This hairstyle should be a key consideration for anyone looking to elevate their look. The layers and curtain bangs combination are a blend that works in harmony. In this blog, Laura Elliott, head of education here at Neäl & Wølf shares five reasons to select layered hairstyles with curtain bangs.

How do I get layered hair with curtain bangs?

The depth created by this look can make it appear complex, but it actually follows a straight-forward cutting formula. Layers are created when hair is cut to different lengths and ‘layered’ on top of each other. Curtain bangs are often cut at an angle from the middle parting and are a more relaxed way to have a fringe. We’d recommend visiting your hairdresser to ensure that you achieve this look correctly, as hair needs to be intricately sectioned out.

Why are layered hairstyles with curtain bangs so popular?

There’s a reason why this look has been chosen for so many years! Layered hairstyles with curtain bangs have a variety of benefits including versatility, longevity and volume. Read on as we list some of the reasons to choose layers and curtain bangs.

1. Timeless appeal

Did you know curtain bangs were first made popular by French activist and actor Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s? Over half a century later, the haircut is still as fashionable as ever, adopted more recently by celebs like Paris Fury. Paired with layered hair for added depth, this classic combination creates an effortless look. The fact that this style has already stood the test of time sets the precedent that it will still be popular in the future, making it an ideal, timeless choice.

2. Flattering for face shapes

The face-framing nature of curtain bangs flatters your features, working to highlight your natural beauty. No matter your face shape, the versatility of this style means it is sure to suit you. Layers can also work well with different hair types, able to lighten thick locks and make thin hair look much fuller.

3. Volume and texture

Layers and bangs can have a transformative effect on your hair. Stylists are able to shift volume in your hair to where it would be better suited.  This hairstyle can add dimension and depth to the hair, creating movement in your locks. The look helps to nurture the natural textures of the hair, adding body and style.

4. Variety

There are a selection of ways to style layered hairstyles with bangs, making this a very versatile cut suiting most hair types from straight to curly. In the same way, you can choose the length of your layers to be long or short. Shorter layers add height to the top of the hair, whereas longer layers lighten the hair without impacting hair shape too drastically.

5. Simple Maintenance

Layers and curtain bangs are simple to maintain as they work in harmony with the natural flow of your tresses. To keep hair looking polished and put-together, you should still have your hair cut every two weeks or so and follow hair care routines to ensure your locks are always looking their best. We would recommend following the below steps.


Although the layered haircuts can create volume naturally, we’d recommend choosing a volumising shampoo and conditioner duo to keep hair looking fabulous. Choose a solution like our AMPLIFY range, which enhances volume without leaving build up, giving you big, beautiful hair. Find out more: AMPLIFY Shampoo and Conditioner


After rinsing off the shampoo and conditioner, gently towel dry your tresses. At this stage, spritz a styling spray over the hair like our UPLIFT Volumising Hair Mist, which achieves a lift that lasts for up to 48 hours. The hold is flexible, allowing for movement within your locks. Next, blow dry the hair using the HERØ Ionic Hairdryer. The different nozzle attachments can add bounce to the hair, complementing the volume created by the haircut. We would recommend blow drying your hair every day with a round brush. Learn more about our new tool: HERØ Ionic Hairdryer

Finishing touches

When your hair is completely dry, finish by using a hair product that adds texture. Work our SHAPE Pliable Paste into your palms, then apply to your locks to add style and hold. This is particularly effective for curtain bangs, which can be kept in place with this product. Browse the range: SHAPE Pliable Paste

As you’ve now chosen your new style, it's time to consider colour. We’ve put together a blog with our key advice. Learn more: What Hair Colour Suits Me? A Guide to Choosing the Right Shade

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