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12 Hairstyles with Bangs for Older Women

I love hairstyles with bangs. In fact, I had bangs most of my life until recently. I grew the bangs out because I live in a warm and humid climate now, and it’s difficult to keep the bangs straight and under control.

Bangs can give an edge to your hairstyle, can hide a long forehead or receding hairline, and even mask scars or other imperfections. They can be cut thick and straight across, be wispy, or be cut in a slant to follow the shape of your face and eyes.

Some Things to Consider When Sporting Bangs

A hair dryer and a good hair brush is often necessary to style and shape the bangs. Also, products like an anti-frizz balm can help with the flyaways. Some need to straighten their bangs with a flat iron straightener. Remember, bangs need to be cut regularly and a good pair of hair cutting shears is a good idea to have around.

Here is my list of hairstyles with bangs for older women:

  1. Classic Bob Hairstyle with Bangs – A classic that never gets old.
  2. Side Swept Bangs – Sexy and playful.
  3. Natural Wispy Bangs – Great for thin hair.
  4. Natural Curled Bangs – A little curly action.
  5. Vintage Inspired Bangs – A trip back memory lane.
  6. Bangs with Glasses – Frame your frames.
  7. Bangs with a Side Braid – Youthful look.
  8. Stylish Thick Bangs with Long Hair – Make your eyes stand out.
  9. Short Style with Bangs – Perfect for thinning hair.
  10. Cleopatra Inspired Colored Bob with Bangs – Edgy and fun.
  11. Side Swept Straightened Bangs – Sexy bangs to frame the face.
  12. Updo with Bangs – Can be casual or elaborate.

Classic Bob Hairstyle with Bangs

Classic Bob Hairstyle with Bangs

The classic bob with side swept bangs is always in style and fits many women with various face shapes. This style looks good in all shades, even natural gray/white.

Side Swept Bangs

Side Swept Bangs

This beauty wears the longer hair and side swept bangs perfectly. Longer bangs that partially cover the eyes can be seductive and playful.

Natural Wispy Bangs

Natural Wispy Bangs

These bangs are great if you have thinning hair. They are cut wispily and not straight across leaving them to cover the forehead in a more natural looking way.

Natural Curled Bangs

Natural Curled Bangs

Now if you have thick and curly hair, you can still rock bangs. You will need a little extra help to style the bangs and keep them from frizzing.

Vintage Inspired Bangs

Vintage Inspired Bangs

Love this look! How daring and sexy! This 1940s style inspired bangs are curled up and set to the length that you wish.

Bangs with Glasses

Bangs with Glasses

Bangs look great if you wear glasses. They can frame your eyeglasses perfectly. Remember not to let bangs get too long when you wear glasses.

Bangs with a Side Braid

Bangs with a Side Braid

This is an easy everyday look that looks great. Bangs look good with medium length hair and even long hair.

Stylish Thick Bangs with Long Hair

Stylish Thick Bangs with Long Hair

If you are lucky to have thick hair, this long hairstyle with bangs is a great option for you. Her bangs are not cut straight across, but rather on a slant following the shape of her face and framing her eyes.

Cleopatra Inspired Colored Bob with Bangs

Cleopatra Inspired Colored Bob with Bangs

Bangs cut straight across can give you an edgy Cleopatra look. This style looks great in fun colors like red or purple.

Short Style with Bangs

Short Style with Bangs

This is another classic cut with bangs that older women turn to when their hair starts thinning. Keep the hair color light if you have a receding hairline.

Side Swept Straightened Bangs

Side Swept Straightened Bangs

Long side swept bangs look sexy and pair well with a short do. Add some highlights in your bangs to give it texture and interest.

Updo with Bangs

Updo with Bangs

Updos can be simple upswept movements and a basic hair clip. Or an elaborate styling for an event. Keep some wisps of hair down to perfectly frame your face.

Do you wear your hair with bangs? Are you thinking of getting bangs? What style is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below.

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Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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