Good bangs can make all the difference between having just-okay hair and a totally amazing ‘do. When “banging,” you really need to consider both the shape of your face and how you want your hair to interact with your cheekbones. Not every face can carry off every bang. Accordingly, we’ve provided some fringe inspiration to make sure that you get the most “bang” for your haircut buck.
Bored with your hairdo? Take a cue from celebrities like Leighton Meester, Kelly Rowland and Nicole Kidman who have recently transformed their tresses thanks to brow-grazing bangs.
“Bangs are a great way to update your look without sacrificing length off your ends,” according to celebrity hairstylist and Nexxus creative director Kevin Mancuso. “The addition of thick, blunt fringe immediately draws focus to your eyes and emphasizes your bone structure.” Read more… Keep reading »
“The Blind Side” actress Sandra Bullock rocked blunt bangs at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
The mane man behind her new look is celebrity hairstylist David Babaii. He revealed that he was inspired by the ’60s in creating Bullock’s bangs and textured ends.
Babaii predicts this award season will be full of natural textures and waves, adding that gorgeous, shiny, red-carpet-worthy locks can be created with simply one product and, of course, the proper styling tools. Read more… Keep reading »
This is the least bangin’ strap-on we’ve ever seen. Apparently, there are people out there who want bangs so badly, they’ll don a headband with artificial hair attached to it. We understand the desire to switch up your hairstyle without having to wait months for it to grow out, but faking a fringe like this is guaranteed to look, well, fake. [Crushable via The Cut] Keep reading »
Do you remember “Take U to Da Movies,” an intoxicatingly hot jam from last summer in which 19-year-old Sudanese rapper Bangs requested that he squire you to the show? Well, Bangs is back, and this time he is on Facebook, ladies. To put it succinctly, the message of “Meet Me on Facebook” is that he would like to meet you on Facebook. Why? “‘Cuz you gotta nice look.” That is why. “We can make love through the Facebook,” he notes. Too bad I’m not on Facebook. Me and Bangs will never meet on Facebook. [The Daily What] Keep reading »
Angie and Johnny are already filming “The Tourist” in Venice, and it looks like the film’s hairdresser has decided to snip some bangs (and added fresh highlights?) on Miss Jolie’s ‘do. Do we like? Those big, curled bangs are awfully hard to pull off, even if you’re one of the most beautiful women in the world. Then again, they’re more flattering than, say, a blunt little Dutch boy style. To get the look, ask a stylist to cut bangs that frame your face, and use a large barreled curling iron and a bit of hairspray to piece them into place. Just like ya did in junior high. Keep reading »
Nicole Richie has got herself some seriously long bangs—I have to think those get into her line of vision and bother her eyes, no? I can feel it now, every single blink is labored because your eyelashes have to disentangle themselves from your hair! Bang-wearers, what’s too long? Granted, too-short bangs have their own ugly issues so I suppose to err on the side of long is the way to go, no? I’ll say, though, that for someone with long bangs Nicole is styling them smartly: As a (very) general rule of thumb, when your bangs reach your brows, you’ve got to get control of ‘em. If you’ve got coarse or wavy hair, you need a little pomade to weigh hair down. Fine-haired folk should use a dime-size amount of gel (look for one that’s got some alcohol in it) to shape and tame fly-aways. And once your bangs have reached the bridge of your nose (Nicole, pay attention!), apply a styling lotion and curl the fringe up and back with a round brush. It sounds like an ’80s styling technique, but gravity coupled with the weight of your bangs will help the hair fall into a pretty wave. How do you guys handle too-long bangs? Keep reading »
We noticed our good friend Courtney Dunlop over at the Stylelist blog posted this rather disturbing pic of Beyonce out on the town wearing one of the most questionable hairdos of all time, the curly bang. (Although maybe she just needs to read our post about how not to look a hot mess?) It seems like even a star of her caliber is having trubs pulling this look off, leading us to pose the question: Can curangs ever look good? [Stylelist] Keep reading »