How to Get Fake Bangs

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When you want the look of bangs, but don't want to cut your hair, fake bangs can be your best option. Without the high cost of salon appointments, these techniques can save you the cost and stress of a pricey new hairstyle. Both allow the versatility of multiple stylings, and don't require you to make a permanent change to your current hair length.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair comb
  • Clip on bangs (if preferred)
  • Hairspray
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair tie(s)
  • Flat iron (recommended)
  • Headband (recommended)

Fake Bangs with Clip-Ons

Affix clip-on bangs at the crown of your head, approximately 1-2 inches back form the hairline.

Comb hair over clips so that the bangs appear natural.

Spray with hairspray to keep in place.

Use a bandana or headband to ensure that the clips of your clip-on bangs will not be seen.

Fake Bangs Without Clip-Ons

Separate a section of your hair at the crown with a comb.

Tie this section of hair back with a hair band or bobby pins.

Drape hair forward, so that the ends of this section of hair hit your forehead at the desired length of your bangs. The length of your hair will determine how far back this hair will need to be arranged.

Flat iron the ends of the hair section that you have tied and pinned so that it hangs flatly over your forehead.

Wear a hat or bandana so that the base of the folded hair is covered.

Tips & Warnings

  • Purchase the bangs either in person or online if you prefer clip-on bangs. Prices range anywhere from $20-$80 depending on style and quality.
  • You can also purchase real human hair extension bangs for mid-range prices, which can be darkened or highlighted by salon professionals along with your own hair.
  • Check the directions and materials of your clip-on bangs before use; they may not be safe to use with a flat iron. Some brands may require that you spray the bangs with heat protector before use with a flat iron.

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