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Should you get a haircut with short micro bangs?

/ 02.19.2014
Micro bangs
 Micro bangs

Anyone who has ever seen Girl Interrupted, Rooney Mara in Millenium or anything relating to Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s & 60s will understand just how chic, cool and often edgy micro bangs can be. They look so good on so many famous people that it can seem like a really great idea to try them yourself... and it probably is!

Before you take the plunge and get those babies cut in, you might want to think about exactly how micro bangs can, and will, work for you.

Who will micro bangs flatter?

The surprising truth about micro bangs is that they look great on a lot of different face shapes. Oval and heart-shapes can rock the look, as can anyone with a slightly round face. Long and particularly square faces should stick to longer bangs as these will soften prominent jawlines.

It's also worth mentioning right here that you should probably avoid micro bangs if you have especially curly hair or obvious cow-licks along your hairline. They tend to work better with straight/straightish hair, unless you're happy to spend the extra time styling them into shape.

How to style them

Texture is key with micro bangs. A piecey look works really well for a simple "I just fell out of bed like this" kind of hairstyle.

To get the look, apply a very small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum to your bangs. When we say very small, we mean teeny tiny. Warm it in your hands and then quickly sweep it through your bangs. You can then tousle small sections and use your hands to shape.

If your bangs tend to require a little extra persuasion to look just the way you want them, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream and blow-dry. Use your hands or a comb to pull your bangs down as you dry them to get them as straight as possible and to add maximum length. Fix them in place with hairspray to finish.

Could micro bangs be the new haircut you've been looking for?

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