Bangs can completely change the proportion of your face. Sick of the same ol’ style? Longing for a change but don’t want to lose your length? A quick way to spice up any cut is with bangs! Go to your professional stylist for a “cutting consultation” and find what type of fringe will get you the most, er, bang for your buck.
1. DRAMATIC BLUNT BANGS are perfect for longer face shapes as they help balance the proportion. As an added bonus, they also are a great way to accentuate your eyes because the solid line draws attention directly to them!
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2. ASYMMETRICAL FRINGE can soften a square-shaped face. This is a second example of the transforming power of bangs! To see this change for yourself, draw a square on a piece of paper. Next, draw a diagonal line across the center of it to form two triangles…this is exactly what an asymmetrical fringe will do for a square face by cutting it in half and softening the shape.
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3. TEXTURED BANGS are a great option that can spice up an edgy shape to make more it feminine. Your stylist can cut in jagged lines with lots of movement using a razor, texturizing scissors or with precise point cutting.
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4. SIDE-SWEPT BANGS are the most versatile and look great on all face shapes and hair textures. Bangs swept to the side are soft, romantic and a wonderful way to add interest to longer hair.
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On a side note, once you get your bangs, most stylists will trim them complimentary between haircuts, keeping them in perfect position. Just call in advance to confirm availability!
GIRL TALK TIME: Would you ever wear bangs? What do you think of these tips? How will you change up your style in 2012?