Bangs are the locks of hair that fall free on your face. They hang on the forehead and give a youthful appearance to the face. But an uneven haircut or funky fringe cut is not always suitable for your face. So, a little expert advice is you need to get the right style of bangs for your face. Great bangs are crucial to look you best.

The color of the hair, texture, and length are some important things to decide before you consider getting bangs. Face shape also matters while cutting fringes. So, whether they are styled by your own scissors or professional ones, they need a great amount of commitment. It changes the way you look completely.

We’ve all heard bang horror stories. They usually end with the victim swearing off fringe forever, which is understandable. A bad bang can take a full year to grow out! But getting bangs doesn’t have to be a traumatizing experience. Done right, they can seriously upgrade your style.

Here are 5 things to keep in mind before getting bangs


They take time and effort to style each morning

This is something hairstylists want women to know first and foremost. Women should really think about how much time they actually want to spend styling their hair. Is getting bangs realistic with the prep time you’re willing to put into it? If the answer’s no, you’re probably going to end up getting frustrated quickly.

While wavy and curly hair do take more styling effort, even women with straight hair can wake up with them going all different ways. They’re not just a wake up and go kind of thing. If you’re willing to make the extra effort no matter how many times you hit snooze, go for it.

You’ll need to get them trimmed every two to three weeks

An area that many tend to overlook when beginning their bang journey is maintenance. Maintenance is a must. Most bangs will require a trim every two or three weeks. On the bright side, a lot of stylists will do them as a complimentary service.  

Whether your blunt bangs aren’t looking so blunt or your side bangs seem to have a mind of their own, daily styling and regular trims are often needed for those with bangs. Next time you chat with your stylist, see what type of hairstyles, products, and scheduling is needed for your desired fringe type.

If you’re hesitant, start with shaggier style

It’s totally OK to be unsure. Bangs come off as a huge commitment, but they don’t have to be. We recommends shaggy bangs that are shorter in the middle and float down to the edges of your eyes. These grow out easily to frame the face. So if you’re worried about the funky grow-out phase, this layered look can easily be pinned back. Bonus: This type of bang works for just about every face shape.

Be aware of your hair texture and what that means for you

If you see a style of bangs you really love, but it’s on a different hair texture than yours, think through what it would be like on your hair type. Wavy hair is great with softer, longer side bangs. Something that hits the cheekbones. And while they both love curly hair accompanied with curly bangs, you’ll need to keep your hair hydrated and healthy to pull it off.

Everyone has a little something that makes their hair and head shape different. Some of us have widow’s peaks, while others have dramatic cowlicks. These different factors determine how certain bang shapes will fall on certain people. For instance, if someone has a cowlick right at their hairline, side bangs may not want to swoop to your desired side.

Don’t be deterred—work with your stylist to decide what other shapes will work with your unique set of strands. When it comes to finding your perfect bang style keep your hair’s natural texture in mind. Not all hair textures pair perfectly with every bang style, so be sure to chat with your stylist to see what options would work best for you. For instance, those with curly hair should steer clear of razor-cut bangs as this can cause the hair to look frizzy.

If you have have curly or wavy hair, request a dry cut

Curly hair shrinks up when it dries. So if you cut bangs wet, you could be in for a shock when they dry. It’s a similar idea for wavy hair. You could cut perfectly straight fringe, but when hair dries naturally, it could be four or five different lengths. And bangs leave little room for length mistakes. Arrive at the salon with your hair completely dry and in its natural state to get the best results.