29 Beautiful Wispy Bangs To Change Up Your Hairstyles

Step up your hair game up several notches with these versatile, chic, and stylish bangs.

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The soft and feathery face-framing wispy bangs have become a real obsession for many women. They lay lightly on your forehead, giving your twinkling eyes the right amount of space to shine through and making you look mischievous and sexy. You can also pull them away from your face to blend with your hair whenever you want!

Here’s a tutorial on how to cut wispy bangs at home. Scroll down!

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • Wispy bangs can contrast sharp-edged jawlines, which makes them an ideal choice for those with a heart-shaped face.
  • Wispy bangs are perfect for you if your hair is thick and textured, as they can break the density around your face.
  • Wispy bangs can add bounce and texture to thin and fine hair. They also make the hair look voluminous.

How To Cut Wispy Bangs – Step-By-Step Tutorial

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What You Need

  • Rat-tailed comb
  • Hair cutting scissors
  • Hair clip
  • Flat iron

How To Do

  1. Blow dry your hair before you start to give your hair the needed texture and lightness for wispy bangs.
  2. Gather hair from the mohawk section and straighten it in thin sections.
  3. Comb down this section of hair, allowing it to fall on your face. Arrange it as you would like the bangs. Keep in mind that wispy bangs are parted and light bangs.
  4. Pick up a thin section of hair at the center of the bangs. Hold it close to your face, so it’s cut at the right length.
  5. Take your scissors and point them downwards. Open your scissors so that the hair is almost at the end. Open and close your scissors lightly as you move them down your hair, making sure never to close them completely. This will give your bangs a feathered look.
  6. Similarly, cut the rest of your bangs, keeping them shorter in the middle and longer at the sides.
  7. Comb the bangs as you’d like.

Wasn’t that super easy?

Master Stylist Paul Labrecque, who has his own salon and experience of over 25 years, offers a few suggestions to make this tutorial easy. He Says “For perfect wispy bangs, purchase an inexpensive feather razor for at-home use. This is a razor that cannot cut your skin. Then dry the bangs with a medium-size boar bristle brush and a blow dryer. For the next step, take small triangular sections and hold the razor at a 45-degree angle, grazing at eyebrow length. If more air is needed between the wisp, the point of the razor is used about halfway up the head and scraped down straight.”

If you love wispy hairstyles, the best way to start is by adding wispy bangs to your regular hairdo. Now, let’s check out some chic ways you can style your wispy bangs!

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You must use a round barrel brush to help straighten your wispy bangs properly.

Wasn’t that super easy? If you love wispy hairstyles, the best way to start is by adding wispy bangs to your regular hairdo. Now, let’s check out some chic ways you can style your wispy bangs!

29 Chic Wispy Bangs To Change Up Your Hairstyles

1. Lash Grazing Wispy Bangs

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If you wish to upscale your modish bob with a subtle haircut, then look no further. These gentle wispy bangs with thick ends look absolutely stunning when paired with a bob or even a lob. The bangs softly frame the face without hovering over the eyes and accentuate the cheekbones and jawline.

2. Soft, Side-Swept Wispy Bangs

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In my opinion, soft, side-swept wispy bangs with a pixie is the ultimate hairdo to sport if you want to experiment with short hair but nothing too bold. The minimalist hairstyle is a charming and trendy look that most celebrities are opting for this season. Pair it with an alluring blonde hue and you are all set for the spotlight.

3. Face-Framing Bangs

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Though wispy bangs are light, they can frame your face beautifully. If you have a large forehead, they can cover it up and balance out your look. If you have wide cheeks, opt for wispy bangs that are short at the center but get longer as they reach the sides. A blunt wispy bangs cut draws attention to the jawline.

4. Classic Wispy Bangs

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Wispy bangs are slightly parted from midway down. They are thick at the roots but feathered as they get to the end. Classic wispy bangs are cut at the eyebrows.

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You can pair wispy bangs with different hairstyles like a messy ponytail, wavy bob, shag, asymmetrical bob, or a gorgeous French braid.

5. Long Wispy Bangs

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If you have a long face or a large forehead, long wispy bangs will be perfect for you. They cover up your forehead, showing only parts of it. This makes your face look smaller and draws attention to your facial features.

6. Wispy Side Bangs

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Instead of styling your bangs in small sections, try this look. Brush your wispy bangs down and part them with the pointed end of your comb. The feathered bangs will form subtle layers on the side bangs.

