Long hair is desired by the majority of women and is an all time favorite among men, but it can become a bit boring if you don’t change things up once in a while. By adding a bang or fringe to your hairstyle, you will look and feel like a rock star! Celebrities are updating their hairstyles by adding a edgy eye-skimming bang and piecey layers. This will allow you to look trendy without a dramatic change, such a losing any length.
A bang/fringe will soften and enhance your look by adding layers around your face accentuating or minimizing any flattering or unflattering features! I absolutely love the uniqueness that a bang adds, no matter how they might try, only you can carry off your style…no one can copy it.
The Different Types of Bangs
Side Swept Bangs
Side swept bangs are parted to one side and swept across to the opposite side in a soft fashion.
Straight bangs fall straight down and reach right to the eyebrow. They can be tapered slightly longer on the sides and shorter in the middle area.
Blunt bangs cover the forehead and are cut very blunt. Blunt bangs can be super edgy and cool, but require regular upkeep.
Piecey or Wispy Bangs
Piecey bangs are uneven and choppy and give a really textured, edgy look.
Parted bangs usually part in the middle or off to the side sightly. These are great for those looking for low maintenance.
Choosing the Right Bang for Your Face Shape
First Determine Your Face’s Shape
Then Pick a Bang Type Based on Your Face Shape
Square Shaped Face
With an equal distance between your temples and your jawlines on both sides, you’ll want to choose a cut that softens the angles of your jaw. I recommend layers because they help bring more dimension to your face. Or try bangs that are heavy the center and sweeps into a feather on your sides.
Round Shaped Face
You need bangs that help add angles to your face giving it a longer and slimmer appearance. Avoid extreme softness as this will accentuate your faced roundness. Long, side-swept bangs or longer and layered layered will help offset any fullness.
Heart Shaped Face
Your forehead is the widest part of your face and your chin creates a sharp point. To avoid making your forehead appear even larger and your face longer, you want to stay away from bangs that are too wide. Instead try side-swept, or wispy bangs that are parted in the middle.
Oval Shaped Face
Oval-faced girls can wear pretty much any bang shape. So any kind of bangs look good: short, long, or side swept are all great options. For those with thick hair try something long and thick, just barely grazing your eyebrows. If your hair is on the thinner side, opt for face framing bangs that you can easily brush to the side.
Have fun and try something new! You are going to get so many compliments when you show up to work, class or a party with your new look!