Two years ago I went to a hairstylist and asked for blunt bangs (or fringe, for the purpose of this post I will be referring to them as bangs). The result was a disaster and I ended up wearing my hair pinned up for months…the girl actually thinned out my bangs making parts of them shorter than others. Needless to say I was scared and never wanted to look a hairdresser in the face again. My fear eventually diminished as I started researching more and more about bangs and because I know there must be more people out there with this fear I shall endeavour into explaining the world of bangs…
Figure out your face shape first!
The first thing I had to figure out was my face shape. This wasn’t an easy thing at first but eventually I got the hang of it. The easiest thing for me to do was to pull my hair back and sort of analyze my face. It also helped to draw dots with a lipliner in the corners of my forehead and the sides of my chin (where I bite down) to help me visualize it better. As a point of reference my face is round.
What Kind of Bangs Suit You?
After you’ve figured out your face shape it’s time to move on to the fun part…picking your best bags! To be completely honest, I have always loved the look of thick bangs straight across but I have learned the hard way that they are just not for me.
Best Bangs for Round Faces – Medium Side-Swept Bangs
If your face is pretty much the same all around and you’ve got visible cheeks then your face is round. In order for bangs to flatter this face shape they need to shave off some of the bulkiness in the face. Side swept bangs create the illusion of having an elongated, more oval face. The best way to achieve this look is to blow-dry them in the opposite direction of placement so that when they are set on the normal side they don’t have a rainbow effect.