There is nothing like a good set of bangs to take your curls from drab to fab in just a few swift chops. Bangs have been making a big comeback as we see more and more naturalistas proudly rocking curly bangs (sans the straightener) and showing off their beautiful texture. We’ve seen celebrities like Zendaya and Rihanna sport the fringe whether they are growing them out, wearing them short, or layering them up next to a classic set of curls. Bangs were long believed to be a straight hair style, but no matter your curls type or texture, anyone can wear bangs, it’s all about selecting the right fringe for your face shape. The biggest aspect of wearing curly bangs is finding a combination of styling techniques and products that will highlight the bangs and make them blend in with your current hairstyle. 

Unsure of where to start? Here’s 25 photos of curly bangs that will have you running to your stylist to ask for bangs…ASAP.

1. Curly Baby Bangs

Photo: @veeaubreyy

Baby bangs are all about the face! If you have super tight or coily curls this is an excellent option that highlights the fringe and lets you grow out your bangs.

2. Windswept Fringe

Photo: @silverstrandsofglitter

Windswept bangs are all about the finer details of carefully styling each curl as it lays across your forehead.

3. Layered Bangs

Photo: @_anacrepaldi

Layers are a great way to warm up the face and give definition to your curls. If you aren’t ready to go for a short or blunt bang style this is a safe option.

4. Curly Short Hair With Bangs

Photo: @mynaturalsilvercrown

If you already have short hair then you are halfway home with this style. Bangs naturally compliment shorter hairstyles because your cut is already tailored to your face shape, your stylist does the rest.

5. Spiral Bangs

Photo: @suecurlysuee by @salonestique

Spiral bangs are an excellent way to not only elevate your curly style but give you face framing layers. These fun, bouncy bangs are perfect for loose or tight curls.

6. Ringlets

Photo: @aoki_hair

If you love to sport ringlets then this is a great bang style to consider since it accents your natural pattern.

7. Fluffy Bangs

Photo: @margaux.dawn

Fluffed up bangs are always great to make them look more voluminous and textured.

8. Seamless Layers 

Photo: @oliviacalabio

Layers can always bring life to limp curls and provide additional texture to your cut.

9. Curly Curtain Bangs

Photo: @edosalonandgallery

Curtain bangs are perfect for people with square or angular face shapes. They are wispy, effortless, and are all about accenting your texture.

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10. Sculptural Shape

Photo: @themonacut

One of the great perks of curly and coily hair is the amazing shapes you can create with an expert cut. This silhouette with short bangs in the front is no exception 

11. Mid-Length Shag With Shorter Bangs

Photo: @davidwbullen

Mid-length shags with shorter bangs are a staple of the curly bangs collection because it frames the face and allows for a textured shape across the forehead.

12. Face Framing Bangs


Sporting short hair always helps to compliment your bangs because a shorter style frames your face.

Check out: How to Cut and Style Curly Bangs, According to a Stylist

13. Side Fringe

Photo: @nubiarezo

If you prefer to have your bangs adorn your face, side swept bangs are perfect to manage instead of cutting straight across.

14. Side Swept Bangs

Photo: @mindy.gale

You can combine layers with a side swept look that will makes your curls full of definition and voluminous.

15. Wispy Fringe

Photo: @slickback_buttahtoast

If you love volume then this is the style for you! The wispy fringe has plenty of layers which enhances the volume and gives additional movement to your overall style.

16. Micro Spirals

Photo: @evelynsrizos

If you have a tighter or coily texture, rocking spiraled bangs can help with day to day maintenance and look good wet or dry.

17. Long Bangs

Photo: @dessa.malaquias

If you’re looking for big, fluffy curls, rocking long bangs can give you volume, balance, and shape.

18. Barely There Bangs

Photo: @behindthechair_com

The bangs that are so tiny, you just might miss them. These are not for the faint of heart and basically entail wispy curls that lay along your forehead.

19. French Bob Bangs

Photo: @sophiaroe

Our original baby bang queen Sophia Roe cut her long, signature curls into a short angled bob and gave us a new shape to aspire to.

20. Curly Shag

Photo: @raquelschair

The shag is a classic style that compliments any bang style because it keeps the curls out of the face and brings lift and life to long hair.

21. Textured Bangs

Photo: @themonacut

When you have a full head of curls, sometimes it’s time to get choppy. Textured bangs are easy to manage between washes and a fun way to showcase definition.

22. Super Size Curls

Photo: @cheverayuweldagoed

Volume is everything when it comes to bangs and you can style yours to be big and bold while blending into your natural cut.

23. Braided Bangs

Photo: @leratolicious1

If you’re rocking a protective style and have been considering braids, look no further, it’s a very achievable look. 

24. Wavy Curtain Bangs

Photo: by @nomadic_madam of @mermadge

If you’re a curly that loves the idea of bangs but dreads having them in your face this is a great bang style that separates the curls so they adorn your style.

25. Curly Bangs on Short Natural Hair

Photo: @serratostyle

Ready to schedule a haircut for curly bangs? Here’s what to ask your stylist for:

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Bangs can give lift and definition to every curl pattern from Type 2 to Type 4. If you don’t mind the maintenance of regular trims, this is a fun cut that everyone should try at least once!

Desiree Johnson

Desiree Johnson

Desiree is a passionate writer who loves to advocate for multiracial and diverse audiences in her writing. She enjoys writing and creating content that challenges and inspires people whether that's through a blog or social media management. As a Content Specialist in Austin, Texas she writes marketing content to help people improve their websites. She is passionate about diversity, education, and looks forward to developing compelling content with brands she loves.

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