Is a haircut with blunt bangs right for you?

/ 03.28.2014
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Blunt bangs are always guaranteed to make a style statement but that doesn't necessarily mean they're right for everyone... or does it? Whether long or short, bangs will transform your whole look and alter the way your face appears. As such, bangs need to be cut in such a way that flatters the person wearing them, rather than accentuating or even distorting certain features like wide foreheads and prominent jawlines.

So, are blunt bangs for you?

A good fit

As with any bangs, blunt ones should be trimmed to fit. So, if you have a long or oblong face shape, longer bangs that taper out (albeit in a very smooth curve) at the sides will look better than a shorter cut. Round and oval face shapes can get away with micro-bangs or a fringe that falls to just above the eyebrows.

Unfortunately, square face shapes might want to consider a softer, less geometric set of bangs as a blunt cut will only serve to make angular jawlines and wide foreheads look bigger and squarer than they are.

Effortless chic

Of course, naturally straight hair makes styling bangs really easy (read: virtually unnecessary). That said, a wavy-haired girl wouldn't have to put in too much effort to achieve a similar look. First of all, you should ask your stylist to cut them pretty thin. Bangs that are too thick can overwhelm your face and be more troublesome when it comes to styling them.

Be warned: Blunt bangs – especially micro or long – require regular (monthly) trims to keep them in shape.

How to style

Blow-drying with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream will give you a smooth, straight hair texture from the get-go. Then, if your bangs require a little more convincing to get them as sleek as you want them, mist with SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray or flat iron with SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray.

Finally, make sure you check out as many different haircuts with bangs as possible before you decide which ones are right for you. Start by scrolling through the gallery above and make sure you ask a lot of questions once you're at the salon! Enjoy...

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