush
- Creaseless clips (like these)
- Blow dryer
- Optional: dry shampoo
Featured Tools: Ceramic round brush and blow dryer
- Separate out the fringe
- Wet it down using the comb
- Comb it straight down
- Blow dry while combing down until damp
- Part in the middle clipping one side out of the way
Using the round brush, brush down, twist up and aim the dryer at the bang’s underside while pulling the brush through your fringe. This is what creates the trademark swoop.
Repeat until the hair is dry.
She then clips it in place so as it cools the flip sets. Waiting about 10 minutes or so for things to cool down.
Remove the clips. Unleash the rest of your hair. Then give things a really good zhuzh to fluff your hair up.
Apply the dry shampoo as needed for extra volume.
Obviously as you can see this video is the closest we get to exploring curtain bangs with wavy hair here.
And yeah. You’re right. It’s not very close.
But we do have an entire post devoted to the topic of bangin’ Bardot bangs for those with glorious done-to-look-undone waves. And it’s just a click away.
So if you want to know about styling this fringe with Type 2 hair I’m guessing the unwritten rules we discovered are a must know for you.
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