You’ve likely heard and read many good things about curtain aka Bardot bangs.
Your feeds may still be overflowing with images of celebs and commoners alike sporting them.
Or you took in all those reasons why you should do curtain bangs we laid out here.
So you ready to grab your scissors?
Call your stylist?
Well there’s nothing like a video that fleshes out some important thinks abouts to help you get your best curtain fringe.
What we found is just one of the best overview videos on the Bardot fringe.
And clearly explained.
I guarantee you’ll learn something.
It thoroughly covers who should and maybe shouldn’t get “see-through” bangs. Plus the stylist shares other good to know info for the Bardot bangs curious.
- VIDEO: Who Should Get Bardot Bangs Tutorial
- Are Curtain Bangs Good For Round Or Square Faces?
- What About Fine Hair?
- Thick Hair?
- Do They Work For Curly Girls?
- Straight Hair?
- Can You Have Curtain Bangs With A Cowlick?
- Are Curtain Bangs Good With Ponytails?
- More Tips and Thinkabouts
- How To Style Curtain Bangs With Round Brush Or Flat Iron
Naturally we filled in any gaps with a tip or two of our own.
Oh and speaking of curious. For those who feel they can never recreate the fringe they walk out of the salon with, well, it can be frustrating.
So if you’re feeling you’re not living your best curtain bang life how about a little help in the styling department? It could just be you’re styling your curtain bangs wrong. If so you might find the tricks we share so helpful.
Anyway, on with the show you came here for. Help with figuring out if you should get Bardots.
Ideal Brigitte Bardot Bangs Tutorial For Beginners
Here’s some of the highlights shared about this fringe that is so deliciously 70s.
Are Curtain Bangs Good For Round Or Square Faces?
He confirms face shapes play a key role when it comes to any bang. Surprisingly, just not so much with this one.
For example with round or square faces you can create the illusion of slimness with this fringe. Making it your new bestie as the feathery tendrils flutter down the side of your face.
So yeah. Girls with round or square faces definitely get to play here. Benefiting from the slimming effect. And softness and face framing benefits you get with this fringe.
Are Curtain Bangs Good For Fine Hair?
When it comes to texture those with fine hair are winners here too.
But you should mentally prepare for some more styling time. Unfortunately these probably won’t be a wash and wear option for you.
Still there are moves you can make with your round brush or curling iron to create almost effortless glam. And by glam I mean volume. 🙂
Or doing things like using dry shampoo.
Or wrapping your finer strands up and back on a round brush. Then blasting the exposed roots at your hair line with a diffuser armed blow dryer to build in some volume at the roots.
Tip: Your diffuser will let you direct the heated air precisely where you need it. It’s the key to pro level bang styling.
Another trick is flipping the banged up hair from side to side using your fingers to direct things until the dryer has it like 70% to 80% dry.
Finally bangs tend to dry fast. So most find medium heat and low air give you time to work your magic with your dryer.
Are Curtain Bangs Good For Thick Hair?
Girls with thick hair face similar problems as those with fine. But not for the reasons you might think.
Styling effort will be needed for them to be shaped so they lay right. You know, more flowy than chunky?
Now if your round brush mastery falls a bit short you might have more luck with a hair dryer brush like the Revlon One-Step. Get ready for salon-level final results.
Flipped up and going full on Farrah Fawsett can be so much fun. Thick hair makes it easier to achieve that look.
Of course these face framers always grow out. Fast.
Suddenly knowing how to trim your own curtain bangs takes on added importance. And that’s what we share in our detailed post on doing just that. And without messing them up too!
Are Curtain Bangs Good For Curly Hair?
Curly girl, huh?
Know what’s most important here? Finding someone with experience in cutting curly hair.
And if they pull out their trusty flat iron or round brush, well, that’s a sure fire sign they aren’t the one. They’re looking to straighten first cut second. Nope!
The key with doing these with curly hair is for you to be all in on the curly.
That means going to the salon curly.
Getting your fringe cut curly. And dry. Cause that’s the only way to have any idea of how they’re going to lay.
Not following that rule opens you up to big problems. Not the least of which stems from the unexpected natural shrinkage curls are prone to.
Then suddenly you’re relegated to living life with micro bangs until they grow out. Not fun.
Anyway that’s the short answer. But what if you want to know more about life with curls and a French-girl fringe? If so a quick read of our article Rockin’ Curtain Bangs On Natural Curly Hair might be a good idea.
Are Curtain Bangs Good For Straight Hair?
Length matters with straight hair.
So the first step is determining how long they need to be to be most flattering. After that it’s a piece of cake.
Straight hair can also get a boost from texture or volumizing spray.
These bangs are so popular because when styled right they stay swept off your face and out of your eyes.
