Why you should care

To bang or not to bang? These will help you decide.

After about 64 pins on your ‘Dream Bangs’ board, you think you’re ready to take the plunge…but are you?

If you’ve never had bangs, its maintenance needs and sheer existence might be quite the culture shock. We’ve compiled a few questions that will let you know if you’re ready for the hairstyle change.

Do I Get Bored Easily?

If you’re going for bangs, and especially the ones above the eyebrows, then you better not be the kind who gets bored easily! It only takes a second to snip off your fringe, but it takes ages to grow out your bangs, especially if you want to wear it as long as the rest of your hair.

The growing out process takes some getting used to as well. You’d have to resist cutting it when it’s pricking your eyes, and be willing to pin, headband, or style it when it’s at awkward lengths.

If you’re the kind who loves surprises though, then the evolution of a growing bang would be exciting to you. Embrace a shorter above the brow style, then a wispy below the brow cut, then a longer side bang as it’s growing out. It won’t look the same at the beginning and at the end of the same month!

What’s My Face Shape?

Face shape guideOval, long, square, heart shape, or round? If you have an oval, long, or heart shape face, then longer, wispier bangs that fall below the brows will suit you.

If you have a square or round face, then a blunter bang that falls above your brows will work better to break up the symmetry of the round or square.

If you’re unsure, or if you want to play it safe, opt for a longer, wispy side bang. You can ask your stylist to cut it longer, then go shorter as you test it out by putting more hair at the front of your face.

Am I Willing to Style My Hair Daily?

Bangs require styling, they don’t always fall so neatly at the front of your face. If you have straighter hair, then you would need to use a blow dryer, straightener, or hot air brush to curl it inwards and give it more body.

If you have wavier or curly hair, then you’d need to create the same look and work on straightening out oddly placed kinks.

Do I Have the Right Tools and Products?

For blow drying, you’d need a hair dryer and paddle brush. If your hair is dry, then you can use a straightener or hot air brush. Also stock up on dry shampoo as bangs tend to get greasy as it comes into contact with the makeup and grease on your forehead.

Shop our recommendations:

Panasonic EH-NA45P

Panasonic hair dryer

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John Frieda Hot Air Brush

John frieda hot air brush curler

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Pantene Pro-V Dry Shampoo

Pantene dry shampoo

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Why you should care

To bang or not to bang? These will help you decide.

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