Medium length hair with bangs

55 Cute Shoulder-Length Hair with Bangs for An Instant Makeover

#1: Gorgeous Naturally Curly Bangs

Add eyebrow-grazing bangs to a long curly bob and you’ll really draw attention to your gorgeous eyes and cheekbones.

How to Style:

  1. Starting with dripping wet hair, apply a curl-enhancing crème and gel.
  2. Following your natural curl pattern, twist curls in alternating directions.
  3. Defuse hair on low/medium until hair is 80% dry.
  4. Allow hair to air dry until completely dry.
  5. Gently break up twists with fingers and fluff hair as desired.
  6. Scrunch a small amount of Argan oil into ends.
  7. Finish with a shine-enhancing hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

To prep your curls for a frizz-free look, try Aveda’s Be Curly shampoo and conditioner.

#2: Chocolate Hair with Long Choppy Fringe

Color your hair chocolate and add a long choppy fringe for texture around your face. One of the best ways to style your hair is with a large barrel curing iron. This look is best suited for women who like to wear their hair in more of a natural texture.

#3: Dark Copper Lived-In Cut

If you’ve got the urge to change your hair color, the dark copper palette has its place for you. Remember to compliment the new hue with a new hairdo. A lived-in cut is one with long layers yet a clean perimeter. Fresh accent pieces can range from fringe to face framers. It just depends on what you and your stylist find fits you best.

Mid-Length Cohesive Curls and Piecey Bangs

#4: Cohesive Curls and Piecey Bangs

Create a cohesive style by adding texture to your bangs when wearing a curled hairstyle.

How to Style:

  1. Prep freshly blow dried hair with a heat protectant.
  2. Flat iron bangs forward and bend ends under.
  3. Using a 1 to 1¼-inch curling iron, curl hair vertically working in medium-sized sections.
  4. Allow curls to cool.
  5. Scrunch a small amount of Argan oil and texturizing paste into ends.
  6. Run left over product through bangs.
  7. Finger comb through ends.
  8. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Hanz De Fuko’s Quicksand for weightless volume with tons of definition.

Flattering Shoulder-Length Hair with Bangs

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#5: Flattering Shoulder-Length Hair with Bang

Go for a style that is very trendy for women and girls of all ages. If you are looking for this style, there are some things to consider. It could take up to 12 to 16 hours of salon time to get you from a dark brown to blonde, with a bleach service from scalp to ends. You will have routine maintenance and need to use salon-quality shampoo, conditioner, and styling products to maintain your look. I think if you want to have some fun, go out and ask your stylist to make you trendy!

#6: Shoulder-Length Brunette Ringlets with Bangs

Shoulder-length brunette ringlets with bangs are a modern nod to the 80s. A perfect shape to give height and lift while still allowing length on your ends. If you’re curious about a shag, but your hair type won’t support the shape, try adding heavy bangs. Then add some crown layering for the same effect. If your hair has lots of volume naturally, do longer layers overall with a slight curtain bang instead.

#7: Elegant Updo with Bangs

Give an exquisite elegant updo a modern take by putting on a layered fringe that has a face-framing effect. This tousled loose braided updo would be perfect for any night you want to wear a glamorous dress.

#8: Heavy Side-Swept Fringe

Side bangs can soften angular jawlines and strong bone structures in your face. These attractive bangs are also versatile to style so you can let them down freely or hide them with a pin whenever you want.

Trendy Medium Bob With Bangs

#9: Trendy Medium Bob With Bangs

Extra layered hair looks extra haute if you pair it with a long layered fringe.

#10: Dramatic Layered with Bangs

Go for a more dramatic version of a modern shag. If your hair color is natural, ask your stylist to push your haircut’s shape a little further. This will allow your stylist to create enough shape and movement with a razor, and so hand-styling with a diffuser and a weighty cream is very simple. The cut is heavily layered around your face which really opens up your cheekbones, and the bangs really frame your eyes nicely. It’s a super low-maintenance haircut that can air dry on its own or be quickly hand-styled by squeezing a cream into your hair to bring out a natural wave pattern while diffusing on low speed.

