Beauty Hair Hairstyles Everyone Is Getting These Low-Maintenance Bangs By Erin Lukas Erin Lukas Instagram Twitter Erin is a Brooklyn-based beauty editor and has been with InStyle since 2016. She covers all facets of beauty for the site. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on September 28, 2020 @ 10:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Getty Images There's nothing low maintenance about bangs. Regularly scheduled trims, forehead breakouts, and uncontrollable cowlicks are just a few reasons why getting any having any style of bangs is so much extra damn work. But curtain bangs, the center-parted, long, wispy bangs made famous by Brigitte Bardot and Sienna Miller, are said to be the most manageable style of bangs. Unlike micro or blunt fringe, curtain bangs supposedly grow out seamlessly by blending into the rest of your hair, and don't clog your forehead pores. No wonder these bangs were a big hit on Pinterest last year and tons of celebs like Mandy Moore and Jennifer Lopez were inspired enough to try the look, too. And for skeptics out there, the rumors are true: Curtain bangs are almost as effortless as they look. "Curtain bangs are a gateway to real bangs, so I think people feel more comfortable opting for bangs like these than going full bang chop," says Emily Heser, stylist at Cutler Salon in New York City. "They grow out quickly and can be blended into face-framing layers as they grow." An exception to this rule is anyone who has larger cowlicks or growth patterns around the hairline that causes the hair to split too much. Another factor to consider is forehead size. "Shorter foreheads usually fare better with longer, cheekbone grazing bangs and some people with larger foreheads may do better with a curtain bang, although again, it's best to look at this person to person, as everyone is different," explains Heser. "The size and depth of the section, and the way it is tailored to your hair and hairline can make a huge difference in ease of style and how it frames your face." As for keeping curtain bangs under control, a little dry shampoo is all that's needed. "Dry shampoo is very important to use with any kind of sweepy bang, as we tend to push them out of our eyes, so they get oily quickly," says Heser. She recommends putting a bit on dry shampoo on clean bangs to prevent them from splitting or looking too greasy towards the end of the day. Here, a few celebrity-inspired styles that prove just how versatile curtain bangs can be. 01 of 09 Alexa Chung David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Alexa Chung You can't go wrong with textured waves and curtain bangs like Alexa Chung's signature style. 02 of 09 January Jones Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic Long curtain bangs and extra volume at the crown gives January Jones's style a Brigitte Bardot vibe. 03 of 09 Dakota Johnson Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic Dakota Johnson's wavy lob is proof that curtain bangs work with every hair length. 04 of 09 Camila Cabello Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/WireImage Wispy curtain bangs are the perfect way to accessorize a high ponytail. 05 of 09 Georgia May Jagger Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage Georgia May Jagger's swoopy curtain bangs are an example of how to style them once they hit the cheekbone. 06 of 09 Jennifer Lopez Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Leave it to J.Lo to convince you to finally take the plunge and get bangs. 07 of 09 Mandy Moore VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images When you think of '60s hair, Mandy Moore's full, center-parted curtain bangs and voluminous blowout probably comes to mind. 08 of 09 Halle Berry Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic A set of sheer curtain bangs makes a signature topknot feel like an entirely new hairstyle. 09 of 09 Yara Shahidi Theo Wargo/Getty Images The Grown-ish star demonstrates how amazing curtain bangs look with natural curls.