Bangs offer a chic way to contour your face shape
Achieving beautiful locks is possible with the right hair products and styling techniques. Bangs offer a chic way to contour your face shape and elevate any look.
However, not all bangs are the same. Different hair types and textures call for different styles of bangs. Discover the best bangs and styling tips for you!
1. Blow Dry
Bangs aren’t just for women, they can be a great way to style your tresses. The key is to make sure they are properly shaped and maintained between trims. One trick to keeping your bangs looking fresh is to blow dry them first before the rest of your hair. This helps to avoid the annoying cowlick that can shape your bangs and will keep them from becoming too thick.
If you’re going for a soft, beachy look like Kaley Cuoco, opt for lash-grazing bangs that tie in with longer layers around the face. This length is flattering on almost everyone and looks especially gorgeous with a slicked back ponytail.
Wispy bangs also frame your face perfectly if you have curly hair and are willing to take the commitment. Just remember that your curls will tend to frizz, so spritzing your strands with a light serum like Matrix’s This Is A Texturizing Dust ($29) can help reduce the amount of flyaways.
2. High Bun
When you need to get your hair out of the way but want a style that is less damaging to your strands, the high bun is a great option. However, it’s important to make sure that the bun is not too tight so that it doesn’t cause more breakage or hair loss. To avoid this, try using a silk scrunchie that puts far less tension on your hair and use a twist technique to reduce creases.
Another benefit of this style is that it can help hide thinning hair or gray hairs by creating a coiled look around the bun. To create this, simply take one of the ponytail sections and twist it into a coil, pinning it to the base of the ponytail with bobby pins and hairspray as needed.
3. Messy Bun
If you want to look put together without spending much time styling your hair, then messy bun is the perfect hairstyle for you. This style is simple, yet romantic and looks great on every occasion. Just make sure you have some texturizing spray on hand to get the best results.
Using this type of product can help you achieve the perfect messy bun look. It will also prevent your strands from becoming too tight, which can damage the hair.
This casual top knot works well with a wide range of hair types. It’s an excellent option for those with long or medium-length hair who can’t pull a high updo into place, and it also looks gorgeous on girls with short hair. You can also pair this bun with face-framing tendrils or braids to soften the look.
4. Side Swept Bangs
Long side swept bangs are a great way to frame your face and make it more feminine. For a more edgy look, add highlights to your bangs. This is especially helpful for thin hair because it adds the appearance of thickness.
You can also try a more retro Farrah Fawcett inspired ‘do for a timeless sexy look. Bangs can help frame your face and bring out the beauty in your eyes.
For wavy hair, try a bob cut with side swept bangs for a soft and youthful effect. This style can also help hide any fine lines and wrinkles around your forehead. It can even be a great way to conceal any grays that may be starting to appear. For a more curly and fuller look, use a leave-in conditioner with softening properties, such as Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repair and Moisture for Curly Hair.