First curtain bangs were hotter than ever likely thanks to the lock downs.
Yet they don’t seem to have missed a beat since the salons have reopened either.
But there’s still a problem. Too many first timers have no idea how to style their once flirty fringe.
So maybe that’s why you’re here.
Exasperation over getting them to swoop just right might also explain the avalanche of online videos on styling them.
So my guess is…
You’ve discovered these fresh sweeping, face framers.
You’ve discovered how great they are for changing your look without doing anything crazy.
You’ve also discovered getting them to be super cute at home ain’t always easy.
All of which puts styling techniques front and center.
Of course if you’re still in the should I get curtain bangs camp the article at the end of that link should help. But I digress.
Otherwise what tools you use to style this 70s style fringe may play a role in how effortlessly chic they are for you.
Some bang goddesses use flat irons.
Others favor curling irons.
Others still go with rollers.
Then there’s blow drying which may be the most important of all.
Which is why how to style curtain bangs with a hair dryer and round brush is our focus here. We’ll explore the others in part two of our look at curtain bangs styling.
But since how to blow dry curtain bangs is such a commonly asked question let’s start there, okay?
How To Style Curtain Bangs With Straight Or Somewhat Wavy Hair
This first video clip demonstrates a commonly used technique most YouTubers with straight or even somewhat wavy hair use.
In literally 90 seconds beginners will know all that’s needed to get their swoop back using a round brush and blow dryer. This quick tutorial pretty much takes the mystery, not to mention anxiety, out of styling this fringe.
- First you blow dry the bang towards your face (down over your forehead) for volume with the hair wrapped over the top of the twirling round brush.
- Then you blast each half back and to the side with the hair on the underside of the brush to get that highly desired bouncy bend and swoop.
Tip: Attaching the nozzle makes it easier to direct the heated air where you want it.
So there you go! A simple, yet proven, two step routine to help you get your newly minted French-girl bangs swooping just right.
But wait! There’s more. Three more videos in fact. For those who are serious about mastering this skill. And for sure you don’t want to miss the seven styling tips all but guaranteed to make your life easier.
More On How To Style Curtain Bangs With A Hair Dryer And Round Brush
Because by now you should have figured out that curtain bangs are a great way to make a high impact change. All without setting yourself up for a lot of fringe maintenance nonsense. I mean who has time for that anyway, right?
The best way to keep things on easy-breezy terms is to learn how to blow dry them right.
Got got it. This is absolutely the key to success with these center parted wisps that Brigitte Bardot made famous back in the day.
So for those who want more than that first video explained we looked high and low to find these three additional tutorials. Each reveals clues that can quickly turn you in a bangs styling rock star.
Ready? Grab your blow dryer, big round brush – then do what these girls do.
Now if you’re looking for a start to finish over view this one is exactly what you need.
In about three minutes you’ll be taken through why blow drying your bangs before you do ANYTHING else is critical.
She also demonstrates how to blow dry them to encourage them to lay the way you want them to.
Plus you’ll learn how to use your round brush to give your fringe body boost. While noticeably plumping up what can other-wise be limp locks.
The final step involves shaping them so you end up with the trademark swoop when done.
This easy to follow video shows you the exact steps to take for totally awesome bangs. Promise.
BIG TAKEAWAY: If you’re wondering if a middle part is optional, it’s not. I mean think about it. If you’ve got a side part that by definition really means you’ve got side bangs, no?
Anyway if you recently took curtain bangs for a spin only to realize you have no idea how to style them yourself this will help.
Unwritten Rules For Blow Drying Bangs
RULE #1: Blow dry your bangs right away so they don’t have any chance to air dry. Air dried bangs don’t lay right.
RULE #2: For best results curtain bangs need to be blown from side to side and downwards. You see this technique used again and again in how to style curtain bang videos.
RULE #3: Keep in mind the size of the round brush depends on how long your curtain bangs are. The longer the bang the bigger the diameter needed to effectively do the job.
RULE #4: Don’t forget the nozzle on your dryer. Use it to concentrate the heat and direct the airflow down your strands.
RULE #5: After blow drying the rest of your hair revisit the bangs to reshape them. You know, to make sure they’re doing what you want them to do?
Maybe after watching this video you’ll start to see that curtain bangs might really be as effortless as some claim.
But if you’re not yet quite sold here’s another super helpful peek behind the scenes.
You’ll see what she does is similar but slightly different. One difference is the cold blast at the end to set the hair. Always a good idea, no?
- Wrap your bangs from side to side – aka the right (and left) way to do it
- Using your round brush pull forward down towards your forehead
- Then back, up and release
Point being, use the right technique and your bangs just kinda fall into place. Assuming the iconic shape almost by magic.
It’s all about how you hold the round brush. How you direct the hair down, forward and then up, back and release.
Did you think for even a second a blow dryer and round brush could produce such perfectly amazing bangs?
I hope you’re starting to feel like you got this. So why not close out with a video that shares a couple of super easy hacks that might be game changers. Or bangs styling tips the others didn’t.
So please press play one more time.
BIG TAKEAWAY #1:
For some success is all about over directing. She shares exactly how she over directs the bang to the opposite side.
Know why? It’s a great cure for flat bangs.
It’s also a great way to use the blow dryer to create the volume at the root you want and likely need.
BIG TAKEAWAY #2:
The other trick to take away from this video is to pin them up to give them time to cool down after blow drying in the awesome. Not something that immediately jumps to mind. But so clever.
Listen. Success with this style of bangs sometimes nothing more than training them to do what you want them to. This is two ways to do just that.
7 Curtain Bangs Styling Tips That Will make Your Life Easier
Let’s round out this curtain bangs styling overview with a few more tips that will help you hold onto the swish.
TIP: Dry with the nozzle up close and personal to the roots to create some serious lift.
TIP: Dry forward to create the fall and bend you need.
TIP: Notice the big round brushes being used in the videos? That’s a key to successful blow drying of your curtains. It was pretty much a constant in ALL the styling videos we watched.
The other thing about round brushes we noticed? Many YouTubers use the Olivia Garden Nano Thermic Ceramic Ion round brush. It conveniently comes in a variety of diameters. Making it perfect for all lengths of Bardot bangs.
TIP: Finish off and add hold by pinching the “curtain” closed and spritzing with hair spray to complete the swag.
Don’t like that?
TIP: Do a texturizing spray shot at the ends of your freshly styled bangs. The idea is to give the ends just a tad bit more charisma and personality. Hello! Texture spray is the trick you need to know to ‘Zhuzh’ up your mane to the next level. For real.
TIP: Texturizing products, like dry shampoo, can be life savers. Living where they do, these guys tend to eagerly sop up the oil off your forehead. Yet you don’t want to have to wash and style them every day. Instead refresh and volumize with a little dry shampoo.
TIP: Finish it. Using a medium-hold hairspray to keep your curtain bangs in place. Keeping in mind with bangs and products less is always more.
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