Long Hairstyles Paired With Bangs

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Long Hairstyles With Bangs

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, I share my favorite long hairstyles paired with bangs.

Here are some tips to consider before making the cut.

The Different Types of Bangs

When it comes to bangs, you have many options:

  1. Sideswept bangs are easy to upkeep, blend into your other layers in hair beautifully and grow out beautifully as well.
  2. Blunt bangs make a statement and are high maintenence 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 sideswept 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 Blowdry Bangs

If you do get bangs, you should know 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.

Get the full report in How to Blow Dry Bangs.

See my other galleries of bang hairstyles:

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Long Hair With Blunt Bangs

JP Yim for Getty Images

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. 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 sideswept bangs.

Don't miss my gallery of Emma Stone's Best Hairstyles.

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon. Gareth Cattermole // Getty Images

Reese Witherspoon frequently wears bangs and she wears them extremely well. Check out this photo gallery of Reese Witherspoon Hair: Her Most Iconic Looks for more photos of Reese.

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Gaia Bermani Amaral

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

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

Bella Thorne. Jason Merritt // Getty Images
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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson. Larry Busacca // Getty Images
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Rebecca Hazlewood

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

Nicole Miller long hair. Michael Loccisano for Getty
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Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland. Kevork Djansezian/Getty
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Odette Yustman

Odette Yustman. Kevork Djansezian // Getty
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Beth Behrs

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

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

Naomi Campbell photographed by Thomas Whiteside for Elle Magazine's February 2013 magazine. Elle

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Amoy Pitters

Amoy Pitters. Jemal Countess
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Ireland Baldwin

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.

See my other galleries of bang hairstyles:

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    Heidi Klum

    FilmMagic for Getty
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    Reese Witherspoon

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    Reese Witherspoon With Long Hair and Bangs

    Reese Witherspoon. © Daniel George at Zuma Press

    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. Sean Gallup // Getty
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    Olivia Wilde

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

    Christina Ricci. Getty Images
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    Helena Christensen

    Helena Christensen. hos Robinson // Getty Images
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    Paris Jackson

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

    Salma Hayek. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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