The boxy is a classic cut that women of different generations wear heads held high, and for good reason. Timeless and elegant, but also tolerant of a certain amount of whimsy, it’s the ultimate choice for blondes and brunettes of all ages, as well as any girl somewhere in between. However, if this timeless classic seems somehow run-of-the-mill, even impersonal, know that there are several ways to spice it up. For example, adding a nice trendy fringe will modernize it flawlessly… But what kind? Well, if you follow the beauty columns, you probably know that La Frange 2022/2023 is the curtain call! And no, it’s not just for girls! So let’s take stock of the long square with curtain fringes, emphasizing the ways to wear it after the Fifties.
Is the long bob right for me?
Long before you even consider curtain bangs, you’re probably wondering if a long bob is right for you. Indeed, probably yes, because it is a “universal” cut that adapts to all body shapes. On the one hand, hair that is neither too short nor too long, stopping at shoulder height, tends to lengthen the round or squared face while softening the overly pronounced jaw. On the other hand, when the long bob is slightly wavy, it adds lateral volume to the elongated oval face. But what about the long bob with curtain bangs?
Curtain bangs, which face does it work for?
The good news is that curtain bangs are about as forgiving as the XL bob. Having an A-shaped silhouette, the curtain fringe is very useful when you want to lengthen, but also refine a round or square face. If your face is more rectangular, leave the sides of the bangs longer and shorten the middle to get the same effect! As usual, women with oval or heart-shaped faces can afford everything, including a long bob with curtain bangs.
What factors to consider at 50+?
Yes, age is just a number and it’s all about charisma, but we have to be honest and admit that some things get less and less appropriate as the years go by. So, is the long bob with curtain bangs one of the hairstyles to avoid after 50 or 60? Fortunately not… provided that some precautions dictated by subjective factors are observed.
Around the age of fifty, significant hormonal changes occur that can herald, accompany or follow menopause. Sure, it’s a completely natural phenomenon, but that doesn’t mean that all of its effects are pleasant. From a hair perspective, feeling dry on the scalp, losing more hair than usual, and complaining of fine, brittle, and difficult to style hair are quite common inconveniences. What to do then?
The first good thing to do is to choose a hairstyle that does not require too aggressive interventions to preserve its good looks. This includes excessive heat treatments, but also excessive washing with unnatural cosmetics, frequent coloring, etc. The other step towards a healthy and chic look is to choose the long bob with curtain bangs that best suits our hair type.
Which square cut for which hair type?
For example, if you have thin and relatively thin hair, a slightly tapered medium-length bob will be more suitable than a long bob with side-swept bangs. The reason for this is that longer lengths tend to look flatter and fine hair already lacks volume. Either way, if you want to maintain shoulder length, the long wavy bob can add aesthetic movement and save the day.
In case your hair is tough, a degraded square cut is a great solution. Finish with some nice waves that will give more structure to your hairdo and that’s it. Check out the rest of the ideas in our gallery and discover tons of amazing styling and coloring ideas for any hair type and face shape. You will probably find yours there!
Even women with curly hair can enjoy this trendy cut!
Instant rejuvenating effect thanks to the long bob with long curtain bangs
Fine hair needs to add more volume from the roots with layers
A playful coloring will highlight the undulations of the sheer square
If you have fine white hair, prefer the medium length shaded square with curtain
Healthy, dense hair can enjoy a beautiful balayage that emphasizes the waves
How to take your gray hair through the long square with curtain bangs
At 50, 60 or 70, confidence and humor are the best ornament possible!