#11: Super-Sweet Wispy Bangs

Try a really fun and easy summery look. It has long layers that blend in really well and the bangs are an eye-catching piece to your face and draws attention to your eyes at that length. For bangs, especially if it’s your first time having them, I always suggest to comb down and style your bangs first and foremost before you style the rest of your hair.

Since the pieces are a lot shorter than the rest of your hair and your hairline can be tricky to maneuver, it’s best to control your hair before it dries. As for the rest of your hair, long layers are super easy and manageable for any sort of lifestyle! They are so versatile with styling, regardless of hair texture, density, color, etc.

#12: Romantic Medium Layered Haircut with Side Bangs

Not sure what haircut to try? Go for a medium layered haircut with side bangs! This universally flattering crop looks great on any face shape, hair color, or texture.

Classic Medium A-Line Bob with Bangs for Thin Hair

#13: Classic Medium A-Line Bob with Bangs for Thin Hair

Sleek bobs with heavy bangs will never be out of fashion. The cut by itself is low-maintenance, but the thick blunt bangs may need trims once in a while.

#14: Stylish and Sultry Long Bangs

Having a hard time committing to bangs? Try long bangs paired with a trendy medium-length layered hairstyle.

How to Style:

  1.  Prep blow-dried hair with a thermal heat protectant.
  2. Create a side part.
  3. Using a curling wand or one-inch curling iron, curl hair away from face.
  4. Allow curls to cool, then use a wide-toothed comb to lightly backcomb ends.
  5. Using a styling wax, rub a small amount into roots in the bang area.
  6. Pull bangs up and hairspray roots
  7. Mist rest of hair with hairspray.
Timeless Medium Choppy Bangs

#15: Timeless Medium Choppy Bangs

If you have neck to shoulder-length hair, you can wear timeless straight bangs. If you don’t know which style to pair with it, a messy choppy cut is always a safe choice.

#16: Versatile Angled Side Bangs

Lengthy side-swept straight bangs are the most versatile choice for any medium-length haircut. Either let them down to create a flirty effect or brush and pin them on the side to keep them out of your face.

Sassy & Cute Baby Bangs for Medium-Length Hair

#17: Sassy & Cute Baby Bangs

These cute bangs totally make your look. It’s also the type of bangs that you’d want to get if you’re not up for the maintenance regular bangs require.

Radiant medium length hair with bangs

#18: Radiant Medium-Length Hair with Bangs

Framing your face with subtle waves and pretty side-swept bangs can effectively balance the fullness of your round or heart-shaped face. The golden blonde color is also perfect for making you look radiant and bright all the time.

Classy blonde hair with bangs

#19: Classy Blonde Hair With Bangs

Come out looking sweet and flirty with this girl-next-door look! Those dark roots and highlights even out the volume throughout your hair and allow you to style your ends with subtle beach waves.

Popular Bangs For a Round Face

#20: Popular Bangs For a Round Face

A messy shoulder-length cut is a refreshing look if you want an easy, low-maintenance hairstyle. Also, straight curtain bangs can open up and lengthen your round face.

Messy Medium-length wavy hair with bangs

#21: Messy Wavy Hair with Bangs

Thick layered waves look so perfect on oblong faces as they add width to your head. Plus the bangs also help hide some length from your face and emphasize your stunning eyes and facial features.

Low-Maintenance Curly Hair with Bangs

#22: Low-Maintenance Curly Hair with Bangs

Try a bold, curly shag if you want something that feels rock-n-roll, but also soft and feminine. The curly bangs are versatile and the overall look is low-maintenance. The grow-out is great and can even be pushed longer with bang trims. Easy to style by pushing all of your hair forward, pushing the curl in, adding a styling cream (Hairstory Hair Balm is a go-to), and either air-drying or drying with a diffuser for more curl and volume.

Fashion-Forward Angled Bangs With Layers

#23: Fashion-Forward Angled Bangs With Layers

Opt for a chic long bob with bangs. Ask your stylist to slide cut a long “V” for your fringe, then blow-dried your fringe forward and to the side to define the side-swept. It requires blow-drying, curling the hair, and going into the salon for maintenance every 5-7 weeks.

