I Decided to Get Bangs...and Here’s How it Went

Pre-Bangs

I start writing this on Tuesday, April 13th. My hair is parted on the side, medium length with some shorter face-framing layers, but nothing super interesting about it. Wednesday, April 14th I have an appointment at 2 pm to get a haircut. However, this isn’t just a normal trim, I plan on switching things up a little.

Lately, I have felt like a little change would do me good. Whether it's the slumpy feeling most students get at the end of the semester, relationship issues, or personal emotions, a switch-up in my life is what I need to spice things up a bit. And what’s a better way to do this than with a new hairstyle? I have never feared haircuts, or been upset if it turns out different than what I expected because, at the end of the day, it always grows back. Or if it’s really that bad, that’s why we have hats and hair accessories right? 

So, I am planning on getting bangs. Bold? I know. Risky? Probably. Impulsive? Maybe. All I know is I need to add some excitement to my life, and during this pandemic my choices are limited. Besides, bangs are making a comeback, so now is the time to do it. In preparation, I bought some cute hair clips to style it up, as well as some sporty headbands to push them back when I run. 

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Post-Bangs

Here I am. The night of Wednesday, April 14th and I feel like a new person. To be honest, I was definitely nervous walking into the salon today, and the thought of canceling did cross my mind. Yet, I followed through and came out the door with a new unfamiliar sensation of hair on my forehead, and instinctively wanting to brush it to the side, but surprised when it fell right back.

The wispy, side-bangs hairstyle is definitely something I am still getting used to; however, I do not regret my decision. I not only like how the bangs look, but I like how they make me feel. Having to take a second glance in the mirror, looking forward to new hairstyles to try, and of course, the compliments on the new look are all giving me a little excitement in my previously slumpy schedule.

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So, if anyone is considering getting bangs, I say do it. Or more importantly, if anyone is feeling exhausted by their daily routine, find something to switch up. Get a new piercing, buy a nice outfit, treat yourself to a good meal, or get bangs, like me. It continues to be important, especially during this isolating pandemic, to treat ourselves, to acknowledge the difficulties we face, and to find the little things that bring us a joy.