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    The Big Bang Theory; Hairstyles with Bangs

    Kelly Osbourne with angular bangs
    How to wear bangs

    To bang or not to bang, that is the question . . . How often have you asked yourself “Should I get bangs?” Adding bangs to your hairstyle is a tricky proposition; done well, hairstyles with bangs add an element of edginess and flair to your look. Done poorly you are doomed to a partnership with headbands and barrettes for many moons to come, and the “should I get bangs” question is one that you will wish you never asked yourself.

    Before making that first snip, consider this . . .

    Before choosing a hairstyle with bangs, consider the shape of your face. Bangs will alter the look of your face shape, so if you have a very round face or a very square face with width at your jaw line, bangs probably aren’t for you. Remember how ridiculous Kelly Osborne looked with bangs? Her face shape is too round to carry them off. If you want the effect of bangs without the drama, try a few soft wispy pieces before making a commitment to a deeper cut. Think Maria Schwarzenegger. Her jaw line is particularly square, and the fringe hairstyle with side swept bangs give softness to an otherwise angular face.

    Side by Side Reese Witherspoon and Rooney Mara both with bangs

    If you have a heat shaped, triangular or oval face, bangs can work for you. Rooney Mara is doing a fantastic job making her angular cut work for her. Her hairstyle with bangs is dramatic and edgy and gives her lots of fashion options. Reese Witherspoon is another good candidate for bangs. Her heart-shaped face is complimented by her long hairstyle with bangs that can be combed down for a full fringe effect, or swept to the side for a softer, more romantic look.

    Remember if you choose a hairstyle with bangs or a fringe hairstyle, work your way into it. Try cutting bangs a bit longer than you think you want them to be. Hair shrinks a bit when it dries, and it’s always easier to go shorter but only nature can correct a haircut that’s too short. If your hair is long – shoulder length or below – you may want to start with a tapered cut around your face. Cutting bangs directly into your hair at the brow line can be too harsh a look for some people, so consider fringe that begins at your jaw line and tapers to a shorter bang as you approach eye level.

    For more great bangs styles check out our Pinterest Beautiful Bangs Boards.

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