Woman With Bottleneck Bangs Haircut

Curtain bangs have dominated the past years. If you didn’t rock them at some point, you felt as if you were missing out.

In a world where hair trends come and go, you may not even have the opportunity to try one trend before that’s forgotten and another one takes its place. Alongside hair trends like the butterfly, jellyfish and perms, another new bang style has taken the stage – bottleneck bangs.

Bottleneck bangs are a soft, textured fringe with layers that frame the face. You can part them at the center, creating a modernized version of the curtain bang.

It’s a great choice when you need to hide a part of your face that you don’t feel comfortable exposing, like a prominent forehead, chubby cheeks or other asymmetrical features.

Before jumping on the bottleneck bang bandwagon, consider whether the bangs suit your face shape. To do that, you must understand your hair growth pattern to see if the cut is achievable.

We always recommend starting with thinner sections and adjusting the thickness as you go. The same thing applies to the length. Go for longer bangs and then chop them off little by little to a length that works for you.

Bottleneck bangs take some time to grow out, so ensure you choose a style you like. You also must ensure you have what it takes to style and maintain the bangs.

15 Most Popular Hairstyles With Bottleneck Bangs

Bottleneck bangs, as mentioned, have a face-framing effect whereby strands of soft, textured hair fall over the forehead. If you are thinking about rocking bottleneck bangs, you’ll be happy to know that there are so many hairstyles you can choose from.

Keep reading to find out.

Heavy Fringe on a Messy Bob

A classic bob with bangs never goes out of style. A messy bob is the best choice if you prefer to avoid styling your hair every morning. The bob cut is the ideal wash-and-go hairstyle for busy women.

Adding a heavy fringe creates a beautiful face-framing effect that’s on trend with bottleneck bangs.

Bottleneck Split Bangs

With so many types of bangs, curtain bangs are by far the most popular. Consider bottleneck split bangs if you want to stick to a curtain-bang-like effect. These bangs are parted at the center and may pass for curtain bangs.

The bangs work best for oval face shapes as they beautifully highlight the cheekbones and jawlines. You can rock bottleneck split bangs with short or long hair.

Undone Layered Shag With Curtain Bangs

If you will rock bottleneck bangs, go for curtain bangs with an undone layered shag. The bangs do an excellent job framing the face and are perfect for women with oval face shapes. Point-cutting the layers when the hair is dry is the best way to achieve that undone effect.

Extra Long Hair With Bottleneck Bangs

Extra-long hair tends to get limp and lifeless after some time. Because of that, you need to consider a haircut that provides that much-needed lift and volume. Pairing your long hair with bottleneck bangs is the best way to achieve that.

Go for a straight razor cut to give your haircut more movement. 

Brunette With a Long Hair Wearing Bottleneck Bangs

Voluminous Bottleneck Bangs

If you are going for that classic split-bang effect similar to when you rock a wolf cut hairstyle, you need lots of volume and slight swopping forms on either side. Bring most of the hair forward to achieve the hairstyle so the bangs look full.

This type of fringe can work for any face shape since it is slightly curved to prevent it from laying flat on the forehead.

Sleek Bottleneck Bangs

Sleek bottleneck bangs involve keeping your fringe thin and styling it in a low-key way enough to add a gorgeous touch. Since there is little volume, the resulting design is sleek and best suited for women with fine hair.

Another advantage of rocking sleek bottleneck bangs is that you can wear your hair down or up.

Shoulder-Length Hair With Bottleneck Bangs

Regarding medium-layered haircuts, shoulder-length hair with bottleneck bangs is one of the most flattering for all face shapes and hair types. Ensure your hair falls below or above the shoulders to pull off the look.

If you have thicker hair, you may have to thin it out so it sits correctly for easy styling.

Flippy Bottle Neck Bangs

Like most face-framing bangs, if you choose flippy bottleneck bangs, ensure that the length accentuates your facial features. The bangs connect easily to the rest of the hair in loose curls.

This is the right bang style when you want very little skin to show on the forehead. Flippy bottleneck bangs cover most of the forehead and go beyond the eyebrows.

Because of that, only the lower part of your face is visible. Flippy bottleneck bangs require a bit of upkeep, so ensure you can keep up with the maintenance.

Bottleneck Bangs Bob Style

If you love short hairstyles but want to rock a trendy bang style, consider a bob style with bottleneck bangs. The bottleneck bangs effortlessly frame your face when combined with a shoulder-length haircut.

The best thing about this look is that you can experiment with different styles, from chic to edgy, for all face shapes.

Woman With Bottleneck Bangs Bob Style

Choppy and Short Bottleneck Fringe

A choppy cut with a short bottleneck fringe is the best choice for women who want to show off their cheekbones. The choppy and short bangs are slightly shorter than other types of fringes since the ending parts stop directly at the cheekbones.

It is also ideal if you don’t like long bangs that will constantly be in your face.

Side Swept Off-Center Split Bottleneck Fringe

Consider side-swept bangs if you want to avoid the usual center-parted bangs. They are less popular than a curtain or bottleneck bangs but still look unique. Split your bottleneck fringe off-center to the right or left side to create the look.

It’s a great choice when you have a scar on your face that you want to hide or those who are confident enough to wear the style.

Wispy Bottleneck Bangs Look

For face shapes where density and volume aren’t advised, the best choice is to rock wispy bottleneck bangs with a subtle amount of volume on the sides and slight hair at the center of the forehead.

