Bangs can be worn many ways and can be easy to style. Beyond that there are good reasons why some consider them to be shear genius. Those passionate about trendy razor cut bangs are quick to point out that you can add instant texture and movement.
Fervent bangers claim a flirty fringe, as they are referred to by some, confers transformational power. That offers an easy way to rehab your appearance and introduce a bit of beauty drama with a few scissor snips. All with good reason. Under the magical spell of a bangs makeover your face becomes thinner, more angular. In a flash, your eyes are more dazzling and sexier.
Not to mention bangs bestow a stylish elegance not easily found in other cuts. Any of these simple styling moves can change your entire look. Guess you could say bangs are capable of giving you a beauty boost that lets you assertively strut out the door ready to take on the world confident in your look.
So are you reaching for your cell to make an appointment with your stylist? Well, before jumping in, you will want to consider things like the thickness of your hair, which facial features you want to draw attention to, your face shape as well as the various types of bangs. Hair bangs can dramatically change your appearance. They can create the illusion of an oval face shape, which some feel is the universal ideal, no matter what shape your face is in. In that case here are a few guidelines that might help you decide.
You can safely put your strands on the chopping block if they are straight and pretty much lie flat. But you want to skip the scissor session if you have a cowlick in the wrong place or you have crazy curly hair.
With the curls, when bangs are clipped in, your hair loses the weight that helps keep them in line. Even though keeping your bangs cleaned up by tending to them faithfully can help avoid that problem. Smaller more delicate features can be overpowered by bangs. Lop on if you can keep things tidy. That means frequent trims done either by you or your stylist.
This is a bigger issue with eyebrow grazing blunt bangs or if your stylist thinks they should be paid for the privilege of keeping your bangs looking fresh. If so be sure to check out the how to trim bangs tips below.
Skip the scissors if your hair is at best a frizz ball on good days. Or is wildly curly by nature. Battling a fringe with out of control hair like this can be anything but fun. So take a pass rather than be sorry. Here are some ideas for flattering bangs for various face shapes. Then those being honest will admit that sometimes bangs can be a lot like owning a pet. They need proper care and feeding to be kept smart-looking and stylish. Most of us look good wearing them. They are an easy way to change things up.
Of course to care for them, first you have to know your options. Main Street Bangs So we can agree there are many ways to wear bangs or a fun fringe.
You can have bangs that are choppy, blunt, side sweeping, or asymmetrical. You can get even edgier and bolder than those if you wish. Besides by all accounts bangs can juice up just about any hairstyle and even give a bland cut just a hint of edginess. Yet while styles are constantly changing, there are several classic types of bangs that most think of when they hear the word.
Blunt and side-swept being the two most common. Because they are a great way to hide a multitude of beauty blemishes including massive foreheads or extra long face shapes. Which is why they continue to come back or remain into style. This perennial fav fringe is always a good choice. These are great for slimming fuller faces. You want it cut so it kisses your eyebrow as the locks caress your forehead. Pretty much one length, these work best on straight or chemically straightened hair of any thickness.
And side parts only need apply. These work because the bang creates bulk, dimension and can make thinner hair appear to be thicker than it is. Blunt Heard in the Salon: The hottest thing going in bangs right now. This is the look six out of 10 women are asking for when looking to bang it out. Making them a fashionable fringe.
For some a straight across bang brings to mind Cleopatra. And oh those eyes. The widest of fringes can just skim your eye lashes and have a clear edge. A straight edge coming to rest so they just touch your upper lash. Enthusiasts of this most classic of bang will tell you they are sleek. They can create the illusion of thickness for those with fine thin hair. They make your eyes look more intense. Although if the mane is too thick they can overwhelm your facial features. And wavy hair will obviously need to be blown dry to that they lie flat.
A cowlick on the wrong place in your hairline dooms your blunt bangs experience before it starts. Unfortunately it will keep things from lying flat — the key to this type. Long and Layered Heard in the Salon: These are how the curly haired might be able to get in on the fun as long and layered are your best choice.
As the name implies the shortest strands hits at just above eye level. The longest will naturally blend in with your cut. The can come off harsh looking rather than cute. Thickening cream is one prescription for added volume and blend-ability.
Short and Wispy Heard in the Salon: Short but not too short. They should come at least to the middle of your forehead or your risk unintentionally falling into sticking out bad territory. These can take on a stringy look if your hair is too fine however. A spunky fringe like this can be helped along by having a bit of pomade run through it. That will add a bit of separation and definition to the bang.
Other Bang Options Other than going main stream, if you want to be bolder, go for piecey or multilayered razor cut bangs. In this case the longest strands will extend a bit above your eyebrows.
Then there are tapered bangs. These usually fall an inch beyond the bridge of your nose and have a swooping angle down the side of your face that has lots of movement. You may find the look to be chic but the need to push the bangs aside annoying. Longer bangs that touch just below your eyebrows are great for shortening the appearance of your face.
But they will require more frequent trims. How do you normally part your hair? Does it run straight down the side or more at an angle into the crown? How much hair do you want to involve with your bang?
Or put another way how far back on your head should they start? What are the best options for your hair type? I mean you know thick hair is going to need to be cut differently than fine and thin. Do you want any longer strands or pieces to frame you face if you feel like doing that? Blunt, wispy or what?
That will affect how the hair is cut to get the wanted affect. French braid it away from your face. Put a cute twist into them to pull them off your face. Shape them out using a medium barrel ceramic brush and your blow dryer. Poof them by back-combing and holding them with hair spray.
Changing up your look as suggested is one thing. This is more or less a two part video. The first shows you how to cut the bangs and the second part how to style them.