30 Gorgeous Examples of Long Hair With Bangs


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Here's the thing. I've had long hair for my entire adult life. So even though I love short hair, and I often stare at pictures of short haircuts whimsically, as one might look at a brand-new designer bag through the window of a New York department store, I can't commit. I don't know why, but I can't part with my long locks. There's just something I love about feeling the weight of my hair when it falls on my shoulders, tossing it up into a big messy bun, or seeing it whip around in the wind. This love affair between my long hair and me has been going strong for six-plus years, and I don't see it ending anytime soon. 

The only way I can get my short-hair kicks is through booking a hair appointment for bangs. They frame my face and offer an opportunity for change, yet they still keep most of my length intact. It's like they're the only happy middle ground I can find between my devotion to long hair and my wanton desire for short hair. It's a perfect hairstyle—especially for autumn. Keep scrolling to see 30 gorgeous examples of long hair with bangs. Just be warned: It may result in a spontaneous hair appointment (they're that good).

Soft and Feathery Bangs with Voluminous Waves

When Selena Gomez's hairstylist, Marissa Marino, posted this image to Instagram, we're pretty sure fans everywhere rushed to the nearest hair salon. It was the hair selfie seen 'round the world, and for good reason. Her soft and feathery bangs are the perfect complement to her big, voluminous waves.

'90s-Inspired Bangs

Selena Gomez wears long, layered hair with wispy '90s-inspired bangs

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Yep, we've included not one, but two separate odes to Selena Gomez's hair. This is her most recent take on bangs, which are a little more '90s-inspired than the voluminous '70s ones she sported before. 

Tousled Bangs With Waves

Violette wears long, wavy hair with tousled bangs


Violette is a makeup artist and beauty director for Estée Lauder. Her Instagram is rife with makeup inspiration, although I also turn to it for French-girl hair inspo. Her tousled bangs and waves are effortless. 

Blunt Fringe

Hannah Simone wears long subtle ombre hair with thick, blunt bangs


You might recognize Hannah Simone from the sitcom New Girl, where her character, Cece, is known for her long black-brown hair and accompanying fringe. 

Springy Curls

Zendaya wears long, voluminous curly hair with bangs


Zendaya is a beauty chameleon. She never fails to surprise (or entrance) us with a new look. We're still left drooling over this selfie she posted to Instagram, which showcases her springy curls and expertly styled bangs. That velvet red lip doesn't hurt, either. 

Windswept Bangs

Emily Ratajkowski wears a tousled blowout hairstyle with windswept bangs


Emily Ratajkowski's windswept bangs and tousled texture are next-level.

Curly Bangs

Ciara wears long, naturally curly hair with bangs


Have you ever seen curls so glossy or full? Ciara's long coils here are perfectly coiffed, especially when taking her curly bangs into account.

Curtain Bangs

Dakota Johnson with long, layered hair and curtain bangs
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Dakota Johnson's name is almost synonymous with her chestnut-colored fringe. Her style parts perfectly in the middle of her forehead, the way curtain bangs are supposed to. 

Wispy Curls

Christian Serratos wears wispy, face-framing curly bangs and a half-up hairstyle


You no doubt have memories of the time almost everyone would wear their bangs straight (no matter the texture of the rest of their hair), and we couldn't be more glad that curlier styles now also get their time to shine. This moment on Christian Serratos takes it to the next level, as her curly, wispy bangs look stunning against blown-out old Hollywood waves.

Full Blunt Fringe

Lily James with long, wavy hair with straight across bangs
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Lily James has been blonde for a minute now, but we still think fondly on the time she had a full blunt fringe and golden brown locks. 

Feathered Fringe

We love everything about this look: the feathered fringe, the tousled waves, and the golden blonde color. It's giving us major fall inspiration.

'70s-Inspired Fringe

Suki Waterhouse wears a texturized, '70s-inspired hairstyle with wispy bangs


Sure, Suki Waterhouse's hair is more mid-length than long, but these bangs would look amazing on any length. Her perfectly mussed-up texture is so '70s in the best way possible. To get a similar gritty and texturized look, try using Verb's Sea Spray ($20). 

Sleek Blunt Bangs

Chrissy Teigen wears a long, sleek blowout with thick blunt bangs
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Remember when Chrissy Teigen appeared on the red carpet at the Billboard Awards sporting these blunt bangs? They're so full and sleek; there wasn't a single hair out of place.

