Should You Get Bangs?
Every few months a celebrity graces the red carpet with a fresh fringe, and everyone considers whether or not bangs are the right fit for them. And we get it, bangs can add something different to your hair that stands out and amps up a your look. But, as many of us have learned time and time again, there can be downsides to making the cut. So is it worth it?
There are a lot of things to think about when wrestling with the idea of getting bangs, from the styling options to the potential forehead breakouts, and the grow out time. But if you have tons of gorgeous photos of celebrities rocking bangs on your Pinterest, and have yet to call and make a hair appointment, this is the article for you.
First up, before making any decisions, do NOT cut your own bangs. This is never a good idea. Trimming them yourself is acceptable, but chopping inches of your own hair off without a professional being present will rarely have a positive outcome.
And then you have to think about your skin. Maybe in highschool getting bangs was a way to conceal forehead breakouts, but as an adult you should probably avoid that method. Bangs can add dimension to your look, and give you unlimited styling options, but if you tend to have greasy hair and oily skin, it could turn out to be a disaster for your skin. Having your hair constantly laying on your forehead can cause breakouts and clogged pores. Not to mention oily skin can make your hair look greasy too. So if your hair is on the thinner side be aware that dry shampooing your bangs will probably be a regular step in your routine.
Now that you have been warned, it is time to decide if a fringe will actually suit you. One way to check this is to try an online generator. You can upload a photo of yourself, and see what you would look like with different hairstyles. This may not be foolproof, but is definitely less of a commitment than finding out you hate bangs on yourself after cutting them.
Another option is clip in bangs. This way you can have the style you want without the commitment. A major fear before getting bangs is that you will get bored of them, and have to suffer for upwards of a year waiting for them to grow back. But with the amazing clip in option available nowadays, you can get the exact look of real bangs without any regret. This is our #1 recommendation as it comes with so many styling options, and you could change up your look everyday. But getting clip in bangs that are high quality can be a bit of an investment. So it is up to you. Would you rather save money and get your bangs cut, or invest in the convenience of a new hairstyle daily?
If your hesitancy has faded, and you have decided to take the plunge, good for you. But which type of bangs are you going for? Walking into a salon and saying, “I want bangs,” probably isn’t the best plan. Search bangs on google images or Pinterest, and see what you like best. A full fringe (seen above) is a bit bolder. It also requires a bit more attention to styling. If your hair is frizzy, flat, or even wavy you will most likely need to style them each day to avoid looking wonky. So if you have the time for that and want to go all in, save this photo for your stylist, and rock your new bangs.
On the other hand, if a thick set of bangs is a bit too much for you, a wispy fringe maybe exactly what you want. You can get away with a messy and undone look more easily, and this cut requires a lot less maintenance. Not to mention growing out wispy bangs is a lot less frustrating as they will blend into the rest of your hair more easily. This is also a great gateway style into fuller bangs if that happens to be your end goal. Try out a less intimidating style like this and if you love it, you can always make it bolder later.
So what have you decided? Are you going to take the risk and rock a new style for the coming season, or play it safe with angles and layers? No matter what you choose, we are confident you will look fabulous with or without bangs
Photo Credit: cover via Ninjacosmico.com, second photo via Beautyblvd.net, third photo via Marieclaire.com, fourth photo via Hairstylehub.com, fifth photo via Elle.com, and sixth photo via @aboutthatcurl