Deciding to commit to bangs raises tons of questions. What style will be most flattering? How much maintenance will the new fringe require? Fortunately, finding the ideal bangs doesn’t require guesswork. We’ve done the research so you can discover beautiful, face-flattering fringe with confidence.

To find the best bangs for your face shape, consider styles that complement your features: curtain or side-swept bangs for round faces, any type for oval faces, long layered bangs for square faces, and soft, piecy side-swept bangs for heart-shaped faces. Each style enhances the natural symmetry and balance of the respective face shape.

Bangs have shed their immature reputation and blossomed into one of this year’s hottest trends. While middle school may conjure cringe-y memories, today’s fringe styles exude polished sophistication. From eyebrow-grazing curtains to playful, wispy shags, there’s a flattering fringe fit for every face shape. Read on to discover the ideal bangs to bring out your best features.

But before rushing off to the salon, narrow your options to the most enhancing bangs for your unique facial shape. Specific fringe styles create truly harmonious hair looks that amplify natural beauty rather than overwhelm it. Read on for expert-researched recommendations personalized to bring out your best features. Then breeze into your stylist’s chair with a flatteringly framed vision ready!

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Read on for a breakdown of both ideal fringe types and the face shapes they most enhance. With this insider intel, you’ll breeze through the decision-making and land precisely tailored, runway-worthy bangs!

1. Round Face Shape

How To Find The Best Bangs For Round Face Shape

For a round face, a short or long bob with curtain or wispy bangs or side-swept bangs are recommended.

Is this you? Round faces are, in fact, round. Your face’s symmetry is practically perfect, your jawline is not particularly angular, and the width and length of your face are pretty similar.

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Play up your features! While there’s no doubt that side swept is the most popular style of bang, they look especially flattering on round face shapes. The dimensional layers carve sheer flattery into full, curved cheeks. Simply part bangs dramatically towards one temple, extending the longest pieces to upper lip level. Avoid blunt fringe here – graduated ends offset roundness even further.

2. Oval Face Shape

The Best Bangs For Oval Face Shape
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Those with oval visages win big, suiting nearly every fringe imaginable. Symmetrical, face-framing curtain bangs best play up these harmoniously balanced features. The lighter, wispy texture keeps narrow ovals from appearing overly elongated. For fun and flirty options try:

  • Full bangs (above brows)
  • Side-swept fringe
  • Piece-y bangs

Ovals, enjoy exploring cuts at all lengths while spotlighting your stunning bone structure! The world of bangs bows open invitingly.

Is this you? Oval face shapes are the most side-by-side symmetrical of all the major face types. They have more length than a round-shaped face but are still soft at the chin.

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Play up your features! Pretty much any type of bang can be flattering on an oval face shape. Our personal favorite are thickly cut, straight across bangs with a slight curve on the sides to frame the eyes. They’re both a fun and sophisticated way to rock the look!

3. Square Face Shape

Bangs For Square Face Shape

For a square face, lengthy, full bangs that optimize symmetry and balance are recommended.

Is this you? If you get complimented on your killer jawline, you might have a square face shape. Most square faces have equally wide foreheads, cheekbones and a particularly defined jawline.

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Play up your features! Long, layered bangs that are tapered on the side help soften those strong, defined features and look killer on a square face shape.

4. Heart Face Shape

Best Bangs For Heart Face Shape

If you have a heart-shaped face, wispy bangs with long hair or straight-across heavy bangs that fall at your brow line are suggested.

Is this you? Heart-shaped faces are blessed with relatively wide foreheads and narrow chins, thus creating the heart shape.

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Play up your features! Soft, piecy, sideswept bangs look heavenly on heart-shaped faces. Ask your stylist to cut the bangs vertically rather than straight across. This gorgeous angle draws the attention away from your forehead toward your sparkling eyes.

With some simple guidelines on harmonizing fringe with facial features, you can now breeze into the salon ready to commit to gorgeous bangs. Remember to accurately ID your shape, from rounded circles to strong squared jawlines. Then reference the recommended bang styles to amplify natural beauty. Finally, embrace fringe with confidence knowing precisely which cut and shape plays up your unique proportions and bone structure.

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