Should I cut my bangs?

  • Published on February 19, 2018

    By: Ms. Abbie Bowen : Licensed Cosmetologist, Certified in Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peels and Educator at La’ James International College Cedar Rapids.
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    Who hasn’t cut their bangs on a whim, regretted that decision and had to wait months for them to grow back? I have had to rely on scarves, hats, bobby pins and camouflage styling until my bangs grew back! If you want time to stand still, grow out your bangs.

    While bangs may not be a good choice for me, they do look really cute on lots of people. How do you know if you will like bangs before you make the big cut? Let’s talk about some things to consider.

    What is your face shape? Be aware of how the bang style can flatter your face shape. For example, long-swept side bangs look amazing on round face shapes, as they help to make an illusion of a less round face. For square face shapes, avoid blunt heavy bangs – they will only make your face look square. Instead, opt for softer side swept bangs. When looking for inspiration on celebrities or other, look at those who have a similar face shape and hair type to yours.

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    How often do you want to visit your stylist? Most bangs will require a trim every two or three weeks. Maintenance is a must. And if you are considering trimming them yourself….. please….. just don’t…..!

    Do you have cowlick? Sorry, ladies! If you have cowlicks along your hairline, you have to be really careful with bangs. They will most likely never style the way you want them to and will always separate and/or pop up.

    Do you have oily skin? Seems like a strange question when talking about bangs, but they will touch your face. Not only will the hair become oily, but if you have acne prone skin, you may experience more frequent break outs on your forehead.

    Are you ready for the COMMITMENT?

    We have already talked about grow out time, but it warrants another mention. On average, hair grows about a half-inch per month. This means the average person grows 6 inches of hair per year. 

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    By: Ms. Abbie Bowen : Licensed Cosmetologist, Certified in Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peels and Educator at La’ James International College Cedar Rapids.

    Sources: Glamour.com, Luxyhair.com & Buzzfeed.com

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