In pop culture, bangs have traditionally symbolized the stress and life crises that lead to a “mental breakdown” or the result of a curious five-year-olds scissor-happy moment—ultimately creating a trope that rejects both the look and the desire to get it.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. In light of the fact that everyone is getting back to their regular lives post-COVID: returning to the office, seeing their favorite musicians in concert, celebrating birthdays with friends, it’d be surprising if someone didn’t want to do something new with their look as they (re)-join society á la Bridgerton.
There’s also the fact that more and more naturalistas are embracing their curly hair, and so, they have to find fun ways to change up their look. But given society’s still-outdated beauty standards, it’s not surprising that there remains a lack of inspiration when you look for curly bangs inspiration.
However, curly bangs allow the fro to have a fresh style and, when done correctly, it’s a fun way to switch up your look for those embracing their rizos. Here are seven looks that squash the internet’s claim that it’s “uncool” to get bangs and will perhaps inspire you to perhaps pick up a pair of scissors yourself — or take a picture to your stylist (because #risk):
When social entrepreneur and activist Contreras isn’t managing her natural hair salons or combating hair texture discrimination, she is rocking one of the many popular natural hair cuts: the fringe and fro.
The Puerto Rican blogger is not only known for her long and voluminous locks but also as the curl muse that shares tips and advice for hair care specifically for highlighting the ups and downs of one’s natural hair journey.
Actress Alexa Santos rocks longer, individual-like bangs, which allows you to play more with hairstyles, in which you can opt out of the bangs. And just in case you regret it, this option allows you to grow out your hair quicker.
Melaner won the hearts of many viewers when she appeared as a contestant on Univision’s “La Reina De La Cancion.” The glam updo she has here is a perfect go-to for an event, night out or FT/Zoom date.
Golden blond pops on Julissa Prado, founder and CEO of the natural hair brand Rizos Curls.
Afro-Brazilian actress and model Yaya Dacosta rocks face-framing strands for those who want to dip their toes in curly bangs first. This style is perfect for all hair types and sets.
The Black Dominican poet from Harlem and author of books like The Poet X and With the Fire on High opts for the highlighted fringe here, creating a flawless look.