Curly heads watch out, these hairstyles are for you! The combination of curls and bangs has become one of the hottest hairstyle trends of 2021 lately, and for good reason. A pony hairstyle gets a special extravagance with natural curls, so that the result looks both chic and casual and is guaranteed to attract everyone’s attention. If you want to add bangs to your curly mane (or you already have them and are looking for some inspiration for a hairstyle) then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to discover 21 incredibly chic ways to wear curly hair with bangs, including variations for the short bob with curls and bangs and curly hair with straight bangs! The curly fringe trend is convincing with different hair lengths and types of curls.
Long bob with curls and bangs
The bob hairstyles have been totally in trend for several years. If you want to join the bob trend but want a bit more length, your best bet is to go for a long bob haircut. The praise is the epitome of the cool girl haircut and the good news is that it looks amazing even on curly hair! The long bob is typically cut at shoulder height (either just above, just before or just below the shoulder) and can also be a little longer in the front than in the back.
To a curly lob, an oblique pony, or the so-called side pony, is quite popular and especially flatters women with a heart-shaped and oval face shape. A long bob with straight bangs, on the other hand, is super beneficial for long faces.
To style your curls, apply a curl gel or styling lotion to clean, towel-dried hair and then blow-dry it with a diffuser or let it air dry.
Tie your curly hair in a casual bun at the top of your head, but be sure to let a few strands of pony fall loosely over your face! This quick and easy updo with bangs gives you the perfect balance of effortlessness and elegance. Even stars like Rita Ora and Leona Lewis opted for this gorgeous curly hairstyle when they appeared on the red carpet.
By the way, you can find more hairstyle ideas with natural curls in this article.
The high bun with curls and falling strands by Rita Ora exudes boho vibes
Leona Lewis wears the trend hairstyle on the red carpet
High bun with straight bangs, curly hair and glasses
Curls + smooth bangs
Who says you have to keep your entire mane curly? For a contrast in structure, you can combine curls with sleek bangs. Use a round brush and blow dryer to blow dry your bangs smooth after you shower, then style the rest of the hair as you normally would.
Forehead fringes also optimally conceal forehead wrinkles
Narrow faces in particular benefit from a full mane
Half-length hair + parting in the middle
You don’t have to wear the bangs straight and at eyebrow level. In fact, long bangs look very trendy on natural curls with a center parting. This creates a face-framing effect that particularly flatters oval face shapes.
Underline your open and cheerful personality with a hairstyle that is just as happy! Space buns look great on curly hair, but when paired with a pony, the result is even more beautiful.
The hairstyle is ideal for little girls too
The actress and singer Janelle Monáe wears the space buns hairstyle on the red carpet
Shaggy bob with curls and bangs
The Shaggy Bob is the perfect combination of two popular haircuts: the Shag Cut and the Bob. The Shaggy Bob moves somewhere between a chin-length and shoulder-length bob, but is wilder and messier than the classic bob haircut! It’s a great option for curly hair as the bob is cut in layers, which creates a great curl curl. This curly haircut looks great when paired with straight bangs.
Curtain fringe in the style of the 60s and 70s
To emphasize your natural curl structure, apply a curl-enhancing hair cream to damp hair from roots to ends and knead the hair with your fingers. Then blow-dry your hair upside down with a diffuser. Since the English term shaggy means shaggy or swirled around, the hair can look deliberately undone and rocky.
Shaggy bob that ends at chin length
Long bob with bangs that ends at eyebrow level
Levels bring out the curls stronger
Shaggy Curly Bob with Bangs and Glasses
The trend hairstyle looks messy and also a bit rebellious
Curls and frayed bangs
Not sure if a thick, full pony would suit you? Give it a try with loose, fringed bangs, also known as wispy bangs, and let a few short curls dangle over your forehead. Wispy is translated as “fine, thinned out” in German. With this pony hairstyle you have a free choice: you can either put the bangs in the limelight or simply push them to the side and tuck them away.