#24: Modern Mid-Length Bangs For Oval Faces

Try a modern take on a classic cut. The extra long lob has been my favorite cut for a while now due to its versatility. This cut works best on medium-thick, straight-wavy hair. If you have curly hair and don’t want to blow it out then I wouldn’t recommend this cut. You must have a texture product to achieve this look. I used R+Co Sail. When blown out, spray on your dry hair and let it go, otherwise spray on your damp hair and let it air dry.

Related: Medium layered hairstyles with bangs.

#25: Naturally Curly Bangs

If you have curly hair, go for naturally curl bangs! You can embrace your natural curls and show them off in a fun way. For being so effortless, they make a big statement. Ask your stylist to cut your bangs on the long side because we all know how much curly hair bounces. Also, styling product is key. You need a good curl cream that will de-frizz your hair while also holding your curls in place. It should look soft to the touch, and not crunchy.

#26: Bold Medium Angled Bob with Bangs for Fine Hair

Opt for a long angled bob with some messy textured waves. This look is good if you are aware of the upkeep of a fringe. Typically bangs need a trim every 4 weeks. If you live an active lifestyle, this cut is great because it’s a sassy shape but the length is still there to put your hair in a low to mid ponytail if you need to! It’s great if you have fine, flat hair that needs some volume and texture!

Sleek Straight Bangs for Thick Hair

#27: Sleek Straight Bangs for Thick Hair

What I love about this look is the entire 60’s vibe of the short blunt fringe and bright red hair. This length of hair is fairly low maintenance. It doesn’t have a lot of layers so it’s perfect if you have fine hair and want to create an appearance of fullness. Start your styling with a heat-protecting product, like the Nioxin Therm Activ spray, and blow-dry smooth with a brush or blow-dry and flat iron. The fringe will require some styling with either a round brush or flat paddle brush, and blow dryer. Very quick and convenient if you wear your hair up a lot or are busy and on the go!

#28: Vintage Choppy Bob Cut with Bangs

Check out this twist on a classic medium-length bob! The bangs are too cute as well! Don’t forget all the texture, making this chop perfect for the summer beach look that’s so on-trend! Invest in your favorite volumizer and sea salt spray for easy everyday styling!

#29: Fresh Inverted Bob with Bangs and Highlights

For the haircut, ask your stylist to use a razor to achieve an effortlessly sleek haircut that is so easy for you to style on your own. This style can work with most hair types. If you have thicker hair, you will definitely need more time for styling. However, if you have finer hair, and if cut right, this can truly be effortless. A little hand over direction while using your blow dryer will have this cut falling right into place.

#30: Lovely Long Bangs

Try a medium-length cut with long layers and a long side bang. Some cool-toned balayaged highlights were added for a soft pop of color. I love the ease of this cut. You can wear it straight or curled, and the color will require very minimal maintenance! This cut is great if you have fine hair. The longer side bang is a nice length if you need some movement around your face but still want a bit of a carefree look.

#31: 70s-Inspired Bangs and a Middle Part

Try a short dark brunette textured bob with a soft curtain fringe. The best thing about this cut has to be the fringe. The curtain fringe is a modern homage to 70’s icons like Farrah Fawcett and Stevie Nicks. The length of this cut is very versatile. It gives the illusion of thickness if your hair lacks density. If you have thicker hair, the addition of short layers can make this length very fun while removing weight. The curtain fringe really steals the show here because it draws your attention to the eye/cheek area and slightly widens your face creating a more diamond shape. This cut will work best for round or oval faces but can be tailored to suit other face shapes. The versatility of styling is limitless.

Black medium-length hair perfect with glasses and bangs

#32: Perfect with Glasses and Bangs

This cut is an asymmetrical, blunt bob. By blunt, I mean having sharp lines with no layers. It’s edgy, yet sophisticated. My favorite thing about this cut is the way the sharp lines can accentuate different features of your face. This cut will hold its shape for a very long time and pretty much style itself.

