How To Style Baby Bangs in 5 Different Ways

No matter what kind of hair you have, here's your guide to styling baby bangs, the latest hairstyle trend, the right way.

Published On Oct 13, 2022 | Updated On Mar 07, 2024


Bluntly cut baby bangs have been doing the rounds among celebrity circles for a while now. These super short fringes are undoubtedly difficult to pull off, especially if you’re one to play it safe with your hairstyles. Baby bangs, or micro bangs as we know them, are not something you want to snip on a drunken night in front of your mirror at home. Poorly done, these baby bangs can go horribly wrong, making you want to stay undercovers till they grow out to a decent length. We don’t want that to happen to you. So, if you have decided to go the baby bangs way it’s best to find a professional salon and then learn how to style them correctly.

While we can’t help you cut them, we sure can help you style these two-inch tresses so you look your stunning best every day.

Baby bangs are super short fringes that add a new layer of style to your look and personality. Can you rock it? Well, that depends on your preference. When done right, they can flatter facial features, highlight cheekbones and draw attention away from broad foreheads. Unlike traditional bangs, baby bangs hang an inch or two on the forehead and look quite chic. You can choose a sleek blunt cut if you have straight hair. A soft tousled texture works well on wavy hair, while not-so-short baby bangs look great on women with dense curls.

Contrary to popular belief, baby bangs, if styled correctly, look great on wavy hair. The trick here is to cut them slightly longer as wavy hair tends to curl up. Taking the Y2K bangs and giving them a modern makeover, start by slowly cutting your fringe when the hair is dry. Be wary because curly and wavy hair will bounce back up, so take less hair in the first snip. Use a wide-mouth comb to brush out the bangs. You can crimp them with a dollop of hair cream. If you love your natural texture, let them set naturally. The silk straight route involves blow-drying the bangs till you achieve your desired smooth fringe.

For more ideas, check out these amazing Hairstyles For Curly Hair.

To achieve that picture-perfect sleek blunt look, you need to get regular trims to keep the baby bangs in check. But besides that, since these fringes fall on the forehead, they will tend to be oilier than the rest of your hair. When styling micro bangs, follow the ‘less is more’ trick for products. Comb the bangs forward with a fine-tooth comb, gently wrap them with a flat brush and blow dry to get that slightly bent blunt look. 

If you have a combination of straight and wavy hair, messy micro bangs work well. Apply a leave-in conditioner to damp hair and use a blow dryer to overwork those tresses. When the hair is almost dry just brush the bangs down and hold. If you have hair that is known to misbehave, use a pinch of hair wax to set the fringes in place. Don’t weigh them down, instead lightly scrunch through the curtain for a not-so-perfect look. It is one of the best Hairstyles For Medium Hair.

If you love the shaggy laissez-faire vibe, try these Em Rata-inspired shaggy bangs. The trick to getting polished shaggy bangs is to brush as you blow dry. It will give a natural finish to the micro bangs but is refined enough that you don’t look right out of bed. If you are looking for Haircuts For Thin Hair To Look Thicker, shaggy bangs with a long bob look great. 

One of the best hairstyles for diamond-shaped faces, the side-swept fringe is a classic look to begin with if it’s your first time with baby bangs. The slightly curved bangs draw attention to your cheekbones and allow you to enhance your best features when styling. Side-swept baby bang fringes are pretty easy to style once you’ve brushed them down straight. Use a styling gel and gently work them to the side as you blow dry the tresses for a complete set look.

These are five super trendy ways to style baby bangs. They may add to your hair styling routine, and monthly trims, and take away your precious locks, but micro bangs are nothing short of spectacular. An edgy hairstyle that will give you the appearance of a short haircut without losing out on the length. 

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