7. Messy Wispy Bangs

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Messy hair is all the rage right now, and I’m on board! Tousle your bangs with your fingers, and you’ve got yourself a stunning new look. This messy bangs look works with any hairstyle.

8. Slight Feathered Bangs

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If you have thin hair and want bangs, wispy is the way to go. Thanks to the subtle partings in wispy bangs, they will look perfect with your fine hair. These bangs are quite similar to Korean wispy bangs. Instead of parting your bangs midway down, part them right at the roots. These wispy bangs will also make the rest of your hair look thicker.

Mary Seeo, a lifestyle blogger, shares her experience of giving herself wispy bangs at home. It was a spur of the moment thing but it turned out well and she says, “The good thing about see-through bangs is that if you change your part back to a side part, you can sort of go back to a no-bang look. No more fear of taking the leap of cutting your bangs and having major regrets! (i).”

9. Long Layered Side Bangs

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If you are not big on front and center fringes but still want the wispy look, try this style. Part your hair in the middle and take a little hair from the front on both sides. Both sections need to be equal since they are going to be your bangs. Clip up the rest of your hair and cut your bangs following the tutorial mentioned above, but a bit longer. Part the bangs down the middle, and you are good to go.

10. Sharp Tapered Wispy Bangs

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This is for all thin-haired women out there looking for ways to make their look thicker. When you get wispy bangs, make sure to get the ends cut sharp. Whatever hairstyle you choose, cutting the ends sharp and uneven will make the rest of your hair look thicker.

11. Inward Wispy Bangs

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If you thought you couldn’t add some style to your bangs, think again! Take a round brush and place it underneath your bangs. Brush then inward while blow drying them. This is a great way to style bangs that are starting to grow out.

12. Dark Rooted Wispy Bangs

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Leaving your roots dark helps in framing your face and adds dimension and depth to your hair. Pair them with a shaggy lob like Reese Witherspoon to create a chic look. This is a great way to zhuzh up medium-length hair with wispy bangs and color.

13. Long Sides-Swept Wispy Bangs

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These wispy bangs are for women with thick hair. If you want to showcase your bangs, opt for this side-swept wispy bangs cut. These are also the perfect wispy bangs for high foreheads as they make it look smaller. You can see the bangs have layers to flaunt the thickness of your hair. These bangs also accentuate your jawline.

14. Wispy Layers Bangs

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A good layered cut can transform you! The ends of these wispy bangs are layered in small sections. They start small and end long and are cut pointed. This type of fringe works well on oval faces.

15. Short Wispy Bangs

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Wispy bangs look great even on a small forehead. Cut them just above your eyebrows, so they flow better. If you cut them at eye level, they might make your jawline look broad and hefty.

16. Heavy Wispy Bangs

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Take a page out of Taylor Swift’s lookbook this season! Heavy wispy bangs can make your short hair look thick and slim down your face. You can also pair thick layered hair with wispy bangs like these. This look works especially well with a shag cut or a layered cut.

17. Blunt Wispy Bangs

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If sleek is your thing, look no further. Blunt wispy bangs are here to make all your hairstyles look sleek. It is the perfect hairstyle for the boss lady that you are!

18. Thick Wispy Bangs

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Thick wispy bangs may sound like an oxymoron, but they actually look great. They are great for framing your face and draw attention to your jawline by streamlining it. Get wispy bangs that are mostly cut blunt, but get the ends cut a little longer.

19. Wispy Fringe Bangs

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The full frontal fringe is a classic look, but you can play around with it to add some style. Try parting your bangs near your eyebrows in three sections: two side sections and a middle one. Make sure the roots of the sections are brushed together, so they look more natural.

20. Layered Side-Swept Bangs

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Tapering layered bangs can add that extra oomph to your hairstyle. If you have a wide forehead, this style of bangs will help add symmetry by covering one part of your forehead partially.

21. Thin Long Side Bangs

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Have your bangs grown out? Are you dilly-dallying between getting them trimmed or letting them grow? I have the perfect solution: long side bangs! Part your hair in the middle and let a small section of hair hang loose from each side.

22. Tapered Wispy Bangs

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Tapered bangs work well on all face shapes. This is because the flow of tapered bangs is seamless and natural. The center is cut short, and the bangs get longer towards the ends.

23. Light Fringe Bangs

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If you have fine hair, you know the struggle of trying to make your hair look voluminous. The problem with fine hair is that it tends to look dull and lifeless. Adding light wispy bangs to your hairstyle will make all the difference. Pair shoulder-length hair with wispy bangs like these to add oomph to your look.

