Everything You Need to Know About Bangs

One of the best ways to get an instant makeover is to visit your favorite salon for a quick haircut. You can take it to the next level by getting bangs to go with your new haircut.

Everything You Need To Know About Bangs

Fringe Benefits

Bangs are great for framing the face, drawing attention to the eyes, and best of all, they look great with almost all types of hairstyles, from bobs to pixies, to short and long hair.

They’re also the quickest way to have your hair look ‘styled’—even when you’ve barely made an effort.

Bangs are a fun way to change your look without committing to a new haircut. However, if you’re at a complete loss as to what kind of bangs to get, read on to find out the perfect bangs for you.

The Difference Between Bangs and Fringe

You might be curious to know what the difference between bangs and fringe is. Well, there’s not much of a difference, except for where you are in the world.

If you are in the US, “bangs” is the more common term to use. For the rest of the world, “fringe” is the term that most people use. Here’s a closer look into the different types of bangs or fringe to help you decide which option to discuss with your stylist.

Types of Bangs

Short Blunt Bangs

Blunt bangs can create a severe effect on the face. But if done right, these bangs are perfect if you want to stand out and make a statement. You can ask your hairstylist to taper in the sides to offset the severity of this style.

Side-swept Bangs

If you can’t decide which bangs to get, try this one. Side-swept bangs flatter all face shapes and can be worn across various hair lengths. It’s also an effortless style to pull off and looks super chic and put together. You can also try wearing hair extensions to add more texture and dimension to your hair as well.

Choppy Bangs

Unlike blunt bangs, which are of the same length, choppy bangs vary in length. The juxtaposition of the length is these bangs’ defining characteristic. The tips of the hair are snipped vertically in a random pattern for an edgy, modern look.

Curtain Bangs

These bags have a shaggy, uneven length that perfectly frames the face the same way curtains would frame a window. They look great on everyone, and they add a little something to an otherwise plain haircut. Also, they’re easy to grow out of, so if you want to move on to a different hairstyle, the transition will be easy and seamless.

Wispy Bangs

Korean hairstyles are all the rage right now. A small section of the hair is parted across the forehead for these trendy bangs to create a feathered, dispersed effect. This works best for fine hair.

Pixie Bangs

A pixie cut is already stylish on its own. But you can make it even more stylish with either front or side bangs to rock that extra-edgy look. These bangs are perfect if you’re the wash-and-go type and will save you lots of time in the morning. However, to keep your hair (and bangs) at pixie length, you’ll need to go to your salon frequently for regular trims.

Asymmetrical Bangs

Intentionally uneven bangs have an effortlessly cool vibe. The only rule for asymmetrical bangs is that one side must be longer than the other. This is best for it-girls who want a trendy, bold look and confidence to wear it.

Wavy Bangs

Sport some wavy bangs for a long-overdue celebration of your natural hair’s textures. These bangs are super easy to style. Use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to brush out the bangs, then twist them into sections with your fingers to create a natural wave.

Curly Bangs

If this is your first time trying curly bangs, start off with long curls first. Since the curls can be sensitive, don’t overload them with too much product. This will ensure that the curl pattern matches the rest of your hair.

Baby Bangs

Baby bangs are a cropped version of the fringe that helps to draw attention to your forehead and eyebrows. The goal for these bangs is for them to appear like baby hair. They look adorable and perfect for that girl-next-door vibe.

Your Maintenance Kit

Your bangs may get more greasy than the rest of your hair because of their constant contact with the skin on your forehead. Use sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner to keep your bangs in good condition. They will also need regular TLC in the form of a texturizing spray and a hairdryer to add more volume and flat iron for a sleek finish.

November 29, 2021
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