As someone who has had bangs most of her life, I consider myself an expert on the difference between “good” and “bad” bangs. And FYI, “just right” bangs are never an option.
My personal journey with bangs has included thick, blunt bangs, swoopy side bangs, and soft, textured bangs. Curtain bangs are a style that I haven’t tried, but I’m getting dangerously close to letting my bangs grow to an extremely awkward and garish length to get them.
Like other haircuts, the popularity of curtain bangs ebbs and flows. And right now, the cup is full of examples of how to make facial curtains.
Alexa Chung and Camila Cabello were the first to adopt curtain bangs, now considered their signature hairstyles, but last year, they all added Farah Fawcett-style bangs to their hair, from J.Lo to Taraji P. Henson, to children of Tik Tok.
As a bang pro, people like to tell me about the goodies they’ve seen, whether it’s a cool girl in Brooklyn or someone on TV. And recently several people pointed out to me that Kaley Cucoco has some really good bangs on her HBO series, The Flight Attendant. While I haven’t watched the show (I have a very long quarantine watch list, okay?), I agree.
Cucoco’s drapery bangs are long and slightly highlighted and are paired with face-framing layers, giving her cut a more 70s feel than the 60s style.
It also shows why curtain bangs are considered versatile. Cuoco’s long, thin locks look great when her hair is tied up in a messy bun or high ponytail, not unlike Ariana Grande’s gravity-defying hairstyle.
While drapery bangs were returning to our consciousness before COVID, the look is, in fact, the perfect hairstyle for a pandemic. For anyone who takes advantage of not seeing anyone and growing their bangs out, curtains are a great transition cut for long, grown-up bangs. And for anyone who has decided to experiment with bangs during their quarantine, curtains are low-maintenance when it comes to bangs and can be DIYed on your own. (However, your stylist may not be happy with that.)
Celebrities hit the curtains back on the red carpet, while TikTokers introduced the vintage-inspired style to young people. And considering that everyone on television has the same hair (flat on top and loose waves on the bottom), Cuoco’s bangs in The Flight Attendant are a sign that curtain bangs will intensify in 2021 and beyond. there.