Use a flat iron to set and style your wispy bangs, and remember to curl the tips slightly. Use a small amount of hair wax or pomade to achieve a slight split at the center.

Middle-Parted Bottleneck Bangs on Mid-Length Hair

Update your regular bangs with middle-parted bottleneck bangs with your medium-length hair. The bottleneck bangs bring a modern twist without the demanding upkeep of traditional bangs and with a softer grow-out.

The mid-length cut is the best choice for a more youthful haircut, especially when you style it in soft waves. Use a texture to add definition and hold to the curls.

Curled Bottle Neck Fringe

Try a curled fringe if you have naturally curly hair and want to jump on the bottleneck bangs trend. With curly bangs, your fringe can be scanty or full; go with your style and personality.

If you have kinky hair, you can rock curled bottleneck bangs by bringing a few strands forward and cutting them right above or below the eyebrows. Since the center remains short, it makes it easier for the edges of the bangs to blend seamlessly with the rest of the hair.

Choppy Bottleneck Styled Bangs

Choppy bangs like butterfly haircuts add volume to otherwise thin hair. They are ideal when you want an edgy appearance. They are similar to Korean bangs since the tips are uneven and end just over the eyebrows while still drawing attention to the eyes.

Softly chop your bottleneck fringe to add texture and layers. Cut the tips of the fringe unevenly. The look works for short hair with blunt cuts.

Bottleneck Bangs vs. Curtain Bangs

The bottleneck bang style serves the same purpose as its curtain counterpart: you can customize the shape and length to suit your face shape and desired result. Even so, the two different bangs have some differences.

Curtain bangs are styled by parting the hair directly in the middle, so the bangs fall on the left and right side of the face, blending seamlessly with the rest of the air.

For bottleneck bangs, the bangs start a little from the top of the forehead and gradually get wider before getting smaller again towards the ends.

Curtain bangs, as the name suggests, resemble a slightly opened curtain, while bottleneck bangs resemble a bottle of coke that starts narrow to wide and then narrows again. 

Regarding maintenance, bottleneck bangs require more maintenance than curtain bangs since you can’t just push them off to the side. If you don’t like the look, you have no choice but to allow them to grow out.

Bottleneck Bangs vs Curtain Bangs

How to Style and Maintain a Bottleneck Fringe

So how do you style a bottleneck fringe and what steps should you take to maintain your chosen fringe style?

Let’s find out:

Step 1 – Choose the right one

When choosing a bottleneck bang style, there are a few things to consider. One before you try on the trend, consider your hair type. You can rock bottleneck bangs whether you have thin, straight or kinky hair; it just comes down to the styling.

The other thing to consider is your face shape. Certain bottleneck bangs look better on round face shapes, while some will only work for diamond face shapes. Pairing the bangs with a flattering hairstyle is the best way to pull off the look.

Step 2 – Crucial styling tips

Styling your bottleneck bangs will depend on your hair type. If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, apply some products to your damp hair to make styling easy.

Also, depending on the method you’re most comfortable with, you can use air-styling or heat-styling with a flat iron. If you have thin hair, ensure you use a volumizing product to add definition and lots of volume to your hair.

Step 3 – Maintain your chosen style

Bottleneck bangs are choppier and more textured than other types of bangs. Thus ensure you can maintain that. The haircut requires allowing your hair to grow out before transitioning to another type of fringe.

Use the right products when styling your bottleneck bangs and ensure you maintain clean and healthy hair. In that case, know when to condition your hair and when to shampoo it. Lastly, ensure you go to a professional stylist to maintain the length and shape of your bangs.

Step 4 – Best products to use

The best product to use when you have bottleneck bangs is some leave-in conditioner to help control the frizz and nourish your strands. You must also invest in texturizing spray to give your strands a bit of definition, volume and separation.


Will bottleneck bangs suit every face shape?

Bottleneck bangs can suit any face shape; how you style your fringe matters. For instance, if you have a scar that you want to hide on your forehead, you’re better off with a bottleneck fringe that has lots of volume.

Are bottleneck bangs high maintenance?

Compared to curtain bangs, bottleneck bangs are high-maintenance since you must allow your hair to grow.

However, compared to blunt or side bangs, which are very angled, they are very low-maintenance since there are few precise edges or bluntness that would require regular trimming.

What are some downsides to having bottleneck bangs?

One of the main downsides of rocking bottleneck bangs is that you can’t just push the bangs to the side if something goes wrong and you don’t like the style. You will have to wear the style as it is until the bangs grow out.

Do bottleneck bangs need to be trimmed often?

Bottleneck bangs don’t require trimming often. You only need to go for a trim every 4 to 8 weeks to maintain the shape.

Who are some celebrities with popular bottleneck bangs?

Anne Hathaway, Elizabeth Olsen, Dakota Johnson and Lily Collins are some celebrities who’ve rocked stunning bottleneck bangs at some point.

Michele Antunes

About the author: Michele Antunes

Michele Meesh Antunes is the lady of the Beardoholic writers team and a genius when it comes to hair and beard styles that suit any face shape. She’s been a barber for years now and, no matter your personal style, she knows exactly what beard, hairstyle and length suit you. She brings the women’s perspective on beards, beard care, haircuts and hairstyles and male grooming.

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