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So, You Want To Get Bangs…
At any given moment — be it the start of a new year or after a tragic breakup — a sudden twinge of urgency will start to boil in the pit of your stomach for something new. You ask yourself, "Should I get bangs?" More often than not, you'll hear a resounding "no" in your head and move on, but we're here to convince you otherwise.
"There's never a wrong time to get bangs," celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend tells Refinery29. Nothing should stop you — not the weather outside, your face shape, or even your hair type. Argue all you want about the maintenance and awkward grow-out phase, but Townsend says bangs are timeless because they're so surprisingly flattering. Regardless, it's the right move to make when you're looking to break out of a hair rut.
Still, there's no one-size-fits-all bang haircut. Just like any other hair appointment, a little bit of research is required before taking the plunge. Thankfully, we did all the heavy lifting for you and rounded up the best celebrity bang haircuts as of late to spark inspiration. Wait until January or go ahead and call your hairstylist today; either way, we promise this will be the best decision you'll make all year.
Not comfortable with commitment? Hairstylist Jen Atkin once told us that clip-ins (and wigs!) are the easiest way to try bangs while bypassing the risk of hating them tomorrow morning. Ariana Grande doesn't try the trend often, but she was a fan back when she had platinum hair.
The shorter the bang, the more maintenance you'll have to worry about. Luckily, your routine won't have to change too much — just make sure to stock up on dry shampoo. "It's all about keeping your bangs from looking greasy, oily, and flat," Townsend says. "Add the tiny step of dry shampooing your bangs before leaving the house. This is a preventive step and only takes a few seconds."
Someone like Jennifer Lopez — square-faced with a sharp jawline — looks best in thicker bangs that sort of cascade down her cheeks at an angle.
Kehlani's air-dried look proves that you don't need a blowdryer and round brush to look good in bangs.
Sam Burnett, owner and creative director of Hare & Bone, once told us that the most crucial element of curtain fringe is feathered layers. Natalia Dyer's shag seamlessly blends her fringe in with the rest of her cut to give us a taste of a classic '70s sweep (think: Stevie Nicks and Patti Smith).
Lucy Boynton chose to keep her curtain fringe as vintage as they come, with heavy, long layers that start at the outer corner of her eye.
Emma Mackey may play the part of a punky Brit in Netflix's Sex Education, but in real life she's just a relaxed brunette with stunning curtain fringe.
Luckily, if you're in the market for a new, inspired hairstyle this one doesn't require fussy styling or constant trimming, which is exactly why everyone in L.A. is requesting it right now.
Constance Wu's latest look is a prime example of bangs that are blunt, but not boxy. Ask for a length that sits just at your brows, but is slightly choppier in the center — this opens up the face even if the haircut is heavy.
Although we're used to seeing Lizzo rocking a butt-grazing ponytail, the singer recently opted for a set of wispy curly bangs while promoting her first major beauty campaign with Urban Decay.
Types Of Bangs Haircut Styles That Are Trendy For 2019