Face-Framing Fringe for the Perfect Ponytail

Oct 10, 2023

There are always going to be those days when you want to pull your hair back into a quick ponytail. Maybe it’s a casual day of running errands or heading to the gym. Or perhaps you’re looking for a stylish way to wear your hair back to the office or an event. Heck, maybe you’re just short on time or having a bad hair day! A ponytail is an easy hairstyle where the hair is pulled back from the face and secured at the back of the head with a hair elastic or other accessory. There are so many variations of the simple ponytail to make this style anything but boring! One of the ways to achieve the perfect look and complement your face shape is with a face-framing fringe. In this post, we’re going to discuss a few ways you can use your bangs to frame your face for the perfect ponytail.

Side-Swept Bangs

Side-swept bangs are a perfect combination to any ponytail. And so easy! Simply brush your bangs to the side for this beautiful, elegant look. Not to mention, this style of fringe is as versatile as the ponytail itself. You can tousle your hair for that messy look, or wear straight and sleek for a more romantic appearance. A side-swept part can even work with a shorter layer of hair if you don’t have a shorter fringe. Consider adding an accessory! Side-swept bangs will work for just about anyone but are perfect for those with a round face. If you have thin hair, this fringe can make your hair appear thicker.

Arched Bangs 

Arched bangs are the perfect style to frame your face. This type of fringe is similar to a blunt fringe, but, as the name suggests, the fringe is shorter in the middle and becomes longer at the sides to create an arch shape. This type of fringe is very versatile. With a ponytail, you can simply leave them as they are, part them down the middle or even side sweep this type of bang depending on the look you want to wear with your ponytail that day. You can wear this type of bang wispier or thicker, depending on your preference. Arched bangs tend to draw attention to your eyes and are a great pick for a square face. Longer arched bangs as well as straight bangs can be used to hide a large forehead.     

Wispy Bangs

If you are hesitant about committing to a full, thick fringe, then lighter, wispier bangs might be the right choice for you. This look also works well if you have thin or short hair. There is nothing more adorable than a short ponytail with a light fringe to frame the face. Or even consider a half-ponytail, where only the top layer of hair is pulled back and the rest is left down. Wispy bangs look great with dark hair.  


If you ever rocked the ponytail with two face-framing tendrils in the late ’90s and early 2000s, you’ll be thrilled to know that this look is back in full force. Leaving two strands of hair out of your ponytail, one on each side, is the perfect way to contour your face while still getting the convenience of wearing your hair back. As a bonus, you can still wear this look even if you’re not ready to commit to full-time bangs. There are so many ways to play around with this style – you can wear your tendrils straight or give them a bit of a curl. Use face-framing tendrils with a casual low ponytail or try stacking your hair up high. You can leave your tendrils thin and barely there or use thicker, wider strands of hair. So many possibilities!

Wearing your hair in a ponytail doesn’t have to be blah. A face-framing fringe is a great way to look stylish while getting to have your hair off your face when you need it. If you’re still not sure which type of bangs work for your face shape, or are a little hesitant to try bangs at all, be sure to ask your stylist for suggestions that will suit you!

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