Why I'm Taking The Leap and Getting Bangs

Earlier this year, my best friend decided to do something crazy – as in, change her hairstyle. Neither one of us have done much of anything to our hair since middle school, aside from curling and straightening it since we were old enough to own any sort of styling tools – but that’s beside the point.

The point is, she got bangs, and can I just say, they are quite literally the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I am in love. So in love, that I think I’m going to take a leap of faith and tell my seventh-grade hairstyle that it’s finally time to call it quits. I love her, but it’s been ten years, and I think she needs some well-deserved time off.

If it sounds like I’m being spontaneous and jumping into a new style, I promise I’m not – no matter how much I love being spontaneous. In fact, this decision has been a few months in the making and also comes partially from the fact that bangs are back in style. Correct me if I’m wrong, but in the last few months, I’ve seen more people on campus, friends, and even celebrities with bangs than I have since I had them myself in elementary school.

Big bangs, thick bangs, fringy bangs; I think I’ve seen it all, and maybe it’s just because my brain is subconsciously pointing it out, but either way, I love it.

This decision also didn't come without thinking about the pros and cons of the whole bang situation. Pros currently include the fact that they look super cute (I think they take any style up a notch, even just gym shorts and a t-shirt), make you look like you did something a little extra with your hair even if you didn't, oh, and also they look super cute. Did I mention that?

Cons, on the other hand, include the upkeep. I don’t go to the hairdresser nearly as often as I should, and I think my bangs would hate me for that. I can’t imagine having to get them cut so often, and honestly, I would probably end up doing it myself after the initial cut, so I’m going to have to get some real confidence in cutting my hair between now and then. I’m definitely going to have to straighten or fix them a bit more in the mornings too because my hair generally does not like to cooperate with me. Also, I’m very prone to breakouts, so covering my forehead with hair is probably going to make for an acne playground.  

I know those cons sound like a lot, but I’ve been assured by many people that it’s totally worth it, and when I remind myself that my hair has looked the exact same since the seventh grade, I think I can take their word for it. My hair is one of my favorite features, so changing it really means a lot to me. However, I think it’s time, so I’m going to take the leap and get bangs. Wish me luck!


What hairstyles have you taken a leap with?