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I have always been intimidated by bangs ever since I grew them out in second grade. Before taking the leap and cutting them, I have been doing some serious research. Here is a cool list of what bangs compliment which face shape. I also attached an infographic that explains more thoroughly. Enjoy! 1. Square Face: Heavy Feathery Bangs Why? Long, eye-grazing bangs that are tapered on the sides add a soft element to square face shapes. What to ask for: Ask your stylist to snip them just below the brows, leaving the heaviest pieces on the sides so they don’t mask your eyes. 2. Round Face: Go Curvy! Why? The gently arching fringe complements Hudson’s soft, feminine features, says LeCompte. What to ask for: Request a graphic, curved shape, which will flatter your bone structure—and be sure the bangs are thick. Wispy versions won't have the same impact. 3. Heart Shaped Face: Feathery Layers Why? Sideswept bangs have a balancing effect and draw the attention down and towards the eyes. What to ask for: Layered, feathered bangs. The shortest pieces should hit the arch of your eyebrows; the longest should meet the outer corners of your eyes. 4. Oval Face; Born for Bangs! Why? Nearly any fringe works with an oval-shaped face, but these airy, pin-straight ones accentuate the prettiest parts of the face. What to ask for: Ask for bangs that hit between the brow and the eyelash and are longer on the edges.
I think you just have to have a certain level of confidence to make the switch. It goes both ways though - I have a few friends who are too nervous to show their foreheads because theyve had bangs for so long!
When I ask for heavy feathery bangs, it never works :( they just don't look like what I expect!
Thank god for my oval face hahah I've had bangs since BIRTH!
I haven't had bangs since I was a child either, @galinda. I am so jealous of my friends and celebrities that can pull off this look!