The Best Bangs For Your Face

Bangs have always been one of those hairstyle trends that come and go every year. Bangs can vary greatly from sexy side-swept bangs to sophisticated blunt cuts and even romantic whisps to rock-n-roll shaggy cuts. Since every face shape is different (from heart shapes to ovals), it means that there isn’t a one-haircut-for-all approach that will work. Featured here are tips on getting the best bangs for your face shape.

The Best Bangs For Your Face Shape

Bangs For A Square Face

If you have an angular jawline, then you probably have a square shaped face. The best way to soften your facial structure is to get long bangs (hitting just above the eyes) that have tapered sides. This type of haircut draws attention to your eyes, while softening the look of your angular features. After blowdrying your bangs straight, lightly spray a fine mist of hairspray to keep the bangs in place throughout the day.

Bangs For An Oval Face

An oval shaped face can handle pretty much any type of bang. The best look though are long, fringed bangs that fall in between the eyebrows and eyelash line. To minimize frizz, apply a small amount of styling cream or serum on your damp hair before blowdrying with a large round brush. Also, it helps to use an ionic hairdryer to reduce any frizz (since bangs are notorious for frizzing up quickly).

Bangs For A Heart Shaped Face

A heart shaped face is known for a broader forehead and triangular chin. To minimize the look of the forehead and balance the facial structure, opt for side-swept bangs that graze over one eye. The look of layered, feathered bangs works best on people with straight or lightly wavy hair (which can be blown out easily). This type of bang does not work well with curly or kinky hair, as it can easily frizz up and would require significant styling.

Bangs For A Round Face

If you have a fuller face, you have to be careful not to get a blunt bang haircut, which can easily make your round face look fuller. The key is to ask your hairstylist for a soft, curved bang. The bang should be on the thicker side (rather than light and whispy). A shine-enhancing spray will help keep your bangs looking smooth and frizz-free all day long, despite any humidity or perspiration on your forehead.

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  1. so i have really curly hair and( im caucasian) and i havent had bangs since like 2013 and my hairdresser is a really good friend of mine and dosent have me pay her, but every time i go i end up hating the cut, anyways i have a round face shape and i want something fresh and new without having to much of a change.

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      If you want bangs, I recommend blow-drying using a large round brush and heat protectant spray. This will help you smooth and straighten the hair cuticles, even if your hair is naturally curly.

    • Christina-Lauren says:

      Hi Clara! The good news is that hair grows out. You can use a headband or barrette to clip your new bangs back if you don’t like the way they look.

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