Should you get bangs?
Bangs are a great way to spice up your hair style. They can put life into a drab look, even modernizing it. Bangs are making a big comeback today. But bangs do not come in one size. There are many different types of bangs to choose from, all with different effects on your hair style. Below are some of the more common types of bangs.
One thing to keep in mind, before you get bangs cut, is that it may take awhile to grow out the bangs if you do not like the look. You may be able to see what bangs will look like to standing in front of a mirror and placing some of your own hair around your forehead.
Below are descriptions of some more common types of bangs.
‘Not Really Bangs’ Bangs—These types of bangs are created when you make a very deep side part, either on the left or right, on your head and drape the hair from one side over to the other. If you were to pull the hair straight down in your face, the hair would not really be that short. This type of bangs will require some sort of hair spray to keep the hair from falling into your face. This is a great type of bang to try, as it doesn’t really involved getting hair cut, as it is just the illusion of bangs.
Fringe Bangs—This type of bang is just a hint of bangs. They do not completely cover your forehead, just a subtle effect. They work to soften a hair style, draw attention away from high foreheads or other facial features.
Choppy Bangs—This type of bangs is very popular. The hair is very choppy, meaning not a straight or even angled line. They are not a full bang, but add visual lines that can help accentuate your facial features.
Straight Bangs—This type of bang is cut straight across the forehead, with no angles whatsoever. It can be cut to medium length bangs and even very short bangs. This type of bang is also great to broaden a narrow face shape.
Long Bangs-- We named these the Eyebrow bangs because they are long, full and right at or below the eyebrow. The long bang is sometimes worn very long and practically covers the eyes. This type of bang is sometimes called the Seventies Sexy Bang, and it is best suited for face shapes that are narrow, heart or pear shaped.
Side-Swept Bangs-- We call this the face-framing type of bangs. These are not a full bang, but rather long or short fringes that are angled down the side of the face, basically swept to the side, off of the face. These types of bangs work great for heart and oval face shapes. It is probably one of the more popular types of bangs that are worn today by women.
Basic Bangs-- These are normal bangs ranging in length from short to long. The shorter version of this bang works well for narrow face shapes.
Layered Bangs-- This type of bangs has added shorter layers on top of longer layers. These types of bangs are great for adding height and texture in the crown area. Styling this type of bang may require extra time and the use of hair care products such as gels, mousses and creams to keep all the layers in place.
In short, bangs are a great way to camouflage a high forehead, or accentuate certain facial features. In our final part of Best Celebrities Hair Styles for Your Face Shape, we will cover how you can actually try on hair styles before you get them cut so that you can be assured that the hair style you have selected will work with your face shape and features. Visit Hair Bangs for more examples