The wispy bangs are slightly tiered to the sides
The fringed bangs can also be worn parted in the middle
Do you want your long hair back on your neck? Tie your locks in a high, sweeping ponytail at the top of the back of your head – without the bangs, of course – and let the ends of your hair fall forward over your forehead. In this way, you can also conjure up a fake pony with your own hair.
A high ponytail with bangs also looks great on corkscrew curls
Half bun with bangs
The half-open high bun, still known as the half bun or half-up top knot, has been an ongoing trend in recent years, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to go away anytime soon. Part your hair from ear to ear and twist the top section into a topknot, leaving the bangs free. How stylish!
The half bun can be wonderfully combined with two strands at the front
Long hair with layers and bangs
If you have curly hair, there is no way you should go for a haircut that has only length and no structure. Very often, thick curls without steps take on a triangular shape. A step cut with long layers (and bangs!) Provides more movement for curly hair. As the name suggests, the distance from the shortest step to the rest of the hair should be larger.
The step cut creates shape and volume in natural curls
Highlights add depth to the hair
Slicked down hairstyle
Curly hair is known to have more volume and body than other hair types. For a contrasting look, you can smooth the top section or one side of your hair back and secure it with a trendy bar or two clips. Leave the rest of your curls open.
Curls pinned to the side
Curls + long bangs
As a general rule, curly hair looks best with long bangs. Opt for a length that gently plays around your eyebrows, or even a little longer as the curls pull together when dry.
A curly fringe gives angular facial features a soft expression
Curly Pixie – short hairstyle with curls and bangs
Want to try short curly hair with bangs? Then go for a pixie haircut. We really love this look, and so will you! A curly pixie paired with long oblique bangs is one of the trendiest short hairstyles for natural curls in 2021.
The curly pixie is also perfect for women with gray hair
Curly short haircut with bangs
The asymmetrical look looks very modern
Pixie cut combined with micro bangs
For a professional, elegant look, style your curly hair in a low bun. With this hairstyle, your curly bangs take center stage.
Curls hairstyle with hair towel
An accessory can turn your hairstyle from simple to chic in no time! We love the look of a hair towel when paired with curls and bangs. Place the scarf behind your ears so that your bangs are the focus of your look. Think of the hair towel as a separator between bangs and length. You can find more hairstyle ideas with hair towels in our article.
Hairstyles with a bandana are perfect for natural curls
A messy bun can also be pepped up with a bandana
Curls with bangs and a deep ponytail
Another ponytail hairstyle for natural curls: wear your curly hair tied in a deep ponytail and let your bangs hang over your forehead. There are bonus points if you combine this hairstyle with a hair scarf or other hair accessory!
Make sure you also create volume on the top of your head
With a low ponytail and hair clips you conjure up a high-end look
With a few glittering hair clips, this ponytail looks particularly glamorous
Curls + blunt bangs
Are you ready to unleash the full potential of the curly fringe trend? Then a thick, blunt pony is for you. It can reach to the eyebrows or end just below the brows. It depends on how much of your face you want to cover up.
Full bangs, layered cut and copper hair color
Party Ponytail – Half-open hairstyle for long hair with curls
Do you like to wear your hair half open? Here’s a pretty simple hairstyle, but one that has something striking about it. Part your hair from ear to ear and tie the top section of hair in a small ponytail. Leave the rest of your hair open. How chic! You can let the pony fall loosely or tie it into the ponytail.
This is how Khloe Kardashian wears the party ponytail
Pigtails – hairstyle with 90s charm
Get inspiration from your childhood and combine your curly bangs with two open braids. You know what to do: part your hair in half and tie two ponytails on each side of your head. Combined with a curly pony, this nostalgic hairstyle gets a trendy makeover.
Curls with oblique bangs
You don’t have to wear the traditional straight bangs if you are in doubt that it will visually shorten your face too much! If you’d rather slowly get to grips with the curly fringe trend, your best bet is to have long angled bangs cut for you.
Low space buns
Are the high-tied space buns a little too girly for you? If you still love the look, consider their more casual alternative: low space buns. Part your hair in the middle or on the side, then make two small buns on either side of your head at the nape of your neck. This hairstyle also looks great in combination with a side braided pony.
With braids you can get the bangs off your face