To BANG Or Not To BANG
A fresh set of bangs is one of the easiest ways to transform your hairstyle. From blunt, heavy, wispy, to side-swept, retro or lash grazing, bangs come in all shapes and lengths.
Expertly camouflaging flaws around the forehead and corners of the eyes (where many of us women show the first signs of aging) the right style bang can wipe years off our faces and enhance our best features.
Wearing bangs is like having an accessory at all times. Even without any make up on, you’ll still look stylish, all the while cutting your morning routine down to a breeze.
There’s only one trick to this entire game: nailing the right bang!
Square Face: Lash Grazing Bangs
Blunt, side-swept, wispy, parted, full — any style works.
Long, eye-grazing bangs that dust just below the eyebrow work best (think 70’s retro). These add a soft element to a square face. However, heavy bangs like this need to hit the right place, otherwise, they can easily overwhelm your face.
For edgy definition packing major attitude, use your Flawless flatiron once your hair is blown dry!
#BestieTip: To avoid having your bangs cut too short, ask your stylist to trim your fringe gradually, angled down slightly at the temples.
Round Face: Side-Swept Bangs
Straight, blunt bangs are a big no-no for round faces—they accentuate fullness and shortness.
Instead, opt for thick side-swept bangs that are cut at a strong angle to provide hair with more shape and definition. This version is more like a long, sweeping layer, creating a vertical line where the hair starts to swoop, which thins a round face.
Whether you have thin or thick hair, these bangs can easily be styled, and they look exceptionally great on shoulder length hair!
#BestieTip: To condition your hair to drape to the side, blow dry it with a round brush and set in a pin curl for ten minutes.
Heart-Shaped Face: Wispy Bangs with Layers
The goal for those with heart-shaped faces is to balance out the thinner jawline with the wider forehead.
Rather than full fringe, go for a wispy fringe. Long layers on the side draw attention to the eyes, lips, and middle of the face. Wispy bangs are easy to style and the texture softens the shape of the face – especially when the rest of the hair is swept back.
#BestieTip: The shortest piece should hit at the eyebrow, while the longest should end at the top of the cheekbones.
Oval Face: Blunt Bangs
Bangs on an oval face are a great choice because they change the face shape by shortening its length.
Blunt fringe can be especially flattering because they are heavy and add width, accentuating fullness. For a less severe style, trim with a razor in two sections: one that falls directly over the forehead, then longer layers angled off the sides that blend with the rest of the hair. This will help to better incorporate your bang into your style.
#BestieTip: Ask your stylist to cut your bangs while they are dry (hair stretches when it’s wet), so you’ll know exactly how it’ll fall!