1. The Double Dutch Braided Pigtails
If your bangs were just cut or trimmed, and are on the shorter side, try braiding them into a style like this one. To achieve this look, part your hair down the center and begin braiding three strands down the left side of your head, weaving the pieces under one another rather than over.This causes the braid to stand out as opposed to blending in with your hair. Repeat on the right side. When you've reached the back of your ear, secure it in a ponytail or braid it all the way to the bottom, depending on the desired look.
2. The Kelly Kapowski Hair Flip
I'm a huge fan of this flipped hairstyle because it doesn't take long to coax your bangs into the side-swept style. To get the look, simply use some texturing spray to give your bangs a gritty texture so they stay back when you run your fingers through your hair, and then add some hairspray to secure it in a side sweep.
And voilà! You look like a member from Saved by the Bell, and no one will ever question whether or not you have bangs.
3. The Three-Second Side Braid
To recreate this quick braid, side-part your hair in line with the arch in your eyebrow, and then take three strands of hair and start braiding the hair along your hairline into a traditional braid. Continue braiding your hair toward the back of your head, pulling and including pieces near your temple, and then secure it at the ends.
Boom: no bangs.
4. The Kim Kardashian-Inspired Slicked-Back Look
This look is one of my go-tos, especially if I have to jump in the shower and am already running late, since my bangs are already back from rinsing it out. All you do is absorb some of the excess water from your hair with a microfiber towel, brush it back into place with a Wet Brush or your fingertips, apply TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray into your palms to lock in the wet look, and then rake the product through your hair while it's wet. I love this look because it looks super-intentional, but it's really just the quickest style to execute so you're not late to brunch, work, drinks, a date — wherever.
5. The Bejeweled Halo Braid
If you have longer hair and want to put it all up, this is a style that will not only keep your bangs off your face, but it will look like you also put in a lot of time and effort into your style (when it really only takes about five minutes). Recreate it by starting the braid near the back left side of your head by the nape of your neck. Continue to braid along the left side of your head, across your hairline, and around the back of your head. Finally, secure the end of your braid so it wraps around to the starting point of your braid.
To add some extra bling to your style, weave a necklace or a bracelet through the braid — or, leave it out for a more casual, boho feel. You can always pancake the braid as well to make it look thicker by gently tugging at the sides of the plait. Either way, your bangs will totally be hidden, which is key.
6. A Smoothed Center Part
Another trick I use a lot when trying to camouflage my bangs is wet my hair, part it down the center, and slip on a hat. While I'm wearing the hat, I typically do my makeup so I can let the tight-fitting cap train my hair flat as I'm applying my foundation, blush, mascara — you get the point. Then, when I take it off, I hit my hair with some heat from a blow-dryer, followed by a shot of cool air to lock down the smoothed strands.
And there you have it: smoothed bangs that stay put.
7. A Braided Topknot
Another cute, speedy style you can create to keep your bangs out of your face is this braided bun. To copy this look, section off three strands of hair at your hairline and braid them, grabbing more hair each time you cross the pieces over one another. Then, when you get to the crown of your head, wrap your hair into a topknot and pin the ends with a bobby pin to secure it.