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Hairbrained- Cutting Bangs for Your Best Look by Beauty Expert, Gina Rivera

Sherrie Wilson

During recent weeks, I have written about the versatility that layers provide when they are cut into the hair. This week I shift my focus to bangs which I believe can be utilized for both dramatic and subtle style changes.

Let’s say that you don’t want to cut the length off of your hair but you are searching for something different. If this sounds like you, then cutting bangs may be the perfect solution for your dilemma.

For the last few years, bangs have slowly meandered their way back to the runways of fashion week as well as the red carpets of Hollywood. This is because bangs can be worn in so many ways. And, more importantly, they are definitely an item that can be used to make a bold statement or create a specific look.

For example, straight long hair can easily be worn with heavy, blunt, bangs to create a sophisticate sleek look. Heavy meaning that a larger portion of the hair is sectioned off to cut the bang from. This is a popular runway look that is frequently seen at fashion week.

Bangs also work well when producing an edgy look. Most often, this method of cutting bangs is seen with shorter styles. Jagged cut bangs typically work great for those who love being trend setters, as well as for the non-traditionalist.

For individuals seeking a more natural look, texturizing techniques can be applied when cutting the bangs. This will result in generating greater movement. It’s perfect if the objective is to create a carefree feel with the hair falling loosely.

Bangs can also work extremely well with curly hair if the goal is to frame the face. Just make sure you work with a professional who is well versed in cutting curls.

In general, make sure to consult with your stylist when considering bangs. Hair length as well as texture will play an important role in whatever style is selected. A good stylist will also have the knowledge to advise on what will work best with a specific lifestyle and face.


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