Want to change up your look in 2012 without going to extremes? Bangs can make a big difference in the way you look! They’re fun, flirty, kicky and young. When properly blended into your current cut, they don’t even require a change in style or length. Look at Reese Witherspoon if you doubt the power of bangs to supercharge your image!
Bangs are versatile. They give you more style options than you’d have without them. If you want to be rid of them for a day, you can slick them back with gel, wear a headband, clip then to the side, or blow-dry them away from your forehead. Ponytails look adorable with a sweet sprinkling of bangs, and when you wear your hair up,
bangs will keep your face from looking matronly or severe. If you don’t like your forehead, bangs will cover it up.
Today’s bangs go from bold and blunt to soft and swept to the side. In between there are choppy bangs, spiky bangs, wispy bangs, and short little baby bangs. If you’re new to bangs and afraid to commit, start with just a few bangs that are meticulously blended into your current cut in a style that’s easy to grow out if you change your mind. You can also try longish, side-swept bangs which are much less dramatic.
Contrary to popular opinion, bangs are not hard to grow out unless you opt for a very heavy bang. We suggest that you avoid heavy bangs unless you are already sure that you like them. Instead, go for a light, feathery look. That way, if you decide that bangs are not your thing, you won’t have a big chunk of hair to grow out.
Bangs are a hot look for 2012, and the good news is that you are not limited to just one look. Almost anything goes. But remember that for optimum results, bangs must be cut to flatter the shape of your face. Don’t make the mistake of trying to cut them yourself! Instead, consult with a professional stylist, get some suggestions, and go from there.