From fleeting thought to a full-scale investigation, the question of should I get bangs is forever an age-old dilemma.
Bangs can be brilliant. Whether cut close or light and feathery, they can soften your face, provide a curtain of hair to hide behind on bad days, and they can totally transform your look all without having to resort to expensive cuts and dyes.
There are many benefits to bangs and no hairstyle is forever so even if you hate it, they will grow out.
But what about the time in-between? What if you look like a page boy? What if it causes your forehead to break out in spots? And what if instead of cute youthful bangs you have greasy strands stuck to your head?
Fear not, we are here to do a deep dive into the world of bangs and to help you figure out if a bang hairstyle is going to be your bag. Shaggy bangs, a side swept bang, thick bangs, keep reading to see which style bangs (if any) will suit you.
7 Questions to Consider Before Getting Bangs
Before you take the leap into bang life, there are a few questions that you may want to ask first just so you know how much bang maintenance is needed. Bangs take a fair amount of upkeep and you want to make sure that you have the lowdown on what will feel and look good before you book that hair appointment.
If you want to know right.this.very.minute whether or not you should get bangs, then scroll to the bottom of this post and take our very official quiz.
But if you'd like to explore this existential question a bit more, then here are some questions worth considering when it comes to bangs.
How often do you need to trim your bangs?
It depends on what style of bangs you go for and what kind of look you are after. Most styles of bangs could do with a trim every 2-3 weeks especially if you have close blunt bangs. Side swept bangs are a little more low maintenance as are wispy bangs.
Basically, if you are looking for low maintenance bangs that don't require a lot of attention then skip the heavy thick fringe bang and opt for long bangs instead.
Beyond trims, bangs may take a little extra playing with than your usual hair style. You may need to get familiar with your haircare tools once more. From the blow dryer nozzle to skipping the hot iron and getting products that help your hair texture so your fringe doesn't look flat or full of chaotic stand on edge funk, prepping your bangs may take a little practice.
Which face shape do bangs flatter the most?
Whether you have a round face, a strong jawline, a heart-shaped face, or a long face - there is bound to be a bang style that suits you. Those who have an oval face shape can pick from a huge variety of bang styles as this is the most versatile face shape for all kinds of bangs.
Those who have a more square face can opt for bangs with layers or A-shaped bangs. The round face looks super cute with choppy bangs and longer faces can look tres chic with heavy and straight bangs.