Your Best Bangs

Every face shape has its own perfect bangs!

Having a fringe can really make or break your look, depending on your hairstyle and face shape. The wrong bangs can be unflattering and add unwanted pounds or years on, while the right bangs can do just opposite and give you a youghtful flair. Every shape shape has its own perfect fringe styles, so if you dont know yours then check out this handly list below:

Square Face

WHY THEY WORK Long, eye-grazing bangs that are tapered on the sides add a soft element to square face shapes.

WHAT TO ASK FOR Heavy bangs like this need to hit the right place, otherwise they can easily overwhelm your face. Ask your stylist to snip them just below the brows, leaving the heaviest pieces on the sides so they don’t mask your eyes. The center strands can be feathery as a little forehead peeking through is ideal.

Round Face

WHY THEY WORK The gently arching fringe complements Hudson’s soft, feminine features.

WHAT TO ASK FOR Request a graphic, curved shpae, which will flatter your bone structure and be sure the bangs are thick. Wispy version won’t have the same impact.

Heart-Shaped Face

WHY THEY WORK A heart-shaped face can be a little top heavy. Sideswept bangs have a balancing effect and draw the attention down and towards the eyes.

WHAT TO ASK FOR Layered, feathered bangs. The shortest piece should hit the arch of your eyebrows; the longest should meet outer corners of your eyes.

Oval Face

WHY THEY WORK Nearly any fringe works with an oval-shaped face, but these airy, pin-straight ones accentuate the prettiest parts of the face without feeling bulky.

WHAT TO ASK FOR Ask for bangs that hit between the brow and the eyelash and are longer on the edges. That way, you can wear them swept aside or straight with middle part.

Small Foreheadsmall forehead

WHY THEY WORK This sloping, asymmetrical fringe makes a short forehead seem stronger and more pronounced.

WHAT TO ASK FOR To elongate a small brow, ask your stylist to cut your bangs on a steep, sideswept angle that blends into cheeckbone-skimming layers. These bangs are also require a deep side part, which is flattering for many face shape.

High Forehead

WHY THEY WORK Swingy bangs like these have two-fold effect: The thickness works to conceal the forehead while gradual angle opens and widens the face.

WHAT TO ASK FOR Heavy sideswept bangs that start in the center of forehead and taper diagonally to cheek-grazing lenght. These bangs start behind your natural hairline, but thats okay because they’re so substantial, you’ll need the extra heft.

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