24. French Wispy Bangs

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Wispy bangs are part of that classic romantic French girl look we all love. The bangs are cut blunt with lightly feathered ends. Put on a beret and a long jacket, and you are good to go! You can pair these wispy bangs with widow’s peak hairlines to cover them up.

25. Deep Side-Swept Bangs

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If you don’t like layers or bangs that fall in your eyes, this look is for you. These deep side-swept bangs draw the eye sideways. They accentuate your eyes and make your face look slimmer.

26. Choppy Wispy Bangs

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If you want to be as happy as Rihanna looks here, get these bangs! These bangs look uber stylish and edgy. Pair a pixie or short bob with wispy bangs that are choppy, uneven and slightly side-swept. They also draw attention to your eye makeup. Put on a leather jacket, go for a dramatic eye look, and flaunt your choppy wispy bangs like the badass you are!

27. Long Romantic Side Bangs

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If you’ve been contemplating between getting bangs or letting your hair be, this is a great compromise. You don’t need to cut your bangs short to have wispy bangs. Opt for long side wispy bangs. The length of these bangs are up to you, and you can curl them to add a romantic touch. They also blend in with the rest of your hair to give you an incredible layered look for when you don’t feel like having bangs.

28. Sweeping Fringe Bangs

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If you want to exude a subtle charm and elegance that is perfect for carrying on all occasions and is bound to give a touch of alluring femininity to your overall appearance, then this sweeping fringe bangs hairdo is absolutely one for the books! The soft layers and curly ends further accentuate the style and add to its glamor.

29. Short Side Bangs

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Here’s another stylish hairstyle we can’t get enough of. The short side bangs along with along with the short hairstyle look chic yet will gel well with formal outfits and are guaranteed to fetch you endless compliments. So, if you have been looking for something edgy, then this one is it!

Infographic: 7 Trendy Wispy Bangs Hairstyles

Bangs have reigned supreme for many a season, but this time around they got even more playful and edgy with wispy bangs taking center stage. These light and airy bangs are face-flattering and seriously low on maintenance. Wispy bangs work on most hair lengths and help draw attention to the face through their textured, chic look. They help to distribute the density of thicker hair along the forehead and give a nice shape to tresses, especially for those who have thinner hair. Want to know the biggest trendsetting wispy bangs hairstyles? Take a look at the infographic below for some inspiration.

7 trendy wispy bangs hairstyles (infographic)

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If you seek a contemporary twist on your typical hairstyle, wispy bangs might work wonderfully. They are a lifesaver for people who wish to mask their forehead or remove years from their face. They are also a great way to upgrade your appearance and add a touch of glamor to your look. Make your bangs stand out with a cool topknot, an exquisite braid, or a simple ponytail. This collection of wispy bang styles will motivate you to pick the next hairstyle you want. They are useful for grooming as well as offer a great way to make a fashion or beauty statement. To fit your style, choose a hairstyle according to your face structure. You may even tweak and experiment with these styles as per your preferences.

Infographic: Wispy Bangs

Click on the infographic below to learn more about wispy bangs and how to frame them as per the shape of your face. We have also included a few celebrity references to help you understand your face shape and give you a clear idea of how the bangs would look on you.

how to select wispy bangs for all face types (infographic)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What face shape is good for wispy bangs?

Heart, round, and oval-shaped faces are the most suited for wispy bangs.

What is the difference between curtain bangs and wispy bangs?

Curtain bangs are typically parted down the middle to frame the face, whereas wispy bangs refer to thin and sparse bangs that do not need to be parted but can be swept to any side if required. However, wispy bangs can be parted down the middle and curtain bangs can have wispy ends. So, the distinction is often in how the bangs are styled.

Can thick hair have wispy bangs?

Yes, thick hair can have long side-swept and layered wispy bangs that accentuate the thickness.

Key Takeaways

  • Wispy bangs are a versatile hair look that allows your eyes to sparkle and makes you look gorgeous.
  • With just a few tools, such as hair scissors and a flat iron, you can follow our step-by-step tutorial to get those wispy bangs in the comfort of your home.
  • Since there are multiple chic wispy bangs hairstyles you can go for, you should select the one that is suitable for your face shape.
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Paul Labrecque is a renowned master stylist and creative director with over 25 years of experience. He completed his hairdresser training from Jingles International. His clients include movie and television stars, musicians, socialites, and other celebrities. Paul has a carefully selected team of stylists, makeup artists, and estheticians who are always in demand for editorial shoots and runway shows and...read full bio

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