The Best Bangs for a Short Forehead

A lot of women wonder if bangs are better for a short forehead with a hairline that begins high up, or a large forehead with a deep hairline. The fact is that bangs can be right for just about anyone, you just have to choose the right bang hairstyle. The first thing you should consider when deciding on which bangs is your face shape, and that might help answer your forehead question but if not, here are some tips for bangs for a short forehead.

A Full Blunt Fringe Shortens the Forehead

Many women think that the blunt bang may shorten the forehead but as long as it starts a few inches back it can actually make your forehead look better. These bangs are ultra-trendy with a long bob hairstyle.


Katie Holmes has a small forehead and these blunt bangs work perfectly.

Long Side-Swept Bangs Creates Length

Keep the side bangs as long as possible to create the illusion of length around your forehead. These are great for somebody who doesn’t want the maintenance and commitment of blunt bangs but still wants the bang-benefits for their shorter forehead.


Reese Witherspoon’s grown out side-swept bangs are a great option.

Graduated Bangs Frame Your Face

These soft bangs will frame your face and because they are a long blunt bang they will give your forehead length. Keep the edges soft so that it doesn’t overtake your small or soft facial features. It’s also a good idea to make the bangs wide so that it blends into your hair but also do make sure it works with your face shape.


Try soft and graduated bangs for a short forehead.

Soft Wispy Bangs that are Long

Leighton Meester has a small forehead but she wears bangs well. A soft wispy bang that is long is a great option for a small forehead but it’s better for somebody who doesn’t want the severity of the blunt bang or doesn’t have the right face shape for that look.


These bangs are super flattering on a short forehead.