Style & Beauty
The Quest for Better Bangs
4/5/2016 9:15:12 AM


Ah, bangs. No other word can strike fear and envy like they can. Often viewed as the "holy grail” of a hair style, the search for those elusive perfect bangs can seem never-ending. There’s always the hope that just the right style and stylist who can deliver it for you are just inside the next salon.

Well, fear no more! Bangs are flattering on all face shapes – you just need to pick the right style of bangs for your face shape. Jessa Lavergne, stylist with Dermalogix Salon and Day Spa, offers the following suggestions to get the "best bangs” for your individual facial features.

"Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and to discuss your bang options with your stylist,” adds Lavergne. "The bangs can put the finishing, perfect touch to your hair style, so it’s worth taking the time to get them right.”

What you have: Round Face What you want: Side Swept Bangs

Lavergne says heavy, slightly angled cut bangs will accent cheek bones and thin out a round face. Thicker cut bangs are the most flattering for round faces, but straight, blunt bangs are a big no. These will only accentuate the fullness in a round face shape.

What you have: Square Face What you want: Lash-Grazing Bangs

A heavy fringe that grazes your lashes compliments both long and short hair styles. Any bangs that aretoo straight-acrosswill mimic the same angles in the jawline, which is exactly what you want to soften, according to Lavergne. A textured cut that blends into your hair line will soften your face.

What you have: Oval Face What you want: Take-Your-Pick Bangs

Oval faces look good with all parts and bangs, so you have the freedom to create any type of "fringe.” V-shaped bangs will give your look versatility. Cutting the bangs both directions allows you to wear them either way. "Blunt bangs can be equally as flattering, but to make it less severe, angle the sides to blend into your existing hair length,” says Lavergne. "For either option, be sure to leave length in the corners to keep the face elongated.”

What you have: Heart Face What you want: Blunt Cut Bangs

Heart-shaped faces have more width across the top of the forehead and are more narrow toward the chin. To get the most flattering cut, Lavergne suggests starting at the bottom and take away length as you go up toward the middle. A sculpted, blunt cut will accent the cheek bones and softens chin lines.


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