While everyone has thought about getting bangs at one point or another, it can be a risky business. However, there’s no need to shy away from bangs. Bangs can change the shape of your face, give your hairstyle an update, or even give you a little boost of confidence. That is if they’re done correctly. That’s right, step away from the scissors! Bangs are an investment, so make sure you consult a professional when making the jump. A hairstylist can recommend the best styles to complement your face shape and hair type and give you some great advice on products and upkeep, so those bangs stay fresh.
What Are the Different Kinds of Bang Styles?
While you might think bangs are just a one-style-has-to-fit-all situation, nothing could be further from the truth! There are over a dozen bangs styles for bang-curious to choose from, but we’ll give you a few of our favorites below.
Curtain bangs are among the most popular bang trends from the past decade. These face framing bangs look good on pretty much everyone! They’re also super easy to grow out when it’s time for a change.
Wispy bangs are another soft look for those who don’t want a drastic change in style. These bangs are delicate, wispy hair that looks incredibly natural and flattering.
Bangs might seem dangerous for curly-haired people to explore, but curly bangs are a fun way to change your style.
Bottleneck bangs are a modern style that’s easy to care for and flatter for most face shapes. Bottleneck bangs tend to be shorter in the middle of the forehead, with longer pieces towards the side.
How To Style Bangs?
How you style bangs depend on the aesthetic you’re going for and how your hairstylist cuts them. Check out the following styling tips if you need a few new ideas to update your look.
Curtain bangs are all about the blow dry! We recommend investing in a good barrel brush if you’re looking for new ideas on how to style curtain bangs. Use your barrel brush to give those curtain bangs some shape, and finish them off with a texturizing spray to create an elegant, slightly messy look.
Wispy bangs tend to be a little easier on the style side. You can use your fingers and a blow dryer to move the thin pieces around, creating a bit of volume and movement. Finish off with a lightweight hairspray.
Styling your curly bangs takes some practice. Keep your time styling these bangs at a minimum. The more you touch them, the frizzier and more unruly they can become. For best results, let your curly bangs air dry, then separate them with good hair oil or serum, finger curling as needed.
For those with bottleneck bangs, you’re in luck! You’ve got several options for styling these simple, chic bangs. If you’ve got enough time in the morning, do a quick blow dry with a barrel brush, gently rolling as you reach the end of the longer pieces to give them shape and volume. If you’re in a rush, grab your curling iron to roll the longer pieces around your face. Finish off with a hairspray or a light texturing spray.
When Is It Time to Call in A Professional?
TikTok videos and YouTube tutorials abound for how to cut and style your bangs, but we recommend consulting a professional instead. Everyone’s hair type is different–you might have thick, curly hair or hair damaged by bleaching or harsh winter weather, or you may have thin, fine hair that needs a bit of extra volume. Similarly, everyone has a different personal style–a good hairdresser can help you choose a bang that matches your look.
Besides that, bangs are a commitment; how much time can you give to styling and caring for them each morning? Do you need something quick and easy, like bottleneck bangs? Or do you have the skills and discipline to blow dry those curtain bangs?
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