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How to Pick the Right Style of Bangs for Your Face


How to Pick the Right Style of Bangs for Your Face
How to Pick the Right Style of Bangs for Your Face

Picking the right style of bangs for your face can be a daunting task! There's many different styles to choose from and it can be hard to know which one will look best on you. However, with a little bit of knowledge and some careful consideration, you can find the perfect bangs to complement your face shape and overall style.

What are the different types of bangs? There are several popular styles to choose from, including:

  • Straight bangs: These bangs are cut straight across the forehead and can be worn at various lengths. They are a classic and versatile choice that can work for many face shapes.

  • Side-swept bangs: These bangs are swept to the side and can be worn long or short. They are a great option for those who want to add some interest to their hairstyle without committing to a full fringe.

  • Fringe bangs: Also known as full bangs, these bangs are cut straight across the forehead and cover the entire width of the brow. They can be worn at various lengths and are a bold choice that can make a statement.

  • Wispy bangs: These bangs are thin and piecey, giving them a softer and more natural look. They are a good option for those who want to add some texture to their hairstyle without committing to a full fringe.

  • Curtain bangs: Curtain bangs are a type of bangs that are parted in the middle and fall in a straight line across the forehead, creating a curtain-like effect. They are a popular choice for those who want to add some interest to their hairstyle without committing to a full fringe.

Now that you have an idea of the different types of bangs available, let's take a look at how to pick the right style for your face shape. There are several face shapes to consider, including round, oval, square, rectangular, and heart-shaped.

For those with a round face shape, straight or side-swept bangs can help to elongate the face and give it more definition. Avoid full bangs or wispy bangs, as they can make the face look rounder.

For those with an oval face shape, most bangs styles will work. However, if you have a long face, you may want to avoid straight bangs, as they can make the face look longer.

For those with a square face shape, wispy bangs or side-swept bangs can help to soften the angles of the face and add some femininity. Avoid straight bangs, as they can make the face look boxy.

For those with a rectangular face shape, full bangs or wispy bangs can help to add some width to the forehead and balance out the face. Avoid side-swept bangs, as they can make the face look longer.

For those with a heart-shaped face, side-swept bangs or wispy bangs can help to balance out the face and minimize a broad forehead. Avoid full bangs, as they can make the face look top-heavy.

In addition to considering your face shape, it's also important to think about your overall style and how the bangs will fit into it. For example, if you have a bohemian or laid-back style, wispy bangs might be a good choice. If you have a more polished or professional style, straight or side-swept bangs might be a better fit.


If this is your first time to my salon, feel free to bring in pictures of the style you're interested in and let's open chat about what works best for you! I'll help you choose a style that will work for your face shape and overall style.


A Note On Curtain Bangs Curtain bangs are a versatile choice that can work for many face shapes and hair types. They can be worn at various lengths, from long and sweeping to short and choppy. They can also be styled in a variety of ways, from sleek and straight to tousled and textured.


One of the advantages of curtain bangs is that they can be easily grown out if you decide that you no longer want them. As they grow out, they will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your hair, making the transition to no bangs a smooth one.


To style curtain bangs, you can use a variety of products, such as pomades, waxes, or serums, to give them the desired texture and hold. It's important to choose a product that is suitable for your hair type and will help to tame any frizz or flyaways - I'll help you there!


Overall, curtain bangs are a stylish and trendy choice that can add a touch of glamour and sophistication to any hairstyle. Whether you wear them long and sweeping or short and choppy, they definitely make a statement and turn heads.

How long do bangs last?
How long do bangs last?

How long do bangs last? The length of time that bangs will last depends on a few different factors, including the type of bangs you have, your hair growth rate, and how you style and maintain your bangs. Here is a general guide to how long you can expect different types of bangs to last:


  • Straight bangs: Straight bangs can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on your hair growth rate and how you style and maintain them. If you have a slower hair growth rate and keep your bangs trimmed regularly, they may last longer. If you have a faster hair growth rate and don't trim your bangs as often, they probably need to be re-cut more frequently.

  • Side-swept bangs: Side-swept bangs can also last for a few weeks to a few months, depending on the same factors as straight bangs. They should to be trimmed more frequently if they start to look uneven or unruly.

  • Fringe bangs: Fringe bangs, also known as full bangs, tend to grow out more quickly than straight or side-swept bangs. These'll need to be trimmed every two to four weeks to keep them looking fresh and tidy.

  • Wispy bangs: Wispy bangs are thin and piecey, so they tend to blend in more easily with the rest of your hair as they grow out. As a result, they may last longer than other types of bangs, potentially up to a few months. That said, expect to trim them every few weeks to keep them looking neat and tidy.

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