These Low-Maintenance Bangs Will Convince You to Get Your Own This Summer

The style works on everyone.

Wispy Bangs Are the New Curtain Bangs
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It's a myth that bangs don't work on everyone.

While face shape and hair texture are often two major factors that influence the decision to get or steer clear of bangs, certain styles, like wispy bangs, are one-size-fits-all. This look is both universal and low-maintenance — as far as fringes go.

Wispy bangs are exactly what they sound like: light and airy. Unlike other types of bangs, this style describes the technique hairstylists use to cut the hair, so they're completely customizable. That's why Priyanka Chopra Jonas's full, airy bangs and Gigi Hadid's center-parted baby bangs are both considered wispy.

"[Wispy bangs] are an easy way to add style but not have to commit to something too bold," says Sierra Kener, a stylist at Nine Zero One Salon in LA. "And they're low-maintenance! They require little to no upkeep if the stylist cuts them right. I suggest getting them trimmed every three to four weeks or when you feel needed."

Universal? Low-maintenance? Easy to grow out? Sounds like wispy bangs are training wheels of fringe, making them a great first style like curtain bangs.

So... are you internally debating getting bangs this summer? If yes, we've got you covered.

Ahead, the best celebrity wispy bang hairstyle ideas to inspire your cut.

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1. Side-Swept Piecey Bangs

Dua Lipa's long, side-swept wispy bangs give her long, dark hair a '70s vibe. Her stylist Chris Appleton used clip-ins to achieve this look — a foolproof way to try bangs before making an actual commitment.

2. Top Knot

Wispy Bangs Ideas
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A top knot is far from basic when it's paired with eyebrow-grazing wispy bangs and face-framing layers. Elizabeth Olsen's hairstylist Mark Townsend created this red carpet updo using Dove haircare products.

3. Piecey Baby Bangs

The supermodel's wispy, center-parted fringe by stylist Alejandra Hernandez are the training wheels of bangs.

4. Curly Wispy Bangs

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Yara Shahidi demonstrates how gorgeous, light wispy bangs look on a naturally curly texture. Better yet, pull your hair up to the crown of your head for an easy summer hairstyle.

5. Soft Low Ponytail

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A light, wispy texture as seen on Margot Robbie is a soft alternative to other styles of full bangs. Most often, you'll see wispy bangs hit just below the eyebrow like hers do. And they really elevate a loose low ponytail.

6. Piecey Bangs and Waves

Priyanka Chopra Jonas's full, wispy bangs blend seamlessly into her layered mid-length cut, which she styled in loose beachy waves.

7. '90s Updo

Cardi B at the 2022 Met Gala
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Cardi B's stylist Tokyo Stylez was inspired by the rapper's '90s Versace dress when creating her updo for the 2022 Met Gala. And the wispy, eye-grazing bangs really complete the reference to the decade's hairstyles. The hairstylist reached for TRESemmé products to sculpt and set the updo.

8. Rustic Braid

Camila Cabello at the 2022 American Music Awards
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Upgrade your Pinterest braid with a set of wispy bangs. Camila Cabello's wavy, piecey curtain bangs compliment the romanticism of her hairstyle.

9. Curly Shag

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Sandra Oh's curly wispy bangs add to the retro vibe of her shoulder-length shag cut.

10. Wavy Bob

A pretty wavy fringe to upgrade a timeless textured bob, it's easy to see why Selena Gomez's wavy wispy bangs went viral when she shared the look on Instagram.

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