Popular Blonde Lob For Women Over 50

#33: Popular Blonde Lob For Women Over 50

This is an easy to style LOB that’s perfect if you’re a woman over 50. If you want something different and current but don’t want to lose any or much length, then the lob is almost always my suggestion. If you have wavy, thick, fine, coarse, or curly hair, you can almost always make the lob work. Face shape is important to consider while customizing the lob. Texturizing to the overall look you are going for is what it’s about. That’s where you create the individual cut.

Trendsetting Mid-Length Bob with Bangs

#34: Trendsetting Mid-Length Bob with Bangs

Pair your soft bangs with a classic square bob that just barely sweeps your shoulders. To enhance the transition from the bangs to the bob, create a bend in your hair just at the cheekbone with a flat iron. This look is best suited for straight to wavy hair. If you have cowlicks in the front, just blow-dry your bangs from side to side, when they are soaking wet to break the wave. If your hair is thick, adding layers will add lightness and texture to your bob. Keeping your hair all one length works with most face shapes, but if your face is round or you need some elongation, ask for your cut to be slightly longer in the front.

#35: Textured Shoulder-Length Shag Cut

I would describe this hairstyle as a textured mid-length shag. My favorite aspect of this cut is most definitely the bangs. They lay so effortlessly and pull the entire style together! This style will complement you if you have medium to finer hair. Use Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Hair to finish off your look. It gives it that lived-in finish, making your hair movable while maintaining separation and texture.

Related: Popular medium shags with bangs.

#36: Sophisticated Straight Hair with Blunt Bangs

Try a look that is chic and sophisticated with a little edge. When it comes to bangs and a bob, there is a lot to discuss. The first thing to keep in mind when making the decision to get bangs or not is your face shape. When you have a long face, a bang can help reduce the overall face length. If you have a round face, the perfect bob length for you would be below the chin, keeping all your hair the same length on the sides of your face to make your eyes and cheekbones pop.

Both a bang and short bob require more styling than usual, especially if you have a natural cowlick that interferes with your bangs. If you have time out of your day to commit to styling your hair, this haircut can help make any outfit look extra chic.

Related: Best ways to pair straight hair with bangs.

#37: Textured Blonde Hair with Curtain Bangs

Longer bangs allow for a bold change if you want a completely different look without losing too much length. Adding texture to your bangs and allowing them to dust your eyebrows makes them flirty and more “grown-up” while drawing attention to your eyes.

Long layers that fall just past your shoulders mixed with a good styling product allow the natural texture of your hair to hold most of the style. I have found curtain bangs on medium-length hair look best when blow-dried without too much fuss. Rough drying them straight down allows them to look smooth while not compromising any cowlicks. This way they separate easily to frame your eyes.

Effortless Mid-Length Haircut with Bangs

#38: Effortless Mid-Length Haircut with Bangs

Try a medium-length style that falls past your collarbone. I love how this collarbone-length haircut can elongate your round face to give the illusion of a more oval shape, and I also love how the bangs frame your look. To achieve this style, use the Medium Texture Paste by Davines to prep your hair while wet. Blowdry with a large round brush in large sections to add volume at your roots. Keep your bangs straight, but set the rest of your hair with a 1 1/4-inch barrel curling iron to add some waves. Next, lightly spray the curls with Davines Dry Texture Spray to help your fine hair hold the waves without making it sticky. Using a wide-tooth tortoise comb,  gently break up the waves to give them some playfulness and texture. To finish the look, mist your hair with a light, flexible hairspray and shake it out.

Glamorous Medium Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

#39: Glamorous Medium Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

The brighter bang and face frame add a halo of sass, while the one-length lob gives your hair a thicker appearance. Styling is simpler because this look can be smoothed or curled without taking a ton of time. Lobs are easily pulled back into a ponytail, and they decrease blow dry and styling time. The cut creates fullness without being too heavy, and with the right texturizing products, it can be transformed into a sexy beach wave style. Try Oribe’s Dry Texture spray!

Classic bettie bangs with shaggy layers

#40: Classic Bettie Bangs and Shaggy Layers

I love the contrast between the Bettie Bang and the shaggy layers in this lob. The bangs are my favorite. Ask your stylist to use neck trimmers to cut them to make them crisp and blunt. This cut is easier to style than you may think. The only part that needs to be blow-dried is the bangs! Air-dry the rest of your hair with something like R+Co’s Wave Spray to encourage beachy texture, then refine a few pieces with a curling iron if you need more separation.

