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9 ways to Style Blunt Bangs


Bangs. They can be so cute and fun for like a split second and the rest of the time they’re so annoying we don’t know what to do with them. It doesn’t help that movie stars who are professionally styled take photos like it’s the easiest thing to do and then us regular people, we think we can pull it off! And not that we can’t pull it off, we’re just missing the whole hair and makeup team thing.

So today I have a post that has been a long time in the making without me even knowing it! I cut blunt bangs almost two years ago now and at the time loved them. I grow tired of my hair easily so I only kept them cut that way for a short while. But then the growing out stage happens. And it can stink. So if you’re just looking for a way to switch things up or you’re just counting the days until they’re grown out – this post is for you!

9 ways to style blunt bangs


Straight forward blunt bangs

full bangs

We’ll start with the most obvious way to wear them – they way they were cut! It’s a super cute look, if you ask me! Kinda Zooey Deschanell-ish. And she’s super cute. So we’re good. I’m sure you know how to rock this, but in case you need a little help, you just blow dry with a medium sized round brush and after they’ll be really bouncy. Then I put the blow dryer on them directly and blow dry them straight down.

With a Headband

headband on top

Ear warmer, headband either way it’s cute! It pushes the bangs down a bit and you can sit it right where the bangs meets the rest of your hair. Does that make sense? It goes straight into the next idea…

With a Hat!

with a hat

You can set you hat or beenie back where the bangs meet the rest of your hair and let it slouch back and cover your ears. I know it seems rather obvious, but I’m just trying to give you options here! These are also perfect looks for winter, which is right at our doorstep!

Side braids

with braids

This is a fun way to leave your blunt bangs in front like normal but add two side braids down the side. It’s similar to a style Jessica Alba wore but a little less harsh (IMO) because the bangs are out. I don’t like my hair braided flat against my head, specially right down the middle, so this is another fun way to do it. Just part down the middle, separate the front sections out and braid down. you could easily turn this into a half up style as well.

Side Swept


I do this almost everyday now. Except when it’s totally raining and my hair is just whacked out. It’s super simple, even if you have newly cut blunt bangs. They might look a little short to the side, but I think it’s very Aubrey Hepburn-esque, don’t you? I blow dry my bangs with a medium round brush forward and a little to the side. Once they are straight, I just use the blow dryer and blow them on high the direction I want. When I’m done styling them & the rest of my hair, I spray with my favorite hairspray. (The rest of this style is done with this curling iron.)

Swept into your hair

big hair 2.2

Yes, this is very similar to the one above, but really it’s different. Instead of having your bangs clearly to the side, sweep them into your style. I would use a clipless curling iron and lightly curl it back into the hair. No need to try to wrap it entirely around the curling iron. Just sweep it back into the hair and hold it with hairspray. The tutorial for this voluminous hairstyle is right here. 

Side Pompador


Okay, now they’re just getting annoying. We need some styles to get these bad boys out of our faces!! Am I right? I can hear all the blunt banged ladies whispering ‘amen’ to their computers. I feel ya ladies, I feel ya. For this style I just pulled it back and did a mini pompador to the side. Just a quick twist and tuck is all you need. It’s out of your face and you can still wear your hair down looking lovely.

The Rope Braid

rope braid

Not my greatest picture, not gonna lie. I kinda feel like I look like a man. But it’s the most recent picture I have of me wearing my side rope braid with the blunt bangs. I pretty much have rope braid as an option for all my bangs styles. I mean, really, why not? However, with short blunt bangs you’re gonna have a lot of crazy fly aways. That is why these hair pins are going to be your best friends. Just do the normal rope braid how you want it, hair will be sticking out everywhere. Then after you secure it where you want it (I tuck it under some hair in the back) use those trusty hair pins to put those crazy hairs in place. Voila! Hair out of your face in a cute rope braid!

