“Should I get bangs?” It’s an eternal question that plagues many of our brains. You’ve probably considered taking the plunge at least once. Well, here’s a friendly PSA from yours truly. The year to make it happen is 2015. Plus, winter — with its cooler temps (no sweaty foreheads) and lack of humidity (see ya, frizz!) — is the perfect time to give the fringe a shot.
If you’ve never been banged, you probably require a little guidance — and maybe some encouragement. So, I asked a few La La stylists for their expert advice on the best look for each face shape and how to style ‘em all, as well as pulled some pics of our favorite fringed muses for inspiration.
Browse below to find the right bangs for you. Then, call La La Luxe— a DIY cut is not the way to start your new year.
Long & Split: Brigitte Bardot
Long bangs that are split down the middle soften square faces. Fluffy texture and volume at the crown only enhances the appeal. The best part? When you put up your hair, it gives your fringe an instant, brand-new allure.
Side-Swept: Emma Stone
Heart-shaped faces look great with a side-sweep. It breaks up the forehead and softens the point of your chin for a more balanced effect.
Extreme Side-Sweep: Taylor Swift
Rounder faces should start their fringe from a far side-part. This adds a sharp line to an otherwise circular face, which helps enhance your jawline and forehead.
Short-Hair Fringe: Michelle Williams
Short-haired ladies look sweet with bangs that are the longest part of the cut. Michelle Williams’ pixie (RIP) is the perfect example.
Choppy: Kate Moss
The best way to get brow-skimming bangs to remain front and center is to blowdry them downward with a small, flat brush and finish them with a flat iron. I love the piece-y texture on Kate Moss’ fringe here — it feels a little more approachable than a blunt style and more modern than the Bardot center-split.
Short & Textured: Audrey Hepburn
With shorter looks, you’ll need to brush [bangs] from left to right and vice versa with a paddle brush to neutralize any cowlicks. Audrey’s baby bangs are a style that takes a certain amount of confidence, but it’s not the least bit dated — that easy, feathered bend keeps them totally chic.
Short & Blunt: Rooney Mara
For a blunt fringe à la Ms. Mara, I suggest prepping bangs with shine serum (Evo Love Perpetua shine drops) pre-blowdry. Then, create lightweight definition with Evo Builder’s Paradise spray and a touch of Evo Helmut Light to finish them off without weighing them down. This is a committed style without a doubt, so realize that you will have to play to the graphic, geometric nature of the cut.
Long & Blunt: Beyoncé
With blunt styles, frequent salon trims may become necessary, which may dissuade low-maintenance types. But, the payoff can be spectacular — especially for longer face shapes, who benefit from the balancing effects of a straight-across fringe. Fair warning: Do not try this at home unless you have professional shears, confidence in your abilities, and a steady hand. If your hair pro is your pal, offer her a little bit of an extra tip to help give you some pointers.
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