A polished bronde colored shag with bangs

#41: Polished Bronde Shag

Not only is this look timeless (think Brigitte Bardot), but it can be worn straight or wavy. However, this hairstyle is great for wavy, curly, or straight hair. You can rock it in its natural state or give yourself a voluminous blowout. If you are considering bangs, you definitely need to know how high maintenance they can be. I recommend this style for more of an oval-shaped face, but you can adjust it accordingly to better suit you if you have a different face shape.

An everyday and edgy cut with blunt bangs

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#42: Edgy Shaggy Cut with Blunt Bangs

I would describe this look as everyday edgy. The full bangs and blunt cut add a sense of edge, yet it is wearable for every day. If you are considering this look, I suggest finding which length of cut and bangs would work best for you. Think of what features you want to draw attention to. I think a collarbone-length bob is flattering on most women, while bangs can really shape your face. Whether you choose a heavy bang or a wispy bang, make sure to discuss which shape of bangs would most flatter you with your stylist.

Easy-Maintenance Collarbone-Length Bob with Fringe

#43: Easy-Maintenance Collarbone-Length Bob with Fringe

Go for a collarbone-length lob with a blunt wispy fringe. The haircut is slightly angled from the back to the front which helps your hair fall well over your shoulders. Add some light layering for movement through your haircut so that no matter what look you choose, it will be easy to style and effortless to wear.

If you want this look but have wavy or curly hair, you’re in luck! This can be a great low-maintenance cut for you also. Depending on how curly your hair is, your stylist may choose to add more layering so you avoid the dreaded triangle look, and maybe leave your fringe a little longer. Style with Be Curly Style Prep and air dry or diffuse for your new favorite look!

Stunning face-framing bangs for women with glasses

#44: Stunning Face-Framing Bangs

This style is very on-trend at the moment. It’s great if you are wanting a sexy textured style with some soft curtain bangs to really change up your look! The best thing about this style is the face-framing. It gives you a pop of lightness with very little maintenance.

This style is flattering for most people as you can change the length of your bangs according to what you’re wanting to highlight. For example, if you’re wanting to enhance your eyes, cut your bangs just below eyebrow level. If you’re wanting to enhance your cheekbones, ask your stylist to cut your bangs around cheek level.

#45: Healthy Blowout with Bangs and Layers

If you don’t know which style to choose next, try a nice healthy blowout. It’s very effortless and wearable for any occasion, any time of the day. It’s definitely a look you can wear throughout the week, from the office to going out for dinner with some girlfriends. This is also a beautiful cut if you like a lot of layers and volume, and it suits face shapes such as oval, square, round, or heart!

#46: Soft Textured Fringe

Straight across bangs can look severe if they are cut too bluntly. To create a softer and airier look, have your stylist texturize the ends. To create volume and lift, try Aveda’s Phomoillent.

Classic blow dry bangs

#47 Classic Blow Dry

  1. Prep towel dried hair with a blow dry lotion and a root booster.
  2. Section hair into five sections (top, both sides, back top, and back bottom).
  3. Blow dry bangs using a flat paddle brush.
  4. Starting with a side section, blow dry hair using a medium-sized round brush. Flip ends out while drying.
  5. Continue drying hair until all sections are finished.
  6. Apply a small amount of Argan oil to ends.
  7. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For a flawless blow dry in half the time, try Aveda’s Style Prep Smoother.

Outstanding heavy side-swept fringe

#48 Heavy Side-Swept Fringe

  1. Prep towel-dried hair with your favorite mousse.
  2. Add a small amount of Argan oil to ends.
  3. Blow dry hair using a Denman brush.
  4. Wrap hair around the head as you are drying to create bend on the ends.
  5. Quickly flat iron hair and bend ends under.
  6. Flat iron bangs forward and to the side.
  7. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Moroccan Oil’s Original Treatment to add shine and nourish your locks.

Marvelous long blended bangs

#49 Long Blended Bangs

Add drama and flair to your mid-length bob with cheekbone grazing bangs that blend seamlessly into the rest of your hair.

