“Do I, or do I not”? This is one of the most asked questions I get as a stylist. The answer, why not? After all, it is hair, and it will grow back! Every time we turn around, some celebrity fashionista presents us with a new hair style, and a new trend begins… and why not? Hair is always changing. I believe that hair is the only accessory you cannot take off, and one of the greatest ways to express ourselves without saying anything at all. It is the frame that surrounds the canvas we call our face, and for many women, a source of confidence.
There are a few things to think about when contemplating bangs, like face shape, hair texture, and type of bang you might want to achieve your desired look. For example, if you have considerably curly hair, bangs may not be the best idea, as a straight or slightly wavy bang works best. In this case, try to think of adding layers to break up the curl and framing the face. Hair texture plays an important role in deciding the type of bang that is right for you. If you have fine, straight hair for example, a wispy bang will help achieve a whole new look without doing much at all. I find that clients with fine, straight hair shy away from layers, because their hair will look too thin, or they don’t want to see harsh lines. In this case, introducing a bang is an excellent idea, because it gives an entirely different look without adjusting any other part of the hair. There are many different types of bangs to please everyone, so talking to your stylist is a great way to find out which type of bang will work best for you. If you are still having doubts about bangs, perhaps you would start with a longer side-swept bang that will allow you to play with the idea of having a bang without much commitment. If it turns out that it wasn’t the right move for you, no problem, they can easily be blended in with your hair, and problem solved!
Another tool that is just as important as the texture of your hair is the shape of your face. I find that most people think their face is round, and this is very seldom the case. Ask your hair stylist your facial shape and go from there. For example, if you do have a round face, a heavier, straight- across cut bang might not be the best idea, as it tends to shorten the face, and can give you a rounder appearance. This bang would work better on someone with an oval or heart shaped face. There are as many types of bangs as there are facial shapes. You can think of bangs like you would a pair of jeans. There are many types of jeans as there are many types of bangs, and each fit is different. And as we choose the perfect jean to accentuate or compliments our body shape, there is the perfect bang to accentuate and compliment our face shape and features. It is not rocket science to determine the right bang for you. Simply know that there is one out there for you, and with the guidance from your stylist and a little bit of confidence on your part, this can turn out to be one of your best hairstyles yet! So, “Do I, or Do I not”? …Yes I do!!!
Liz Troncale is a stylist at Saxx Hair Design
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