Beauty Hair Hairstyles The Best Bangs for Your Face Shape Discover the most compatible fringe styles for your features. 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 and Krista Carter Krista Carter Krista Carter is a writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience working in beauty and fashion. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on May 24, 2023 @ 02:45PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Getty Images If you haven't done so already, figure out your face shape. Not only will knowing your the shape of your face help you to determine where, exactly, you should part your hair, but it will also aid you in discovering your most compatible style of bangs (yes, really). Just as you should be considering your hair type, texture, and lifestyle when deciding which bangs are right for you, so too should you be factoring in your face shape. After all, it can make all the difference in whether a look is ultra-flattering or downright forgetful. So to help you out, we put together a guide to the 10 most popular styles of bangs and which face shapes they tend to suit best. Your Guide to the Perfect Haircuts for Your Face Shape Keep scrolling to find the best bangs for your face shape. 01 of 10 Wispy Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / Getty Images What It Is Long, soft bangs that hit anywhere from the brows to the lashes. Wispy Bangs Look Great With Any Haircut How to Style Leave the heaviest pieces on the sides so they don't mask your eyes. The center strands can be feathery, as a little forehead peeking through is ideal. Best For Square- and heart-shaped faces. 02 of 10 Side-Swept Jonathan Leibson / Getty Images What It Is Layered, feathered bangs where the shortest pieces hit the arch of your eyebrows and the longest meet the outer corner of your eyes. The Bangs Everyone Had 10 Years Ago Are Back How to Style Have your stylist cut your bangs on a steep, swooping, angle that blends into cheek-skimming layers. With its deep side part, a sloping asymmetrical fringe will make a short forehead appear stronger and more pronounced. Best For Heart- round-shaped faces; smaller foreheads. 03 of 10 Curtain Steve Granitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images What It Is A long, face-framing style that is super low maintenance. How to Style Part down the middle and brush each side away from the face (FYI: This may require some heat styling). 10 Ways to Style Curtain Bangs, According to Celebrities Best For All face shapes, especially oval, round, and oblong. 04 of 10 Baby/Micro Chris Pizzello-Pool / Getty Images What It Is These teeny tiny bangs are edgy, statement making, and can elongate the face. How to Style Micro bangs are versatile and can be worn straight across or swept to the side, depending on the look you're going for. Bella Hadid Debuted New Baby Bangs While Wearing a Sheer Crop Top on Instagram Best For Oval-, round-, and heart-shaped faces. 05 of 10 Layered Bangs David Livingston / Getty Images What It Is The opposite of blunt bangs, this style features layers that can range from long and subtle to short and choppy. Layered bangs can work to soften sharper features, such as a strong jawline. How to Style A feathered look à la Jane Fonda is a super flattering way to to wear layered bangs. Best For Square- and heart-shaped faces. 06 of 10 Birkin Bangs Tim P. Whitby / Getty Images What It Is Named after singer and actress Jane Birkin's signature fringe, this soft, feathery, style typically grazes the lashes. How to Style Be sure to have dry shampoo handy as you may need to retouch these bangs throughout the day to keep them looking fresh, especially if you've got fine hair. Best For All face shapes, especially square. 07 of 10 Curly Kevin Mazur / Getty Images What It Is Wavy to coily bangs that embrace your natural hair type and texture. How to Style Avoid shrinkage by using clips when blowdrying hair with a diffuser. On non-wash days, apply a curly hair product to revive bangs and define curls. Best For All face shapes. Curly Bangs Are Everywhere — Here's How to Wear Them 08 of 10 Crescent Bangs Steve Granitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images What It Is An iteration of curtain bangs that follow a slight arch. How to Style Request that your stylist give you a graphic, curved shape that will flatter your bone structure. Crescent bangs are typically worn with a slight part down the middle and work well on both curly and straight hair types. Best For Round-, oval-, oblong-, and heart-shaped faces. Waterfall Fringe Is Like the Shaggy, '70s-Inspired Sister to Curtain Bangs 09 of 10 Blunt Eduardo Parra / Getty Images What It Is Bangs that are cut straight across without any layers or texture. How to Style If you don't have naturally straight strands, your blunt bangs may require some heat styling. As for the rest of your hair, consider applying a texturizing spray to create some balance in your look. Best For Oblong-shaped faces; smaller foreheads. 10 of 10 Bottleneck Perre Suu / WireImage / Getty Images What It Is A low-maintenance style similar to curtain and crescent bangs but with a softer, choppier, texture. Bottleneck Bangs Are the Perfect Way to Ease Yourself Into Full Fringe How to Style A lived-in, tousled look pairs well with this fringe. It can also be customized to any cut or style. For instance, when combined with long hair and a half-up, half-down 'do, as seen on Penelope Cruz, bottleneck bangs can really complement a round face. Best For All face shapes, especially round and oval.