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How to choose the right bangs for your face shape

/ 02.10.2014
Get the right bangs for your face shape
Get the right bangs for your face shape

If you're a little tired of your current hairstyle, one really quick way to change it is by getting bangs cut in. Instantly, your face will be framed differently and your 'do will look brand new again. Before you go ahead and get your very own fantastic fringe, however, you need to think about what kind will work best with your face shape. What works for your heart-shape-faced best friend might not work for you, and vice versa, so we have a rundown of what looks are most flattering for each face shape.

You should still talk to your stylist before the cut to get some personalized advice about which bangs are right for you, both in terms of how they will look and how much styling you need to do, if any.

Round faces: Bangs that taper out at the sides and are shorter in the middle will help to make a round face appear longer. Side-swept or a-symmetric bangs are also great because they re-frame the face, also elongating the shape. Lightweight, wispy textures are best for round faces.
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Heart-shaped faces: Side-swept bangs also work really well for heart-shaped faces as they help to make a wide forehead appear smaller, creating a good balance. Blunt bangs that come to just below the eyebrows will look really cute while softening a pointed chin. Slightly heavier, choppy textures look great on heart-shaped faces.
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Oval faces: Ovals are perhaps the most versatile face shape when it comes to choosing bangs because absolutely anything goes! Micro bangs, long bangs, a blunt cut... anything! You guys are the lucky ones because, for the most part, it all comes down to your personal style.

Long faces: If you have a long forehead, longer bangs can help balance it out by making it appear shorter and wider. With a blunt cut, they can also add an edgy feel. Softer, tapered bangs are also an option for a more feminine look.
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Square faces: Long, side-swept bangs help to soften a square face, with a wispy, angled cut. This will help to draw the eye more to the length of the face, rather than the width, helping to make it appear longer. Avoid blunt and short bangs as these will only make a square-shaped face appear even squarer.

Whatever your face shape, there are some perfect bangs out there, just waiting for you to take them for a spin!

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