Woman looking at bangs and trimming them in front of mirror.

Getting bangs can be a life-changing decision. It has the power to completely transform your look and make you feel like a brand-new person. However, the bad news is if you choose a style that doesn’t work well with your , it will look awkward until you grow it out. Yikes. To avoid any hair regrets, here are the best types of bangs, along with tips on styling them at home.

Wispy Bangs

Whether you have straight or , wispy bangs add a romantic vibe to your whole look. The feathery texture softens your facial features and gives the illusion of a thicker mane. Another plus is they require minimal upkeep while delivering maximum impact, making them the ideal choice for those who are always on the go.

Styling wispy bangs is a breeze. You can let them air dry for a bohemian-inspired vibe or straighten them with a flat iron if a sleeker finish is what you prefer.

Curtain Bangs

This ‘70s-style fringe is one of the most popular types of bangs. It’s split in the middle and hits right on the cheekbones, which helps slim your forehead and . Curtain bangs are long enough to be tucked behind the ears, which means you can have them on and off your face whenever you feel like it.

Unlike other styles, still look amazing even a year after getting the chop. But in terms of styling, you do need to put in more effort than usual. A round brush and hairdryer are your best friends. For an extra swooping effect, employ the help of a curling iron.

Side-Swept Bangs

Tired of the same old ? Flip your hair and give side-swept bangs a whirl. Once popularized by Paris Hilton and her (ex) BFFs, this is having a major moment, and dare we say, it’s much better than before. The modern side bangs are thick, bouncy, and effortlessly chic – a far cry from the piece-y and hairspray-laden version of the early 2000s.

On the other hand, maintaining side-swept bangs can be tricky when cowlicks and get in the way. To tame them, apply a small amount of hair oil and blow dry your hair downward. You can also style your bangs with cute hair clips to lock them in place while adding a fun and flirty flair to your ‘do.

Long, Shaggy Bangs

If you’re on the lookout for the types of bangs that won’t poke your eyes, you’ve found it. Long, shaggy bangs are beginner-friendly because they softly blend in with the rest of your hair. Even better, they don’t need regular trimming, which saves you more pesos in the long run.

In terms of length, they typically extend from the lips to the jawline. The shape frames your face nicely without a structured or heavy feel. As for styling them, you can let them be or curl them away from your face for a .

Bottleneck Bangs

You might wonder, “Are these the same as curtain bangs?” They’re similar, but bottleneck bangs are fuller and shorter. The middle section is cut a few inches below the eyebrows and fans out at the bottom, drawing attention to your eyes and cheekbones. 

Bottleneck is considered one of the best types of bangs for round faces. But that’s not to say it doesn’t look great on other face shapes. You can style it at home with a flat brush and texturizing spray. Tousle the roots and lightly brush the ends of your bangs for a carefree, windswept look.

Have you decided on which type you’re going to get? Know that your haircare products can make or break your new ‘do. Try using TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo to deeply cleanse your hair from buildup and impurities. The paraben- and dye-free formula helps replenish lost nutrients and keep your tresses soft. Pair it with TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner, which contains ginger and green tea. It locks in moisture and adds shine to your locks without weighing them down.

Take the leap and try out different types of bangs. After all, you only live once, and your hair will grow back eventually.