Long Hairstyles Paired With Bangs

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Long Hairstyles With Bangs

Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale. Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Long, one-length hair can be boring. You definitely need layers cut into long hair to provide movement and for a really modern look, you might consider bangs. There's no better way to change up a hairstyle than to add bangs.

In this gallery, you can some of our favorite long hairstyles paired with bangs.

The Different Types of Bangs

Here are some tips to consider before making the cut. When it comes to bangs, you have many options:

  1. Sideswept bangs are easy to upkeep, blend into your other layers in your hair beautifully and grow out beautifully as well.
  2. Blunt bangs make a statement and are high maintenance because they need to be trimmed every couple weeks. If you are up for mastering your own bang trims, you should.
  3. Fringe bangs work well for women with fine, thin hair. These are also high maintenance, but left alone they will grow out into side-swept bangs.
  4. Short bangs hit well above the brows are a distinctive look.

Your Hair Texture Matters

All hair textures work well as bangs except curly hair. But this doesn't mean you can't have bangs, it just means you'll have to work at them, blow drying and perhaps flat-ironing them.

One rule of thumb I follow: as long as your hair blowdries straight and stays that way through humid days and some rain, you can get away with bangs.

How to Blow Dry Bangs

If you do get bangs, you should know how to how to blow dry your bangs. Too many women suffer from "Bubble Bangs," a bang syndrome that could be avoided if only they put down the round brush and blew their hair dry with a flat or paddle brush.

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Long Hair With Blunt Bangs

long hair with bangs
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I absolutely adore this hairstyle on this runway model. The thick, blunt bangs paired with wavy long hair is just gorgeous.

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone as a blonde with bangs
Emma Stone as a blonde with bangs. Vera Anderson for Getty

Emma Stone changes her hair often and her hair color, too. Here she is as a blonde with long hair and side-swept bangs.

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon. Gareth Cattermole // Getty Images

Reese Witherspoon frequently wears bangs and she wears them extremely well.

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Gaia Bermani Amaral

Gaia Bermani Amaral
Gaia Bermani Amaral. Ian Gavan // Getty Images
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Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin
Hailey Baldwin. Getty: Anthony Harvey, Rahav Segev
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Bella Thorne's Blunt Bangs & Red Hair

Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne. Jason Merritt // Getty Images
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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson. Larry Busacca // Getty Images
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Rebecca Hazlewood

Rebecca Hazlewood
Rebecca Hazlewood. Frederick M. Brown // Getty
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Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller long hair
Nicole Miller. Michael Loccisano for Getty
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Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland
Sarah Hyland. Kevork Djansezian/Getty
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Odette Yustman

Odette Yustman
Odette Yustman. Kevork Djansezian // Getty
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Beth Behrs

Beth Behrs
Beth Behrs. Frederick M. Brown // Getty Images
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Martine Lervik

Martine Lervik
Martine Lervik. David M. Benett for Getty
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Naomi Campbell

Model Naomi Campbell arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
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Amoy Pitters

Amoy Pitters
Amoy Pitters. Jemal Countess/Getty Images
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Ireland Baldwin

Ireland Baldwin shows off her blunt bangs
Ireland Baldwin shows off her blunt bangs. Ireland Baldwin // Instagram
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Long, Piece-y Waves

Hair Styles, Cuts & Dos

Side-swept waves are gorgeous with long layers. Note the bangs here are not cut straight across. They appear to be longer on the sides.

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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum Bangs
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Reese Witherspoon With Long Hair and Bangs

Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Reese Witherspoon's long hairstyle at the Golden Globes was beloved by red carpet critics. We love the color and the bangs.

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Marion Fedder

Marion Fedder
Marion Fedder. Sean Gallup // Getty
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Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde. Alberto E. Rodriguez // Getty Images
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Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci. Getty Images
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Helena Christensen

Helena Christensen
Helena Christensen. hos Robinson // Getty Images
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Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson. Valerie Macon // Getty Images
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Actress Salma Hayek With Ponytail and Bangs

Salma Hayek during 79th Annual Academy Award Nominations Announcement
M. Tran/Getty Images

We love the blunt cut and the sharpness of her black hair against her pale skin.

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Alexa Chung