Nothing says "I've got my act together" better than a well-executed side bang. When it's done right, it's really right: Your face is framed to perfection and you've got that instantly pulled-together look without endless blowdrying, styling, and product futzing. Best of all? A side bang can work on a wide variety of hair types and textures.
But, despite the wonders of this polished style, it's true that not all side bangs are created equal. If left untended, side bangs can actually detract from your look — it takes some maintenance to keep 'em at that elusive, deliberate-but-not-overgrown-stage (watch out for the potential grease factor, too).