Fringes Are Back—This Trending, Low-Effort Style Is What I'm Booking in for

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a little bit obsessed with curtain bangs. There's something so chic about this fringe hairstyle, and I love how it frames your face and adds texture and dimension to the hair. That being said, I've noticed a new fringe trend taking over, and I'm not going to lie, I think it might be my new favourite. Say hello to "wispy bangs". I first noticed this style picking up at the end of last year, with the likes of Taylor Hill and Emily Ratajkowski giving it a go, Since then, I've been seeing it crop up on my TikTok and Instagram feeds more and more. There's something so effortlessly cool about this hairstyle, and I'm seriously considering giving it a go for the spring and summer months.

If you're not yet familiar with this fringe, let me give you a little context. As the name suggests, these bangs are a lot wispier than your standard block fringe. The hair at the front of the face is more feathered, often letting your forehead peek through. Although the shape does have some similarities to a block fringe, the scattered finish makes it appear a lot softer, which is why I'm such a huge fan. It's great for those of you who want something a bit bolder than curtain bangs, but also don't want a super statement hairstyle. Don't believe me? I've rounded up some of my favourite wispy bangs hairstyles below, so keep on scrolling for all the inspo...

Wispy Bangs Hair Inspiration


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Sydney Sweeney's feathered fringe has me running to the salon.


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This fringe looks stunning with curly hair.


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It works for both longer and shorter hairstyles, too.


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So effortlessly cool.


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This is the photo I'm showing my hairdresser.


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A wispy fringe and a bob? Yes please.


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Don't worry, it also looks great with an updo.


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See how it makes a block fringe appear a lot softer?


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The perfect look for spring.


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The fringe, the earrings, the dress...I'm obsessed with everything about this photo.

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Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow. 

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.