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Are long haircuts better with bangs or without?

/ 02.26.2014
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Do you think long hairstyles look better with bangs or without?

Long hairstyles are often referred to and/or thought of as ultra-feminine and very pretty. This much is absolutely true and can the general view of long hair can even be expanded to include such adjectives as gorgeous, interesting and even rebellious on occasion. The thing is, getting bangs cut into a long hairstyle can change everything. The way the hair sits, the way it frames the face, and the overall vibe of the whole look can be altered by a fringe.

The big question is: do long haircuts look better with bangs or without? You can vote for your favorite style above.

Same style, two different looks?

When you take two long hair cuts that are exactly the same, except one of them has bangs, and place them next to each other, it's pretty easy to see that they're basically two entirely different hairstyles. Much as that statement only serves to illustrate what we did with the pictures above, it is an interesting thought. After all, loads of people are always asking themselves, their friends, partners, roommates, colleagues, people on the street... if they should get bangs cut in.

The answer to that question all depends on what face shape you have, what kind of bangs you want and your natural hair texture/styling time you want to commit to. Longer bangs can be more versatile as they can be swept to one side, pinned back into an updo, and they grow out pretty fast if you decide you don't like them after all.

FYI, if you're thinking about getting bangs and want to know more about what will work best for your face shape, take a look at our guide to choosing the right bangs.

In control

Keeping bangs under control is actually very simple. To tame frizz, flyaways and other unruly strands, apply a tiny amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum and then finger-comb. This will create a tousled, relaxed look for naturally straight hair.

If your locks require a little more persuasion to do as they're told, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray and flat iron your bangs. Finish with a mist of Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray for an ultra-sleek finish.

Which long hairstyle do you like best?

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