When cut and styled correctly, a fierce bang will have you thinking you’re the next Naomi Campbell won’t it? Especially during the Spring and Summer months when we’re all itching to change up our hair game. But before you get your catwalk on, do know that the key to achieving the perfect bang has everything to do with face shape. As mentioned in our previous blog post “Why Face Shape and Hair Matters For Your Style” it’s important to always take facial shapes into consideration in order to find the most flattering hairstyle that creates the illusion of an oval-shaped face (which is considered ideal). So this time around we break down the Do’s & Don’ts on how to create the best fringe for the most common face shapes. Face Shape and The Bang – The Do’s & Don’ts For The Most Common Face Shapes:
Do offset the circular shape of any round face with choppy textured bangs swept to the side that hits right at the eyebrow. To create a choppy texture, aim to keep the bangs a bit messy and disconnected. This creates the illusion of height, giving off the appearance of a slimmer face.
Don’t wear rounded bangs if you already have a round face, this only makes the face appear more round. Also, avoid long straight bangs, they’ll just overwhelm a round face!
With a square face shape, it’s best to find a bang that will draw attention away from strong angular structures, particularly the jaw line. Therefore to round out the face, do try long textured side bangs with layers, that sweep across your forehead.
To avoid making a square face look more square or boxy, don’t wear short blunt bangs or blunt bangs with side pieces.
If you have an oblong face shape, do fall in love with blunt bangs as they tend to make the face appear shorter and wider, rather than longer than it already is. However, be sure that the bangs aren’t too heavy by adding texture on the ends to create softness.
Don’t rock bangs that hit above the eyebrows, this only widens and heightens an oblong face. Exactly the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve! Also, be sure to stay away from any long face framing, which only elongates the oblong face more.
Similar to the oblong facial shape, if you have a heart shape face, also known as a inverted triangle, Do incorporate a blunt bang or long side-swept fringe cut right below the brows into your hairstyles to decrease the width of the forehead.
Don’t opt for wispy, thin, or separated bangs. Besides the fact that they just look horrible, they only draw unwanted attention to the width of the forehead.
Considered the most “perfect” face shape, if you fall into this category be happy to know you can pretty much adorn any fringe with no worries. So do constantly switch up your fringe with styles that compliment not only your face shape, but your facial features as well. Hopefully these Do’s & Don’ts on how to create the best fringe for the most common face shapes help you to find a bangin’ style. But if you’re still on the fence wondering if bangs are in fact right for you, remember you can always try temporary clip-in bangs first before committing to the real thing.http://blog.designessentials.com/articles/face-shape-and-hair-matters/