PSA: Curtain bangs are our fave low-maintenance hairstyle right now

Everyone and their mom are sporting curtain bangs now—so why shouldn't you?

Elizabeth Olsen, Gigi Hadid and Selena Gomez are among the stars who’ve already hopped on the current crowd-favorite hair trend: the versatile but very low-maintenance curtain bangs.

Curtain bangs feature wispy hair strands that are often parted in the middle. With strands usually cut longer on the edges for a fading-out effect, it produces a softer look that makes it easier to pull off compared to traditional full blunt bangs. This type of bangs was famous back in the ’60s and ’70s and seeing how many retro hairstyles like the mullet have recently made a comeback, it’s only very fitting to see it back on trend now.

Being universally flattering is one of the curtain bangs’ greatest appeals. It pairs well with any face shape because it frames the face and accentuates its best features. It also complements every kind of hairstyle: from shaggy locks and pixie cuts to beach waves and even high ponytails.

Curtain bangs are also an excellent way to deal with grown-out bangs, which is a huge reason why more people are turning to this ’do. “How to style curtain bangs” is the fifth most-searched keyword on Google’s 2020 “Year in Search” list, and data shows its spike in popularity during the latter part of the year. 

With everyone’s quarantine bangs reaching the growing out stage months after the first adventurous snip, seeing people look for quick and easy ways to fix and style the awkward hair length isn’t very surprising. With longer strands, this hairstyle even allows you to change your look anytime by making the bangs “disappear” when you tuck them into a ponytail or behind your ears.

Caring for these bangs is very easy, too. In fact, you can simply air dry them for a natural daily look. Maintain your curtain bangs’ wispy texture as well by using hair products, like Sunsilk’s Smooth and Manageable shampoo, that keep your locks soft and silky. Get products like this online through the SM Malls Online app.

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