For years now, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with curtain bangs. Love because seeing them on other people made me drool, and hate because every time I would go to style them on myself they never turned out quite right. A style that looked so effortless and chic on others somehow always fell flat during my attempts to replicate. I recently gave in to the itch to cut them again, so this time around, I was determined to master the method.
I spent some time perusing the YouTube channels and TikTok accounts of the girls I follow with notably great hair and struck gold once I stumbled onto this video from hair goddess Matilda Djerf. Not only does she have the hair of my dreams, but her account has a ton of quick, easy tutorials on how she styles her infamously dreamy bangs. So after many watches of her videos and much trial and error, I finally cracked the code on how to style curtain bangs—and it was surprisingly easy.
There are actually multiple ways to achieve the style so you can choose your own adventure based on your level of skill and preferred tools. Below, I’m sharing each styling method plus the key products and videos that helped me learn when I thought all hope was lost.