The decision to get bangs or to not get bangs is often not taken lightly because it can instantly change your entire look. We get it, mostly because there is so much to consider and it requires extra commitment to get regular trims to keep them looking stylish.
But bangs are not all created equally, as they come in a wide variety of styles, layers and cuts. Plus, finding the best style to suit the shape of your face is a whole other story. Bangs can either update your look or transport you back to when you were a toddler.
If you have been looking for a helpful guide to the right bangs, then look no further. Here is everything you need to know about how to choose the best bangs for your face shape. Just scroll down to find out if you are ready to give yourself a total makeup by taking the plunge with a whole new look.
Side bangs are best suited for round shaped faces, as they have soft edges and the side-swept adds more length to your face, creating a more oval look. Plus, they are very low maintenance and don’t require regular trims for upkeep.
Your bangs need to create an illusion and this is especially the case if you have a square or oblong shaped face. Often this face shape has a strong masculine jawline and wider cheeks. A-shaped tapered bangs will soften the jawline and create more feminine angles, bringing attention directly to your eyes.
If you have a heart shaped face, then this style is a must have for your face. Heart shaped faces are wider at the top and thinner towards the chin. Crescent bangs flatter most face shapes, as it has a tapered outer edge that is shorter towards the middle, creating a 70’s style look.
If you are looking for a more trendier, updated look, then you should definitely try out baby bangs. Baby bangs should hit the middle of the forehead and should have a tapered, feathery cut and not a drastic blunt cut.
This look is best suited for oval shaped faces, since oval faces have more length than shape but not with a harsh jawline. A blunt bang that cuts across the middle of the forehead will draw attention away from the long face.
Medium bangs aren’t quite as short as blunt bangs but should hit just above your eyebrow. They will require regular trims every three weeks to keep them looking clean and neat. Medium bangs look great if you have curly bangs.
Long, Layered Bangs
If you want to take attention away from your square jawline then you should definitely try this look. Longer, feathery bangs will soften even the strongest features.
Micro bangs are even more drastic than blunt bangs as they are cut closer to your forehead and often cut straight across. Blunt bangs elongate your face, so if you have an oblong or oval shaped face, then this style should be avoided.