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling crème to towel dried hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a medium-sized round brush.
  3. Blow dry bangs forward and to the opposite side using a small/medium-sized round brush.
  4. Apply a texturizing crème to ends.
  5. Finish style with a soft hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Onesta’s Style Prep Smoother for a sleek blow dry. It can also double as a texturizing crème on dry hair.

Messy & Tousled Waves and Bangs

#50 Messy & Tousled Waves and Bangs

Sometimes it can be hard to decide how to style your bangs when wearing a tousled, wavy look. The simple solution? Add a little texture and wave to your bangs for a well-blended look.

How to Style:

  1. Prep towel-dried hair with a volume mousse and texturizing sea salt spray.
  2. Twist varying sized sections and diffuse on low/medium.
  3. Using a curling wand or one-inch curling iron, wrap hair around the iron vertically.
  4. Remove hair from iron and allow hair to cool.
  5. Spritz hair with texturizing spray and scrunch to the desired look.
  6. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

To create a beachy look with natural volume, try Aveda’s Volumizing Tonic.

Youthful angled bangs with layers

#51 Youthful Angled Bangs With Layers

Frame your face with angled bangs and light long layers.

How to Style:

  1. Apply a styling mousse to towel dried hair.
  2. Blow dry hangs using a flat paddle brush.
  3. Dry rest of hair using fingers or a large flat paddle brush.
  4. Using a one-inch curling iron, curl ends vertically in small to medium-sized sections.
  5. Scrunch in a texturizing crème.
  6. Lightly finger comb through curls and finish the style with a medium hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

For texture and definition, try Aveda’s Light Elements Defining Whip.

Impressive full fringe with a half updo

#52 Whimsical Full Fringe Half Updo

Wearing a full fringe with an upstyle adds a hint of whimsy and adds framing to your face.

How to Style:

  1. Apply your favorite styling product to towel dried hair.
  2. Blow-dry bangs using a flat paddle brush.
  3. Blow dry rest of hair using fingers or paddle brush.
  4. Backcomb crown area.
  5. Pull top and sides back into a half up style.
  6. Pull all of hair into a low ponytail.
  7. Using a curling wand, curl various sections of hair.
  8. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

Try Aveda’s Air Control for a natural satin finish with light to medium hold.

Cool-girl bright orange baby bangs

#53 Cool-Girl Baby Bangs

For a super edgy look, add baby bangs to your medium-length bob.

How to Style:

  1. Prep hair with a blow dry lotion.
  2. Blow dry hair using a flat paddle brush.
  3. Flatiron hair as desired and apply a texturizing paste to ends and bangs
  4. Finish style with a light mist of flexible hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

To create texture and definition, try Aveda’s Light Element Defining Whip.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for oval, triangle, and heart face shapes and if you have a straight to wavy hair type.

Awesome piecey layers with long swept bangs

#54 Awesome Piecey Layers

Add fullness and volume to your layers by flipping the ends out and creating a defined bang layer.

How to Style:

  1. Prep towel dried hair with a volume mousse and a light hold gel.
  2. Blow dry hair using a medium-sized round brush.
  3. Using a flat iron, flip ends out.
  4. Flat iron bangs forward and flip bangs out.
  5. Apply a small amount of styling paste to ends and run a small amount to define bangs.
  6. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

Product Recommendation:

To create defined ends without weighing your hair down, try Aveda’s Light Elements Defining Whip.

#55: Blended Wispy Bangs and Textured Layers

Bangs can sometimes be challenging if you have a thinner hair type. Try thin, straight across bangs paired with well-blended texturized layers for a style with tons of volume.

How to Style:

  1. Prep towel-dried hair with a volume mousse and light hold gel.
  2. Blow dry hair upside down using fingers or a flat paddle brush.
  3. Blow dry bangs using a medium-sized round brush.
  4. Spritz roots with a volumizing dry shampoo.
  5. Apply a texturizing paste to ends.
  6. Fluff hair and style as desired.
  7. Finish style with a volume hairspray.

Try cocktailing Aveda’s Confixor Gel with a volume mousse to create a long-lasting lift without the crunchiness.

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