Thinking about taking the plunge and chopping bangs? You’re in luck, because fringe is definitely in!
But, let’s be honest, making the decision to get bangs isn’t always easy. After all, you’ve got to pick a style that best suits your face shape — Is it long bangs, sideswept bangs or micro bangs? — and you have to be ready for the commitment of frequent trims and daily styling.
And, you know, make sure you’re in the right emotional state for a major change. (Maybe right after a breakup isn’t the best idea?)
To help take the guesswork out of hairstyles with bangs, we consulted the pros to get the best tips for bangs styling, maintenance and beyond. So sit back, take it all in and let their expert advice steer you in the right direction.
Whether you’ve been flirting with the idea of fringe for years or have only been contemplating a change for a few weeks, there are a few things you should consider before you cut bangs.
1. What does your morning routine look like?
If you prefer to roll out of bed, shake your hair and head out the door, bangs might not be the best fit. “Bangs can be a big adjustment if a client is used to lower maintenance cuts,” said Fernando Salas, creator of White Sands Haircare.
In other words, if you don’t have the time to commit to daily or frequent styling, bangs just might be a bit too high maintenance for you.