Curtain Bangs, Wavy Hair. 20 Inspirational Styles!

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Curtain bangs are everywhere at the moment. Seems like almost everyone’s sporting them… well almost everyone with straight hair! Curtain bangs are most often showcased on those with straight hair, which makes you kind of wonder if wavy hair and curtain bangs even work together.

Despite wavy hair not getting as much attention when it comes to styles that suit curtain bangs, we are here to level the playing field. We’ve put together 20 curtain bangs for wavy hair styles to give you a bit of inspiration before your next hair appointment.


Curtain Bangs Wavy Hair Syles

If you have wavy hair, not to worry because curtain bangs and wavy hair go together like cupcakes & frosting or piña coladas & tiny umbrellas or bacon and… well anything – you get the idea.

Curtain bangs with wavy hair create face-framing pieces that perfectly complement a wavy texture, while highlighting facial features and flattering just about any face shape.

#1. Wavy Bob With Curtain Bangs

Soft waves and short curtain bangs are perfect for finer hair, giving it more volume. The outward flipping shorter bangs create a peek-a-boo moment, drawing attention to the eyes.

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#2. Long Wavy Hair With Short Curtain Bangs

Got good cheekbones? Own them! Taking the edge off a blunt fringe, short curtain bangs soften features while highlighting cheekbones.

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#3. Stacked Wavy Bob With Curtain Bangs

For those of you with thicker hair and a rounder face shape, this is a beautifully flattering style. Shorter curtain bangs feather out to seamlessly blend into the rest of the hair.

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#4. Long Waves with Long Curtain Bangs

Chin-length curtain bangs with a long layered, choppy cut gives this style a bit of an edge. Rather than seamlessly blending in, these face-slimming curtain bangs are a feature in their own right, giving this style a more tousled, urban vibe.

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#5. Curly Curtain Shag

Shag haircuts are immensely popular right now. And when it comes to a fringe with a shag, curtain bangs are a no-brainer. The blending on the curtain bangs makes for a more subtle transition than a blunt fringe, playing up the texture and movement in curly hair.

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#6. Flippy Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs that flip or turn outwards create the look of curtains literally being pulled back to highlight your face. While wavy, layered full volume hairstyles can often take centre stage, these curtain bangs make sure the spotlight is on you, not just your hair.

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#7. Thick Shag With Layered Curtain Bangs

For thick hair, a wavy shag cut and layered curtain bangs are a match made in heaven. The layering throughout lightens the load of excess bulk, giving hair volume without the heaviness.

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#8. Wispy Bangs With Curtain Bangs

This is a style that is popping up all over the place combining a wavy choppy layered cut with curtain bangs that peel back to reveal a wispy fringe underneath. If you like the idea of curtain bangs but prefer a little more forehead coverage, these bangs are for you!

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#9. Layered Lob With Bardot Bangs

A layered bob with soft waves and short curtain bangs, also known as Bardot bangs, first made popular in the 60s by actress Brigitte Bardot, create a chic, elegant style. For a more casual feel, add a bit of texturizing spray and scrunch for a tousled look.

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#10. Curly Curtain Bangs With A Cowlick

Bangs and cowlicks don’t often work well together. But curtain bangs are one of the few exceptions to the rule. A center part with a cowlick allows curtain bangs to reveal more of your forehead and creates a face-slimming effect.

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#11. Long Feathered Curtain Bangs

Long curtain bangs that feather out go fantastically well with a shoulder-length wavy, textured cut, adding fullness to give even finer hair more volume.

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#12. Center-Parted Blended Curtain Bangs

There’s something so romantic about long wavy hair, curtain bangs, and a middle part. The soft, touchable waves paired with seamlessly blended curtain bangs offer a little peek of the eyes and accentuate cheekbones.

It creates an alluring, perfectly face-framing style that looks good on just about everyone.

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#13.  Beach Blonde With Curtain Bangs

If you’re looking for a beachy style, try a longer curtain fringe on wavy, tousled, blonde hair. This cut and color combo is a great way to get that casual beachy feel all year round.

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#14. Curly Curtain Bangs

Going from shorter in the center to longer on either side allows these curly curtain bangs to cascade down, perfectly framing the face and drawing attention to the eyes. Just remember there’s a difference between curly hair and wavy hair.

Curls will bounce back a lot shorter when cut, so make sure you choose a stylist that has experience cutting curly hair.

See Curly Hair With Bangs for more inspiration.

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#15. Ombre Waves With Curtain Bangs

Try adding an ombre to your wavy hairstyle with curtain bangs to take it to the next level. Whether you go for something more subtle like this black to smokey grey ombre or something a little bolder, like a blonde to fuschia ombre, adding a little well-placed color can completely transform your hairstyle.

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#16. Curly Wolf Cut With Sweeping Curtain Bangs

These center-parted curtain bangs add a touch of softness to a choppy layered wolf cut. The longer length allows for these curtain bangs to sweep to the sides without bunching up as curlier hair tends to do when cut shorter.

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#17. Long Seamless Curtain Bangs on Long Wavy Layers

Long layers add depth and dimension while long curtain bangs blend seamlessly to create a soft and romantic style. Longer curtain bangs also pair well with hair accessories and make for great face-framing updos.

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#18. Curtain Bangs With Face Framing Highlights

Curtain bangs are known for their face-framing effects. Take that a step further by adding highlights to the middle of your curtain bangs and to a few wisps around your jawline for the ultimate showcase.

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#19. Wavy Balayage With Straight Curtain Bangs

If you like waves, but a wavy fringe isn’t your thing, pairing straight bangs with a wavy style works amazingly well. If your hair is naturally wavy, this might require a bit of styling product, a blow dryer, and a good barrel brush in order to achieve this effect.

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#20. Side-Parted Curtain Bangs with Long Curly hair

A center part for curly curtain bangs tends to make for a more lightweight look. But side-parted curtain bangs add loads of volume with an allure of mystique.

If you are planning to go for the side part, you need to leave a fair bit of length to ensure your bangs blend in with the rest of the hair.

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Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).