On top of your standard hair trim, adding bangs to your hairstyle can easily update and upgrade your look. It is a simple way to freshen and change your vibe. The adage remains true that your hair is your crowning glory. It is crucial that before going under the scissors, it never hurts to do some research. Like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, or a fitted wardrobe to a wall, your face shape must match the cut of your bangs. A fitted wardrobe is a design marvel that perfectly blends in any room. It is a storage cabinet that allows one-stop safe-keeping of all clothing, garment, shoes, accessories and knick-knacks in your home.
May it be blunt-fringe or wisps of side-swept bangs, these cuts can beautifully enhance your face and your features, or it can be another bad trip to the salon.
Round Facial Feature
Full and wide cheeks characterize a round face. Never go for straight bangs as it defines the fullness of the face even more. A go-to cut is a side-swept fringe chopped at a solid angle. Draw inspiration from Kirsten Dunst’s locks as Mary Jane in Spiderman. Her deep red locks, side-swept shoulder-length do, perfectly frames her face.
A square identifies with a strong and defined jawline. The width and height of the face are equal. A rule of thumb in this face shape is to go heavy bangs, full fringe, and it should reach mid eyebrow. A perfect representation of this is celebrity Keira Knightley with her bangs straight across. It is a big no-no to go short with the fringe. This style would pull the face downwards, and it is not flattering.
The long face is similar to an oval-shaped face; the difference is the cheeks, forehead and jawline are the same widths. Bangs style that would complement this face shape is slightly long bangs and choppy. Never go for baby bangs because they can further elongate the face. Celebrity style references are Rhianna and Nicole Kidman in The Translator.
A heart-shaped face is characterized by a broad forehead, small chin and pointed jaw. Reese Witherspoon is a gorgeous example of a heart-shaped face.
Full-fringe bangs would emphasize the broad forehead. It is an unflattering cut. Best to go for layered side bangs to accentuate the eyes and the middle of the face. Blunt, heavy bangs that rest below the eyebrows are also good ideas for heart-shaped facial features.
Oval face identifies with a rounded jawline and a broad forehead. Any style of bangs will suit this face shape.
The queen of fringe, Zooey Deschanel, holds the most versatile face shape. Women with this face profile can be liberal with their choice of cuts. They can experiment with full-fringe, side-swept and shorties.
Once you have found the perfect bangs style, hold on to it for a quick refreshed look anytime! A few maintenance tips would come in handy in keeping your bangs and making them work to your advantage.
The first is to give it attention. It requires to be blow-dried and brushed. Next is to keep it looking sharp by trimming every two weeks. The last and most crucial pro tip is to wash it frequently. It comes in contact with your skin; therefore, it needs to be clean to prevent skin irritation.