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The Best Bangs For Your Face Shape

Posted Jun 25 2013 - 2:00pm
Tagged With: beauty, hair

There’s nothing quite like hitting an ideal style note by achieving bangin’ bangs. The right kind of fringe seems to effortlessly strike the perfect balance between sweet and sexy. But as we collegiettes know, finding that ideal cut is anything but effortless. In fact, it can be straight up frustrating. However, Celebrity Stylist and salon owner Angelo David explains getting that perfect bang is all about adding dimension. “What this means,” he says, “is finding the right type of bang to balance the strong and soft features of your shape.” With a few simple guidelines and a little bit of courage, you can be well on your way to finally getting that summer statement fringe!


Your defined jaw and forehead are approximately the same width.

nicole richie bangs

Complimenting your natural beauty is easy; softening the face is key, and there’s no chicer way to do so than by going for full-out fringe like Nicole Richie’s old 'do. A blunt bang that gradually becomes longer at the sides works best for your shape because it frames the cheekbones. As Angelo David advises, “faces with prominent edge should opt for bangs that will balance the strong features,” which is exactly what Ashley Weinaug, former HC Campus Correspondent at University of South Florida, has done. Her bold, heavy bangs taper off at the edges, framing those high cheekbones and creating a feminine feel!


Your forehead is the widest part of your face, and the shape gradually becomes narrower through to your chin.

There’s a lot to love about heart-shaped faces. Think Reese Witherspoon; her hair always looks fabulous, but her bangs are what make the look! Celebrity stylist Hasblady Guzman says, “It’s cute to have a very straight across bang,” and we couldn’t agree more; heavy fringe is totally cute and on-trend, and the arched bang is an adorable variation of the traditional blunt style. Just check out Jessica Napoli from Bucknell University; her subtly arched bangs elongate the face while framing her eyes and cheekbones.


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