I feel like this is a question every woman asks herself at one point or another. Whether it be that you’re in need of a new ‘do’ or just looking for spice up your current hairstyle, there’s a type of bang for you. But here are a few things to consider before taking the big chop.
- Bangs are HIGH maintenance.
If you’re the type of girl who likes to get up and just go, or who NEVER styles their hair, then bangs may not be the right fit for you. Having bangs takes work. You have to make sure they’re styled and tamed at all times of day or else they’ll have a mind of their own. (trust me, that’s not what you want HA)
- Bangs grow REALLY fast.
Did you know bang trims are actually a thing at salons, where they literally just trim and touch up your bangs?? (our’s here start at $7 depending) Bangs have to be kept at an optimal length because oddly enough they grow really fast. Trimming your bangs go hand in hand with being crazy high maintenance because you’re going to need them touched up at least every 2 weeks.
- But we’re begging you not to cut them yourself.
Even though the trim may look easy to you, we don’t recommend trying it at home. There’s a certain technique we use, and let’s be honest, you wear your bangs in the front of your face… there’s no hiding any mistakes up there. Trust a professional, we got this.
- They don’t grow fast enough.
Remember how I said they grow really fast? Well, that’s not the case when you’re trying to grow them back out (speaking from experience) They literally grow like moving snails. About 4 months ago, I decided I was going to be daring and get really piecey straight across bangs. (Mind you I’m now 23 and haven’t had bangs since I was like 5) And I loved them the first two days. Then I washed my hair….. and I had absolutely NO clue how to style them on my own. See, I fit in with the lazy girl when it comes to hairstyles on myself, bangs weren’t for me. Moral of this short story, I’m trying to grow them back out and they are now just to the bridge of my nose…
- Now that we got that out of the way, what’s your face shape?
Different fringe flatters different face shapes which makes choosing the style of bang that much more important. For example, side swept bangs are a go to for people with round faces because it creates the illusion of a more oval face. And for a heart shape you may want to lean towards crescent shaped bangs (longer on the outside, shorter in the middle)
- Bring in picture of what you want (and what you don’t).
The best possible thing to do is bring in TONS of pictures to show your stylist. Bring in pictures of the type of bang you want and don’t want so communication is as clear as day between you two. Ask your stylists questions about how to style and get product recommendations before leaving the salon as well.
At the end of the day, if you do decide to rock a new bang look, remember change takes some getting used too. Always reach out if you have any questions on products, styling, or tools to use. It’s just hair, it always grows back 🙂
How about you? Have you ever had the urge to chop your bangs? Did you do it? Tell us in the comments.