Choosing Haircuts with Bangs

Haircuts with bangs are a quick, easy and trendy way to change your hairstyle, but, if you don't consider your face shape, you could end up wanting to grow them out the second you cut them.

If you have an oval face: You're lucky because lots of different hairstyles naturally look good on your face shape. Often, longer bangs that fall just below the eyebrows are flattering, but just about any type of bang will look pretty. If you have thick hair, you might want to experiment with row of blunt fringe, but, if you have thin hair, a longer side-swept bang might be nice.

If your face is heart-shaped: If you want to make your chin look more delicate, angled wispy bangs can do the trick. Side-swept, off-center bangs can draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones instead. But, if you want to place a little more emphasis on your chin, go for a thicker row of bangs.

If you have a round face: The best hairstyles for your shape will elongate your face. Consider side-swept bangs with a layered hairstyle. Wispy fringes will also help bring the attention away from the sides or your face to give your shape a longer look. Just be sure to avoid bangs that are super-thick, super-choppy or super-short. These styles could make your face look shorter and plumper.

If you have a square face: Again, like round face shapes, hairstyles that make your face look longer will be most flattering. You should strive to let as much of your face show as possible. A few wispy face framing layers make for a good bang style, as they'll soften the edges of your face. Keep them at a length that comes to or below your eyebrows. Avoid blunt bangs or ones that come down to your jawline because they'll give your face unflattering sharp edges.

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