This Surprisingly Versatile Haircut Is Staging a Comeback, and It's Perfect For Fall

Kelsey Castañon

Bangs are a lot like baking a soufflé: make one wrong move and it can all go south. Curtain bangs, on the other hand? This style, which is split right down the middle and swept to each side, is a little more noncommittal - and just as badass. Now, they're getting a big refresh for 2020.

"Curtain bangs are making a comeback because of the '70s inspiration in the current fashion scene," said Michael Bowman, a stylist at NYC's Rob Peetoom salon. (Remember the shag trend?) "A more modern twist would be to make the bangs a little shorter and textured in the center, so they can also be worn as a full textured fringe on days you want to change it up. This will also make it easier to grow out when the next trend hits."

Plus, is there anything more quintessentially fall than a bangs haircut? Ahead, proof that standing divided can, in rare cases, look good.