March 27, 2013 - Better You, Hair and Beauty, Style

Quick Hairstyles to Hide Bangs

About a year ago, I thought it would be a good idea to get bangs cut into my hair.  While I loved them at the time (Hello?  They hide forehead wrinkles better than Botox!) I did get bored with the way they limited how I could style my hair.

Fast forward a year.  They are STILL growing out.  At least now I can tuck them behind my ear or style them so they blend in with my longer layers.

But there are days when they misbehave, big time.  Thank goodness I still have a few tricks up my sleeve from the days when my bangs were shorter.  Here are some quick and easy hairstyles I discovered to disguise bangs.

Hairstyles to Hide Bangs

Quick Hairstyles to Disguise Bangs

1. Braid your bangs.

This is one of my favorite ways to disguise my bangs.  Part them to the side and french braid into your longer layers.  Secure them at the end with a bobby pin.

2.  Twist and pin.

Blow dry bangs to the side.  Grab them in one section and give them a few twists away from your forehead.  Pin them to the side using two bobby pins crossed over one another to secure.

3.  Wear a headband.

Wet bangs.  Using a comb or brush, blow dry them straight back, away from your face.  Place an elastic band or head band over them.  Spray lightly.

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19 Comments

  • Very nice 🙂

    http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline ♡

  • Love the ideas! Too bad they won’t work for growing out my crown that I accidentally chopped several months ago. Meant to texture my crown but grabbed the wrong scissors and chopped! Ugh! Blaming the fact I had three small children crying/whining at the time!

  • Ani

    Alison, that’s what I loved to to do with my bangs, braid them as a headband, looked really cute with a playful twist.

    ani
    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

  • thank you for this, im still growing mine out from last year when I thought my hair suddenly changed and i could have bangs, newsflash, i couldn’t haha!
    brooke @ what2wear

  • Your braid is so cute!! I always want to try that, but it looks like it would be too difficult to do myself. I’ve never been good with French braids, though.

  • Kym

    Those are some really good and easy to style suggestions! This comes at just the right time as I’m getting sick of my bangs being in my eyes all the time. (I love them, I just don’t love trimming them every month 🙂 I’m going to try out the braiding tomorrow!

  • Ugh growing bangs out is the worst! Thanks for the helpful tips!

  • Great ideas for bangs!! When I was in highschool, I stupidly let my father attempt to cut my hair. I looked like an emu for half a year…. and ever since then, I’ve never had bangs again. BUT… i will keep this in mind if I change my mind in the near future 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Christy
    Sunnywithasideof…

  • Ana

    I love the braid. Looks so cute on you. If only I could braid that good 😉

  • Ah yes, misbehaving bags. I am almost always super irritated by them the night before my exam (which is every three weeks) … may be because I am trying to cram as much material I can in my little brain and can’t be bothered by them. :p Thanks to whoever came up with the idea of braids, they are life saver! 🙂

  • Love that braided look super cute!
    I always think I want to cut bangs but I’m happy don’t because I know I will want them to grow out right away. Lol

  • I know so many people who have tried bangs and then decided they didn’t like them. The good old twist or braid is an awesome option. I love my bangs but once in a while when I’ve been too lazy to cut them…

  • I love how you braided them in the first pic! I swear whenever I try to braid mine like that I get an Alf Alfafa strand sticking out 😛

    –Allie
    http://lunavida23.blogspot.com/

  • I think you may have just read my mind! My bangs are so obnoxioiusly annoying lately! I’ve been doing the twist and pin a lot, but I don’t have much else in my hair arsenal. I love the braid!

  • I have zero bangs. Well, you know, they’re as long as my hair as a whole. However, if I did have them, they’d make me look like a poodle.

  • Super cute looks! Watched the video and entered the sweeps at the end!

  • This hairstyle is gorgeous. I have to do this more. It’s perfect for spring.

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  • Great tips! I want to get some bangs! I would prob rock a headband when I get tired!

  • Love the braid. I’ll have try that one.