Bangs are making a huge comeback right now for good reason: there’s something for everyone. These face-framing styles can add depth and mystery to any hairstyle. We’re even seeing some styles of bangs that we haven’t seen in generations. What are some of the most popular bangs styles on the streets of Victoria? Let’s fill you in.
Side Swept Bangs
Side swept bangs have always been popular. This style of bangs goes with many different lengths and cuts of hair. The longer length of a side swept bang also means a more versatile styling routine. You can make them fuller or pin them into an updo easier to get them off of your face. A haircut with side swept bangs suits a rounder face shape well.
Curtain bangs are an easy way to bring more body to the front of your haircut. This style of bangs is often slightly parted in the middle and gets longer as you move to the outside of your face, giving the look of curtains being held open. Make sure you want attention drawn to your forehead and eyes as the shape of this cut will have that effect. If your hair has any natural wave to it styling curtain bangs can prove difficult. Use a medium hold sculpting paste that’ll give your hair a healthy shine and help you keep it under control without it looking greasy or crunchy.
Short bangs are the perfect look to pair with a pixie cut or similar short style. A short side-swept bang with an edgy pixie cut can add a hint of feminine strength we all loved on Tinkerbell. This style can also give you the flapper girl vibe you’ve been longing for with your new haircut.
A micro fringe can give you an edgy, sci-fi inspired look or a softer frame around your face. The effect of a micro fringe on your look is dependant on how full and blunt it is. A reliable hair salon will be able to give you the perfect micro fringe for the vibe you want to portray. Think about Leeloo from the Fifth Element or Emma Watson’s new micro fringe she’s been sporting this year. This haircut can work on any face shape and is a real personality statement.
Choppy Tousled Bangs
Choppy tousled bangs seem to be all the rage right now. This edgy look is inspired by the need to rock and roll all night. The uneven texture can give you that “woke up like this” look but with a bit more control. Use a texturizer to help you get the perfect messy look just the way you want it.
A thin fringe is perfect for a longer hairstyle with thick hair. Full bangs with a thick head of long hair can end up making you look tired and weighted down. A thin fringe with a long, full hairstyle is the perfect look for framing your face.
Lash Skimming Full Bangs
Sometimes you just have to commit. Full, long, lash-skimming bangs are next level commitment. This look can bring any new haircut to the next level. A good, long length bang can be as full or as thin as you want. The shape and thickness of a lash skimming bang will depend on your face shape and personality. A qualified hairstylist at a good hair salon will be able to help you decide on the perfect long style of bangs. This style is best suited for someone who understands that bangs need to be maintained. It won’t take long for these bangs to block your vision. Regular trims will be necessary for this haircut.
Thick and Blunt Bangs
Thick and blunt bangs can be so fun, especially with a textured bob. The popular style this fall is a tousled bob with straight blunt bangs. Pulling off this look takes a serious amount of hair and is easiest on thicker hair. If you want to try this haircut on for size but worry your hair is too thin, talk to a stylist at your local hair salon. These thick bangs will be front and centre in this haircut so make sure they look healthy by using a moisturizing serum to fight frizz and add shine.
Who said you can’t have bangs with curly hair? They must have been crazy. Having bangs with curly locks can have a romantic effect that’ll turn anyone green with envy. The trick with this haircut is keeping the frizz to a minimum by moisturizing your hair and having defined curls in your bangs.
Bonus: Faux Bangs
Want to have bangs but not all the time? The biggest trend we’re seeing right now are clip-in bangs or faux bangs. With some good quality clip-in bangs, you can have all of the fun and excitement of a new haircut with none of the long-term commitment. It’s perfect for someone who wants a change but has always had the same look.
Are you thinking about getting bangs but are unsure what style will suit you best? Perhaps you know the style you want but don’t know if it’ll work with your hair type and face shape? If bangs are something you want in your next haircut, find a reliable hair salon in Victoria BC you can trust and a hair stylist who understands bangs. Our team of highly qualified stylists love matching styles to the individual and are here to help you find the perfect style of bangs. Book your appointment online today.