That’s by design. Meaning that even after four to six weeks of growth they’re not kissing your eyelashes like blunt bangs might. Which can be so annoying not to mention obnoxious.
Can You Have Curtain Bangs With A Cowlick?
Good question. What about cowlicks?
No doubt a cowlick can make these guys more challenging. But that’s true with practically any bang, isn’t it?
Get this stylist’s thoughts on working around these style disruptors.
Your takeaway here should be to attend to your bangs right away if you’re working with a cowlick. That way you can shape them how you want before they dry on their own.
This saves you the headache of rewetting to overcome whatever weirdness they thought was their look of the day.
Oh and if you’re interested in learning more we explored the ins and outs of curtain bangs and cowlicks. Plenty of good stuff to be found at the end of that link.
Are Curtain Bangs Good With Ponytails?
These are great for those who love them some ponytails.
Which may be you if you work out a lot, spend time outside, live in hot climate or just want to keep your hair off your neck.
Now if we were being totally honest here there aren’t a lot of face shapes that look just amazing when your hair is pulled back into pony. Such a style just doesn’t enhance the pretty. Know what I mean?
Curtain bangs to the rescue.
This fringe provides a point of interest using nothing but your hair to zhuzh up your look. Even when you most of your hair is up up and away.
More Tips and Thinkabouts
Then here’s a hint for anyone looking for helpful inspo who isn’t yet flashing this perfectly imperfect 70s face framer.
As you scan through your Instagram or TikTok feeds look for someone flaunting their modern Brigitte with a similar face shape as yours.
Note how long they are wearing them.
How do they fall around their face.
What other little tricks might they be using?
Things like that are good to know.
Tip: While this fringe is very sexy and opens up your face in way that is very flattering it may not be best for triangular face shapes.
That’s not to say those with enough tricks up their sleeve can’t pull them off.
What to ask for? It may not be as simple as you think.
Right now the term “curtain bangs” doesn’t always communicate what you want. In some ways it’s become synonymous with any bang.
Plus believe it or not, not all stylists got the email about how to cut Bardot bangs.
Instead do this to make it more likely you get what you want. Bring inspirational photos of the cut you’re going for.
Being able to show your stylist is much more helpful than trying to verbalize what you’re looking for.
Doing so cuts down on the possibility of miscommunication and disappointment.
Circling back to very very fine hair. That can be quite challenging. Especially if it means half you hair has to be devoted to the bang to get a decent one.
Hair redirected to a fringe is weight (and volume) you’re taking away from the sides. Which can thin volume out where you can least afford it.
Sure styling products can help.
As can knowing the right moves to make as far as styling techniques go.
Just so you realize those with very fine hair are also not necessarily the best candidates for curtain bangs.
It can be done. But will take more work and know how.
Now clearly no curtain bangs video would be complete without sharing at least a few tips for styling them, right?
How To Style Curtain Bangs With Round Brush Or Flat Iron
When it comes to styling don’t make this harder than it has to be. It’s pretty much Bangs Styling 101 – Curtain Fringe Edition.
I felt the products he suggested tend to be a little pricey. So I’ve included a couple more budget friendly choices.
Anyway, depending on your texture you’ll likely need a big enough round brush.
He recommends an inch and half. This is enough brush for most lengths of curtain bangs. And should suffice when combined with your trusty blow dryer.
If you could use more hair drying help how about this? We’ve got another article that shares the five unwritten rules. They are a must know for anyone interested in how to blow dry curtain bangs.
When done I’m pretty sure you’ll think to yourself your “see through” fringe has never looked so good.
While those who know their way around flat or curling irons may prefer those.
Plus you may want to find a texturizing product that gives your hair a little bit of hold and lots of body.
When it comes to texturizing spray, if you don’t have a fav, one drugstore option might be Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture spray.
Another wildly popular and lower priced choice that might could work – got2b Beach Trippin’ Texturizing spray.
Either might be a way to pick up some volume without weighing your hair down.
Naturally your mileage may vary. And there are plenty of other possibilities if these don’t move the needle for you.
Pro Tip: Ceramic Brush 101
As you know a ceramic round brush can multiply your efforts. The barrel heats up fast. It holds heat longer. Adding smoothness and volume to your bangs.
Plus being ionized it can cut down on the two dreaded Fs – flyaways and frizz.
With the added benefit of faster drying times which reduces the risk of heat damage.
Now if you have coarser hair you may need a hot iron to get on top of your bangs. The heat will help give the hair the shape you seek better. And do it so it lasts the entire day – not until you sit down in your cubicle.
Finishing off with a light hold hair spray can give your bangs a fighting chance against humidity
All and all curtain bangs are a good way for many to add some pizzaz to your look. Done right they draw attention to your eyes, make your cheek bones pop, or both.
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