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Last updated: January 25, 2023

The Best Kept Secrets For Styling Curtain Bangs

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How To Cut And Style Custom Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are here to stay—read below for hot tips from BTC Member Rachel Williams (@rachelwstylist) on how to make your clients stand out among the trendy crowds!


Custom Face-Framing

Curtain bangs are an easy way to save length while adding body to long or heavy hair. Rachel explains her client wanted more versatility with her hair but didn’t want to lose length or cut layers throughout—”Curtain bangs and face-framing was what she wanted!“ Rachel says.


Watch Rachel use ARC™ Scissors Phantom II for a custom curtain bang and slight face frame on her long-haired client. Pssst! Get 15% OFF ARC™ Scissors—Use code ARC15 at checkout!


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Must-Try Mousse Application Tip

Rachel preps the hair with SEVEN haircare RINZU® HEAT DEFENSE Spray to protect the hair for heat styling before using a unique mousse application technique on the entire head for massive volume and hold!


  • Using SEVEN haircare Cubica® MOUSSE Foam, pump the mousse directly onto a hairbrush (brushes made for wet hair are recommended)
  • Tap the hairbrush onto the mids of the hair, dispersing the mousse 
  • Brush through the ends of the hair first and then from root to tip— this evenly coats the hair without unwanted clumps of excess product
  • Let the hair air-dry into curls or grab your round brush for blow drying


Perfectly even and silky smooth, watch Rachel’s mousse technique demo here:


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The Right Way To Blow Dry

If cut properly, curtain bangs should need just a quick blow out to style the feathered swoops on either side of the face.


  • Using a round brush, pull the bangs away from the face in the opposite direction from where the hair will lay
  • Once dry, redirect the hair back to its original side for the desired shaping
  • For a vintage look, pull the hair up and back while blowdrying for an exaggerated curtain-esque style


Pro Tip: Always blow-dry the bangs first so that they do not air-dry in an odd shape and need to be rewet against dry hair! 


Create Volume That Lasts 

A trick of the trade to great-looking bangs—volumized hair! For added body, Rachel lightly curls the hair with a 1 ¼ inch curling iron before using SEVEN haircare Cubica® LOFT Volumizer in the crown for an extra lift to create contrast behind the flowy curtains bangs. 




Finishing off with SEVEN haircare Cubica® WORKING Spray for soft hold, Rachel suggests using a light hairspray to help the bangs keep natural movement throughout the hair. 




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