Short Fringe

Penelope Cruz wears a long, sleek hairstyle with short bangs
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Penélope Cruz had her bangs cut just above her eyebrows, which turned out to be a great way to show off her amazing brow arches. 

These technically may be classified as long layers, but we're calling them curtain bangs since they so effectively frame the face. 

Classic Curtain Bangs

Olivia Rodrigo wears long, straight hair with face-framing curtain bangs


Olivia Rodrigo was one of the most prominent celebrities to popularize curtain bangs when they began trending a couple years back, and we love how the swoop of her style effortlessly frames her face. While the musician has since grown her fringe out, we'll forever have this era as inspiration.

Bottleneck Bangs

Halle Berry wears tousled, highlighted hair with bottleneck bangs

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One of the latest trends in fringe is bottleneck bangs, which consists of a gently parting style that frames the face and quite literally resembles the neck of a bottle. We love how Halle Berry's style blends so effortlessly into her layered, tousled cut.

Feathery Fringe

Woman with tousled, curled ombre hair and wispy feathered short bangs


Plaid coat? Check. Perfectly curled hair? Check. Feather fringe? Check. To us, this is perfect inspiration for a fall refresh.

Blunt Bangs

Woman with a long, voluminous curly shag hairstyle with bangs


Here's some more curly hair inspiration. We love how layers are cut into the body of her hair, only complementing her blunt bangs further.

More '70s-Inspired Bangs

Woman with a tousled blowout with '70s-inspired feathered bangs


We're pretty into the '70s look right now, and can you blame us? The decade is inspiring a major revival in fashion, hair, and makeup ideas as of late. 

Side Bangs

Lea Michele wears a curled blowout hairstyle with side bangs
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If side bangs are more your speed, then look to Lea Michele, who wears hers in a glamorous and voluminous style.

Long, Grown-Out Bangs

Camila Cabello wears a long half-up hairstyle with overgrown bottleneck bangs
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Camila Cabello proved slightly grown-out bangs are red carpet-appropriate, especially when worn together with a half-up, half-down style.

Bangs are the perfect way to complement dark roots, emphasizing the color gradient from dark to light, as proven here by Alexis Kooman, a lifestyle blogger. 

Curly Fringe

Woman with curly purple hair with bangs and cat-eye glasses


Again, this is more of a mid-length style, but we're positive this curly fringe would complement any length. It also inspires us to play with color, texture, and style all at once.

Bangs with Curled Ends

Jessica Biel wears a blowout with bangs and curled ends
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Jessica Biel's bangs are timeless and elegant thanks to a glossy glow and curled ends. We recommend using Sachajuan's Shine Serum ($35) to achieve a similar sheen.

Blunt Fringe with a Long Ponytail

Ariana Grande wears a crimped high ponytail hairstyle with straight, blunt bangs
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Ariana Grande wore her long ponytail with a blunt fringe to the MTV Music Awards. We were surprised to see the crimped texture, yet another '90s trend that's making its way back into the mainstream.

Blunt Bangs with Feathery Strands

Woman with a long, feathered hairstyle with blunt bangs


We love how this style uses layers to subtly and progressively transition the client's blunt bangs to long, feathery strands. We also love that rich mahogany brown shade.

Styled Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are so popular for a reason. We know people normally go darker in the fall and winter, but we're seriously considering this combo of platinum blonde and bangs. 

Short Layers

Some might call these short layers while others will call them bangs. Either way, we think they're perfect for people who want to frame their faces without committing to a super-blunt chop.

Styled Long Bangs

Jennifer Lopez wears a curled low ponytail with face-framing pieces
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J.Lo gives us a lesson on how to style long bangs without looking like you missed your hair appointment and are now trying to ignore that awkward growing-out stage. Also, can we talk about those caramel highlights?

Side-Swept Curls

Sofia Wylie wears a voluminous curly hairstyle with side-swept bangs


While Sofia Wylie's hair is more of a medium length in its natural curly state, these side-swept bangs are sure to take curls of all lengths to the next level.

Curls and Bangs Combo

Zooey Deschanel wears a curled half-up hairstyle with styled bangs
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We'll leave you with Zooey Deschanel, who might just be Hollywood's queen of fringe. We will always think fondly on her iconic curls with bangs combination.

Inspired to take the leap and finally get bangs? Make sure you tag @byrdie on Instagram so we can see the final look.

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