Growing your bangs out doesn’t have to be a fashion or beauty nightmare. Although styling bangs between cuts seems to take forever and the look is not always great, there are ways to keep some sense of fashion during this awkward time. Bangs can make your face look smaller and mask a high or narrow forehead. They look good on straight hair but can be more of a challenge for curly hair.
It all starts with getting the right cut. Don’t try to cut your bangs yourself. You would be surprised, and horrified, at the number of home jobs gone bad. It’s much better to go to a professional and have them trim them just above your eyebrows. This is neither too short nor too long. Don’t cut them too short. You will end up looking like the guy from “Dumb ‘n Dumber”. Be sure to keep them thinned out. Big, thick, chunky bangs will not be a plus in the beauty department. Also go back for regular trims to keep them your bangs from looking straggly.
The styling options are endless when trying to grow your bangs out. One day you can use a hair gel to try to get your bangs to blend in with your other hair.
Another day, try out the fashionable hair clips on the market. There are all varieties and colors to choose from such as butterflies, ladybugs, or if that’s not your style, use old fashioned bobby pins. Whatever your style, there’s a hair accessory to fit your personality. You can always pull your bangs back with a headband as well. Bangs can be a fountain of youth and make many women look younger. Having bangs means having more options. Play around with accessories and styling products to find the look that’s right for you.
Try French-braiding one side of your hair, tuck in your feathers or braids, or wear headbands. Slick back your bangs with gel or pomade to bring focus to your face and keep the attention away from your awkward bangs. Once your bangs grow out, you can have them shaped into a chunky fringe that tapers down your temples. Maybe try going to bed with damp hair to see what materializes when you wake up.
Bangs can change your look subtly or dramatically. Bangs can be youthful, flirtatious, casual or sexy. The impact of one’s bangs is dependent upon the cut and the length of them. Bangs can be short, long or mini. They can be layered, precise or wispy.
Combinations between cut and length
Bangs are typically associated with youthful girls. We’re all familiar with the rosy cheek little girl with pig tails and a full bang. We also know the classic teenager with a bouncy ponytail and bangs. Achieve a youthful look with soft edged brow length bangs. These bangs should extend from one brow tip to the other. The bang should be full with a slight bend at the ends. Wear this style bang with a ponytail or the hair down. Bangs also allow one to conceal lines in the forehead, thus providing a more youthful look. Make sure the bang doesn’t extend past the brow or it will be too heavy and dominate the face. Remember you are framing the face, not hiding it.
Sometimes you want a more relaxed look, yet still mature. Pair a precision cut bang with a bun or chignon. This bang can be from mid-forehead to brow bone in length.
Casual bangs can also be layered and swept to the side. Layered bangs should be eye length when un-layered, so that they are brow length when flipped-up. This look is good for weekends, stay at home moms and those with less formal occupations.
Flirtatious and sexy bangs can change your look dramatically. These bangs are always long. Sometimes they are layered and sometimes they are wispy. Layer these bangs and maintain the length from the nose bridge to the nose tip. They can be flipped up with a curling iron and swept to the side. They can also be multi length and wispy for a very soft effect.
The point is that they partially cover your eyes and lend an air of mystique. Layered bangs can be worn with one’s hair down, buns, ponytails or up-sweeps. Wispy bangs look best with hair down or ponytails, especially low hung ponytails.
This bang is great for evening galas and romantic dinners. It also works for those of us with artistic occupations or in the fashion business.
Whether you desire a subtle or dramatic change, bangs can help you achieve a new look. Bangs can be adapted to fit your lifestyle, whether casual, youthful or sexy. You can wear them long and layered or short and sassy.