Getting bangs is a simple way to update your haircut while maintaining the length of your locks. As the added fringe has a framing effect, you can use it to highlight your best features. Below is a guide to popular options for different women.
What Type of Bangs Suit My Face Shape?
1. Round: Thick, Side-Swept Bangs
A short chin and circular jawline are the main characteristics of a round face. Short bangs cut straight across the forehead can draw attention away from the cheekbones, making this face shape appear fuller.
To create the illusion of angles, try thick long bangs swept to the side. The fringe rests along the cheekbone, which pulls the focus to your jawline and helps contour the face.
2. Square-Shaped: Long Horizontal Fringe
With a squared face shape, the width of the forehead and jawline are relatively similar. The chin may also be squared or flat.
Heavy bangs with wispy ends that rest at or just above the brow line help balance the angular lower portion of the face. You can part the bangs in the center or sweep them to the sides to soften the haircut. Alternatively, wear them blunt across the forehead for a flirty, mysterious look.
3. Oblong: Full Horizontal Fringe
With oblong faces, the head is longer than it is wide. Side-swept or straight-across bangs can make these look even longer.
For a widening effect, try longer, thick bangs that rest across the forehead at the brow line. Choppy ends add an airy effect to the chunky, horizontal haircut, drawing focus to eyes. If you sweep them to the side, they also soften the jawline.
To discuss bangs that work with your current haircut and flatter your face, reach out to the stylists at Bloom Beauty Lounge in New York City. Based in Chelsea, they will give you a complete makeover. The team also offers complimentary bang trims between haircut appointments to keep your new look fresh. Call (212) 255-9355 to schedule an appointment, see service details online, or find client photos on Instagram for more inspiration.