Bangs add a framing effect on the face and just a little bit of extra character. But finding the right fringe means recognizing your face shape, and how to best outline it.
To break the roundness, long, wispy side-swept bangs are best. Avoid very short bangs as they will emphasize circular face shapes.
As the “perfect” face shape to carry any bang, an oval face is open to choosing any cut, dependent on personal style and flair. In this case, focus on one that complements your haircut.
To offset a square jawline, longer sides and side parts are best. Avoid center-parted or very blunt, straight cut bangs.
Long layers or bangs that run straight across to the eyebrows are best for framing heart shapes.
All Face Shapes
A heavy bang fits for most faces, offering a fresh, youthful look for all ages.
How to Style Bangs
Using a round brush, blow dry bangs completely straight, and then style into place with your hands for a more natural look.
To create a piece-y look, use a hair product such as a paste for separation, then spray with an extra light styling spray to lock it in place.
To maintain healthy looking fringe and shape, trim bangs every 3-4 weeks.
For groomed bangs, consider a straightening treatment just for the fringe, or just a flat iron to do the trick.
For a lighter feel, remove some bulk and texturize bangs and soften the ends.