Straight back with a headband

with headband

This is easy and cute and gives you a different look all the while getting your bangs out of your face. Here is a similar tutorial for a poof with a bun & a headband but it’s really simple. If you tease your hair starting up front and going to the back of the head, your bangs will be more likely to stay back and stay with the rest of your hair. Obviously you’ll need some dry shampoo (for teasing), a good teaser comb, and some good hairspray. Oh and a cute headband like this one doesn’t hurt!


Just because I love you, I have some bonus looks. But no pictures, so you’ll have to use your imagination!

  • Slick your hair straight back and secure with mousse or even a light weight gel. Wear it in a ponytail or ballerina bun.
  • Faux-Hawk. Like my tutorial here and just do a mini pompador in the front to hold them back.
  • Fawk-Hawk Ponytail. Basically tease the heck out of the top middle, slick back the sides, secure in a ponytail, and spray the crap out of it. Super edgy and fun!
  • Hippie Twists. Just do a simple twist down the middle ( or a little off to the side) and secure with a bobby pin under the majority of your hair.

That is all I have for you today. But I think it’s enough to change up your bang look for a couple weeks coming!

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13 Responses to 9 ways to Style Blunt Bangs

  1. Tricia @ The Domestic Fringe November 8, 2013 at 4:18 am #

    I love all of these looks. I especially like the earwarmer, hat, and sideswept.

    I need to keep my bangs quite long when I get them cut, because my hair is fairly curly on its own and it bounces up, no matter what. I’ve made the mistake of having my bangs cut too short before and it’s not fun. Plus, I have a wicked cowlick in my bangs, so I really try to blow them out a lot this way the cowlick won’t come back during the day.

    I desperately need a haircut at the moment. It’s that in-between stage while it’s growing out and I hate it. Thanks to your tutorials though, I wear it up a lot more now. I never knew how to wear my hair up before those, except by using a giant claw clip. So, thank you!

    • Natalia November 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

      oh I’m glad you like them! I totally understand the in between cuts look. I can’t wait for mine to grow out a little longer, I don’t know why I ever cut it!! But I’m glad I did, in a way, now I know never to do it again!

  2. Julie S. November 8, 2013 at 4:48 am #

    Great post! I had blunt bangs last year and LOVED them, but the growing out stage was BRUTAL.

    • Natalia November 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

      I feel ya! I know I’ve been there!

  3. Ashley November 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    This post is kinda making me want to cut my bangs again…and that’s not allowed!!!! because I’m trying to grow them out 🙂 Really cute ways, though, to style them!!

    • Natalia November 11, 2013 at 1:14 am #

      Totally unserstand, I constantly go back and forth! LOL BUt yes, don’t cut them!! You can still wear these styles without cutting! 🙂

  4. elle sees November 11, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    i haven’t had bangs in years! i’m scared to make the big cut! haha but i love sideswept bangs

    • Natalia November 11, 2013 at 6:51 am #

      Thank you! Honestly, I’m not sure I’d recommend it, but they do add a little diversity to my styles! I now can’t wait to grow them out!

  5. Niki November 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    I love the idea of having blunt bangs, but I’m not sure I can pull them off! You, my dear, look gorgeous and I love your styling tips! Great ideas!

    • Natalia November 20, 2013 at 5:21 am #

      Thanks! I chopped them and then got sick of them! Thus this post – me trying to figure out how to make them cute!

  6. Gina August 23, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

    You have great hair! I love my bangs to death, but I almost always have to pull some hair back because my bangs never connect with the rest of my hair, if that makes any sense. I always end up with a weird window of face between my bangs and the rest of my hair and it makes me very bangry. Do you have this problem? If so, how do you fix it to make your hair and bangs look like one entity? Thank you in advance 🙂

    • Natalia August 30, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

      I’m trying to visualize, could this be maybe because of the cut? Like your stylist could maybe blend it all more? Otherwise, I don’t really know! Sorry I am not more help!


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