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    Bangs or No Bangs . . . Here are Your Options!

    Michelle asks:

    Bangs or no bangs . . . it’s one of those hair dilemmas that drives me nuts! It’s taken me forever to grow out my layered haircut into a long one length hairstyle. I’ve had to have so many haircuts to get me here. (I previously had shag haircuts that I mostly liked) The hairdressers typically trimmed the bottom length of my hair so that the long layered hair would catch up. Now that it is long (it’s about two inches past my collarbone) I’m getting bored with it and I’m not sure that it looks all that good on my face shape.

    My longer hairstyle has been great for updos. I can get a thick ponytail, braid it or put it in a bun easily and that means a lot because it makes for really quick and easy hairstyles when I don’t have time to style my hair. But, when I wear it down it is flat on top and looks like it just hangs there. I’m afraid of a hairdresser cutting too much off after I’ve spent so much time growing out my layers. Hairdressers have told me I have an oval face shape and my hair is medium thick with some wave. I can straighten it or curl it but I want to keep it long so I can still wear updos.

    Please help!!



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    Long Hairstyles with Bangs

    Michelle, the dilemma of whether to have bangs or no bangs is prevalent, so don’t worry yourself about it, you’re not alone! Now there are a number of sites where you can try on hairstyles before cutting it off. Some charge for the service and some are free! Hairstyle Blog has done a review of these sites in this article; Face in Hole Hairstyles Site Reviews.

    Here is how Jennifer Daulton, hairdresser of Daulton Studios, weighed in on the issue of “bangs or no bangs!”

    Start with Wispy Bangs ~~ You don’t need to cut a lot of hair off to get a new look. I suggest starting slow by cutting in light, wispy bangs. It’s easy to blend light, wispy bangs into a long hairstyle if you don’t like the look and you can always cut in heavier bangs later.
    Bangs Haircuts

    Long Hairstyles with Straight Bangs

    Long hairstyles with straight bangs are trendy but these blunt bangs aren’t for everyone. Straight bangs can look abrupt on some face shapes without at least some face framing layers. Even the straight hairstyle with bangs above has slight layers that contribute softness and a slight frame to the face.

    If you have a long oval face shape or a oblong face shape and want to wear straight bangs, layering around the face will alleviate a severe look. Long hairstyles on long face shapes need face framing layers to soften and shorten the look of the face.

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    Long Hairstyles with Long Swept Bangs

    Long hairstyles with side swept bangs suit all face shapes. Cutting in a long swept bang is less of a commitment than cutting in straight bangs. Side swept bangs are longer and in a short time they will grow out to blend in as face framing layers.

    Bangs Haircuts

    Long Hairstyles with Asymmetrical Bangs

    The asymmetrical bang is a favorite of mine for an artsy look! This look works well for all face shapes and especially draws attention to the eyes. Like all hairstyles with bangs, it’s important to be vigilant on keeping your bangs trimmed regularly.

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