Does medium length hair look better with bangs or without?

/ 04.15.2014
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Do you prefer shoulder-length locks with bangs or without? Vote for your favorite hairstyle!

Medium-length haircuts often get a bad rap for being something of a non-decision, or worse, boring. The thing is, they are rarely either of these things (just like any other length cut), especially when they're styled right, with or without bangs.

A fringe can totally transform a shoulder-grazing 'do but do they make it look better? Let us know what you think by voting for your favorite look above.


Bangs, however long they are, change the way any hairstyle frames the face. The shorter the haircut, the more noticeable this becomes. It also depends on the kind of bangs, too. Side-swept and wispy styles have less of a shock factor whereas short bangs or really blunt cuts have harsher, more obvious lines.

Bangs help to emphasize eyes and cheekbones especially, so they're a great excuse to experiment with makeup trends. Just make sure you keep your lips neutral if your peepers are all dolled up!

For a quick, firzz-free styling fix for bangs, blow-dry after applying Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream. Afterward, use a flat iron to neaten up any problem sections of hair and mist with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray to finish.

Bare all...

...well, all of your forehead at least! A fringe-free medium hairstyle can also look fantabulously pretty. Sans bangs, you can play around with plenty of different textures such as tousled waves or well-defined curls. You could even try a subtle piecey look. It's all up to you!

To get the tousled look, spray your hair from root to tip with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray. Blow-dry in twisted sections and finger-comb. Again, mist with Fine Control Hairspray to finish.

So, which hairstyle do you prefer?

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