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Trending Now: Bottleneck Bangs

February 8, 2022

2 Min read

When you think about bangs, often the first visual that comes to mind is straight across blunt bangs. However, they’re a strong look and not the easiest to pull off, which is why we love fringed feathery bangs like curtain bangs, and why the newest iteration of the side swept style is trending hard for 2022 courtesy of bottleneck bangs.

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Cut either thick or feathery,  bottleneck bangs start with a close part in the middle of the forehead, and then swoops dramatically to either side with the longest piece landing somewhere around your cheekbone. As the name suggests, the shape of the bang resembles the luxurious curves of the neck of a classic glass bottle. At this point one might be wondering what exactly sets this bang apart from its sister, the curtain bang? While the curtain bang exists more so on the sides of your head and is a little longer, bottleneck bangs are a true across-the-forehead moment with a small part in the middle and lands higher up on your face. 

What the two styles share is their amazing ability to be perfectly customized to your face shape and hair type. Change up the length of the longest piece depending on whether you want to highlight your brows, eyes, or cheekbones. Let your strands lay flat, or use a curling iron or straightener to shape the ends away from your face. Whichever way you slice it,  bottleneck bangs are the perfect  accessory to whatever hairstyle you’ve  already got going on. With all the best parts of a bang (youthful, eye popping) and all the best parts of a fringe (movement, face framing)  bottleneck bangs are  truly a win-win.

Bottleneck bangs inspiration

woman with brown bottleneck bangs
@iliana.pdf’s flattering bottleneck bangs draw your attention instantly to her eyes.
blonde woman with bottleneck bangs
@brittanyhoffner looks picturesque with her book and thick bottleneck bangs.
blonde bottleneck bangs
@siljayin’s bangs swoop downward, hugging her face, giving her a more structured look.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lee Phillips is a freelance New York based storyteller across mediums. With a BFA in writing from The New School, Phillips uses language to convey her personal truths and imagine new worlds in fiction, poetry, screen writing and non-fiction. Her non-fiction can be found in office Magazine, CryBaby Zine, Period Space, Chanel Void, Editorial Magazine, 10011 Magazine and includes editorial work for brands. Her creative writing is published in Unvaeled Journal, Rookie Magazine, and her poetry book, “Nowhere Words,”  published in September of 2020.  In all of her work, she believes in creating content that engages viewers through shared experience and authentic narratives, rather than elitism or insecurity. Follow her instagram @c.har.lee for more.

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