So you want to cut bangs? Well before you think grabbing the scissors out of your kitchen is a good idea, or before you make an appointment at your local hair salon, we need to talk. I have been that girl, the one who spur of the moment thinks she can cut bangs herself & do a fabulous job. I didn’t do awful, sure they were a little uneven, but for the most part I think I did pretty well. That being said, it was still a nightmare. I wasn’t ready for the commitment & didn’t realize all of the awful things that come with bangs. Don’t get me wrong, there are ladies out there who were meant for bangs, those who have perfectly slick, shiny, and straight hair. That is not me. Whether it was an awkward cowlick or an out of place curl, my bangs always looked a bit off. So before you decide to make the jump, take a minute and think. Either grab some of the Jessica Simpson clip on bangs and test it out, or get some celeb inspiration, but please don’t just jump head first into bangs. The most important thing I learned from my stint with bangs… they take absolutely forever to grow out. Here are some bangin’ tips, tricks, and 411:
- - People who cannot wear bangs are those who have: cowlicks (me), a widows peak, a low hairline.
- - Bangs will instantly make you look younger, mainly because lots of small children have bangs & they cover up forehead wrinkles.
- - Bangs also cover a graying hairline, which will give you a bit more time between dye touch-up’s.
- - If you have a heart shaped face, a wide bang is good for you.
- - If you have a long face and/or high forehead, bangs will help give the illusion that you don’t necessarily have that large of a forehead.
- - Small faces can test out a cute pixie bang.
- - Round faces should try out a graduated bang (longer on the sides), it will make the face appear to be more slender.