'Curtain Bangs' are the biggest hair trend right now - here's why

Dubbed the “gateway to bangs” but far more versatile, curtain bangs are one of the biggest trends in hair right now.

What are curtain bangs?

Curtain fringes are easier to style, give you more options, and can be grown out faster than shorter bangs. If you’ve been umming and ahing about a fringe, curtain bangs are the perfect happy medium. They're long enough to grow out or pin back if you want, but they can also be cut into a shorter traditional fringe style. What's not to love?

“This winter will be all about long curtain bangs – think shaggy, effortless and face framing, much like a curtain does for a window,” explains Owner of Society, Ashley Green.

Slightly long, soft and effortlessly swept to each side, it makes sense that the universally flattering hair trend is saturating our Instagram feeds at the moment.

Below we round-up the biggest celebrity curtain bang moments to *save* ahead of your next hairdresser appointment. Be warned: you'll be converted.


Priyanka Chopra @lukepluckrose

JLo @chrisappleton1

Hailee Steinfeld @patrickta


Selena Gomez @patrickta


Steph Claire Smith @joeyscandizzosalon

...And @JLo again, just because